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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 57 with guest Evan Hallward, Co-founder and CEO at Aboard



Evan Hallward, Co-founder & CEO at startup Aboard, subscribes to the idea that technology will continue to shape and change this world for the better. As someone who feels most at home surrounded by people, he aims to be on the forefront of how we use technology and digital services to connect better, work better, and live better. He and his business partner started Aboard in 2019 to address the often missing or painfully unengaging onboarding experiences many employees receive. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, it became apparent that a solution to enable better employee experiences, from their 1st day to the day they offboard, was essential. Aboard is an employer branded platform that facilitates and delivers better new hire experiences by automating communications and tasks so you can spend more time connecting with your people.


SPECIAL EDITION – Ep 56 – The Legal Considerations of Return-to-Work Vaccine Policies – with guest, Employment Lawyer, Rich Appiah



The debate over vaccines continues to be a divisive topic that touches on our most basic interactions with one another. Employment Lawyer Rich Appiah provides guidance and answers to many questions surrounding the legal requirements & obligations pertaining to this issue. Business owners must continue to make difficult decisions regarding the health and safety of their employees. Communication is key, as is building a community of workers & colleagues who genuinely lookout and care for one another.


Success Leaves Clues: Ep 55 with guest Curtis Hollister, COO at Phzio.com



Curtis Hollister is a global entrepreneur and innovator who has successfully grown a number of technology start-ups. As the COO of Phzio.com, the world’s most advanced virtual care platform for physical therapists, his current focus is on evolving health care using digital technology to improve patient outcomes. He joins Robin and Al for some thought provoking commentary on his expertise in technology, his broad experience with public markets, and his love of creative digital media to help brands, like Phzio, win new audiences.


SPECIAL EDITION – Starting with One: Ep. 53 with guest Al McDonald, Co-Founder & Partner, Life & Legacy Advisory Group



In this special edition of the Starting with One Podcast, Robin Bailey interviews his business partner & co-host, Al McDonald whose passion for riding has taken him far beyond the roads and pathways of Ontario. More importantly, Al is joining other cyclists across Canada in the Great Cycle Challenge – one of the biggest cycling events across Canada – committing himself to ride 500km throughout August while raising funds to end childhood cancer. Every hill he climbs and every kilometre he pedals will be to honour young lives lost and to stand with those brave kids still fighting to survive. These kids won’t give up, and neither will he.

To donate please visit Al’s Great Cycle Challenge page: https://greatcyclechallenge.ca/Riders/AlMcDonald – All funds raised go to support the work of SickKids Foundation to provide care, develop treatments and find a cure for childhood cancers.

Brought to you by Life & Legacy Advisory Group* & Aria Benefits.

*Life and Legacy will match every donation up to a total of $1500 so please join the fight in helping to end kids’ cancer. 


Success Leaves Clues: Ep 52 with guest, Michael Ash, Integrated Strategy Director at The Local Collective



Michael Ash’s strategically creative ideas were a bit ahead of their time and he learned very quickly as a young graduate that the road to success is definitely not straight. Fortunately, he never gave up on his dreams, no matter what walls he came up against, eventually landing as brand and marketing strategy director at The Local Collective. Having recently won a Grand Prix at the Shopper Innovation + Activation Awards with Local, Michael has worked on advertising campaigns for some of the worlds most famous brands and startups, such as Cadillac, Mercedes, Mazda, Samsung, truLocal and Pizza Pizza to name a few and he remains focused on his mission to help client partners unlock the power of brand building through innovative digital marketing.


Success Leaves Clues: Ep 51 with guest Vino Jeyapalan, Founder & CEO at Kabo Fresh Dog Food



With a knack for establishing new and highly successful ventures, Vino Jeyapalan’s newest entrepreneurial start-up, Kabo, has become Canada’s largest direct-to-consumer fresh dog food brand. In his conversation with hosts Robin and Al, Vino talks about his mission to improve the life of dogs while advancing opportunities and innovations in customer experience as he aims to expand Kabo.co beyond its own line of pet food into the pet health space. No stranger to the world of solutions management, Vino spent over 8 years working in scaling consumer product startups at Facebook and Instagram that led to him being awarded Marketing Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 in 2016.


Success Leaves Clues: Ep 48 with guest Nick Spina, Founder & CEO of LiveFit Foods



Nick Spina began his dynamic entrepreneurial journey shovelling snow and mowing lawns for his neighbours as a teenager to bar-tending/managing in his early 20’s to owning and operating hospitality companies at the tender age of 23. He launched LiveFit Foods, Canada’s leading, fully-cooked, chef-prepared meal service in 2015, starting with just 100 meals a week and 2 employees. Fast forward to 2021 and LiveFit now boasts 200+ employees, serving over 50,000 meals every week.


Success Leaves Clues: Ep 47 with guest Clint Israel of Cameron’s Brewing Co.



Brimming with positivity and entrepreneurial spirit, Clint Israel, President of CAMERON’S Brewing Company brings his upbeat style to the conversation, discussing his recipe for preparation & success during the perplexity of the pandemic lockdowns. His focus, initiative and unwavering belief in himself, his company and employees, propelled Cameron’s forward into new and exciting opportunities of customer service & growth.


Success Leaves Clues: Ep 46 with guest Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski



Elizabeth Dimovski is not only a talented dental professional, she cares deeply about her clients. Her life’s purpose is to help people heal anyway she can so throughout the pandemic she has focused her practice on helping her clients nurture their mental health as much as caring for their dental health. She touches on her passion for connecting with the many people she meets, self improvement, meditation, as well as taking care of yourself & those around you.