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#76 Bring The MAGIC Of Your Whole Self To Work!


On this episode of The WAM Podcast, host, Barbara Trautlein, interviews Linda Mott, who has held a variety of roles in the male-dominated utility industry, including BC Hydro’s Employee Engagement Manager for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.  Linda advises us to bring our whole selves to work and is the perfect role model for how to do so— which for her, includes her skills as an amateur magician! 

She shares actionable insights like finding an employer that believes in diversity and supports you as a whole person, networking to identify companies and jobs that work for you, negotiating what you deserve, and discovering creative ways to build relationships.  For an incredible conversation with a woman who is unique and true to herself, don’t miss this episode!

“Time and time again, I find that women undervalue themselves and undersell themselves.” —Linda Mott


Barbara Trautlein

Barbara A. Trautlein, Ph.D. is the author of the best-selling book, Change Intelligence: Use The Power of CQ To Lead Change That Sticks, principal and founder of Change Catalysts, and originator of the CQ System for Developing Change Intelligent Leaders and Organizations. For over 25 years, Barbara has coached executives, trained leaders at all levels, certified change agents, and facilitated mission-critical change management initiatives– achieving bottom-line business and powerful leadership results for clients.

In 2015, she had the honor of being awarded Change Management Consultant of the Year by the Association of Change Management Professionals Midwest Chapter.  She is gifted at sharing strategies and tactics that are accessible, actionable, and immediately applicable.  Her blend of research and real-world expertise makes her an in-demand speaker at conferences across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.  Barbara has a unique ability to connect with her audiences, from C-level executives in Fortune 50 organizations to front line employees, and across industries, from steel mills to sales teams, refineries to retail outlets, and healthcare to high tech.  Clients served include ArcelorMittal, BP, Cisco, Exelon, Ford, the NYPD, Steel Dynamics, and ThyssenKrupp.  Barbara holds a doctorate in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan.

For more information about Barbara and Change Catalysts, visit changecatalysts.com and follow her on Twitter @btraulein and connect on LinkedIn.


Linda Mott

Linda Mott has worked for BC Hydro for 20 years in a number of roles including Employee Engagement Manager for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Engineer in Training Manager, Manager and Professional In Development Manager, Project Manager for the Safety Taskforce, and Human Resources Business Partner. She is currently the Senior Change Advisor.

Linda’s down-to-earth style and her rich blend of project, organizational, and change management skills enable her to work with employees at all levels within the organization. She finds great fulfillment in engaging the right people to develop and implement solutions that remove barriers and prepare and lead employees through sustaining change.

She is an active volunteer in her community and has coached both soccer and ringette, been on the executive for a water polo club, directed a number of drama teams, and done significant fundraising for the Children’s Hospital and Gracepoint Community Church (which has offered a free meal to approximately 200 needy people every Sunday night for the past 20 years).   

She graduated from SFU with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communications (1995 – 1997), obtained a diploma in Business Management from BCIT (1985-1987), and a Safety Certificate in 2016.  She has a certificate in theology (1984- 1985) from Capernwray and completed a number of courses towards her MBA.

Connect with Linda Mott on LinkedIn.

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