The Boiling Point Podcast (entrepreneurship)

Do you sit down every year with your senior team and make a strategic plan? Maybe you have big plans of how you are going to grow, add more initiatives and keep building towards your next big goal. It’s great, you’re energized and excited, but as the year goes on, you find yourself slowly over time getting pulled into daily, practical tasks that need to get done. Soon, you can’t even remember your strategic goals, let alone know how you’ll achieve them. The new year hits and you repeat the same cycle again and again. Are you feeling stuck? Well, our guest today can help you Get Out Of The Weeds. 

Vince Marsh has 15 years of experience helping leaders of senior teams become capable of handling any problem in a strategic way that keeps them from getting pulled too much into the weeds. He speaks to us about the common issues he has seen senior teams run into, what some solutions can be to those and share his experience in writing his book, Get Out of The Weeds. This episode is a great listen for anyone who is struggling with carving out strategic time for themselves or their leadership team. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

Have you built your business from referrals? Are you relying on a few major customers, but find it tricky to sell your product/services to other companies? Have you hired a 6-figure salesperson who through no fault of their own, couldn’t bring you in the sales you expected? Well, maybe it’s time for you to listen to, read a book written by or engage the services of our guest, Dan Englander. 

Dan’s company, Sales Schema, helps agencies grow by doing outreach, appointment setting, outbound lead generation and support. You can be the best practitioner of your craft, but still feel kind of gross about pushing sales. But Dan talks to Dave and Greg about how sales don’t have to be a hard sale situation. In Dan’s words, “You’re selling, you’re teaching, or you’re learning every day with your market.” Listen in to hear some sales leadership tidbits sure to help your perspective on closing your next deal. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

Do feel like you’re an outlaw, rebel or misfit in your structured corporate career? Does innovation excite you? Do you thrive on projects that are driven by passion, that carry risks and need hard work to get the rewards? If you said yes to those questions, you might be a startup superstar just waiting to happen. 

Dave and Greg were excited to learn from Steve Kahan’s decades of experience in helping startups move from early-stage to going public or being sold. While listening to his tips about what he looks for when starting to work with a company and advice he’d give young people to find the right startup career to jump into, it becomes apparent, very quickly how he helped grow 7 startups to result in over $3 billion in value. His new book that is already a best-seller on Amazon (and audiobook!) “Be A Startup Superstar” is on our must-read list. If you are an entrepreneur at any stage of your career, this episode is chock full of the information you can use. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:24pm EDT

Featuring entrepreneurs who are making positive impacts in the world is not just the central theme of The Boiling Point Podcast, but for both Dave and Greg, it’s a personal passion. We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from our guest Shauna Cole, who we consider a friend, colleague and community leader. 

With her recent Linkedin post “I Once Heard A Hiring Manager Say The N-Word” and her involvement in the Black Lives Matter march in Saint John, NB, Shauna Cole has made her voice heard, and it’s time we all listen. Shauna shares with us her experiences and the tipping point for her to make that post, change her career path and choose to help others find their best career fit with her consulting work and youtube channel, Career Interrupted. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

Diversity in our communities continues to be a path to success whether it’s for economic, cultural or lifestyle purposes. Today, we’re excited to share a wonderful conversation we had with Jennifer Waldshutz and Lina Gharbiya who both work to bring and support Newcomers to the city of Saint John, NB. We even get a chance to view the Saint John is.. video completed in partnership with Hemmings House. 

This conversation helps to highlight all the opportunities that exist in Saint John, NB for Newcomers, but also speaks to the bigger topic of what municipalities can do in order to encourage and support the growth and diversity of their population. 

 
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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:17pm EDT

Dr Bill Howatt takes the guest seat in this week’s episode as Dave and Greg learn more about the release of his new book, Stop Hiding and Start Living: How to Say F-it to Fear and Develop Mental Fitness. This book which is a different style for our prolific author guest and sometimes co-host takes a look at Dr Bill’s personal life as a backdrop to talking about how to develop mental fitness to deal with life stressors. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:55pm EDT

Our Shifting The Employee Experience series has allowed us to speak with some amazing guests who are all working to make mental health and mental wellbeing a widely talked about topic. We feel very fortunate to have been joined by Sheldon Kennedy, former NHL player and long time advocate of Respect in the Workplace and Respect in Sport.  

