Two Speakers Share the 90 minutes on Leaders Need to Be Whole

Moderator: Marg Hachey, GYB Managing Director, ON & Eastern Canada

Wholeness: The Key to Effective Leadership”

Leadership is a complex and demanding role that requires a lot from those who take it on. In order to be successful, leaders need to be whole. Being whole means being fully integrated, authentic, and balanced in all aspects of your life. It means having a strong sense of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and the ability to connect with others on a deep level. In this presentation, we will explore what it means to be a whole leader, why it’s important, and how you can become one. We will also discuss the risks of not being whole and the benefits that come with embracing this approach to leadership. There is lot required from a leader nowadays. The leader of the future needs to be a coach, decision maker, visionary, be a role model, meet the goals of the organization and many more. When you can integrate all aspects of your life into your leadership style, you are better equipped to handle the challenges that come your way.

Take aways that can be implemented immediately.

  • In the era of AI, emotional intelligence is the ingredients for future leaders, embracing the new challenge and maintaining the humanity.
  • Showing humanity is not easy, if you don’t know how to be whole yourself. Remember it all starts with you.
  • Being aware of your blind spots, your strengths.
  • Integrate your values, your style and being yourself to connect in a deeper level with your team as AI can’t do this.

Speaker: Hulya Kurt, CEO, InnKick


“Chasing Rainbows in the Sunset Career: Finding Wholeness (and Pots of Gold)” 

In this session, we will explore the significance of wellness in becoming a whole leader and in choosing a meaningful rainbow to chase. The message is based on Susan’s personal experience of managing her own business while striving to maintain a work-life balance. From environmental lawyer disenchanted with public law life to building a school in Siem Reap, Cambodia, to Origen Air founder and CEO, Susan shares the strategies she has implemented to take care of herself and build her company. She shares the importance of prioritizing mind and body health, and the power of giving yourself space from your day-to-day work. Susan share’s how navigating one passion (her company) led her to discover and nurture other passions (women empowerment).

Take Aways: The presentation will reinforce the importance of taking care of your mind and body in order to be the best version of yourself and the best leader of your team coupled with the importance of women empowering women to reach equality and the real pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Speaker:  Susan Blanchet, CEO & Founder, Origen Air Systems Ltd.