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Colleen O'Connell-Campbell hosts The Cash Rich Exit Podcast dedicated to business owners planning for a crucial financial step - exiting your business. Featuring a diverse array of guests from various industries and ideologies, each episode dives into strategies for building not just an exit, but a cash-rich one. Topped off with 'fun, frank advice,' this podcast is your roadmap to a successful business exit.

The Cash Rich Exit Podcast Colleen O’Connell-Campbell, Wealth Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities,

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    • 4.6 • 31 Ratings

Colleen O'Connell-Campbell hosts The Cash Rich Exit Podcast dedicated to business owners planning for a crucial financial step - exiting your business. Featuring a diverse array of guests from various industries and ideologies, each episode dives into strategies for building not just an exit, but a cash-rich one. Topped off with 'fun, frank advice,' this podcast is your roadmap to a successful business exit.

    EP295 Strategic Exit Planning

    EP295 Strategic Exit Planning

    Welcome to The Cash Rich Exit Podcast. I’m your host, Colleen O’Connell-Campbell, Wealth Advisor. In today's episode, my guest is Michael Black, a strategist and partner at Richter Consulting. Michael brings a wealth of experience in helping business owners strategically position their businesses for an optimal exit.
     
    Michael and I discuss:
     
    🔖 Strategic Exit Planning - Michael shares his insights on how effective exit planning is not just a transaction but a strategic element of business management.
     
    🌐 Long-Term Vision - Aligning personal and corporate goals with your exit strategy is key to ensuring that you’re building towards a successful transition; whether it's this year or a decade from now.
     
    🔍 The Role of Diligence - Understanding the expanded scope of due diligence in today’s market and how thorough preparation can reduce disruptions during the sales process.
     
    👥 Navigating the Stakeholder Landscape - The critical role of stakeholders in the exit process and how to manage their expectations and involvement effectively.



    Key Takeaways
     
    🗝️ Preparation is Key - Learn why starting early with your exit strategy can significantly impact the success of your business transition.
     
    🔄 Personal and Corporate Alignment - Insights on how aligning your personal vision with your business goals can smooth the path to a successful exit.
     
    🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Understanding Stakeholders - Michael emphasizes the importance of considering the needs and impacts on various stakeholders, not just the financial aspects.
     
    Are you contemplating how best to position your business for a future exit? 
    It's never too early to start planning. 
    Connect with Michael Black on LinkedIn.
     
    🎯 I invite you to consider the strategic alignment of your business and personal goals. How are you planning your exit strategy to ensure a prosperous future?
     
    Connect with me, your host, Colleen O’Connell-Campbell on LinkedIn, share your insights, let’s get a conversation started on how a well-crafted exit strategy can not only enhance your business value but also secure your financial future. Book a Wealth Gap Analysis with me via email or LinkedIn.
     
    If you’ve found this episode with Michael Black helpful, please leave us a five-star rating 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 
     
    Your support helps us reach more entrepreneurs like you, empowering more to plan their cash-rich business exits.
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    The Cash Rich Exit Podcast is brought to you by O’Connell-Campbell Wealth Management at RBC Dominion Securities.
     
    All opinions expressed by the host, Colleen O’Connell-Campbell, and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of RBC Dominion Securities.
     
    This podcast is for informational purposes only before taking any action based on information in this podcast you should consult with a qualified professional.
     
    Colleen O’Connell-Campbell is a Wealth Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities, a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

    • 37 min
    EP294 Embracing Vulnerability in Leadership - A Path to Authentic Strength

    EP294 Embracing Vulnerability in Leadership - A Path to Authentic Strength

    Welcome to The Cash Rich Exit Podcast. I’m Colleen O’Connell-Campbell, your host and Wealth Advisor. Today, dissecting an important question: Is vulnerability in leadership a weakness or a strength?
     
    🔍 In This Episode:
     
    I discuss the profound impact that embracing vulnerability can have on leadership. Inspired by Susan Blain (my last guest; if you haven’t heard it, please hit play on Episode 293 first). Susan and her Dare to Be Vulnerable initiative gave me the inspiration for this episode, where I examine how showing our human side can actually be a strategic advantage in both business and personal growth.
     
    💪 Reflections on Strength and Vulnerability:
     
    "Sometimes our strength is expressed in being vulnerable. Sometimes we need to fall apart to regroup and stay on track," a reflection that resonates deeply as we discuss the challenges and pressures leaders face. 
     
