Change Maker Moments with Gillian McShane

In this episode, with the help of Gillian McShane, we learn that it’s okay to tell your team that you don’t have all the answers, the importance of having trusted people in your life, and why you should adopt a growth mindset.

3 Insights From Gillian McShane

1) When a Leader Changes, the World Changes

Good leadership has a trickle-down effect. When a leader is growing and changing, the whole team is growing and changing. When a leader is stagnant, everything grinds to a halt and there can be discomfort. Gillian believes that when this happens, it has the ability to change entire organizations and can shift the fabrics of our communities and the world. 

2) Reach Out

Though not everyone can reach out to a Life Coach, it is important to have people in your life that you can bounce ideas off of and just get external input from. Gillian says that many people have reached out to her because people are feeling the stress and burnout of the COVID pandemic and need help dealing with stress. Gillian likens it to a high-performance athlete, in the sense that working through your personal issues allows you to be the best version of yourself that you can be which in turn strengthens those around you. 

3) Know Yourself

When Ellen asks how best to find a Life Coach or mentor to guide you, Gillian responds that the person who connected them really knew both of their personalities and knew that Gillian would be a great coach for Ellen. When trying to find a mentor for yourself, it is important to know your personality and know what kind of person would suit you best. You want to be challenged, but also need to feel understood and that comes from knowing what you need. 

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About Gillian

Gillian McShane

Gillian is a Certified Life Coach and Leadership Coach. Gillian has over 25 years of experience in Corporate and Not for Profit organizations building staff and volunteer teams. Gillian’s desire for wellness in the workplace developed out of her education at the University of Toronto where she found her training in Physical Health and Education was most beneficial in the workplace. Gillian is a Certified Workplace Psychological Health and Safety Advisor and uses her skills as a strategic thinker to help workplaces move forward in corporate wellness. She operates out of her motto to “Equip, Encourage and Empower” her clients to reach their goals and potential. Gillian makes sure she stays balanced by getting out into the outdoors whether it’s motorcycling, hiking, or kayaking. She has been married for over 30 years and has 2 – 20 somethings