TBLP078 | Lori Casselman: Lead by Asking

Mother, athlete, fitness advocate, a person who is passionate in giving back to her community. These are some of the qualities of today’s guest, Lori Casselman.

Lori Casselman is an experienced executive with a passion for building great teams while making innovation in the health and insurance sectors.

Today, 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

  • Lori will walk us through the process of transition to broaden her horizon
  • What one leadership lesson she followed to ease her decision making
  • How building relationship helped Lori positioned herself as an emerging leader
  • What is the first thing Lori do when she takes on a new role
  • Creating a culture of caring shouldn’t be disconnected from creating a high-performance culture
  • Effective ways to develop team members to become business leaders

Links

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 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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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 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

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

 

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

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 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.