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The CEO EDGE Podcast

Welcome to the CEO Edge podcast , with your host Dr. Nancy MacKay, CEO and Founder of MacKay CEO Forums. Our vision is to populate the world with better leaders. In this podcast we interview successful CEOs and trusted advisors on topics of interest to CEOs today
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Dec 20, 2018

 

As Co-founder and CEO, Joanne provides direction and oversight with specific emphasis on ground breaking educational environments, healthcare, research and multi-unit, high-rise, mixed-use developments. Her work is informed by vigorous research and careful client consultation, working from first principles in a way that thoughtfully translates her clients’ needs into physical reality.

Joanne founded the firm on the principles of sustainable design, quickly establishing it as a leader in the field. This passion continues to inform all that she does, including our work with business leaders, entrepreneurs, developers and our colleagues in the engineering and consulting industry. Under Joanne’s leadership, the firm remains focused on design excellence in a way that balances the social, economic and environmental sustainability of each building we create.

Joanne sits as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for the CaGBC and she is a regular speaker, sought out nationally as a thought leader in this design specialty.

McCallum Sather

Dec 20, 2018

As Regional President, British Columbia, RBC Royal Bank, Martin Thibodeau leads a team of 4,000 employees in BC, dedicated to providing financial advice and services to over 1.5 million personal, small business and commercial clients.

Martin joined RBC 28 years ago, and has held a number of senior management positions that led him to travel across the country, notably as Regional President, Quebec; Regional Vice-President, Eastern New Brunswick and P.E.I.; Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Quebec Headquarters; Regional Vice-President, Commercial Financial Services, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and North Ontario; and Vice-President, Canadian Banking, Toronto.

An energetic, inspiring and authentic leader, Martin is very committed to his community and has dedicated his time and skills in service of a number of organizations. Martin is a Governor of the BC Business Council and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cancer Research Society. He heads the Centraide/United Way campaign for financial institutions, and is outgoing Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation.

Martin has received several distinctions and recognition from his peers, including the Alter-Ego Award presented by the Association des femmes en finance du Québec. 

RBC

Dec 20, 2018

For over 25 years, Aqua-Guard Spill Response is the global leader in oil spill controls, protecting the worlds’ most precious resource, water.  The Company’s patented oil skimming technology has been used to clean up spills from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico and from Egypt to China, winning innovation, business excellence and entrepreneurialism awards and recognition.

Nigel has devoted his life to environmental and social responsibility and boldly advocates for “risking it all for what really matters” among the entrepreneurial tribes to which he belongs. For 15 years, he has been an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and of MIT’s Gathering of Titans.

Nigel speaks and consults with entrepreneurs and young people worldwide about bringing their talents to solve some of our planet’s most pressing challenges. Whether he’s talking with business leaders, not-for-profit groups or a student audience, Nigel is committed to positive change.

Nigel and his wife, Rieko, have travelled the world with their two sons and their daughter to help develop them as global citizens.  The entire Bennett family has created Kokoro Gifting Fund to raise monies in support of various charities that promote a “socially just and sustainable world”.

An active philanthropist, Nigel Bennett is author of Take That Leap: Risking It All for What Really Matters. All profit from his book sales and speaking engagements are donated 100% to organizations that support poverty alleviation, human rights, social services and the environment.

Aqua-Guard

Dec 20, 2018

For the past 20 years, Kevin has been a key strategic advisor and coach to high-performing CEOs and business leaders around the world.  He is relentless in helping them to build and maintain tremendous success in business, and a full, rich personal life.

CEOs in North America, the Middle East, India and Australia, also count on Kevin to facilitate their strategic planning sessions, to align their leadership teams, and to stay focused.

Kevin has a Coach Emeritus distinction by Gazelles International in recognition of his mastery.  Using his deep knowledge of how to take a good company and how to make it great, Kevin combines his own methods with the Rockefeller Habits to help leaders, in a wide variety of sectors – from consumer-packaged goods, manufacturing, luxury retail, media, automotive and professional services – to build high-performance leadership teams, expand into new markets, attract profitable customers, and increase productivity and profits.

Lawrence & Co.

 

Dec 20, 2018

Ernie Philip joined the Canadian leadership team of Medline in May 2017.   Prior to his current success at Medline, Ernie held various leadership roles at Xerox including Director of Marketing and Director of Large Enterprise.  

As Vice President of New Business Development at Xerox, Ernie was responsible for new logo sales acquisition and managed sales teams across Canada.  

