Episode 19 - Fotini Iconomopoulos: Become a better negotiator to get what you want

Episode 19 - Fotini Iconomopoulos: Become a better negotiator to get what you want

Fotini Iconomopoulos helps people get what they want. As a child, the earned the nickname ‘the Negotiator’. Today, she spends her time counselling executives to help achieve their business goals through negotiation, communication and persuasion. She’s also an instructor of MBA Negotiations at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.

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Episode 18 - Dave McLellan: One of the fathers of the Corvette

Episode 18 - Dave McLellan: One of the fathers of the Corvette

Dave McLellan is one of the fathers of the Chevrolet Corvette and was the second-ever chief engineer of Corvette, taking over the post from the legendary Zora Arkus-Duntov in 1975. He was the chief engineer of the legendary American sports car for the next 17 years, putting an indelible stamp on the automobile. He oversaw the creation of the breakthrough C4 model of the Corvette as well as the creation of the C4 ZR-1, which put the Corvette on the world stage as a high-tech sports car.

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Episode 17 - Neil Lumsden: Hall of Fame CFL player & GM

Episode 17 - Neil Lumsden: Hall of Fame CFL player & GM

Neil Lumsden won three Grey Cups as a player with the Edmonton Eskimos in 1980 1981 and 1982. He won another as the GM of the Ti-Cats in the late 1990s. In the 1981 Grey Cup game, he had eight receptions for 91 years and was selected as the Outstanding Canadian, being awarded the Dick Suderman Trophy.

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Episode 16: Liv B - Halifax-based YouTube sensation and author of Vegan on a Budget

Episode 16: Liv B - Halifax-based YouTube sensation and author of Vegan on a Budget

A little over two years ago, Olivia Biermann started posting videos on YouTube about how to make healthy, inexpensive vegan recipes. She slogged away, making those weekly videos for about eight months, for a relatively small audience of faithful viewers. Then, something happened that could only happen in this era of social media. One of her videos went viral, garnering over 90,000 views within a few days. The rest, as they say, is history. Although that story is still being written.

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Episode 15: Carly Weeks - An episode affectionately titled 'Spoiler Alert'

Episode 15: Carly Weeks - An episode affectionately titled 'Spoiler Alert'

Carly Weeks is a health reporter and columnist at The Globe and Mail in Toronto. Before working at the Globe, she worked as a Parliamentary reporter specializing in consumer issues for the now-defunct CanWest News Service. Today, she spends most of her days tracking down stories related to healthcare, writing about issues that touch the lives of Canadians. In a time when the public is increasingly surrounded by myths, misinformation, lies and fake news, Carly has made it her mission to find the ‘hidden’ stories that some organizations and individuals would rather not be told.

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Episode 14: André Picard: Health reporter and columnist with The Globe and Mail

Episode 14: André Picard: Health reporter and columnist with The Globe and Mail

André Picard is one of Canada’s most well-known and influential health journalists. He’s been writing for The Globe and Mail since 1987 and is the author of five best-selling books. He is an eight-time nominee for the National Newspaper Awards, Canada’s top journalism prize and he is a past winner of the Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism. We talked about the challenges facing Canada’s health care system, the state of journalism in 2019, running (which has

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Episode 13: Ryan Maloney - Overcoming adversity to make a living doing what you love

Episode 13: Ryan Maloney - Overcoming adversity to make a living doing what you love

Ryan Maloney is a musician, singer, songwriter and producer based in Las Vegas. If you’ve been to Vegas in the past few years, you’ve almost certainly heard him play at one of the many spots along the Strip. He grew up in a trailer park in Michigan and dreamed of making it in the music business but there was a lot of adversity along the way. There were issues with drugs and even homelessness. But he had a outrageous goal to be on NBC’s show The Voice. He wrote that goal on a post-it note and put it on his mirror

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Episode 12: Amy Morin - author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Episode 12: Amy Morin - author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

After suffering the sudden loss of her mother and then the untimely death of her 26-year-old husband, Amy Morin was at one of the lowest points in her life. She sat down at the kitchen table and wrote a letter to herself - a letter about the things she would need to avoid in order to get through this dark period and get on with her life. A few days later, she published that letter online. To say that it struck a chord is an understatement. That letter was read more than 50 million times.

