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Helping Entrepreneurs Thrive Live and on Video - Halifax - Canada’s Podcast

Helping Entrepreneurs Thrive Live and on Video - Halifax - Canada’s Podcast

May 13, 2022

Liam Byrne is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, and passionate about helping others succeed. In 2016 he founded the Entrepreneurial Development Conference and Expo, a national event that toured across Canada helping small businesses learn skills for growth. He is now the CEO and Founder of Enterpriser Canada, a media company that is the hub for Atlantic Canadian Entrepreneurs, and the Host of The Enterpriser Podcast.

He has been mastering the craft of marketing and communication for two decades and has shared his knowledge on the stage alongside Emmy winners, TED speakers, Fortune 500 Executives, Federal Politicians, and New York Times Best Selling Authors. He is a published author, social media influencer, and contributor for Forbes Magazine and has been featured in Startup Digest, Atlantic Business Magazine, Business Voice, and has been a finalist of ABM's Top 50 CEO, and EY's Entrepreneur of the Year.


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Getting Hybrid Work Right: Creating and Sustaining Inclusive Economic Growth in Canada - Toronto - Canada’s Podcast

Getting Hybrid Work Right: Creating and Sustaining Inclusive Economic Growth in Canada - Toronto - Canada’s Podcast

May 11, 2022

Stephen Harrington, Partner; National Leader for Workforce Strategy and Future of Work Advisory, Deloitte Canada.

Stephen is Deloitte’s National Leader for Workforce Strategy and Future of Work Advisory and has been a writer and speaker on the future of work since 2011. With 20 years’ experience in Consulting, Stephen leads transformations in workforce strategy to fundamentally get at changes in work, workforce and workplace to fuel business strategy. Stephen’s experience spans from strategy to design – he helps clients set workforce strategy to fuel business strategy, and then designs programs not simply to chase elusive ‘best-practice’ but to craft implementation solutions to meet the unique needs of client’s and their employees.


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The growth of the individuals for the mutual beneficial growth of the operations - New Brunswick - Canada’s Podcast

The growth of the individuals for the mutual beneficial growth of the operations - New Brunswick - Canada’s Podcast

May 9, 2022

Donald Haché, of Selltron Group, has years of professional experience managing startups and established companies. As a resilient, results driven strategic and decisive leader, Don utilizes his entrepreneurial skills and the Scaling Up framework towards the growth of the individual(s) for the mutual growth of the company and operations.

Don brings focus to companies in all business development stages – start-up, scale up, fast-growth challenges, steady state business, relocation, downsizing and shut-downs. He has extensive experience in needs assessment, design, strategic thinking and execution planning (there is a difference), leadership development, coaching, performance assessments, mergers and acquisitions (USA/CND) and succession management.

Don has a background in small, medium and large-scale development, implementation and system integration projects, with emphasis on taking small to medium privately held businesses to the next level for growth towards structured corporations, sustainable revenue, acquisition or sale, in domestic and international markets. Don has exposure to public sector, international trade service-based economies, industrial automation, commercial, transportation industries, professional services, IT, Telecom sectors and software development environments. He has a successful record of managing and motivating diverse teams, providing guidance, mentoring, committed to quality and client satisfaction.

Having started small to medium size companies, Don understands the challenges entrepreneurs are faced with, and has a track record of building these companies and turning them into successful operations. As a resilient, result driven, strategic and decisive leader Don utilizes his entrepreneurial skill set towards the growth of the individual(s) for the mutual beneficial growth of the operations, as a consummate learner he shares what he learns. Don is an Engineering graduate. Fluent in English and French, with basic conversational Spanish, Don enjoys world wide networking, traveling with family and friends.


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The three steps you need to win are to crawl, walk, run - Toronto - Canada’s Podcast

The three steps you need to win are to crawl, walk, run - Toronto - Canada’s Podcast

May 5, 2022

Ronald W. Thomson is a film and television industry veteran with Canadian, U.S., and international experience. Ron is the founder and president of global business development firm Cameron Thomson Group Ltd. with focus on media, entertainment, and tech ventures. Cameron Thomson is based in Toronto, London, Lake Como, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and Taipei. In addition, he is the founder and managing director of Nice Media Studios LLC, an independent media content company focused on the acquisition / origination, development, packaging, production & financing of premium television shows and movies for global audiences. Ron is considered a transformative thinker who has proven time and again his ability to lead companies to sustainable growth, with a legacy of experience in securing capital for companies in the global media / entertainment and technology communities. Ron also serves as CEO and Director of Canada’s Liquid Media Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: YVR). Liquid Media is a business solutions company empowering independent intellectual property (IP) creators. Liquid’s end-to-end solution will enable professional video (film/TV and video game) creation, packaging, financing, delivery, and monetization, empowering IP creators to take their professional content from inception through the entire process to monetization.

