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"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more ... you are a leader." ~ John Quincy Adams

We love sending our listeners on a journey of discovery as they learn about the inspiring lives of industry thought leaders, business owners, & entrepreneurs from all walks of life, who share one thing in common – SUCCESS! And it all starts with one—one idea; one conversation; one dream.

Success Leaves Clues with Robin Bailey and Al McDonald A Starting with One Podcast

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more ... you are a leader." ~ John Quincy Adams

We love sending our listeners on a journey of discovery as they learn about the inspiring lives of industry thought leaders, business owners, & entrepreneurs from all walks of life, who share one thing in common – SUCCESS! And it all starts with one—one idea; one conversation; one dream.

    Success Leaves Clues: Ep 99 with guest Ed Ligonde, VP at Nielsen Benefits Group

    Success Leaves Clues: Ep 99 with guest Ed Ligonde, VP at Nielsen Benefits Group

    Ed Ligonde, Vice President, Employee Benefits & Technology, Nielsen Benefits Group is known as an innovative and forward-thinking partner amongst his clients, colleagues and business partners. Ed believes that as a benefits adviser, he is in unique position to positively impact the employee and employer experience and enhance it in innovative ways. He has received numerous recognitions and awards, most recently landing on the list of 2019 Employee Benefit Adviser Rising Stars.
    Ed shares his unique path to becoming a top benefits adviser, how adapting to challenges helped shape his journey, and the reasons why he is constantly looking for opportunities to generate new ideas and goals.



    Brought to you by Aria Benefits and Life & Legacy Advisory Group

    • 24 min
    Success Leaves Clues: Ep 98 with guest Leah Carr, CEO at tilr™

    Success Leaves Clues: Ep 98 with guest Leah Carr, CEO at tilr™

    Leah Carr, speaker, advisor, strategy & operations leader and CEO at tilr™ has extensive experience in bringing new products to market, as well as hiring and growing teams. Her passion for workforce development is the reason she chose to join tilr™, a platform that allows organizations to reliably hire and develop highly skilled talent. They believe that any hire can achieve in their role if companies set them up for success and continue to invest in them.

    Leah shares her knowledge of how to build & retain talent through growth development and explains why companies need to adopt a skills first strategy in order to face the challenges of matching their job openings to the existing labor force.

    Brought to you by Aria Benefits and Life & Legacy Advisory Group

    • 24 min
    Success Leaves Clues: Ep 97 with guest Lauren Mina, Associate Director of Finance & Operations at Blueprint.

    Success Leaves Clues: Ep 97 with guest Lauren Mina, Associate Director of Finance & Operations at Blueprint.

    Robin & Al enjoy a conversation with Lauren Mina, Associate Director of Finance & Operations at Blueprint, a non-profit, mission driven research organization dedicated to improving the social and economic well-being of Canadians by helping their clients solve complex public policy challenges.

    Lauren works with a diverse team of professionals, with backgrounds that span the non-profit, public and private sectors, who are passionate about serving a wide range of socially conscious businesses that want to make a difference.

    She discusses the challenges of corporate growth while creating safe spaces for a diverse team of employees as well as the importance of great leadership & mentorship.

    • 20 min
    Success Leaves Clues: Ep 96 with guest Greg Van Slyke, Director, Business Development at Inkblot Therapy

    Success Leaves Clues: Ep 96 with guest Greg Van Slyke, Director, Business Development at Inkblot Therapy

    Joining Robin & Al is Greg Van Slyke, Director of Business Development at Inkblot Therapy.  Greg has over 15 years’ experience in the mental health industry joining Inkblot in May 2020.  Inkblot is a digital mental health platform aiming to improve your mental health at home, work and beyond. He is both proud & passionate of the fact that Inkblot makes such a positive difference by helping people live happier, healthier lives — offering effective mental health care for everyone.

    Greg discusses the reasons behind his decision to join the mental health industry and what makes Inkblot’s offering stand out from other Employee Assistance Programs.

    Brought to you by Aria Benefits and Life & Legacy Advisory Group

    • 33 min
    Success Leaves Clues: Ep 95 with guest Rich Appiah, Employment & Labour Councel

    Success Leaves Clues: Ep 95 with guest Rich Appiah, Employment & Labour Councel

    Rich Appiah is a lawyer and the principal of Appiah Law | Employment + Labour Counsel. He provides expert strategic counsel and legal representation in the area of human resources law to small and enterprise-scale businesses, as well as to managers and senior executives. Rich has been practicing employment law for over 16 years and was a partner at a downtown firm for many years before he founded Appiah Law in 2017.

    He has been repeatedly recognized as a leading practitioner in employment law in the Canadian Lexpert Legal Directory and an invited guest on the CBC to provide expert legal commentary.

    In this episode, Robin poses questions regarding terminations for performance-related issues. Rich relates two recent cases to examine why every employer should ensure their workplaces are free from a toxic work environment and that they properly investigate allegations of workplace harassment.

    Brought to by Aria Benefits and Life & Legacy Advisory Group

    • 19 min
    Success Leaves Clues: Ep. 94 with guest John Mitropoulos, President at Vocantas

    Success Leaves Clues: Ep. 94 with guest John Mitropoulos, President at Vocantas

    We are joined by guest John Mitropoulos, President of technology company Vocantas, providing interactive voice and communication solutions in order to help their clients improve scheduling. With expertise in product development, sales, marketing and customer service, John is a strategic, customer focused leader, who has been successful in increasing profitability through the development and delivery of new products and services that enhance an organization’s market position. 

    Throughout his career he has always maintained focus on building success by developing individuals and teams who support one another and provide world class customer experience.

    John shares some of the most important things facing Canadian businesses today and what helped shape him into the innovative leader he is today.

    • 27 min

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Excellent Source for expanding your financial and life knowledge

Great Podcast, compelling guests entertaining host and up to date knowledge/information!All spoken in terms you can understand and relate to.

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