23 episodes

The Firing On All Syllables™ podcast leverages the knowledge of industry experts and brings to you unprecedented access to some of the world's most influential lawyers, financial experts, executives, and other prominent figures. Learn invaluable tips and lessons on matters related to business, technology, language and social responsibility. Brought to you by Alexa Translations, an A.I.-powered translation company, specialized in Breaking the Language Barrier™ all across the world.

Firing On All Syllables Gary Kalaci

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The Firing On All Syllables™ podcast leverages the knowledge of industry experts and brings to you unprecedented access to some of the world's most influential lawyers, financial experts, executives, and other prominent figures. Learn invaluable tips and lessons on matters related to business, technology, language and social responsibility. Brought to you by Alexa Translations, an A.I.-powered translation company, specialized in Breaking the Language Barrier™ all across the world.

    Ep 23: Luis Vázquez

    Ep 23: Luis Vázquez

    On this episode of Firing On All Syllables™, Gary Kalaci speaks with Luis Vázquez, the founder and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Diavaz Group.  Luis Vázquez is a chemical engineer who graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He founded the company Diavaz in 1982 which evolved into a Mexican business partnership made up of several business units specializing in oil and gas exploration and production. As former president of the Mexican Natural Gas Association and of Mexico’s Chapter of the World Energy Council, Vázquez is a veteran in the Mexican energy industry.
    Luis discusses his love for Canada and highlights the significance of natural gas in Mexico, the challenges of building Diavaz, and the importance of taking risks in business.

    • 39 min
    Ep 22: Greg Bryk

    Ep 22: Greg Bryk

    On this episode of Firing On All Syllables™, Gary Kalaci speaks with Greg Bryk, a Canadian actor, producer, writer, coach, and keynote speaker known for his work in both film and television. Greg is one of Canada’s most compelling and versatile actors with starring roles in over 110 films, television shows and video games.
    Some of Bryk’s award-winning and more memorable roles include his work in the films History Of Violence, Poor Boys Game, Deadliest Sea, Ad Astra, Code 8, and My Spy. Television credits include the harrowing CBC/BET mini-series The Book Of Negroes, the critically acclaimed @Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale, JETT for HBO/Cinemax, SyFy’s Bitten, Wynonna Earp and The Expanse, @CBC’s Caught, Global’s Mary Kills People, as well as Frontier and V Wars for @Netflix. Bryk also lent his talents and his likeness to the iconic antagonist, Joseph “The Father” Seed in the all-time best-selling Ubisoft produced video game Far Cry 5.
    Greg talks about his early moments as a young actor that shaped his career. He delves into his philosophies on acting, passions, hobbies, professional communication, and how an actor's skillset empowers his everyday life.

    • 48 min
    Ep 21: Gordon D. Giffin

    Ep 21: Gordon D. Giffin

    On the latest episode of Firing On All Syllables™, Gary Kalaci speaks with Gordon D. Giffin, partner and global vice-chair emeritus in Dentons, the world's largest law firm.
    With 30 years of experience in the practice of law and government service, Gordon’s practice at Denton’s continues the trend, focusing on international transactions and trade matters, government procurement, energy regulatory and policy matters, corporate governance and crisis counseling, federal and state regulatory matters and public policy. Having previously served as Ambassador of the United States to Canada from August 1997 to April 2001, he also managed US interests in the world's largest bi-lateral trading relationship, as well as US collaboration with Canada on global issues in international fora.
    The recipient of a number of honorary degrees granted by Canadian and US universities and several awards that recognize outstanding achievement, this episode sees Gordon share his career journey and the skills his experiences have honed. Turning to leadership, he also shares some hard-won wisdom and valuable advice for those who seek success in today’s rapidly changing and increasingly digital world.

    • 50 min
    Ep 20: Ian Urbina

    Ep 20: Ian Urbina

    On the latest episode of Firing On All Syllables™, Gary Kalaci speaks with Ian Urbina, the founder and director of the nonprofit journalism organization, The Outlaw Ocean Project. Before founding the organization, Ian spent roughly 17 years as a staff reporter for The New York Times, during which time he received a number of esteemed journalism awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting with a story about New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer. Ian has also received an Emmy nomination, and recently, his second George Polk Award for International Reporting with The New Yorker. In 2019, he published The Outlaw Ocean, a New York Times bestseller about lawlessness at sea, the movie and TV rights for which were purchased by Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio. In this episode, Ian talks about some of the most formative moments of his impressive career. He also dives into the reality of investigative work at sea and the challenges that come with it, while sharing his advice on how we can all work towards a more sustainable and just future for our Oceans and those who work on them.

    • 45 min
    Ep 19: Denis Giangi

    Ep 19: Denis Giangi

    On the latest episode of Firing On All Syllables™, Gary Kalaci speaks with Denis Giangi, the president of Rolls-Royce Canada.
    Having started his career at Rolls-Royce as a Tax Manager in 1999, eventually reaching the position of president in 2016, Denis talks about what his more than 24 years at Rolls-Royce have been like, including some of his biggest learnings along the way. He touches upon some of the challenges he has faced throughout his career and how he was able to overcome them, while remaining positive.
    A 2023 Fellow of the Ordre des CPA du Québec, Denis speaks about leadership, and his beliefs and methods when it comes to bringing an organization together through a shared vision and mission. He also touches on why Rolls-Royce Canada instituted family day, to allow employees to show their workplace to their families, and what it reflects in terms of the values of the organization.

    • 37 min
    Ep 18: Michael Casia

    Ep 18: Michael Casia

    On the latest episode of Firing On All Syllables™, Gary Kalaci speaks with Michael Casia, the president and managing director of Organon Canada.
    With more than 20 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, Michael shares the highs and lows of his prestigious career, and the experiences that brought him to where he is today. A major part of Michael’s role in his organization is the promotion of an inclusive culture and he shares why he feels this is important, as well as his beliefs in the benefits that it can bring. Additionally, Michael speaks to his belief in the importance of fostering technological innovation within teams and organizations, and the role it can play in the success of the work being done..

    • 51 min

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