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As the workplace becomes digitised and staff more distributed, it’s getting harder to develop and support teams – this series relates perspectives, tricks and tips for people who bring teams together.

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Michael Goldman from Facilitation First at StartWell

Why facilitation is important for collaboration sessions

For over 30 years Michael Goldman's professional facilitation training and services company has worked to enable more effective + efficient collaboration.
Jordyn Benattar at StartWell

Jordyn Benattar on the power of clear communication

For the 17th episode of StartWell's Gathering Podcast we sit down with Toronto based public speaking and communications expert Jordyn Benattar.
Martin Hauck at StartWell

This HR professional built a 2,000 person community to help soundboard ideas

Currently the Head of Talent at Caseware, Martin has had a decade-plus career in HR, which started when he was recruited to become a recruiter.
Lorena Perry from the Judge Group at StartWell

A recruiter’s tips on how immigrants can redevelop careers in Canada

Lorena Perry is a career executive in recruiting who leads Judge's efforts in Canada placing candidates in technology roles.
Stephen Shedletzky, aka 'Shed' at StartWell

Why leaders should encourage ‘Speak Up Culture’ – with Stephen Shedletzky aka Shed

Hear about how Shed's career brought him to working with Simon Sinek some of the impetus behind writing his forthcoming book.
Sam Cross from Unity Technologies at StartWell

Why companies should encourage inclusive culture

Sam Cross didn't realise how ADHD affected her until 2020 when it started affecting her work in the absence of daily workplace routines.
Emma Hunt from Bloom at StartWell

Emma Hunt on recruiting, DEI initiatives and more

Emma Hunt is a senior talent advisor with Bloom - a workplace design consultancy based in Toronto but with a globally dispersed team.
Jay Goldman from Sensei Labs at StartWell

How this enterprise software company doubled down on an office for their distributed team

Meet Jay Goldman the CEO of Toronto based Sensei Labs whose company makes orchestration software for enterprise transformations.
Swish Goswami at StartWell

Founding a company to let data benefit people w/Swish Goswami [Video]

Swish shares his vision for Surf, how his team has grown to 40+, why he values a distributed team and enables remote work and much more!
Dave Cairns at StartWell

The office of yesterday is dead w/Dave Cairns [Video]

Formerly Toronto based, Dave moved to Prince Edward Island for a better quality of life during the pandemic and has worked remotely since.
Reza from Wave Apps at StartWell

Reza Rahimi on how team culture can survive a pandemic [Video]

Hear how Wave, a Canadian software company providing money management solutions for SMBs, kept culture alive in 2020-2021
Max Chen from Sonder in the StartWell Podcast Studio

Max Chen on global identity and distributed teams in hospitality [Video]

With hospitality training and experience managing data in the sector, Max brings unique talent to Sonder as its Manager of eComm Performance.