The Boiling Point Podcast

As part of our Boiling Point Process live event on December 2018 in Saint John, New Brunswick, we invited four sets of guests to join us on stage for live recordings of The Boiling Point. Today, we share one of those episodes featuring our friend Lisa Hrabluk.

If you don’t know Lisa, you need to check out her work with Wicked Ideas and The Mars Collective. She is working on digging into how to change the landscape of change-makers in New Brunswick. In this episode, Lisa joined us to give her experience around How to Build and Speak to Your Community. This interview is the last step in our Boiling Point Process: 4 Steps to Be Heard In A Noisy Market.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:03pm EDT

Imagine finding a career that you love, are talented at and have achieved success. Got it? Okay, now imagine you are hit by a car. Twice. Would you have the mental and physical endurance to come back from such traumatic events? If you did fight your way back, would you be able to know when your mental health needs to take precedence over that career and walk away from it? If you’ve faced adversity in your career, you need to listen to the story of our guest Emily Rodger. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:10pm EDT

Does thinking about the number of unanswered emails in your inbox right now cause you high levels of stress throughout your day? Are you always putting off tasks like finishing that powerpoint for tomorrow’s presentation because you don’t enjoy or have the skills necessary to do it? Maybe it’s time to let someone take over for, like our guest Belinda Wasser, RocketGirl.

Belinda shares with us her journey of creating and naming her business, Rocket Girl. She explains how she works with clients as a business manager to help them be more effective with their time. Belinda also shares how she’s created an online community and training system for other virtual assistants or those interested in pursuing the virtual assistant career path.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 11:23am EDT

In this week’s episode, three white guys have an uncomfortable conversation about race. Our guest Ryan Honeyman, who is the co-author of The B Corp Handbook, leads Dave & Greg on a discussion around the importance of changing our perspective from being “not racist” to “anti-racist”. Ryan speaks to us about how he’s needed to adjust his perspective as a white male. We hear how important it is to not shy away from topics that might make you feel uncomfortable. We all need to see the reality of racism in our culture that unconsciously impacts our beliefs.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:11am EDT

A panel of experts, Jim Kokocki, Rivers Corbett, Genevieve Coates and Kim Houlahan join us to give their experience around How To Be Seen As A Thought Leader by speaking about the idea of platform anxiety. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:53pm EDT

Downsizing your possessions after spending years in the same home can be a daunting task that brings so many emotions. What if you have to move across the country? Will all your furniture fit in your new home? How do you manage all this when it’s not something you do every day?

That’s the struggle that real estate mother-son team Mary and Davis Schryer saw happening to their demographic of clients. They came up with a solution with the services they offer to help guide their clients through the downsizing process.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:22pm EDT

Do you find yourself moving from boring meeting to boring meeting? Worse yet, are you the one leading the meetings that everyone finds boring? If so, maybe it’s time to look into some humour training to help improve the culture and morale of your workplace!

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:26pm EDT

When you donate to a charity, do you ever want to know the impact that your donation makes? Alexya Heelis of the United Way Saint John, Kings & Charlotte joins us to share how they are trying to get people to think about their donations, the way they think about their financial investments. The United Way is working with local non-profits to encourage them to track more metrics, watch what’s moving the needle and taking an entrepreneurial style approach to new philanthropic ideas. 

Alexya shares success stories that highlight the value of the impact the United Way can have as an organization. A great episode that shows how your monetary donations can become a wave of social impact giving. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:25pm EDT

How often do you explore the natural world around you? When’s the last time you appreciated what exists in your backyard? We speak with Gail Bremner, Executive Director of Stonehammer Geopark, who shares her mission to spark curiosity about the earth. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:37pm EDT

We were very fortunate during our Live Boiling Point Process event to have some fantastic guests join us for Live podcast recordings. Today we share another episode from that Live recording day, our chat with Hance Colburne. 

Giving practical advice from his years of experience, Hance entertains us with an informative take on becoming a subject matter expert through learning from those you are interviewing. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

Making the right connections can make or break an entrepreneurs potential business idea. But how do you build those connections effectively in a global business market? Enter Liftoff Capital, a social platform that is a mix between Facebook, Linkedin and a Dating app designed to connect entrepreneurs with potential capital investors. Making the right connections can make or break an entrepreneurs potential business idea. But how do you build those connections effectively in a global business market? Enter Liftoff Capital, a social platform that is a mix between Facebook, Linkedin and a Dating app designed to connect entrepreneurs with potential capital investors. 


