- Attracting & Retaining Top Talent
- Board Effectiveness
- Cross-Generational Challenges
- Health Wellness
- Organizational Design
- Social Media
- Succession Planning
- Time Mastery
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 rickhansen.com 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Liz Rose shares the valuable life lessons she learned while climbing the Seven Summits, a feat she accomplished in under three years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 – 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.
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.
Lance shares his insights about inspirational vs. motivational leadership, and the mistakes CEOs make that get in the way of creating inspiring organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) can support business owners to grow and/or transition your business.
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.
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.
Chris Taylor, President & CEO of Actionable.co, 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.
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.
Jeff King, COO at SOCAN Group, shares how they are using AI to become an energetic disruptor in the music rights industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this podcast, Beth Wilson discusses how technology and innovation were leveraged in the process to becoming a leading law firm of the future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode, we talk with Brady Wilson, Co-Founder of Juice Inc, Thought Leader & Author.
In this episode, we speak with Chantel Broten, President of Jan Kelley Marketing, about the exponential changes in the marketing industry.
In this episode, we speak with Jonathan Mara, a MacKay CEO Forums Chair and President of Guardian Angel Consulting Ltd.
In this episode we talk with Conrad Sauvé.
In this episode we talk with Dalton McGuinty, former Ontario Premier and MacKay CEO Forums member.
In this episode we talk with Norm Bacal, author of Breakdown: The Inside Story of the Rise and Fall of Heenan Blaikie.
In this episode we talk with long time MacKay CEO Forums member, Gary Zlotnik, Chairman & CEO of ZLC Financial.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode we talk with Bart Egnal, President & CEO of The Humphrey Group and MacKay CEO Forums member.
In this episode, we talk with Don Bialik, Executive Chairman & CEO of Long View Systems, MacKay CEO Forums member and Innovator Partner.
In this episode, we talk with John Beauvais, President of Flight Centre Canada and MacKay CEO Forums Innovator Parnter.
In this episode we talk with Marty Parker, CEO of Waterstone Human Capital, MacKay CEO Forums alliance partner.
In this episode, we interview Tom Shepansky, Managing Partner at Rethink, MacKay CEO Forums members and Innovator Partner.
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.
Bill Tucker is Chief Executive Officer of Omicron Canada Inc. He is MacKay CEO Forums member and Innovator Partner.
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.
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.
In this episode, we interview Paul Hollands, CEO & Chairman of A&W Food Services of Canada Inc, and a MacKay CEO Forums member.
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.