Through Respect Group, he works to bring educational programs to workplaces, in sports and schools. These programs give people a baseline understanding and make it possible to build a climate of openness, so people are empowered to not only self-advocate about their mental wellbeing but to check in with others. Sheldon’s perspective that it’s not about being perfect, but being available to listen and give feedback from an honest, caring place helps to highlight how we can all play a role in making our workplaces, schools and sports teams safer for everyone. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

If we don’t talk about issues that affect us all as human beings, we don’t solve them. Mark Henick joined us for this episode to share his story and perspective on mental health in the workplace, but his experience and the conversation we had goes so much further than the workplace. 

Mark’s insights of encouraging everyone to start with the individual person instead of trying to push people into silos of “normal” and his lifelong perseverance to encourage people to no longer to stay quiet about their experiences with mental health, which can include thoughts or attempts of suicide, is a lesson to us all that the most important thing we can do when it comes to mental health is to talk to each other and listen to each other with no preconceptions or judgements. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT

Have you ever struggled with maintaining relationships at work that go beyond just professional interactions? Do you feel like you only focus on work tasks and not building personal relationships? Well, it might be time to re-evaluate the benefits that having solid relationships at work gives you.  And yeah, there’s now an app for that.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:47pm EDT

We’re excited to be joined by Shamini Dhana once more, and this time it’s to announce the official launch of the circular memory jacket! Through Greg becoming a model and showing off his circular memory jacket, Shamini shares the experience of working with people to preserve their memories and our environment with this zero-waste focused product. We learn about Dhana Inc’s efforts during COVID-19, plans for the circular memory jacket and other products they hope to launch soon. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

Today more than ever, employees are looking to their leaders for help on how to navigate COVID-19, working from home, juggling work-life balance and keeping up on their actual jobs. But as leaders, how do we do that effectively?

Stuart MacLean builds on Dr Bill Howatt’s article around authentic leadership by highlighting his philosophy he’s learned over his career path of always asking yourself who have you helped be successful today? The group talks about the importance of a leader caring about the individuals working around them regardless of job function and they an honest chat about showing your vulnerability as a leader and being open to honest, direct feedback.  

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:16pm EDT

During this time of COVID-19, we keep hearing about getting back to our “new normal”, but Sean Ryan joins us today to discuss how as businesses we should be planning for our “next normal” instead. Dave, Greg and Sean all discuss how current circumstances are making them evaluate the ways they do business and how they realize some changes may make their business offerings stronger in the long term.  

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:19pm EDT

Current events with the stress and psychological impact that COVID-19 is having on workplaces is showing us that now more than ever, we need to build and maintain a positive work environment. Dave is joined once more by Dr Bill Howatt, and today we’ve decided to make this discussion a Dr Bill squared event with our guest Dr Bill Morrison.  Dr Bill Morrison discusses critical steps and behaviours we need to monitor in our workplaces to keep us aware and moving forward with our workplace psychological safety. For anyone that is struggling to highlight positive behaviours and embed these acts as second nature in your workplace culture, this episode and the resources mentioned can start you on the path of improving the overall well being in your workplace. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

Today we have one of our favourite and frequent guests join us, Kelly VanBuskirk to have an honest discussion about some of the challenges facing both employees and employers during COVID-19. Greg, Dave and Kelly drill in on how while businesses need to stay compliant with government regulations, consumers can help by having a little bit of grace and understanding.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

There’s no handbook out there of how to get through the COVID-19 crisis as a business leader, but if we all work together and share the lessons we’re learning, we’ll undoubtedly be better off. David Savoie, CEO and President of Acadian Construction, joins Dave and Greg today to share some of the practical steps he and his employees have been taking during this time of crisis. An excellent discussion that doesn’t just focus on maintaining your business, but some tips on how to incorporate work/life balance in your planning and critical reminders about appreciating all the good moments still happening around us. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:50pm EDT

