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.

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.

TBLP104 | Michael Denham: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Leader

Are there ways to help connect corporate Canada to innovators and entrepreneurs?
This question has been on Michael Denham’s mind for a long time. In this conversation, you will discover the answer to that.
Michael is the President & CEO of BDC, Canada’s only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. He is the driver of the organization’s positioning as the number one ally of Canadian entrepreneurs.
Michael is born and bred a Torontonian, moved to Montreal, back in 2001. His work experience started at McKinsey in Toronto. Michael also worked at Bombardier in the early two thousand. He had a long stretch at Accenture where he was the president of Accenture’s business in Canada. About four years ago, he started at BDC, the business development bank of Canada.
When Michael is not working, he likes to spend time with his three boys. He still plays hockey a couple of times a week. He was also the chairman of the kids’ school for a number of years; he is on the foundation board of one large hospital in Montreal.
In today’s episode, Michael discussed how BDC supports Canadian companies in scaling up and becoming meaningful global export-oriented businesses.
Further, find out the challenges start-ups face, and how BDC is instrumental in providing anchors to the eco-system.
Even better, you will hear Michael sharing his decision-making style when it comes to replacing a leader with another leader.
Are there ways to help connect corporate Canada to innovators and entrepreneurs?
Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What is BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) and how it helps small businesses and entrepreneurship in Canada
  • What is BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) and how it helps small businesses and entrepreneurship in Canada
  • Important things to consider when making a senior level appointment so you don’t get it wrong
  • Focusing on purpose and not profitability to lead and make a change
  • Two things Michael do to continue to grow as a business leader
  • BDC as a high-profile B Corp bank and why other companies should be “B Corpish” in nature

Links

Michael on LinkedIn

Michael on Twitter

BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) website

Yammer

B Corporation (certification)

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.

TBLP103 | David Ossip: Human Capital Management Leader

Do you want to scale your organization?

If the answer to this is yes, then you have to listen to this episode with David Ossip.

David Ossip, CEO & Chairman of Ceridian, Human Capital Management (HCM Cloud Software) was exposed to entrepreneurship at a very young age. Now, he is a dad to two wonderful kids and an avid cyclist.

Edwin and David dive into the topic of how he switched Ceridian from a company with a survival culture to an innovation organization.

What’s more, is David shared how to find the right leader based on the scale of the organization that you’re at.

Lastly, you will hear how David scale a company by overemphasizing on focus.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How giving up an 8-figure deal helps David grow as a business leader
  • Partnering with another company (Ceridian), taking the leadership position and how he manages his team and grow the company
  • Three ways to encourage every member of the organization to communicate and embody the culture and core values of the company
  • Why scaling an organization requires the emphasis on culture
  • What kills innovation and three ways to build the culture of innovation
  • How Dayforce will help leaders manage their employees with the rise of a distributed workforce and AI
  • The difference between an exceptionally confident individual contributor and a good manager
  • Persistence as the best leadership quality plus three advice on how to scale your company

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.

TBLP102 | Mark Bowden: Body Language Expert

Do you want to understand body language and facial expression?

Today on the show, you are going to hear from Mark Bowden, Keynote Speaker, World Renown Body Language Expert and creator of TRUTHPLANE.

Edwin and Mark delve on the topics of the importance of body language or as everyone knows, the non-verbal communication.

Also, hear from Mark how he helped CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and Prime Ministers of G8 powers master non-verbal communication that will let them grow as a business leader.

Lastly, learn what is SCAN and how it can help you interpret other people’s body language.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Mark’s background: how he became an expert on human behavior and body language and how he helps business leaders
  • Why it’s important for business leaders to understand body language or non-verbal communication
  • How to present yourself in a compelling way with your body language that exudes trust and credibility
  • S.C.A.N. – a system of thinking that will help us interpret other people’s body language and get us closer to the truth
  • How to deal with disturbing arms closing, body shifting, etc. during a conference or meeting
  • Do they like your speech or not? – Advice on business leaders when giving a speech or talk on a large audience
  • The thought process on how to present yourself when speaking with audience that you cannot see (such as in online live platforms)
  • A most effective, direct and quickest way to win trust and credibility

Links

Resources:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.