Authentic Leadership Through Recognition (Part II) with Sarah McVanel

Authentic Leadership Through Recognition with Roxanne Derhodge and Sarah McVanel Part 2

Recognition Quote: “You can lead for outcome, you can lead for impact and then you can lead for purpose. To me, those are the 3 levels of leadership.” Sarah McVanel

Sarah has been an integral part of both my business and my book. She’s one of my business coaches as well as the facilitator for her writing group where I did most of the writing for my my soon-to-be-released book, ROR, Return on Relationships, Amplify Your Authentic Leadership to Build More Resilient Teams. Sarah is Canada’s Recognition Expert and as my book launch is fast approaching, I wanted to reintroduce you to Sarah and the conversation we had about how recognition helps to create a more authentic leader and provides a better connection to their team.

I had such a wonderful and information-filled chat with Sarah McVanel last week that we decided to turn it into a 2-part series.  In case you missed last week, here’s the link to Part I

It’s not mandatory that you listen to it first, but I recommend that you do.  There’s so much amazing content, it would be a shame for you to miss out on any of it.

Creating a work environment where people feel appreciated and can connect with their leadership is of the utmost importance at this time.  When so many people have been fighting through the pressures of the pandemic and working through really tough circumstances, we must make sure they know their efforts are valued and recognized. On this episode of Authentic Living with Roxanne we welcome back Canada’s Recognition Expert, Sarah McVanel to share her thoughts about how you can ensure your team is getting what they need to feel the gratitude that they so richly deserve.

Sarah is a Certified Senior Organizational Development Professional (CSODP), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL). She is one of 1500 Certified Professional Speakers (CSP) worldwide and Past-President of the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS). She has a BA in Psychology, MSc in Family Relations, and Diplomas in Human Resources and Healthcare Administration.  She helps individuals leverage the exponential power of recognition to retain top talent, fuel healthy teams and sustain healthy bottom lines. She speaks nationally on the topic, leads workshops, coaches leaders, and conducts organizational recognition program reviews.

Listen to the podcast here: Authentic Leadership Through Recognition (Part II) with Sarah McVanel

Authentic Touch Points:

  • A look behind the curtain.  1:00
  • Undercover Boss shouldn’t just be a TV show.  7:00
  • Creating a culture of caring.  10:30
  • Coming from a place of service.  15:00
  • Leading to leave a legacy.  20:00
  • Using recognition to design a more meaningful purpose.  24:30

Sarah has 20 years of experience including at a senior leadership level and now owns boutique firm Greatness Magnified. She is an author of peer-reviewed journals, articles, five books, “Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness: Solution Focused Strategies for Satisfied Staff, High Performing Teams and Healthy Bottom Lines” (2015), “The FROG Effect: Tools and Strategies to Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness” (2016), #GreatnessBizHacks: 100+ Tips to Grow a Profitable, Service-Based Biz you Love, FLIP Side of Failing: How to Recognize and Leverage Greatness in Work and Life (2019) and ROCKSTAR: Magnifying Your Greatness in Times of Change (2020).

As we move toward reopening workspaces and gathering again, I encourage leaders to reach out for guidance about presenting their authentic self to develop an improved workplace for everyone with less conflict as I offer executive coaching.   Click here to contact me at your convenience or click here to Chat with Roxanne!

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