    🌟 Key Takeaways:
     
    Vulnerability as a Leadership Tool: Understand how showing your authentic self can lead to deeper connections with your team and foster a supportive business environment.
     
    Mental Wellness as a Superpower: Learn why addressing mental health openly can enhance your leadership capabilities and overall business health.
     
    From Pain to Empowerment: Hear how personal adversities can transform into lessons of resilience and empathy, providing a roadmap for others in leadership.
     
    📖 Personal Insights:
     
    Reflecting on the losses and challenges in my own life, from navigating early bereavement to managing a burgeoning business amidst personal trials, has underscored the importance of support systems and openness in leadership.
     
    🎯 I invite you to reflect on your own leadership journey. How can you integrate vulnerability and mental wellness into your style? 
     
    Engage with us, connect with me, Colleen O’Connell-Campbell on LinkedIn, share your stories, and consider how embracing these aspects can not only improve your own quality of life but also set a positive example for your teams.
     
    Remember, vulnerability in leadership is more than showing weakness; it’s showcasing true strength in understanding and managing human emotions.
     
    Are you ready to explore how your leadership style and personal challenges are impacting your business and how it can set you up for a Cash Rich Exit from your business when you are ready? Book a Wealth Gap Analysis with me via email or LinkedIn.
     
    If you’ve found this episode helpful, please leave us a five-star rating 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 
    It helps us find more audiences to empower in their business journey.
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    The Cash Rich Exit Podcast is brought to you by O’Connell-Campbell Wealth Management at RBC Dominion Securities.
     
    All opinions expressed by the host, Colleen O’Connell-Campbell, and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of RBC Dominion Securities.
     
    This podcast is for informational purposes only before taking any action based on information in this podcast you should consult with a qualified professional.
     
    Colleen O’Connell-Campbell is a Wealth Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities, a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

    • 13 min
    EP293 The Power of Vulnerability in Business

    EP293 The Power of Vulnerability in Business

    Welcome to The Cash Rich Exit Podcast, where we explore the full spectrum of the entrepreneurial journey, focusing on creating planned, prosperous exits. I’m your host, Colleen O’Connell-Campbell, here to guide you through the nuances of building a thriving business with an eye towards a future exit.
     
    🎙️ In This Episode:
     
    Today, we are joined by Susan Blain, founder of the Dare to Be Vulnerable Project, which delves into the critical interplay between entrepreneurial success and mental wellbeing. In our discussion, we explore how embracing vulnerability can be a profound strength in the business world.
     
    🔑 Key Takeaways:
     
    Vulnerability as Strength: Learn how opening up about personal challenges doesn't weaken leadership but rather fortifies the foundations of business relationships and team dynamics.
     
    Entrepreneurial Wellbeing: Discover the tools and mindsets necessary for maintaining mental health while managing the stresses of entrepreneurship.
     
    Building Resilient Teams: Understand the importance of creating a workplace culture that supports mental health; enhancing productivity and job satisfaction.
     
    🎤 A Special Guest:
     
    Susan Blain shares her personal journey through significant trials, including her battle with depression and homelessness, to her rise as a champion for mental health awareness. Her project encourages candid conversations about mental health challenges, breaking down the stigmas that often silence those in need.
     
    📢 Join us in embracing the challenges and vulnerabilities we all face. To hear more about Susan’s inspiring journey and her insights into integrating mental health support within the entrepreneurial landscape, listen to this episode.
     
    🤝 Connect with Us:
     
    Stay connected through our latest episodes and join our community of entrepreneurs committed to creating cash-rich exits. A community I fondly refer to as the ‘Self-made Nation’! 
     
    Host, Colleen O’Connell-Campbell: Connect on LinkedIn
    Guest, Susan Blain: Connect on LinkedIn



    📞  Book a 1:1 Wealth Gap Analysis with Colleen
     
    Planning to exit your business in 5-10 years? Evaluate and close your wealth gap. Book a 1:1 Wealth Gap Analysis session with Colleen O’Connell-Campbell via LinkedIn today and start your journey towards a cash-rich exit!
     
    Thank you for tuning in to The Cash Rich Exit Podcast. If you’ve found this episode enlightening, please leave us a five-star rating 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 and share your thoughts. We look forward to continuing this journey with you, one episode at a time.
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    The Cash Rich Exit Podcast is brought to you by O’Connell-Campbell Wealth Management at RBC Dominion Securities.
     
    All opinions expressed by the host, Colleen O’Connell-Campbell, and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of RBC Dominion Securities.
     
