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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

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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.

    117 | Austin Trudeau | How I Beat My Yearly Goal of $300,000 as a Student Painter

    117 | Austin Trudeau | How I Beat My Yearly Goal of $300,000 as a Student Painter

    In today’s show, Chris interviews Austin Trudeau, Marketing Graduate Student & Business Coach at Student Works Management Program.
    Austin, our very first guest podcast guest is back to share his Student Works experiences. When Austin was here the first time, he shared his goal of running a $300,000 painting business. In today’s show, Austin shares how he easily surpassed his goal by clocking a revenue of $343,000. So, how did exactly did Austin achieve this audacious goal?
    In the first segment of the show, Austin shares how he evolved into a better leader and manager in this second year of running a painting business. Contrary to popular perception, listeners will learn that once you master some crucial management skills, running a large-scale business is NOT more difficult than running a small business.
    In this second year, apart from running a large scale business, Austin is also coaching young entrepreneurs.  What prompted Austin to take this decision? Has this new role helped Austin evolve into a better leader? He shares his immense satisfaction on grooming first-year students and reveals how he eventually intends to transition to full-time coaching & consulting.
    In this segment, listeners will learn how creating an accountability network can help you hit your goals.
    We also talk a bit about time management and prioritization. This is an area that many folks, including high-performing ones, struggle with. If you are prone to procrastinating mundane but necessary tasks, you will find this segment of the show particularly useful.
    Towards the end, we share some crucial attributes that can help you evolved into a “Leader of Tomorrow”.
    For all this and much, much more, tune in to our latest show now!
     
    Resources: 
    Student Works 
    Chris Thomson LinkedIn
    Chris’s Email

    • 49 min
    116 | Jason Haelzle | Essential Characteristics of Wildly Successful People

    116 | Jason Haelzle | Essential Characteristics of Wildly Successful People

    In today’s show, Chris interviews Jason Haelzle, Principal, Vice President, GHD.
    This show starts with Jason recalling his life as a teenager. A high performing engineering student, Jason was also a national-level hockey player and a star Student Works operator. So, how did Jason manage these different and demanding roles? In this segment of the show, we discuss the importance of cultivating a solid work ethic.
    Next, Jason shares some interesting details about this professional life. Right after Student Works, Jason started working for an engineering firm, CRA. This 400-person firm grew ten-fold in just under a decade. Eventually, CRA merged with GHD to create a 10,000-person strong engineering giant with a global footprint.
    In this segment, Jason recalls his early days at CRA, and shares how he managed to rise through the corporate ranks to eventually become Principal and VP. What are some key attributes that contributed to Jason’s spectacular success?
    Jason also talks a bit about the many advantages of working for a large-scale business. Topics discussed include the ability to exploit global opportunities and take up larger, more sophisticated projects.
    Towards the end, we have some excellent advice for aspiring and new entrepreneurs. Jason also shares some of his biggest failures and what he learned from them.
    We wrap up this show by sharing some critical attributes that truly define a leader of tomorrow. 
    Tune in for some excellent nuggets!
     
    Resources:
    Student Works 
    Chris Thomson LinkedIn
    Chris’s Email

    • 37 min
    115 | Operator Training Reflections

    115 | Operator Training Reflections

    In today's show, Chris shares his experience of conducting three consecutive operator trainings. Chris reveals how these trainings set up operators for success by teaching them structures and unique processes that Student Works has perfected over the years. 
    Topics discussed include the importance of dressing professionally, cultivating accountability, dealing with bad habits that hinder your success, and time management. 
    For all this and much, much more, tune in to our latest show now.
     