And most recently as Senior Vice President of Xerox, Ernie managed the services cost base to drive growth and was responsible for GTM, M&A, marketing strategies, P&L and talent for the services business. 

Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor of medical products and acquired Medical Mart in March 2016. 

Medline

Dec 13, 2018

Dr. John Izzo has been a pioneer on creating successful businesses and emerging work trends for over twenty-five years. Izzo was a pioneer on employee engagement and social responsibility with his book Awakening Corporate Soul (1994), a trail blazer on shifting generational values when he wrote Values Shift-The New Work Ethic (2000), showed how individuals shape the future with Stepping Up (2014) and now is blazing a new trail showing business why a rising class of people worldwide will shape the economy of the future with his forthcoming book The Purpose Revolution. This rising class is not one of nationality, income, race or gender but one that aspires to have a good life while doing good.

He has spoken to over one million people, advised over 500 companies, authored six bestselling books and helped some of the world’s most admired companies. Known for his compelling combination of leading edge research, riveting storytelling, practical ideas to make a difference starting now and a keen sense of where the future is going your organization will leave inspired and ready to act. His clients have included IBM, Qantas, the Mayo Clinic, Verizon, RBC, TELUS, Westjet, DuPont, Humana, Microsoft and McDonalds.

Dr. John Izzo

Dec 6, 2018

Dr. Lance Secretan is a pioneering philosopher and corporate advisor whose bestselling books, inspirational talks, and life-changing retreats have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. He is the author of 21 books about leadership, inspiration, corporate culture and entrepreneurship as well as an award-winning memoir, A Love Story. His latest book is The Bellwether Effect. Lance is a riveting speaker and is acknowledged globally as one of our most insightful and original leadership teachers. He is the former CEO of a Fortune 100 company, university professor, award-winning columnist, poet, author and outdoor athlete. He coaches and advises leaders globally (he is ranked among both The Top 30 Most Influential Executive Coaches and The Top 30 Most Influential Leadership Experts globally), and guides leadership teams who wish to transform their culture into the most inspirational in their industries.

Individuals, entire organizations, cities and states have experienced remarkable transformations through his unique mentoring, coaching, wisdom and approach. He has helped 6 companies to be named to Fortune’s Best Companies to Work for in America list, and 8 others are also his clients, and 30 Secretan Center clients are on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies list. Speakers in America ranks him among the Top Five Leadership speakers and his firm, The Secretan Center, Inc., is ranked #1 in the world as an international Leadership Consulting firm by Leadership Excellence.

Dr. Secretan is the recipient of many other awards, including the International Caring Award, whose previous winners include, Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, President Jimmy Carter and Dr. Desmond Tutu. He is a forum Chair at MacKay CEO Forums, current Chair of the Pay it Forward Foundation, and former Chair of the Advisory Board of the Special Olympics World Winter Games. He is an expert skier, kayaker and mountain biker, and he divides his time between Ontario, Canada and the Colorado Rockies.

Dr. Lance Secretan is a pioneering philosopher and corporate advisor whose bestselling books, inspirational talks, and life-changing retreats have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. He is the author of 21 books about leadership, inspiration, corporate culture and entrepreneurship as well as an award-winning memoir, A Love Story. His latest book is The Bellwether Effect. Lance is a riveting speaker and is acknowledged globally as one of our most insightful and original leadership teachers. He is the former CEO of a Fortune 100 company, university professor, award-winning columnist, poet, author and outdoor athlete. He coaches and advises leaders globally (he is ranked among both The Top 30 Most Influential Executive Coaches and The Top 30 Most Influential Leadership Experts globally), and guides leadership teams who wish to transform their culture into the most inspirational in their industries.

Individuals, entire organizations, cities and states have experienced remarkable transformations through his unique mentoring, coaching, wisdom and approach. He has helped 6 companies to be named to Fortune’s Best Companies to Work for in America list, and 8 others are also his clients, and 30 Secretan Center clients are on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies list. Speakers in America ranks him among the Top Five Leadership speakers and his firm, The Secretan Center, Inc., is ranked #1 in the world as an international Leadership Consulting firm by Leadership Excellence.

Dr. Secretan is the recipient of many other awards, including the International Caring Award, whose previous winners include, Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, President Jimmy Carter and Dr. Desmond Tutu. He is a forum Chair at MacKay CEO Forums, current Chair of the Pay it Forward Foundation, and former Chair of the Advisory Board of the Special Olympics World Winter Games. He is an expert skier, kayaker and mountain biker, and he divides his time between Ontario, Canada and the Colorado Rockies.

