Mon, 29 May 2017
Boiling Point - Episode 148 - Mark Breen of Enterprise Saint John and Patrick Parent of Moosehead Breweries
Solving Complex Problems with the Catalyst Innovation Program
Introducing Mark Breen of Enterprise Saint John and Patrick Parent of Moosehead Breweries
Innovation creativity is not a destination, but a journey. We know that most companies have to be innovative to stay relative. However, if pace of your innovation isn’t quick enough you risk your business fading away. Often companies get complacent over time and a sort of “group-think” sets in where processes and company culture are little changed over time and the result is a lack of creative thought. Today’s guests have tackled similar problems and have come out stronger and more innovative on the other side.
Mark Breen is an economic development officer with Enterprise Saint John, an economic development agency in New Brunswick, Canada. After looking at statistics gathered by Statistics Canada and the Conference Board of Canada regarding how innovative specific regions, Mark learned that New Brunswick was last on the innovation scorecard. To tackle this Enterprise Saint John sought input from a number of industries and found that many companies didn’t have a methodology for solving complex problems with innovative ideas. The result was the formulation of the Catalyst Innovation Program. One company that signed on to try to tackle is energy sustainability problem was Moosehead Breweries. Patrick Parent is Moosehead’s vice president of operations and human resources and he is with us today to describe how his 150 year old company was impacted by the Catalyst Innovation Program and how its process helped to solve their energy sustainability problem.
Check out this episode of the Boiling Point to see how the Catalyst Innovation Program could help you learn how to solve complex problems in your business.
In this episode
- Enterprise Saint John Website
- The Catalyst Innovation Program
- Enterprise Saint John on Twitter
- Enterprise Saint John on Facebook
- Enterprise Saint John on Linked In
Direct download: BP148PatrickParentMarkBreen.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:38pm -04
Mon, 22 May 2017
Introducing Corey Kupfer and Authentic Enterprises
We often hear the phrase “win-win” when we are in a negotiation setting. However, sometimes this phrase is used as a tactic to get you off your guard and the true intent of the negotiator is to get a much from you as possible. Sure, we all want to get a great deal, but when one party to a negotiation is losing out it can lead to a number of future problems. Today’s boiling point guest truly believes in “win-win” and being authentic in your business dealings.
Corey Kupfer is an expert strategist, dealmaker, and business consultant with more than 30 years of professional negotiating experience. Along with being an entrepreneur, Corey is an attorney, speaker, and author of the book, “Authentic Negotiating: Clarity, Detachment & Equilibrium—The Three Keys To Negotiating Success & How To Achieve Them.” In the book, Corey draws on his year of experience on how to strike a deal that works well for both parties.
To see how your next negotiation can truly be “win-win” check out this episode of the Boiling Point.
In this episode
- Authentic Negotiating: Clarity, Detachment & Equilibrium—The Three Keys To Negotiating Success & How To Achieve Them
- The Authentic Negotiating Success Quiz
Direct download: BP147CoreyKupfer.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 12:08pm -04
Mon, 15 May 2017
Coaching the Parent
Introducing Alison Smith and Parent Learning Community
Obviously, we at the Boiling Point are great advocates of coaching. We know that the coach approach works because we have experienced in in our own lives. The coach approach can help us navigate all numbers of aspects in our lives from business, to athletics, to life in general. Today’s Boiling Point guest takes her coach approach to parenting.
Alison Smith is a former educator, mom, parenting coach, and writer living in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. With her coaching, she supports parents in learning to decode their child’s behaviour and helps to improve cooperation and communication within families. Alison is an advocate of positive and gentle parenting as it is derived from a place of respect for all parties.
Check out this week’s episode of the Boiling Point for pointers on how you can make your family life more positive.
In this episode
- Parent Learning Forum on Facebook
Direct download: BP146AlisonSmith.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:00pm -04
Mon, 8 May 2017
Creating a Life Worth Living is a Life Saved
Introducing Neil Burchill and inSIGHT Wellness
We have all heard the phrase, “everything in moderation.” How many of us actually live these words? The people who seem to have the greatest lives are the ones who take care of their body, mind, and spirit, but many of us fall back into unhealthy and stressful lifestyles. Today’s Boiling Point guest believes that once you have a deeper understanding of what you need and strive for that, you will have much greater health and lifestyle outcomes.
Neil Burchill is the co-owner of inSIGHT Wellness in Fredericton, New Brunswick. In his 20-year career as a nutritional consultant, Neil has helped thousands of people dealing with chronic health issues with the goal for them to achieve optimal and sustainable health. Neil’s uses education in the workplace to bridge the gap between nutrition and lifestyle so that people can attain a sense of balance and empowerment to their lives at work and home. This win-win-win approach creates greater health outcomes for employees (both at home and work), it avoids downtime in the work setting, and keep people out of the hospital saving the government money.
Check out this episode of the Boiling Point to learn how to greatly improve your health and life.
In this episode
Direct download: BP145NeilBurchill.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:49am -04
Mon, 1 May 2017
Marketing Your Purpose
Introducing Anne Boyle, Polina Pinchevsky, and Round Peg.
The days of using Don Draper’s marketing style is over. No longer are we to believe that we are truly filling our “inner void” with a product. These days we are looking for more. We want our dollars to go to companies that are making an impact and have a true altruistic purpose. When socially responsible companies need to get their story to their customers, they need look no further than today’s Boiling Point guests.
Anne Boyle and Polina Pinchevsky are the head of Round Peg; a marketing company with the responsibility of showing consumers how each of their purchases can be an opportunity to help change the world. Round Peg works with socially conscious companies to tell their story and more importantly convey their purpose.
Check out this episode of the Boiling Point to see how you could use marketing as a force for good.
In this episode
Direct download: BP144PolinaAnne.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:04pm -04