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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.


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.


Success Leaves Clues: Ep 49 with guests Zack Brown & Valentina De Castris, of Dialogue Healthcare Services



Robin & Al welcome guests Zack Brown, Vice President, Sales & Valentina De Castris, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at Dialogue Healthcare Services, a virtual primary care platform founded with the mission to improve wellbeing by reducing barriers to quality care. As the largest and fastest-growing telemedicine company in Canada, Dialogue provides convenient, virtual access to a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals for Canadian companies who care. By empowering employees to be proactive about their physical and mental health, businesses can reap the significant benefits associated with happier and healthier employees. A benefit that is more important than ever!


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.


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. 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: Ep8 – What’s an RDSP? with Louis Isabella



Louis Isabella, CPA, talks with Al & Robin about the little known and often under-utilized Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) and its very unique features & advantages. Learn how it could apply to your situation.


The Benefits Corner: Episode 29-James Malliaros



How do you create “magic” in your corporate culture, and how do you actually get employees excited and talking about their benefit plans?  Tune in to hear how today’s guest did just that, and in a fairly short amount of time to boot!   James Malliaros is the Managing Director for myWorld Canada.  A self proclaimed “citizen of the world”, it is quickly evident that James’ global career has prepared him well to implement best practices that he has encountered on his journey.  In a world where companies are fighting for talent, it’s easy to see why employees at myWorld have embraced their new program.  I enjoyed this conversation immensely.  I hope you enjoy it. RB


The Benefits Corner: Episode 28-Alex Bertola Manulife



What have you always wanted to know about Group Retirement Plans but have been too afraid to ask?  Well, let me introduce you to your new best friend, Alex Bertola.  He has been Account Executive at Manulife for the last 13 years.  Alex has had exposure to both U.S. as well as Canadian programs.   As such, his experience has made him a great resource to both advisors as well as their clients.  Be sure to tune in to find out what types of plans exist today, as well as the pro’s and cons of each.   We also chat about the “right time” to implement a plan and what’s in it for both employers and employees.  Finally, you’ll hear us joking around about putting Alex in a boardroom with a whiteboard, trust me, you want to see the magic in person.  He’s certainly one of the reasons I enjoy this industry so much….you meet some great people along the way.  I hope you enjoy it! RB


The Benefits Corner: Episode 27-Julie Gaudry RBC Insurance



As Head of the Group Life & Health business at RBC Insurance, Julie leads a team with overall responsibility for the product development and strategic direction for RBC Insurance’s Group Benefit Solutions.  With a focus on innovation and thought-leadership, her team is committed to differentiating RBC through product and service enhancements that make it easier for clients to lead a healthy lifestyle, manage their benefit programs, and return to health if faced with a serious medical condition.  This is an episode you won’t want to miss.  From learning about Julie’s unique journey in wellness and healthcare, to current innovations in employee benefits, to where she feels the industry as a whole is headed in the near future.  I had such a great time chatting with Julie.  I hope you enjoy it. RB