The Caring Support Podcast

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Thursday Dec 07, 2023

In this new Caring Support Podcast episode, we discussed with our guest, Harriet Ekperigin how Green Shield Health supports their patients through life and mental health services.

Thursday Nov 16, 2023

Welcome to the Caring Support Podcast, where we delve deep into healthcare, uncovering stories of unsung heroes tirelessly nurturing our health. Join me, your host Cali, as we explore the extraordinary journey of Dr. Madhumati Singh, a healthcare administrator at Youthdale Treatment Centre. Dr. Singh shares her transformation from a dental surgeon to navigating healthcare administration, revealing challenges, insights, and the pivotal shift into the mental health domain. Discover her inspiring journey through the lens of cultural adaptation, data security challenges, and profound impact in transforming young lives. Tune in for valuable career insights and inspiring anecdotes, celebrating the holistic healthcare ecosystem. Subscribe and join us in honoring the incredible efforts shaping our world's healthcare landscape.

Thursday Nov 02, 2023

Discover how Assisted Living Improves an Elderly's Quality of Life in our Caring Support Podcast. With over 6 million Canadian seniors aged 65 and above, the demand for long-term care facilities is on the rise. Join our special guest, Carline Cadet Francois, an assisted living facility owner who transitioned from law enforcement to providing compassionate, independent living services.
Key Highlights:
Getting to know Carline Cadet Francois, an inspiring self-made individual.
Explore the advantages of assisted living facilities over senior living alternatives.
Gain insights into selecting the best staff for exceptional assisted living services.
Learn valuable strategies for staff retention within these facilities.
Receive tips for choosing the perfect assisted living facility for your loved ones.
Understand how assisted living facilities ease the transition from home care to community living.
Join us on this journey to enhance the lives of our senior citizens through caring and expert support. Don't miss out on the insights and wisdom shared by Carline and our hosts, helping you make informed decisions about your loved ones' well-being. 🏡💖 #AssistedLiving #SeniorCare #QualityofLife #CaringSupport #PodcastInsights

Thursday Oct 19, 2023

This week on our podcast, we're featuring Birgit Umaigba. She's a registered nurse, educator, public speaker, and health equity activist. Birgit is a dedicated advocate for healthcare workers and health equity. Her focus includes improving working conditions, advocating for fair wages, and addressing health disparities, especially among marginalized groups. Birgit's passion extends to mentoring students and nurses, motivating them to create a positive impact. She's working towards future goals that involve supporting internationally educated nurses in Canada and conducting research with global reach. Birgit's advice to nursing students is to stay connected and engage with grassroots organizations to shape the future of nursing. Her work reflects a strong commitment to driving positive change in healthcare and promoting health equity.Visit her website at
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Thursday Oct 05, 2023

Did you know that having a personal brand can help you get ahead at work? Here’s what you need to know about it. #personalbrandingatwork #brandingforpersonalities #PersonalBrandingAtWork #BrandingYourself #PBWatWork Ari is an award-winning branding coach, specialized in business development for professionals and entrepreneurs with a lot to say about their areas of expertise. Author of Personal Branding at Work, Ari partners with clients in diverse fields to strengthen their brands, teaching themhow to communicate better and connect with people who matter so they can achieve more professional success. When he’s not coaching or writing, Ari enjoys creating digital art and graphics. He loves outdoor photography and hiking near his home in New York’s Hudson Valley and when traveling to meet clients anywhere in the world.From Personal Branding at Work: About the Author, Ari M. WeinsteinDuring a 24-year career with a prominent firm in the financial services industry, Ari rose in the ranks from graphic designer to vice president. As a manager, he hired, trained, and developed talented people who went on to work in leadership and executive roles. Throughout his corporate career, Ari honed his branding expertise as he took on new management responsibilities in different areas of the company, including technology, finance, and operations. Ari launched several new operational functions and led award-winning teams of specialists. Starting up new functions in a large company required clear branding and messaging, including titles, role descriptions, mission statements, and infographics. By communicating their mission clearly, Ari’s teams helped customers understand how they could be of service, and how their roles fit into the rest of the organization.Continuing this practice of thoughtful reinvention as he pivoted to self-employment in 2017, Ari rebranded himself and his business. That year, he was awarded an inaugural volunteer award by Footsteps Inc., a non-profit whose members Ari works with as a career mentor. His volunteer work was further acknowledged with a recognition award from the City of New Yorkin the same year.Looking for ways to incorporate coaching and mentoring into his branding practice, Ari became a certified coach in 2019, accredited by the Association for Coaching. Ari now partners with his clients to help them achieve professional growth by strengthening their personal branding. Hiscustomers express their branding on résumés, in job interviews, and on social media. Ari shares his insights about branding on LinkedIn and has posted a series of helpful videos about professional growth on YouTube.When not coaching, Ari writes articles about design and illustration, with a focus on the tools he uses daily for brand development. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, photography, birding, and hiking.

