TBLP101 | Krystyn Harrison: Career Leader

Prior to founding Prosper, Krystyn advised Fortune 100 companies at AT Kearney and founded Unison Design Group (acquired by Versett, 2017). She has an HBA and MBA from Ivey Business School.

Outside Prosper, she loves to spend time with her family and travel.

In this episode, you will hear Krystyn share what Prosper is and their plans for the next six to twelve months.

Not only that, she will discuss why you need a mentor or a coach that is accessible.

Plus, find out her advice to young business leaders to get ahead and find worth in what they are doing.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How Prosper helps people become successful in life and career
  • The value of having an accessible coach/mentor
  • Importance of self-awareness or self-reflection as a leader in order to find your blind spot
  • Career Board of Advisors (a new term coined in this episode) – what are they and why you need them
  • Your coach or advisor doesn’t have to be a formal mentor to make an impact on your life and career
  • Advice for business leaders especially for millennial business leaders or the so-called “The Burnout Generation”

Links

Reading List

  • Radical Condor by Kim Scott

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.

TBLP100 | Dr. Greg Wells: Peak Performance Business Leader

In today’s episode, Edwin interviews Dr. Greg Wells about the top five-step process for establishing a healthy high performing team.

Dr. Greg Wells is a Physiologist, Scientist, Speaker & 3x Best-Selling Author. He helps people get healthy & perform better via research and applied science.

Outside of what he does, his number one priority is his kids, and family. Dr. Wells got a four year old and eight years old, so he had to spend as much time with them.

Dr. Wells invested heavily in sports equipment for his kids so he can drag them off to do the stuff that he likes to do. They went skiing, surfing, and love doing physical activity. He does cycling, running and swimming, and also love lifting weights to make him feel better.

What you will discover in this episode are:

What adverse effects being in a hustle mode do to your brain?

Find out how to work smart and achieve the lifestyle you want for you and your family.

Lastly, how you as an emerging leader can lead a healthy, high-performing team.

And much more! Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What does it take to be a world-class athlete in performance, health, and business capacity
  • The number one mistake a lot of businesses fail
  • Types of brain waves and its contribution to our state of body and mind
  • Three principles you must do to be successful
  • Two types of people categorized by sleep physiology
  • Intention Vs. Compulsion; what does it mean and how to apply on your business
  • Five step process for establishing a healthy high performing team

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.

TBLP099 | Paul Burns: Social Media Leader

A seasoned and passionate senior executive with over a decade of experience building and leading high-performance teams both locally and internationally.

That is how you will see Paul Burns. 

But outside Twitter, Paul is a simple guy, married for fifteen years and has two young sons. He loves music, running, and snowboarding.

In today’s episode, Edwin and Paul dive deep on what Twitter is and how it helped connect business leaders to their team members.

Not only that, you will hear Paul sharing his most difficult decisions from being a rookie executive to now a business leader.

Lastly, listen as what two qualities you must possess to emerge as a business leader.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Twitter as an operating system for culture
  • Paul’s role in growing Twitter’s reach in Canada
  • How Paul grow as a leader by being uncomfortable
  • The definition of hindsight, foresight, and insight according to Paul
  • Pros and Cons of self-promotion in a business organization
  • Arrogance or Confidence; a critical character that one must have in an organization
  • Two challenges faced by a business leader
  • As an emerging leader, listen to what Paul has to say in leading people

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.

TBLP098 | Bob Pickard: Reputation Leader

Today on the show, we have Bob Pickard, Principal of Signal Leadership Communication Inc., a social public relations consultancy exclusively serving senior executives dealing with digital disruption.

Outside the PR world, Bob is a busy dad raising two young children in Canada. He lived overseas for 20 years in Asia, in places like Japan, Korea, and Singapore.

Edwin and Bob talked about the role of PR in the digital age.

They dive deep on the topics of why it is important for a CEO to have social media presence especially at times of crisis.

You will also hear them talk in-depth about why PR is not just about making you popular but more importantly it is for you to build your image

Lastly, hear Bob provide you with actionable steps for your PR efforts and be a leader in your emerging industry.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Why Signal Leadership Communication Inc. focused to serve only company’s CEO
  • Top two social media platform for CEOs
  • PR People who are clickers Vs. Senior Practitioner of the craft
  • Listen how Bob was able to help KIA Motors to go from a reputation of being a maker of cheap cars to becoming one of the most reliable car brands
  • Why being a great communicator is important for Leaders
  • Is social media a key to a leader’s growth
  • The difference between “Image” and “Reputation”
  • Two kinds of reputation

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.

TBLP097 | Jon Vroman: Front Row Leader

You have to be a family man with business and never a businessman with a family. It is one guiding principle that Jon Vroman, the Founding Owner of Front Row Foundation imbibes in his personal as well as business life.

In his former life, he used to be living a life of anyone’s dream – earning big and lots of money, trips everywhere, good company, cool boss and fancy dinners. But along the way, it dawned on him that his life has more to it than what he is already enjoying.

