TBLP072 | Ross Andrew Paquette: Marketing Cloud Leader

Ross Andrew Paquette is the founder and CEO of Maropost, North America’s fastest growing marketing automation company, as ranked by the Deloitte Technology Fast 500. After founding Maropost in 2011, Ross has gone on to double annual growth every year since turning a one-person operation into an international business. Acting as the strategic center of the company, Ross is responsible for determining both business and development direction.

After working tirelessly for the last six years, Ross is now busy travelling. His focus now is to let his team move, make decisions, let them make mistakes and take control of the roles in the areas they want. While they’re doing that I Ross gets a little bit more free time to travel.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What is Maropost and how it will help you build your business
  • What is the one key component that will help you grow your business
  • As a business leader, find out the two things you have to look for when hiring a new team member
  • Learn how Ross motivates his team members to be a creative thinker
  • How listening helped Ross to be an effective business leader

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Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be.”

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on the air and answer it there.

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This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP071 | Laura Denham: A Notable Story of Leadership

With over 15 years of broadcast, events, content, theatre, and Games Laura Denham has added to her long list of achievements, becoming a Chief Creative Officer at Notable Life. She was a Notable.ca Award Recipient for Leadership. After receiving this award, Laura was offered a post in Notable Life.

Laura is an integrated marketer who has a passion for connecting brands with culture. In this episode, you will learn why creating experiences and connecting with others will give you a different feeling of satisfaction.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Laura’s role at Notable Life; how she drives an authentic connection between members of their community brands
  • In making a difficult decision, why is it hard to commit to things that go into achieving greatness
  • If starting a relationship with a new team, learn from Laura how important to listen first before you talk
  • How getting a mentor helped Laura cultivate her leadership skills
  • Laura’s recommendations for first-time business leaders

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Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader

 

TBLP070 | Hal Elrod: Leading One Morning at a Time

Hal Elrod’s incredible story started out when he was a young salesman of Cutco Kitchen Knives. After six months of his sales career, he broke the company record for having the fastest sales in the 50-year history of the company. A year and a half later after giving a speech at one of the company’s conference, his car was hit by a drunk driver and died for six minutes. Six days of being in a coma, Hal was told that he would never be able to walk again.

When he realized that he could not change the things that happened to him, he decided to accept the circumstances entirely. He ran a 52-mile ultra marathon, became a keynote speaker and an author. Two years ago, while in Africa, Hal faced another challenge. He was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer and was given a 20-30 % chance of living.

Now, is a different story. Hal is alive and committed on continuing his mission changing lives one morning at a time.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Hal’s incredible story on how he started selling Cutco knives at the age of 19
  • After his accident that left him dead for six minutes, what did Hal learn from that episode of his life
  • How to achieve emotional invincibility
  • What is the catalyst that helped Hal recover from being broke and depressed
  • What can business leaders benefit from The Morning Miracles
  • Discover the story behind SAVERS
  • How to transform your life by using SAVERS
  • Two things that prevent you from being a morning person

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Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be.”

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on the air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP069 | Nunzio Presta: Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition

At a very young age, Nunzio Presta was exposed to sports and learned that comfort will lead nowhere. While playing hockey, he developed the attitude of working with a team, communication, drive and discipline to time management. All these skills played a crucial role in how he leads his team.

Nunzio is Founder & CEO at BizON, an online marketplace where people can buy, sell and grow businesses or franchises every day. When he is not busy leading his team, you can found him spending time with his family and cooking Italian dishes.

Grab your pen and paper as Edwin and Nunzio deep dive on the importance of soft skills when hiring a new team member, why listening is a great trait as a leader and how being active in your community can help you build your own brand.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How being a professional athlete helped Nunzio to grow as a business leader
  • Find out when to walk away from something and when to try harder
  • Hard Skill Vs Soft Skill; What will you choose
  • Nunzio’s approach on how to know a person
  • Discover the two things a business leader must do consistently

Links

Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP068 | Hamza Khan: The Burnout Gamble

Today, Edwin chat with Hamza Khan, Managing Director of Student Life Network, keynote speaker, and author. He empowers people and businesses to transform ideas into action. Hamza is also a faculty member at Ryerson University and the co-founder of Skills Camp, a school for soft skill.

