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Ep 137: Finding Your Purpose With Kate Ross

NZ Guide To Financial Freedom

Kate Ross - "An accomplished entrepreneur and innovator, I have achieved 20 years of successful leadership in the recruitment and talent management sector. I founded Kinetic in 1997, and was able to rapidly grow it into a thriving national business due to the provision of superior services to both clients and candidates. Kinetic has offices in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch, and has been recognised with several ‘excellence in recruitment’ awards. Adept at innovating to meet market opportunities, I founded Swivel Careers in 2009 (originally called Whr24U) having recognised that student candidates at Kinetic were often lacking in career direction. I founded Wise Ones in 2017 in response to the under-utilisation of the growing number of older workers; Wise Ones is now enabling their experience and talent to be matched into suitable roles. Commercial success has been facilitated by developing high-performing teams within these businesses. I lead by example and live the core values of honesty, loyalty, directness, ethical practice and hard work. I am motivated by making a difference, and driven by the belief that everyone has the talent to take their place in the workforce, and in doing so, support their personal development as well as positively impact their families and communities. Described as an inspiring leader, blending ambition, resilience and compassion, I am particularly proud to have supported numerous women in their roles and careers. Having chaired the Friends Committee of King’s School, I subsequently served as a King’s School Board Member for five years until 2016. I am interested in governance opportunities and wish to bring my skills and strategic thinking to directorships in the private sector."  Book a Free appointment with Ryan   If you're wanting your question answered on the podcast email me at ryan@oneplan.co.nz, send a voice message below or capitalise on our free online tools and advice: Get A Free Book and Subscription To Ryan's Weekly Newsletter                             Find Ryan On Social Media                             Have Your Podcast and Audiobook Edited by NZ Audio Editors. Disclosure statement available on request and free of charge

40mins

23 May 2021

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20 - The Teacher And The Dream Maker - Kate Ross

The Heart of Teaching

In episode 20 of the Heart of Teaching, Dave Ruzycki interviews Dr. Kate Ross, the Registrar and Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services at UBC. She makes young adults' dreams come true. Kate discusses what led her to this position, what her job entails, and passes on some valuable insights. https://instagram.com/theheartofteaching.ca

31mins

3 Mar 2021

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Inside the strategy of one of Canada’s fastest growing retailers (Saje CEO Kate Ross LeBlanc)

Down to Business

25 years ago Kate Ross LeBlanc and her husband started a company selling the essential oils that had helped him recover from a car accident. Now they have 84 stores in North America and revenue has grown 1,500% over the past five years. Host Emily Jackson talks to Kate about how they did it Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21mins

4 Dec 2019

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Business of Law Podcast-Kate Ross talks about effective teamwork

Business of Law Podcast

Kate Ross (Assistant General Counsel of Gaming at Microsoft Corporation) talks with Jason Barnwell (Assistant General Counsel of Legal Business, Operations, and Strategy at Microsoft Corporation) about her many experiences as a counselor (1:00), the very special artifact that is the source of her powers (4:00), why she became a lawyer (4:30), the breadth of her work at Microsoft (6:30), the Microsoft Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs Mid-Year Question (“MYQ”) process (7:30), her role as a leader on our MYQ team (12:30), the power of listening (16:00), why attorneys have a hard time collaborating and being open (22:15), the specific MYQ question we researched (23:00), what makes learning hard (24:00), creating psychological safety (28:45), how we create culture (33:00), why inclusion matters (34:00), working in virtual teams (35:30), the delight of authentic team experiences (37:45), the value of showing your work (39:15), why having an idea experimentation platform like MYQ matters (40:45), the value of disagreement (42:30), building a social contract that promotes participation (45:00), getting people to try new technologies (46:00), the intentionality that her boss brings to leading by example (47:30), and why she delights in her work (49:45). This episode expands upon the Mid Year Question alluded to in the Jon Palmer episode. Background reading from CELA’s MYQ 19 research index: Gartner-Identifying and Addressing Skill Gaps for Legal in 2020 Yale Journal of Law & Technology-Lola v. Skadden and the Automation of the Legal Profession-Michael Simon, Alvin F. Lindsay, Loly Sosa & Paige Comparato Altman Weil-Herding Cats: The Lawyer Personality Revealed-Dr. Larry Richard HBR IdeaCast-Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace-Amy Edmondson The New York Times Magazine-What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team-Charles Duhigg

