Leading with Balance: Navigating Loneliness, Accountability, and Employee Well-being in Small Business Ownership

On Thursday, April 18th, at 9:00 a.m. PST, Jalapeño Employee Engagement is joining forces with Folks HR to host a virtual webinar and facilitate an insightful discussion tailored for small and midsize employers.

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Our Topic of Discussion

As a leader or owner of a small business, it's not uncommon to feel disappointed in your team and experience loneliness, doubt, and even fear. Through our experience coaching and consulting numerous leaders and organizations, we've gained invaluable insights into the layers beneath the surface of leaders and their companies. This unique perspective enables us to offer insights that can ignite a positive transformation for you. Despite facing challenges that may impact your business and personal life, you possess more influence than you realize to turn things around. In today's professional landscape, while there are many voices advocating for employee rights, the perspective of employers—especially small and midsize businesses—often gets overshadowed.

During our discussion, we will explore common challenges faced by small to midsize business owners and leaders, providing practical advice to help navigate this delicate balance. Recognizing the complexities of managing a business where both employee welfare and the bottom line matter, we aim to foster a more harmonious and sustainable workplace environment for all stakeholders involved.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this discussion, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize and effectively manage feelings of loneliness and resentment that may arise as a business owner or in leadership roles.
  2. Navigate the delicate balance between maintaining friendly relationships with employees while upholding professional boundaries and expectations.
  3. Evaluate and implement strategies to balance the need for flexibility with the importance of holding employees accountable, ensuring productivity and performance are maintained.
  4. Cultivate an environment that prioritizes psychological safety for employees while encouraging self-regulation and personal accountability.
  5. Strategize approaches to balance the pursuit of profit with prioritizing the well-being and development of employees, creating a sustainable and socially responsible business model.
  6. Manage expectations effectively by distinguishing between realistic employee performance standards and personal aspirations, promoting transparency and fairness in evaluations and feedback processes.

Format Of The Webinar

This webinar will serve as a safe space where everyone can freely share their concerns and perspectives, actively engaging in discussions with the audience. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights from experts.


We strongly encourage leaders, managers, and employers who oversee both people management and project management in small and midsize businesses to participate, including:

  • Middle Managers
  • Project Managers
  • General Managers
  • CEOs / COOs
  • Team Leads
  • Operations Managers

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Our Experts

Samin Saadat- The human brain, behaviour and interactions with their environment never fail to intrigue Samin Saadat. After spending long hours in psychology labs at UBC and completing her Masters at the Sauder School of Business, she entered the workforce and observed a gap between what research suggests and what companies actually do to increase productivity and profitability. Over the last 10 years, Samin has developed expertise in organizational psychology and development by working closely with business owners and individuals to develop the right mindset, skills and environment for cultivating a thriving workforce. Now, Samin is on a mission to bridge the existing gap in the workforce and support individuals and companies to reach their full potential through Jalapeño Employee Engagement—leveraging technology and psychology to bring research findings to life to help companies save invaluable dollars and to help individuals enhance their quality of life.

Jason Negin - Experienced HR Business Development and Partnership Manager at a leading Canadian HR software company. Proven track record in cultivating strategic alliances, driving business growth, and optimizing HR solutions for clients. Passionate about leveraging technology to enhance organizational efficiency and employee experiences. Dedicated to fostering strong relationships and delivering innovative solutions in the dynamic HR landscape.

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