LeaderImpact Podcast

LeaderImpact Podcast

Welcome to the LeaderImpact Podcast. We’re a community of leaders dedicated to optimizing our personal, professional, and spiritual lives to have an impact. This show is where we have a chance to listen and engage with leaders from around the world who are living this out. We love talking with leaders so if you have questions, comments, or suggestions to make this show even better, please let us know. Stay connected through our social media channels and by signing up for our newsletter at LeaderImpact.ca. Remember - impact starts with you!If you would like to check out a LeaderImpact group go to leaderimpact.ca/join/Show notes and transcripts can be found at leaderimpact.ca/podcast/

Episodes

June 19, 2024 51 mins

What happens when faith meets the high-stakes world of athletics? In this episode, we welcome Dave Klassen, National Director for Athletes in Action and chaplain for several major sports teams, who takes us on an inspiring journey of integrating faith with the competitive spirit of sports. Dave shares his experiences supporting athletes, coaches, and communities, recounting the evolution of post-game prayers that now focus on grati...

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Have you ever experienced a moment so profound that it redirected the course of your life? Darren Young, president of Power to Change, joins us with a riveting account of such a moment from his first chemistry class at Simon Fraser University. It's a tale of transformation, mentorship, and the integration of faith into every corner of one's life—a narrative that intertwines personal anecdotes with spiritual wisdom, offeri...

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Embark on a voyage of discovery with Sean Mooney, a beacon of leadership and tenacity hailing from Johannesburg's vibrant heart. Sean lays bare the tapestry of his life, weaving tales of perseverance through family tribulations, ascending corporate heights, and embracing the unpredictable world of entrepreneurship. As he recounts his story, we traverse the terrain of his ventures, from the bustling restaurant scene to the tran...

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When faced with the weight of a nation at war, where do hope and leadership find their footing? Join an intimate and powerful conversation with Andrew Denysov, CEO of TechVision, who sheds light on the enduring spirit of Ukrainians amidst the relentless challenges of conflict. Our discussion paints a poignant picture of families torn apart, the toll on children's education, and an economy fighting for breath. Yet, amidst the t...

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Embark on a transformative journey with me, Lisa Peters, as I sit down with the fascinating Shan Gastineau, whose life reads like a novel filled with twists of faith, ambition, and heartfelt redemption. From the pulpit to the pinnacle of commercial real estate, Shan's story of professional metamorphosis is nothing short of awe-inspiring. He generously shares the character qualities—courage, purpose, and creativity—that catalyz...

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Navigating the intricate dance of leadership and organizational success often feels like a high-wire act without a safety net. That's why we invited Duncan Reed, a former engineer turned leadership consultant, to share the insights he gained while transforming a startup into a thriving entity in the competitive world of electronic manufacturing services. In our candid conversation, Duncan reveals the pivotal moments and decisi...

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Embarking on a voyage through the highs and lows of leadership, we are joined by the exceptional Stephen Clements, whose storied career, from the family-founded National Sports to the echelons of the Forzani Group and Canadian Tire, offers a treasure of wisdom on personal and corporate growth. As he recounts the emotional complexities of selling his family's legacy and stepping into uncharted territories of leadership, Stephen...

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When life throws curveballs, how do we find strength in vulnerability? Jonathan Lewis, a man wearing many hats as president, author, and podcaster, joins us to discuss this very journey. His story, marked by the early loss of his father, showcases a remarkable transformation from grief to purpose-driven leadership. Jonathan shares his life, revealing how personal margins and vulnerability aren't just buzzwords but vital elemen...

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Embark on an inspiring journey with Brad Petersen, whose story of resilience and transformation unfolds with raw honesty. As he reflects on the highs of leading Canada's top toy company to the lows of bankruptcy, Brad doesn't shy away from sharing the tough lessons that paved his path to redemption. Witness the power of embracing failure as a stepping stone to success, and how Brad's newfound commitment to sustainabl...