With the COVID-19 crisis, it's become clear that we can only succeed if we work together. We wanted to take an episode to talk about the psychological benefit you get when you give back to your community and help others. To help us learn what's happening right now Bill and Dave are joined by Alexya Heelis of the United Way Saint John, Kings and Charlotte. Alexya tells us all about the efforts happening on the ground and how businesses and employees are taking on leadership roles with their donations.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT

Today we share a special episode to help businesses dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. Our friend Matt Symes of Symplicity Designs joins us to talk through his expertise area in getting businesses through a crisis. Matt shares how to Forecast, Plan and Act to make sure you can push your business through this timeframe and come out the other side. Besides sharing fantastic information in this episode, Matt and Symplicity Designs are also offering daily webinars and other resources for free for all small and micro-businesses. If you are struggling right now, have a listen and check out what Symplicity Designs is offering our business community. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:07pm EDT

We had no idea how timely our Shifting The Employee Experience mini-series on the podcast would be right now to the current events of the world. We’ve taken a step outside of it this week to take advantage of Dr Bill’s knowledge, be very vulnerable about what we are all experiencing and talk through how we can cope with our current work and overall life experiences during COVID-19. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:12pm EDT

In this episode, we talk about an area that Canada is leading the way globally in its establishment of The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. Sapna Mahajan, a national leader on the topic, joins us to share her insight. Using Bill’s The Chronicle Herald article “Without good workforce mental health, employers have nothing” the group discusses the progressive step forward Canada is taking by creating the standard and how business leaders can start to build it into their culture. 

In facing down the current events of the world, understanding the importance of mental health in a workplace environment is becoming a more and more essential component of ensuring successful business operations. 

 
 
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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

This episode, we tackle an important topic when it comes to Shifting the Employee Experience, bullying in the workplace. Using his article “For A Respectful Workplace, Deal With Bullies” as a catalyst for the conversation, Dr Bill Howatt gives us his input on why employers and employees alike need to seriously acknowledge the mental injuries that happen from bullying in the workplace. Kelly VanBuskirk, a lawyer who specializes in Labour & Employment law, helps to enhance our conversation by providing views from a legal perspective, but also sharing the impact he has seen first hand on those who have experienced bullying in the workplace.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

Today we are beyond excited to announce a special mini-series we will produce in partnership with UNB College of Extended Learning and Workplace Safety and Prevention Services. Greg Hemmings will be taking a break from hosting duties to run our soundboard (and get some quality time with the new addition to his family) while Dave Veale will be co-hosting with our guest host and friend Dr Bill Howatt.

In today’s announcement episode, you’ll learn about why we feel the topic of Shifting the Employee Experience is such a meaningful discussion area to explore. You’ll get to know Dr. Bill’s background and his motivation for getting involved in our podcasting world and learn all about our incredible partners who are sponsoring this mini-series.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

Any parent out there will tell you that when their baby isn’t sleeping, they will pay anything to anyone to make their precious bundle of joy catch a few hours of ZZZs. It’s not about the money, but about the well being of their child and themselves. Enter our guest, Stephanie Parker, the founder of Sleeping Baby, who through her own experiences with a sleepless child, was able to create a product and business that is helping other parents.

Stephanie’s story reminds us once again that entrepreneurship isn’t just about making money. It’s about creating a lifestyle that works for you, has the impact you want to have in life and building communities that you support and who support you.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:57pm EDT

Great marketing needs a mixture of chaos and planning, but how do you know where that line exists? Our guest, Katie Bowden of Duke Creative Collective, is an idea person who can sit in a brainstorming session and come up with her “Crazy Katie Ideas” that will grab anyone’s eye, but she shares with us how building the strategy for clients is the most creative part that they do at Duke. The discussion in this episode could help to open the eyes of entrepreneurs and business owners who are struggling to understand how important the “Why” is to your marketing efforts. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