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Episode 11: Jason 'The Germ Guy' Tetro

Episode 11: Jason 'The Germ Guy' Tetro

Jason Tetro is a microbiologist, a best-selling author and the host of the new podcast, The Super Awesome Science Show. After becoming seriously ill as a child, Jason became fascinated with the world of germs and microbes and has spent most of his life in the laboratory since those days. He’s written two books about our complex relationship with microbes: The Germ Code (How to Stop Worrying and Love the Microbes) and The Germ Files (The Surprising Ways Microbes…

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Episode 10 - Tim Hudak

Episode 10 - Tim Hudak

Tim Hudak is currently the CEO of the Ontario Real Estate Association. In addition to his day-job, Tim also hosts a live, weekly radio show called The Tim Hudak Show, on News Talk 1010 in Toronto. He was one of the youngest people to ever be elected as an MPP in Ontario (at the age of 27) and served in politics for more than 21 years, including three consecutive cabinet appointments and a stint as the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.

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Episode 9 - David Bastedo: Photographing the Tragically Hip

Episode 9 - David Bastedo: Photographing the Tragically Hip

While you might not know his name, you’ve definitely seen his work. David Bastedo is the man behind the lens who photographed one of Canada’s most beloved bands - the Tragically Hip. His iconic images have been reproduced everywhere and became the definitive chronicle of the band’s career and, in particular, their farewell tour in 2016. In this interview, David shares behind-the-scenes stories from his time with the band, he talks about some of the technical challenges of concert photography, the story about that famous photo of Gord Downie and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and much more.

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Episode 8 - Annie Duke: Thinking in Bets

Episode 8 - Annie Duke: Thinking in Bets

Today, Annie Duke is an author and speaker. But for nearly two decades, she was one of the top poker players in the world with career earnings in excess of $4 million and a World Series of Poker bracelet in 2004. That same year, she triumphed in the $2 million winner-take-all, invitation-only WSOP Tournament of Champions.

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Episode 7 - Terry O'Reilly: The host of CBC Radio's 'Under the Influence'

Episode 7 - Terry O'Reilly: The host of CBC Radio's 'Under the Influence'

After a very successful career as an ad man (he’s created over 10,000 ads and won scores of awards), Terry O’Reilly became the host of a radio show called Under the Influence. In that show, which has more than a million listeners per week (in addition to more than 25 million podcast downloads), Terry gives listeners a

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Episode 6 - Melissa Agnes: Conversation with a Crisis Management Expert

Episode 6 - Melissa Agnes: Conversation with a Crisis Management Expert

Any company can be hit with a crisis. It’s how the organization’s leaders respond that will determine how they’ll be judged - by the markets, their customers, the general public and, in some cases, the courts. This week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Melissa Agnes, one of the world’s leading experts on crisis preparedness, reputation management and brand protection. We talked about why some organizations get it so wrong, how to make your organization crisis ready and we chatted about her new book, Crisis Ready, which

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Episode 5 - Barbara Rybicka: Profile of a Medium

Episode 5 - Barbara Rybicka: Profile of a Medium

What happens after we die? Is death the end? Or do we and our loved ones live on some way? And if their souls do continue to live on, is it possible for us here on Earth to communicate with them? Today's guest would say our souls absolutely do continue to live on and that yes, we can definitely communicate with our loved ones after they've crossed over…

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Episode 4 - Brett Wilson: Redefining success in a wealth-obsessed world

Episode 4 - Brett Wilson: Redefining success in a wealth-obsessed world

Brett Wilson is an Alberta-based entrepreneur who's probably best-known for his time on CBC's Dragon's Den, during which he did more deals than any of his fellow Dragons. If you've ever seen him in action, you'll know that Brett marches to the beat of his own drum. He's got a unique perspective on life and business and it's a perspective that he earned the hard way...

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Episode 2 - Sarah Johnston: How her worst day in business became a major turning point

Episode 2 - Sarah Johnston: How her worst day in business became a major turning point

There are thousands of realtors in Canada but Sarah Johnston's story is a little bit different than most. After having been in the industry for 10 years and at the beginning of a downturn in her local market of Calgary, Alberta, she had a bad day. A really bad day. Two deals that she had been working on for months crashed and burned almost simultaneously. It was, as she describes it, the worst day of her professional career. But a seemingly inadvertent series of events one night in October of 2015 led to the birth of Sarah's personal brand and became a huge turning point in her career.

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Episode 1 - Erica Ehm

Episode 1 - Erica Ehm

Erica Ehm is a veteran of the Canadian music scene as well as a successful entrepreneur. But there's so much more you probably don't know about this Canadian icon. In this conversation with Warren, Erica talks about the secret to her success, what it was like to drive the members of U2 around in her mother's car, her famous interview with Kurt Cobain, the state of social media in 2018, tips for starting and running a successful business and much more.

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