Latest Podcasts


How to be a Champion for Women – A SupportHER

Nancy MacKay interviews Monica Kretschmer, Founder and CEO of Universal Womens Network, Women of Inspiration Awards and SupportHER. They discuss why the world needs more supportHERs and what KPIs will create the highest impact for Diversity and Inclusion strategies.


How to Park Your Ego through Shared Experiences

Steve Foran, Certified Forum Chair and Gratitude at Work CEO interviews Nancy MacKay, Founder and Board Member at MacKay CEO Forums. They discuss why parking your ego and a shared experience approach to leadership is the most effective approach to inspiring people to take positive action.

Digital Transformation in a Hybrid World at Aviso

Nancy MacKay interviews Alex Williams on digital transformation in a hybrid world. They discuss key strategies being used to lead change initiatives at Aviso.


Attracting and Retaining Top Talent with Coast Capital Innovator Partner

Nancy MacKay interviews Lisa Colangelo, SVP Retail & Advice Centre (Contact Centre) at Coast Capital, on how to attract and retain top talent. They discuss how to place better bets on talent and how to retain top talent during the great resignation and beyond.


The Future of Work

Nancy MacKay interviews Greg McCallum, Telus VP Sales, on the future of work. They discuss the top 3 trends that business leaders need to focus on and some of the key challenges and opportunities for 2022 and beyond.


The Future of Executive Health

Nancy MacKay interviews Murray Young at Telus Health Care Centres on the Future of Executive Health. They discuss why dead CEOs don’t meet their targets and why prevention screening, virtual health care, virtual pharmacies, and wearables are key to the well-being of business leaders.


Lessons Learned on How to Be an Effective Board Chair

Nancy MacKay interviews Peter Mogan, Nexii Board Chair, on how to be an effective board Chair. They discuss why private companies should have boards and lessons learned on his journey to becoming a board Chair of 5 companies.


Unexpected CEO Health Challenges -Are you Ready for Travel?

Nancy MacKay interviews Kevin Brady, Founder of Advica Health and Advica Travel Club, on how to stay healthy when you travel. They discuss some of the consequences of not having access to 24/7 health experts especially for Canadian snow birds who travel to the US.


The 7 Biggest Life Purpose Mistakes CEOs Make

Nancy MacKay interviews Dave Phillips on the topic of Life Purpose. They discuss the 7 biggest mistakes CEOs make and some very practical tips on how to define your purpose, mission and vision for your life.

BDC Insights on The Five Trends that will Reshape the Recovery in Canada

Nancy MacKay interviews Jean-Philippe Menard about BDC’s insights on the five trends that will reshape the recovery in Canada. They discuss e-commerce, remote work, labour shortage, acquisitions and climate/ESG and key strategies for successful entrepreneurs.


How to End the Great Resignation

Nancy MacKay interviews Dr. Henryk Krajewski on the topic of How to End the Great Resignation. They discuss what CEOs should do to retain top talent and how to place better bets on talent going forward.


How Chefs, Musicians, Athletes and CEOs Can Give Back to Canadian Youth

Nancy MacKay interviews Stephen Leckie and Karen Blair, co-founders of The Great Kitchen Party, on how chefs, musicians, athletes and CEOs can give back to Canadian youth. They discuss key strategies to create an inspiring community of very talented Canadians who are all committed to having fun and raising money to support chefs, musicians and athletes.


How to Avoid Founderitis

Nancy MacKay interviews Bill McLean, CEO of MacKay CEO Forums, on the topic of how to avoid Founderitis. They discuss the mistakes founders make when they transition to a new CEO and some practical tips for CEOs on how to deal with founders.


Your CEO Legacy is Now

Nancy MacKay interviews Alan Weiss, the rock star of consulting, on his 60th book: Your Legacy is Now. They discuss why Alan believes that life is not a search for meaning from others – it’s the creation of meaning for yourself.


CEO Succession: Are you Ready for Transition?

Nancy MacKay talks to Board Chair and former CEO of A&W Paul Hollands about why one of his proudest accomplishments was a great transition to an incredible new CEO for A&W. They discuss lessons learned and the mistakes he made during the CEO succession planning journey.


Fractional CFOs – Why “Rent a Financial Guru” works

Nancy MacKay interviews Richard Boyer, rock star Fractional CFO and Forum Chair at MacKay CEO Forums, on the topic of Fractional CFOs -Why “Rent a Financial Guru works”. They discuss why there is a need for Fractional CFOs to help entrepreneurs scale their businesses and avoid some of the biggest mistakes business owners make.


The Future of a Healthy Hybrid Workplace

Nancy MacKay interviews Kevin Brady, Founder and CEO of Advica Health, on The Future of a Healthy Hybrid Workplace. They discuss why a healthy hybrid workplace culture is your competitive advantage and how to navigate the complexity of mental health, virtual health and 2nd opinions in our hybrid world.


Futureproofing Your Business in Uncertain Times

Nancy MacKay interviews Mike D’Abramo, Research Management Director at Sklar Wilton & Associates, on the importance of futureproofing your business. They discuss what disruption really means and specific trends related to the future of work that will impact all businesses post-pandemic.


Why Business Owners Should Talk to Their Kids about Money

Nancy MacKay interviews Murray Neilson, Nicola Wealth (National Partner) and Forum Chair, on the topic of Why Business Owners Should Talk to Their Kids about Money. They discuss the consequences of not preparing your kids for wealth and the value of having a third party assist with conversations about money with your kids.


Top Talent Liquidity-The Post Pandemic Reality

Nancy MacKay interviews Paul Gibbons, Managing Partner McDermott + Bull Canada, on key challenges related to retaining talent. They discuss top talent retention strategies, interim executive roles, and the critical need for succession planning due to massive boomer retirements.