What kind of business model can you use that not only grows your business and ensures high-quality service to your clients but also sees every employee being well paid and successful? Need some help? Listen to the perspective that Erik Klein and Daniel Comeau bring to us from their experience growing and nurturing their company Town Health Solutions.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:58pm EDT

Who do you want to work with? What is your version of success? Are you afraid of going after your niche audience because it might mean always maintaining a smaller business instead of the overnight, high dollar exits entrepreneurs are supposed to chase? Selene Vakharia of SMRT Women shares her journey of building a business in Whitehorse, Yukon and lessons she’s learned in her work creating a community of female entrepreneurs. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

Have you ever needed just the right tool to do one DIY project at your home or business, but the price tag for the tool makes it not feasible? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to walk in somewhere and check out a tool like you do a library book? Well, in Saint John, NB Brent Harris has joined the growing sharing economy movement and is providing people with just that opportunity. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Tech startups innovate many different aspects of life, but is there any aspect more important than the survival of our planet? We hear from Grant Canary and Matthew Aghai of DroneSeed about their journey of adding another tool to the toolbox of tree planters, foresters and public land managers to combat climate change by using drone technology to plant trees after disturbances like forest fires. 

Not only do we get a lesson in how this technology can work hand in hand with current methods, but we also hear from their experience of what it takes to work and hire people in an industry that is tackling a global issue which can at times be daunting. We hear about how it takes grit to push through the hard challenges. We also learn about how initiatives like #teamtrees and being featured on popular youtube channels and the discovery channel is helping them share their goals. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:26pm EDT

Are you actually living your life with intention, or are you just really good at executing tasks every day? Lisa Arie shares her journey to understanding how much our intentions and the way our personality hardwired effects our abilities in the business world and beyond. By taking an immersive approach, she guides people who visit her ranch, Vista Caballo, on a path to raise their awareness of how they approach different situations. A genuinely intriguing conversation that raises thoughts about how our unconscious behaviours impact the success and productivity of our businesses.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT

Have you been avoiding a challenging, high stakes conversation? As a leader, are you struggling with how to communicate with your team in a way that prioritizes them, but keeps your customers and business in mind? Our guest Susan Steinbrecher joins Greg and Dave to share her 27 years of experience in training business leaders how to do all of that. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT

If you aren’t willing to invest, how can you turn around and expect someone to buy from you? Our guest Stephen Somers shares how he and his business partner turned their successful business as Amazon sellers into an eLearning business teaching others to sell their products and services. A genuinely engaging conversation hearing how they’ve built in longevity to their business by layering in optional services that help to solve the issues they know their clients may hit when they are out running their businesses. Best of all, in this interview, Greg, Dave and Stephen all come together to emphasis the importance of authenticity in everything you do when connecting and growing your business model.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

Entrepreneurs are not business people, and business people are not entrepreneurs. There is a unique shift in the mindset that occurs between those two roles, and the difference happens more as a business grows, which forces many people to switch between the two. But what drives one person into an entrepreneurship path? What life events instil that drive to create something all your own? 

Eric Gilbert-Williams may not have the end-all answer to those questions, but he has a lot of ideas around the topic pulled directly from his own life experiences. Sharing his early struggles with the law and finding stable employment, he illustrates how the entrepreneurial spirit of perseverance and learning from failure helped him to build a successful business, achieve a successful exit and has set him on his next path of projects. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

Are you facing a hard life choice? Whether you’re heading towards retirement, are considering a major career change or just need to find more purpose in your life overall, our guest today doesn’t have all the answers for you but she can teach you how to find them yourself. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:55pm EDT

Are your employees as engaged with your values as you are? Is your leadership team giving a clear direction of how they want to see the business evolve with purpose? Are you feeling a little stuck as a business when it comes to the bigger impact you want to have?

