Starting with One: Ep. 31 – Health by Design with Kim MacFarlane



In this episode of Starting with One, Al & Robin speak with Kim MacFarlane, Group Assistant VP, Benefits Product & Digital Experiences at Manulife Global.  Kim summarizes Manulife’s exciting new philosophy promoting enhanced employee health and wellness through their proactive care model: Health by Design. This new plan helps clients navigate their own individual health journey using the latest in science and technology to deliver the right care, at the right time to each employee. This evolving strategy helps employers & business owners prevent long term absences and workplace disruptions while inspiring healthy habits.

“We enhance the lives of many, and it all starts with one…”

This episode is sponsored by Life & Legacy Advisory Group and Aria Benefits.


Starting with One: Ep. 30 ~ Success Leaves Clues with Erin Bury of Willful.



Talk about a turning point! Named one of Marketing Magazine’s top 30 Under 30, Erin Bury went from a degree in journalism and career in marketing to the autonomy of entrepreneurship as founder & CEO of estate planning startup Willful. The online platform makes it affordable, convenient, and easy for Canadians to create a legal will online, providing simplified end of life planning services.

Erin discusses her enterprising path with Robin and Al and describes her growing passion for empowering families while promoting awareness, education and technical innovation as we get ever closer to the precipice of the greatest generational wealth transfer in history.


Starting with One: Ep. 29 ~ Success Leaves Clues with Jason Brass



Jason Brass, President & CEO at Terra Cotta Foods, turned a small cookie manufacturer from niche market supplier into a key player in the Canadian manufacturing market and continues the process of expanding their footprint even further. He shares his journey of growth and success with Robin & Al, in a conversation celebrating his hands-on entrepreneurial spirit.

“We enhance the lives of many, and it all starts with one…”

This episode is sponsored by Life & Legacy Advisory Group and Aria Benefits.


Starting with One: Ep. 28 ~ Success Leaves Clues with Jeff Lopes



Family man and serial entrepreneur Jeff Lopes has built an impressive resume over the last 24 years as the founder of brands like Kimurawear and Tru Blue Homes. He joins Robin & Al for an inspiring conversation, sharing the passions & purpose acquired on his motivational journey as a father, business leader, coach and mentor.

“We enhance the lives of many, and it all starts with one…”

This episode is sponsored by Life & Legacy Advisory Group and Aria Benefits.


Starting with One: Ep. 27 ~ Success Leaves Clues – Marc LaFleur



From the kid who wasn’t supposed to graduate high school, to the cover of The Globe and Mail Business Report on Canada’s Top Growing Companies, Marc LaFleaur, co-founder of TruLocal, has become an entrepreneurial role model.⁣ In this episode of Success Leaves Clues, Robin & Al invite Marc to share his story of entrepreneurship and what keeps him aligned on the path to success. Led by Marc & his team, TruLocal continues to climb as one of Canada’s boldest companies and as the trend of online shopping intensifies, TruLocal is reshaping how we think about food and how it gets to our tables.

“We enhance the lives of many, and it all starts with one…”

This episode is sponsored by Life & Legacy Advisory Group and Aria Benefits.


Starting with One: Ep. 26 ~ Success Leaves Clues – Dig Insights



Ian Ash & Paul Gaudette, co-founders at Dig Insights, join Robin and Al for another Success Leaves Clues series episode. Dig Insights is ranked as one of Canada’s ‘Growth 500 Fastest-Growing Companies’ for the past 5 consecutive years based on their exceptional entrepreneurial achievements and continuous revenue growth. Both Ian and Paul relate the key elements that have helped Dig Insights achieve growth and success and how being ready to pivot in response to the constantly evolving needs of your clients, your staff and your market can be the difference between fortune or failure.

“We enhance the lives of many, and it all starts with one…”

This episode is sponsored by Life & Legacy Advisory Group and Aria Benefits.

 


Starting with One: Ep. 25 – GoLife…Making Insurance More Accessible



Robin & Al are joined by Chad Viminitz, Co-founder at Go Life, a digital life insurance platform offering Canadians affordable term life insurance with direct access to straight forward advice. Technology is drastically changing how Canadians interact. Luckily, platforms like GoLife help make life insurance more accessible while offering quality personal advice and solutions.

 


Starting with One: Ep. 24 ~ Success Leaves Clues – Vince Danielsen



We proudly introduce the first episode of our new Starting with One series: Success Leaves Clues, where we will take you on a journey of discovery as we learn about the inspiring lives of different people, from all walks of life, who share one thing in common – success! Join us as we relate powerful and motivational stories of adversity & triumph and learn how various definitions of success all lead to making a difference – in both your own life and the lives of others.

In this episode, Robin & Al welcome Vince Danielsen, Grey Cup Champion Calgary Stampeder and President & CEO of Wello, a Canadian virtual telemedicine service. Vince discusses his amazing path from cancer survivor to entrepreneur and describes how having a mission in life gives you the stability and purpose to overcome challenges while maintaining a positive mind space.

“We enhance the lives of many, and it all starts with one…”

This episode is sponsored by Life & Legacy Advisory Group and Aria Benefits.


Starting with One: Ep. 23 – Taking the ‘complex’ out of RESPs



Ryan Weiss, Vice-President Product and Experience at Canada Life joins Robin & Al to discuss the first fully digital employer-sponsored RESP. This new product helps employees advance their long-term savings goals through their workplace benefits with a simplified online enrolment process. Ryan speaks about the importance of creating a great member experience and their commitment to the financial, physical and mental well-being of all Canadians, not just at retirement, but across all life stages.


Starting with One: Ep. 22 – Creating a Healthy Workforce



Employee health is more important than ever before! Lori Casselman, President & CRO at Wello, joins Robin and Al to discuss how virtual health care services are helping Canadian businesses create and sustain a healthy workforce. They discuss how leading companies are beginning to change how they look at employee healthcare by preparing their organizations to meet the health and wellness needs of an increasingly digitally savvy work force. Creating and managing a healthy workforce helps reduce absenteeism, develops a positive corporate culture and keeps your bottom line strong.