EP #26: The Kids Will Be Alright

As an executive recruiter, I’ve been having a lot of conversations with parents who are worried about their kids and what the job market will look like for them. So, in this episode, I’m going to share my thoughts on the prospects for careers and the job market for Gen Z, including the paths I’ve […]

EP #25: Celebrating and Supporting Black-Owned Businesses with Abygail and Ashleigh Montague

Abygail and Ashleigh Montague are two of the three sisters who founded Blk Owned HAMONT, an open resource to find and support black-owned businesses in the Greater Hamilton, Ontario area. Their mission is to celebrate, showcase, explore, and support black-owned businesses by creating a sustainable and thriving black-owned economy. In this episode, we’re diving into […]

EP #24: The Benefits of Social Procurement

Social procurement is something I’ve touched on before, but in this episode, I’ll be going into more detail about how it is done in various industries. You’ll get a glimpse of what social procurement looks like when it comes to different areas of business and get insight into how it can have a huge impact […]

EP #23: SideBiz Studio with Kelsey Verzotti and Jacob Sheffield

Today, I am joined by the founders of SideBiz Studio, an online marketplace that showcases products and services offered by the Canadian Arts community. Kelsey Verzotti and Jacob Sheffield started SideBiz just over a year ago, and in this episode, they share how they are encouraging it to evolve as a marketplace and a business. […]

EP #22: Unleashing the Power of the Circular Economy

There’s a world of opportunity to rethink and redesign the way we make things. Unlike the current wasteful industrial model, a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. Basically, the idea is to eliminate waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the design stage. So, in this episode, I want to […]

EP #21: Shaping an Equitable, Sustainable and Prosperous Society with Renee Devereaux

Our guest today is Renee Devereaux, who serves as Executive Director at EDGE, the impact entrepreneurship hub at Sheridan College. EDGE, in collaboration with partners, provides new and growing ventures with mentorship, learning programs and support to access funding. In this episode, Renee discusses why she sees entrepreneurship as a powerful tool for shaping a more […]

EP #20: Purpose Driven Boards in the NFP Sector

While this podcast is typically focused on purpose driven, for-profit businesses, I am currently working on a project geared toward non-profit organizations, and the concept of purpose is relevant there, as well. I came across an article entitled “The Four Principles of Purpose Driven Board Leadership,” and one of the main questions asked is whether […]

EP #19: The Great Resignation/Reinventing Work

We often discuss finding purpose within your business, but what about the desire to find purpose in your personal life too? After the year we have had, a lot of people are re-evaluating what is important to them—where they want to reside, the kind of work they pursue, and the people they surround themselves with. […]

EP #18: The Importance of Shopping Local

As the world begins to come out of lockdown and things start opening up, it’s worthwhile to take a moment and think of all the local small or medium businesses that have struggled throughout these tough times. Now that we can actually go places again, at least in limited numbers, we need to make an […]

EP #17: Defining Purpose By Creating A Healthy Workplace Culture with Liza Provenzano

Big lofty goals to change the world are admirable, but if you aren’t creating a healthy workplace for your employees, does it even matter? Today we will be discussing how organizations can define purpose by creating a healthy workplace. To share her expertise in this area is Liza Provenzano, founder and principal consultant of SparkHR. […]