10 Techniques for Managing Change in a Hybrid World

Nancy MacKay interviews Anne Bermingham, Forum Chair and co-owner of 2WA Consulting, on the topic of 10 Techniques for Managing Change in a Hybrid world. They discuss the 3 types of change that are most challenging for business leaders and the 3 biggest mistakes leaders make when managing change.


Joy Farming-Cultivating Joy to Excel at Business and Life

Nancy MacKay interviews Nico Human, highly rated MacKay CEO Forums Chair and former CEO, on his new book on the topic of Joy Farming-Cultivating Joy to Excel at Business and Life. They discuss 5 key strategies that CEOs/Executive/Business Owners can use to cultivate joy and inspire their teams to deliver extraordinary results.


3 Keys to Developing a Winning Strategy

Nancy MacKay interviews Gary Breininger, MacKay Master Certified Forum Chair and President of BGR Coaching & Strategic Solutions on key success factors when developing a winning go to market strategy that maximizes competitiveness and delivers high growth.


What the heck is a CEO Health Coach?

Nancy MacKay interviews Marisa McKenzie, Nancy’s Personal Trainer and Health Coach, on the topic of What the Heck is CEO Health Coaching? They discuss practical CEO health tips on eating at restaurants, alcohol consumption, sleep deprivation, nutrition and why aging does NOT get in the way of being healthy.


Fractional CTOs: Why “Rent an IT Guru” Works

Nancy MacKay interviews Eric Sugar, CEO of ProserveIT, on the topic of Fractional CTOs: Why “Rent an IT Guru” Works. They discuss the critical role of CTOs and why there is an exponential need for Fractional CTOs for SMEs to accelerate their business growth.


Key Challenges for Ultra High Net Worth Families

Nancy MacKay interviews Grant Damery, Managing Director Enterprise Private Clients at RBC on key challenges for Ultra High Net Worth Families.
They discuss governance, business transition to the next generation, and transfer of wealth to family members.


From optimism to opportunity: Exploring the results of PwC’s 24th Annual Global CEO Survey

Nancy MacKay interviews Sabrina Fitzgerald, Partner and Private Leader at PwC Canada, on insights from PwC’s Annual CEO Survey—Canadian insights with a focus on private companies. They discuss how Canadian CEOs are extremely optimistic about the future, expect global economic growth to improve over the next year, and are confident in their revenue prospects.


Grit + Productivity Tools = Accelerated Employee Performance

Nancy MacKay interviews Scott Owen, VP, Global Business Development & Channels at Airslate on the need for grit and productivity tools to accelerate employee performance. They discuss why grit is so critical to the success of all employees and that without productivity tools time is wasted resulting in mental health challenges.


Innovation Canada – Game Changing Support for Entrepreneurs

Nancy MacKay interviews Michelle Sinclair, Senior Advisor Accelerated Growth Service Innovation Canada, on a new national program providing high-growth Canadian companies game changing government assistance. They discuss the top 3 challenges facing entrepreneurs and how entrepreneurs can fast track through the system and quickly get the support they need to accelerate growth.


What Advisory Boards need to know about CEO Succession

Nancy MacKay interviews MacKay CEO Forums Master Chair and CEO Succession expert Natalie Michael on the biggest mistakes advisory boards make. They discuss board politics that can often derail CEO succession plans and very practical tips to ensure success.


Global Family Business Optimism and the Top 3 CEO Priorities

Nancy interviews Bill McLean, National Leader of the Family Enterprise Services Practice at PWC in Canada on the results of the 10th annual global family business survey. They discuss why the level of optimism is high and the top 3 CEO Priorities of growth, digital transformation and change of control that will occur between the existing generation and the Nextgen.


The Path Forward: What Lies Ahead for Canadian Business Owners?

Nancy MacKay interviews Michael Denham, CEO BDC on the 5 key trends that will impact the way we do business. They discuss technology speed and adoption, remote work, labour shortage, wave of consolidations and focus on climate and ESG.


Cybersecurity in 2021: New Global Threats and New Leading-Edge Technologies

Nancy MacKay interviews Adam Evans, Vice President Cyber Operations & Chief Information Security Officer, RBC on the biggest challenges in cybersecurity. They discuss the most important things CEOs, Executives and Business Owners can do to enhance cyber resilience so they are better prepared for cyber attacks.


You can Change the World through your Business

Nancy MacKay interviews Jay-Ann Gilfoy, CEO of Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB) on why the world needs more Beneficial Corporations (B. Corps). They discuss why VCIB partners exclusively with organizations driving positive social and environmental change in their communities and how companies can be a force for good in the world.


It’s Never too Late to Be Healthy

Nancy MacKay interviews Kevin Brady, Founder and CEO of Advica Health, on his new book “It’s Never too Late to Be Healthy: Reaching Peak Health in Middle Age”. They discuss misconceptions related to health and aging and Kevin shares his personal life altering event that inspired him to become a thought leader and health advocate for CEOs and their employees.


CEO Transitions + How to Get on Private Company Advisory Boards

Nancy MacKay talks to Private Company Advisory Board member and former CEO of Nuheat John Rose about why he is passionate about board work and how to get on boards. They discuss why CEO transitions are bumpy. John shares how he made the successful transition from CEO to his next chapter and the advice he has for CEOs in transition.


10 Extra Things CEOs are Doing to Avoid COVID-19

Kevin Brady, Chairman and Founder of Advica Health, discusses some of the key protocols to flatten the curve of COVID-19, and shares his personal top 10 things CEOs can do to stay healthy.


What CEOs Need to Know about Leading Virtual Meetings

Mike Milburn, President of 3D datacomm, provides virtual business solutions for private, public, governmental and educational facilities across Atlantic Canada. In this podcast he shares some key insights around virtual technology – what’s emerging and what’s currently available for CEOs to lead virtually, some tips on video etiquette, and some pitfalls to avoid.