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT

Being an entrepreneur in the digital age comes with its own set of challenges. Elisa Camahort gives us essential lessons she’s learned throughout her career as an entrepreneur in the startup tech sector and some perspectives unique to being a female entrepreneur. 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT

Are you constantly feeling like everything you see online makes it seem like everyone else is doing better, succeeding faster and are just overall better at business and entrepreneurship than you? Have you been chasing that overnight success? Our guest today, Matt Symes has a frank and direct attitude towards helping people understand where the issues in their business are. He calls out some of the perfect success stories that are highlighted and talks about the struggles real companies face as they grow.

If you are an entrepreneur, this is a must-listen episode! Put your headphones in to listen, though as this lively conversation has a few explicit words thrown in.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

What happens when your favourite t-shirt becomes unwearable? Maybe it has a rip or stain, or your significant other has banned it from your clothing rotation. Do you throw it away? Do you keep it in a drawer taking up space? Have you ever thought about just how much waste we create from the clothing items we toss away? Our guest Shamini Dhana has, and she has a solution.

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 12:24pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TBP_Mark_Schaefer.mp3
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.

Direct download: TBP_Michael_Wallace.mp3
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.

Direct download: TBP_Vanessa_Vakharia.mp3
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.

Direct download: TBP_Pam_Mullinger.mp3
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.  

Direct download: TBP_Process_Dave__Greg_Intro.mp3
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.  

Direct download: TBP_Troy_Wallce.mp3
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.

Direct download: TBP_Matt_George.mp3
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.

Direct download: TBP_Carroll_Bernard.mp3
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.

Direct download: TBP_Bruce_McLeod.mp3
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.

Direct download: TBP_Dr.Ed_Brenegar.mp3
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.

Direct download: TBP_Karen_Tumelty.mp3
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.

Direct download: TBP_Dan_Pontefract.mp3
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.

Direct download: TBP_Zach_Melanson.mp3
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.

Direct download: TBP_Brian_Duggan.mp3
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.

Direct download: TBP_Dorothea_Bozicolona-Volpe.mp3
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
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

 

  • (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.
Direct download: BP_HISLOP_2.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:22pm EDT

  • (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.
Direct download: Curtis_Kennedy_2.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

In This Episode:

  • Dave talks about the story behind the "United Breaks Guitars" videos from 2009. The three discuss the deeper meanings behind the videos' popularity and how it affected United Airlines as a company.
  • He also talks about how he got started on writing his book, "United Breaks Guitars: The Power of One Voice in the Age of Social Media"
  • The three talk about the way social media let's people amplify their voices, and how that can be good or bad.
Direct download: Dave_Carroll_Boiling_Points.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

In This Episode:

  • Greg and Dave sit down with Nelson Terroba to talk about his career as a basketball coach and how he approaches team building and teamwork.
  • They cover how we got started, how he ended up in New Brunswick, Canada, and his relationship with The G League.
  • Nelson goes over his early loud and continuous model for working as a team.
  • He also goes over his favourtie John Wooden quotes that he uses with his team.
  • Dave and Nelson talk about the take off of Canadian Basketball in recent years.
Direct download: Nelson_Terroba_Boiling_Point.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT

In This Episode:

  • Greg and Dave talk with Adam Lordon who is both the mayor of Miramichi, New Brunswick and a passionate filmmaker.
  • Adam reveals the touching story of why he moved back home to Miramichi and how he got into politics.
  • He talks to Greg and Dave about the rich history and culture of Miramichi.
Direct download: Adam_Lordon_Boiling_Point.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

  • [2:00] Gavin explains why and how he is helping to combat iron deficiency with his heavily reusable product, ’Lucky Iron Fish’.
  • [9:04] He explains how his companies biggest failure ended up becoming their biggest success in increasing the sales of his product in North America.
  • [12:35] Gavin describes his experience pitching the Luck Iron Fish Enterprise on Dragons Den.
  • [15:53] Gavin explains his business journey and the lessons around he learned along the way.
  • [22:35] We learn how Gavin intends to improve the lives of 1 million people by 2020 with Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise.
  • To donate 5 Lucky Iron Fish to families in need, click here! https://luckyironfish.com/collections/all/products/give-5-lucky-iron-fish-to-families-in-need

