Remote Coaching for Leaders

April 14th, 2020

Rick Heyland and his guests David Webster and Chris Sheepshanks (from the Centre for Teams) invite all leaders to increase the quality and quantity of coaching during the current pandemic. They discuss coaching ideas, topics and opportunities that any leader can apply to the current crisis and beyond.  The Leadership coaching recommendations include; Be Calm, Be Mindful and Be Intentional to name a few.

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One small step can change your life

April 10th, 2020

Rick Heyland and his guest Dr. Robert Maurer discuss the latest research that Dr. Maurer captured in his book, “One Small Step Can Change your Life - The Kaizen Way,” currently ranked in Google’s 100 Best Books. Rick and Dr. Maurer discuss how the spirit of Kaizen can help you achieve your personal and organization goals. They also discuss how small steps can be used for safety improvement and going from “Good to Great”! Go to for more tools and methods to implement "small steps" towards big goals!

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Enhancing your Organization’s “State of Readiness” for the Future

April 7th, 2020

Rick Heyland and his guest Joseph Paris (Operational Excellence Expert) examine key strategies for future readiness. Joseph Paris is an international speaker, recently published author of ”State of Readiness” and Leader of many operational excellence associations, including a 70,000 member LinkedIn group. Joseph and Rick discuss the importance of accelerated decision making to meet the demands of a changing future, how to breakdown the horizontal barriers and silos that can exist in an organization and communicating your vision until every strategy, person and system connects to it.

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Become a Change Agent during a period of uncertainty

April 6th, 2020

Rick Heyland shares a parable on change that will hopefully capture your imagination on how you can best be an agent of change in an uncertain future.  He shares 4 key questions for each individual to answer and review in order to sharpen your ability to change and improve. #Who moved my Cheese? Go to for free tools and methods to become a change agent for good.

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Working Remotely Part 2

March 31st, 2020

Rick Heyland welcomes back RLG's Roger Laing and John Shewfelt to continue the conversation of working remotely with a focus on all-day meetings and dealing with distractions. The discussion will offer a guide to conducting extended strategy sessions/meeting remotely by providing an invaluable checklist currently in practice by many of our clients.  Additionally we will share top tips on managing the increasing volume of emails. Go to for tools and checklists on the issues mentioned in this podcast.


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How to respond to a crisis

March 27th, 2020

Rick Heyland and his guest Mike Schlappi, 4 time Olympian with 2 Golds and 2 Bronze medals discuss how to respond to this worldwide coronavirus crisis. As a teenager, Mike was shot by accident by his best friend and was paralyzed for life. He recalls feeling sorry for himself for several days and how his life was completely turned upside down. He shares his very personal experiences on how he found forgiveness, hope, responsibility and even opportunity out of a personal crisis. You can reach Mike at or 1-801-898-1218. It is our hope that this podcast will help give you the mindset to overcome your challenges in this worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

Go to for more ideas and methods to accomplish your personal and professional goals.

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Productivity and Connectivity while working remotely

March 25th, 2020

Rick Heyland invites guests; John Shewfelt, Roger Laing, Rob Gulbronson and Lara Mickel from RLG International on this timely podcast as the world trends to working remotely. With over 100 man years of remote working experience, today’s group provides successful tips and insights on how to stay connected and maintain productivity in the new norm.

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Enhancing Corporate and Family Culture during the Coronavirus Pandemic with Adrian Gostick

March 19th, 2020

Rick Heyland is joined by New York Times Best Selling Author Adrian Gostick. Adrian is ranked as #3 on the list of the Top 30 Global Gurus in Leadership and #9 in Organizational Culture and is a sought-after keynote speaker around the world. Adrian provides timely advice on how to enhance your business culture as based on his recently published book, “Leading with Gratitude – Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results.” Rick also shares RLG International’s “Top 10+” list of things to do to enhance business culture during a crisis.  For more information go:

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Develop your own Personal Growth Strategy

February 27th, 2020

If you were a stock, would people be investing in you or would they be divesting?

Rick Heyland and Nathan Goodfellow talk about the importance of developing a personal growth strategy to accomplish your goals and ambitions. Using the analogy of “personal investing,” Rick establishes the importance of properly defining the problem and measuring the benchmarks so you can fully analyze and research each area of your goal to come up with a winning growth strategy. Nathan shares how he accomplished a drastic improvement in his health 3 years ago by losing 50 pounds through exercise and improved nutrition. These examples help illustrate the importance of not giving up on your goals and instead analyzing the problem to come up with a personal growth strategy!

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Organizational Learning through Real Time Lessons Learned

February 10th, 2020

Dave Berlando, Senior Performance Coach with RLG joins Rick Heyland to review an integrated learning system that helped Dave's latest client achieve a 10-day improvement on a recent maintenance shutdown.  Dave and Rick share the details of RLG's RTLL™ (Real-Time Lessons Learned).  For more details and success stories with Real-Time Lessons Learned go to:

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