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WIS Morning Show: The role of leadership in change

By Tamara Parris
Published: April 15, 2021
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We dive into a great discussion about leadership and how it is key to change! If the leaders of an organization don’t recognize and value the diversity and difference, the safety of women at work will not improve. It’s time to embrace our differences, sensitively.


Join us for another WIS discussion with our guest Sonia Funk from the Whole Avocado. We dive into a great discussion about leadership and how it is key to change! If the leaders of an organization don’t recognize and value the diversity and difference, the safety of women at work will not improve. It’s time to embrace our differences, sensitively. Joined again by Donna Cleaton, Sylvia Marusyk, Louise Hosking, Louisa A. (Nolte) Nara and Lorenzo Visentin.


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Our Hosts:

Donna Cleaton Group EHS Manager at Arriva Group

Lorenzo Visentin Group Head of Environment, Health, Safety & Security at Arriva Group

Sylvia Marusyk Founder of MindBody Works

Louise Hosking Owner of Hosking Associates

Louisa A. (Nolte) Nara at AIChE

This series of five podcasts will raise the awareness of diversity at work and how this impacts the safety of women in the workplace by focusing on:


Our Guest:

Sonia Funk, RNT, the Whole Avocado, Employee Wellness Analyst and Strategist

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Sonia Funk is an employee wellness analyst & strategist, corporate speaker and nutritional therapist with international experience in the wellness industry: New York, Ottawa, London, The Middle East and Winnipeg. Her super powers include outrageous common sense, keen observation and a willingness to ask hard questions - which allow for easier answers. Sonia is known as a bit of a ‘paradigm flipper’ and has been nicknamed 'master of the obvious’ on several occasions. She is in the media regularly, largely due to her unique collaborative healthcare events and she has a sweet partnership with the local Winkler-Morden Co-op, promoting local growers, producers and community wellness initiatives. In her former life Sonia was an award winning singer/songwriter and recording artist.

Sonia is an insightful and funny professional and her work is heart centred. She is one of those consultants that is truly willing to jump into the muck of it all and help people, and companies, sort it out.

Contact: [email protected]

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonia-funk-28267220

Website: https://www.thewholeavocado.com

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Written by Tamara Parris | CD

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Tamara Parris is the Director of Community Development at Safeopedia, and owner of EHS Professionals Group on LinkedIn. Her passion is working with other EHS Professionals to collaborate in thought leadership, networking and connecting our industry peers to resources that will increase profitability and safety practices within their workplaces. Tamara has been in the Health and Safety field for over 20 years, her industry experiences include the Construction sector, CCTV and Security, and Commercial Retail industries.

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