BIO

  • Dr. Gavin Armstrong is the Founder and President of the multi Cannes Lion awards winning company, Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise, a social enterprise attempting to alleviate iron deficiency around the world.
  • He was a Fulbright scholar at Auburn University, was awarded the Forbes 30 Under 30 in the Social Entrepreneur category in 2016, and was named 'Social Entrepreneur of the Year' by EY Canada.
  • In 2018 He brought Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise onto CBC's Dragons Den.
  • Gavin is the first Canadian to receive the William J. Clinton Award for international work against hunger, and according to Town & Country, he is one of the 50 philanthropists changing the world.

 

Direct download: Gavin_Armstrong_-_TBPP_2.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:32am EDT

 

  • [1:38] Greg and Suzanne explain B Corps and how Suzanne’s company, Lunapads, makes a positive social impact.
  • [4:00] We talk about the de-feminization of period care that Suzanne has been evolving with her company.
  • [8:10] Suzanne explains the importance of being true to your companies values and the importance of checking one's privilege.
  • [17:00] Suzanne explains keeping her personal social and environmental values in owning a business, and rejecting traditional capitalist business practices in being a social entrepreneur.
  • [22:43] Greg explains how he discovered and fell in love with B-Corp by watching a documentary that Suzanne was in.

 

 

Direct download: Suzanne_Correct.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 11:04am EDT

In this episode:

  • Dave, Greg, and Seth talk about the placebo effect and how powerful it can be.
  • Seth talks about the benefits of brainstorming exercises.
  • He also talks about why being a perfectionist is incredibly flawed.
  • Seth talks about the importance of committing your time to learning.
  • Watch The Millennial Dream for free here with Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/Millennial-Dream-Alex-Vietinghoff/dp/B01M2YMUBR
Direct download: TBP_Seth_Godin_Part_2_1.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

In This Episode:

  • Greg and Dave celebrate the beginning of season 3!
  • Greg shares how Seth Godin is a hero of Dave and Greg’s.
  • Seth explains his heart for teaching someone new things and making significant changes.
  • Seth also explains why Psychographics are important for marketing in a modern social media culture.
  • Dave describes the concept of listening to understand versus listening to respond.
  • Seth describes how to shortest route always looks like the longest one and why taking shortcuts is never the path to success.
  • Using a ‘Grateful Dead’ analogy, the three explain the benefit of focusing on impressing your smaller audience that is really passionate about what you do instead of aiming to please a wider range of people.

About:

  • Seth Godin has been a teacher for 40 years starting at the age of 17. He is also an author with 18 best sellers underneath his belt.
  • He has his own successful podcast, as well as one of the most popular blogs in the world.
  •  Seth is the founder of two companies, ‘Squidoo’ and ‘Yoyodyne’, as-well-as an online leadership and management workshop called ‘altMBA’
  • In 2013, Seth was one of just three professionals inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame and in 2018 he was also inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame.
Direct download: Seth_Godin_P.1_Nov_15th.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

In This Episode:

  • Courtney Blair talks about being a mompreneur and how being a mom led her to start her business.
  • She talks about her traumatic past and the struggles she’s overcome.
  • Courtney talks about learning neuro linguistic programming and how it helped her understand more about herself.
  • The three talk about the podcast community and why people start podcasts.
  • Courtney talks about a new podcast she’ll be starting called Unzipped where she will interviewing her favourite podcasters within her network.
Direct download: TBP_Courtney_Blair.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

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! - viewpointleadership.ca
Direct download: Rumeet_Billan_-_BP_-_FINAL.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

  • 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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

In this episode:

  • Elizabeth explains why she wrote her book and what inspires her.
  • She talks about staying motivated and why some entrepreneurs find their interest in their company going stale.
  • Elizabeth talks about showing people how to look at themselves with more compassion.
Direct download: TBP_Elizabeth_Crook.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

In This Episode:

  • Connor explains his frustration with the usual freelancer finding websites online.
  • He explains how his company, FreeeUp, only allows the top 1% of freelancer applications onto their market and even offers freelancer insurance.
  • Connor talks about hiring freelancers vs. employees.
  • The three discuss being in control of your business and your assets instead of relying on other companies or services.
Direct download: TBP_Connor_Gillivan.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

In This Episode:

  • Greg and Dave sit down and talk with two of the board members of L’Arche, a chain of communities where people with intellectual disabilities are able to share with each other and explore their gifts.

