TBLP117 | Laurie McGraw: Healthcare Leader

According to the numbers, it is clear that the healthcare industry needs to have diversity in leadership, may it be gender or race.

In today’s episode, Edwin chats with the Senior Vice President of Health Solutions at AMA, Laurie McGraw.

She has more than 20 years of executive leadership and a proven track record of leading rapid growth in the healthcare IT industry.

Outside AMA, she is a loving wife to her husband of 30 years and a mother to two young adults. They love to do outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing.

You will hear Laurie shares her best advice for female leaders.

Also, she will share how she can work smart.

Lastly, listen to her as she discusses how you can keep up with the fast changing development with the healthcare industry.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How Laurie leads the innovations at the American Medical Association (AMA) and updates the healthcare community about it
  • Developing and bringing out the best on electronic health records (EHR) to address the barriers and issues between physician-patient relationship
  • The difference between leading a medical technology solutions provider and leading AMA
  • How AMA has changed and improved telemedicine for patients and physicians
  • Laurie’s two best advice for women leaders
  • Her constant challenge in her almost 30 years of being a leader
  • What she does to be able to monitor, manage activities and do more in less time
  • How to keep up with business innovations and advancements

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.

TBLP115 | Todd Unger: Productive Disruptor

Do you know what does “productive disruptor” means? You will find out if you will listen in.

Today on the show, Edwin sat down with Todd Unger, Chief Experience Officer and Senior Vice President of Physician Engagement at the American Medical Association.

Todd and his family recently moved to Chicago for this job and they are getting to know and love Chicago very much. His my whole family is into horseback riding. Todd is also a daily meditator.

In this episode, Todd discussed what is his role in AMA and what are their future plans in the next 12 months.

He also shared the journey of AMA’s of not only being a healthcare brand but also supercharging membership acquisition and retention.

Also, he tackled the issue of how to transform an organization through storytelling and social media.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • The problems that Todd addressed when he came to the American Medical Association and what is his focus now for the organization
  • How he was able to digitally transformed and strengthen a known and old healthcare brand coming from a horse racing company
  • How Todd dealt with and fill up a relatively new position and the improvements he’s done in the marketing and publishing part of the company
  • Developing a curriculum on how to communicate, thru emails or any digital medium, more effectively and straight to the point
  • Building marketing on the foundation of storytelling and the help of social media and what Todd considered as their biggest challenge today and how to deal with it
  • How his former COO inspires him and helps him with communicating to and supporting  his team, and on onboarding key persons
  • The transformation cycle of an organization; in what phase is AMA now and Todd’s plans and brand strategy for AMA
  • Growth as your best job, how it is today and how you should do it

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.

TBLP114 | Robert Armstrong: Mobile App Leader

Robert Armstrong is the CEO of Appstem, the Leading Digital Product Agency based in San Francisco. He is a father to an almost two-year-old and that took most of his time. Robert stays very active until this day.

Robert has always been a marketing guy, but in May of 2014, Robert took over the CEO role.

In this episode, Robert will share how he successfully transitioned into the role of Chief Executive.

He also discusses the difference between being a CEO and a sales and marketing person.

In the conversation with Edwin, he dives deep on how to keep your relationship with people to do your duties as a leader.

In addition to that, Robert has very exciting news for those who are seeking opportunities to be part of Appstem. Be sure to listen until the end.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • The biggest challenge Robert encounters transitioning from sales and marketing into a CEO position
  • How he was able to build and grow Appstem on his own when he and his business partner part ways
  • Being a small company, Robert shares 2 factors they focused on in order to grow
  • The knowledge base or internal wiki that Robert built and implements in Appstem
  • Why some consumer and B2B type business start-ups grow and others fail
  • What you need to know if you wanted to produce and market a software product that really provides value
  • How Robert became successful in managing a custom software design and development firm when he’s not a software engineer himself

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.

TBLP112 | Gillian Mandich: The Happiness Leader

What is happiness and why is it important?

Before you leave wondering whether this is a podcast episode about business, you’d better think twice.

On today’s show, we have Dr. Gillian Mandich, happiness researcher, Ph.D. Health and Rehabilitation.

Gillian is the oldest of seven children. At a very young age, she was already entrepreneurial by offering babysitting services and gathering all the children into their place but charge per head.