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When Sukhi Alberga stepped out of her comfort zone and into the world of law, she not only found a new career but a faith that would deeply root her approach to leadership and life. Our latest episode features this exceptional lawyer, who intertwines her professional expertise with her spiritual foundation, showing us that it's never too late to pivot toward your calling. Sukhi opens up about her transformative journey from th...

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As a young athlete, chasing the dream of professional sports glory seems like the highest peak to conquer — but what happens after the cheering stops? Former NHL player Joe Dipenta joins us to share his journey far beyond the hockey arena, where grit, faith, and transformation play the starring roles. Joe's story is one of triumphs, pitfalls, and the relentless pursuit of personal growth. Join us on this compelling journey, wh...

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When life threw curveballs, our guest Dr. Rana Mustafa didn't just catch them—she crafted a new game. From the ruins of war-torn Syria to the thriving food innovation scene in Canada, Dr. Mustafa's journey is a masterclass in resilience and reinvention. She delves into how she transformed personal adversity into a catapult for success, refusing to let a dramatic shift in culture and profession dampen her spirit. Her refus...

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Picture the journey of a financial auditor evolving into a leader in the hedge funds, private equity, and corporate financial solutions realm. Osazele Ebinda walks us through her impressive career trajectory, fuelled by ambition, resilience, and her mother's unwavering belief in her abilities. In a world that's constantly on fast-forward, Osazele emphasizes the beauty of being present, mindful, and patient, especially in ...

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November 8, 2023 38 mins

We sit down with Darrel Janz as he shares about the excitement, challenges, and innovation during his 60 years in radio and television. Darrel’s infectious passion for current affairs and sports took him on an extraordinary career path, traveling all over Canada and earning a remarkable reputation in the broadcasting industry.

But Darrel’s story is not just about the glamour of the broadcasting world. It’s a testament to t...

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What's the most daring risk you've ever taken in your career? In this episode, we've got Andrea Currie,  telling us all about her brave leap into the startup world. She had more than two decades of geology under her belt, but zero management experience. Yet, she didn't shy away from the new opportunity, and that bold decision eventually led to a thrilling ride that reshaped her life. 

Andrea's wild...

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Did you ever wonder what the journey to becoming a successful leader looks like? Meet Leonard Herschen, a Vice President with GLJ Limited, who grew up on a rural farm in Alberta, experienced working internationally, and found his spiritual calling. Leonard takes us through his leadership journey, sharing how experiences from his shaped his career.

Throughout our conversation, Leonard unveils his three fundamental principle...

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What happens when life throws you an unexpected curveball?  Mary Ann Morales, a seasoned real estate agent, knows a thing or two about facing adversity. After surviving a near-death experience and dealing with her second child's severe diagnosis, her tenacity and resolve were only strengthened. This transformative chapter in her life spurred her to prioritize family over her budding career and led her to the world of real esta...

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What does it really mean to pursue nobility, and how can this pursuit shape our success?  Jason unpacks the essence of nobility, encapsulated by the principles of prosperity, community, creativity, and generosity. He also unveils critical insights from his new book, Beyond High Performance, about circumventing burnout while continuously pushing our boundaries.

Our conversation will take you through Jason's own transfo...

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Journey with us as we navigate the extraordinary life of Thanh Campbell. From his early life in Vietnam to his last-minute escape during the fall of Saigon, Thanh's tale is nothing short of captivating. He shares the ups and downs of his journey, including his humble start selling suits in a mall before rising to his current position as the Canadian director of Partners Worldwide Canada. He goes on to reveal the enlightening s...

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August 16, 2023 31 mins

Join us, as we navigate the captivating journey of Allen Bey, an accomplished engineer turned successful entrepreneur. Allen recalls his humble beginnings and illuminates to us how those valuable experiences contributed to the birth of his own enterprises. His thought-provoking insights into the world of entrepreneurship, where he says, "Everyone is your boss," will surely leave you fascinated.

He opens up about ...

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