His experiences at Cameron Thomson led him to his appointment as Liquid’s CEO, where he was charged with the company’s business development. He spearheaded the successful recalibration of Liquid’s business model into a business solutions company for independent creators of professional video (film / television), carving out a distinct niche and offering in the marketplace.


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What it takes to lead the entertainment industry - Edmonton - Canada’s Podcast

What it takes to lead the entertainment industry - Edmonton - Canada’s Podcast

May 3, 2022

A driven and enthusiastic go-getter, Mike Anderson has been making waves in the entertainment industry for decades. After completing studies at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and Ryerson University’s Event Management Program, Mike joined the NAIT Students Association’s team as Entertainment Marketing Manager.

After gaining industry experience, in 2005 Mike was up for a new challenge and decided to launch Trixstar - a 360-degree live event management & consultation firm that activates both city and rural markets with fairs, festivals, concerts, brand activations as well as celebrity and speaker events. Working alongside organizations that want to create brand awareness, generate excitement and raise funds through impactful events and unique experiences, Trixstar now operates out of Nashville, Calgary, and Edmonton supporting clients and events all over North America.

The scope of Mike Anderson’s career as an event management expert has attracted the attention of peers, international celebrities and the media who have celebrated him as one of Edmonton’s "Top 40 Under 40′′ as well as one of the "Top 50 Alumni" of his college (NAIT) over the last 50 years. He was also nominated as "International Talent Buyer of the Year" at the International Entertainment Buyers Association Industry Awards in Nashville. His foresight and careful planning allowed Trixstar to not only survive the pandemic in the face of public health restrictions, but adapt to provide safe live events that also created jobs. This adaptability and progressive thinking is what keeps Mike Anderson leading the entertainment industry.


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Make sure people are the core of whatever you’re doing - Vancouver - Canada’s Podcast

Make sure people are the core of whatever you’re doing - Vancouver - Canada’s Podcast

April 29, 2022

As co-founder of Vancouver-based real estate software company, Spark, Simeon Garratt has been responsible for landing some of Spark's top real estate clients in North America. Years of living abroad in Asia and building his experience in the real estate industry fueled his ultimate vision — to transform and streamline how new developments are managed and sold. With an extensive background in selling and marketing property, Simeon has been involved in the sales of over 1,000 homes internationally which helped bring Spark into more than 80 cities worldwide. Recently, Garratt has been nominated to President of the BC Real Estate Tech Association, where he looks forward to sharing his expertise and institutional knowledge of the fast-changing industry.


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Creating a fashion and accessories brand popular among celebrities - Nova Scotia - Canada’s Podcast

Creating a fashion and accessories brand popular among celebrities - Nova Scotia - Canada’s Podcast

April 27, 2022

Lisa Drader-Murphy designs and produces seasonal collections of fashion and accessories that are of the moment yet enduring and classic in quality and expression of timeless design, all from her 250 year old sea captain’s estate in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. Willow Vale Estate, co-managed by her husband, Carey Murphy, also operates as a 5 star boutique resort, boasting multiple spa amenities.

Her label has received extensive international coverage including CNN, New York Times, Entertainment Tonight, BFM Europe, NRJ France, European Vogue, Cosmo, Flare, ELLE, CTV, CBC, SLICE, Canadian Learning Television, Global TV, and has been seen on runways across Canada. Jennifer Love Hewitt, Missi Pyle, Linda Cardellini, and Michelle Rodriguez are among the many celebrities who have selected Turbine for their wardrobes. Turbine has been invited to present at celebrity gifting suites during the Toronto International Film Festival, Golden Globes, Oscars, and the Cannes Film Festival and their signature leather handbags have been spotted on the red carpet.

