The Boiling Point Podcast

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • John Simon chats with Greg and Dave about life experiences with friends, family and how traveling has motivated him to start his own business called Kefi Travel Club.
  • Learn about Adventure, Discovery and Community Building with John's Travel Club
  • John explains the meaning of Kefi, which is a Greek word he discovered from his love of traveling in Greece.
  • The Club including access to private trips, custom trip planning and opportunities to share travel ideas and memories with others in this amazing community.
  • John is passionate about "experiential travel" and elevates the term to a new high with his Kefi Travel Club team.

BIO:

  • John Simon is an experienced international business professional operating in multinational organizations and entrepreneurial start-up businesses.
  • John’s passion for travelling started young with many van-filled trips to Florida and Myrtle Beach in the ’70’s.
  • Things became more serious with several international projects living and working in Europe during the ’90’s.
  • He also spent 12 years planning and leading unique adventures for groups to places like Ireland, France, Greece, Spain, Morocco, Italy, etc – which formed the basis of Kefi Travel Club.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_6_-_John_Simon.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 9:33pm EDT

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Beth explains how she founded Aquila Tours to support the cruise ship industry in Saint John, New Brunswick in Eastern Canada after observing that the support industry needed significant improvement. She describes Aquila Tours online training programs for tour operators, tour guides and cruise ship destinations and how she and her team built Aquila into an international company.

BIO:

  • Beth Hatt moved to Saint John in 1981, founded Aquila Tours the following year and has been recognized as one of the Top 25 People to Watch in Atlantic Canada as well as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.
  • Aquila Tours celebrated 35 years in business in 2017 after building a strong customer base in the Carribbean and Central America coaching other operators and training tour guides to embrace the best practices in the cruise industry.

LINKS:

http://www.aquilatours.com

https://www.facebook.com/AquilaCruiseExcellence

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/beth-kelly-hatt-91700b13 

Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_183_Beth_Hatt.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:05am EDT

IN THIS EPISODE: 

  • Ernane Iung introduces the book he authored "The Success Factor - Unconventional Wisdom for Small Business Success".
  • Ernane advises small business owners that unconventional wisdom is more strategic in the real world than using conventional wisdom.He discusses outsourcing, factoring and referral marketing as an asset for a start up.

BIO:

  • Ernane Iung is the President & Owner of Liquid Capital Solutions and the author of "The Success Factor - Unconventional Wisdom for Small Business Success" specializing in Short-Term Financing for small & medium sized business owners who need immediate cash to grow.
Direct download: TBP_Episode_4_Ernane_Lung.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:07pm EDT

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Ian discusses his involvement with politics and being surrounded by politicians who inspired him to pursue his passion.
  • He describes the corporate structure behind MediaStyle, a Certified BCorp, and it's involvement in truth and reconciliation cases. 
  • Ian and his company MediaStyle working with The Tragically Hip's Gord Dowie, learning how to stay humble as they created change through communications.

BIO:

  • Ian is passionate about creating social change through communications which initiated the founding of his communications firm MediaStyle in 2008. 
  • MediaStyle is a certified B Corp with a mission to help people who needs their voices heard.
  • Ian started his career on Parliament Hill as an assistant press secretary, supporting cabinet ministers and opposition members in the House of Commons.
Direct download: TBP_Episode_2_Ian_Capstick.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:17pm EDT

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • The Clean Money Revolution is a must read! Joel chats with Greg and Dave about Renewal Funds and the book that he has published and why he did it.
  • The Clean Money Revolution is based on reinventing purpose, power and capitalism.
  • Joel explains the practical steps for investors to become involved with clean investing and the big picture guide for how to achieve it.
  • Joel presents practical investment steps, leaving a positive impact when investing while still providing a return on investments.
  • https://www.joelsolomon.org/the-book/ 

BIO:

  • Joel Solomon is chair of the Renewal Funds, a $98 million venture capital firm in Vancouver that invests in organizations to create positive change.
  • Joel is a founding member of the Social Venture Network, Business for Social Responsibility, Tides Canada and is Board Chair for Hollyhock.
  • Joel speaks passionately, eloquently and digestibly about some of the biggest issues facing us as a species.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_180_-_Joel_Solomon.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:59am EDT

IN THIS EPISODE: 

  • Kevin's main project is Hyasynth Bio. A startup focused on opening up the potential of cannabis-derived medicine, by replacing plant growth with engineered microorganisms.
  • Kevin chats with Greg and Dave about his company, and explains the process of producing cannabinoids with yeast instead of growing plants, a manufacturing process which has been around sine the 1970's.
  • Kevin shares his experiences as an entrepreneur in this sector and how Hyasynth differentiates itself from other cannabis business in the industry.

BIO:

  • Kevin Chen is the CEO and cofounder of Hyasynth, a company that is focused on producing cannabinoids, the active compounds in Cannabis, by using engineered yeast instead of growing plants.
  • With a background in biochemistry, he has switched into a business role at Hyasynth when he started the company in 2014.
  • He is passionate about all kinds of technology development, startups and also community development as a volunteer and director of his local makerspace. 
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_182_-_Kevin_Chen.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT

IN THIS EPISODE: 

  • Dhirendra explains to Greg and Dave his move to Canada at a young age, and how he joined the University of New Brunswick as a teacher with a vision to promote a bright future for entrepreneurs.
  • Dr. Dhirendra Shukla discusses how he began courses at the University and some of the challenges he had to overcome. 
  • Dhirendra also discusses his accomplishments and awards that came from his dedication to the educational system of New Brunswick.
  • Listen to this episode as Dhirendra explain his passion for entrepreneurship, innovation and how he uses it to inspire his students.

BIO:

  • Dr. Dhirendra Shukla is a Professor of Technology Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.
  • Passionate about entrepreneurship, design, engineering, innovation and leadership, Dhirendra ignites the same passion in others through his teachings at UNB.
  • Dhirendra Shukla received an award from UNB in 2014 as the "Most Entrepreneurial Post-Secondary Institution of the Year".
  • Most recently, Dhirendra was nominated for the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award and selected by judges as a top 75 finalist.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_176_-_Dhirendra_Shukla_MIXED.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:08pm EDT

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Rose discusses with Greg and Dave how she founded Leonty3C.com, a Canadian firm that helps people shift into thrive.
  • Rose talks about her adventure in finding her passion for music and states how music, communications and math are all integrated.
  • She talks about how she moved into project advisory and how she wanted to empower teams to learn how to work together better. When Rose moved to New Brunswick, she shifted into the workshops and professional developments where she has taught over 15,000 people.
  • Listen in on this episode to hear Rose talk about her upcoming workshop events, the multi million dollar projects she has worked on and how she plans on continuing to make an impact on empowering teams.

BIO: 

  • Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, she has worked through Canada and in 2009, moved her office and production studio to the spectacular Fundy Isles region in New Brunswick.
  • As the daughter of a WWII survivor, she began her career at a young age so to take care of herself and her father who navigated the daily impacts of post-war trauma.
  • By the age of 20, she was representing Canada as a speaker at international conferences while finishing her degree at UBC and developing her management consulting profession.
  • Her specialty is empowering project team functionality, action follow-through, and productivity. Her workshops boost quality of action through an integrated tactical and human approach.
Direct download: TBP-_Episode_175_Rose_Hastreiter_MIXED.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 11:08am EDT

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