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Podcast - Episode 7- Part 2 "All Voices Will Be Heard" with Workplace Bullying Expert Linda Crockett

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October is National bullying prevention month & this week, October 18-24 is Freedom From Workplace Bullies week in the US & Workplace Bullying Awareness Week in Canada.

(Listen to Part 1 of this Episode Here)

In Part 2 with my guest Linda Crockett, we discuss the following topics:

  • What are common mistakes that contact professionals (unions, HR, investigators, mediators – anyone who is a First Responder for the target ) make when addressing these cases?
  • What are common mistakes Human Resources or others make when assessing or investigating these cases?
  • What about Board Governance and the role of the Board of Directors in handling workplace abuse? Who holds the Board of Directors accountable? (I invited Linda to return as a guest to dig deeper into this topic – be sure to Subscribe to my podcast so you don’t miss that one!)
  • Are doctors, therapists, or insurance companies making mistakes on managing these issues too? (ie: Can you be forced to take medication by the insurance carrier as part of your treatment plan?)
  • Now that more people are talking about workplace bullying, are you seeing things improve or are you seeing more mistakes being made?
  • What helps people restore, repair, or recover and move on with their lives? (Linda shares so, so many great ideas to help us heal; self-care, getting away, unplugging, seeking help with our doctor or a therapist and medication. She also gives tips about how to stop ruminating about our experience and stop that loop from running over and over - if you've been through this you know exactly what she's talking about. I loved her quote on this"Some of that stinkin' thinkin' makes YOU sick!"
  • As an anti-bullying specialist, do you still get bullied?
  • What has been the most difficult part of this journey you have been on?
  • What has been the most rewarding?
  • What is next for you? 

We wrap up the episode with Linda sharing what she feels is the most important quality of a gentlewoman to emulate today - and I after spending this time with her I can tell you she excels at this quality.

ABOUT MY GUEST Linda Crockett

Linda Crockett is a certified trauma therapist and social worker with 32 years of experience in her profession. After experiencing workplace bullying and receiving a diagnosis of PTSD as a result, she discovered there were no resources available to people suffering from this workplace abuse. Linda then completed her master’s degree specializing in this area and became a longstanding member of the International Association of Workplace Bullying and Harassment. She is also a proud alumnus of the Workplace Bullying Institute in the USA.

In 2010 she pioneered the first full service, workplace bullying resource centre in Canada. Linda offers services from consults to assessments, training for leaders and staff, advocacy, and coaching. On the private practise side of her business, Linda provides specialized treatment for those who are harmed, and a specialize rehab program for those doing the harming. Her philosophy is that we must provide education and treatment for all parties, or we will never fully resolve this abuse. Linda has lobbied for changes in policies, legislation, and with this now obtained in Alberta Canada, she is now working on establishing standards for investigations relating to workplace psychological harassment or psychological violence.

FIND MY GUEST HERE

Website: abrc.ca
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abrc/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/workerssafety
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BullyingAlberta
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workplace_bullying_expertise/

HER UPCOMING WEBINAR: https://abrc.ca/workplace-bullying-training-for-contact-professionals/

ABOUT THE HOST Michelle Horlbogen
Two days after reporting ethical concerns to her employer, Michelle was fired. Six months later she launched her website and podcast as a platform for whistleblowers and targets of workplace bullying and retaliation.
As a writer, podcast host and speaker, Michelle helps people who have been targets of workplace bullies find their voice by leading with transparency about her own experience, making herself accessible to them as a mentor, writing and sharing empowering material and content about workplace abuse and board accountability, as well as speaking publicly on the topic.
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Podcast - Episode 8 Recovery From Workplace Bullying with Janice Gilligan White of The Empowered Employee

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month and October 18-24, 2020 is Freedom From Workplace Bullies week in the US. Please help us get the word out by sharing this episode with your network.  

I introduce this episode by telling my experience of how I “met” Janice (so far we’ve only met virtually, but I can’t wait to actually be in her presence in real time!) and how her beautiful writing on her blog touched my heart and helped me on my way to healing from my workplace trauma. 

