40 episodes

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.

Steal From the Best Brad Semotiuk & Andrew Hodd

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

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.

    Jacob Turner - Founder of JL Strategic Wealth - Former MLB player and 9th overall draft pick

    Jacob Turner - Founder of JL Strategic Wealth - Former MLB player and 9th overall draft pick

    Jacob was the 9th overall draft pick in the 2009 MLB draft by the Detroit Tigers.  He spent the next 11 years playing professional baseball and spent time at the MLB level with 5 MLB teams.  Upon transitioning out of baseball, Jacob founded JL Strategic Wealth.  They focus solely on helping clients such as athletes, entrepreneurs, and second-generation navigate sudden wealth.  We discuss Jacob's baseball experience, investing, and the importance of communication and always keeping your foot on the gas.    

    • 55 min
    Hal Johnson - BodyBreak Founder - Keep Fit and Have Fun!

    Hal Johnson - BodyBreak Founder - Keep Fit and Have Fun!

    Since 1988, Hal Johnson has been encouraging Canadians to lead a healthy and active lifestyle under the umbrella of BodyBreak.  Anybody who grew up watching television in the 80s and 90s would be familiar with both Johnson and his wife, Joanne McLeod.  They recorded over 300 90-second episodes of BodyBreak.  The show focuses on how exercise can be incorporated into daily life.  The program was conceived by McLeod and Johnson after meeting in a gym.  It was designed to be different than other fitness shows of the era: friendly, representing the sexes equally, and showing both racial and physical diversity, a result of Johnson's experiences of racism, which helped push him to create BodyBreak as a countermeasure.  Johnson is a serial entrepreneur conducting speaking engagements and has their name on many different product endorsements including a recently launched branded clothing line.  He shares some sage advice including the importance of time and taking advantage of it while you can.  Although you can't see it by listening to the podcast, you really are able to experience Johnson's gigantic smile and positive energy and attitude. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Steven Holmes - Chief Bouncing Officer - Springfree Trampoline - Chief Activity Officer - Goba Sports Group

    Steven Holmes - Chief Bouncing Officer - Springfree Trampoline - Chief Activity Officer - Goba Sports Group

    Steve Holmes is the President and CEO of ICL Management Inc. which provides executive management to numerous operating companies around the world.  One of the key investments is Goba Sports Group where Steve serves as Chief Activity Officer.  Goba's first investment was Springfree Trampoline where Steve serves as Chief Bounding Officer.  Steve is actively involved in charitable services and invests significant time and energy in mentoring young entrepreneurs and business leaders as they develop new and emerging businesses and products.  Steve discusses what it takes to set your employees up for success and how important curiosity is in building your business.

    • 57 min
    Carl English - Professional Basketball Player - Founder of CE23 Basketball Academy

    Carl English - Professional Basketball Player - Founder of CE23 Basketball Academy

    Carl English is a former professional basketball player who had stints across various leagues including the NBA.  Carl represented Canada on the National Team from 2004-2016.  Following the completion of his professional basketball career, he moved back to his roots in Newfoundland and founded CE23 Academy, a leading basketball academy committed to the development and progress of youth in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Carl's story is an incredible journey that started with the tragic loss of his own parents at age 5 and takes twists and turns against all odds and includes the opportunity to guard Kobe Bryant and an NBA draft night that saw him go undrafted.  He's learned from so many amazing life moments and mentors and offers a great, candid perspective on what it takes to succeed in both business and life.  

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Clive Caldwell - President and CEO of Cambridge Group of Clubs - Athletic Club, Adelaide Club, Cambridge Club

    Clive Caldwell - President and CEO of Cambridge Group of Clubs - Athletic Club, Adelaide Club, Cambridge Club

    Clive Caldwell is the President and CEO of Cambridge Group of Companies which include the Cambridge Club, Adelaide Club and The Athletic club located in the heart of the financial district in downtown Toronto.  He has established a highly successful company that has continued to improve and flourish after 40+ years. Clive has an incredible entrepreneurial journey that started with real estate investing in a prominent Toronto neighbourhood.  His networking skills are second to none and his ability to tell stories is incredible.  Clive discusses the impact that Covid has had on his fitness business and how he's had to adapt and evolve after being mandated by the government to close the doors of his clubs during Covid outbreaks.  There's so much to learn from Clive's vast experience.  

    • 46 min
    Greg Brady - OVERTIME - Episode 2 of 2 - Toronto Today Host AM640 - Sport and News Media Hustler

    Greg Brady - OVERTIME - Episode 2 of 2 - Toronto Today Host AM640 - Sport and News Media Hustler

    Our discussion with Greg Brady was so good, that we had to break it into 2 episodes to share all of the wisdom that Greg shares with his well-grounded opinions.  If you haven't listened to the previous episode with Greg, you should hear it before proceeding with this one.  This episode contains a candid conversation where we talk about some of the current events that we're all facing.  Greg is a true, talk radio professional and it really shines through.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Hank74 ,

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

smodes13 ,

Some great content and insight

The stories of these real entrepreneurs are super inspiring!

thepitchoune ,

One of my favourite podcast

If you are an entrepreneur, you have to listen Steal From The Best!