8 episodes

Perch is where we dig deep into the work done by ATB Financial’s Economics and Research team. Join host Rob Roach as he talks with the experts, influencers and big thinkers who are shaping Alberta and tell the stories of what’s happening in our province’s economy.

Perch, the podcast ATB Financial

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Perch is where we dig deep into the work done by ATB Financial’s Economics and Research team. Join host Rob Roach as he talks with the experts, influencers and big thinkers who are shaping Alberta and tell the stories of what’s happening in our province’s economy.

    Episode One: Been there, done that: An interview with entrepreneur and Dragon Manjit Minhas

    Episode One: Been there, done that: An interview with entrepreneur and Dragon Manjit Minhas

    Opening the series is a conversation with successful entrepreneur, venture capitalist and TV star Manjit Minhas. From starting a brewery with her brother when they were still in their teens to being one of the dragons on TV’s Dragons’ Den, Manjit is someone who has definitely “been there, done that” when it comes to business.

    Guest: Manjit Minhas, co-founder and co-owner of Minhas Breweries, Distillery and Wineries

    Hosted by: Rob Roach, Director of Insight, Economics and Research, ATB Financia

    • 22 min
    Episode Two: Taking the leap: New entrepreneurs

    Episode Two: Taking the leap: New entrepreneurs

    This episode is second of a four-part series on entrepreneurs, the challenges they face, and how to help them succeed. It focuses on advice for new entrepreneurs with a banker who has has helped finance and grow new businesses for more than 25 years.

    Guests: Erin Moffatt, Owner of Poop Heart (www.poopheart.com) and Myron Feser, VP, Business and Agriculture, ATB

    Hosted by: Rob Roach, Director of Insight, Economics and Research, ATB Financial

    • 14 min
    Episode Three: Breaking new ground: Millennial entrepreneurs

    Episode Three: Breaking new ground: Millennial entrepreneurs

    Here we zero-in on millennial entrepreneurs and what it’s like to be starting a business in 2019. We also interview one of the founders of Blackberry, Ray DePaul, now running the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Mount Royal University.

    Guests: Zoë Fullen, Creative Strategist and Ray DePaul, Director, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, MRU

    Hosted by: Rob Roach, Director of Insight, Economics and Research, ATB Financial

    • 22 min
    Episode Four: Breaking down barriers: Women entrepreneurs

    Episode Four: Breaking down barriers: Women entrepreneurs

    This is the final episode in a four-part series on entrepreneurs, the challenges they face and how to help them succeed. We take a look at women entrepreneurs in this episode and talk with women’s entrepreneurship expert Shannon Pestun.

    Guests: Kim Good, Co-owner, Farm Fresh Pet Foods and Shannon Pestun, Director, Women’s Entrepreneurship at ATB Financial (Twitter: @shannonpestun)

    Hosted by: Rob Roach, Director of Insight, Economics and Research, ATB Financial

    • 15 min
    Episode One: To go, or not to go, that is the question

    Episode One: To go, or not to go, that is the question

    There are many reasons you might pursue a post-secondary credential like a university degree, college diploma or trade certificate. For many students, the goal of getting a good job is at the top of the list. But does post-secondary education improve your chances in the labour market? Host Rob Roach from ATB takes on the age-old question.

    Guests: Patricia Koyich, Instructor in Hospitality and Tourism Management, SAIT Polytechnic and Shahzia Noorally, Senior Leader, Talent Acquisition, ATB Financial

    • 18 min
    Episode Two: What should I take to get a good job?

    Episode Two: What should I take to get a good job?

    You’ve decided that it makes sense to pursue post-secondary education, but what should you take if you want a good job at the end? Should you go to university, college or a polytechnic? Can you turn your interest in world history into a job or should you take engineering or learn a trade? ATB's Rob Roach dives into the many options for today's students.

    Guests: Zach Lyster (@TheCommonsYYC), Proprietor, The Commons and Deborah Yedlin, Chancellor, University of Calgary (@ddyedlin)

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

Lubel80 ,

Wow

So interesting!

@luizacampos ,

Insightful and interesting

Very interesting and wonderful to hear about what is in the works.

seenandheardyeg ,

A worthy addition

It's great to have an audio supplement to the work done by ATB's research and economics team, so I can soak up their insights while walking or driving. An excellent extension of the work.

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