Ready. Set. Pod! Peter and Catherine  (1) 

EP 00: Ready. Set. Pod! 

Special Guests: Catherine Ducharme and Peter Reek

Host: Leah Gregg


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Welcome to the People Are The Plan™ Podcast! We'll talk about how to grow leaders that inspire, build teams that thrive, and create work cultures that rock. Each episode is like sharing a cup of coffee with some of the smartest people on the planet.

Today, we’re talking with Catherine Ducharme and Peter Reek about coaching, leadership, and what it means to be a people performance company. 

Catherine Ducharme 

Catherine is a leader, communicator, coach, and entrepreneur. She has a great depth of experience leading teams, building companies, providing executive communications counsel, and delivering workshops.

As Director of Client Services and Human Resources with Smart, Savvy+ Associates, and a Smart Savvy Academy Faculty member, Catherine contributes daily to our purpose, which is to make work more meaningful, leaders more potent, and teams more productive and engaged.

Peter Reek 

Leader, entrepreneur and boots-on-the-ground optimist, Peter founded Smart, Savvy + Associates over 12 years ago as a response to a gap in the recruitment industry. Today, with the launch of Smart Savvy Academy, he’s firmly planted the company in the ‘People Performance’ business.

The Academy delivers meaningful training experiences designed to accelerate performance and elevate business results. As a leader, entrepreneur, and specialist in group moderation and facilitation, Peter brings an experienced, people-first perspective. He passionately believes that in work and life, People are the Plan™.

In this episode we'll explore:

  • Why we started a podcast and why we're so excited to be in this space!

  • What People Are The Plan™ really means. 

  • How we operate as a people performance company.
  • How coaches have influenced Peter and Catherine throughout their careers.

  • What the coach approach is all about and how it works on a practical level.
  • Why it's important that we learn how to lead ourselves well.


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