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.

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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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.

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.

TBLP065 | Jacqueline Leung: News on the Go

Jacqueline is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Pressed. Not a news junkie by any means, she created Pressed because it’s a product that she needs. Prior to launching her first startup, she spent several years working in marketing roles at companies spanning across industries like sports, food, and media. She has a media degree from Western University and a communications certificate from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

When not busy, you can find Jacqueline having run or trying out a new restaurant. Her future plan is to integrate news to everyone, make it accessible and easy for people. They are doing it now through a newsletter, where they send the top five stories around the world that you should know in a conversational way.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How does Pressed News make it easier and digestible for people to find the news
  • The role of Networking in how Jacqueline grow as a business leader
  • Confidence, Doubt, and Self-awareness; some of the challenges Jacqueline has to face and conquer
  • How does Jacqueline handle stress and anxiety that came along with her role
  • Why is it important for a business leader to be honest with their team members

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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.

TBLP063 | Mike Wessinger: Senior Care Leader

Mike is the founder and CEO of PointClickCare Technologies. The company started as a one-man operation and grown to 1,500 people today. The company’s mission is to prepare the world for an ageing population and for PointClickCare do that through long-term and post-acute care providers.

For Mike who is a father of a ten and twelve-year-old daughters, family comes first. They keep him busy. A few years ago Mike and his wife started to travel a lot with their kids. They spend a lot of time travelling and skiing. He also plays golf and for general fitness, he does Cross Fit, hiking, and cycling to keep him physically in and mentally in shape.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How do company’s culture can help bring bright people to the team
  • What did Mike do to overcome the communication challenges within the organization
  • Mike’s method of delivering a message to the members of his organization
  • Chasing Markets Vs. Sales Opportunities
  • Creating a mindset of building a company that’s durable for the long-term versus being acquired

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Reading List

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
  • Dream Golf: The Making of Bandon Dunes
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

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.

TBLP054 | Tony Lourakis: Community Support

Tony Lourakis is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fleet Complete, a leading global provider of IoT technology for businesses with fleets, assets and mobile workforce.

He is a Toronto native, thirty-eight years old, married and a father of a ten-year-old boy. When he is not working, Tony spend every free moment with his family. He loves to cycle, his personal sport of choice. He also works out to a little bit in the gym with a little bit of weightlifting. The three areas he spent most of his time is business, family and personal kind of fitness.

He is also involved with the Hellenic Heritage Foundation. It is an organization that purpose and mission are to preserve and promote Greek culture in Canada. Being a child of Greek immigrants, he wanted to do his part to help preserve the Greek culture in this country for his son’s and future generations.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • The importance of surrounding yourself with great mentors
  • How Tony developed as a leader over the course of his 20-year journey
  • How he keeps the organization from becoming an “institution” that can dampen the “inspiration”
  • Where the great ideas come from within the organization
  • The role of his father in helping him to grow as a business leader
  • Why is it important to focus on the vision and values of the company

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 on air and answer it there.

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