My SoulTeam platform is on a mission to help tech professionals find the right company for them to work for. On this podcast, I invite leaders of local Vancouver tech companies where they share their story and vision and answer questions to help you understand their leadership style, goals, motivations, and what culture their company has. Why did they start their company? What problems are they trying to solve now? What makes them different from others? How do they support internal growth? What do they do to improve diversity and inclusion at their company? And many more...
Charitable Impact, John Bromley (#8)
John is the CEO and founder of a local tech startup in the charitable giving space Charitable Impact. We talk about the importance of understanding what you do and don’t like doing, the decline of charitable giving in Canada, the lack of education on the culture of giving, as a whole, the importance of not getting distracted by the candidate’s passion for the cause and not forgetting to evaluate the technical skills, and much more.
HotelFurniture.com, Danna Dunnage (#7)
Danna is the CEO of a local hotel furniture platform HotelFurniture.com. We talk about Danna's career path going through the ranks, the value of defining company values together as a team, learning from mistakes and experiments, and the importance of understanding your own self and how you can do it, and much more.
Company website: https://www.hotelfurniture.com
Predictive Index: https://www.predictiveindex.com
Beatdapp, Andrew Batey (#6)
Andrew is the Co-CEO of a local music blockchain startup Beatdapp. We talk about Andrew's life full of entrepreneurial ventures and experiments, growing up in a military family while being a rebel, buying a struggling restaurant in Los Angeles and running it for 12 years, getting inspired by Tony Hsieh from Zappos and publishing their annual culture book, and much more.
Company website: https://beatdapp.com/
Culture Book: https://bit.ly/beatdapp-culturebook-vol2
Neon, Ivelina Vladimirova (#5)
Ivelina Vladimirova is the COO of a local design studio Neon. Ivelina shares her professional journey in telecom, and how she manages multiple strategic roles with several companies at the same time. We discuss the importance of hiring the right people for the job, why the right size for a company is under one hundred people, how Neon’s team fits into the bigger picture of Tcap Investments, why it is important to hire fresh graduates, and much more.
Company website: https://neon.cc
POWERSHiFTER, JP Holecka (#4)
JP Holecka is the founder and CEO of POWERSHiFTER, a local Vancouver digital product and service design studio. We talk about why JP started the agency, admitting mistakes, the importance of research, challenges of long-term planning with ADHD, noticing signals about upcoming trends before others, and of course company culture.
Company website: https://powershifter.com/
Company blog: https://powershifter.com/blog/
Thinkific, Greg Smith (#3)
Greg Smith is the founder and CEO of Thinkific, a local Vancouver startup with the goal of empowering anyone in the world to easily share their knowledge through online courses. We talk about how and why Greg started the company, how they support internal growth and experimentation, how they improve the diversity of their team and much more.
- Company website: https://thinkific.com