Peter Oxley shares his entrepreneurial journey through the medical drug and sales industry and gives us the background story, which led to the creation of Liftoff Capital. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:03pm EDT

As an entrepreneur, you wear many hats, but some of those hats f*ck up your hair and would fit better on someone else’s head. That’s the just of what our guest today, Spencer Sheinin, wants to help you avoid. Through his training, UNF*CK Your Books! The Surprisingly Simple Path to Financial Clarity, Spencer wants to change the relationship entrepreneurs have with their books and encourage them to find the right person to wear that financial hat. Spencer shares the importance and advantages of using cloud technologies and data visualization for entrepreneurs to understand the financial status of their business in real-time better.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 12:47pm EDT

Motivating through inspirational thought leadership, music and positive messages can drastically alter the path a young girl sees for herself. Our guest today, Michelle Delamor, is creating a seismic shift with her company No Girl Left Behind to share messages of support, love and confidence with today’s young women. She is helping to create a cultural shift in female empowerment with drive and dedication to a life long entrepreneurial path focused on putting positive energy into the world.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

Everyone has a story to tell, but you might need some help finding yours. Jessica GioGlio has the experience, knowledge and passion for helping tell unique, engaging stories. She shares with Greg and Dave her personal story of breaking into the marketing space and explains some of the reasons businesses struggle to tell their stories. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

As part of our Boiling Point Process live event in December 2018 in Saint John, New Brunswick, we invited four sets of guests to join us on stage for live recordings of The Boiling Point. Today, we share one of those episodes featuring our friend Allan Gates. 

If you don’t know Allan, you need to check out Huddle and Bonfire for all the fantastic work he is doing. In this episode, Allan joined us to give his experience around Defining Your Avatar, which is the first step in our Boiling Point Process: 4 Steps to Be Heard In A Noisy Market. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:57pm EDT

Jake Palmer just celebrated his 10th anniversary in Real Estate, with Re/Max! Jake has been a long time friend of our businesses and the Boiling Point Podcast. In this week’s episode, Jake shares how he changed his approach to his business since attending the Boiling Point Process live event in December 2018.

We are so fortunate to have friends and partners like Jake support us in the launch of our new Boiling Point Process training offering, How to Be Heard In A Noisy Market. Listen in as we discuss the takeaway Jake had from learning about our 4 Step Process.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

Ever walk out of a meeting and think “What was that even about? How do I get that hour back?”. Unfortunately, a lot of us have been in that moment. Enter Elise Keith, CEO of Lucid Meetings, whose goal is to help businesses not just have better meetings, but to use meetings as a way of driving overall business success.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 11:44am EDT

Our guest today, Mark Schaefer helped us to get our minds around the benefits of putting down some of the technology and finding the value of listening to clients to build strong human connections.

Mark has a fantastic bio, so much so that we broke our typical tradition of guests introducing themselves to take the time to read the highlights. He’s a globally-recognized speaker, educator, business consultant, and author. Mark even shared some of his thoughts on the future of podcasting before telling us about his new book, Marketing Rebellion: The Most Human Company Wins.
His latest book highlights the importance of building relationships and listening to your clients. With our close connections and love of the B Corp world, this subject hit home for us in a big way.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT

Asking for help as a business leader isn’t always an easy thing to do. Your ego might get in the way, or the kind of help you receive might not be what you wanted. This topic, along with many other leadership focused themes, appear in Michael Wallace’s book Motorcycle Metaphor, Leadership Lessons for the Progressive Organization.

Michael discusses with us the journey of his early career in sales to taking coaching certification that helped to change his perspective and give him the inspiration for his book. Dave and Greg both share stories from their own business experiences that related to Michael’s thoughts about getting help and allowing yourself to experience your success.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:57pm EDT

Innovation can come from common experiences when you have the right creative minds and entrepreneurial drive to make solutions a reality.

Picture this. It’s after dinner on a clear winter night in Canada and you head out with your friends to the pond to try and get in a quick game before you lose the light. No matter how careful you try to be seeing that black round piece of rubber never gets any easier and eventually you either lose all your pucks in snowbanks or it’s just too dark to see. That problem every young hockey player can relate to is what pushed Derek Chaisson and his friend Rick Richard to create Night Puck.