Janice shares how she lost her 16-year career in the aviation industry to workplace abuse and the toll it took on both her physical and mental health which led her to, wisely, seek help. Throughout the process, she began to feel a sense of social responsibility to help and educate others on workplace bullying. She began blogging as part of her treatment and therapy and named her blog “The Empowered Employee.” Janice talks about how, deep down, she has the heart of an employee – she loved working for an organization that had good values and the sense of family she felt. But after her workplace abuse experience, she realized that, as that loyal employee, she was at a great disadvantage and found herself very disempowered to handle the situation she encountered. By giving back, she experiences a three-fold reward: helping others, self-empowerment and healing.  

Janice shares the most recent statistics on workplace bullying and the toll it takes on target’s health on every level. 80% of workplace bullying is not illegal in the U.S. and even targets who fall under a so-called “protected class” can have a difficult time proving workplace discrimination.

We talk about the toll workplace abuse takes on the families of the targets and how even well-meaning friends and family do not understand the difficult journey we are on. How losing your job or career because of workplace abuse is like multiple deaths happening all at once, as well as the crushing hit to our belief systems, our belief in ourselves, the way we saw the world, our sense of safety, our sense of trust, the way we once operated in the world vs. how to navigate it going forward. Just as with a literal death and grieving, everyone’s process is different, and we don’t want to compare ourselves to others who seem further along on their journey to recovery. 

We talk about the incredible resources that are out there to help you on your road to recovery: Connecting with other targets who are brave survivors and become our tribe – through LinkedIn networking, websites, webinars, support groups and so much more! Janice talks about her work with The Workplace Bullying Institute, Dignity Together, Re-Define, The National Workplace Bullying Coalition and her new YouTube Talk Show with co-host Robin Barnette called “Two Targets Talk”. 

We talk about the importance of sharing our stories and being advocates, not just for ourselves to heal, but for our children to have safer workplaces and laws that protect them from the painful abuse we have been through. To be fore-warned is to be fore-armed! Janice also makes the very valid point that it’s more of a liability for organizations to NOT address culture than it is for them to be proactive and set systems, processes and training in place to protect their employees and reputation.

We wrap up the episode with Janice sharing what she feels is the most important quality of a gentlewoman to emulate today – you are going to love the one she chose! (Hint: It’s the only one you can’t fake or train for!)

ABOUT MY GUEST Janice Gilligan White

Janice is the founder of the Empowered Employee, a blog site for targets of workplace abuse that aims to spread awareness, supply the resources available to stay healthy and safe in the workplace, and also to give hope to those suffering from this abuse. 
Janice is affiliated with the Workplace Bullying Institute and End Workplace Abuse Now. She is the co-founder of Re-Define, a premier group that hosts summits, workshops, and retreats for targets of workplace abuse. Janice serves as the Director of Fundraising for the National Workplace Bullying Coalition and leads a Dignity Together peer support group. In addition, she co-hosts Two Targets Talk, a weekly chat aimed at breaking the shame and silence surrounding workplace abuse. 

FIND MY GUEST HERE

Website: www.theempoweredemployee.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janice-gilligan-white-b7719a155/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theempoweredemployee/

Twitter: @JaniceGilliganW https://twitter.com/JaniceGIlliganW

Instagram: @JaniceGilliganWhite https://www.instagram.com/theempoweredemployee/

Re-Define – www.Redefineourselves.com - Right now we are running a Healing Speaker Series

Two Targets Talk - You can watch our episodes on YouTube, and Facebook https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXuX4DqQCG8k8eTzzqwC62A/featured

To join legislative efforts or become a member of the National Workplace Bullying Coalition, you can visit www.workplacebullyingcoalition.org


ABOUT THE HOST Michelle Horlbogen
Two days after reporting ethical concerns to her employer, Michelle was fired. Six months later she launched her website and podcast as a platform for whistleblowers and targets of workplace bullying and retaliation.
As a writer, podcast host and speaker, Michelle helps people who have been targets of workplace bullies find their voice by leading with transparency about her own experience, making herself accessible to them as a mentor, writing and sharing empowering material and content about workplace abuse and board accountability, as well as speaking publicly on the topic.
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Podcast - Episode 7 Part 1 - "All Voices Will Be Heard" with Workplace Bullying Expert Linda Crockett

 

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October is National bullying prevention month & this week, October 18-24 is Freedom From Workplace Bullies week in the US & Workplace Bullying Awareness Week in Canada.