52mins

26 Feb 2019

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#168 – Kate Ross

Stageworthy

Kate was born and raised in Toronto. She began her professional career, at a young age, performing in a number of movies-of-the-week. She is a graduate of both Etobicoke School of the Arts and George Brown Theatre School in Toronto. Since graduating she has exploded onto the TV scene, appearing in Covert Affairs (USA), Rookie Blue (Global), Defiance (SYFY), Lost Girl (Showcase), and has had recurring roles on such shows as, Heartland (CBC), 24 Hr. Rental (Super Channel), Reign (CW), American Gothic (CBS), and Alias Grace (CBC). For the Theatre Kate has appeared in The Big Sleep (Theatre Aquarius) and in a site specific capacity with Mary’s Wedding (P.U.C.). Recently Kate was featured in Killer High (SyFy), and short film Til Death (TLSM). Up next watch for Kate in new series October Faction (Netflix) where she was directed by the fabulous Mina Shum.Mary's WeddingA love story set against the backdrop of World War I, Mary's Wedding is an epic, unforgettable story of love, hope, and survival.When Mary and Charlie unexpectedly find one another sheltering in a barn during a thunderstorm, a tentative love is born. But the year is 1914, and they must surrender their fates to the tumultuous times of the First World War. Their love story extends from the fields of Canada's Prairies to the battlefields of France's Moreuil Wood, as the playwright weaves time, dreams and memory together to remind us that the heart is beautifully resilient. Mary’s Wedding is a moving memorial to both the Great War and great love.www.crowstheatre.comTwitter: @crowstheatre Instagram: crowstheatre Tickets to Mary's Wedding: https://tickets.crowstheatre.com/TheatreManager/1/login?event=171

45mins

29 Jan 2019

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#078: Kate Ross on Self-Doubt, Motherhood & Riding like A Girl

Sparta Chicks Radio: Mindset | Confidence | Sport | Women

An age group mountain biker and mum of 3 in her 40s, Kate was scrolling through Instagram while breastfeeding her youngest daughter in 2017 when she saw a competition by Liv Cycling (an incredible women’s cycling brand) for a spot in their Trail Squad; the prize included a new bike and entry to a mountain bike stage race somewhere around the world. Needing a goal or something for herself, she decided to enter the competition. Then one Sunday, months later she opened her email to find out she had won and that she was off to the Cape Epic — one of the hardest mountain bikes races in the world. Held in South Africa, the Cape Epic is considered the Tour de France of the mountain bike world. It’s an 8 day stage race with 100km+ days in the saddle, in the heat, dust and dirt of South Africa with around 15,000m of climbing (that’s nearly 2x the height of Everest). Kate’s first reaction was ‘I was honestly petrified. My first thought was: “there is no way I can do that”.’ Then she took a deep breath and said ‘yes’. Get the full show notes for the episode here. — Visit the Sparta Chicks Radio website here Follow Sparta Chicks Radio on Facebook: facebook.com/SpartaChicks Follow Kate on Instagram: instagram.com/roscokate/ 

1hr 3mins

14 Oct 2018

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Episode 50 - Gender Socialization & Women with Autism, with Kate Ross

Spectrumly Speaking

(30 mins) In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS welcome guest Kate Ross. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Kate studied Psychology & Social Sciences and earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University at Buffalo before relocating to Gloucestershire, England in mid-2008. She changed careers in 2013 from Social Care to Special Educational Needs, where she quickly developed an interest in autism. After being recommended Rudy Simone’s Aspergirls in July 2015, her perception and understanding of herself changed -- “everything suddenly made sense”. Kate received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition in August 2016. Since then, she has become an Ambassador for the International Aspergirl® Society, a contributing writer to Spectrum Women, and a Certified Autism Specialist through IBCCES. The three discuss Kate’s diagnosis, the challenges in dealing frankly with female-specific topics, and why diagnostic criteria need to change according to differences in gender.For more about Kate, please visit: https://iammyownexperience.com/about/For Kate’s articles on Spectrum Women: http://www.spectrumwomen.com/?s=kate+ross“Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism” is out now from Jessica Kingsley Publishers. To order or find out more information, visit: https://www.jkp.com/usa/spectrum-women-1.html or https://www.amazon.com/Spectrum-Women-Walking-Beat-Autism/dp/1785924346-----------------Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Each week, join our hosts Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS (a Life Coach, Certified Autism Specialist, and Autism advocate that is herself on the spectrum) and Katherine Cody, Psy.D. (a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in people on the autism spectrum) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community. Follow Different Brains on social media:https://twitter.com/diffbrains https://www.facebook.com/different.brains/ https://www.instagram.com/diffbrains/ http://differentbrains.org/category/spectrumlyspeaking/

29mins

24 Sep 2018

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Ep. 23 Saje Wellness Co-Founder Kate Ross Leblanc

