Reboot Forward

Reboot Forward

A platform to discuss the process of change - transition, transformation, reinvention, and of course, rebooting ourselves moving forward! The focus is on individuals who have unique stories and perspectives to tell around change and their journey through to those new beginnings and directions. Hosted by Executive Coach Barry Forward.... Show More

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March 4, 2021 28 min

Award-winning marketer and leader turned entrepreneur, Wendy Wiesman, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ready. Set. Pivot.  Most recently, Wendy was the VP of Marketing & Customer Experience at a medical device startup organization. Prior to that, she served as the marketing leader for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBSMN) for six years, where she transformed the marketing organization from one that operated and thought...

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Rnold Smith is a speaker, consultant, writer who specializes in behaviour change in relationships. He is president and chief Visionary of Connection Apps Inc. which has a mission to help people develop the habits that lead to happiness, life satisfaction and human connection. 

Rnold's basic premise is that if people can eliminate some of the unconscious behaviours that lead to relationship conflict and friction and build the hab...

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February 11, 2021 36 min

Feedback.   Leadership Coach Dagmar Meachem joins me for a Courage Confab discussion on Feedback.  We look at creating a culture where feedback is welcomed, encouraged and trusted.  How to give good balanced feedback and strategies to incorporate feedback as a leader.

Randall Stutman founder and co-head of the Leadership Practice  the Admired Leadership Institute states that Balanced Feedback requires a person to give both positive ...

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December 17, 2020 43 min

Accountabilty.  What does it mean to be accountable?  To ourselves, to our teams, to our company and organization.  Today Leadership Coach Dagmar Meachem joins me for what we have dubbed The Courage Confab for a discussion on Accountability.  Dagmar and I take a deep dive into what it takes to hold ourselves accountable, hold others accountable and create a space where accountability lives in our work, our lives and in all the acti...

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December 3, 2020 31 min

Barrie Street.  "I am 84 and feel 48. I’m blessed to have a passion for fitness, which I would love to spread in my blog Over50andFit.ca.  I would also be delighted to reach folks who are less than 50. The message I am trying to impart is that ANYONE of ANY AGE can be fit and it is NEVER too late to start. I believe - indeed I know - that fitness can be inextricably woven into our fabric."

Teaching has been one of my major p...

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Michael Puldy is the CEO of Puldy Resiliency Partners, and has built a 30-year career dealing with disasters, crisis’, and crazy adventures. He recently launched his own podcast series – Risk Stories – where Michael and his guests discuss how people confront risk, and have successfully, and sometimes not so successfully, navigated the never-ending and challenging maze of chance.

In his business life, Michael has helped hundreds of c...

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Shaneel Pathak, CEO, Cofounder - ZoeInsights 

Shaneel cofounded ZoeInsights with the goal of empowering people with the resources, knowledge and tools they need to mobilize their own personalized health data, to connect meaningfully with the wisdom of the global health community, and to spend less time on health care and more time living their best possible lives. 

Shaneel'spassion came from the challenges his late-wife experienc...

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ALEX THOLL Partner, Business Development & Design DiveDesign, Boonton, New Jersey

A few years prior to DiveDesign, Alex could be found flipping cars, motorcycles, gokarts you name it, he was trying to sell it. Alex found his passion alongside design in sales and elevated his skills through a design position in California. There, he met and assisted clients through the design process, learning the in’s and out’s of the trade.

Dive...

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Many independent consultants and coaches are searching for ways to sell their services to a global clientele.  Xhoni Mimillari has managed to break through the clutter and work successfully with leadership consultants around the world, all from the beachside community of San Remo, Italy.  And he does it in English, not only his first language Italian or in French, which he also speaks. 

Xhoni has a go-for-it, "why not" atti...

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David Morley is the President and CEO of UNICEF Canada, a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to helping children around the world survive, thrive and reach their full potential.

David is a passionate voice for the world’s most vulnerable citizens, who has dedicated his career to improving the lives of children and communities in Canada and around the world.

Under David’s leadership, UNICEF Canada has played a key role in dri...

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Today on the podcast we’re fortunate to have award winning speaker and writer Michael Puldy.  Michael takes us on his journey through a extremely tragic event that occurred in his life in 2009 to where he is today.  He’s the Author…two books…working on a third….which he has given the working title… renaissance of resiliency…Until just recently Michael was Director of Global Business Continuity at IBM and has focused the majority of...

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Esther Hephzibah - Self-described human connection catalyst, Esther has a relentless passion to connect leaders of organizations with transformative and sustainable solutions that brings continued progressive value to their bottom-line. Esther thrives on motivating and energizing people around a strategic mission and purpose.

A Solution-driven leader with 12+ years’ broad-based experience in a Fortune 500 company and highly tra...

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On today's podcast we discuss the state of Leadership Development around the globe.  Jeremy believes that the leadership development industry has focused too much on the individual leader and take a look at the data that shows high performing teams & companies are driven more by a strong identities rather than great leaders. 

Jeremy Holt is an Occupational Psychologist with 24 years’ experience as a consultant, a coach, and ...

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After decades as a top commissioner of scripted content at Canadian broadcasters, Tara Ellis has set up her own production company shingle. Her first production, Hey Lady! – a short-form digital series directed by Adriana Maggs and Sarah Polley – premiered at the 2020 Sundance Festival, and is streaming exclusively on CBC Gem. Select shows she backed as a programmer and commissioner of content include the series Slings & Arrows...

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What does it take to mount a job search in 2020.  We've had just about everything thrown at us this year.  Nicole Dunbar is a certified Life Coach, a Career and Business Coach, and the Founder of Congruency International. In this podcast, Nicole discusses proven strategies to successfully land a new job, despite all that is going on. 

Nicole discusses:

  • Personal Branding - how important it is - even in the midst of a pandemic..
  • Car...
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    My guest on this episode of the Reboot Forward Podcast is professional storyteller Faun Finley. 

    Faun discusses:

  • What makes a great story
  • Joseph Campbell and the Hero's Journey: The Call to Adventure, Refusing the Call, The Ordeal, and the Return with the Elixir. 
  • Personal Branding & Branding Your Business
  • Faun came to storytelling honestly honing her craft in the cynical world of west coast advertising where she worked with so...

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    August 13, 2020 33 min

    Matthew Gould positively impacts revenue and performance metrics with companies through collaborating with leaders and focussing energy and resources on SWN (so what now). He spent 24 years leading sales teams in the fast paced and ever-changing telecom industry and has spent the last 7 years co-creating customized leadership academies with businesses across North America and working as a professionally certified coach. 

    He is the P...

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    Matthew Rosenfield is an HR Leader and social entrepreneur recognized for establishing deep client relationships based on trust, business insight, and HR expertise. Matthew has held a variety of HR roles at IBM working from his home office in Amherst, New Hampshire.  Whether he's working professionally, coaching soccer, or focused on his family - he views himself as a community builder.  Along those lines, Matthew's "la...

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    On this episode we dive into the career transformation of winemaker Costa Gavaris.  Costa is co-owner and winemaker at Rigour & Whimsy Wines and happily resides with his family in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Until a few years ago, Costa was firmly ensconced in a career in health care - health data collection to be precise.  Unhappy, he made the difficult choice to follow his passion. That passion turned out to be w...

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    Niloufer Afzal is the CEO of G2G Impact Group and a Business Transformation Coach. She leverages her knowledge and experience in Strategic Planning, Marketing and People Development at Fortune 500 companies in North America, Europe and Asia to help businesses plan, perform, collaborate and lead in a disruptive world. She started G2G Impact Group with a vision of helping businesses achieve industry leading top and bottom-line growth...

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