In her spare time, Gillian likes to hike and loves foraging.

Listen to this episode as Gillian, explains the connection of your environment and the DNA with your happiness.

She also shares actionable steps for business leaders to achieve a different level of happiness.

Lastly, she discusses why a mindset shift is important for every business leader and individual to reach their happiness in their day to day life.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Happiness!  And what do we need to know about it
  • Is happiness the preventive method for the most part of what we have to do in your life
  • The key practices or behaviors that we can do that are going to have a potent effect in our day to day life
  • Are we born happy or is it dictated by your environment
  • How much of our happiness do we have control over
  • What business leaders should do to have a positive impact on their happiness
  • The importance of having a gratitude practice
  • Ways to achieve a mindset-shift and realize the significance of happiness on our day to day life

Links

Reading List

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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.

TBLP111 | Jeff Ruby: Healthcare Leader

How can the loss of a loved one lead to startup success?

You have to listen until to this episode to find out.

Jeff Ruby, the founder of Newtopia, started the company because he lost his father to cancer at a young age.

He came to the realization that the current health care solutions does a very job at keeping people healthy. It is a reactive system that helps relieve ailments rather than prevent them.

In this episode, he shared the challenge of having the company to start over after a very hard fall.

Also, you will hear Jeff’s thoughts on the rise of artificial intelligence and how it will affect our lives.

Lastly, listen to Jeff as he advocates on making more people healthy and changing the mindset that healthcare system is motivated toward illness.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What is Jeff’s motivation to put up Newtopia
  • Where people spend their hard-earned dollars when it comes to their own health
  • How Newtopia is starting a revolution of beating the “sick care system”
  • Jeff finding success by failing fast
  • The importance of having an outside eye to guide Jeff with critical decisions for Newtopia
  • How Jeff overcome the challenges he faced when the company made a pivot

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.

TBLP110 | Marcus Rader: Rental Property Management Leader

Are you a vacation rental property manager looking for a one all solution? This episode is for you.

We have on the show, Marcus Rader, the CEO and Co-Founder of Hostaway an enterprise solution for managing short-term rentals.

When he is not busy with Hostaway, Marcus loves to play a guitar. He loves death metal. Fun fact: Marcus, speaks six languages. When he travels he likes to visit different breweries.

Marcus sat down with Edwin and shared the growth of Hostaway over the last years.

Also, he get into the topic of how to let go of being an entrepreneur and switch your role to being a CEO of your company.

Not only that, you will hear Marcus shared his technique on how they come up with a very solid company culture to eliminate confusions.

Lastly, listen Marcus’ nuggets of wisdom on how to be an effective business leader to a company distributed around the world.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Why Marcus had to stop being an entrepreneur and become a CEO to better lead Hostaway
  • How he overcome the challenge of firing and hiring people
  • The key factors to successfully manage and lead a team distributed across the world
  • The difficulties of different cultural/ethnic background in the organization and how Marcus dealt with it
  • How having a former CEO as a coach helps Marcus and what is his main focus now in the company
  • Marcus’ key learning when he transitions from being an entrepreneur into a CEO
  • Two resources that helps Marcus achieve his goals and grow as a leader
  • The hardest part of being a leader and how to deal with it
  • Marcus’ worst quality as a leader and how it helps him build the company
  • How Marcus balances work and life

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.

TBLP109 | Beth Wilson: Force of Change Business Leader

Is unconscious bias eliminated in this time and age?

Today on the show, we have Beth Wilson, Canada Chief Executive Officer at Dentons.

Who is she outside of Dentons?

Beth is a mom of two boys, ages 21 and 18. She likes spending time with her family. Beth also loves the outdoors, getting out on her paddleboard, kayaking, and is an avid runner and cycler. Now that her sons are older, Beth and her husband enjoy time together on long cycling rides and have even incorporated cycling trips into their vacations.

In this episode, Beth went deep into topics ranging from mindset, strategies, and leadership.

She also spoke to how she won the trust and credibility of her team members at Dentons when she was brought in as CEO.

