The Boiling Point Podcast

In This Episode:


  • Rumeet explains her work with Viewpoint Leadership and how it helps with the development of leadership in businesses by building the leadership in individuals through research, studies, and workshops. She also talks about her new picture book.
  • She discusses the study Viewpoint ran in relation to “Tall Poppy Syndrome”, and how it cuts down the motivation, productivity, resilience, and even the self-confidence of individuals in a workplace environment.
  • The three discuss what may be the root of motivation, and what is the root of de-motivation in all people.
  • Rumeet tells Dave and Greg how parents can support their children in not having their motivation cut down, and how to support their resilience and personal happiness.
  • The three discuss how being ostracized can bring the same level of pain as being physically harmed, and how this feeling can be prevented in children and teens by eliminating the fear of failure.
  • Rumeet talks about owning your achievements and being yourself, and how it impacts being a stand-out entrepreneur.


  • Dr. Rumeet Billan is the CEO and Chief Learning Architect of Viewpoint Leadership.
  • She has a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and designs programs and courses in leadership and personal resilience for her company.
  • She is an expert in Psychological resilience and how it can help businesses, by focusing on the resilience of individuals.
  • She led the groundbreaking national research study on The 'Tall Poppy Syndrome' which is related to 'Silent Systemic Syndrome' that many women experience when in the workplace.
  • She is also the National Ambassador for 'Not Myself Today®', an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association that aims to transform workplace culture.
  • Viewpoints website link! -
Direct download: Rumeet_Billan_-_BP_-_FINAL.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 11:00am -04

  • Ed has nearly 20 years’ experience working with Atlantic Canadian ICT companies.
  • He has a thorough understanding of the business landscape in New Brunswick and believes that technology helps our businesses compete and work with different companies around the world.
  • TechImpact, the company he was the CEO of in the past, had and still has the size and capacity to develop smart solutions for global problems.
  • Ed is working to help the New Brunswick region develop strategies that will be needed for our economy to set an example of  innovation and 'smart government'.


  • Ed, Greg, and Dave joke about their past nicknames.
  • The group talk Ed’s past company, TechImpact, and how it helps build the important educational relationship between technology and education.
  • Ed tells a story of bringing ‘Scratch’ coding into a classroom and how it benefited both the kids and the mentors by tricking them into having fun learning.
  • Greg discusses going to Dubai and how there are teachers there going above and beyond their qualifications to teach kids the skills they will need in the unpredictable future. They also discuss the great teachers doing so in New Brunswick.
  • Ed uses his life experience to discuss being successful and building important connections even if your life and career path doesn’t go in the direction you were expecting.
  • Dave shares his experience with moving provinces and with refugees that sparks a conversation about the importance of making sure everybody feels welcomed in a small community.
  • The three discuss why New Brunswick is looked over and misunderstood.
Direct download: Ed_Mcginley_.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:59pm -04

In This Episode:

  • Greg and Dave talk about good public relations and how important it is for your business.
  • Bonnie talks about being strategic and consistent with getting your message out there by investing in a plan.
  • She wants business owners to understand their customers and what they really want.  Always ask yourself what is keeping your customers up at night.
  • She talks about the strengths of each of the biggest social media platforms.
Direct download: Bonnie_Fixed.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am -04

In This Episode:

  • David starts by telling us about his first time firewalking and how terrified he was.
  • He also talks about how his career in the firewalking business started.
  • David talks about some of the celebrities he’s seen firewalk and how the process effects people.
  • David talks about being your own hero.
Direct download: Boiling_Point_David_Albin.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am -04