Business & Technology Impacts due to COVID-19

Eric Sugar, President of ProServe IT, shares how he’s leading by example to stop the spread of COVID-19, both for his family and his employees. In addition, Eric has 8 key strategies he and his team are working on to support their customers as they rethink business processes in order to mitigate the long term impact.


Reinvent Yourself

Rick Denley’s extensive background in transformational sales growth strategies, execution and team building has driven needed change in small to large organizations, including creating winning sales processes, with a focus on consultative and relationship based selling.


Why CEOs Should Care about Customer Experience

Shannon Ballard, Vice President of Customer Innovation at Jan Kelley, shares her insights on the importance of creating a great customer experience, the difference between customer service and customer experience and how one organization used customer experience journey mapping. Shannon also shares new trends in customer feedback tools, the most current research around the importance of focusing on customer retention vs new customers and how focusing on retention can boost a company’s overall revenue by 30-75%.


What CEOs Need to Know about Suicide

Bill Elkington, President of JV Driver Group of Companies, shares his personal story about losing his daughter from suicide and how the Erika Legacy Foundation is supporting, educating and promoting a culture of change in how we talk and think about mental health and suicide. Bill and Chris Maksylewicz, Executive Director of the Erika Legacy Foundation, shares the importance of understanding the science behind mental helath, the key risks CEOs need to be aware of and the action CEOs can take to support individuals having suicidal thoughts.


The Power of Social Connection in and out of the Workplace

Pete Bombaci, Founder, GenWell Project,  shares the inspiration behind the start of the Genwell Project, and the global movement to generate stronger and healthier communities. There is growing research on social isolation, which shows that creating a plan to facilitate building relationships and human connections within the workplace can decrease stress and anxiety, and have a very positive impact on employee engagement and loyalty, amongst other key attributes for a positive work culture. 


Leveraging Data for Value – What CEOs Need to Know

Kirsten Thompson, Partner in the Corporate Group and National Lead of the Transformative Technologies and Data Strategy Group at Dentons Canada, shares what it means to leverage data and the impacts, risks and pitfalls CEOs can face when leveraging data.

Kirsten highlights a few different types of data we need to look at more closely such as: structured vs unstructured; personal vs non-personal; confidential vs non-confidential, and proprietary vs not proprietary and the importance of generating and retaining clean data.  She also share how the auto industry, as one example, is leading the way in monetizing data.


What CEOs Need to do When they are Overwhelmed and Stressed Out

John Radford, Co-Owner, Transpectives Inc. and the 2019 Winner of Canada’s Trusted Advisor Award for CEOs and Owners of Family Businesses, shares a concrete tool that CEOs can use when they are stressed and overwhelmed, to help show up as your best self rather than reacting in a triggered state. Called the 3Gs Dance – Go In, Go Up, Go Out, John explains each step and how it ultimately helps you to move forward with new confidence to meet your desired outcomes.


CEO Implications of the #MeToo Movement

Trudy Pelletier, President of Trudy Pelletier Consulting, shares what implications the #MeToo movement has had on the work environment. She explains what invisible problems are and the negative impact they are having in the workplace.

Trudy also provides practical advice on how to build a positive, empathetic, compassionate and judgement free work environment and the importance of providing a safe space for difficult conversations so we can move forward together.


Accessibility: The Business Case for CEOs

Rick shares how addressing accessibility in spaces that people live, work, learn and play can benefit your company’s profitability. Canada’s business community is making progress and it is important to celebrate our successes, but now is the time to accelerate accessibility, address barriers and change our mindset from one of charitable concern and meeting legislation requirements to a more economic, cultural and global perspective.

Visit to access resources available to help you identify physical barriers and improve accessibility through the RHF Accessibility Program, access grants and professional training and certification. Become a leader, take action and tap into the 1.3 billion people with disabilities to become part of a healthier and more sustainable world.


Planning for Your Next Career Chapter: What Do You Need to Do Now?

In this podcast, Linda Oglov, the Founder and Principal of Oglov Business Development Inc., speaks about the value of having a career plan and, perhaps even more importantly, why it is helpful to know your purpose when navigating through change. Listen to Linda’s 3 key strategies to prepare yourself now for your next chapter.


Leading Edge Health Trends for CEOs and Executives

Kevin Brady, Chairman and Founder of Advica Health, shares with Nancy why the most important action step CEOs and Executives need to take, that relates to their health, is to complete a full comprehensive medical or health assessment. Kevin also shares the top leading edge health care trends: virtual health, pharmacogenetics and personalized food sensitivity testing.

Advica offers 24/7 affordable virtual health care with a virtual doctor or nurse in your pocket. Within seconds you can be connected with a live nurse or doctor and receive a diagnoses, order tests and have prescriptions filled all through your cell phone. “Life is complicated. Healthcare shouldn’t be.”

Special Offer to MacKay CEO Forums Members: all MacKay members may access a complimentary  30 minute consult and personal score card that identifies your overall health. For more information visit Advica Health’s website 


Selling to Strategics and the Biggest Mistakes Business Owners Make

Rob Follows, Founder and CEO of STS Capital Partners, and Charlotte Blumenshein, Director at STS, explain the difference between strategic and non-strategic buyers, share why it is important to always be ready to sell your business and detail the many different aspects of your business that can have value for investors. In addition, they also share some of the mistake’s owners can make when selling their company.


CEO Best Practices for Mental Health

Sarah Liverance, Partner and lead Engagement Champion at Sklar Wilton and Associates, shares her company’s journey with mental health, and identifies some key indicators to watch for and actions to take for both leaders and co-workers to support themselves and their fellow employees. The experience at Sklar Wilton led them to create Headway, a movement to promote and support healthy minds at work, with on-line resources and implementation guides to help other workplaces start the conversation about mental health.