    This podcast is for informational purposes only before taking any action based on information in this podcast you should consult with a qualified professional.
     
    Colleen O’Connell-Campbell is a Wealth Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities, a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

    • 34 min
    EP292 From Lens to Legacy - Crafting a Brand Beyond the Individual

    EP292 From Lens to Legacy - Crafting a Brand Beyond the Individual

    Welcome to episode 292 of The Cash Rich Exit Podcast, with your host Colleen O’Connell-Campbell. Today, we dive into the intriguing intersection of art and commerce with our guest, Rémi Thériault, renowned photographer and the visionary behind the House of Common Studio.
     
    Rémi shares his unique journey from capturing evocative moments through his lens to establishing a brand that stands out in the creative industry. His approach to building a legacy that extends beyond personal fame to a collaborative and sustainable business model offers invaluable insights for entrepreneurs looking to blend artistic passion with commercial acumen.
     
    🔑 Key Takeaways:
     
    Building a Legacy: Rémi discusses the strategic decision to name his studio "House of Common" emphasizing the importance of creating a brand that can continue without its founder, thus facilitating future transitions and ensuring business longevity.
     
    Art Meets Business: The challenges and opportunities at the junction of artistic expression and business operations. Rémi’s story is a masterclass in leveraging artistic talent to build a marketable and enduring brand.
     
    Strategic Growth: Learn growth strategies that transform personal ventures into thriving businesses with dedicated teams, focused on long-term innovation and quality.
     
    For creatives and entrepreneurs alike, this episode highlights the importance of networking, maintaining financial discipline, and integrating personal values into business practices.
     
    📞  Book a 1:1 Wealth Gap Analysis with Colleen
     
    Planning to exit your business in 5-10 years? Evaluate and close your wealth gap. Book a 1:1 Wealth Gap Analysis session with Colleen O’Connell-Campbell via LinkedIn today and start your journey towards a cash-rich exit!
     
    🔗 Connect with Us:
     
    Host, Colleen O’Connell-Campbell: Connect on LinkedIn
    Guest, Rémi Thériault: Connect on LinkedIn
     
    📣Stay till the end for our long-running segment: Fun, Frank Advice:
     
    “Hard Work and Balance!” 
    Rémi stresses the importance of hard work, knowing when to take a break, and not sweating the small stuff - essential tips for any entrepreneur.
     
    For more inspiring stories and actionable strategies, stay tuned to The Cash Rich Exit Podcast. 
     
    Thank you for listening to today’s episode with Rémi Thériault. 
    🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Don’t forget to rate us and provide feedback to help us grow and bring more valuable content to your entrepreneurial journey!
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    The Cash Rich Exit Podcast is brought to you by O’Connell-Campbell Wealth Management at RBC Dominion Securities.
     
    All opinions expressed by the host, Colleen O’Connell-Campbell, and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of RBC Dominion Securities.
     
    This podcast is for informational purposes only before taking any action based on information in this podcast you should consult with a qualified professional.
     
    Colleen O’Connell-Campbell is a Wealth Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities, a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

    • 34 min
    EP291 Crafting Culinary Excellence

    EP291 Crafting Culinary Excellence

    🎧 Welcome to The Cash Rich Exit Podcast, where we explore the pathways to a successful and intentional business exit. I'm your host, Colleen O'Connell-Campbell, here to guide you through the journeys of top entrepreneurs. Today, we're joined by the remarkable Caroline Gosselin, a visionary in the Ottawa food and beverage industry.
     
    🍽 In This Episode:
     
    You’ll discover Caroline Gosselin's journey from European adventures to pioneering Ottawa's culinary scene with establishments like Restaurant 18, Side Door, The Clarendon, and The Hyde.
     
    You’ll learn how Caroline's passion for travel and art inspired her innovative approach to combining culinary experiences with cultural aesthetics.
     
    And you’ll uncover the strategies that helped Caroline's empire thrive through the challenges of COVID-19 and the evolving landscape of the hospitality industry.
     
    💡 Key Insights Inside this Episode:
     
    🤸‍♀️ Adapting to Change: How flexibility and creativity have been essential for navigating the unpredictable hospitality sector.
     
    🤝 Community Engagement: Caroline shares her commitment to giving back and fostering a sense of belonging, both within her team and the broader Ottawa community.
     
    🎯 Building for the Future: The exciting prospects of expanding outdoor dining experiences and embracing environmental standards in new ventures.
     
    Be sure you listen till the end for our Fun, Frank advice segment. I’ve been asking self-made millionaires for their advice for 5+ years!
     