Now, Jon is a father and a husband. His primary objective is to serve his wife Tatiana and his two boys Tiger and Ocean. They live in Austin, Texas. Jon also runs a dad’s group called Front Row Dads for high performing entrepreneurial type of guys that are family men.

Listen to Von as he shares many life-lessons on his way to founding the Front Row Foundation.

Look forward to hearing how he survived insurmountable odds and overcame it.

Be transported back to that very core of yourself and learn to appreciate what Von says about it.

You will be amazed at how he successfully looked inward to find that meaning in life and eventually went outward to share his blessings to the world.

Don’t miss a bit of what he says because every bit of word is fully packed with wisdom and a deep sense of understanding of his own life and others as well.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Jon sharing what Front Row Foundation is all about and its mission
  • What led him to start the Front Row Foundation
  • The unique ways of contributing goodness to charities and to the whole world
  • How he overcomes the unthinkable challenges he went through
  • The many life-lessons he’s had pursuing his dream
  • Why do you need affirmation, good friends, mentors, therapists and coaches
  • The value of gratitude and its rewards
  • One unique actionable step to make a difference in your 8 most important people in life

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.

TBLP096 | Nicole Verkindt: Procurement Leader

Nicole is the founder and CEO of OMX, a Dragon on CBC’s Next Gen Den, and a thought leader in the procurement industry.

Today, she sat down with Edwin and shared her inspiring stories on how she focuses on her goals.

Also, she talked about how she grow and expand her business.

Nicole always finds industry gaps and built innovative platforms and technology to fill them.

Listen now to learn more about how she has turned the challenges to build OMX, the only online platform of its kind that serves users from the world’s top defence, aerospace, shipbuilding sectors, and tens of thousands of local suppliers around the world.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Nicole explains how travelling and being location independent gives her the benefits and freedom to accomplish more
  • Recalling interesting experiences that made her become the business leader today
  • Learn the importance of ASKING, addressing the problem right away, proper expectations and setting deadlines as the key to moving forward a business
  • How having different kind of entrepreneurs in a team contribute to their growth
  • Nicole explains why high-level creativity, having good judgment and emotional intelligence is the next big thing for this era
  • Learn the skills that will be suitable for this new economy for young professionals and entrepreneurs
  • The impact of technology in shaping the lives of people
  • Qualities that one must possess when starting a leadership role

Links

Reading List

  • Railroader: The Unfiltered Genius and Controversy of Four-Time CEO Hunter Harrison by Howard Green

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.

TBLP095 | Laurie Campbell: Fitness Bootcamp Leader

You need to surround yourself with people who bring up your weaknesses and know your strengths. This is one of the important lesson Barry’s Bootcamp Regional Vice President, Laurie Campbell learned as a woman in business.

Being a female entrepreneur, Laurie went through challenges that she was able to overcome with help from family and peers. In today’s episode, she offered tips and tricks on how to survive the demand in a male-dominated industry. She also gave advice on taking the plunge and setting up a business, to moving ahead when the odds are against you.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Laurie’s transition from being a yoga studio owner to being Barry’s Bootcamp VP
  • What are difficult decisions that allowed her to grow as a business leader
  • Laurie realization that a previous venture is no longer for her
  • The importance of being with like-minded people
  • Laurie’s thoughts as a woman in business
  • What’s the best leadership quality that Laurie has

Links

Reading List

  • American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton
  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz

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.

TBLP094 | Eli Fathi: AI Technology Leader

Should we be afraid of Artificial Intelligence?

Edwin sat down with Eli Fathi, Co-founder & CEO MindBridge Analytics Inc., a company that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to uncover errors in financial data.

Today, they talked about the singularity, AI, and leadership. If you do not have an idea what is the singularity, listen to this episode.

You will hear from Eli, singularity’s impact on the livelihood of the people with the use of artificial intelligence.

Also, you will find out what you have to grow as a business leader especially if you are part of a  highly skilled work environment.

Enjoy! 

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What is financial data and how they use artificial intelligence to uncover anomalies in it
  • Hear the lessons that Eli learned in making a difficult decision that allowed him to grow as a business leader and entrepreneur
  • How to continue to be on top of the game
  • Lessons Learned in scaling your business successfully
  • Discover the Do’s and Don’t of building credibility for individual level
  • Four simple steps of building credibility for company level

Links

Resources

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.

TBLP093 | Braulio Lam: Payments Platform Leader

What is the hardest thing that you have to do as a business leader?

This is one big question Braulio Lam answered in today’s episode.

Braulio Lam is co-founder and CTO of Pungle Inc. Braulio oversees all technology and development of the Pungle Payments Platform. His teams are responsible for delivering the software at the heart of Pungle’s innovative products and services.

Edwin and Braulio sat down and talked about the future plans of Pungle and what problem does it solve. They also discussed the actionable steps that you can do as an emerging leader. Lastly, Braulio shared his thoughts on the fast-growing technology such as AI and how it will affect businesses of today.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What are the problems solved by Pungle
  • Two challenges Pungle has overcome since they started
  • One of the hardest decision Braulio has to make during the early years of him as a business leader
  • As a brand-new business leader joining a new team, what steps you have to take for your growth
  • What does leading upwards mean for Braulio

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.