The Secretan Center

Nov 28, 2018

Dr. Bal Pawa’s unique combination of knowledge, experience, and passion position her as a sought-after speaker and author on integrative medicine and the Mind-Body Connection. She has long been a pioneer, leader and role model in the medical and integrative health communities and is passionate about empowering people. Dr. Pawa is committed to offering credible, holistic and evidence-based knowledge of integrative medicine and hormonal health. She provides seminars and speaks to countless communities, corporate and women’s groups and she gives much of her time to mentor future leaders in health and wellness.

Dr. Pawa’s unique combination of scientific training in Pharmacy and Medicine, combined with her additional certification in Mind/Body Medicine, hormone health and GUT/Brain health makes her a valuable source of information for holistic health. Many have sought her advice on guidance on stress hormones and their role in illness, the importance of nutrition and women’s health. More recently, she has been educating the public about groundbreaking research on neuroplasticity and the GUT/Brain connection as the role of the healthy microbiome and brain health becomes more mainstream.

She is grateful to have been recognized in the community for her dedication to education for the community at large, her countless volunteer teaching hours in mind-body medicine and for her pioneering work in integrative medicine. In her spare time, she loves to hike, travel, play golf and write. She also enjoys gourmet cooking and creating healthy recipes. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and has two grown children who are her proudest accomplishments.

Dr. Bal Pawa

Nov 20, 2018

Throughout his 20 year career in the technology industry, Adrian has had the opportunity to drive innovation and digital disruption in the payments and retail ecosystem. Adrian worked with companies such as Starbucks, Nike, Microsoft, Michelin, Central 1 and Interac, delivering great software products and engaging user experiences across multiple platforms and channels.

Adrian is the Founder and CEO of Aequilibrium—a Vancouver-based digital product development and design studio dedicated to creating winning web, mobile and IoT applications. Aequilibrium focuses primarily on FinTech and retail, and is committed to helping clients get their product out to market quickly, efficiently and with zero waste. The team strives to set the bar for engaging customer experiences by combining an intuitive interface design with carefully crafted code—leading to an unforgettable customer experience.

Prior to founding Aequilibrium, Adrian was a Technical Architect at McKesson Medical Imaging (Canada), Lead Game Developer at Ubisoft (Europe) and Program Manager at Microsoft (US). Adrian holds a Postdoc from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University

Aequilibrium

Nov 14, 2018

Robin was one of the first three employees at Long View and he’s been instrumental in growing that small start-up into the success-story it is today. As CTO, Robin defines Long View’s technology strategy. Robin’s responsibilities also involve overseeing our Research and Development program ensuring new offerings are thoroughly mastered before offering them to our clients. He is also the major player in Long View’s relationship with Gartner. He holds an Executive Program seat, and sits on Gartner’s Symposium and IT Expo advisory board.

Outside of the office, Robin and his wife are kept busy with their four kids, enjoying life on their acreage, and at their condo in BC, where they spend time biking and skiing.

Long View Systems

Nov 1, 2018

Taylor is an associate in Dentons Vancouver office and is a member of the firm’s Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation and Labour and Employment practice groups. He assists clients in managing all of their human resources needs, including pension and benefits administration, employee savings and incentive programs, employment standards, hiring and terminating employees, workers’ compensation, human rights, privacy and occupational health and safety.

Taylor also works closely with sponsors, administrators, trustees and employers who administer and participate in pensions and benefits plans.

Before joining Dentons as an associate, Taylor worked for the firm as both a summer and articling student.

Experience

  • Rokstad Power Corporation & Affiliates: Advising the corporation and affiliates in re-acquiring from the Carillion Group full ownership of the businesses and undertakings of the Rokstad Power Group of Companies, enabling the business to continue as a recognized leader in the industry who provides full suite of power line construction and maintenance services, using a pre-packaged CCAA proceeding to effect a complex transaction.
  • Finning International Inc.: Advising in relation to the wind-up of the equipment rental business and affairs of Raydon Rentals Ltd. d.b.a. The Cat Rental Store into its parent, Finning International Inc.

Insights

Activities and Affiliations

  • Executive Member, Pensions & Benefits Law Sections, B.C. Branch-Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of British Columbia 

dentons

Oct 24, 2018

Dalibor leads Deloitte's Technology Advisory practice in Western Canada. The practice is focused on helping CxOs maximize value of technology investments, and leveraging latest trends in digital, innovation and exponential technologies to accelerate business performance.