    Caroline emphasizes the importance of passion for the industry, advising future entrepreneurs that success is rooted in a love for service and creating memorable experiences for guests.
     
    🎧 Tune in now for inspiration, lessons learned, and actionable advice for making your mark in the food and beverage industry. And remember, the journey to a cash-rich exit begins with a single step of passion and dedication.
     
    🌟 Enjoyed the episode? Support us with a five-star rating and share your favorite takeaways in the comments!
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    The Cash Rich Exit Podcast is brought to you by O’Connell-Campbell Wealth Management at RBC Dominion Securities.
     
    All opinions expressed by the host, Colleen O’Connell-Campbell, and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of RBC Dominion Securities.
     
    This podcast is for informational purposes only before taking any action based on information in this podcast you should consult with a qualified professional.
     
    Colleen O’Connell-Campbell is a Wealth Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities, a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

    • 27 min
    EP290 Brewing a Non-Alcoholic Business Revolution

    EP290 Brewing a Non-Alcoholic Business Revolution

    🚀 Welcome to The Cash Rich Exit Podcast, where we delve into the journeys of entrepreneurs who are navigating the path to a successful, cash-rich exit. I'm Colleen O'Connell-Campbell, your host, and wealth advisor focussed on helping self-made millionaires make your legacy count.
     
    In this special episode, I sit down with Ted Fleming, the founder of Partake Brewing, a pioneer in the non-alcoholic beverage industry. Discover how Ted turned a personal health challenge into a thriving business that's changing how we think about beer and social inclusion.
     
    🌿 In This Episode:
     
    Ted shares the origin story of Partake Brewing, born out of his diagnosis with Crohn's disease and a desire to enjoy the social aspects of beer without alcohol.
     
    The challenges and breakthroughs of creating a non-alcoholic craft beer that stands up to its alcoholic counterparts in taste and quality.
     
    How Partake Brewing is contributing to a shift in social norms, offering inclusivity for those who choose not to consume alcohol for health, personal, or lifestyle reasons.
     
    👣 From Concept to Market:
     
    The journey of navigating the unknown in your business; and bringing a new concept to market.
     
    Strategies for overcoming industry skepticism and building a brand that resonates with a growing segment (in this case: health-conscious consumers).
     
    💡 Key Takeaways:
     
    Innovation and perseverance are crucial for entrepreneurs looking to disrupt traditional markets.
     
    The importance of aligning your business with personal values and societal shifts.
     
    🎉 Fun Frank Advice Segment: (this segment has been running for 5 years!!!)
     
    Don't miss out on Ted's fun, frank advice for aspiring entrepreneurs: Believe in your vision and stay true to your journey, even when faced with skepticism. (
     
    🔗 Ready to Unlock Your Pathway to a Successful Cash Rich Business Exit?
     
    Join us for more stories like Ted's, and discover actionable strategies for your own journey. If you're contemplating your exit, let's craft it with care. Reach out to me directly for a complimentary 1:1 narrative shaping session.
     
    🌟 Enjoyed This Episode?
     
    Please leave us a five-star rating. Your support helps us share valuable insights with entrepreneurs like you.
     
    Stay tuned for more episodes that explore the intricacies of entrepreneurship, innovation, and the journey to a cash-rich exit.
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    The Cash Rich Exit Podcast is brought to you by O’Connell-Campbell Wealth Management at RBC Dominion Securities.
     
    All opinions expressed by the host, Colleen O’Connell-Campbell, and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of RBC Dominion Securities.
     
    This podcast is for informational purposes only before taking any action based on information in this podcast you should consult with a qualified professional.
     
    Colleen O’Connell-Campbell is a Wealth Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities, a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Thrivelou ,

I’ve learned so much! Congrats on over 280 episodes!

Colleen is an expert interviewer and you can tell her podcasts are unscripted. Her warm welcoming manner relaxes the speakers and you hear authentic recounts of their journeys.

Ebeaton ,

practical advice, great guests

I love the emphasis here on entrepreneurs and self-made millionaires. Great, actionable advice on how entrepreneurs like me can build owner wealth. Great show!

Young Money with Tracey Bisset ,

Great host and show!

Colleen does a great job of covering different perspectives and really filling the gap with this show. There are so many shows for those trying to become millionaires and not as many for those who are. I had a great time interviewing Colleen on Young Money as she shared learnings from this show and all her great guests with my young millionaires in the making. Why not learn the keys to success from the successful? Thanks for bringing this show to us Colleen!

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