Mon, 27 June 2016
Introducing Barry Ogden
One of our hosts, Greg Hemmings, has had a number of entrepreneurial mentors over the years including one of his high school teachers. Barry Ogden left an impression on Greg going all the way to grade 10 when Greg was a student in his Entrepreneurship class. Not only did Barry inspire Greg, but also his community over the years. Barry is not the type to sit by and let the world fix the problems he sees; he takes action and gets the job done.
This has been proven to be true from the countless initiatives he has taken on in order to inspire pride from the Saint John community. These initiatives include breaking world records with marigold gardens planted by students, reviving interest in the city’s past through rebuilding Loyalist House and creating a replica of the Marco Polo sailing vessel, and developing a football league so that the city could have a team of its own. Barry even painted his own crosswalks after two children were hit and the city was taking too long to find its solution.
Barry’s entrepreneurial spirit has even been recognized by one of the city’s leading businessman, Gerry Pond, so much so that Gerry wrote the book, Ogden’s Odyssey. Check out why it is important for us all to have the entrepreneurial spirit even if we aren’t planning to start a business in this week’s episode of the Boiling Point.
In this episode
- The Atlantic Football League
- National story on Barry painting sidewalks
Direct download: BP103BarryOgden.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 5:01pm -04
Mon, 20 June 2016
Wealth for Good
Introducing Bob Manning and Owens MacFadyen Group
Today’s Boiling Point guest says there are three ways you can make a positive impact; you can give of our time, you can share your experience, or you can give of your resources or money. Bob Manning gave us his time and nuggets of experience in this week’s episode. Bob has over 20 years of business experience, working in multi-national, national and regional organizations. He has held executive-level business planning, operations and marketing positions in the information technology sector, and consulted to and helped manage start-up companies in Atlantic Canada. Throughout his career, Bob has achieved success by helping organizations deal with the challenges of growth, through the application of disciplined planning and effective management.
Bob is currently working as a Wealth Advisor with Owens MacFadyen Group. The company has a vision of building capacity within a community that embraces a pioneering spirit, is passionate about excellence and the realization of maximum potential, and has the courage to commit to legacy building. Bob’s clientele consist of successful entrepreneurs, senior executives and professionals with the aim of setting them up to achieve personal and community goals.
In this episode
- Owens MacFayden Group Website
- Globe and Mail Article on New Brunswick and the Irvings
- Greg's article on NB, The Millennial Dream Province
Direct download: BP102BobManning.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:08pm -04
Mon, 13 June 2016
From Glass Ceiling to GlassSKY
Introducing Robyn Tingley and GlassSKY
We all know diversity and inclusion is important in any workplace. So why do some of our sectors of our economy have such a difficult time recruiting and retaining women. While women have became an important part of the workforce in many industries, there is a serious lack of females in science, technology, engineering, and math.
People like Robyn Tingley are trying to change this dynamic. Robyn was born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada and started her professional career with the province’s telecom company. She was later tasked to a lead role in human resource and public relations for Ingram Micro, a leading distributor of computer and technology products, in both Europe and North America. After having her children, she looked for a change and decided to return to New Brunswick and inspire women and girls through her new organization, GlassSKY.
GlassSKY is dedicated to the empowerment and advancement of women and believes that females should be encouraged to reach their full potential in all industries. They do this through motivation, coaching, and mentorship as well as investments in scholarships, microloans, and in research.
Find out how to inspire the young women in your lives in this episode of the Boiling Point.
In this episode
- Learn about the Millennial Dream
Direct download: BP101RobynTingley.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 5:16pm -04
Mon, 6 June 2016
The Business Approach to Giving
Introducing Wendy McDermott and The United Way of Greater Saint John
We all know that there are tremendous social challenges in our communities no matter where you come from. For those of us who seek to be change-makers, it is often be difficult to sift through all of our giving opportunities to see where our greatest impact would be. This challenge can be even more difficult if you are a non-profit organization who funds other non-profits.
Amy McDermott is the executive director of the United Way in Greater Saint John. When she took her post a few years ago, the United Way was going through some changes to make their charity more impactful. Wendy was instrumental in shaking up the United Way so that it was more results driven and donation friendly. She did this by making organizations seeking United Way funding to take a business approach. Each organization would have to write a “business plan” outlining their challenge, the solution, its value proposition, and the risks associated. Those chosen for funding would then need to have deliverable results within 12 months to show exactly how the funding helped the greater community. The United way outlined a few key challenge targets they wished to tackle including (but not limited to) literacy, and independence for women affected by domestic violence. The results have been astounding both from an impact standpoint, and from increased contributions.
Here about how a business approach to giving can help your community in this 100th episode of the Boiling Point.
In this episode
- The United Way of Greater Saint John Website
- The United Way of Greater Saint John Facebook
- The United Way of Greater Saint John on Twitter
- The United Way of Greater Saint John's YouTube channel (Featuring Videos from Greg)
Direct download: BP100WendyMcDermott.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:05pm -04