Thursday Sep 21, 2023

Embark on a healthcare journey with us on the Caring Support Podcast! Join our host Kaylee and special guest Erika, a recent RPN grad turned TikTok influencer, as we explore the world of nursing and share inspiring stories. From unexpected career paths to the power of mentorship, we've got it all covered. Tune in and let's dive into the heart of healthcare together! ❤️🏥
#CaringSupportPodcast #NursingJourney #InspirationAyrika's Journey into Nursing:-Ayrika shares her initial career aspirations in the arts.-Her decision was to explore healthcare, specifically nursing.-How she ended up in nursing, including personality tests guiding her toward healthcare.First Experiences in Nursing:-Ayrika's initial fears and misconceptions about nursing.-Her first experience with a compassionate nurse and how it influenced her decision.-Volunteering in the emergency department and changing her academic courses.Nursing School Journey:-Ayrika's struggles with nursing school, particularly in subjects like pharmacology.-Her decision to attend Western University for music but ultimately return to nursing.-The importance of persistence and finding one's passion in nursing.Transitioning into the Nursing Profession:-Ayrika's experiences after graduating and obtaining her nursing license.-Advice for new nursing graduates.-The importance of obtaining a temporary nursing license and gaining practical experience.Mentorship in Nursing:-The significance of mentorship in the nursing profession.-The role of mentors in guiding new nurses and providing support.-Pursuing Specializations and Areas of Interest:-Strategies for identifying and pursuing areas of specialization in nursing.-The importance of self-reflection and exploration.-Encouragement to not settle for a nursing job that doesn't align with one's passions.Nurses as Advocates:-The role of nurses in advocating for patients and positive changes within the healthcare system.-The importance of advocating for proper staffing and fair compensation.-Resources and platforms for nurses to engage in advocacy.

Wednesday Sep 06, 2023

Topic Ideas:
Tell us about yourself.
Why did you decide to go into a career as a Psychologist, Coach and Consultant?
What inspired you to write your book: How to be Resilient in Your Career: Facing Up to Barriers at Work?
What red flags should people watch for during the interview process?
What is imposter syndrome and how can imposter syndrome affect the job search process, interview process and even an employee's day to day at work?
How can one overcome imposter syndrome?
Can you explain what micro-kindness is and how you believe that can help to improve workplaces?
How can people tell when it's time for them to move on from their current job?
What is the most important piece of advice you want to give employees when it comes to facing their barriers at work?
Is there anything else you want to talk to us about today?
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Thursday Aug 24, 2023

Are you considering becoming a nurse? Maybe you are already in nursing school, and you're feeling overwhelmed. You'll want to listen to this week's interview with the amazing Mackenzie Ostrowski!
Season 2, Episode 26 
About Mackenzie Ostrowski
MacKenzie Ostrowski is a recent graduate form Ontario Tech University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with a dual minor in Forensic Psychology and Entrepreneurship. She has had multiple clinical experiences during her education through emergency medicine, surgery, mental health, complex continuing care, online simulations, and aided in a software launch for charting system Epic.
Prior to obtaining her degrees she volunteered at her local hospital for over 5 years which provided her with the Ontario Volunteer Service Youth Award issued by the province of Ontario, and multiple scholarships. During her education MacKenzie demonstrated leadership through her involvement in her university’s nursing club as co-president and was a board member for the Undergraduate Nursing Program Committee as a student advocate.
 As a newly Registered Nurse, MacKenzie has already completed her Advanced Cardiovascular Life support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certificates and is currently working towards her Coronary Care 1 Certificate to work in the emergency department. MacKenzie is a first-generation post- secondary graduate, who is strongly motivated and passionate about continuing education, individual empowerment, travelling, and caring for others.

Thursday Aug 10, 2023

This week on the Caring Support Podcast, we talk with Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist Natasha Halliday. Come with us as we learn about being a social worker, the mental health symptoms you should watch for in yourself, and how you can help your loved ones or coworkers who may be experiencing mental health difficulties.
Season 2, Episode 25
About Natasha: 
With over 20 years experience working in mental health across of variety of sectors, Natasha works from a variety of therapeutic modalities to best address her clients’ needs. Natasha is dedicated to helping people uncover the resilience they already have, and foster resilience in their lives.

Thursday Jul 27, 2023

In this podcast, Monique candidly shares her experiences and insights, offering a glimpse into her fascinating career trajectory. Join us as we embark on this enlightening discussion with Monique Harding—an exceptional nurse whose career evolution from Mental Health RN to Nurse Educator serves as a testament to the endless possibilities within the nursing profession. Stay tuned for an enriching and insightful conversation that will leave you inspired and motivated.
Season 2 Episode 24
Monique Harding Bio:
Monique Harding is a mental health educator with 17 years of nursing experience. Originally from Toronto, ON, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at York University and Master of Nursing degree at Western University. Monique has worked extensively in the mental health field and started her career working in a psychiatric emergency service of a busy, downtown emergency department. Leading up to her role as a nurse educator, Monique has also worked on Mobile Crisis Intervention Teams in partnership with the Toronto Police Service, as well as the College of Physicians and Surgeons as a clinical investigator. Currently, her nurse educator role includes overseeing the education and onboarding of new nursing graduates and internal transfers into the mental health program of a tertiary care hospital.

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