Radical Relevance – Sharpen Your Marketing Message: Cut Through the Noise and Win More Ideal Clients

Bill Cates is an internationally recognized client-acquisition expert, author, and speaker who motivates others to take action with proven strategies. In this podcast he shares what Radical Relevance is, why it is important in today’s market, the biggest challenges we face and a few of his rules form his latest book Radical Relevance.

Find out why Bill’s magic word is personalization, why having the exact right message for the exact right person is important in today’s market and how borrowing trust long enough for us to gain trust is important when reaching out to referrals.


The 3 Biggest Security Mistakes that CEOs Make

Eric Sugar, President of ProServe IT, shares that CEOs need to know more about the business and personal implications of security risks, why a response plan to deal with the inevitable breach is critical to your business, and that no business is too small to be a potential target.


What does it Take to Execute Strategy?

Tineke Keesmaat, Founder and CEO of TILTCO, Inc. and the 2019 Winner of Canada’s Trusted Advisor Award for CEOs of Large Businesses, shares her top 3 tips on what leaders need to do to achieve success in their strategy execution, and what can get in the way of meeting their goals.


Surviving to Thriving – The 10 Laws of Grateful Leadership

Steve Foran is a highly rated CEO Forum Chair with MacKay CEO Forums, the founder of “Gratitude at Work” and the 2019 Winner of Canada’s Trusted Advisor Award. Steve shares his top 3 principles of grateful leadership, and why this key mindset will set leaders up to thrive and flourish both personally and professionally, and how it will ultimately move their organizations forward. Learn about what gets in the way, and how to exercise your gratitude muscle on a daily basis.


Quarterly Executive Offsites – Do we really need them?

Katie Bennett, a Forum Chair with MacKay CEO Forums, Founder of Double Black Diamond Coaching and a 2019 Winner of Canada’s Trusted Advisor to Executives of Medium to Large Businesses Award,  shares her passion about leading executive teams offsite, and how creating a space where teams can tell the truth, build rapport and align on key strategies can become a powerful catalyst for change.


Attracting, Developing and Retaining Top Talent, The REDspace Story

Mike Johnston is the President and CEO of REDspace, a full-service digital studio based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, shares how they have become a business leader in attracting & retaining out of province talent.


Crossing the Generational Divide

Curt Steinhorst, a powerful and entertaining keynote speaker and researcher at The Center for Generational Kinetics, speaks about the 5 different generations that are currently in the workforce, and what CEOs can do to be inspiring leaders to this diverse talent pool.


The Men’s Initiative – What To Do About Men?

Dr. John Izzo, leadership expert, author & speaker (& closing keynote speaker at our 2019 EDGE Summit), speaks about ‘the problem with men’, and how there’s now a need to focus on enhancing the integrity and well being of men to make a better world.


The Bellwether Effect: Stop Following. Start Inspiring!

In this podcast, based on his book “The Bellwether Effect”, Lance discusses the 5 things you can stop doing right now to create an inspiring workplace culture and the 5 traits every great leader or coach should have.


Partnering with Private Equity – The Foley’s Candies Story

Brian Hurl, past owner and Board member, and Andrew Elliott, President & CEO, share the amazing story of Foley’s long-term growth and how the recent partnership with Yellow Point Private Equity has further increased their EBITA and profits, while supporting their business objectives to continue growing in the future.


The Biggest Mistake CEOs Make When Creating and Preserving Personal Wealth

CEOs focus their attention on their organization’s financial plan, but when it comes to personal plans, many don’t have one in place. Murray Neilson, Nicola Wealth, shares why you should have a team of advisors to work with you to navigate the complexities of a great personal wealth plan, including such key aspects as portfolio diversification, maximizing long term rate of return, and ensuring you have prepared your will to safeguard your legacy for future generations.


The Great Kitchen Party Canada – supporting the next generation of inspirational Canadian athletes, musicians and chefs in achieving their dream

As a founder of the B2ten Foundation, created in advance of the 2010 Olympics to support competitive athletes achieve their Olympic potential, Dominick Gauthier shares his passion about how thinking differently and smarter will create better results, in sports, business or everyday life. Getting involved with the Great Kitchen Party has enabled B2ten to help even more athletes reach their potential.

The Great Kitchen Party is a series of events across Canada that include top chefs competing in a culinary championship, while showcasing top Canadian musicians and athletes. Funds raised provide opportunities for youth to be extraordinary through sport, music and food.


Talent Innovation for Business Owners

Doris Bentley, the Founder and Principal of CentrePoint, shares the biggest mistakes that business owners make regarding talent, and discusses the top 3 innovative strategies for both attracting top talent and developing top talent.


The Why of Private Equity for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Brian Begert and Dave Chapman, Co-founders, share the Yellow Point story, including why they’re different than other players in the market with their CEO-partner investment base and their hands-off, resource-focused approach. They also share some insights into when and why business owners should partner with private equity, what organizations are a good fit and when partnering with private equity isn’t the right fit. Lastly, learn why Yellow Point decided to partner with MacKay CEO Forums and the excitement for the future ahead.


Reinventing Business – The Shift to Self-Managed Organizations

Dirk Propfe, President and CEO of ET Group, summarizes the many attributes of being a flat organization with no boss, while sharing the obstacles they overcame on the way to dramatically increasing employee engagement and seeing continued postive financial results in the 2 1/2 years since making this change.


The Psychological Health of CEOs

Defined as emotional, cognitive and spiritual health, Dr. Joti Samra (an award-winning clinical psychologist and innovator in the area of psychological health and wellness) speaks about how to identify psychological health issues in yourself and others, and shares some tips on what to do and what not to do for positive long-term results.