In today’s episode we hear not just about that first product, but the journey the company has been on to find the right market, optimize the right product offering and securing the funding needed to make their vision a reality.

Direct download: TBP_Derek_Chiasson.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 12:56pm EDT

Most of the time, math teaches us that there are right and wrong answers. It’s positive to succeed, and it’s negative to fail. But is this attitude leading us to limit what kids feel they can learn? Are we causing anxiety and not adequately preparing our kids to find the positive angles of how you can learn from failure? Vanessa Vakharia uses her strong, Lady Gaga-esque attitude to highlight how we need to move away from “math person” stereotypes. She emphasises how important it is to experience failure on the road to success.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:43pm EDT

In the Maritimes, there is this idea that certain careers or industries won’t be possible here. Pamela Mullinger is proof this thinking is wrong.

Pamela shares her journey from growing up in Saint John to gathering global experience in the publishing industry and coming full circle back to build her family’s future with an emphasis on the quality of life New Brunswick offers. We get some first-hand insights into The Edit’s (recently re-branded from The Maritime Edit) creation, goal and future including hearing about how these local stories are resonating on a national stage.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 12:41pm EDT

It's been an incredible 4 years with 250+ guests that have brought Greg and Dave to this point. In this episode, they take some time to recap the December 2018 The Boiling Point Process event, a live all-day training session that was the first delivery of their new 4 step process of how to be heard in a noisy marketplace. Greg and Dave both discuss the journey that they took to reach this point and the goal they set for themselves of offering these live and online courses to share the knowledge they've gained over the years.  

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT

We all have the best intentions when we set out to build strategies for our business, but how often do we execute on those strategies? Sean Ryan has over 30 years of experience working with businesses to help them understand how to execute their strategies to achieve their goals properly. His new book, Strategy-Execution-Results: The 7 Gears that Transform Strategy to Results takes readers through simple to understand explanations of the steps needed to be more successful with their strategic execution.

Direct download: TBP_Sean_Ryan.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:41pm EDT

When you are working with a customer, do you focus on making the sale to benefit your needs or are you focusing on how you can best serve the customer’s needs? Troy Wallace talks to us today about how he’s learned from his 23 years in advertising that making that paradigm shift to putting the customer’s needs first changes the entire sales relationship. This episode helps Greg and Dave build their relationship with Troy that started when he attended the Boiling Point Process Live Event in December.  

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 9:32am EDT

What are the cultural agreements we are all making daily? Do we even realize we are making those agreements? And is that unconscious acceptance of what our culture is impacting our ability to innovate with new technology or ideas from other cultures? Matt George reveals the passion behind work that he does in his 9 - 5 and his 5 - 9 careers to create a challenging discussion with Greg and Dave about the intersection of technology, culture and business.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:33am EDT

As entrepreneurs, we seem to have a built-in fear of the big, scary, complex government procurement process. Carroll Bernard is using his knowledge gained while being a purchaser and his background as an entrepreneur to help small businesses learn how to not only build a relationship with government procurement but to do it in a way that ensures growth and opportunity. He introduces us to his training based service company, Govology.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Do you need to have a “difficult” conversation that you’ve been avoiding? Changing your mindset about the conversation should be the first step.

Executive coach Bruce McLeod talks to us about how these conversations we avoid can be positive situations that give people the opportunity to make choices from the feedback they receive.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

How our world works and the expectations of our contributions have shifted greatly over the past few years. We need more problem solvers and people who are ready to adapt to the changing situations we face in business and our personal lives. Dr. Ed Brenegar shares his approach with us in how any can use leadership skills to make valuable impact, a fact he highlights in his book Circle of Impact: Taking Personal Initiative to Ignite Change.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT

Giving someone an opportunity to have a job and a career doesn’t have to depend on what they do or don’t have listed on their resume. Karen Tumelty joins us to talk about the open hiring practices at Greyston and how they are working to remove barriers to employment.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:43pm EDT

