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Success Leaves Clues: Ep. 39 ~ Erica Rankin, CEO & Founder of Bro Dough



Erica Rankin describes herself as “a bit of a weir-dough.” Founder & CEO at Bro Dough, Erica took her passion for her favourite childhood treat and turned it into a growing business, creating a unique product for consumers who prioritize their health & fitness goals but still want to indulge in a tasty nutritious snack. Her vision was to create a world where someone can eat an entire jar of cookie dough and still feel good about themselves – proof that with a little entrepreneurial spirit, you can have your dough, and eat it too!


Success Leaves Clues: Ep. 38 ~ featuring Dean Benard, Conflict Management Strategist Investigation Coach, CEO of Benard + Associates



Dean Benard’s passion for inspiring change and developing innovative strategies have led him on a mission to build a coaching platform for guiding others to excel as investigators, conflict resolvers, and leaders. A 17+ year entrepreneur, Dean has earned a reputation as an expert in investigations and mediation and is routinely sought after for speaking engagements, mentoring and training. He share’s his experience and challenges with Robin and Al and discusses the driving forces that led him to become a highly successful 17+ year entrepreneur.


Success Leaves Clues: Ep. 37 ~ featuring Dave Jones, Senior Vice President Group Benefits at Sun Life Financial



As Senior Vice-President of Group Benefits at Sun Life Financial, Dave Jones leads Canada’s largest provider of group benefits for over 23,000 organizations, covering over three million Canadians and their families. He joins Robin & Al for a timely conversation surrounding the mental health crisis faced by many this past year, as business owners work diligently to remove barriers to mental healthcare services for their employees. Leadership committment is crucial to the development, implementation, and sustainability of workplace initiatives, especially those related to healthcare.


Success Leaves Clues: Ep. 36 ~ featuring Ghassan Halazon, Founder & CEO at Emerge



Ghassan Halazon’s ability to remain patient & resilient is just one of the inspirational driving forces behind his success. Founder and CEO at Emerge, recognized as Canada’s Fastest Growing E-Commerce Startups on the Startup 50 A list of top growth Companies in Canada, Ghassan is a decorated e-commerce entrepreneur with a decade worth of scaling some of Canada’s most coveted e-commerce brands. He keeps it authentic with Robin & Al as he relates his unique perspective and lessons learned throughout his entrepreneurial journey.


Starting with One: Ep. 32 ~ Success Leaves Clues with Terry Donnelly of Hillstreet Beverage



With an unwavering belief in supporting folks who suffer from conditions that conflict with alcohol consumption, Terry Donnelly, CEO of Hill Street Beverage Company, produces some of the world’s best-tasting, alcohol-free and cannabis-infused wines and beers. These incredible products have won numerous medals and accolades including three Gold Medals, two Silvers and one Bronze at the U.S. Open Beer Championships, a prestigious Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Challenge, and the Retail Council of Canada’s Grand Prix award. Facing life’s challenges with a half-cocked grin, Terry brings over twenty years experience managing public companies, with a background in marketing, sales, and brand building and explains how entrepreneurs can harness brand power to turn their companies into global leaders – with a glass of wine or an ice-cold beer in hand. 


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. 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. 21 – Technology Driven Client Management



Michael Clark, COO of Marketcircle, joins Robin and Al to discuss his company’s award winning business app, Daylite CRM, and how small businesses & teams can easily leverage technology to facilitate increased productivity and connections, whether in the office or remotely. Their conversation includes the importance of having the right tools in place in order to increase sales efficiency, improve your marketing message and ways to map out a clear sales or service process in order to create a more results driven environment.


Starting with One: Ep. 17 – Special Edition – Understanding the Changing Covid-19 Landscape with Ian Ash



Ian Ash, co-founder of market research agency DIG Insights, is back with Robin and Al to discuss new attitudes and growing optimism as we move slowly through the phases of the Covid crisis. DIG’s ongoing research delves deep into consumer behaviours and experiences while providing insights across a variety of categories such as financial hardships, mental health, personal health, retail landscape, government & the economy.