Maximizing Brain Health for CEOs

As one of the most important organs, it’s important to learn how to keep your brains healthy, and to know if you have a problem. Dr. Elisabeth Sherman, Director of Brain Health and Psychology at Copeman Healthcare, encourages a shift in perspective so that you develop daily habits that promote long-term brain health.


The CEO Trust Factor

The findings from the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer (an annual global survey of 33,000 people in 27 countries) show that there’s an increasing need for CEOs to lead change in their communities. Bridgitte Anderson, General Manager – Edelman Vancouver, explains why this is happening, and that it’s important for CEOs to be authentic and relatable in order to build trust with their stakeholders, which ultimately creates a more engaged workforce.


Innovate on Purpose – the Luvo Story

Christine Day, CEO of Luvo Inc, shares her passion for “food as medicine” as she speaks about Luvo’s journey from an initial idea to a healthy frozen food product that is uniquely positioned in the marketplace for future growth, and the lessons she’s learned along the way.


Why CEOs Need Big Ideas for Profitable Growth

Bill Bishop, the Founder and CEO of The BIG Idea Company, and the creator of The BIG Idea Adventure, defines a BIG Idea as something that’s new, better, different, and not available anywhere else. Learn about the 4 steps needed to create and execute a BIG idea to drive exponential growth.


How much sleep do CEOs really need?

Dr. Atul Malhotra is a board-certified pulmonologist, intensivist and Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. In this podcast, Atul shares some key facts about the amount of sleep needed to support cognitive function, and the increased health risks associated with inadequate sleep.


Business Owners – How to Get What You Want!

Marc Desormeaux, President at FocalPoint Canada, speaks about the mistakes business owners make that prevent them from getting what they want, and how trusted business coaches can help owners avoid these mistakes.


CEO Health Really Matters

Kevin Brady,  Chairman and Founder of Advica Health, shares the top mistakes that CEOs make with respect to their own health  and that of their employees, and shares some quick tips on how to get help with your health.


The Future of Work is Now: Are you Ready?

Rocky Ozaki is a passionate believer in how and why organizations need to change now in order to embrace the new cultural and operational norms and remain competitive in our exponential change world.


Written in the Snow: Life Lessons from Climbing the 7 Summits

Liz Rose shares the valuable life lessons she learned while climbing the Seven Summits, a feat she accomplished in under three years.


5 Cohesive Behaviours of an Executive Team

Kerry Brown, Co-founder of Success Biz Coach and Certified Forum Chair at MacKay CEO Forums, speaks about the key behaviours that ensure high performing cohesive Executive teams, and the symptoms to look for when a team is disfunctional.


Eat and Exercise for your DNA

Dr. Lois Nahirney, President and CEO of dnaPower Inc. shares how the revolutionary new world of DNA information can provide unique and personalized insight into your everyday health and help you take targeted action to maximize your personal health ROI. Join the CEO DNA Health Challenge to invest in your health the way you invest in your business. 


CEOs with Purpose

John Phillips, Forum Chair, MacKay CEO Forums, shares his passion about defining personal purpose, how a CEOs personal purpose often is the basis for the organizational purpose, and why this is a valuable tool for building organizational culture and finding best-fit employees.


How to Make Your Business More Profitable Through Culture

Andrew Rush, Vice President, Carpedia International Corp, has a history of improving financial results through optimizing the collaboration of teams and developing more effective senior leaders; focusing on the culture and behaviors required to be successful. He has been a consultant and a leader in turnaround situations and led companies that were recognized as being one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Privately Owned Companies.


Radical Candour to Speed Up Execution

Martin Thibodeau, Regional President – British Columbia, RBC Royal Bank, shares how RBC has developed a culture of Radical Candour – providing feedback while caring personally and challenging directionally – in order to increase overall employee engagement, and ultimately to accelerate performance.


How to be a Long-Term A-Player CEO

In this podcast, Kevin reminds CEOs of the top 3 strategies to maintain an A-player status for the long-term, not just a few years at a time.


Take that Leap – What it Takes to be a Successful Entrepreneur

Nigel Bennett, Co-Founder and principal Owner of Aqua-Guard Spill Response, shares his story of the powerful lessons learned about leadership on his path to being a successful entrepreneur, and how he’s been able to leverage his business to do good in the world.


Big Ideas for Profitable Growth at Medline

Big Ideas for Profitable Growth at Medline – Ernie Philip, President at Medline Canada Corporation, shares how his focus on talent, culture and the invest/divest decisions he made to stay focussed in his first 120 days has led to the continued success, and double digit growth at Medline Canada.



The Purpose Revolution

A pioneer in emerging work trends, Dr. John Izzo, closing keynote speaker at our 2019 EDGE Summit, shares his insights about the value of purpose to create unparalleled levels of employee engagement and overall performance, and how leaders can begin their journey to embrace purpose to be the best in the world and for the world.


The Spark, The Flame and the Torch: A Toolkit for Inspiring CEOs

Lance shares his insights about inspirational vs. motivational leadership, and the mistakes CEOs make that get in the way of creating inspiring organizations.


Why Healthy CEOs are Inspiring Leaders

Dr. Pawa shares her inspiration to learn about the powerful science of the mind-brain-body connection, and how a wholistic approach to health will improve overall well-being and inspire others to adopt a culture of health within organizations.

Agile Delivery to Agile Organization

Adrian Moise, Founder & CEO of Aequilibrium, speaks about the value of being an agile organization, a powerful approach and culture shift from agile delivery, to ultimately increase the performance of your teams and the value you deliver to your customers.


How Blockchain will Change Society in a Positive Way

Robin Bell, CTO at Long View Systems, breaks down the blockchain process, and shares several examples of why CEOs need to care about this disruptive change.


