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Are you an ambitious young entrepreneur? Do you consider yourself a role model and leader of tomorrow? If so, this is going to be the show for you. Leaders Of Tomorrow is a show dedicated young and ambitious entrepreneurs looking to forge their own path in this world. Each week, we will bring you an inspiring interview and share with you behind the scenes some of the values and beliefs of our 8-figure business; Student Works Management Program. From interviews with young millionaires and per ...
 
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On today’s show, we interview the incredible Kathleen Fitzpatrick who shares with us her distilled wisdom on resilience, employee satisfaction, and women in business. Growing up, Kathleen was busy with her studies and competitive swimming. And so, she never held a part time job till she came across Student Works. The opportunity to do something dif…
 
Ever wondered what the world of investment banking looks like? And about the pressures and challenges that bankers go through on a daily basis? On today’s show, we have with us Garth Friesen who shares with us distilled wisdom on resilience, investing vs. trading, and risk management. 19-year-old Garth got into Student Works just because “his frien…
 
In this day and age, is it even possible to launch greenfield projects that allow you to exploit the first-mover advantage? On today’s show, we interview the incredibly successful serial entrepreneur Josh Campbell who shares with us his wisdom on exploration, product differentiation, and taking the path less trodden. We start this show with Josh re…
 
On today’s show, we interview fourth-year commerce student Tycho Koren who shares with us distilled wisdom on scaling, overcoming challenges, and goal-setting. Before Student works, admittedly, Tycho suffered from massive ADHD and had trouble committing himself to a goal. After working odd jobs, he soon realized that he wanted much more from his ch…
 
On today’s show, we interview Josh Walker, Vice President, Hillcore Group who shares with us his distilled wisdom on work ethic, career strategy, and tips for rising up the corporate chain. We start this show with Josh recalling his life before Student Works. Always entrepreneurial-minded, Josh ended up running a number of small businesses. But he …
 
On today’s show, we interview Student Works alum, real estate investor (and coach), and one of our first window cleaning operators, Riley Oickle who shares with us his distilled wisdom on real estate investing, coaching, and success. Recently, till September 2020, as a Senior District Manager, Riley was responsible for coaching and mentoring other …
 
On today’s show, we interview District Manager at Student Works, Tyrus Reid who shares with us his wisdom on delegation, integrity, and mindset. Before joining Student Works, Tyrus remembers being extremely stressed about his education and career. He was particularly obsessed with getting into an Ivy League School. However, once he got into the pai…
 
On today’s show, we interview DM, Hugo Geoffroy who shares his wisdom on performance, coaching, and teamwork. Before the program, Hugo was admittedly “a cocky, confused guy who thought the world owed him something”. When Hugo came into the program, he already had some cold-calling experience under his belt. However, like most other interns, he was …
 
Wondering how you can leverage digital marketing and podcasting to grow and scale your business? On today’s show, we interview Jay Wong who shares with us his distilled wisdom on digital marketing, branding, and positioning. Jay is the founder and CEO of The Inner Changemaker and Podcast your Brand. Apart from various growth hacks, you will also le…
 
Can eighteen-year-olds successfully manage large businesses if they have a conducive environment and a supportive team to back them up? On today’s show, we interview veteran student operator, Taylor Nichols who shares his thoughts on leadership and delegation. You will learn how shedding your fears and stepping out of your comfort zone can catapult…
 
How can you charge premium pricing even when you are functioning in a commoditized market? On today’s show, we interview Adel Jawhary, Owner and CEO of Rydel Roofing who shares with us his distilled wisdom on pricing, sales, and growth. Adel and his team managed to rapidly scale up Rydel Roofing from 0 to $10 million in six years flat. But once the…
 
On today’s show, we interview student painter Olivier Grenon who shares his distilled wisdom on focus, mindset, and entrepreneurship. With $90,000 worth of painting orders already under his belt, Olivier is all set to hit the $200,000 revenue mark in 2021. While Olivier is experiencing incredible success today, back in 2019, he had little clarity a…
 
Ever wondered how successful entrepreneurs manage to ride out challenges and pivot again and again? On today’s show, we interview the incredible Bob Milling who shares with us his experience of working in the government, the power industry, and the hospitality industry. You will learn how to develop a far-sighted approach to make decisions that res…
 
How do some organizations manage to emerge stronger from a crisis? What is it that sets them apart and enables them to stand the test of time? Today’s show is a special one as we have Govindh Jayaraman, Head Coach and Team Lead of IMBA Medical, back on the show to share with us his distilled wisdom on tenacity, entrepreneurship, and navigating blac…
 
On today’s show, we interview the incredible Faraz Khan who shares his distilled wisdom on entrepreneurship, tenacity, and relationship building. Faraz’s single-minded focus has earned him the Rookie Operator of the Year award. So, how did Faraz manage to get a leg up on his extremely competitive and high-performing peers? And how did he manage to …
 