Breaking Beauty Podcast

In honour of Earth Month, we are practically giddy to present Saje, a Canadian wellness brand that's grown to over 70 stores across North America. Given that the "wellness" category is poised to be the next trillion dollar industry, you'll hear why this little shop of essential oil-based remedies keeps growing even in the midst of a notoriously difficult retail landscape. With over 500 products already, the brand's loyal clientele demanded a non-toxic home cleaning line, and this week, they delivered. And you’ll learn why celebs like Hailey Baldwin have been seen toting Saje's Pocket Pharmacy. (They’re so cool, they even have their own podcast called Well Now). In this episode, Co-Founder Kate Ross LeBlanc takes us way back to Saje's roots, with a jokes story about how she first met her husband and fellow Co-Founder Jean Pierre LeBlanc during a little game of road racing (vroom, vroom). Listen in as LeBlanc shares the backstory on how Saje's very first product—still the best-seller today—Peppermint Halo, came to be. Plus, Carlene divulges her favourite self-care product from the range that beat out so many other all-natural competitors she's tried to date! Finally, find out Kate's thoughts on the "Skincare's Backlash Against Essential Oils" debate of late, including, how Saje manages to live up to its tagline "Nothing to Hide." Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Audio production: Olivia Nashmi Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya Subscribe to us: Apple Podcasts: goo.gl/oKyjFx Spotify: https://goo.gl/bpQBZM Stitcher: goo.gl/5d8oFX Google Play: goo.gl/cDpMwT Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Or Better yet, leave us a review in Apple Podcasts. www.Instagram.com/breakingbeautypodcast www.Twitter.com/BreakingBtyPod Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1401081996684767/ Check our blog for all products mentioned in the episode:https://www.breakingbeauty.ca/blog/2018/4/4/ep-23-saje-natural-wellness-co-founder-kate-ross-leblanc

38mins

4 Apr 2018

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Kate Ross Leblanc, and Katie Drechsel from Saje Wellness

Pat Perdue's Customer Experience Podcast

Fair warning:  You’re going to want to quit your job and go work at Saje Wellness once you listen to this episode.Great InterviewI was thrilled to be able to speak to two powerhouses in retail and digital customer experience.  Kate Ross LeBlanc is the co-founder and CEO of Saje Natural Wellness, and Katie Drechsel is VP of Marketing at Saje.  Both are deeply passionate about delivering outrageous customer service.  Connecting that to the online experience creates a truly seamless and absolutely enlightened overall customer experience.  It’s worth visiting a Saje store just to experience the enthusiasm of the team as they show you how your life can be better through the healing power of natural oils.  Visiting them online (Instragram, Twitter, or their stunning website), is to witness that passion translated into a digital experience.What’s Unique about this EpisodeAs you’ll discover, both Kate and Katie find it nearly impossible to speak about the customer experience before the conversation soon shifts to the employee experience.  At Saje, separating one from the other is like separating the roots of a plant from the stem, and thinking the plant will still survive.  For the stem of Customer Experience to be strong, the roots of Employee Experience need to be healthy.  This episode is worth a listen just for their passion alone.More in this Episode* How the careful use of language can create a unique company culture* How recruiting for what “lights you up,” beats recruiting for skill set every time* How genuinely listening to customers ensures a transformative digital customer experience* How a genuinely enlightened employee experience translates into an enlightened customer experience* Much moreMore About Kate Ross LeBlanc, co-founder and CEO, Saje Natural WellnessKate leads the Saje Natural Wellness executive team to inspire global wellness. She is a passionate speaker about retail, company culture, leadership and holistic happiness. She pioneered Saje‘s product line and is the champion of Saje’s Positively Outrageous Customer Service. In 2016, Kate was winner of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Retail and Hospitality, alongside her husband and Co-founder Jean-Pierre LeBlanc. She was also awarded the Momentum Award by Women of Influence RBC Entrepreneur of the Year, an award that celebrates entrepreneurs who have demonstrated success in team development and empowerment.Katie DrechselWith a career spanning over 13 years, Katie Drechsel is nothing less than a brilliant digital marketer and community builder.  Katie combines her instincts and knowledge of social engagement with a true passion for listening to the customer.  The result is an engaging digital customer experience that is a true reflection of the ongoing dialog between Saje’s beloved customers, and what is a very distinctive brand.About Saje WellnessFrom their Media Kit (it was so awesome I wanted to share it with you)  WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE SAJEIt means living and breathing our values every day: wellness, celebration, awesomeness and growth. We want to support you in becoming the healthiest version of yourself so you can spend your time connecting to the people and experiences that you love. Sounds pretty good, right? We believe when you live with these values in mind, you introduce your best self to the world and big things happen. OUR VISIONGlobal wellness OUR MISSIONConnecting people with the healing power of plants OUR APPROACHLiving, sharing and inspiring wholistic wellness daily HOW WE LIVE OUR VALUES/ wellness /We live our wellness goals and aim to inspire others to do t...

