WELCOME TO  HEADSTRONG 

The real lockdown is in your mind. We need to become “HeadStrong”.

Baby It's Cold Outside

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What HeadStrong is all about.

COVID-19 has impacted everything, from our homes and families, to how we relate with each other and community, to our work and our businesses. We may all lose a lot in life, but one thing we cannot afford to lose is our sense of mental health and overall wellbeing. When stress and anxiety take over, we lose a piece of ourselves and our ability to function at our best. The real lockdown is in your mind. We need to become “Headstrong”. The Headstrong Program, led by Baby its Cold Outside Charitable Society – and its partner Wellness Innovate - is a collaborative effort focused on supporting people and businesses through the escalated stress and anxiety of the COVID-19, particularly among rural Albertans, entrepreneurs, and SMEs (small or medium-sized businesses). The HeadStrong Program works with SMEs and the Agricultural Sector to support resiliency-building skills during crisis and develop positive coping mechanisms for moving forward post-COVID-19. With these coping skills, community members can enhance their support socials and connections that build mental wellness and resilience. We have developed a series of Group Coaching Programs, along with One-on-One Coaching Programs for rural Albertans in this unique crisis – helping entrepreneurs and SMEs build the skills to manage stress, become better leaders, and create resiliency. Psychological services are also available when requested. All of these services are available free of charge to the employees and leaders of organizations in the Foothills and Highwood Constituency. The HeadStrong Program is funded in part by the Government of Alberta, focused on supporting the mental and emotional health and wellbeing of rural Albertans who are in small or medium-sized businesses or non-profits.

HeadStrong is Here to Help You

Our programs are designed to be highly engaging - to inspire and support you to be your best.

Group Coaching

One-On-One Coaching

Psychological Services

If You Need Immediate Help

Emergency Help Line

Please call this number to receive immediate assistance.

1-403-266-HELP ( 4357) 

Group Coaching Programs

HeadStrong Group Coaching Programs are mini-workshops with short, strategy-focused teaching, and opportunities for group discussion where participants feel comfortable. There is never any obligation to share, but participants are always welcome to listen in and engage when comfortable. One benefit of HeadStrong Group Coaching Programs is the opportunity for networking and connection as businesspeople and professionals in the community.

Managing The Stress While Managing Your Business

3 sessions

HeadStrong Resiliency Building Program For Men

3 sessions

Real-Talk For Rural Alberta

3 sessions.  Topics include:  The Secret About Mental Health In Rural Communities No One Wants To Talk About - The Devastating Impact of Suicide - Addiction and Substance Abuse - Managing Your Mental Health .

HeadStrong Resiliency Building Program For Women

3 sessions

Creating Community When It Counts The Most

3 sessions

Getting Your Energy Back When You Need It The Most

3 sessions

HeadStrong Resiliency Building Program For Families

3 sessions

Leadership In Times of Trauma

3 sessions

Supporting The Mental Health of The People You Care About The Most

3 sessions

HeadStrong Resiliency Building Program For Entrepreneurs and Small Business

3 sessions

Group Coaching Workshop #1: “Real-talk For Rural Alberta” – 3 Sessions.

“Real-Talk For Rural Alberta” focuses on open conversations around the trifecta of Mental Health challenges facing Albertans living in rural communities: Stigma, Substance Abuse, and Suicide.                                                            Please select the best time and date for you here: 

Group Coaching Workshop #2: “Managing Your Stress AND Your Business” – 3 Sessions.

We will NOT get our economy on track without SMEs. And SMEs can perform at their best when they have mental health and resilience.                                                                                                                                                                                    Please select the best time and date for you here: 

One-On-One Coaching Programs

HeadStrong One-on-One Coaching Programs are short, resilience-focused sessions designed to impact entrepreneurs, business leaders, and employees of SMEs and non-profits, providing them with a confidential and safe space for discussion and strategy. HeadStrong Programs are available at no cost. 

Managing The Stress While Managing Your Business

3 one-on-one sessions.

Leadership In Times of Trauma

3 one-on-one sessions.

Getting Your Energy Back When You Need It The Most

3 one-on-one sessions.

