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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.

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

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 14 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.

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

    Success Leaves Clues: **Ep200** with guest Rich Appiah, Principal and Lawyer at Appiah Law

    Success Leaves Clues: **Ep200** with guest Rich Appiah, Principal and Lawyer at Appiah Law

    Join hosts Robin Bailey & Al McDonald as they celebrate the 200th episode of Success Leaves Clues reflecting on the friendships that have developed as a result of the podcast and the impact it has had on each of them.

    "To our wonderful guests, past and present, thank you for sharing your wisdom, experiences, and passion. You have made this podcast an enjoyable and enriching experience, one that we hope our listeners eagerly anticipate each week. Your contributions have not only made our show possible but have also left an indelible mark on our audience and on each of us personally. Here's to many more episodes of inspiration, growth, and shared success. Thank you for being a part of our story." ~ R & A

    They are joined by special guest, employment and labour lawyer Rich Appiah, who shares his deeply personal journey of self-discovery and finding success. Rich emphasizes the importance of understanding oneself and surrounding oneself with supportive and positive people. He also discusses the significance of authenticity and how it has contributed to his success. The episode concludes with a discussion on mental health and the importance of seeking help when needed.

    "I feel like I can step into the world and just be myself." ~ Rich Appiah

    Key Takeaways
    Self-discovery is crucial for finding successSurrounding oneself with positive and supportive people is essentialAuthenticity is a key factor in achieving successSeeking help for mental health is important and can lead to personal growth
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    • 33 min
    Success Leaves Clues: Ep 199 with guest Russel McLeod, Founder of Mightyhum

    Success Leaves Clues: Ep 199 with guest Russel McLeod, Founder of Mightyhum

    In this conversation, social entrepreneur Russell McLeod, Founder of Mightyhum, shares his career journey, starting from his love for team sports and the collaborative aspect of it, which led him to pursue a business career. He worked at Free the Children and played a key role in launching the Me to We movement, joining the social enterprise arm of the organization and helping grow it to 42 million in revenue. After leaving Me to We, he founded Mightyhum, a consulting firm that supports purpose-driven businesses.

    Russell emphasizes the importance of aligning a team and the challenges that can arise when things don't work well. He discusses purpose-driven organizations and his passion for working with companies that have a social impact. Russell also talks about the obstacles he faced during the collapse of WE and the effect it had on his personal and professional life.

    Finally, he discusses the shift from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset when it comes to success & wealth and the importance of building resilient and profitable businesses.

    "When I see the problems in the world, I actually think that business is uniquely positioned to potentially be the most important tool for solving them." ~ Russ McLeod

    Key Takeaways
    The team aspect of sports can translate into the business world, where aligning a team is crucial for success.Running a business is like managing a growing organism, with humans being both the most powerful tool and the most disruptive force.Purpose-driven businesses founded with a social impact mission require careful alignment of mission and vision to create a multiplier effect.Obstacles and challenges are a part of the journey, and they can lead to growth and learning.Applying your skills in a way that challenges you, delivers meaningful outcomes, and allows you to put your values into action.Success should not be solely defined by wealth but by the ability to make a positive impact and find joy in the journey.
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    • 47 min
    Success Leaves Clues: Ep198 with guest Stephen Shedletzky, author of Speak Up Culture

    Success Leaves Clues: Ep198 with guest Stephen Shedletzky, author of Speak Up Culture

    In this episode, Robin and Al sit down with Leadership & Culture Speaker, Stephen (Shed) Shedletzky, author of Speak-Up Culture: When Leaders Truly Listen, People Step Up. Shed shares his personal journey of overcoming adversity and how it shaped his passion for creating a Speak Up Culture, where employees feel safe, respected, and encouraged to speak up about things that need to be addressed. He emphasizes the importance of psychological safety and the need for leaders to encourage and reward employees for speaking up. Shed also introduces his culture equation, which highlights the importance of clear values and behaviours multiplied by influence. He envisions a future where individuals use their strengths to contribute to something bigger than themselves, leading to fulfillment and growth.

    "As a leader, your whisper is a shout and your tiptoes are stomps." ~ Stephen Shedletsky

    Key Takeaways
    • Creating a speak-up culture involves both psychological safety and the perception of positive impact.
    • Leaders should listen and encourage employees to speak up, creating an environment where their voices are welcomed and encouraged.
    • Culture is determined by the clarity of values and behaviours, multiplied by influence.
    • Fulfillment comes from using strengths to contribute to a cause bigger than oneself.