He specializes in complex business and technology transformation, with deep focus on actionable strategy, applied innovation, service excellence, shared services and complex sourcing. Dalibor holds a MBA Degree, and is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), ITIL V3 Expert, ISO 20000 consultant, Project Management Professional (PMP) and certified in CobiT and Lean Six Sigma. 

Dalibor has been advising Canadian and international government and private sector leaders of organizations of varying sizes and complexities. Dalibor has experience working with clients in public sector, energy and resources, financial, consumer goods and technology sectors.

Deloitte.ca

Oct 16, 2018

Michael Denham is President and CEO of BDC, Canada’s only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs.

He leads a team of 2,200 people across Canada who work every day to help entrepreneurs succeed by providing the guidance and financial support they need to build resilient, growing businesses.

A strong advocate for entrepreneurship and innovation, Mr. Denham drives BDC’s positioning as the number one ally of Canadian entrepreneurs. Having more impact on more business owners and being as easy as possible to do business with are among his main priorities at the helm of BDC.

A seasoned business leader with more than 30 years of senior management experience, Mr. Denham held senior roles at McKinsey, Bombardier, Accenture and AquaTerra before joining BDC.

Based in Montreal since 2001, Mr. Denham is bilingual and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a Master of Science in Economics with distinction from the London School of Economics.

bdc.ca

Oct 11, 2018

Mike Fenton is President & CEO of ACG TORONTO – also known as The Association for Corporate Growth.   ACG is the largest global association for the Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions industry; and comprises 57 chapters in North America and Europe; with more than 14,000 members. ACG Toronto is the largest international chapter and has been operating since 1971. Mike has previously held executive roles in the private-sector and Not-for-profit industries working in the Healthcare, Education, Sports Marketing and Communication sectors.

Darin Brock, Darin is Managing Director, Head of Business Development at TorQuest.  He leads the business development, investment sourcing activities for the firm and partners with CEOs and other senior leaders in understanding and developing strategies to facilitate both top line revenue and bottom line profitability growth.  TorQuest partners with middle market business owners, founders and their management teams by applying capital to take their business to the next level, faster.  Darin also serves as Chairman for ACG Toronto.

Sep 17, 2018

As CEO of Spyder Works, Ken helps companies with both business and innovation strategy. Spyder Works' engagements touch all points of the corporate business and transformation compass: an ambitious growth plan with a leading retailer to increase revenue by 50% in less than five years; the launch of a consumer brand into more than 20,000 retail stores across multiple countries in less than three years; working with a financial services industry association to address the sector’s markedly aging workforce by intriguing new entrants and helping them to chart their career course; facilitated strategies in a wellness-driven organization to uncover and implement product, service and process innovations; coupled journey mapping with customer insights to improve an national retailer’s overall customer experience.

Ken is the co-author of two books on innovation, The 90% Rule and the bestseller Cause a Disturbance, both avidly read by business leaders in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Leading journalists with publications and networks including The Globe & Mail, The Financial Times, CNBC, Forbes and Bloomberg have recognized the timeliness of these important works. His insights on entrepreneurship and innovation appear in his column for Canada’s National Newspaper, the Globe & Mail. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker, workshop leader and event Chair.

Ken Tencer

Sep 12, 2018

Dr. Lance Secretan is a pioneering philosopher and corporate advisor whose bestselling books, inspirational talks, and life-changing retreats have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. He is the author of 21 books about leadership, inspiration, corporate culture and entrepreneurship as well as an award-winning memoir, A Love Story. His latest book is The Bellwether Effect. Lance is a riveting speaker and is acknowledged globally as one of our most insightful and original leadership teachers. He is the former CEO of a Fortune 100 company, university professor, award-winning columnist, poet, author and outdoor athlete. He coaches and advises leaders globally (he is ranked among both The Top 30 Most Influential Executive Coaches and The Top 30 Most Influential Leadership Experts globally), and guides leadership teams who wish to transform their culture into the most inspirational in their industries.

Individuals, entire organizations, cities and states have experienced remarkable transformations through his unique mentoring, coaching, wisdom and approach. He has helped 6 companies to be named to Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For in America list, and 8 others are also his clients, and 30 Secretan Center clients are on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies list. Speakers in America ranks him among the Top Five Leadership speakers and his firm, The Secretan Center, Inc., is ranked #1 in the world as an international Leadership Consulting firm by Leadership Excellence.