When he is not busy leading these companies, Hamza loves to watch movies. He is a sucker for horror movies and apart from that he also loves to travel. In this interview, Hamza shared his strategy of continuously growing as a business leader, and how he was able to turn his knowledge of burnout into a book.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What are the Four Ingredients of Purpose
  • What are ARC and its role for Hamza’s growth as a business leader
  • How does Hamza apply ARC on his team members and clients
  • Discover  a way to better your resistance to stress
  • Find out the health epidemic of the 21st century
  • What are the 12 stages of burnout
  • Learn the three steps to overcome burnout
  • Find out the only skill you need to beat AI

Links

Reading List

Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP065 | Jacqueline Leung: News on the Go

Jacqueline is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Pressed. Not a news junkie by any means, she created Pressed because it’s a product that she needs. Prior to launching her first startup, she spent several years working in marketing roles at companies spanning across industries like sports, food, and media. She has a media degree from Western University and a communications certificate from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

When not busy, you can find Jacqueline having run or trying out a new restaurant. Her future plan is to integrate news to everyone, make it accessible and easy for people. They are doing it now through a newsletter, where they send the top five stories around the world that you should know in a conversational way.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How does Pressed News make it easier and digestible for people to find the news
  • The role of Networking in how Jacqueline grow as a business leader
  • Confidence, Doubt, and Self-awareness; some of the challenges Jacqueline has to face and conquer
  • How does Jacqueline handle stress and anxiety that came along with her role
  • Why is it important for a business leader to be honest with their team members

Links

Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP064 | Jamie Michaels: Twitter Leader

Jamie Michaels is the Head of Brand Strategy at Twitter Canada. He joins forces with top advertisers to create ideas that impact during moments that matter. Before joining Twitter, Jamie was the Director of Brand Integration for Rogers’ Sportsnet and NHL properties. In this part, he was in charge of creating and executing coordinated media answers for Sportsnet’s 5 stages and Toronto Blue Jays media associations.

Jamie’s life outside of the business world is that he is a family person. The family is a cornerstone for him since he is a kid to being a business leader. He has two young boys and an awesome wife. Jamie is a lifelong tech nerd. He loves music and he plays the guitar. Jamie is a huge Grateful Dead and also a sneakerhead covering both spectrums of the classic rock and the modern sneakerhead culture.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Key milestones and difficult decisions that Jamie had to make that allowed him to grow as a business leader
  • Why Twitter work well as a global organization
  • The importance of having a creative mindset
  • How does Jamie encourage creativity within his organization
  • What is the role of personal and leadership development program for Jamie’s growth as a business leader

Links

Reading List

Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

 

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP063 | Mike Wessinger: Senior Care Leader

Mike is the founder and CEO of PointClickCare Technologies. The company started as a one-man operation and grown to 1,500 people today. The company’s mission is to prepare the world for an ageing population and for PointClickCare do that through long-term and post-acute care providers.

For Mike who is a father of a ten and twelve-year-old daughters, family comes first. They keep him busy. A few years ago Mike and his wife started to travel a lot with their kids. They spend a lot of time travelling and skiing. He also plays golf and for general fitness, he does Cross Fit, hiking, and cycling to keep him physically in and mentally in shape.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How do company’s culture can help bring bright people to the team
  • What did Mike do to overcome the communication challenges within the organization
  • Mike’s method of delivering a message to the members of his organization
  • Chasing Markets Vs. Sales Opportunities
  • Creating a mindset of building a company that’s durable for the long-term versus being acquired

Links

Reading List

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
  • Dream Golf: The Making of Bandon Dunes
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP062 | Carl Rodrigues: Enterprise Mobile Leader

Carl is President, CEO and founder of SOTI Inc., a world leader in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and Mobile Security Technology. SOTI’s products and technology have received numerous awards and accolades from around the world. Today SOTI’s products are distributed around the world through a network of over 4000 VARs, Resellers, and Distributors. Over 17,000 companies around the world leverage SOTI’s EMM solution, MobiControl, to manage, support, secure and track their mobile workforces.

Carl is a geek at heart. He loves technology for many years. When he started SOTI, he was fiddling around and building some kind of technology that he is passionate about.  He loves to think of ways that technology can be used to solve business problems or even to help people in general. He is a dad to two teenage kids and a loving husband to his wife. One of the new initiatives they are working on is starting to work a little bit in robotics and vision systems.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • High Tech Startups Vs Old School Approach
  • The advantage of learning marketing, sales and strategies through experience
  • Carl’s evolving role while SOTI scaled up
  • The importance of choosing the right people when a company is scaling up
  • Discovering the challenges of a company growing all over the world
  • Government’s crucial role in helping companies to be a global player

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Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP061 | Bianca Lopes: Identity Leader

Bianca Lopes is the former CIO at BioConnect. She is also a public and keynote speaker. Born and raised in Brazil, Bianca spent most of her entrepreneurial life in Canada. She moved to Canada and was able to establish two businesses before the age of 27.

Bianca is a curious, proud geek person. She had a dream of being a diplomat but turned entrepreneur. She is obsessed with human beings which is why she is now living a bit of a nomad lifestyle right now.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What is the future of identity and data in technology
  • The significance of showing vulnerability as a leader to your team
  • The biggest challenge of being a woman leader
  • What are the traits of a leader in the future
  •  A massive accomplishment of a business leader

Links

Reading List

  • The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway
  • The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors


Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.