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    • 33 min
    Success Leaves Clues: Ep 197 with guest Kara Wilson Oliver, VP People at Rose Rocket

    Success Leaves Clues: Ep 197 with guest Kara Wilson Oliver, VP People at Rose Rocket

    In this episode, passionate P&C leader Kara Wilson Oliver, VP People at Rose Rocket, shares her experiences in the tech startup industry and her transition from product management to the people side of the business. She discusses the challenges she has faced and the hard things about hard things in her career. Kara also talks about the importance of building strong communities and relationships, both personally and professionally. She emphasizes the need for self-directed learning and curiosity in the education system and the value of planting proverbial trees by supporting and empowering others.

    "I am a builder at core. I like to take nothing and turn it into something. I like to do that very collaboratively." ~ Kara Wilson Oliver

    Key Takeaways
    The tech startup industry offers opportunities for building and creating something from scratch, which can be addictive for those who enjoy problem-solving and building things collaboratively.Career transitions can be challenging but can also lead to personal growth and new opportunities. It's important to be open to new experiences and willing to learn and adapt.Building strong communities and relationships is essential for personal and professional growth. Having a support system and a space to share experiences and challenges can be invaluable.The education system should focus more on self-directed learning and curiosity, allowing students to explore their interests and develop problem-solving skills.Supporting and empowering others is a meaningful way to make a positive impact and leave a lasting legacy.
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    • 36 min
    Success Leaves Clues: Ep196 with guest Suzanne Mason, Co-Founder & COO at Sprout Family

    Success Leaves Clues: Ep196 with guest Suzanne Mason, Co-Founder & COO at Sprout Family

    Suzanne Mason, Co-Founder & COO at Sprout Family, joins the podcast to discuss the importance of improving Canadians' access to fertility, surrogacy, and adoption care. She shares her personal experiences and reveals the gaps she and her co-founder identified in the market. They started Sprout, a virtual care platform that provides employees with information, experts and sponsored funds to help them navigate through their family-building journey with personalized education and advice. The conversation covers topics such as the challenges of accessing fertility care in Canada, the role of employers in providing family-building benefits, and the future goals of Sprout Family.

    "We started Sprout because we wanted to improve Canadians' access to fertility, surrogacy and adoption, regardless of their age, their gender, their sexual orientation." ~ Suzanne Mason

    Key Takeaways
    Fertility care is separate from Canada's public healthcare system and can be expensive, leading to financial and emotional stress for individuals and couples.Employers can play a significant role in supporting employees on their family-building journey by offering comprehensive benefits that cover fertility care and providing education and resources.Proactive care and education about reproductive health can help individuals make informed decisions and take steps earlier in their family planning journey.Sprout Family aims to expand internationally and become a go-to virtual care platform for family wellness, addressing various stages of the family journey.
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    • 27 min
    Success Leaves Clues: Ep 195 with guest Penny Farinha, VP Human Resources at Ecobee

    Success Leaves Clues: Ep 195 with guest Penny Farinha, VP Human Resources at Ecobee

    Join us for a conversation with Penny Farinha, VP of Human Resources at Ecobee, a company founded with the goal of offering people smart home solutions that enable planet-positive actions. Penny shares her upbringing on a dairy farm and how it shaped her work ethic and determination. She discusses the importance of surrounding yourself with people you can learn from and the impact of the products at Ecobee on the environment. Penny emphasizes the need to be nimble and adaptable in a high-growth environment and the value of giving people opportunities to learn and grow. The episode concludes with a discussion on the legacy of Ecobee and the impact it has had on energy consumption.

    "The environmental impact that Ecobee has had is the legacy that makes me feel so proud." ~ Penny Farinha

    Key Takeaways
    Growing up on a dairy farm instills a strong work ethic and determination.Surrounding yourself with people you can learn from is crucial for personal and professional growth.Being nimble and adaptable is essential in a high-growth environment.Giving people opportunities to learn and grow fosters their confidence and success.Ecobee's products have had a significant positive impact on energy consumption and the environment.
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    • 28 min

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