Success Leaves Clues: Ep 67 with Kosta Mentis, President of HKC Construction



Kosta Mentis founded HKC in 2010 after a 15-year history of large residential, commercial, and institutional projects. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s operations from conception to completion, scaling the company, and positioning HKC for continued success. Kosta joins Robin & Al in a discussion about his journey into the construction sector as well as his desire to continue to develop himself as a leader and influencer while building networks within the industry and beyond.

Sponsored by Aria Benefits and Life & Legacy Advisory Group 

 


Success Leaves Clues: Ep 66 with Marie-Chantal Côté, SVP of Group Benefits at Sun Life



Marie-Chantal Côté is a thought leader and Senior Vice-President of the Sun Life Group Benefits Leadership Team. She has been instrumental in evolving their business to address clients growing needs. This includes improving health access through the launch of Lumino Health Virtual Care, lowering drug claims costs through their Reference Drug Program, and improving workplace mental health with their innovative mental health strategy toolkit. 

Marie-Chantal joins Robin & Al in a discussion centred on helping Canadians live healthier lives by taking control of their health through resources, such as the toolkit, that are available to Canadian employers looking to remove barriers for their employees and improve workplace mental health.

Mental health issues in the workplace are now the leading cause of disability leaves and the fastest growing disability claims area in Canada. As the pandemic has accelerated both expectations and need, Sun Life is endeavouring to make it easier for all Canadians to live healthier lives.

Sponsored by Aria Benefits and Life & Legacy Advisory Group

 


Success Leaves Clues: Ep 65 with Alykhan Jetha (AJ), Founder, President & CEO at Marketcircle



Bootstrapping entrepreneur Alykhan Jetha (AJ), CEO of Marketcircle Inc., the developer of award-winning Daylite CRM for Mac-based small businesses, discusses the driving forces that led him to become an entrepreneur, with hosts Al & Robin. His ambition to grow Marketcircle into a leading, international, small business productivity software company has been realized but AJ has weathered many storms over the past 20+ years on his journey and shares some insight into the obstacles he has personally faced, and how he overcome them.

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Success Leaves Clues: Ep 64 with Stacie & Justin Howe of The Kimberley General Store



Entrepreneurs Stacie and Justin Howe run two thriving businesses…the Kimberley General Store & Justin’s Oven, tucked side by side in the incredibly scenic rural village of Kimberley, ON (just north of Flesherton). Housed in the historic, original building built in 1905, the General Store offer locals and tourists alike an amazing selection of fresh baked treats, rich hot coffee, full sourdough bread, jams, and in-house pies as well as seasonal homegrown produce, homemade soups, hearty sandwiches, local products, curiosities, general sundries, and fresh organic goods. Justin’s Oven serves locally sourced, organically fresh meals and Friday Night wood fired pizza has become quite the rage!! The couple has learned to balance their personal and business relationship while sharing resources and adapting their unique skill sets to keep up with the incredible growth in both their community and enterprises.

Success Leaves Clues: Ep 63 with Aneil Manhas, Founder & CEO of Brüush



Aneil Manhas, Founder & CEO of Brüush is a former finance professional turned entrepreneur with a strong track record scaling companies. In 2019 he set out to create a better electric toothbrush to make maintaining your teeth both simple & enjoyable, and fused industry-leading sonic technology with an easy online refill plan so customers would never overspend on or forget to change their brush heads again. And did we mention it looks great on your countertop! Aneil shares his story of success with Robin & Al explaining his thought process behind founding Brüush as well as how they came to partner with comedy legend, Kevin Hart.

Success Leaves Clues: Ep 62 with Matt Brady, Director of Business Development at Advica Health



Robin & Al welcome guest Matt Brady, who realized his passion for health, fitness and longevity while competing as a member of Canada’s ski team on both the European & World Cup circuits. He joined the virtual healthcare market after hanging up his skis and now works shoulder-to-shoulder with his father Kevin, the founder of Advica Health, who’s mission is to give members’ access to the best facilities at home or abroad and help them obtain advice, treatment options and solutions to their current healthcare situation in the most efficient manner possible. They are constantly bringing innovative solutions to the preventative healthcare environment and are dedicated in their support of Canadians who want to personalize their individual medical treatment.

 


Success Leaves Clues: Ep 61 with Chief Strategy Officer Zach Lindop & Chief Design Officer Michael Ross of Effortless Admin



Effortless Admin is a fully digital software solution, that provides employers with a unified interface for managing their employee benefits. Chief Strategy Officer Zach Lindop & Chief Design Officer Michael Ross discuss how they were able to find a unique point of entry for Effortless Admin and how technology design has changed in the last 15 years to better engage clients while increasing streamlined functionality. The platform has grown into an ever evolving enterprise application capable of supporting any group benefits products, delivering a great experience, and keeping up with changing trends in the Canadian market. Throughout this journey, they’ve tried to stay true to one core belief—to make the software fun and effortless to use—and to deliver exceptional customer support.

Sponsored by Aria Benefits and Life & Legacy Advisory Group


Success Leaves Clues: Ep 60 with CEO & Founder, Emmanuel Efraimidis



Emmanuel Efraimidis is a serial entrepreneur and CEO & Founder of The Complete Group of Companies, one of the largest and fastest-growing HVAC and Energy Management Organizations providing integrated solutions and unparalleled expertise in concentrated areas of energy services. He shares the key components of his success with Robin and Al, as well as explores the obstacles and challenges every entrepreneur faces when the stakes are high. Emmanuel brings with him over 25 years of executive leadership experience with Fortune 100 organizations, spanning various industries including energy management, telecommunications, construction, and software. Emmanuel’s passion is centred on being a market leader and creating long-term value and excellence for both clients and employees alike.

Sponsored by Aria Benefits and Life & Legacy Advisory Group


Success Leaves Clues: Ep 59 with martial artist, business owner, podcaster, & author, Eliot Marshall



Retired American mixed martial artist, Eliot Marshall, Owner/General Manager at Easton Training Center, understands the struggle that many of us face today. He has always been a fighter—from overcoming the bullies and bigots who targeted his heritage, to using his martial-arts prowess to become part of the UFC—but beneath this badass exterior, and despite his success as a business owner and coach, Eliot has dealt with crippling anxiety, insomnia and depression. Relying on support from his friends and family in conjunction with on-going therapy, he has been able to overcome his anxiety and now seeks to share his journey and inspire others.

In his book “The Gospel of Fire,” Eliot shares his story of breaking down and learning to build himself back up by acknowledging his shortcomings, accepting his challenges, freeing himself from fear, and maximizing his opportunities. In this candid conversation with Robin, Eliot shares some of these experiences as well as the tools that helped him battle back from the edge of despair.

Sponsored by Aria Benefits and Life & Legacy Advisory Group


Success Leaves Clues: Ep 58 with guest Amy Frampton, Head of Marketing at BambooHR



Robin welcomes guest Amy Frampton, Head of Marketing at BambooHR who brings nearly two decades of marketing and technology experience to the table. The whole concept of work is changing, and BambooHR is right in the middle of it all. From recruitment and onboarding to performance management and employee engagement, the BambooHR cloud platform is a leading end-to-end system for the entire employee lifecycle for small to medium-sized businesses. Amy talks about the many unique workplace initiatives at BambooHR, part of their employee experience evolution, as well as the importance of holding themselves accountable to each other and their customers.