  • Their guests, Jim and Martin, talk about L’Arche’s art galleries and how they help build confidence for people with intellectual disabilities.  They also help people with and without intellectual disabilities connect with each other.

Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_2_-_Jim_Kokocki_-_Martin_Chiasson.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

In This Episode

 

  • Greg introduces Brent Smith who is a Newfoundland chocolate retailer calling in from Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • We hear our guest’s personal story of how he and his wife decided to go into the chocolate business.
  • Brent explains how part of the inspiration for the company was to afford to get their two sons to Disney World.
  • Our hosts hear the story of the Newfoundland Chocolate Company's breakthrough, and how they became a chocolate retail company.
  • Brent shares how having no paycheque one Christmas morning inspired him and his wife to grow their own business full-time.
  • Listen in to this installment of the Boiling Point to hear the full story!

 

Who is Brent Smith?

 

  • Brent Smith is the CCO or Chief Chocolate Officer of the Newfoundland Chocolate Company.
  • The Newfoundland Chocolate Company has won a number of awards including the St. John’s Board of Trade’s highest honour, the 2015 overall Business Excellence Award.
  • In addition, Newfoundland Chocolates were named the Atlantic Food Product of the Year in 2012. They were named one of Canada’s top chocolates in 2013.
  • Prior to his leap into the world of chocolate, Brent worked with and ran several non-profits. This included seven years at Easter Seals Society and five years in tobacco control policy.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_2_-_Brent_Smith.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_1_-_Jeff_Wilson.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Ken chats with Greg and Dave about his passion for surfing and how it has become a creative outlet for him to express himself.
  • Ken explains the essence of surfing and life lessons you can learn from being out on the water, and how the experience itself can teach you things outside of surfing as well.
  • Ken discusses about how he drifted away from surfing, and it came back to him at the age of 40 and he felt the same excitement as when he was 14 years old.
  • Ken talks about how he incorporates his love for surfing into his ways of teaching.

BIO:

  • As a life long wave-rider, Ken lives his life in motion, more improvised than choreographed.
  • Ken Otter presently works as the Co-director of The Leadership Center at Saint Mary's College and Associate Professor in Leadership.
  • Ken's educational background includes studies in somatic, counselling and organizational psychology, expressive arts therapy, adult development and learning, and leadership.
  • Ken designs and facilitates innovative and transformative learning experiences for people, individually who want to use their role and work to catalyze meaningful systems change in their world.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_5_-_Ken_Otter.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

IN THIS EPISODE: 

  • Jaclyn chats with Greg and Dave about her book "33 Days: A Parenting Program to Strengthen Your Family", and describes how the Law Of Attraction inspired the start up of her book.
  • Jaclyn talks about becoming more relaxed by becoming less busy and enjoying other experiences outside of work.
  • Jaclyn discusses how her therapy is not structured like usual therapists, she reads and collects things that she thinks might help them. 
  • She describes her office as having natural elements such as rocks, fountains, trying to bring the grounding and calming energy indoors as much as possible.
  • Jaclyn explains the importance of what she does and how she can make a positive impact on the world.