Dr. Secretan is the recipient of many other awards, including the International Caring Award, whose previous winners include, Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, President Jimmy Carter and Dr. Desmond Tutu. He is a forum Chair at MacKay CEO Forums, current Chair of the Pay it Forward Foundation, and former Chair of the Advisory Board of the Special Olympics World Winter Games. He is an expert skier, kayaker and mountain biker, and he divides his time between Ontario, Canada and the Colorado Rockies.

Lance Secretan

Aug 29, 2018

Tim Kist, Principal, TK3 Consulting & MacKay CEO Forums Chair

Tim Kist is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) who blends over 10 years of management consulting with over 20 years of business leadership experience. This experience enables Tim to deliver actionable recommendations because he has walked in the shoes of management on a daily basis.

Tim is recognized as a highly effective, collaborative and inspiring leader who engages employees and colleagues to achieve business results.

Tim has delivered keynote presentations to industry associations and companies, is the Past President of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Manitoba and will be joining the national board of CMC Canada this fall.

Joy Playford, Vice-President, Playford Performance Group & MacKay CEO Forums Chair

Joy has over 30 years’ corporate leadership experience including senior leadership roles as VP and GM with interprovincial responsibilities.  In these leadership roles, Joy built bench strength, turned around and grew business results, cultivated strategic partnerships and effectively led operations and performance execution across multiple business lines and locations.  

Joy is a Certified Management Consultant supporting leaders and their success by providing Performance Consulting, Executive Coaching, Leadership Development and Team Facilitation support across a range of industries in entrepreneurial, regional, and national corporations.

Her leadership development includes York Universities’ Executive Development Program, International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited Executive Coach training and Covey Leadership's in-residence programs.  Her community service includes founding membership in the Kelowna Women Leaders Network and service on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Enterprise Centre of BC.

Keith Sinclair, President & CEO, Harris Leadership Strategies & MacKay CEO Forums Chair

Keith is a highly sought after executive coach in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has been coaching senior level HR executives and their teams for over 15 years, supporting them in leadership strategy to achieve business and personal success. His expertise in executive search, coaching, strategy facilitation and organizational development is the foundation of his work.

Keith is a Certified Management Consultant, holds the designation of Certified Human Resource Professional, and is trained in Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Strategic Thinking, Balanced Scorecard and Process Improvement.

Keith is an often-requested speaker on leadership, strategy and HR, he has presented to international, national and regional industry associations and conferences, and has been a guest lecturer to universities and colleges. 

Jul 31, 2018

Chris Taylor, President & CEO, Actionable.co

As President & CEO of Actionable.co, Chris Taylor helps business consultants bring learning sustainment and measurable behaviour change to their client engagements. 

As the host of iTunes #2 ranked business podcast The 21st Century Workplace, Chris regularly hosts conversations with the worlds' leading thinkers on leadership, change management and employee engagement, bringing his trademark curiosity and humour to the complex topics of business strategy and professional management.

Chris has penned over 150 articles on aspects of our new world of work, and is a regular speaker on stages domestic and abroad.

 

Kevin Barwin, Forum Chair, MacKay CEO Forums, Founding Partner, Clarti Group Inc.

Kevin Barwin was the recipient of the “Top Forty under 40” awarded by the Ottawa Business Journal for his commitment to professional excellence and contributions to the community.

Kevin has over 20 years of business experience as a leader and entrepreneur.  He is currently the Founding Partner of Clarti Group Inc. and has previously held executive leadership roles in the technology and Human Resources space with companies such as Overlay TV, Lumenera Corporation, Zequra Technologies and Corel Corporation.

 Kevin is an avid Board and Committee member, he is Past President of the Ottawa Chapter of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA), a Board Member of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and Vice Chair of the Grants & Evaluation Committee and also sits on the Board for Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa.

Jul 31, 2018

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman is a medical doctor with a focused practice in the area of women’s health and wellness. She is a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) certified by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and spent a decade in practice at the Menopause Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Pearlman has been awarded a focus practice designation by the Ontario Medical Association to enable her to work as an expert consultant to other physicians in the area of women’s health.

Dr. Pearlman has cultivated an expertise in the art and science of cosmetic medicine, taking a holistic approach to rejuvenation of the face and body based on the belief that beauty comes from within. Dr. Pearlman has helped train other physicians in cosmetic injection technique and regularly attends cosmetic medical meetings to stay current with the latest techniques and technologies. She has had the opportunity to work and train with leading experts in this field across North America.

