They make it look so easy, but we know better than that. The Growth Effect is a new podcast that delves into what it’s really like to launch and scale a business. Join host and Toronto-based founder Sarah Stockdale as she speaks to the leaders of some of Canada’s top growing companies to learn how they did it.
Episode 4: Hustle not #hustle
Marc Lafleur, CEO of TruLocal, works really hard. He doesn't apologize for the sweat that's needed to be a first-time founder, but that doesn't mean he's a fan of the #hustleculture that's big in the startup community. In this episode, he shares with Sarah how his goal of improving the food supply in Canada through his quality meat-delivery company doesn't leave time for much else, and why he still thinks its worth it.
Episode 3: Going from customer to CEO
We’ve heard about some of the challenges of launching and scaling a business, but what about stepping into a leadership role at an already successful company? Taking over the reins, and the expectations that go along with that isn’t for everyone. But it was for Cathy Thorpe, who went from being a customer to CEO of Nurse Next Door, a company that offers home care for seniors across North America, which has taken on a new level of gravity amid COVID-19.
Episode 2: When to ditch a successful business
Would you start a business with your best friend? While on maternity leave? And then pivot drastically at its peak success? That’s what Becca Perren and Jennifer Kelly of Pehr did. In this episode, they chat with Sarah about going against conventional wisdom and when it makes sense to change course with a growing business.
Episode 1: Why don't CEOs talk about burnout?
Burnout: Most CEO’s won’t talk about it, many CEOs experience it. Marie Chevrier takes a different approach. On this episode, the founder and CEO of Sampler gets candid about how her experiences with burnout have made her a better leader in a high-growth, market-leading company.
Coming soon: The Growth Effect
They make it look so easy, but we know better than that. Introducing The Growth Effect, a new podcast that speaks to the leaders of some of Canada’s top growing companies to learn what it’s really like to launch and scale a business.