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Success Leaves Clues: Ep 41 with guest Ben Zlotnick, Founder & CEO at Eden



Self described serial entrepreneur Ben Zlotnick has founded a number of technology startups as well as traditional businesses and shares his passion for working with and/or advising startups, while connecting people across all business platforms. He is Founder & CEO of Eden, a company that provides on-demand and subscription-based professional property services through a mobile or web app, offering property owners quick access to a team of insured expert contractors. ‘Cause no one wants to shovel 6ft of snow on their return home from the tropics!


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. 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. 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. 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.


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. 20 – Online prescription management with Carolyne Eagan of Pocket Pills!



Robin and Al are joined by Carolyne Eagan, Regional Director, Business Development at Canada’s first digital pharmacy, Pocket Pills. Their discussion covers this exciting new, full-service e-health solution – perfect for benefit providers, advisors, employers & Canadians. The company offers an accessible health care platform which instantly connects with pharmacists across the country and allows users to manage their medications online and have them delivered right to their doorstep!