So in Part 1 of this Episode with Linda Crockett, I begin by sharing my personal workplace abuse experience in the nonprofit sector and how the Board of Directors failed miserably in its fiduciary responsibilities. I also share a fantastic experience I had recently on a virtual call with David Neal of The Eighth Mile Consulting in Brisbane, Australia.

Linda starts out by sharing her personal journey as a Social Worker who was, unbeknownst to her, bullied for over twenty years in multiple sectors including healthcare, nonprofit & government. She explains that it felt like she had a dark cloud hanging over her, that every time she spoke up in defense of someone or something that wasn’t right, her work life became more and more difficult until she finally moved on, only to have the same thing happen over and over again. How is that possible, you ask, for someone with 20 years of experience identifying abuse and helping others to cope with it, to not be able to see that she herself was a victim? Linda explains that painful revelation and how, in time, it sparked a fire in her soul to provide the help she couldn’t find, at a time she sorely needed it, for others. She goes on to share the work she and others did to effect change in their province of Alberta, Canada to protect victims of workplace bullying. 

Linda chose, after careful deliberation, to launch her company on her own, rather than as a non-profit entity. She literally put her life savings on the line for a cause she felt needed a platform, despite severe financial cost to herself and her family. 

Her slogan is “All Voices Will Be Heard”

Linda also defines what IS and what IS NOT considered workplace bullying and how to identify it. She also shares tips on what people should do if they suspect, or are confused, concerned, or fearful about reporting abuse. She answers the questions: 

What do targets experience? 

What do bystanders experience? 

She also shares a story about a perpetrator that she treated successfully – YES, there IS hope for some bullies!

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ABOUT MY GUEST Linda Crockett

Linda Crockett is a certified trauma therapist and social worker with 32 years of experience in her profession. After experiencing workplace bullying and receiving a diagnosis of PTSD as a result, she discovered there were no resources available to people suffering from this workplace abuse. Linda then completed her master’s degree specializing in this area and became a longstanding member of the International Association of Workplace Bullying and Harassment. She is also a proud alumnus of the Workplace Bullying Institute in the USA.

In 2010 she pioneered the first full service, workplace bullying resource centre in Canada. Linda offers services from consults to assessments, training for leaders and staff, advocacy, and coaching. On the private practise side of her business, Linda provides specialized treatment for those who are harmed, and a specialize rehab program for those doing the harming. Her philosophy is that we must provide education and treatment for all parties, or we will never fully resolve this abuse. Linda has lobbied for changes in policies, legislation, and with this now obtained in Alberta Canada, she is now working on establishing standards for investigations relating to workplace psychological harassment or psychological violence.

FIND MY GUEST HERE

Website: abrc.ca

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abrc/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/workerssafety

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BullyingAlberta

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workplace_bullying_expertise/

ABOUT THE HOST Michelle Horlbogen
Two days after reporting ethical concerns to her employer, Michelle was fired. Six months later she launched her website and podcast as a platform for whistleblowers and targets of workplace bullying and retaliation.
As a writer, podcast host and speaker, Michelle helps people who have been targets of workplace bullies find their voice by leading with transparency about her own experience, making herself accessible to them as a mentor, writing and sharing empowering material and content about workplace abuse and board accountability, as well as speaking publicly on the topic.
For partnership, collaboration, and general inquiries, please use the Contact button.

VISIT MY WEBSITE The Gentlewoman Boss

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