Talent Management Truths

Navigating Your Own Crisis or Grief While Supporting Others with Leanne Schultz

December 13, 2023 Lisa Mitchell / Leanne Schultz Episode 107
Talent Management Truths
Navigating Your Own Crisis or Grief While Supporting Others with Leanne Schultz
Show Notes

“HR is the cone of silence…you take the weight of a lot of people’s emotions.”

“When you are in a space in your own life, when things are piling up, as an HR professional who is perceived to have all the answers, where can  you go?”
-Leanne Schultz

Have you had to deal with grief or personal crisis  while still working and while people are still looking to you for support with their own tough situations?   Today’s guest and I discuss how she is navigating her mom’s terminal illness while still supporting the employees depending on her.  

My guest is Leanne Schultz. Leanne Schultz, CPHR, has worked in Human Resources for over 10 years in the K-12 education industry. She is currently the Director of Human Resources at West Point Grey Academy, an independent school located in Vancouver BC.

An avid believer in connection and sharing perspectives, Leanne spends a great deal of her time listening and asking questions. Gaining an understanding of the culture helps her to shape the systems and strategies in schools that allow education staff to be their best to help kids do their best.

Leanne and her family split their time between Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

In this episode of Talent Management Truths, you’ll discover:

  • Thoughts around how to take care of yourself so that you can support others
  • The power of sharing what is really going on in your life - at work
  • How important it is to skip the “suck it up buttercup” mentality and learn how to actively grieve


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