The Discovery Pod

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Latest Episodes

The Cultch With Heather Redfern
November 15, 2021

The Cultch is an arts community center showcasing artists and their work in a historic church building. In this episode, Douglas Nelson presents Heather Redfern, the Executive Director at The Cultch. The Cultch is a presenting organization that doesn

Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon With Richard Pass
November 08, 2021

The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families who have a child being treated at the BC Children’s Hospital. This house has created a culture of care and support for one another that even long-time families welcome the new famil

University Hospital Foundation With Dr. Jodi Abbott
November 01, 2021

Working between two large entities - academia and the healthcare system - is a complex role to play. In this episode, Douglas Nelson’s guest is Dr. Jodi Abbott, the President and CEO of the University Hospital Foundation. Dr. Jodi talks about how being in

Banff Centre For Arts & Creativity With Janice Price
October 18, 2021

The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is home to some of Canada’s finest in the realm of arts and culture. With nearly a hundred years of excellence in the arts, The Banff Centre is prepared to continue inspiring people towards creativity. In this

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation With Stephanie Beck
October 12, 2021

How can you have a good recruitment and retention program at your hospital? You need to provide your physicians and surgeons with the most modern and technologically advanced tools. Douglas Nelson introduces Stephanie Beck, the Executive Director of Peace

YMCA of Greater Vancouver With Stephen Butz
October 04, 2021

Having a leadership mindset could be developed overtime. You just have to be committed to recognizing opportunities, solving problems and delivering value to the company as a whole. The CEO of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver and the CEO of Canada

Family Services Of The North Shore With Julia Staub-French
September 27, 2021

Julia Staub-French is the Executive Director of Family Services of the North Shore, a nonprofit, community-based agency that has been providing support for families for over 60 years. Learn how Julia runs her business, especially during the pand

Praxis Spinal Cord Institute With Bill Barrable
September 20, 2021

Your brand should represent your capability of being a leader. That means you have to undergo advanced research and provide innovative solutions to people. In this episode, Douglas Nelson sits down for a conversation with the CEO of Praxis Spinal Cord Ins

United Way Of Greater Toronto With Daniele Zanotti
September 13, 2021

The challenges of the COVID pandemic has changed how social organizations operate. In this episode, we learn how the United Way of Greater Toronto has risen to the challenge to provide social services to their community. Douglas Nelson speaks wi

Seven Strategies For Board Engagement With Margaret McNeil
June 23, 2021

Leadership guidance is a fundamental key to effective board engagement. Douglas Nelson talks with Margaret McNeil about creating alignment in an organization. Clearly, during the pandemic, there were uncontrollable impacts on the management for board enga