HeadStrong Resiliency Building Program For Entrepreneurs and Small Business

3 one-on-one sessions.

Supporting The Mental Health of The People You Care About The Most

3 one-on-one sessions.

HeadStrong Resiliency Building Program For Men

3 one-on-one sessions.

HeadStrong Resiliency Building Program For Women

3 one-on-one sessions.

HeadStrong Resiliency Building Program For Families

3 one-on-one sessions.

One-On-One Coaching Packages

HeadStrong has One-on-One Coaching Programs specific to resilience for men and others specific to resilience for women. We also have One-on-One Coaching Programs for anyone interested in learning better business or entrepreneurship or professional skills, building resilience as we go.

Psychological Services - Find the Right Support

Finding the right support to help maintain your mental health is possible, and we are here to help. HeadStrong offers psychological support and counseling where needed, at no cost. COVID-19 has amplified many of the regular challenges people have, and so by focusing on life and work stresses and more severe issues, psychological support and counseling helps to improve our sense of well‐being, alleviate feelings of distress, and resolve crises. Please connect with Pamela or Cynthia right here - they will get back to you right away.

HeadStrong Program Highlight Reel

Please see below for more information about the HeadStrong Program.

HeadStrong Program Webinars

Learn more about what we do, who we do it for, and why we do it.

Being HeadStrong

See below for a complete selection of the HeadStrong Program webinars.

With MLA RJ Sigurdson (Highwood Constituency)

With Kevin Wallace - Host of 99.7 Sun Country

With Foothills MP John Barlow

With Foothills MP John Barlow, House of Commons

With Tricia Arsenault

With Josh Welz. 

With Dee Webb

A Selection of Program Overview Videos

Rural Talk for Rural Alberta

Managing Your Stress AND Your Business

HeadStrong Program Group Sessions

See below for a selection of group session videos.

Virtual Reality

Smoke Animation

Imaginary Neon Cube

The HeadStrong Team

Experienced, enthusiastic, and supportive.

Pamela Morgan
Co-Founder and Executive  Director

Pamela has over 35 years experience in training , development and coaching employees, and leadership  in personal and corporate growth. As Founder & CEO of human resources agency, Key Instincts, and homelessness prevention charity Baby It's Cold Outside, Pamela believes in two things - people and passion. As the founder of the Headstrong Program, funded in part by the Government of Alberta,  Pamela trailblazes new ways to move forward with the intention of making every life better.  Pamela can be reached at:   pamela@headstrongprogram.com

Abe Brown
Co-Founder and Director of Operations

Abe Brown, MBA, CMCT, CPHSA is the Coach’s Coach, and is an Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker, International Best-Selling Author, and High-Performance Leadership Coach. He is the CEO of Wellness Innovate Corp, and the CEO of Momentum Coaching.  Abe is focused on workplace mental health and changing the world by changing the workplace. Along with the team at Wellness Innovate, Abe is working to create Flourishing Workplaces™. Flourishing people produce flourishing workplaces, and flourishing workplaces produce flourishing people. Abe has also been a professional speaker for over two decades, has spoken professionally in 4 continents and over 20 countries around the world, and has spoke to audiences of tens of thousands.  Abe can be reached at: abe@headstrongprogram.com

Connie Jakab
Director of Programs

Connie Jakab is the Senior Manager of Wellness at Wellness Innovate. Starting her resilience career over 20 years ago with street gang youth in East Vancouver, Connie has dedicated her career to finding root causes of mental health and addiction. After working with youth for over two decades and seeing the increase in anxiety and depression, she moved to workplace mental health where the greatest impact could be made to create change. She looks at the solutions to mental health concerns through a sociological lense.  She is also the author of “Bring Them Closer - Calling parents to courage in the mental health crisis”. She is a sought after speaker for her authenticity and humor.   Connie can be reached at: connie@headstrongprogram.com

The Team

Pamela Morgan,  Abe Brown, Connie Jakab, and Cynthia Chau-Hoang.

Get in touch

To find out more about the HeadStrong Program, or to sign up for a session, please contact us.

hello@headstrongprogram.com

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