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ImpactBank's the Kickass Koach is hosted by Roxanne "Rox" Bartel. Rox is a leadership coach and mentor who supports leaders as they move into a new role and want to navigate the early stages of the opportunity effectively. Rox is also part of a consortium of professionals who support organizations wanting to surface opportunities for innovation and growth.

Dec 31, 2015

Leadership is more than a position--it is about our choices and the example we set for others.  Leadership has nothing to do with the promotion you earned, it is about the approach you take to assuming the duties and it is about the choices you make along the way.

At ImpactBank we are in the business of partnering with...


Dec 29, 2015

A personal reflection on how my leadership values are influenced by my family experience as refugees to Canada.

While I am a grandchild of refugees from the 20's, the recent Syrian Refugee Crisis inspired my curiosity about my own Canadian roots.

Leadership isn't a role or position, it is a responsibility--it is...


Dec 18, 2015

Whether it's the findings of the Truth & Reconciliation Report, the 7th Inning of the ALDS, or our response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis our response starts with our brain's need for fairness.

Just beneath the surface we are all scanning situations for fairness.  When we find it, we experience a significant level of...


Dec 11, 2015

Our brain computes, as a safety precaution, at the most primitive level—the amygdala—whether someone is friend or foe AND it rests on whether someone is part of our “IN” Group or not.  It's what creates nationalism or team pride AND why we like to wear our team or country colours.  It's also what makes...


Dec 4, 2015

The dance of leadership requires discernment skills and a willingness to trust others. You need to hire the right people and then trust them to bring their best work.

Unfortunately as a newly promoted leader you will often struggle to feel confident enough in yourself to set expectations and trust your employees. AND...