Jim Brayshaw

Jim Brayshaw

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Saskatoon , Saskatchewan

Mental & Emotional Health | Confidence | Workplace Culture & Psychological Safety

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JIM BRAYSHAW BIOGRAPHY

Jim Brayshaw is a former Fire Fighter, Fire Captain, and a leader in mental health education and support. He has partnered with local, regional, and global organizations to develop and deliver mental health strategies and programs that foster wellness and a culture of psychological health and safety. Brayshaw’s supportive work has been instrumental in enhancing hope, vulnerability, trust, and restoration in those experiencing life in ways that can overwhelm.

Jim Brayshaw shares concepts gained through decades of working in Mental Health education with diverse groups. Including work in Resilient Minds training For Firefighters, Critical Incident Stress Management, Peer Support Team development, and Leadership training. He has enjoyed years of collaborative work with his partner Angellah, providing Wellness and Psychoeducational programs such as Sask Mental Health Training & Supports.

His sessions compel companies and individuals to grow their capacity to cope with the psychological impacts of the workplace. Jim’s presentations move audiences toward improved peer support and deepening relationships with self and others. His Artful Communication strengthens groups who work with high levels of stress and potential trauma in their work. Groups such as Healthcare professionals, Community Organizations, Business Leaders, Safety professionals, Executive Teams, and First Responder organizations are motivated to restore their intention to care for each other and for self. Audiences have benefited from Jim’s genuineness and engaging energy.

Jim’s honest, respectful, and kind communication skills are brought to the stage and have been tested in the most difficult arenas. Arenas such as sitting around the Firehall Coffee table. An environment that is an intense communication training ground where ego loves an audience. Jim Brayshaw shares with audiences how the combination of ego in a workplace or personal social settings, often lends to the misuse of social influence and results in a colleague being in an unsafe space, only to become a target of teasing and indignity.

Providing the framework for a safe, thoughtful, and comfortable audience experience is a tenet of Jim’s work. He collaborates with the audience and emanates genuineness as your facilitator, particularly with topics that can feel unsafe and uncomfortable. His presentations bring audiences the welcome experience of making every room a safer and more supportive place for humans. Sessions with Jim result in participants being motivated to come alongside each other and focus on building trust and improving wellness.

From designing educational programs that promote improved emotional and mental health, to working alongside large and small audiences, Jim Brayshaw has moved the chains ahead for better social connections. His edutaining and science-explaining style, bring understanding to why we may feel and think in ways that cause uneasiness and distress. Brayshaw is committed to giving his audiences a powerful model for thoughtful support through early intervention. He has found that if we can learn “Why” a thing exists, then we can find out “How” to dismantle it and restore the wellness and psychological safety each of us deserves. Whether with audiences or workshop participants, Jim Brayshaw opens pathways to improved emotional and mental well-being, and a psychologically healthier & safer journey through the workplace and in life.

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PTSD seminars aim to educate first responders - Kristie McNair and Jim Brayshaw discuss upcoming seminars in Saskatoon on PTSD for first responders.
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Jim Brayshaw Topic Presentations

Crossing the Fire Line: Risk, Reward & Trust in the Fire Service, First Responder World, and Beyond

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  • Former Fire Captain, Jim Brayshaw, serves as a Mental Health Educator, Peer Support Team Developer, & Critical Incident Stress Team-builder. In this presentation, Jim Brayshaw digs into the complicated daily risks for Firefighters and First Responders. How I risk my ‘life’ everyday may be related to the exposure from potentially traumatic events, life-threatening situations, moral injury, and human suffering. But psychosocial factors in the day-to-day are being ignored and causing harm to the health and wellness of our people.

    In this session we will explore the trust issues, the risk, and the rewards seldom talked about in this industry. Fire Halls and First Responder environments are places where ego loves an audience. At times, in this highly social environment, an employee becomes a target for teasing, ridicule, or degrading comments. This can lead to a loss of motivation for staff to “clock-in”. For decades, Firefighters, Medics, Police Officers, Emergency Workers, and Employees in all sectors, have been shifting toward the end of toxic behaviors and attitudes. This makes way for a workplace committed to caring for each other’s physical & emotional wellness.

    In this presentation, we look carefully at this reality to gain insights into restoring true safety in this industry. As well, we identify steps to reverse the epidemic of employee dis-engagement that can be seared into the First Responder workplace. When employees live with psychological risk and see a disconnect in corporate values such as Trust, Integrity, Respect, Courage, & Safety, we can answer the call and find out how to turn this rig around to restore a trusting, safe, psychologically healthy workplace.

Emotional Regulation for Wellbeing: They Didn’t Teach This in Grade School

Supporting Through Change, Uncertainty, and Hopefatigue: How To Come Out the Other Side Intact

Where Has All the Trust Gone… and How Do We Get It Back?

The Boundless Effects of Good Boundaries.

The Why and How of Stigma: Why Stigma Exists & How To Dismantle It.

How Safe Is Your Workplace?: Psychological and Emotional Safety in the Workplace

How Words Can Make You Sick: This Is Way Deeper the What Stick and Stones Can Do

Sometimes We Get in A Rut: Do You Know How To Get Out of One?

Testimonials

As the lead for Global Psychological Safety and Wellness Initiatives at Nutrien, our target audience comprised leaders and employees across North America. Jim Brayshaw’s extensive experience as a member of the Saskatoon Fire Service was invaluable in his approach to connecting with and educating our audience. Jim’s ability to make complex topics more relatable and understandable, his remarkable ability to connect with the audience, leveraging his “superpowers” of humor, empathy, and real-world experience, was prominently on display, contributing significantly to the event’s success. Jim Brayshaw’s real-life experiences makes him an invaluable asset to any...

Mike Pascoe

Former Lead for global Psychological Safety & Wellness
Nutrien Corp

I have had the good fortune of having Jim Brayshaw speak on several occasions as a speaker and instructor for our fire department and as a master of ceremonies. Jim is a gifted speaker. He is kind, compassionate, and engaging with whatever audience is before him. At the IAFF Local 80 100-year anniversary, Jim Brayshaw guided our room of over 500 guests and dignitaries with grace, and humor, to the appreciation of all attendees. Jim Brayshaw has exhibited nothing short of excellence in his craft. His preparedness, knowledge, and confidence have won him the respect of firefighters, and commissioned officers throughout our organization. Jim Brayshaw stands far above the majority in his...

Trevor Warren

Vice President, Fire Service Instructor
IAFF Local 80, Leadership and Officer Development

As the SEPA President, I was fortunate enough to secure Jim Brayshaw as a keynote speaker. The feedback SEPA received from members regarding the value Jim brings as a speaker and a trainer was tremendous. Jim Brayshaw consistently creates a safe environment where people feel confident to ask questions and actively participate. Jim’s extensive experience in Emergency Services and Mental Health training provide a vast knowledge base which is evident when he presents as a keynote. His presentation style is engaging, and his use of humor keeps audiences craving more. At the end of every session that Jim Brayshaw provided there was a line-up of people wanting to talk to Jim Brayshaw to learn...

Deborah Davies

SEPA President 2019-2022
Sask Emergency Planners Association (SEPA)

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