10: To the C-Suite and Beyond with Leigh-Ann Stewart

September 19, 2022

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In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, Aimee has an invaluable conversation with Leigh-Ann Stewart, a fellow CRSP.

There is never an exact copy-and-paste career path in the Health & Safety world. As I’ve touched on in previous episodes (i.e. Episode 5), there’s a wide range of possibilities out there and you must decide which one works best for you. 

This episode is also packed full of important lessons Leigh-Ann and I learned along our careers that will help you become a better OHS practitioner, no matter your path. But, if yours has taken you to an administrative role within a company, you’ll certainly benefit from Leigh-Ann’s expertise. She climbed the corporate ladder to the C-suite level at the company she worked at for almost two decades and she is sharing all about her own path and what it took to get there.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Leigh-Ann’s journey of climbing the corporate ladder and her recent transition into consulting
  • How to get involved in the decision-making conversations, even when you don’t have a seat at the table (yet)
  • A 3-step program to integrate OHS strategies into your organization’s business approach
  • Why not every OHS practitioner is cut out to be a consultant
  • Define what success means to you and constantly touch back on it
  • The importance of cultivating a professional network

The Transmit Safety Podcast is here to help health and safety practitioners achieve a holistic approach to workplace health and safety so they can become impactful leaders and put the value of safety into action.

Resources and links

Today’s episode was sponsored by Transmit Safety, a consulting business where I help streamline and simplify health and safety management systems through education, program development, audits, and coaching. 

For more information about how to work with Aimee, go to transmitsafety.com/ways-to-work-together

For more of the Transmit Safety Podcast, go to transmitsafety.com/podcast

Curious about the Zone of Genius? You can hear more about it in the first interview episode of the Transmit Safety Podcast, Episode 2: Doing Good Business with Sarah Williams.

Quotes from this episode

“If you want to have an impact, you actually have to be able to influence the influencers.”

“Don’t wait to be invited to the table, even being out on the shop floor, talking to the team members that are actually producing it, or providing the service, you’d be amazed at how much you’re gathering there.”

“I don’t think you can get through health and safety without being in the mud and being in some challenging situations. I think that shows that you’re in the right place, where you should be.”

“The most foundational piece to being a good safety professional is being able to build trust.”

Connect with Leigh-Ann Stewart 

Leigh-Ann Stewart is a CRSP with over 24 years of safety experience. She is the co-founder of Simply Safe, an OHS consulting firm based in Vernon BC. She is also a board member of the Tire Industry Association and is very proud to be the Vice Chair for Women in Occupational Health & Safety Society.

LinkedIn: Leigh-Ann Stewart

Website: simplysafeconsulting.ca

Connect with Aimee Arsenault

Aimee Arsenault is a CRSP and CHSC. She is the founder of Transmit Safety, a business that helps you simplify and streamline health & safety management systems.

Linkedin: Aimee Arsenault

Instagram: @transmit.safety

Twitter: @transmitsafety

Website: transmitsafety.com