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Podcast title Speaking of Business with Goldy Hyder
Website URL http://speakingofbiz.ca/
Description Conversations with Canadian innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders. Join host Goldy Hyder, President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada, as he sits down with some of the most successful and fascinating people in Canadian business.
Updated Tue, 5 Nov 2019 12:00:04 +0000
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1. Dean Connor: President and CEO of Sun Life Financial
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Dean Connor is President and CEO of Sun Life Financial.

Sun Life is one of the world’s top insurance companies, and Dean is one of Canada’s most decorated CEOs. He was Ivey Business Leader of the Year in 2018, CEO of the Year in 2017, and Top New CEO in 2014.

But the path of Dean’s career wasn’t inevitable. In this episode, we’ll hear how a much-loved hobby nearly led him in a different direction. We’ll also talk about Sun Life’s strategy to stay ahead at a time of digital transformation, and why it’s so important for Canadians to match the accelerate “clock speed” of business in the United States and Asia.

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2. John Baker: President and CEO of D2L
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John Baker is President and CEO of D2L, the world-leading education software company based in Kitchener, Ontario.

John was a 22-year-old student at the University of Waterloo when he started D2L. Fast forward two decades and the technology he created is helping millions of customers around the world in schools, colleges, universities, government and business.  

In this episode we’ll hear how a young man with a dream helped launch a learning revolution.  

We’ll also talk about John’s biggest entrepreneurial regret – and the mistake that almost cost him the company. 

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3. Darryl White: CEO of the Bank of Montreal
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Darryl White is CEO of the Bank of Montreal.

Before I sat down with Darryl I talked with a lot of his friends and colleagues. They all described him as a generous and thoughtful leader with a fierce competitive edge. He became CEO at a time of intense disruption in banking, while facing incredible adversity at home.

In this wide-ranging interview he shares his outlook on competitiveness, global trade, and the role of purpose in business.

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4. Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar
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Linda Hasenfratz is the CEO of Guelph, Ontario-based Linamar.

Linamar is a true Canadian success story. Linda’s father, a refugee from Hungary, started the company as a one-man machine shop in his basement in the mid-1960s. Today, it’s a diversified manufacturer with 61 plants around the world and revenues closing in on $10 billion a year. In this episode we talk about Linda’s path to the C-suite, the challenges she faced in her early years as CEO, and the lessons she’s learned along the way about life and leadership.

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5. Turning the Tables on Goldy Hyder
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In this Speaking of Business summer special, Catherine Clark turns the tables on our usual host Goldy Hyder, and puts him in the hot seat.

Goldy Hyder is President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada. Before taking on his current role, Goldy was CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada. Earlier in his career he served as Chief of Staff to Catherine's father, The Right Honourable Joe Clark.

In this episode we discuss Goldy’s childhood as an Indian-born Calgarian, the experiences that have shaped his life and career, and Canada’s changing political and business landscape.

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6. Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO of Air Canada
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Today’s episode: Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO of Air Canada.

Calin was just five years old when his parents fled the Communist regime in Romania and settled in Montreal – an experience that profoundly shaped his identity and values. As you’ll hear, his dedication to the success of his company – and the country – is unshakeable.

I spoke with Calin in April, prior to news of the company’s Air Transat takeover bid. But the deal reflects many of the themes of today’s podcast, including Calin’s approach to leadership, calculated risk, and competition.

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7. Michael Katchen: Co-founder & CEO of Wealthsimple
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Mike Katchen is Co-founder & CEO of Wealthsimple, a Toronto-based financial services startup.

In just five years, Wealthsimple has grown to more than four billion dollars in assets. And shortly after our conversation, the company announced another big funding round – the latest step on the road to an eventual public stock offering.

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8. Alex Pourbaix: President and CEO of Cenovus Energy
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Alex Pourbaix is a veteran of Alberta’s oil and gas industry. He retired in 2017 after almost three decades at TransCanada Corporation, most recently as Chief Operating Officer. But he couldn’t stay away long. His competitive spirit and strong belief in the energy sector soon brought him back to lead Cenovus Energy.

In this episode, Alex shares his views on family, on leading in tough times, and on the fight to protect Canada’s place in the global energy market.

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9. Marcelo Lu: President of BASF Canada
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Marcelo Lu is President of BASF Canada. He grew up in Brasil, has roots in China, was educated in the United States, and established his career in Europe and Asia.

Today he leads the Canadian operations of the world's largest chemical producer. He brings a truly international perspective to his role at BASF Canada, but as you'll hear, he has also developed a strong personal connection to this country. And he has some equally strong opinion about Canada's place and potential in the global economy.

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10. Don Lindsay, President and CEO of Teck Resources
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Don Lindsay is President and CEO of Teck Resources, Canada's largest diversified resource company, and a leading producer of copper, zinc, steelmaking coal, and energy.

Mining has traditionally been seen as a tough, gruff and hardnosed industry, but Don himself doesn’t fit any stereotype. In fact, his reputation as one of the most admired CEOs in Canada’s resource sector owes a lot to the care he consistently shows for his family, employees, country, and the global community.

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11. Nicole Verkindt, Founder of OMX
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Nicole Verkindt is the founder of OMX and Startup Canada’s 2017 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.

OMX is a tech startup that helps companies access procurement opportunities and measure their economic impact. Nicole grew up in a family-owned manufacturing business and learned the risks of entrepreneurial life first-hand. She ran her own manufacturing firm before launching OMX at the age of 27.

In this episode, Nicole shares the challenges of attracting top talent; her experience as a female founder; and why she believes technology has the potential to make us all more human.

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12. John Peller, Chairman and CEO, Andrew Peller Limited
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John Peller's grandfather founded the company now known as Andrew Peller Limited in 1961, starting with a modest Okanagan vineyard. Today, the company boasts 12 estate wineries, a range of value wine products, global icewine distribution and more. As leader of a family business thriving well into its third generation, John Peller has deftly navigated a changing industry, business, and family.

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13. Rola Dagher, President, Cisco Systems Canada
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Rola Dagher is President of Cisco Canada. Cisco’s Canadian operations are key revenue generators globally and produce some of the company’s greatest innovations. As you’ll hear, Rola overcame a difficult upbringing in war-torn Lebanon – something she credits with much of her tenacity and drive. She also shares the company’s initiatives around mental health and Canada’s North, as well as some valuable tips for aspiring leaders.

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14. Geoff Smith, President and CEO, EllisDon
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Geoff Smith is CEO of construction juggernaut EllisDon. The company’s projects include Rogers Center, The Art Gallery of Ontario, and countless other public and private facilities across the country. We discuss succession, disruption, politics, and how Geoff and his team brought the company back from the brink with an employee-driven, values-based strategy.

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15. The Honourable John Manley
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John Manley is Canada’s former Industry Minister, Finance Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister. John recently stepped down after nine years as head of the Business Council of Canada. As you’ll hear, John’s commitment to his family, career, and public service in both politics and business are truly remarkable.

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16. Trailer: Speaking of Business with Goldy Hyder
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Conversations with Canadian innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders. Join host Goldy Hyder, President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada, as he sits down with some of the most successful and fascinating people in Canadian business.

Follow us on Twitter, join our mailing list, or visit our website