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Compassionate Accountability Podcast

Sep 2, 2019

Dr. Nathan Regier welcomes Laura Cole to this episode, she is the founder of Your Latitude a Canadian Solution-Focused coaching and mediation practice, specializing in organizational culture development and change management. Her clients include a wide range of industries. Laura is an experienced public speaker and founder of the Intentional Human speaking series where she shares stories of transformation as organizations become intentional about their cultures and leadership.


Laura’s wisdom and perspective is very practical (even a little bit radical), and during this episode she will reveal some of her secret weapons.


Key Takeaways:

[3:31] Laura talks about her background and how she found her latitude.

[5:16] How did Laura come up with “Your Latitude” to name her company?

[6:40] A unique approach for each organization.

[7:12] A discovery that changed Laura’s perspective: clients love to be involved in the design of the process.

[9:30] Laura’s secret weapon: Using horses to help humans.

[11:39] How horses interact and impact humans by reflecting their emotions.

[14:31] Dr. Regier talks about his experience participating in EAP.

[17:03] We need to think people are capable for them to manifest capability.

[18:41] Emphasizing hope.

[20:45] What is a “Solution-Focused” work?

[22:45] Root cause analysis can lead you farther away from the solution.

[24:08] Seeking long term solutions.

[27:15] Philosophy changes along Laura’s career in her approach to conflict.

[29:44] Honoring conflict.

[31:27] Compassion requires boundaries.

[36:55] About the methodology.

[40:10] Lightning round.

[45:52] Key learnings from this episode.


Mentioned in this episode:

The Compassion Mindset

“Conflict Without Casualties: A Field Guide for Leading with Compassionate Accountability”, Nate Regier

Your Latitude

Laura Cole on Linkedin 

Laura Cole on Instagram