Listen in to hear Beth talk about these points and more, including the hot topic of unconscious bias.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Why Dentons is executing deeply on talent
  • The main reason Dentons recruited Beth for the CEO position
  • Beth’s strategy to build trust and credibility
  • Unique opportunities that Beth experienced as a female business leader
  • How to execute work-life integration as a business leader and a woman with personal responsibilities
  • How to beat the stereotypes for women in business
  • Overcoming failure and what she did to deal with the adversity
  • Key points to consider when creating, developing and implementing a strategy
  • The crucial role of having a network and mentors so Beth could 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.

TBLP108 | Taylan Pince: Disruptive Business Leader

Are you an emerging leader who is having trouble to delegate?

In this episode, Edwin sat down with Taylan Pince, Mobile Team Lead and CEO at Hipo, an organization that helps disruptive startups and small businesses create meaningful products and services.

When Taylan is not busy growing Hipo, you can find him spending time with his four-year old daughter.

Apart from family life, he loves to read Sci-Fi books, is passionate about physical activity, and loves to tinker to hardware stuff.

Today, you will hear him delve into topics about productivity, delegation, and his future plans for Hipo.

Also, you will discover what kind of disease he caught because of too much stress and what he did about it.

In addition, listen to actionable steps he shared with Edwin regarding hiring remote team members and interns.

Lastly, find out how you can grow as a business leader by mastering the art of delegation.

Listen to this episode, and you will learn why you should delegate until it hurts.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Taylan’s main focus on their company now compared to eight years ago
  • What’s most important when choosing a stakeholder in the business
  • The biggest challenge in Taylan’s life because of a disease caused by stress
  • How Taylan learn the art of effective delegation
  • Taylan’s best practices on managing his remote team
  • What is the key learning for Taylan in managing team members that are working remotely
  • The challenges of handling a remote team and how Taylan overcome it
  • How Taylan keep harmony between work and family life
  • Different ways on how Taylan promote work-life balance to his team members
  • How Hipo develop successful training for junior members of the company

Links

Reading List

  • New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

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.

TBLP107 | Ann Cavoukian: Privacy By Design Expert

Do you know what forms the foundation of our freedom?

Listen to this episode to find out.

Today we have Ann Cavoukian, former 3-Term Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, and currently Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, leading the Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

Ann sat down with Edwin to talk about the importance of ensuring the future generation’s freedom.

Not only that, you will hear Ann talk about AI.

She dived deep on why AI is a hot topic now and is there a basis that this is something to be scared about.

Lastly, hear Ann’s advice to business leaders about privacy.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • When privacy became a huge growing issue and why it’s very important
  • How to gain a competitive advantage by implementing privacy in your business
  • Privacy by design – how it became part of the biggest law globally and how companies can be certified with it
  • How people and businesses can raise their awareness of privacy
  • Why some people think privacy is dead plus the evolution of the decentralized model of data collection and privacy engineering
  • Why AI ethics is such a hot topic
  • Building trust and a positive relationship with your customers using privacy
  • What is a Data Map and its benefits in your business
  • Advice on business leaders regarding privacy

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.

TBLP105 | Adrian Salamunovic: Public Relations Leader

Did the idea of elegant parties, open bars 
and circulate with the rich and famous sound like a PR to you? Think again, as we have on the show, Adrian Salamunovic.

He is the co-author of FREE PR, founder of Earned.co, a public speaker, startup advisor, investor, and PR expert who’s passionate about helping entrepreneurs reach mainstream success using the power of earned media.

You will hear Adrian share how you can use the power of free PR using the media, podcasts, television, print, publications, digital to get your word out for free.

Not only that, get to discover how you as an emerging business leader can build an internal PR team.

Lastly, discover the actionable steps that you can do to reach a wider audience through  FREE PR.

This is one episode you do want to miss!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How Adrian helps companies have their own in-house free PR
  • The value and power of having an in-house PR
  • Three stages to incorporate PR in your company
  • PR for podcasters
  • A great strategy for someone who wants to be a thought leader
  • Comfort as the enemy of success and what’s the key for long-term success
  • E-courses as the best learning tool to upscale your career and/or business
  • Two powerful hacks that Adrian do to be an effective leader, mentor, and entrepreneur
  • Passion and having positive energy as the best leadership quality
  • One actionable PR hack that you can do to increase traffic to your site

Links

Reading List

  • Play Bigger: How Rebels and Innovators Create New Categories and Dominate Markets by Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher Lockhead, Kevin Maney
  • The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life by Todd Herman
  • Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
  • Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin

 

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.