TBLP089 | Andrew Witkin: Leading with Labels

Andrew Witkin is an experienced entrepreneur, marketer and the founder and president of StickerYou, a successful e-commerce startup that was named the fastest-growing promotional products company in Canada in 2017 by SGR magazine.

Over the past decade, Andrew has built StickerYou into an influential e-commerce trendsetter that produces customized die-cut sticky products, including stickers, decals, iron-ons, badges, patches, labels and magnets.

In today’s episode, Edwin and Andrew sat down to discuss important topics for business leaders. One is the rise of artificial intelligence, hear it straight from Andrew, what are the two sides of AI. Also, you will hear them discussing the challenges of becoming a business leader. Finally, listen to Andrew as he shared StickerYou’s plans for next year. Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What is StickerYou and hear their plans for the next months
  • How to find out your starting point in an organization
  • Discover the one challenge that Andrew has to do to has as a leader
  • Andrew’s thoughts on honest transparency and respectful dialogue
  • Hear what Andrew continue to do to improve his leadership
  • As a leader, find out how Andrew is going to lead his organization despite the rise of Artificial Intelligence

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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.

TBLP088 | Bob Moore: Leading with Empathy

Is it possible to lead with empathy?

For Bob Moore, Axis Country Manager, it is.

In today’s episode, Edwin and Bob dive deep on the topic of leading with empathy. Bob shared his early days when he was proud and resisting help from others. He eventually realizes that he cannot do everything on his own.

You must be asking, how he turned everything around? With the help of books about famous leaders’ autobiographies. He discovers their hardships before reaching their status. Through this reading, realized that life is a continuous improvement.

There is a lot of nuggets of wisdom from this episode so be sure not to miss this one!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What lessons Bob learned from making a hard decision
  • Why is it important to listen to your inner voice when you are an emerging leader
  • How Bob overcome his flaws as a leader
  • Hear what Bob has to say about the future with Artificial Intelligence
  • What one characteristic you must have as a business leader
  • For people starting a career, find out what is the number one criteria when you join an organization

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.

TBLP087 | Ferhan Bulca: Leadership Through Transparency

Ferhan Bulca (PhD, P.Eng) is a seasoned intrapreneur, delivering multimillion-dollar projects that opened up new markets for companies in medical devices, aerospace, software, and manufacturing. When he is not working, he loves a few things. He does too much sports these days. Ferhan consolidated down to squash and scuba diving. 

Today Edwin will talk to Ferhan, a rocket scientist that turned into a business person. They dive deep on the future of AI, how can this affect the current workforce and why you should not be afraid of it.

Plus, Ferhan shared nuggets of wisdom for emerging business leader. How you grow as a leader and nurture relationships with your team members.

And don’t forget, he will also talk about how he manages to get through tough decisions by following two ways of assessing the situation and himself.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Why is transparency important in leadership
  • Hear Ferhan sharing stories of making difficult decisions that made him a better business leader
  • The two ways Ferhan do to assess himself before jumping into big decision making
  • What you have to do once you find yourself losing interest in your job or company
  • Ferhan’s three guiding principles when joining a new organization

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.

TBLP086 | Ryan Gill: Agile Leadership

Ryan Gill is the CEO of Communo, and past President of Cult Collective, an internationally recognized marketing agency in Calgary. He is a small town kid from a little town in Ontario called Brockville. Ryan moved to Bowmanville.  When he is not busy working, he spent most of his time with his wife Aimee and two young daughters.

Today on the show, Ryan shared what is the Communo community that he is building and how it can help solopreneurs to find people who can execute their ideas. He and Edwin also discussed what are the different group of people that can join the community he is building. And not only that, you will hear how Ryan was able to 10x his earnings.

This is one episode you do not want to miss!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What is a market network, what does it consist and how it can help you as an emerging leader
  • The four types of a member that can join Communo
  • The definition of solopreneurs according to Ryan
  • Why Communo stand out among other online marketplaces
  • What does it mean to worry about pleasing yourself first
  • How Ryan was able to start earning ten times over

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.

TBLP085 | Anil Gupta: Relationships and Happiness Leader

What is your mission in life? For Anil Gupta, Mindset Expert at Anil Gupta Workshops, it is to reach a billion people by December 31, 2020.  His mission is to inspire, move, and touch people. He lived by a quote from Steve Martin, “Be so great that you cannot be ignored.”

In this episode, Edwin and Anil talked about how forgiveness can give your freedom, why some people are comfortable about being uncomfortable and uncomfortable about being uncomfortable and also how to properly do the Gratitude Exercise.

Do not miss this episode!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Anil taking us back on the time when he met Tony Robbins and got a chance to work with him
  • What is the turning point for Anil to become a coach
  • Listen to Anil’s story on how he went from being broke to being an abundant man
  • What is “The G3”, and how it can make a difference in your everyday life
  • The Gratitude Exercise; how, when and where to do it
  • Why miscommunication is the number one challenge facing the future business leaders
  • Health and foster new relationships; why they are the most important factor a young leader must nurture

Links

Reading List

  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • Immediate Happiness: Be Happy NOW Using Practical Steps with Immediate Proven Results by Anil Gupta

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.

TBLP084 | Daniel Marquez: Innovation Technology Leader

Daniel Marquez is the Technology Strategy Senior Manager in Accenture. His role comprises two main areas of responsibility, one which is client-centric, and the other which is focused on the development of the Strategy practice.

