Hear from changemakers, movement drivers and young Canadian entrepreneurs, and learn how they developed their key tools of change and innovation: an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset. Discover your own entrepreneurial potential. Join the new wave that’s building Canada into the most prosperous place in the world.
Tamara Vrooman: Leading at YVR Airport with a Curious Mind
Embark on a journey of leadership with Tamara Vrooman, CEO of Vancouver International Airport (YVR). This conversation takes flight into the essence of curiosity-driven leadership, illustrating how Tamara's inquisitive nature has fueled her rise across varied sectors, culminating in her role at YVR. We explore how her curiosity not only elevates her management style but also shapes the future of aviation at one of Canada's busiest airports. Get ready for a deep dive into the power of curiosity in leadership, far beyond the runways of YVR.
Lourdes Juan: Practical Tips for Serial Entrepreneurship
Dive into the world of serial entrepreneurship with Lourdes Juan, a mastermind behind several successful businesses. In this episode, Lourdes reveals her secrets to juggling multiple ventures, from urban planning to technology. Learn how she prioritizes tasks, manages time, and selects the right team for each unique project. Discover her approach to problem-solving and innovation, and how these skills are crucial in different sectors. Lourdes also shares personal insights on maintaining mental health amidst the chaos of entrepreneurship and the significance of rituals in her daily routine. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or looking to expand your business portfolio, this episode is packed with actionable strategies and personal anecdotes to guide you in managing multiple ventures effectively.
Karen Greve Young: Championing Inclusive Leadership at Futurpreneur
Join Karen Greve Young, CEO of Futurpreneur Canada, in a deep dive into the world of inclusive leadership. Karen brings her wealth of experience in fostering economic and social inclusivity to the forefront, offering key insights into assembling diverse and effective leadership teams. In this episode, she highlights the balance of lived experiences with professional expertise essential for transformative leadership. Karen addresses the critical importance of genuine representation in the workplace, navigates the challenges of tokenism, and shares practical tactics for building fair and dynamic organizational cultures.
Stewart Beck: Cultivating a Global Entrepreneurial Mindset Description
Meet Stewart Beck, a distinguished diplomat with a rich history of fostering international relations and promoting Canadian interests abroad. With a career spanning pivotal roles in places like Taiwan, Silicon Valley, and as the President of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Beck brings a wealth of experience in understanding global dynamics and their impact on entrepreneurship. In this conversation, we explore Beck's insights on how Canada can cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship, drawing from global best practices and his unique experiences. Beck discusses the need for embracing risk, the importance of failure in entrepreneurial journeys, and the impact of immigration on Canada's entrepreneurial landscape. This episode offers valuable perspectives for anyone interested in the intersection of diplomacy, global economics, and entrepreneurship.
Ian Brooks: Revolutionizing Meal Kits with HelloFresh
Meet Ian Brooks, CEO of HelloFresh Canada, a pioneer in the meal kit industry. Embarking on an unconventional career path, Ian transitioned from environmental sciences to revolutionize the way we approach meal preparation. His journey includes diverse experiences in environmental consulting, technology project management, and strategic roles at Johnson & Johnson and McKinsey & Company. At HelloFresh, Ian has been instrumental in transforming meal preparation through innovative, eco-friendly meal kits, significantly reducing food waste and carbon footprint compared to traditional grocery shopping. He discusses the challenges and triumphs of introducing HelloFresh to Canada, emphasizing the brand's commitment to sustainability and healthy eating. This episode is a deep dive into the evolving landscape of the meal kit industry, offering valuable insights for entrepreneurs, environmental enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the intersection of food, technology, and sustainability.
Geoff Smith: Driving Innovation in Traditional Industries
Meet Geoff Smith, the Chair of EllisDon, a major player in Canada's construction industry with an impressive $5 billion in annual revenue and 4,000 employees. Geoff, who previously served as CEO for nearly 25 years, shares his experience in evolving EllisDon from a conventional general contracting firm to a diversified leader in construction. He discusses the challenges and strategies involved in this transformation, highlighting the importance of adopting innovative approaches, fostering a culture of trust, and integrating digital solutions. This episode provides valuable insights into driving change in a traditional industry, making it essential listening for leaders, entrepreneurs, and anyone interested in the dynamics of business adaptation and industry leadership.