Striving to create a medical skin care line that was both highly effective but also clean, Dr. Pearlman created The PearlMD Skin CareRx line to provide pharmaceutical grade skin-active ingredients, but without potentially harmful chemicals, to lighten, brighten, and revitalize the skin.

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Jul 31, 2018

Anne Miner is a consummate entrepreneur in constant motion. In addition to her unique ability to see possibilities, Anne has a knack for identifying the necessary talent and expertise to assess, plan and implement change.

A skilled facilitator, trusted CEO advisor and sought-after coach, Anne is often called upon to lead executive teams through the rapids of change, bringing clarity and vision as well as a strategic framework for implementation.

Through her company, The Dunvegan Group, Anne helps organizations to strengthen and build stakeholder relationships (between customers, employees, members, patients, students, vendors). Seeing organizations grow through collaborative and continuous improvement, and reduced customer and employee churn, as they deliver enjoyable customer experiences fuels Anne’s drive to help people and companies realize their full potential.

Anne also serves on a number of industry and association boards, is the 2013 recipient of the University of Guelph’s Alumni Medal of Achievement, and author of several books on the topic of Customer Relationships.

Anne Miner

Jul 25, 2018
Jeff King is responsible for strategy, licensing, distribution, international,  information technology and corporate planning. He is accountable for SOCAN’s revenue and expense management for key operations. Since joining SOCAN in 2001, Jeff has held a number of senior positions throughout the organization and lead initiatives that significantly heightened member and licensee satisfaction. As Vice President of Licensing, Jeff developed a robust strategic plan to expand SOCAN’s customer base and increase efficiency. As Vice President of Membership, Jeff led the development of a number of industry-leading e-commerce tools and the creation of SOCAN’s Information Centre. Prior to joining SOCAN, Jeff was Vice President of Underwriting at Old Republic Insurance Company and helped to lead that organization from industry laggard to industry leader within 3 years. Jeff holds an BA Honours from Wilfrid Laurier University and has been keynote speaker at several international conferences on innovation and free-trade.
 
Jeff King
Jul 19, 2018

As President of Cox Consulting Services, Colin is an expert in helping leaders create and execute strategies that drive profitable growth. Just one element of this is individual productivity.

Colin's career has spanned 25 years in the online services and video game industries, including experience working internationally in the UK and Ireland. Colin is passionate about family time, winter sports, camping and off-roading.

Colin Cox

Jul 12, 2018

John has been recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired CEOs, and is the recipient of the 2015 Business in Vancouver CEO of the Year Award (small-medium private company).

As the Chairman and CEO at Nicola Wealth Management, John leads the team in managing over $4 billion in assets for affluent families, entrepreneurs, business owners, and institutions across Canada.

A veteran of the financial services industry since 1974, John provides strategic leadership to Nicola Wealth Management, exercising his passion for providing innovative solutions to clients’ complex problems.

His areas of expertise include investment management, estate and financial planning, as well as business planning with a focus on best practices for wealth building, exit strategies, and shareholder agreements.

John also sits on the Canuck Place Hospice Society Board of Directors. Using his business acumen to help develop and grow this and several other not-for-profit organizations over a number of years.  These include The Pivot Law Society, a volunteer legal society defending the underrepresented issues facing Vancouver, British Columbia’s Downtown Eastside, and Bulembu International, a foundation dedicated to helping an abandoned African mining village become self-sufficient.

John Nicola

Jun 28, 2018

A pioneer in the new field of NeuroCommunication, Gregor Jeffrey’s innovative, neuroscience-based approach has completely changed our understanding of how we can achieve influence through effective communication.

Gregor’s research into the link between brain science and communication has helped thousands of executives, leaders and professionals at leading organizations across Canada to transform the way they communicate.

Jun 13, 2018

Henryk has a 15 year track record as an advisor to CEOs in public, private, and crown corporations. Henryk helps his clients take on their toughest challenges in the areas of leadership, strategy, decision making, culture, and risk.

A sought after expert, Henryk frequently shares his thought leadership and provocative views on conference podiums and at leading universities. His thoughts have appeared in variety of news and media outlets including Profit Magazine, the Financial Post, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, HR Reporter, and HR.com.

As President of The Anderson Leadership Group with offices in Toronto and London, England, Henryk helps clients think about personal purpose and business profit through provoking their thinking, and helping them challenge the status quo. Henryk holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Western University, and is an organizing member of Mensa™ International.

Henryk Krajewski, PhD

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