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

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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.

TBLP090 | Alexander Lvovich: Auto Industry Leader

With the growing popularity of other car brands, how does Volvo remains on top of the game? Automotive is one of the most competitive industry in the world, yet Volvo finds its success secret sauce.

Today on the show, Edwin sat down with Alexander Lvovich, Managing Director of Volvo Canada, to get a peek into the future of Volvo, take a piece of his brain to see what lies ahead of the famous car brand and get nuggets of wisdom that you can practice while growing as a business leader.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Why Volvo is still the leading European car brand in the world
  • Over the years, it has been known to be the safest car in the world. Listen to Alex as he tells us the latest technology of Volvo
  • With the automotive industry so competitive, how does Volvo stayed innovative and ahead of other brands
  • The three difficult things that Alex learned to help him grow as a strong business leader
  • Alex recounting experiences that he made a bad decision and affected the business operations

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.

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.