Outside of work, Dan is a hardcore geek. He is geeky from movies to books. Dan played a lot of board games and an escape room master. Dan is also a new dad to Maddie and a loving husband to wife Erica.

In this episode, Edwin and Daniel sat down to discuss the topic of loyalty at work, his plans on being a leader in the technology field and his role in Accenture that will help it to be a fantastic organization. Tune in and enjoy the episode.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • The role of Accenture, through the Innovation Fellowship Program, to help companies change from being fine to amazing
  • Dan’s second hat as CEO of University Consulting Group doing pro-bono strategy works
  • How to recognize if a company or organizations are doing something wrong and that it’s time to innovate and change faster
  • Where the problem lies why companies get stuck
  • Dan discussed the right way of moving forward
  • Learn how business leaders could cope in dealing with in today’s business landscape of increasing disruption
  • Three pieces of advice for people who are shaping their careers and want to capture all unanticipated opportunities
  • What helps Dan in building a career in the leadership technologies
  • The key to Dan’s success as a business leader
  • Dan’s thought process on loyalty, work relationships and decisions on career move or moving to other company
  • How to get authentic, honest feedback at work that helps Dan continue to grow as a business leader

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.

TBLP083 | Thomas Jankowski: Digital Currency Leader

Consider this episode as Cryptocurrency 101 for beginners. Today, Thomas Jankowski, Chief Digital & Growth Officer at Coinsquare sat down with Edwin to discuss what is the buzz about digital currency.

Thomas who is a reader and enjoys sailing in his spare time discussed Coinsquare and its future goal. He explains the concept of cryptocurrency and how we can use it for payment. This is one episode you do not want to miss. Tune in and be a digital currency starter.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Coinsquare as Canada’s leading cryptocurrency exchange and its future goals and plans to become a trusted place for all things crypto and all things digital currency
  • Tom explain his unique thoughts about cryptocurrency revolutionizing the payment system and more
  • How Tom become a better business leader in a fast-paced ever-changing world
  • A strategy that Tom used to led FlightNetwork (his previous company) to succeed in its fast expansion internationally
  • The importance of listening to others, keeping an open mind and lowering our egos according to Tom
  • Tips on how to empower your team and encourage creative thinking
  • Guidance versus mentorship as preferred by Tom

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.

TBLP082 | Dr. Brynn Winegard: Business Brain Expert

In this episode, Edwin sat down with Dr. Brynn Winegard is an award-winning professor, speaker, and expert. Brynn completed her formal education in Neuroscience, Psychology, Marketing, and Strategy (HSBc, MBA, Ph.D.), coupled with over a decade in corporate marketing working for big companies.

Can business and brain Science merge? Find out in today’s episode as Dr. Winegard talked about her interests in neuroscience, psychology, and marketing. She also shares how she comes up with her tagline “Building Better Business Brains”. Listen and enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Dr. Winegard’s project that stems on the notion that you literally become what you thought (like you can believe yourself into better fitness, better health, and better outcomes)
  • The neuroscience behind our gut feeling
  • Discover how our brains can help us create an external environment that is conducive to achieving our goals
  • How to develop a “believing brain”
  • Winegard’s transition from corporate marketing into building her own proprietary company
  • The thought process that she used to see her full potential and realize that it’s time to move on
  • Advantages of having our brain take a rest on our performance

Links

Reading List

  • From Good to Great by Scott Brouwer
  • Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

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.

TBLP081 | Eric Arnold: Financial Industry Leader

Do you know what you need to maintain your lifestyle when you reach your retirement age? In this episode, Eric Arnold, the Chief Executive Officer at Planswell, an online financial planning software platform will answer it.

Eric headed multiple startups before. His pursuit to become an entrepreneur started when he was a teenager. In the span of 5 years, he was able to start a tea company, online music retailer, and hypnotherapy business.

Today, Edwin and Eric discussed how he started Planswell, what is one characteristic that make it stand out over its competitors and their future plans of expansion. Listen to the episode and enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What assets you must have to maintain your lifestyle in the future
  • The key to Eric’s success as a business leader
  • Planswell’s unique feature, why it has an edge over their competition
  • If you are an emerging business leader, discover what is the biggest indicator for future success
  • Avoid this early mistake that most starting entrepreneurs do according to Eric
  • Listen to Eric’s strategy on how to start a business that will not break the bank

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.

TBLP080 | Roger Chabra: Chief Innovation Leader

Roger Chabra is the Chief Innovation Office at Tribal Scale. He has decades of experience as a successful technology operator, investor, and entrepreneur. In his free time, he spends it with his young son and family. And not known to others, he is a human Shazam. He admits that he can guess an 80’s track within three seconds of playing it.

In this episode, Edwin and Roger discussed how he was able to emerge as a business leader at the start of the internet popularity. Roger shared his thoughts on finding the right opportunity for you and how to grab it even if you are unqualified. Listen in and write down the nuggets of wisdom you can apply to your startup company.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Roger describing the early years of internet and tell his transition story from becoming a person of computers to finance and becoming a venture capitalist
  • How to stand out with your application and grab your dream position
  • Discover how Roger do something bold and get people to support the idea
  • The three things that Tribal Scale do to help their clients level up their products
  • Where does true innovation come from

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.