37mins

3 Jul 2017

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Kate Ross Leblanc, and Katie Drechsel from Saje Wellness

Pat Perdue's Customer Experience Podcast

SHOW NOTES Fair warning:  You’re going to want to quit your job and go work at Saje Wellness once you listen to this episode. Loved This Interview! I was thrilled to be able to speak to two powerhouses in retail and digital customer experience.  Kate Ross LeBlanc is the co-founder and CEO of Saje Natural Wellness, and Katie Drechsel is VP of Marketing at Saje.  Both are deeply passionate about delivering outrageous customer service.  Connecting that to the online experience creates a truly seamless and absolutely enlightened overall customer experience.  It’s worth visiting a Saje store just to experience the enthusiasm of the team as they show you how your life can be better through the healing power of natural oils.  Visiting them online (Instragram, Twitter, or their stunning website), is to witness that passion translated into a digital experience. What’s Unique about this Episode As you’ll discover, both Kate and Katie find it nearly impossible to speak about the customer experience before the conversation soon shifts to the employee experience.  At Saje, separating one from the other is like separating the roots of a plant from the stem, and thinking the plant will still survive.  For the stem of Customer Experience to be strong, the roots of Employee Experience need to be healthy.  This episode is worth a listen just for their passion alone. More in this Episode How the careful use of language can create a unique company culture How recruiting for what “lights you up,” beats recruiting for skill set every time How genuinely listening to customers ensures a transformative digital customer experience How a genuinely enlightened employee experience translates into an enlightened customer experience Much more More About Kate Ross LeBlanc, co-founder and CEO, Saje Natural Wellness Kate leads the Saje Natural Wellness executive team to inspire global wellness. She is a passionate speaker about retail, company culture, leadership and holistic happiness. She pioneered Saje’s product line and is the champion of Saje’s Positively Outrageous Customer Service. In 2016, Kate was winner of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Retail and Hospitality, alongside her husband and Co-founder Jean-Pierre LeBlanc. She was also awarded the Momentum Award by Women of Influence RBC Entrepreneur of the Year, an award that celebrates entrepreneurs who have demonstrated success in team development and empowerment. Katie Drechsel With a career spanning over 13 years, Katie Drechsel is nothing less than a brilliant digital marketer and community builder.  Katie combines her instincts and knowledge of social engagement with a true passion for listening to the customer.  The result is an engaging digital customer experience that is a true reflection of the ongoing dialog between Saje’s beloved customers, and what is a very distinctive brand. About Saje Wellness From their Media Kit (it was so awesome I wanted to share it with you)   WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE SAJE It means living and breathing our values every day: wellness, celebration, awesomeness and growth. We want to support you in becoming the healthiest version of yourself so you can spend your time connecting to the people and experiences that you love. Sounds pretty good, right? We believe when you live with these values in mind, you introduce your best self to the world and big things happen. OUR VISION Global wellness OUR MISSION Connecting people with the healing power of plants OUR APPROACH Living, sharing and inspiring wholistic wellness daily HOW WE LIVE OUR VALUES / wellness /We live our wellness goals and aim to inspire others to do the same. Our lifestyle choices support wellness. / celebration /We use every occasion to celebrate each other, our work, our customers and everyone we meet. Through the act of celebration we attract amazing things into our midst and have maximum fun! / awesomeness /We make awesome choices and are living harm- oniously. We are part of an awesome team that reaches towards greatness every day. / growth /We’re committed to developing ourselves, personally and professionally. We take full responsibility for our results and use challenges as opportunities for growth. We have a willingness to learn, improve and adapt. Special Thank You Thanks to the Social Media team at Saje for catching my tweet and connecting us!   And a huge thank you to Michelle Gordon, for all your help in making this episode possible! Contact Information: Kate Ross LeBlanc You can connect with Kate via the Saje Wellness Twitter handle @SajeWellness. Katie Drechsel Twitter:@kat_drex Saje Wellness Website:www.saje.com Twitter:@sajewellnessUse hashtag #spreadwellness Instagram:Instagram.com/SajeWellnessUse hashtag #spreadwellness Connect with me! Tweet me @Patperdue, or @CustExpPodcast 

37mins

3 Jul 2017

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