Established in 1997, Drader-Murphy’s design house is unique in that it is one of few vertical fashion companies remaining in Canada. Her collections are sold exclusively at her 5 privately held retail locations and online.


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Pivoting from a career in the financial industry to being an entrepreneur - Calgary - Canada’s Podcast

Pivoting from a career in the financial industry to being an entrepreneur - Calgary - Canada’s Podcast

April 25, 2022

Robin Kovitz is the President & CEO of Baskits Inc., one of Canada’s fastest growing companies. Baskits designs, manufactures and delivers unique and luxurious gifts across Canada and the US. With over 50,000 customers from around the world, Baskits makes the art of gifting quick and easy through its online stores, catalog/call center, warehouse, and retail locations. In 2020, and again in 2021, Baskits was recognized as one of the Top Growing Companies in Canada by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine.

Prior to acquiring Baskits in 2014, Robin worked in private equity on the buyouts of mid-sized companies and as a Summer Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group where she led a part of a large-scale cost reduction project at a Canadian bank. She also played an active role in the sale of her family’s western Canadian food manufacturing and distribution businesses. She began her career in Mergers and Acquisitions investment banking at CIBC World Markets and was recognized with the Chairman’s Award in 2005.

As a sought-after speaker and commentator on "Entrepreneurship through Acquisition", digital retail and the topic of "Mompreneurship" Robin frequently serves as a guest lecturer at both the Yale School of Management and the Harvard Business School. She and/or Baskits have been featured in a number of leading publications, including: Forbes, House & Home, Elle Canada, Canadian Business, Huffington Post, Style at Home and on Global News, Your Morning Show.

Robin currently serves as a consultant to the Admissions Marketing team at the Harvard Business School and as a member of Young Presidents’ Organization. She holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University where she was a Rutherford Scholar. In 2017, and again in 2021, she was recognized as a Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award winner. In 2021, Robin received the Women of Inspiration Award from the Universal Womens Network. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.


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NextGen Perspective: Built Environments, Smart Cities & NFT’s - Toronto - Canada’s Podcast

NextGen Perspective: Built Environments, Smart Cities & NFT’s - Toronto - Canada’s Podcast

April 21, 2022

Ebony Walsh is an Architectural Designer, enthusiastic about innovation and technology. She is currently an intrapreneur for a company in Toronto, Ontario in Design Research & Data. She splits her time between Canada and Brazil working as a digital nomad.

Ebony is an exponential thinker – curious, actively adaptive to our social and technological advancements and her personal purpose and "why" is to advance optimal human experiences through infrastructure design. Her entrepreneurial ambition is to make hardware - our built environment (architecture and smart cities) as efficient and user-friendly as software; and she is looking to connect with like-minded startups.

Ebony is also co-leading a community of change-makers to create their first NFT campaign that will be the gateway investment to events, programs - and perhaps in the future, a purpose-driven hybrid digital-physical coworking | coliving village.


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Generate multiple streams of income - Vancouver - Canada’s Podcast

Generate multiple streams of income - Vancouver - Canada’s Podcast

April 19, 2022

Krysta Francoeur has worked as a designer and brand-builder for 14 years. In 2014 she moved to Malaysia to work for the famous transformational education company Mindvalley, and has since supported some of the biggest names in personal development such as T. Harv Eker, Deepak Chopra, The Shift Network, the authors of Stealing Fire, and more – all well building her own health food company, Wild Remedies.

Known for her ability to create beauty in everything she sees, the founder of Wild Remedies, Krysta Francoeur, is a Modern Magick Maven who has used the physical and emotional she has experienced, to facilitate healing, awareness, and balance with herbs and nutraceuticals to the marketplace in a unique way.

Seeing an opportunity in the market for better-for-you functional beverages, Krysta was inspired to use her years of creative expertise to create a product line that uses the medicine of botanicals (natural healing), the beauty of art and design (packaging), and the creativity of cooking (flavour), to create a product line that’s forging a new path in the wellness space by merging supplement with beverage.

By utilizing therapeutic-grade botanicals, super-shrooms, and nutraceuticals, as well as planting a tree for every product purchased, Krysta hopes to encourage everyone to consider the use of healing plants to correct imbalances, reconnect with nature, reignite the beauty within themselves, and help to heal our home on planet earth.


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