On today’s show, we interview social entrepreneur and founder of The Bargains Group, Kits For a Cause and Engage and Change, Jody Steinhauer who shares with us her thoughts on authenticity, integrity, and corporate social responsibility. Jody is a radical change-maker who is helping the homeless and needy through her various charity initiatives. Wh…
 
On today’s show, we interview Sam Symons, Expansion Manager, Lavanda who shares with us his distilled wisdom on the real estate market and specifically, short-term rentals. You will learn how institutional investors are slowly but surely waking up to the massive opportunities in the short-term rental space. Growing up in a small town of just 700 di…
 
On today’s show, we interview Deb Crowe who shares with us her distilled wisdom on leadership, failure, and success. Deb is a professional executive coach with a background in the medical rehabilitation industry. Back in 1987, Deb had to drop out of school to take care of her ailing father. Tragically, while her father passed away, this experience …
 
On today’s show, we interview Vice President of Development for Student Works West, Jordan Kipnes who shares with us his distilled wisdom on business, scaling, and coaching. Growing up, Jordan was always enterprising and had a big engine for work. However, he soon realized that working hourly jobs were not going to cut it. So, when he came across t…
 
How do top performers get the slight edge that catapults them miles ahead of the competition? On today’s show, we interview student painter, Hope DesRoche who shares with her distilled wisdom on excellence, confidence, and leadership. As of now, Hope has booked orders worth $500,000 and is on track to break the all-time record held by the incredibl…
 
On today’s show, we interview Steve Macdonald, owner of high-end custom-home-builder, Patty Mac Inc. who shares with us his wisdom on entrepreneurship, management, and perseverance. You will learn how Patty Mac has graduated from small, maintenance jobs to building million-dollar homes in a short span of time. Back in college, admittedly, Steve was…
 
On today’s show, we interview the founder of Ecsell Institute, Bill Eckstrom who shares with us his wisdom on coaching, reinvention, and growth. Growing up, Bill was admittedly behaviourally challenged. He hated structure and classroom teaching. And so, it was of little surprise when Bill was kicked out of school in 7th grade. Even at that young ag…
 
On today’s show, we interview Cory Bartrim, Vice President, Operations at Student Works who shares with us his distilled wisdom on collaboration, entrepreneurship, and organization. He also shares his biggest failures and some of the most important lessons that he has learned along the way. Born in a blue-collar family, Cory always had a big engine…
 
On today’s show, we interview executive coach, keynote speaker, and renowned author, Todd Palmer who shares with us his distilled wisdom on grit, entrepreneurship, and mentorship. Back in 1988, while Todd was still enrolled as an undergraduate the Eastern Michigan University, he took up a permanent teaching job at a community college. But just as t…
 
Ever wondered how successful entrepreneurs manage to pivot and survive massive economic downturns? On today’s show, Hugh Owen, CEO, MacRAE'S and Scott's Directories brings to us his distilled wisdom on persistence and continuous learning. Early on in his story, Hugh found himself lacking focus and just drifting through life. However, all this chang…
 
On today’s show, we interview American Canadian swimming coach and former Olympian, Byron MacDonald who shares with us the key attributes of world-class athletes. Byron won six international game medals for Canada from 1970 to 1975. He finishes sixth in the 100 m butterfly at the 1972 Olympics. In 1976, Byron started his coaching career with the Yo…
 
Ever wondered how successful real estate developers manage the different moving parts to ensure the successful fruition of large multi-million-dollar projects? On today’s show, we interview Craig Whitten, partner, Huntington Properties who shares with us his thoughts on core values, business strategy, and growth. Growing up, Craig was independent-m…
 
What is the one thing that can help businesses unlock massive value? On today’s show, we talk to leading M&A advisor, Michelle Tucker who shares some expert tips to help you get your dream exit. And you will also learn the SIX Mistakes that businesses make due to which they are unable to stand the test of time. Michelle has also co-authored The Exi…
 
Ever wondered how successful entrepreneurs and professionals manage to pivot in times of massive uncertainty? And how do they broaden their horizons and gain some enriching experiences while they are at it? On today’s show, we interview Michael Rudzki, Application Sales Manager, Oracle who shares his thoughts on entrepreneurship, grit, and persiste…
 
In the 252nd episode of the Keep Moving Forward Podcast I interview Gem Munro. To learn more about Gem, follow her on Instagram. To stay up to date on all things coming out of The KMF Collective, head on over to http://keepmovingforward.us/ and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you …
 
Wondering how to grow your business in a competitive and commoditized market? And how to add value and make yourself irresistible to your ideal clients? Back in 1980, Bill was working as a waiter at The Keg restaurant when he hit upon a “magic formula” to sell lobsters to restaurant customers. Using his formula, Bill managed to sell 1400 lobsters i…
 
Ever wondered how million-dollar deals are closed? What is the level of effort, diligence, and teamwork required for successful culmination? In today’s show, Chris interviews Christine Purvis, Senior Account Executive, SAP who shares her work experiences and some of the biggest lessons learned over the years. Back in high school, Christine was a bu…
 
