August 2020
Confident in the long view
Dave Veale CEO of Vision Coaching

I feel fortunate to live in a place where restrictions around the pandemic are easing, where life and business are returning to some semblance of normalcy. Stores are open, people are returning to offices or heading off on vacation and most businesses are ramping back up.
I am well aware there are many places, people and organizations who still struggle, and I feel for them. Naturally, we all want more regions to experience what is happening here in New Brunswick, Canada, but that doesn’t diminish the personal and professional challenges people are facing.
This is acutely so for the leaders and business owners I speak with, who are concerned about what comes next.
Webinar series tackling HR challenges
This fall, we will be offering a series of free webinars designed to help leaders and organizations deal with many of the challenges they are facing today. Hosted by Dave Veale, they will feature conversations with experts in leadership and human resources issues.
Helping people find resilience
Long-time executive turned leadership coach Dora Nicinski believes that a key to prospering during times of uncertainty, such as we are now experiencing with the COVID-19 crisis, is resilience in leadership. As she puts it, being resilient means you bounce instead of shattering when times get tough.

“I listen to people as they communicate what their challenges are, and I help them find their resilience, come to terms with change and come up with ways that are specific to them,” she says. READ MORE
Changing lives, and futures, for youth
It heartens me to share with you the continued success of the Million Dollar Pledge, a network of 14 businesses in the Saint John region each committed to donating $10,000 a year for 10 years to fund socially minded community projects.

Vision Coaching is immensely proud to be one of the founding businesses behind the Million Dollar Pledge. I had the privilege recently of meeting virtually with representatives from the other committed businesses to hear how giving back to our community is improving lives.

While there was encouraging news, it is clear to me that the need to help is still there. READ MORE
Digging out from a rut and into happiness
Dr. Bill Howatt, one of Canada's leading experts on mental health, has written a new book that presents a proven five-part model to move you past the rut in your life and toward happiness. Stop Hiding and Start Living: How to Say F-it to Fear and Develop Mental Fitness chronicles his life journey from being labelled a failure in elementary school to a highly determined and successful professional. He shares his story and his fears over the impact of COVID-19 on mental health on The Boiling Point.
Harvard Business Review
The Harvard Business Review features Five Tips for Communicating with Employees During a Crisis based on a 12-question assessment the authors conducted with organizations during the pandemic. They reveal the factors that drive a positive reaction.
Forbes has Why A Crisis Should Change How You Lead, with an important suggestion for all leaders today that will allow them to transcend well-meaning but empty reassurances to become a highly effective leader.
International consultant Sean T. Ryan, featured in our May newsletter and profiled on Leadership Unleashed, publishes highlights from his latest book Get in Gear: The Seven Gears that Drive Strategy to Results in a commentary in CEO World.

Great insights on developing a winning corporate strategy.