    Resources: 
    Student Works 
    Chris Thomson LinkedIn
    Chris’s Email

    • 11 min
    114 | Dan Woolford | Key Traits of Successful People

    114 | Dan Woolford | Key Traits of Successful People

    In today’s show, Chris interviews Dan Woolford, Director of Business Development, Virox Technologies Inc. 
    Dan shares his professional journey that commenced right after the Student Works program. Dan’s extraordinary success saw him rise from the position of a sales rep to that of the company’s GM. What were some of the biggest challenges that Dan had to overcome as he transitioned from student life to professional life? And, how did his Student Works stint help him overcome these challenges?
    Dan reveals how he ended up working as Fusioncast’s only sales rep. He goes on to explain Fusioncast’s proprietary metal casting process that results in immense cost savings owing to the use of Urethane with bronze.
    Even though the company was wildly successful, Dan and other key stakeholders decided to sell the business to an American counterpart that showed a great deal of alignment and synergies. Dan brokered this deal, and eventually ended up working for another company some of the investors of FusionCast also owned.
    Why did Dan and his peers sell out their stake? And, why did Dan decide to move on to his new employer, Virox? This segment of the show will interest both entrepreneurs and professionals. This is an interesting case study that shows why and when a strategic sell-out might be the best option forward.  
    We wrap up this show with Dan sharing some habits and values that he owes his success to.  What did Dan have to change about himself as he went from being a university student to a value creator? Topics discussed include the importance of continuous learning, dynamism, and integrity.
    Tune in for some excellent insights!
     
    Resources:
    Dan Woolford’s LinkedIn
    Virox Technologies
    Paper Napkin Wisdom: Your Five Step Plan For Life and Business Success
    Student Works 
    Chris Thomson LinkedIn
    Chris’s Email

    • 36 min
    113 | Amer Abu Shakra | The Six Rules of Success that Helped me Break the All-Time Sales Record at Student Works

    113 | Amer Abu Shakra | The Six Rules of Success that Helped me Break the All-Time Sales Record at Student Works

    In this episode, Chris interviews Amer Abu Shakra, Business Owner, Student Works Painting. Amer shares his SIX rules of success that helped him hit the all-time high sales record of $500,000 at Student Works.
    This show starts with Amer sharing some background information with listeners. Born in Jordan, Amer is truly thankful for the excellent opportunity that Student Works has given him. Amer was incredibly focused from the get go and shares how he managed to generate half-a-million dollar worth of business without compromising on his studies.
    To define his SIX rules of success, Amer drew inspiration from entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos. These are his rules:
     
    Always keep your word – no matter what Trust your team Trust the power of input Have someone hold you accountable You promote what you permit  Have the will to conquer and dominate  
    As Amer explains each of these rules, he shares some interesting anecdotes that will surely pique your interest.
    For instance, he shares how he managed to build a dream team whom he trusts explicitly. He also reveals his process of breaking down large tasks into tiny and attainable bits. Amer reveals that he has an accountability buddy in Austin, another member of the Student Works community.  
    If you are failing to meet the audacious goals that you have set for yourself, tuning in to this show will give you loads of value.
     
    Connect with Amer:
    LinkedIn
     
    Resources: 
    Student Works 
    Chris Thomson LinkedIn
     

    • 51 min
    112 | Mets Kramer | How to Become a Champion Influencer and Bring About Transformational Change

    112 | Mets Kramer | How to Become a Champion Influencer and Bring About Transformational Change

    In today’s show, Chris interviews Mets Kramer, Owner, StrategicEvolutions. Mets shares his professional journey and reveals how you can influence decision making in a business environment. 
    This show starts with Mets recalling his life before Student Works. Always a hard worker, Mets started working from a very young age. Like many ambitious and driven young people, he was also in a hurry to attain financial independence.
    In the next segment of the show, Mets reveals some of the biggest lessons that he picked up during his Student Works stint. Particularly, salespeople will get some great tips on effectively handling prospects and clients. Mets shares how you may have to change your sales strategy based on the market that you are targeting.
    After Student Works, Mets ended up working in a sales position at the heavy equipment manufacturer, Liebherr Canada. Here, we discuss how you can cultivate and nurture long-term relationships. We also share some great tips that will help you evolve into a champion decision-maker within your organization.  
    After this very successful corporate stint, Mets started his own management consultancy. Here, Mets shares his experiences and draws an interesting comparison between public and private organizations. Are private organizations more prone to reward their employees? In a bid to protect shareholder’s interest, do public organizations tend to go overboard and treat their own employees unfairly?
    Towards the end, Mets shares some of his biggest failures and what he has learned from them. We wrap up this show by listing some crucial attributes that define a leader of tomorrow. Topics discussed include taking credit when due, sharing success, and treating people the right way. 
    Tune in for some excellent nuggets!
     
    Resources:
    Student Works 
    Chris Thomson LinkedIn
    Chris’s Email
    StrategicEvolutions
    Mets Kramer LinkedIn

    • 57 min

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