Vulnerability is a Superpower

Speed of Presence Podcast Episode Two

Hi, I'm Trace Hobson, and after 25 years of working in the corporate world and trying to hide my anxiety, my unresolved trauma, and the mental health problems that me and my family were going through, I've become convinced of three things:

  1. The first is that I'm not alone, and I never was even though I felt that way because of stigma and ignorance.
  2. The second is that vulnerability is a superpower when I take the time to be present and share honestly and openly with people at home and work.
  3. And the third is that we can turn the mental health crisis around in our world by learning how to create safe spaces in our workplaces and families so that people feel important, valued, included, and psychologically healthy and safe.

The intention of this podcast is simple: We're here to help our workplaces and our families heal from anxiety, unresolved trauma, and the mental health crisis that's going on in our country and around the world by using Psychological Health and Safety Coaching.

This podcast will use 13 psychosocial factors from the Canadian standard for psychological health and safety, transformational presence coaching principles, and systems work to practically learn how to work and live in a new way.

We believe that when organizations put their people's mental health and well-being first through support, training, and intervention, we will see lives, families, and communities transformed.

Welcome to Episode Two!

Today we talk about psychosocial factor two: Psychological and Social Support— this factor exists in organizations that have the wisdom and insight to identify when people are struggling and then do something about it.

You know this podcast intends to talk about and experience a psychologically safe and healthy space. So we decided to share the intimacy that we have developed over the last two years in our family calls and see how the 13 factors adopted for workplaces could be applied in our family.

In today's episode, we talk about masculinity and what being a "Real Man" is. We talk about how vulnerability is a superpower, and we talk about what happens in people's lives when they don't feel like they have support at work for their mental health.

Welcome, we hope that you enjoy the show!