Cannabis as Disruptor: What CEOs Need to Do About It

Taylor, an associate in the Dentons Vancouver office,  shares his insights about the legalization of cannabis, and how CEOs can respond to ensure that all employees are aware of the rules, the employee/employer obligations, and the potential impact on the workplace.


CEO Disruptors of the Next Decade

Dalibor Petrovic, who leads Deloitte’s Technology Advisory practice in Western Canada, shares key insights into why technology is vital for organizational survival in the next decade, and what CEOs need to do to prepare for this change.

Digital Readiness for Entrepreneurs

Digital Readiness for Entrepreneurs – learn how BDC, Canada’s only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs, provides support to the full range of Canadian entrepreneurial businesses. Celebrating Small Business Week this week, BDC is particulary focussed on helping entreprenuers embrace digital readiness, as digitally mature companies tend to have better performance.


What Business Owners Do to Achieve their Growth Goals

Learn how ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) can support business owners to grow and/or transition your business.


The Beauty of Discomfort and Innovation

Amanda Lang, award-winning business journalist and anchor, shares her insights on why people are generally hard-wired against change, and tips on how leaders can embrace this discomfort in their organizations to achieve success.


Embracing Innovation & Technology

An international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space, Peter Diamandis speaks about 3 of his personal masterfully transformative purposes (opening up space; extending human lifespans and solving the world’s biggest problems) and shares 3 tips for  CEOs to embrace innovation & technology in our increasingly changing world.


The Entrepreneurs Guide to Innovation

In this podcast, Ken Tencer (CEO, Spyder Works; Columnist, Globe & Mail; Author) defines innovation as simply taking action on ideas, and identifies the top 3 drivers of continuity, team and discipline required to achieve innovation.


What CEOs Need to Know about Selecting Advisors

What CEOs need to know about selecting advisors – Tim Kist, Joy Playford and Keith Sinclair, all Forum Chairs for MacKay CEO Forums and practicing Certified Management Consultants, discuss several key criteria to ensure a successful relationship with your advisor to accelerate CEO performance.


How to Speed up Disruptive Change

Chris Taylor, President & CEO of, and Kevin Barwin, Forum Chair, MacKay CEO Forums and Founding Partner, Clariti Group Inc., share their insights about change, why failure rates can appear to be high, and how technology can help to create measurable behaviours that will increase the likelihood of achieving the desired outcomes.


Proactive Aging: The Biggest Mistakes CEOs Make

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman is a medical doctor with a focus on health and wellness, and is taking a holistic approach to help her patients age well from the inside out. In this podcast, Dr. Pearlman shares some key facts about proactive aging, and 3 tips that CEOs and Executives can use to minimize the impact of aging on our health.


The Bottom Line on Customer Retention

Anne Miner, President of the Dunvegan Group and Certified Forum Chair, MacKay CEO Forums, shares her expertise on three key things to consider when measuring customer retention.


Experimenting with Artificial Intelligence in the Music Industry

Jeff King, COO at SOCAN Group, shares how they are using AI to become an energetic disruptor in the music rights industry.


How to Drive Profitable Growth by Maximizing Individual Productivity

Colin Cox, President of Cox Consulting Services, shares his top 3 strategies to increase your productivity, freeing you to focus on what matters to grow your business.


Everything you were taught about CEO communication is wrong

Gregor Jeffrey, a pioneer in the new field of NeuroCommunication, breaks down traditional communication styles as he explains the link between neuro science and communication, and how presenters can adjust to ensure they appeal to the variety of communication preferences present in any audience.


How to Find and Retain CEO and Executive Top Talent

Henryk Krajewski, a Toronto-based Forum Chair for MacKay CEO Forums and President of The Anderson Leadership Group, defines several key attributes to look for in top talent, how to assess and self-assess for top talent, and how top leaders can focus on one thing to drive activities and identify talent gaps in order to serve the overall corporate goal.


The 3 Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Bill Ciprick, Senior Vice President, High Impact Firms at BDC Advisory Services, shares his insights about the most common mistakes that entrepreneurs make which hinder their growth and economic impact.


CEOs who Outlast and Outperform in Canada

As the co-leader of Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies Awards Program, Lorrie King shares the 4 key areas where Best Managed companies exhibit outstanding performance over the average Canadian company.


How to Disrupt Your Business

Brent Twist, CEO at Encore Business Solutions, shares his story about the successful disruption their business has recently gone through, and lessons learned along the way.


How to get your team to fire on all cylinders

Nico Human, Forum Chair, MacKay CEO Forums, shares the 8 key elements that must be present to ensure that your Executive leadership team is working together at an optimum level, and dives into the top 3 strategies to get you started on your way to creating a dream team.


Mental Health in the Workplace, what CEOs Need to Know

Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO, CivicAction & Kim Bellissimo, VP-Human Resources & Organizational Development, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health

Sevaun and Kim share key findings & stats about mental health issues in the workplace, along with specific tools and resources that CEOs and top leaders can access for further education and information to support their employees.


Gratitude: a Powerful CEO Leadership Tool

Steve Foran,  Forum Chair – MacKay CEO Forums and Founder – Gratitude at Work, defines gratitude, and its value in creating a engaging and growth minded culture. Learn the 3 simple habits to start building your gratitude muscle.


The EncoreFX Fast Growth Global Journey

In this podcast, The EncoreFX Fast Growth Global Journey, Peter Gustavson, Founder & CEO, shares his leadership strategies and key differentiators that led to the successful growth of EncoreFX to be a global company in just 4 years.


The Denton’s Journey to becoming the World’s Largest Law Firm

In this podcast, Beth Wilson discusses how technology and innovation were leveraged in the process to becoming a leading law firm of the future.


What CEOs need to know about Sexual Harassment

As a seasoned and pro-active human resources lawyer and mediator, Cheryl Otto believes that CEOs need to have a better understanding of sexual harassment and an increased awareness of what’s happening in their own organizations.


