Episodes

50: Perdita Felicien: Clearing Hurdles and Discovering Your Strength

July 9, 2021

Olympian, world champion, broadcaster and author of ‘My Mother's Daughter’ Perdita Felicien speaks with humour and insight on her lessons growing up under difficult conditions but with a mother’s love and compassion which ta…

49: David Adams Richards: Courage, Frailty, and Winning the Internal Battles

July 2, 2021

Prolific author and Canadian Senator David Adams Richards has explored courage, integrity, morality, and human nature throughout his life. In this fascinating, inspiring, and emotional conversation, the esteemed and highly d…

48: Dr. Samantha Nutt: Leading with Curiosity

June 25, 2021

Could war be solved in our lifetime? Human rights activist, author, and War Child Canada founder Dr. Samantha Nutt believes we have the power, the resources, and the capacity to make peace possible. In this inspiring and sti…

47: Hassan Al Kontar: Owning Your Destiny

June 18, 2021

Hassan Al Kontar was living in Dubai when civil war broke out in his home country of Syria. Unwilling to fight his own people and unable to stay in the United Arab Emirates, he eventually found himself trapped in a Malaysian…

46: Aydin Mirzaee: Irrationally Optimistic

June 11, 2021

How many times do you have to show up at-bat before you get lucky? NYC-born serial entrepreneur and founder of Fellow.app Aydin Mirzaee believes the secret to success is irrational optimism, and that great managers are made,…

45: John Ruffolo: Fighting for Life and What Matters

June 4, 2021

When accomplished investor John Ruffolo was struck by a transport truck while cycling in September 2020, emergency officials feared he wouldn't survive. In the months since then, he has applied his strength and determination…

44: Passion, Storytelling, and Doing the Right Thing

May 28, 2021

Author, Order of Canada recipient and Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips shares the lessons he's learned from a lifetime of storytelling and engaging audiences. Phillips has turned his fascination with we…

43: Darrell Fox: Building a Legacy One Step at a Time

May 21, 2021

In the summer of 1980, Darrell Fox left high school early to join his big brother Terry in New Brunswick for the Marathon of Hope. And since then, for more than four decades, he has been following in Terry’s footsteps in the…

42: Henry Burris: On Heart, Hustle, and Finding a Way to Win

May 14, 2021

Football hall of famer, three-time Grey Cup winner, broadcaster, and now assistant coach for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League, Henry Burris leads teams to championships through discipline, devotion, and a po…

41: Andre Picard

May 7, 2021

Canada's most-respected health care journalist and author André Picard has become an indelible voice in Canada's fight against COVID-19. In this episode, he discusses how the research behind his new book Neglected No More: T…

40: Chris Jones: On Storytelling, Luck and Opportunity

April 30, 2021

Chris Jones has reached the highest levels of storytelling. His work for Esquire magazine generated widespread attention and won him numerous awards. More recently, Jones has been screenwriting for the Netflix series Away, w…

39: Dr. Greg Wells: Ceaseless Improvement

April 23, 2021

Performance physiologist, medical researcher, athlete, and author Dr. Greg Wells shares a long list of highly useful takeaways about sleep, nutrition, fitness, managing stress, happiness, and reaching your full potential. Af…

38: Janice Dean: Weathering Any Storm

April 16, 2021

With talent, determination, and an unabiding belief in herself, Janice Dean jumped from working in radio in Ottawa to a high-profile broadcasting career on national television in the U.S. She shares the lessons she has learn…

37: Celina Caesar-Chavannes: Relentless Authenticity

April 9, 2021

Grenada-born entrepreneur and Canadian politician Celina Caesar-Chavannes, author of Can You Hear Me Now? , shares the story of sending out 732 resumes and receiving no job offers, launching her own business, and eventually …

36: Adam Miron: Confidently Putting in the Work

April 2, 2021

Adam Miron, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of HEXO Corporation, a Canadian medical cannabis producer with a market value of $5 billion, is not afraid to work hard. Miron talks about confidence as a key ingredient to succ…

35: Ron Deibert: Reclaiming the Internet

March 25, 2021

Ron Deibert, author of Reset and director of the Citizen's Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, explains how the Internet has become an albatross, why social media is an existential threat, and what we can do about it. …

34: Jillian Horton: The Path to Overcoming Burnout

March 19, 2021

Dr. Jillian Horton, author of We Are All Perfectly Fine , shares powerful lessons about mindfulness, her replenishing outlook on life, how she's let go of the delusion of control, made peace with loss, accepted her circumsta…

33: Emily Urquhart: Fearlessly Cultivating your Creativity

March 12, 2021

What is the nature of creativity? Is it at risk as we age? How do we cultivate our creative purpose? The author of the Age of Creativity, Emily Urquhart shares her unique perspective as the daughter of esteemed artist Tony U…

32: Dave Smart: Leadership is Listening, not Lecturing

March 5, 2021

Under Dave Smart, the Carleton Ravens won 14 national basketball championships in 17 years. The extraordinarily successful coach talks about motivation and leadership and the tools he's learned on and off the court: listenin…

31: Mark Henick: Struggling Can Be Your Strength

Feb. 26, 2021

The author of So-Called Normal shares the powerful lessons of his heartwrenching but inspiring journey from a near suicide to becoming a mental health advocate and influential speaker, with a TEDx talk viewed over 6 million …

30: Neil Pasricha: Living With Intention

Feb. 19, 2021

The New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome and You Are Awesome goes deep on his darkest moments and how he turned his pain into a new career path, failure and success, the shortness of life, saying no, doin…

29: Amber Mac: Going Beyond Your Boundaries

Feb. 12, 2021

Podcaster, blogger, and tech expert Amber Mac, the president of Amber Mac Media, shares many lessons and stories including how she practices gratitude, why you should let go of your blueprint, how to keep things lean and pro…

28: Rabbi Reuven Bulka: Living a Life of Gratitude and Kindness

Feb. 5, 2021

Editor, writer, radio host, author of 40 books and former co-president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Rabbi Reuven Bulka, explains why conflict rarely leads to resolution; how he works together with leaders of all faiths; …

27: Lisa Bentley: Turning Adversity into Success

Jan. 29, 2021

11-time Ironman champion and bestselling author Lisa Bentley shares her extraordinary story of overcoming Cystic Fibrosis to become one of Canada's greatest athletes, how she turned CF into her superpower, why a champion isn…