Our lives are often times built around the work that we do with recent society trends pushing us to be “busy” every hour of the day and creating a stigma of failure or poor leadership when we aren’t. Our guest today Dan Pontefract is calling out this behaviour using his decades of experience in the corporate world to highlight the hypocritical and unhealthy behaviours being found in leadership roles. Dan leads Greg and Dave on a laughter-filled, but thought-provoking discovery where he explains what the work he is doing and the goal of the books he has written is. Dan wants to help people understand that slowing down, taking time to think and being driven by a purpose will lead not only to a productive life, but to overall happiness we should all be striving for.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:31pm EDT

Climate change is an issue that is and will continue to affect us. One New Brunswick based company is looking at this challenge head on to find solutions that protect the environment but maintain our ability to access resources. Zach Melanson of Community Forests International joins us in the booth to tell us about their company’s journey from re-foresting an island to giving businesses the ability to offset their carbon footprint by protecting land here in New Brunswick.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:45pm EDT

Unconscious Bias can affect how we interact with everyone around us and judge others based on our own lived experiences or perceptions of who they are. Brian Duggan leads us in a conversation to challenge us to accept our own unconscious biases to be more open and create stronger connections and understanding while working in the global world. Brian said we need to “be open to the fact that my experience is my experience, and to wonder about other’s experiences.” as a way of improving our cultural intelligence.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT

We go undercover with Dorothea Bozicolona-Volpe to learn about her approach called Social Espionage, a way to listen and learn from your audience and then properly plan your strategy and personal branding. With her use of relevant case studies examples from the world’s biggest brands and her openness to share her own life lessons and personal anecdotes gleaned from her grandfather, this episode made Greg and Dave reflect themselves on what they could be improving in their own personal branding efforts.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:37pm EDT

In This Episode:

  • Greg talks about the Boiling Point Process, a new project they’ve been working on (0:31)
  • Alice explains the creative economy (2:14)
  • She talks about her mission to solve poverty in New Mexico (4:35)
  • Greg and Alice talk about the strengths the creative industry has over other industries and why it is growing so rapidly (9:52)
  • Alice explains what the challenges are in creating a creative economy in a particular area (18:07)
Direct download: TBP_Alice_Loy.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 6:16pm EDT

In This Episode:

  • Dave talks about having his son be a contestant on Canada's Smartest Person Junior (1:39)
  • Greg and Lisa talk about the new project they have been working on called The Mars Collective, a project based around the necessary shift of our education system to better ready children for the future (3:35)
  • Lisa explains how she and Greg ended up in Dubai together with some of the smartest people in the world (5:12)
  • Greg and Lisa discuss the role they think New Brunswick could have in the future of education (9:45)
  • The gang talk about getting over barriers of access and problems within the education system (11:45)
  • Greg explains the current state of The Mars Collective (17:30)
  • Greg and Lisa talk about how the two of them learned to work together and shared stories from their trip to Dubai (20:27)
  • Lisa and Greg talk about what they gained from their trip (28:23)
  • Dave and Greg talk about a new project they are working on (36:35)
Direct download: Lisa_Hrabluk_Boiling_Point.mp3
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  • (5:43) They tell of their “leap” into entrepreneurship when developing into an already established business and how they honored it and strive to grow the business for the better.
  • (9:55) The Hyslop’s explain why the two are so aligned in their business desires and in their personal and company values, especially in their case of being a married couple, or “Couplepreneurs”.
  • (14:28) Our two guests explain their definition of their style of social entrepreneurship, why they see themselves as such, and how they set out to make the kind of company that they themselves would want to work for.
  • (26:01) The Two explain how many social entrepreneurs will allow the amazing things they’re doing fly under the radar because of their humble nature. They believe talking about what they do is their obligation as social entrepreneurs because not talking would be discouraging young people to strive for social impact.
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  • (2:58) Curtis explains his product and his motivations for starting his company, Vertiball.
  • (8:11) We hear how Curtis’ experience with cancer along with his grandfather's influence helped change his career aspirations from wanting to be an astronaut to wanting to be an entrepreneur.
  • (14:46) Curtis explains how he’s made his way through the day to day challenges of starting up his company by seeing his growth as a step by step process to get to his end-goal.
  • (20:20) Finally, Curtis describes the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone to succeed in your business.

 

  • Curtis Kennedy is a mechanical engineering student at the University of New Brunswick and is the CEO of his own company, Vertiball, where he has been revolutionizing muscle care since 2017 with his suction cup based product.
  • His goal is to eventually get into the field of clean energy with a future business venture.
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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

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