Steal From the Best is a podcast to help listeners succeed in both business and life by stealing invaluable ideas and experiences from the best in class. You won't get Elon Musk or Richard Branson, but you will get highly successful guests that are more relatable.
Gerry Valentine - Thriving in a Disruptive World - Executive Coach, Public Speaker and Author
We talk with Gerry Valentine, an executive coach, public speaker, and author. His early life was spent in poverty, as the child of a single mother. Along the way, Gerry found that the adversity of his early life had helped him develop the resilience he needed to succeed. In our discussion, he shares those lessons—lessons that are critical in today’s disruptive world. We address the importance of self-care, finding pleasure in the process of lifelong learning, and managing versus developing people.
Dr. Robin Rosenberg - Psychologist - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Expert - CEO and Founder of Live In Their World
We talk with Dr. Robin Rosenberg, a psychologist who is the CEO and Founder of Live in Their World, a company that uses virtual reality to address issues of bias and incivility in the workplace. We address the future workforce and how the hybrid model is going to play out. She is a clinical psychologist, and prior to starting her company, she had both psychotherapy and executive coaching practices, wrote college textbooks, and taught psychology classes at Harvard University and Lesley University.
Chris Ritchie - From Capital Markets to President of SilverCrest Metals
Chris Ritchie is the President of SilverCrest Metals. Chris's amazing story takes him from Bay Street working in Capital Markets, to heading up a mining company, after servicing them so well, as his client. His collegiate career in tennis prepared him for the corporate world. A crushing job loss was used to help build character.
Chris is a thoroughly entertaining guest, sharing personal stories that shaped his career. His energy, passion, competitiveness, and intellectual curiosity are infectious.
Stephen Hodd - Engineer Turned Entrepreneur - Chairman and Founder of Vantage Venues
Andrew talks to his Dad, Stephen Hodd. Stephen is the founder of Vantage Venues, which is a conference and event space. Trained as an Environmental Engineer, Stephen shares some incredible stories, including his experience as a witness for a case in the US Supreme Court. He shares stories that shaped him and built his principles in business and life. We also talk about stress and how to embrace it for motivation. We also cover the importance of family and where happiness truly comes from.
Dr. Darwin Semotiuk - High Performance Sport Expert, Western University Professor and Football Coach
We talk with my mentor and dad, Dr. Darwin Semotiuk, a high-performance sport expert, former professor, football coach, and national team basketball player. We talk about the traits and characteristics of successful athletes and students and explore what it takes to build high-performance teams. We also look at mutual respect and participation to get teams aligned on individual and team goals. There are so many parallels that high-performance sport has with success in business, entrepreneurship and life.
Episode 2 of 2 - Miranda Kamal - Community Hero - Founder of a Boxing based non-profit MJKO - Mentoring Junior Kids Organization
We talk with Miranda Kamal. Miranda is a true community hero who has founded a youth-based charity that uses the sport of boxing to create social change in racialized communities. A sexual assault and spinal cord injury set her on the path to where she is today. There are many valuable lessons to be learned from Miranda. We talk about the metaphors for business and life that boxing provides. We explore the passion to win, never give up, train, and be prepared for what life may throw at you.
Show on Darwin
It was great to listen to Darwin’s history of how he ended up at Western. Very inspiring and great show Brad. Bee well. Hank
Some great content and insight
The stories of these real entrepreneurs are super inspiring!
One of my favourite podcast
If you are an entrepreneur, you have to listen Steal From The Best!