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Are you an ambitious young entrepreneur? Do you consider yourself a role model and leader of tomorrow? If so, this is going to be the show for you.



Leaders Of Tomorrow is a show dedicated young and ambitious entrepreneurs looking to forge their own path in this world. Each week, we will bring you an inspiring interview and share with you behind the scenes some of the values and beliefs of our 8-figure business; Student Works Management Program.



From interviews with young millionaires and personal anecdotes from our head coach; Chris Thomson, this show will give you everything you need to know to become a Leader Of Tomorrow.

Leaders Of Tomorrow Podcast Chris Thomson

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 70 Ratings

Are you an ambitious young entrepreneur? Do you consider yourself a role model and leader of tomorrow? If so, this is going to be the show for you.



Leaders Of Tomorrow is a show dedicated young and ambitious entrepreneurs looking to forge their own path in this world. Each week, we will bring you an inspiring interview and share with you behind the scenes some of the values and beliefs of our 8-figure business; Student Works Management Program.



From interviews with young millionaires and personal anecdotes from our head coach; Chris Thomson, this show will give you everything you need to know to become a Leader Of Tomorrow.

    286 | Griffin Boyd | Breaking the All Time Rookie Record

    286 | Griffin Boyd | Breaking the All Time Rookie Record

    In today's episode of Leaders of Tomorrow, Chris interviews Griffin Boyd, one of our successful operators who managed to break Student Works all time rookie record last year and plans to duble his business size in 2022.

     

    A great example of how to run a student business, Griffin has previously worked with us as a painter for one year and then as Production Manager with Adam Dennison’s business up in the Blue Mountain area. 

     

    You will find out who Griffin was before joining the Student Works Management Program, as well as more details about his experience as a painter and as a production manager in Adam Dennison’s team.

     

    Griffin will share what made him decide to become an operator with Student Works and will reveal some of his secrets to breaking the all-time rookie record.

     

    You will find out what are some of the most important qualities that separate top performers from the average ones 

     

    Griffin will also talk about some of the key habits that led him to success, the advantage of living in the same house with other top performers, the most important qualities the leader of tomorrow should have and so much more.

     

    Listen in and enjoy another fascinating conversation with one of our top performing operators!





    What You Will Learn In This Show:

    An overview of Griffin’s experience as a painter and as a production manager in Adam Dennison’s team
    What made Griffin decide to become an operator with Student Works?
    Griffin's secrets to breaking the all-time rookie record
    The most important qualities that separate top performers from the average ones
    The advantage of living in the same house with other top performers 
    And so much more...

     

    Resources:

    Student Works

    Griffin's Linkedin

    • 34 min
    285 | Parents Podcast | Deb Franzman and Bob & Sue Gartly | Glimpse of Student Works

    285 | Parents Podcast | Deb Franzman and Bob & Sue Gartly | Glimpse of Student Works

    In today's special episode of Leaders of Tomorrow, Chris continues the series of interviews with some of our operators' parents to offer a new perspective and give a glimpse inside The Student Works Management Program. 

    The first guest is Debbie Franzman, mother of Jessica Franzman, one of our top-performing operators

    You will find out what was Jessica doing the summer before Student Works.

    Debbie will share what was her initial reaction when she heard about her daughter joining the program.

    She will also talk about  Jessica’s experience in the program during the Covid pandemic, as well as about the biggest challenges she faced in her first year and how she managed to overcome them.

    You will also find out how Jessica managed to build true connections with her clients even during Covid and much more.

    After talking with Debbie Franzman, Chris interviews Bob and Sue Gartly parents of Karl, Rosemary and Barbara Gartly.

    They will talk about their amazing experiences of having all their children running the program.

    You will find out how the experience of three different brothers in the same program can be different yet still successful.

    Sue and Bob will share what were their initial reactions when they herald about the program and why they encouraged their kids to join. 

    They will also talk about the challenges the Gratleuy brothers faced during the program and how they overcame them, as well as about what the Gartley family gained from being involved in the Student Works Management Program.

    For these and much more, join Chris and his guests while they explore the perspective of parents when it comes to their children working with the Student Works Management Program. 





    What You Will Learn In This Show:

    What was Debbie’s initial reaction when she heard about her daughter joining the program 
    Debbie’s perspective on Jessica’s experience in the program during the Covid pandemic
    The biggest challenges Jessica faced in her first year and how she managed to overcome them
    Bob and Sue’s amazing experiences of having all their children running the program
    How the experience of three different brothers in the same program can be different yet still successful
    What the Gartley family gained from being involved in the Student Works Management Program
    And so much more...

     

    Resources:

    Student Works

    271 | Karl Gartly | A Believer in the Art of the Possible

    • 52 min
    284 | Joe Sauret | A Succesful Career That Started with Student Works

    284 | Joe Sauret | A Succesful Career That Started with Student Works

    In today's episode of Leaders of Tomorrow, Chris interviews Joe Sauret, one of our alumni, an MBA Graduate with 11+ years of progressive business development experience. 

     

    Joe started a successful career after working with Student Works for four years. His background includes a mix of entrepreneurial and corporate activity with a track record of success in the area of enterprise sales, project management, account management, and advisory services. 

     

    You will learn who Joe was before Student Works and what made him join the program, as well as what he is still using from his four years of experience in the program.

     

    He will also talk about his experience as an Account Manager at DELL, what worked well and what challenges he had to face.

     

    He will share the reasons he decided to do an MBA at the Smith School of Business at Queen's University.

     

    He will also talk about his experience as a Business Development Manager at Vision Critical.

     

    You will learn what BERA is and more details about Joe’s experience working with them.

     

    Joe will also talk about the power of brands and how you measure brands, his biggest failures and mistakes and the lessons he took from them, the qualities a leader of tomorrow should have and much more.

