Episodes

26: Jennifer Robson: Slow Burning Courage

Jan. 22, 2021

Best-selling historical fiction author of six books including The Gown and the just-released Our Darkest Night , Jennifer Robson talks candidly about her decision to become a writer, luck and Downton Abbey , the doubt she fa…

25: Joe Clark: Defining the Elements of Leadership

Jan. 15, 2021

Joe Clark, the former Prime Minister of Canada, discusses his route from the Prairies to the Charlottetown Accord and how heroes like Jackie Robinson and Nelson Mandela helped him discover the leadership, principles, and bra…

24: Lisa Raitt: Finding a Path Through Pain

Jan. 8, 2021

In a raw, candid conversation, former cabinet minister Lisa Raitt, shares powerful lessons and stories about discovering her real mother in Cape Breton, becoming a leader in business and politics, and life with her husband, …

23: Peter Mansbridge: Taking Advantage of Luck

Jan. 5, 2021

The legendary television anchor opens up about the role luck played in his illustrious career, dropping out of high school, losing his parents, interviewing Brian Wilson and Barack Obama, working hard, breaking ground at the…

22: Jock Climie: Achieving Maximum Potential

Dec. 22, 2020

Former football star and TV Analyst Jock Climie, a lawyer who also makes music and never hesitates to share his strong views, opens up about being adopted by white parents and growing up the only black child in an all-white …

21: Tom Jackson: Collaborate, Don't Negotiate

Dec. 18, 2020

The legendary Canadian actor, singer, and philanthropist from One Arrow Reserve, Saskatchewan recounts lessons learned from living on the streets and playing in pool halls, and the applicable lessons of wonder, generosity, t…

20: Arlene Dickinson: Reinventing Yourself

Dec. 15, 2020

Arlene Dickinson, self-made millionaire and star of the Dragon's Den, opens up about her turning point at the Calgary flood, in which she had to reinvent her business, and herself; why her parents sold her mother's ring to b…

19: Alexander Shelley: Leading Your Orchestra

Dec. 11, 2020

Music Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Alexander Shelley, talks about connecting with his 2-year-old during lockdown, locating his passion, how "commitment" leads to fulfillment, balance, eliciting inspiration…

18: David Segal: Creating Something From Nothing

Dec. 8, 2020

The founder of Mad Radish and DAVIDsTEA, which Segal built from a single store in Toronto to a $200-million publicly-traded emporium, dishes on his first businesses—including an Ottawa Citizen paper route—the difference betw…

17: Bruce Linton: Leading With Confidence

Dec. 4, 2020

The founder of Canopy Growth talks about leadership, why you have to put all your eggs in one basket (the key is not falling), the good decision which cost him $100-million, "causing work", negotiating with Snoop Dogg, and h…

16: Mark Kingwell: Understanding Risk

Dec. 1, 2020

Prolific writer and author and University of Toronto professor Mark Kingwell talks about why we are so bad at understanding risk, luck and the birthright lottery, learning how to die, how to create meaning in our everyday li…

15: Ron MacLean: Let Your Guest Be The Star

Nov. 27, 2020

The legendary, intellectually curious and sharp-witted anchor of Hockey Night in Canada gets candid about restraint, ambition, forgiveness, and marriage, mentally editing on the fly, why expectations will kill you, ceding th…

14: Ray Zahab: Create Your Own Version of the Extraordinary

Nov. 24, 2020

Iconic Canadian explorer Ray Zahab on his pivot to setting himself free, the value of commitment, a near-death experience that opened his eyes, and why preparation, whether starting a new business or running an ultra-maratho…

13: David Chilton: Investing in Yourself

Nov. 21, 2020

Storyteller extraordinaire David Chilton shares business and personal advice in entertaining parables about the talented pickpockets of France, how to get to acceptance, why he has a really small house, liquidity, testing, h…

12: Tessa Virtue: Practicing Success and Failure

Nov. 17, 2020

The most decorated figure skater in Olympic history on rising to the moment, overcoming defeat, doubt and toxic environments, how she was able to turn her talent into her dream job, and why she's living her best life now—eve…

11: Harley Finkelstein: Make No Small Plans

Nov. 13, 2020

The president of Shopify, the largest public company in Canada, offers up his lessons on how to scale, the importance of self-awareness, what he learned from his grandparents, who escaped the Holocaust to come to Montreal, a…

10: Séan McCann: You're Stronger Than You Think You Are

Nov. 6, 2020

Singer-songwriter Séan McCann shares the lessons of his brave and powerful journey from childhood abuse to Great Big Sea and substance abuse to sobriety and forgiveness. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9: Timothy Caulfield: The War Against Misinformation

Oct. 30, 2020

Professor, author and TV host Timothy Caulfield talks about getting snarky with celebrity pseudoscience, why we're attracted to unproven health solutions, the battle between evidence and anecdotes, seeking out opposing views…

8: Tara Slone: Jumping In, Avoiding Regret, and Being a Social Justice Warrior

Oct. 23, 2020

Sports broadcaster and musician Tara Slone talks about navigating the many twists and turns in her career, how she overcame anxiety, jumping in, her meditation practice, Buddhism, gentleness, kindness, her incredibly smart g…

7: Elizabeth Manley: Rebuilding Yourself, Reinvention, and the Art of Starting Again

Oct. 16, 2020

Olympic silver medal winner Elizabeth Manley talks candidly about leadership, impossible choices, achieving her dreams and then finding her true calling; her "medal in life," overcoming Olympic-sized obstacles, and finding t…

6: Tracy Moore: Finding Your Voice and Using it Kindly

Oct. 9, 2020

Daytime TV host Tracy Moore talks about the challenges of advocating for herself, being a leader in conversations about race, how she reclaimed her voice, teaching her children about survival, and why we have to move from em…

5: Tom Green: The Risk of Not Trying

Sept. 27, 2020

Groundbreaking comedian Tom Green talks about the huge risk of not trying, absorbing setbacks, mitigating pressure, expanding your range, the lessons from his cancer treatment and his life in quarantine, and why he's taking …

4: Bernadette Clement: Leadership through Listening and Consensus

Sept. 27, 2020

Bernadette Clement, the first Black woman to be mayor of an Ontario city, talks about finding the confidence to be first, why listening is good leadership, seeking consensus as power, harnessing your identity for strength, a…

3: Daniel Dale: Seizing Opportunity and Finding Your Niche

Sept. 27, 2020

CNN's Daniel Dale talks about developing your niche, how to avoid doing what other people expect, seizing opportunity, the lessons from covering Rob Ford and Donald Trump, harnessing the power of Twitter, the future of truth…