The Caring Support Podcast

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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.

Thursday Jul 13, 2023

Today is an exciting day on the Caring Support Podcast because we have healthcare leader, midwife, scholar-practitioner, entrepreneur, consultant, expert witness, researcher and educator and Ms. Canada 2023 Finalist, Sandra Mutilva with us!
Join us as we talk to Sandra about her amazing career and what led her to where she is.
Season 2, Episode 23
About Sandra Mutilva:
Sandra is a healthcare leader, midwife, scholar-practitioner, entrepreneur, consultant, expert witness, researcher and educator. She advocates for women in leadership and is a trusted advisor in tackling the obstacles that diverse women must develop in executive leadership positions globally, the barriers to entrepreneurship in complex environments, and technology and innovation in health care.
When Sandra is not helping develop an enterprise, consulting or being a scholar, she practices martial arts, circuit training, yoga and running. She is an amateur astronomer and sommelier.

Tuesday Jun 27, 2023

In this edition, we have the privilege of chatting with the incredible Emily Zufelt, the strong and spirited individual behind the powerful project "What's Your Twenty." We delve into a topic that affects millions worldwide but often goes unnoticed: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Season 2, Episode 22
Emily Zufelt, creator and host of the global mental health podcast, "What's Your Twenty?" is a passionate advocate who has dedicated her career to making a difference in the lives of others. Her journey began with a role at a rape crisis centre in the Public Education sector, where she discovered the power of spoken words to educate and inspire authentic change. During her time at the centre, Emily gained valuable insights into the impact of trauma on individuals and communities, and developed a deep commitment to promoting healing and resilience.
Building on this experience, Emily went on to join a police service, where she served as both a uniformed member and a civilian 911 emergency police dispatcher for over twenty years. Her voice became a familiar presence over the radio, as she worked tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of the public and the officers in her care.
Today, with the podcast and as a Certified Trauma & Resiliency Life Coach, Emily has shifted her focus to mental health advocacy, drawing on her extensive knowledge of trauma and its effects to raise awareness about PTSI/PTSD and the importance of post-traumatic growth. Through her work, she seeks to empower individuals who have experienced trauma, and to promote a greater understanding of the challenges they face.
Emily's voice remains a powerful force for change with her passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to making a difference as she continues to use her platform to educate, inspire, and promote healing in all those she encounters. 

Thursday Jun 15, 2023

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a chiropractor, healing and restoring balance to the human body? Join us as we go through a day in the life of a chiropractor, uncovering the fascinating moments, challenges, and triumphs they encounter in their noble pursuit of well-being. From the crackling adjustments to the compassionate patient interactions, get ready to gain an insider's perspective on this vital profession that aims to unlock the body's innate healing potential.
Season 2, Episode 21

Wednesday Jun 07, 2023

We had the privilege of sitting down with the esteemed Miri Hadas Koller, an industry expert who understands the ins and outs of creating a harmonious and fulfilling environment for retirees. Whether you're an aspiring retirement residence manager, a dedicated team member, or simply curious about the dynamics of these thriving communities, this conversation with Miri Hadas Koller promises to be a captivating journey. So, let's delve into the world of retirement residence management and explore how teamwork makes the dream work.
Season 2, Episode 20
About Miri Hadas Koller
Miri has devoted half of her over 30 years career to the seniors housing sector. She currently leads ClearPath Senior Living, a management and consulting company which supports owners and developers of retirement residences.
Prior to that, as the President of Greenwood Retirement Communities, she helped build the company to a portfolio of 8 homes and a team of close to 500 employees.  
Miri has a passion for people and a strong faith in their good intentions and enjoys helping people achieve their goals. She loves discussing leadership and teamwork, and ways to do those right. 
Miri has been living in Toronto with her family since immigrating to Canada in 2005.

Tuesday May 30, 2023

Today is a really special day. It’s the first National Reflexology Day here in Canada. National Reflexology Day was started by the Reflexology Association of Canada to raise awareness around the benefits and accessibility of Reflexology in Canada. This special day will be held every year on the last Tuesday of May. We are extremely lucky to be joined by four members of the Reflexology Association of Canada to talk about this amazing career and effective, non-invasive, holistic, natural therapy in Canada. Joining us today are Laura Marrast (Director of Operations, Reflexology Association of Canada), Nicole Greaves (RCRT, Owner of Healthcare Solutions), Lise Musso (RAC Student Member) and Ines Hardtke (Professional Development Manager, Reflexology Association of Canada).
Season 2, Episode 19

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