     

    Listen now and enjoy!





    What You Will Learn In This Show:

    Joe’s experience as an Account Manager at DELL: what worked well and what challenges did he face?
    Joe's motivation for doing an MBA at the Smith School of Business at Queen's University
    Joe’s experience as a Business Development Manager at Vision Critical
    What is BERA and Joe’s experience working with them?
    The power of brands and how you measure brands.
    And so much more...

     

    Resources:

    Student Works

    Joe’s LinkedIn

    Book: The Alchemist

    • 43 min
    283 | Luke Fenn and Devon Thomson | Inside Student Works Management Program PART 3

    283 | Luke Fenn and Devon Thomson | Inside Student Works Management Program PART 3

    In today's episode of Leaders of Tomorrow, Chris continues his conversation with Luke Fenn and Devon Thomson, Business Coaches at The Student Works.

     

    This time they will go into detail about what happens in April and May at Student Works Management Program in order to give the young leaders a deep understanding of the whole process.

     

    You will find out why we have our quarterly meetings and what is their structure, as well as 

    how we train our coaches and our operators.

     

    You will learn more details about our production prep meeting and how we prepare our interns to start their first job.

     

    Luke and Devon will get into some details about our Google Drive System and how it makes our business more efficient.

     

    They will talk about the rookie launches and how we get people up and running super fantastic businesses.

     

    They will also share the way we hold our operators accountable, how to work under the philosophy of “Work hard, play hard, have fun!”, some details about the upcoming events of the summer and much more.

     

    Join Chris and his guests as they take an in-depth look at the Student Works Management Program, the systems and the culture that makes our leaders so effective.





    What You Will Learn In This Show:

    Why do we have our quarterly meetings and what is their structure?
    How we train our coaches and our operators 
    The production prep meeting: How we prepare our interns to start their first job
    How our Google Drive System makes our business more efficient
    Details about the upcoming events of the summer
    And so much more...

     

    Resources:

    Student Works

    • 52 min
    282 | Greg Cumiskey | Persistence and Focus: The Keys to Becoming Successful

    282 | Greg Cumiskey | Persistence and Focus: The Keys to Becoming Successful

    In today's episode of Leaders of Tomorrow, Chris interviews Greg Cumiskey, one of our alumni who is today a highly successful and passionate entrepreneur with an extensive experience in buying and selling businesses, integrating acquisitions, executing successful roll-ups, and executive management of both private and publicly traded firms. 

     

    You will find out who Greg Cumiskey was before he got involved in our program and what were the biggest lessons he took from his experience with Student Works.

     

    He will share more details about his career path after he left our program.

     

    He will talk about how he started Simmba Systems and what the company was doing as well as about his experience as an Executive Chairman at ExamWorks. He will also share more details about his involvement with Idealab. 

     

    You will find out what is the difference between managing a small to medium-sized business and running a larger one.

     

    You will learn about Greg’s biggest failures and mistakes and the lessons he learned from them, as well as what are some of the key habits a leader should have.

     

    Join Chris and Greg for another fascinating discussion about some of the key secrets to a successful business career.

     

    What You Will Learn In This Show:

    Who was Greg Cumiskey before he got involved in our program
    Greg’s biggest lessons and takeaways from the program
    Greg’s career path after he left Student Works
    Managing a small to medium-sized business versus running a larger one
    Failures and mistakes in Greg’s career and the lessons he took from them
    Some key habits a leader should have
    And so much more...

     

    Resources:

    Student Works

    Greg’s Linkedin

    STEVE JOBS: Stanford Speech

    • 51 min
    281 | Mitchell Lowry | Adding Real Value to the World

    281 | Mitchell Lowry | Adding Real Value to the World

    In today's episode of Leaders of Tomorrow, Chris interviews Mitchell Lowry, an amazing young leader who worked with Student Works back in 2014-2015. 

     

    He graduated from McMaster University in 2018 and today he works as a Business Development Manager at RBC Global Asset Management.

     

    You will find out a little bit about Mitchell's background before he joined the Student Works Management Program and then he will talk about his experience in the program and his biggest takeaways.

     

    Mitchell will also share details about his career path after he left Student Works. 

     

    So, you will find out about his experience as a Group Production Leader and as a Financial Analyst at General Motors, as well as about his experience as a Business Development Manager at RBC Global Asset Management.

     

    He will also reveal his biggest mistakes and failures and the lessons he learned from them and will talk about the key secrets to a great career and a happy life.

     

    You will find out the reasons why being too hard on yourself will not get you to success.

     

    Mitchell will also talk about some essential habits that he learned to build at Student Works and much more.

     

    Join Chris and Mitchell as they discuss the key secrets to achieving success and adding real value to the world.





    What You Will Learn In This Show:

    Mitchell's background before he joined the Student Works Management Program
    Mitchell's experience with Student Works and his biggest takeaways
    Mitchell's experience as a Business Development Manager at RBC Global Asset Management
    Mitchell's  biggest mistakes and failures and the lessons he learned from them
    The reasons why being too hard on yourself will not get you to success
    The key secrets to a great career and a happy life
    Key habits that Mitchell learned to build at Student Works
    And so much more...

     

    Resources:

    studentworks.com

    Mitchell Lowry’s Linkedin

    Book: Fierce Conversations

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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70 Ratings

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Very IMPORTANT Listen

Running a business teaches you a LOT about yourself. Student Works single-handedly changed my life and this podcast reinforces the topics of the changes I went through. 100% recommend.

2ndYear ,

Great listen!

This was very inspirational! Learned great things! I highly recommend this podcast

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Wonderful info for ambitious young people

Awesome podcast for anyone, but especially for young people looking to make a difference in the world. Very empowering and great content.

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