Sharing Experiences: The Game Changing CEO Leadership Skill

Nancy MacKay, Founder & CEO of MacKay CEO Forums, shares her insights on how CEOs can improve their leadership skills by embracing our shared experience model.


The Triple Bottom Line

Tamara Vrooman, President & CEO of Vancity, explains the Triple Bottom Line (measurement of people, planet and profit) and why Vancity has become a leader in Canada with their movement away from a CSR-based approach to measuring their success and growth as an organization.


Mental Toughness in an Exponential Change World

Sean Bacon, owner & founder of Dynamic Shift Consulting, and Canadian Armed Forces Veteran, defines what Mental Toughness is, and shares why it’s important for today’s leaders to utilize this skill to achieve success.


Measure What Matters

Louise Watson, a strategic planning facilitator and experienced communicator, speaks about why CEOs are relying on inaccurate good news when they want to measure their strategic performance, and shares some tips on how to identify real, predictable and measurable results to determine business success.


The Business Case for Disability

As president and chief executive officer of Vancity, Canada’s largest community credit union, Tamara Vrooman believes that banking has a vital role in developing a healthy society—building the well-being of people and, at the same time, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the communities in which they live and work. This summarizes Vancity’s vision of redefining wealth.


What CEOs Need to Know about Building Inclusive Organizations

Duncan Sinclair, a Vice Chair of Deloitte Canada and Chile, defines inclusivity as more than just diversity, and shares 3 tips for Canadian leaders to seize our commitment to inclusivity as a competitive advantage on the world stage.


Feet to the Fire: How to Create a High Accountability Culture

Lorraine Moore, a thought leader in strategic speed, innovation and executive performance, is sought out to contribute to the transformation of companies and individuals. In this podcast, Lorraine shares 3 practical tips on how to hold people accountable, and obtain extraordinary results.


The Art of Being Present in an Exponential Change World

Valerie Galvin, CEO & Founder of her coaching practice Stand & Deliver, speaks about the value of being present as leaders, and what gets in the way.


Making Corporate Governance a Competitive Advantage for Canada

Rahul Bhardwaj, President & CEO of the Institute of Corporate Directors, shares the top 3 internal challenges facing Boards today, and speaks about critical success factors for successful Board roles and great corporate governance.


Your CEO Succession Playbook: How to Pass the Torch so Everyone Wins

Natalie Michael has worked in private practice developing executives for the last fifteen years. Whether as an executive coach, CEO forum chair or succession management consultant, her main goal is to help companies identify and develop executive potential. She has coached hundreds of executives, from Canada to Africa to New Zealand, with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurial start-ups.


High Performance Leadership for CEOs

Dr. Karen MacNeill is a registered psychologist at Copeman Healthcare Centre in Calgary. She has over 15 years of experience in the helping profession. Dr. MacNeill holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of British Columbia, and is a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists and the Canadian Sport Psychology Association.


Exponential Disruption

Salim Ismail is a keynote speaker at our EDGE Summit on Exponential Change (Oct 3 2017, Vancouver). Salim travels extensively, sharing a global perspective on the impact of breakthrough technologies and how organizations can leverage these disruptions to grow 10x faster than their peers.


The Future World of Work in an Exponential Change World

Cheryl Cran, an international consultant, best-selling author and keynote speaker, believes that the future of work is now, but the future impact on business is dependent upon 3 key things: embracing emerging technology, maintaining relevant products & services, and ensuring a ‘people first’ environment.


Marketing & Referability in an Exponential World

Jared Smith, co-founder of Incite Marketing, believes that marketing should be added to an organization’s key strategies in order to develop methods for measuring results to generate predictable outcomes.


The Strategic Use of CEO Time

Jim Clemmer, author & keynote speaker on practical leadership, shares his top 3 tips on the critical use of CEO time, a key organizational resource, and how CEOs can manage their time more effectively.


Think Bigger – The Journey of Wealthy Entrepreneurs

Michael Sonnenfeldt, Founder of Tiger 21 and Chairman of Carmanah Technologies Corp, shares his experiences of working with successful entrepreneurs over the past 20 years, the challenges they have overcome and their unique personality traits that have ultimately contributed to their success.


Purpose Driven Authentic Leadership

Dov Baron, international Speaker & Founder of Full Monty Leadership, shares his thoughts on Purpose Driven Authentic Leadership: knowing what drives you at your very core that gives passion & meaning to your life.


The 3 C-Suite Skills that Serve all CEOs Well

Anne Bermingham, a Forum Chair for MacKay CEO Forums in SW Ontario and co-owner of 2WA Consulting, speaks about 3 key skills for C-suite Executives to improve their leadership skills and positively impact overall performance.


Leadership Well-Being

In this episode, we speak with Rick Tiedemann, Senior Director of Business Development at Copeman Healthcare Centre, about Leadership Well-Being. In addition to some startling recent statistics, Rick shares the 5 top barriers why leaders aren’t taking care of their health, and 3 key strategies to ensure that the C-suite and Leadership team remain a healthy, appreciating asset for your organization.


The Mr. Mikes Exponential Change Journey

In this episode, Robin Chakrabarti, Partner at Empresario Capital Partners Ltd, speaks about the hands-on role that Empresario Capital Partners likes to take with the businesses they invest in, and specifically how they have revitalized the Mr. Mikes Steakhouse Casual brand through 4 key strategies.


Lifestorming – Creating Meaning and Achievement in your Career & Life

Alan Weiss, consultant, speaker and author, defines the key attributes of successful leaders, those who take control in their work & life to become more productive.


How to Deliver a Great Customer Experience in an Exponential World

In this episode, we talk with Brady Wilson, Co-Founder of Juice Inc, Thought Leader & Author.


