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068: Chantal Bechervaise: It was not something I expected

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068: Chantal Bechervaise: It was not something I expected

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Chantal Bechervaise Show Notes

Chantal Bechervaise found herself in a management position where the senior management and above created a very toxic work environment. As a person that is normally positive and perseveres, she eventually became very apathetic and depressed. That’s when she did something that helped her realize that she was totally empowered to change her own destiny. Listen to how Chantal was able to move onward and upward faster.

Chantal was born and raised in Montreal, Canada with her younger brother.

In 5th grade, when on a field trip Chantal was left behind at the museum. Instead of freaking out Chantal went to a phone booth and looked up on their next stop on their field trip to tell them to come back and get her.

Chantal’s family and friends always comment on how she is one of the strongest people that they know. She is a rock and perseveres, constantly looking for ways to learn and improve.  Chantal says it’s all about attitude and she can always be found encouraging others to reach their goals.

Chantal is bilingual, speaking both English and French and works in the Canadian Federal Government. By night, she is a blogger, and social media fiend and in her ‘spare’ time likes to volunteer to help support organizations in her community.

Chantal has a few core principles that she tries to live by. The first is her favorite, from quote from Maya Angelou ‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you saidwill forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” And the second is that it doesn’t cost anything to be kind to others, but that kindness could mean the world to the other person. She says that you never know what others are going through and when being kind can make a difference in the life of someone else.

Chantal also prides herself on being a HUGE Sci-fi geek. And her goal is to create workplaces that don’t suck.

Chantal currently reside in Ottawa with her husband Blair, of 15 years and with their 13 year-old daughter.

Tweetable Quotes and Mentions

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“My current passion is creating workplaces that don’t suck.” -Chantal Bechervaise Click to Tweet

“Trust in the abilities of your employees.” -Chantal Bechervaise Click to Tweet 

“A lot of times people are given the job but not the why.” -Chantal Bechervaise Click to Tweet 

“Trust in your ability that you hired the right person.” -Chantal Bechervaise Click to Tweet 

“For me, it’s always being kind and nice to the other person.” -Chantal Bechervaise Click to Tweet 

“Help other employees with what they need to get done; that is what they remember.” -Chantal Bechervaise Click to Tweet 

“When you’re dealing with a toxic environment…it wears you down.” -Chantal Bechervaise Click to Tweet 

“I slowly started to realize that it was in my power to change my situation.” -Chantal Bechervaise Click to Tweet 

“Work doesn’t have to suck, you can change your work environment.” -Chantal Bechervaise Click to Tweet 

“There are opportunities to break down silos and to break down some of the red-tape.” -Chantal Bechervaise Click to Tweet 

“It doesn’t matter where you are, lead from where you are.” -Chantal Bechervaise Click to Tweet 

“No matter what’s going on in my life, I am very blessed.” -Chantal Bechervaise Click to Tweet 

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Hump to Get Over

Chantal Bechervaise found herself in a management position where the senior management and above created a very toxic work environment. As a person that is normally positive and perseveres, she eventually became very apathetic and depressed. That’s when she did something that helped her realize that she was totally empowered to change her own destiny. Listen to how Chantal was able to move onward and upward faster.

Advice for others

You control your destiny and outcome. Don’t rely on other people to make you successful, take charge of your own situation.

Holding her back from being an even better leader

Myself. The only person I can blame is me. That little voice in the back of the head…I need to send that voice back.

Best Leadership Advice Received

It’s not about you, it’s about them. Take your ego out of the position…focus on them.

Secret to Success

My attitude. Even if something is negative, I turn it into a positive learning experience.

Best tools that helps in business or Life

My community and network. Friends, family and people I met on social media.

Recommended Reading

The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

Contacting Chantal

Website:  https://takeitpersonelly.com/

LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/chantalbechervaise

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/cbechervaise

Resources

Creating an Even Better Place to Work

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About the Author:

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Your Fast Leader Show host is Jim Rembach. Jim is a panel expert with the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) and spent many years in contact center operations and leverages this to help others. He is a certified Emotional Intelligence (EQ) practitioner, Certified Employee Retention Specialist, Certified Better Place to Work Expert, and frequently quoted industry expert.
  • Chantal Bechervaise

    Thanks so much for having me on the Fast Leader Show! It was so much fun and a great experience! 🙂 I hope I was able to help others get over the hump!