Entries by Jessica Delaney

Meet Brittany Mason, our newest team member

by Brittany Mason, Specialist: Engagement and Communications Alright, so, I have to be honest. Most of the time, when I am speaking to a stranger (or even, truth be told, to my family and friends) and I tell them I work in “stakeholder engagement”, I get a lot of blank stares. People have a general […]

The ONE Thing

by Jessica Delaney, Principal, Engagement + Communications I recently was listening to a podcast with guest Jay Papasan who co-wrote a book with Gary Keller, entitled The One Thing. On the podcast, Jay shares a few key insights from the book whose central premise is a focussed question: what is the one thing you could […]

Engaging Those Who Get It

by Jessica Delaney, Principal, Engagement + Communications  I recently heard a new term that caught my attention: neurodiversity. The term is not new and was coined in 1988 by Judy Singer. The National Symposium on Neurodiversity at Syracuse University states that neurodiversity is a concept that recognizes and respects human variation which include labels such […]

Choice and Influence

by Jessica Delaney, Principal, Engagement + Communications So, in our house, the paint debate continues. My six year old is making the case for “first snowfall”, while my three year wants “all colours everywhere”. My husband is making the case for “patriotic white”, while I am loving “sea foam”. We all see ourselves as stakeholders […]

The Power of Smell

by Jessica Delaney, Principal, Engagement + Communications Recently, in training and workshops I have been facilitating, I have used essential oil roll-ons. I’ve made my own custom blends and have passed them around at different times for people to enjoy if they wish. Some of my favourite blends include: Focus Blend:                     Ylang ylang, chamomile, […]