BIO: 

  • Jaclyn Trecartin is a Certified Canadian Counsellor
    and a Licensed Counselling Therapist, working with children, families, and adults.
  • Jaclyn currently runs a private therapy practice in Saint John,
    New Brunswick.
  • She has published one book incorporating theories
    of the Law of Attraction with her experience as a therapist, in a flexible and creative workbook entitled 33 Days: A Parenting Program to Strengthen Your Family.
  • She believes in the power of nourishing our inner light and expanding it outward and has a newsletter dedicated to this belief, the Shine Revolution.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_4_-_Jaclyn_Trecartin.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

IN THIS EPISODE: 

  • Bethany chats with Greg and Dave about creating SomaDetect agriculture farming company, which is helping farmers provide better care for animals and providing good quality milk.
  • Bethany talks about completing a PHD in biology, and how it has helped immensely with the start up of SomaDetect.
  • Bethany discusses how she helps farmers diagnose low quality or contaminated milk and providing nutritional needs for farmers with their farms.
  • Bethany tells how the idea was actually born from her father, and how he was a biophysicists who worked on applications involved with the innovation behind SomaDetect.

BIO:

  • Bethany Deshpande is the CEO of SomaDetect. She is a scientist turned entrepreneur who is providing dairy farmers with the information they need to produce the best possible milk.
  • Bethany has experience in community engagement, Northern environmental science, mathematics, and data analysis.
  • Bethany set out to commercialize the technology developed by her dad over the past several decades.
  • SomaDetect represents a significant innovation within the dairy industry.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_3_-_Bethany_Deshpande.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

In this episode:

- Richard explains the impact on broad lateral thinking that comes with training or schooling in architecture.

- Richard and Greg give examples of the qualities of architecture being transferable to different jobs.

- They explain parallels between architecture and film.

- They speak on monument building in the light of old monuments getting taken down.

Direct download: TBP_Richard_Sommer.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

In This Episode:

  • Bridget Oland discusses how she got to her position as the marketing director and recipe developer of Crosby's Molasses
  • Greg, Dave and Bridget all share their best molasses stories
  • Bridget explains how molasses is made and what a versatile product it is
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_3_-_Bridget_Oland.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

  • Greg introduces Alex MacBeath as the Chair of the Wallace McCain Institute.
  • Alex explains what he now does, as well as the companies that he manages.
  • We hear the in-depth process of becoming a member of the Wallace McCain Institute’s
  • Our guest shares with Dave and Greg the thorough application process of the Wallace McCain Institute.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_4_-_Alex_MacBeath.mp3
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  • In this episode we hear Andrew Bedford’s passion towards heritage marketing.
  • Andrew Bedford gives his story on how he became inspired to recreate the Hartt Shoe Company.
  • Our hosts go over with Andrew the iconic history of the Hartt Shoe Company in New Brunswick.
  • Our guest shares when he heard the history of the Hartt Shoe Company he fell in love with the brand. This inspired him to revive it.
  • We hear how Hartt Shoe was a proud partner of the Canadian military during World War Two. The soldiers who fought for Canada wore Hartt boots when they fought for our country.
  • We hear Andrew’s philosophy towards social responsibility and how he brings that into his businesses.
  • Listen in to the episode to hear the full story!
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_5_-_Andrew_Bedford.mp3
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  • Cody Royle explains how business leadership is similar to sports leadership.
  • Our guest goes over that he is the head coach of the Canadian National team for Australian Rules football.
  • He shares with our hosts what Australian Rules football is. He also explains the popularity of this sport within Canada.
  • Our guest gives his take on how he finds similarities between the Canadian and Australian culture.
  • Cody shares with Dave and Greg about the process of writing his book. He also shares his experience interviewing world-class sports coaches from around the world.
  • He then also finds a contrast between sports coaching and business coaching.
  • Listen in to the podcast to catch the full interview!
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_1_-_Cody_Royle.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

 

  • Greg goes over the story of how he met Elizabeth at a B-Corp event in Philadelphia.
  • Elizabeth explains to the listeners about her company “Meaningful Organizational Design Incorporated” and what her company specializes in.
  • We hear our guest’s philosophy towards business organization, and her shared business values with Dave and Greg.
  • Elizabeth and Greg talk about how the younger generations are spearheading the social responsibility movement, and how this means the future of successful business will be based around social responsibility.
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Direct download: TBP_Episode_3_-_Elizabeth_Topp.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 9:30am EDT