How to be a Great Boss in an Exponential Change World

In this episode, we speak with Jonathan Mara, a MacKay CEO Forums Chair and President of Guardian Angel Consulting Ltd.


How to Innovate During a Crisis: The Fort McMurray Story

In this episode we talk with Conrad Sauvé.


Why Not Disrupt the Ice Cream Industry?

In this episode we talk with Lori Joyce. Lori is an innovative marketer and has over twenty years experience creating, managing and growing brands.


Populating the World with Better Leaders

In this episode, Linda Oglov interviews Nancy MacKay about the exponential change journey of MacKay CEO Forums.


The Leadership Compass: How to Never Lose Your Way in an Exponential World

In this episode we talk with Dalton McGuinty, former Ontario Premier and MacKay CEO Forums member.


Exponential Change in the Hotel Industry

In this episode we talk with Robert Pratt, President of One Hospitality and long time MacKay CEO Forums member.


How to Avoid a Hurricane (in employee benefit costs)

In this episode we talk with long time MacKay CEO Forums member, Gary Zlotnik, Chairman & CEO of ZLC Financial.


What Keeps CEOs Awake at Night in an Exponential World?

Jim is the world’s leading global futurist, trends and innovation expert, with a massive global blue chip client list. Over the last 20 years, more than 2 million people have shared his insight with his events on stage.


Engaging Millennials (and everyone else) – What CEOs Need to Know

In this episode we talk with Neil Crawford. Neil is a partner of Aon Hewitt, leads the Canadian Talent Practice, and is a member of the Aon Hewitt Canadian Executive Committee.


Innovation, Disruption and Productivity – Will you be left behind?

In this episode we talk with Terry Stuart, Deloitte Canada’s Chief Innovation Officer, a core member of the firm’s Global Innovation Network and a Partner with the Canadian Financial services consulting practice.


The 3 Biggest Mistakes CEOs make when Communicating to Employees

In this episode we talk with Bart Egnal, President & CEO of The Humphrey Group and MacKay CEO Forums member.


How to be a Disrupter

In this episode, we talk with Launi Skinner, CEO of First West Credit Union and MacKay CEO Forums member.


Exponential Change in Global Education

In this episode we talk with Kathy Kinloch, President of BCIT, long time MacKay CEO Forums member and National Partner.


How to Double Revenue and Double Profits

In this episode, we talk with Laurie Schultz, President & CEO of ACL and MacKay CEO Forums member.


Exponential Change in the IT Industry: What CEOs Need to Know

In this episode, we talk with Don Bialik, Executive Chairman & CEO of Long View Systems, MacKay CEO Forums member and Innovator Partner.


Exponential Change + Innovation in the Travel Industry

In this episode, we talk with John Beauvais, President of Flight Centre Canada and MacKay CEO Forums Innovator Parnter.


The Secrets of Most Admired Corporate Cultures Winners

In this episode we talk with Marty Parker, CEO of Waterstone Human Capital, MacKay CEO Forums alliance partner.


The Secrets of Best Managed Companies

In this episode we interview Peter Brown and learn about what it takes to become a Best Managed Company.


Accelerating Growth through EOS

in this episode we interview Jonathan Mara, a MacKay CEO Forums Chair and President of Guardian Angel Consulting Limited.


Are My Employees Really Engaged?

In this Episode we interview Teryluz Andreu, US Engagement Leader for Aon Hewitt. MacKay CEO Forums is proud to be associated with the AON Best Employers program.


Private Equity Brings More Than Just Capital

In this episode, we interview Mike Cordoba. Mike is a MacKay CEO Forums member and a MacKay CEO Forums Innovator Partner


Mistakes CEOs Make When Managing Change

In this episode, we interview Sue Matheson, a MacKay CEO Forums Chair leading 6 Forum groups in Vancouver.


How to Navigate a Health Crisis with Kevin Brady, Advica Health

In this episode, we interview Kevin Brady, the CEO & Founder of Advica Health. Kevin is a MacKay CEO Forums member and MacKay CEO Forums Innovator Partner.


Innovate by Reducing Complexity with Bill Tucker, Omicron

Bill Tucker is Chief Executive Officer of Omicron Canada Inc. He is MacKay CEO Forums member and Innovator Partner.


Keeping up with Consumers, with David Labistour, CEO, MEC

In this episode, we interview David Labistour, CEO of MEC and MacKay CEO Forums member for the past 8 years. MEC has been recognized by Canadian Business as Canada’s Best Brand for the last two years in the row. With over 2,000 employees across Canada, MEC’s purpose is to inspire and enable everyone to lead active outdoor lifestyles.


Mistakes Wealthy People Make with John Nicola, Nicola Wealth Management

In this episode, we interview John Nicola, the Chairman & CEO of Nicola Wealth Management, and MacKay CEO Forums member. John’s firm is dedicated to serving the complex needs of high net worth families, entrepreneurs, and professionals.


Strategy, Leadership & Culture with Paul Hollands, A&W Food Services

In this episode, we interview Paul Hollands, CEO & Chairman of A&W Food Services of Canada Inc, and a MacKay CEO Forums member.


How to Optimize Executive Health with Chris Nedelmann, Copeman Healthcare

In this episode, we interview Chris Nedelmann, CEO at Copeman Healthcare Canada and MacKay CEO Forums member. Copeman Healthcare combines the care of expert physicians with specialized health professionals in private medical clinics to create an entire team designed just for you and your health goals.


Exponential Growth with Eric Berke, TorQuest

In this podcast we interview successful CEOs and trusted advisors on topics of interest to CEOs today.


CEO Vulnerability with Dr. Tara Cree

In this podcast we interview successful CEOs and trusted advisors on topics of interest to CEOs today.

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