What if you could get a peek into the billionaire mindset? And learn how to make decisions that multiply your growth and success? On today’s show, we interview Geoff Woods, co-founder, and partner, ProduKtive who shares with us his wisdom on entrepreneurship, core values, and mentorship. ProduKtive is a training company and community based on The O…
 
In today’s show, Chris interviews Ahsan Khan who shares his distilled wisdom on financial planning, mindset, and success. Ahsan is the VP and financial planner at BMO Nesbitt Burns. Ahsan lost his father when he was just 10. Fortunately for him, his courageous mother and his uncles mentored him in the right way to set him firmly on the path of succ…
 
In the 251st episode of the Keep Moving Forward Podcast I interview Rae Gutkowski. To learn more about Rae, follow her on Instagram. To stay up to date on all things coming out of The KMF Collective, head on over to http://keepmovingforward.us/ and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only …
 
In today’s show, Chris interviews Patrick Lalonde, VP, Student Works who talks about shedding the victim mindset and taking full and complete responsibility for your life. Unless you realize that no one but you is responsible for the consequences of your actions, you will never achieve the level of success that you are yearning for. When you fail, …
 
Ever wondered how top sales executives stay ahead of the curve? What is their “secret sauce” that catapults them miles ahead of the competition? In today’s show, we interview Michael Patterson, IBM Key Client Executive BD Bank who shares some expert tips for staying on the top of your sales game, and the importance of continuously reinventing yours…
 
In today’s show, Chris interviews Mike “C-Roc” Ciorrocco, CEO, People Building Inc. who shares with us his thoughts on leadership, culture, and unlimited success. Coming from a broken home, Mike’s childhood years were really tough. The emotional abuse took a toll on him, and Mike dropped out of college, and got hooked on drugs and partying. Fortuna…
 
In today’s show, Chris interviews Erin Roininen Butler, Director of Sales Strategy and Shopper Marketing, Weston Foods. Erin shares her life story, recalls her super-successful Student Works stint, and gives us a peek into her role at Weston Foods. Even before Student Works, Erin was always motivated to give her best. Be it academics or athletics, …
 
In the 250th episode of the Keep Moving Forward Podcast I interview Founder of Clar-e-ty Nutrition, Clare Burton. To learn more about Clare, follow her on Instagram. To stay up to date on all things coming out of The KMF Collective, head on over to http://keepmovingforward.us/ and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Always remember, you can beat the o…
 
How do you create exceptional brands that stand the test of time? In today’s show, Chris interviews Brian Scudamore, Founder and CEO of O2E Brands, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and Shack Shine. Brian shares his distilled wisdom on guerrilla marketing tactics, the importance of working with the right people, and reveals why you must be willin…
 
In today’s show, we interview, Rob Signoretti, Enterprise Account Executive at DataBricks who shares his story about how he built his successful career in the technology space. Raised in Ontario by a blue-collar family, Rob had a “boxed-in” mentality as he had little idea about the massive opportunities out there. He was content and laidback, and h…
 
In the 249th episode of the Keep Moving Forward Podcast I interview Founder of Tennis Lady, and former Collegiate Volleyball Player, Allie Svabik. To learn more about Allie, follow her on Instagram. To stay up to date on all things coming out of The KMF Collective, head on over to http://keepmovingforward.us/ and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Al…
 
What is the ONE thing that could help you realize your most audacious goals? If you want your life to get better and better, you can’t do it without integrity. But, what does integrity really mean? In the simplest terms, integrity means that you are honoring your word. However, in today’s show, Chris and Patrick share a more thoughtful and detailed…
 
In the 247th episode of the Keep Moving Forward Podcast I interview, VDC Engineer with Gilbane Building Company and Former Collegiate Water Polo Player, Grace Kennedy. To learn more about Grace, follow her on Instagram. To stay up to date on all things coming out of The KMF Collective, head on over to http://keepmovingforward.us/ and subscribe to m…
 
In the 246th episode of the Keep Moving Forward Podcast I interview President and COO of the Blanke Corporation and Former Professional Basketball Player, Kris Schwarz. To learn more about Kris, follow him on Instagram. To stay up to date on all things coming out of The KMF Collective, head on over to http://keepmovingforward.us/ and subscribe to m…
 
Looking forward to the holidays? Planning on taking things easy as an eventful 2020 draws to a close? While, it is natural to take things slow this time of the year, coming to a complete standstill is not really judicious. In today’s show, we reveal four simple but actionable tips to help you add value during your holidays. From re-training your mo…
 
In the 245th episode of the Keep Moving Forward podcast I interview Founder of TQN Training, Mitch Darnton. To learn more about Mitch, follow him on Instagram. To stay up to date on all things coming out of The KMF Collective, head on over to http://keepmovingforward.us/ and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Always remember, you can beat the odds an…
 
In today’s show, Chris reflects back on the incredible year that was 2020 and shares some of the BIGGEST lessons that the pandemic has taught him. When adversity strikes, most people go into panic mode and switch off completely. However, if you can keep your sanity in these trying times, double-down, and pivot, you can catapult yourself miles ahead…
 
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