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

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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.

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

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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.

TBLP079 | Claire Adams: Media Leader with Purpose

Claire Adams is the co-CEO of Canada’s premier network for driven Millennials, Notable Life Media Group, Inc. It covers all aspects of millennial life including social, professional, and charitable engagements.

Claire loves food and travel. She is very easy going but works very hard. After taking over Notable Life, 18 months ago, she now looks forward to travelling next year.

In today’s episode, Edwin and Claire touched on the topic of leadership fueled by gratitude. She shared how she starts the day and how it commands the rest of it. Claire also opened up on the challenges of re-branding and transforming an organization with a different culture. This episode is full of nuggets of wisdom you can apply to your organization.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • The importance of collaborating with like-minded business leaders
  • Why Claire transitioned from production stage manager to an entry-level position and became an executive producer of live entertainment
  • The difference between a Freelancer and an Entrepreneur
  • How to scale a company while introducing a new strategy
  • Challenges they faced when they took over a company with a different culture
  • Becoming a business leader with compassion and purpose
  • Find out how Claire practices gratitude

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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.

TBLP078 | Lori Casselman: Lead by Asking

Lori Casselman is a mother, athlete, and fitness advocate who is passionate in giving back to her community.  She is an experienced executive with a passion for building great teams while making innovation in the health and insurance sectors.

On this episode, Edwin and Lori discussed the importance of asking questions to your team members to received their highest level of performance. Lori shared her leadership style when she is new to the position and how you developed the members of your team to be the next leader.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What one leadership lesson she followed to help her decision making
  • How building relationships helped her grow as an emerging leader
  • What the first thing she does when she takes on a new role
  • Why creating a culture of caring shouldn’t be disconnected from creating a high-performance culture
  • Practical ways to develop team members to become business leaders

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Reading List

  • Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead by Tara Mohr
  • Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

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.

TBLP077 | Dr. Laura Lee Copeland: Leading with Compassion

Mindfulness has been a buzzword for this year. Can business leaders practice being mindful? Will it benefit their organization? All these questions will be answered today by Laura Lee Copeland, Chief Medical Information Officer at Healthtech.

In this episode, join Laura and Edwin as they discussed why it’s vital to invest in yourself if you want to get the most out of your ability. Laura also shared her struggles during a difficult transition in her career. Tune in to this episode, to discover the benefits you will get out of meditation and how you can be a leader with compassion.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Laura recounts her journey from being an office manager to a resident doctor and now a physician informaticist
  • Opening up on one of the key decision she had to make and take the risk of being an informaticist
  • How Laura win over the limiting beliefs she had on her head while doing her transition
  • Why meditation can help you focus and being mindful in your business
  • Leadership with compassion, find out what this means

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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.

TBLP076 | Jack Newton: Legal Cloud Leader

Jack Newton is the founder of Clio, one of the pioneers of cloud-based practice management. He founded Clio 9 years ago to bring law firms to the cloud. When he is not busy managing Clio, you can found him jumping into the ocean when it’s this time of year, enjoying the warm weather, getting a relief from the hot streak. He is a husband and a father to three young children.

In today’s episode, Edwin and Jack caught up with how Clio educate the legal community on the security-, ethics- and privacy-related issues. He also shared the core values that inspired his team to be in a founder’s mindset.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • The challenges lawyers have to face after Law School
  • How Clio will help lawyers adapt to and embrace the changes with technology
  • Find out the two key decisions Jack made to scale their company
  • What is the founder’s mindset and how it helped for client’s retention
  • Draw the Owl and other Clio’s core values that every organization should have

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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.

TBLP075 | Alexi Panos & Preston Smiles: The Bridge Experience

How does a couple mix business and pleasure? Join Edwin as he sat down with power couple Alexi Panos & Preston Smiles, Founders of The Bridge Experience.

As the Co-Founders and Co-Creators of The Bridge Method, Alexi Panos and Preston Smiles have helped thousands of students changed their lives by participating in their workshops all over the world. They also have individual projects specific for men and women that will help transform their lives.

In today’s episode, Preston and Alexi shared how they stood upon their difficult business decisions. Preston dives deep on the crucial role of changing your mindset as an entrepreneur, why modeling a successful business leader rather than mimicking them and the importance of a community that will support men on their journey. Alexi also shares actionable steps for emerging business leaders, start-ups, and entrepreneurs that will help them scale their business.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Who are Alexi and Preston when they are not growing their business
  • Discover the number one key ingredient to all of life
  • How did Alexi find her deeper sense of worth
  • Preston beating his limiting beliefs
  • Action; the number one thing people are missing
  • What does it take to be a business leader

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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.

TBLP074 | Mara Nickerson: Legal Services Innovation Leader

Mara Nickerson is Osler’s Chief Knowledge Officer and an acknowledged Canadian industry leader in legal services innovation and services delivery. She leads national teams who are responsible for professional development, knowledge management, records and conflict management and is the driver behind the Firm’s implementation of legal project management and process improvement.

Join Edwin and Mara Nickerson, as they discuss why (and how) it’s vital to accept the changes for the law industry and how they are coping with the technology evolution. Mara also shares tips to help lawyers overcome their fears about innovation. 

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Mara’s vital role to ensure that every team member has the information they need when they’re talking to clients
  • Challenge of switching from practicing law to Chief Knowledge Officer
  • What are the steps Mara took to grow as a leader continually
  • Three factors for a Law Firm’s innovation
  • Technology’s effect on lawyers and how Mara’s organization deal with the evolving change

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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.

TBLP073 | Kunal Gupta: Mindful Leadership

Kunal is the CEO of Polar, a technology provider to major media publishers, with offices around the world. He is also passionate about finding calm and focus in a modern era and writes regularly on the topics of leadership, mindfulness and technology culture on his blog, findfocus.today.

When he is not running the business, Kunal spent a lot of time learning more about himself. He does meditation, practices yoga, a lot of reading and a lot of other activities that Kunal found a lot of joy and meaning from.

In today’s episode, Kunal and Edwin deep dive on topics that will support up and coming business leaders on how to become a mindful leader. Listen and enjoy this episode and write down many takeaways that are actionable for your day to day life as a business leader.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What Polar Mobile Group does that made large media companies use it to power their website, advertising, analytics, and their content
  • Key takeaways from Kunal when he faced challenging decision making that made him grow as a business leader
  • How Improv Courses helped Kunal harness his creative thinking
  • The five reasons why anybody works at any organization
  • How mindful leadership made Kunal an effective business leader
  • Best practices shared by Kunal for the emerging business leaders

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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.

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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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 the air and answer it there.

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