Ali Girard

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Sound Bites from “Speak Up”

Last night I attended IABC/BC’s volunteer appreciation event, “Speak Up: Important Conversations”, where eight speakers recalled the conversations that defined their careers. I love these types of events because when they’re done well, like this one was, it can feel like a mini-mentoring session. So many great thoughts were shared that I have taken back to my personal and professional life. Below are three that I would like to share with you. Read More

4 ways to avoid change manager burnout
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4 ways to avoid change manager burnout

There are a lot of articles about “change saturation” in organizations – where staff are overwhelmed with the number of changes and the organization ceases to be effective. There’s another word for this: burnout.

A lot of people feel burnt out through change, and change managers are acutely aware of this. However, in a few recent conversations I’ve noticed that there is one individual they tend to ignore: themselves. Read More

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How to Ask the Right Questions

Recently, I have been mulling over an idea: effective change management is less about providing solutions and more about asking the right questions. Read More