Ep36:

Ep36: The Truth about Automation with Adam Harrison

August 25, 2021

Ep36: The Truth about Automation with Adam Harrison

Imagine you could save an extra 30 seconds, 5 minutes, or even 30 minutes in your day. Today on Uplift, Graeme talks the truth about automation, efficiency and productivity with Novas own Adam Harrison. Removing the tedious so you can flow in whatever you might be doing is what Adam is all about. Time is our most precious thing, and in todays episode, Adam shares how U can respect your time by removing the monotonous.

Topics Covered in this episode:

Nova News and Updates - 00:44

Lights Along The Grand - 01:57

Automation and Productivity in the Workplace - 10:00

Learning through Mistakes - 17:03

The Gift of Time - 27:00

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Ep35:

Ep35: Assumptions in the Workplace

August 18, 2021

Have you ever assumed something about a team member and found out you were wrong? Today on Uplift, Chief Operations Officer Gloria Field and Broker Experience Director Rhonda Reist join Host Graeme to talk about assumptions in the workplace. We have an open discussion about why we make the assumptions we do and where they come from. 

Topics Covered in this episode:

Nova News and Updates - 00:35

Assumptions in the workplace - 05:16

Where do most assumptions come from? - 10:45

Assumptions with Broker Partners - 11:34

Ego and Assumptions - 18:57

Is there merit to your assumption? - 27:51

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Ep34:

Ep34: Permission Slips in the Workplace

August 11, 2021

How does your organization have courageous conversations? Today on Uplift, hosts Graeme Reed and Jodi Prouse share one of Nova cultures secrets. Having an authentic or impactful discussion with your team members can often be tricky or come with anxiety. This week on Uplift, we are talking about permission slips in the workplace and how we embrace them.

Topics Covered in this episode:

Nova News and Updates - 00:25

Permission Slips in the workplace - 06:27

How to introduce Permission Slips - 12:57

Mindfulness and Permission Slips - 21:37

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Ep33:

Ep33: Insurance can be creative - Shane Drever

July 28, 2021

How do you brand an insurance company? Today on Uplift, we are joined by Nova Digital Media Specialist Shane Drever to discover how to get the most out of your brand. A common misconception is that branding is just a logo, business card or letterhead. Shane explains how to be successful with your marketing and advertising; you have to let your brand exist beyond your stationery - you have to live it.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

-Seneca

Check out Shanes art: https://www.shanedrever.com/

Follow Shanes artistic journey: @drevartist on Instagram

Topics Covered in this episode:

Shanes creative backstory - 01:29

U are creative - 07:36

Creative Conversation - 09:55

Going beyond the logo - 16:10

Creative Exercises - 21:00

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Ep32:

Ep32: The Folk - Uplifting the community through hand-printed threads

July 21, 2021

Who is behind Norfolk Countys most talked-about brand? Today on Uplift, we are joined by the co-founders of The Folk Ashley Verrall, Drew Walmsley and Eric Pond. Learn how an events manager, photographer and designer work together to help support local businesses through hand-printed threads. Every purchase of Folk Merch enters you into a draw for a $25 gift card supporting another Norfolk business. 

Grab some new swag: thefolk.ca

Follow The Folk on Instagram: instagram.com/thefolk.ca

Do you have an old bus just lying around? Let us know - we are interested!

Topics Covered in this episode:

The Backstory - 02:16

Where did The Folk come from - 05:35

Community Giveback - 13:00

Future Plans - 19:42

Creative Folk - 23:15

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Ep31:

Ep31: Embracing Change with Rhonda Reist

July 15, 2021

How do U handle a significant change in your life? Today Broker Experience Director Rhonda Reist joins us to talk about Embracing change. 

Many people are creatures of habit and find change uncomfortable or even anxiety-producing. However, the reality is that change is constant and cannot be avoided. As Heraclitus said, change is the only constant in life. Whether its change at work, in a relationship, in your body or with what is happening in the world, the better you can embrace change, the healthier and more fulfilled you will be.

This episode is just a sneak peek of Rhondas Upcoming Webinar, Embracing change, happening July 21st at 10 am. Register here: https://bit.ly/2UsIIBn

Topics Covered in this episode:

Victim Mentality - 03:41

working on a positive mindset - 07:18

The Loss Curve - 13:03

Self Care - 18:29

Positive Affirmations - 26:29

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Ep30:

Ep30: Bridging the gap to accessibility and inclusion with Anthony Frisina

July 7, 2021

How can U make your business more accessible and inclusive? Today on Uplift, we are helping bring awareness to accessibility and inclusion in the community and workplace with author, tv host and advocate Anthony Frisina. Sharing his first-hand experiences, Anthony educates how we should proactively look at accessibility and inclusion.

Anthony lives with a person-first mentality - he is a person with a disability, and his disability does not take away from the person he is. With a passion for accessibility advocacy, Anthony is now on his third season of Above and Beyond on Cable 14. This program aims to help alleviate stigma and stereotypes, bridging the gap to an inclusive community. He is also the accessibility advisor for the 2030 Commonwealth games in Hamilton and surrounding areas.

Learn more about Anthony or purchase his book Above and Beyond at AnthonyFrisina.ca

Topics covered in this episode:

  • A Person first mentality - 01:00
  • Community and Inclusion - 06:30
  • The Forward Movement - 10:00
  • Anthonys Mantra - 12:36
  • Above & Beyond on Cable 14 - 20:00

How can an icon create a healthy conversation for an accessible and inclusive community? Learn more about the Forward Movement - TheForwardMovement.ca

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

-Walt Disney

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Ep29:

Ep29: Let me tell U about a podcast

June 23, 2021

Ive heard all about this Uplift thing; what is it? Today on Uplift we are pumping the breaks, slowing down to speed up and taking a look back at what weve been laying down these past few months on the podcast.

What is Uplift? This your insurance provider, your workplace; spotlighting you in an out-of-the-box way - the only way Nova can. We help share thoughts, feelings and uplifting stories from our members, brokers, partners and team.

In this extraordinary episode, you will hear from Nova CVO Gary Anderson, Nova CIO Phil Moura, Broker Partner Mark Guilbeault and policyholder Tegan Fitch.

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Ep28:

Ep28: The Secret to Remote First with Phil Moura

June 16, 2021

What is the secret to remote first working? What are some of the biggest challenges when it comes to working from home? Today on Uplift, Phil Moura demystifies working from home and the secret to remote working at Nova Mutual. 

Phil Moura is Nova Mutuals Chief Information Officer and, in this episode, shares his perspective on the future of the digital office space. Stick around till the end of the episode, and you might learn a little secret about Phil!

Are you looking to be part of the Nova Mutual Family? Click on the Find a Broker button on our website. NovaMutual.com

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Ep27:

Ep27: Maximize Opportunity with Loss Prevention Specialist Kevin Sullivan

June 9, 2021

How do you create a good opportunity? Today on Uplift, Kevin Sullivan shares how a thirst for education, an openness to experiences and the trust to follow your passions can lead to incredible opportunities.

Kevin Sullivan is one of Novas Loss Prevention Specialists and plays a very integral role on the team. A 3-time college graduate, Kevin shares his unique background of skills in electrical and insurance. In this episode, you learn how he works with the team and our members to prevent loss, maximizing opportunity.

...it aint how hard you hit; its about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward.

-Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone)

Are you looking to be part of the Nova Mutual Family? Click on the Find a Broker button on our website. NovaMutual.com

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