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Broken Heart Love Affair - Dream It and Do It
What do the Travelling Wilburys, a band that included founders George Harrison, and Jeff Lynne, and Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison have to do with Canadian advertising? Everything if you compare five legends, all leaders in their field, coming together to form a supergroup and proving that magic can happen when you leave your ego at the front door. The same holds true for what happened last year when five of the most renowned and respected individuals in advertising, Beverley Hammond, Denise Rossetto, Todd Mackie, Jay Chaney and Carlos Morenolept off the top rungs of their field to form a new agency Broken Heart Love Affair. Their dream was to renew their love for advertising and to share that love with all who consume it. The business challenge was that this was also the early days of the pandemic, and working remotely and in isolation, not an ideal time to launch a collaborative agency and to see if five leaders could work together. As part of my #smallbusinessmatters series, I interviewed them, and today, on their first-year anniversary I had a chance to chat with them again. They will also join me this weekend for my #ChatterthatMatter radio show. These five embody how dreaming can becoming doing, regardless of the relentless nightmares of this virus. They are also five of the most wonderful human beings I have had the honour to interview and their insights on how to create and collaborate should be studied in every class and boardroom. Happy Anniversary BHLA.
I chat with Vicki Saunders, Founder of SheEO
Vicki is a powerful force in the universe and the creation of our new economy. SheEO is rewriting the rules of entrepreneurship, capitalism, and collective intelligence. The essence of SheEO is radical generosity, and Vicki does an exceptional job explaining why this is the heart of her organization and hopefully our planet going forward. A little about her organization: SheEO is a radically redesigned ecosystem that supports, finances, and celebrates female innovators. Launched in 2015 in Canada, this visionary model is emerging as a leading global innovation that is totally unique. Rather than trying to fit women into the existing models and systems and level the playing field, we are creating an entirely new field. SheEO pushes the reset button on how to support women on their own terms. We focus on bringing out the best of women by being radically generous to one another. It’s an entirely new values set designed with a feminist lens. Vicki Saunders, CEO of SheEO LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/vsaunders/ Website - https://sheeo.world
I chat with anthropologist Wade Davis about his Rolling Stone article -The Unravelling of America.
I read an incredible article in Rolling Stones, written by cultural anthropologist Wade Davis. The title was The Unraveling of America. Anthropologist Wade Davis on how COVID-19 signals the end of the American era. This is part one of a two-part interview laddering up to what does America's demise means for Canada. Wade Davis is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. Named by the NGS as one of the Explorers for the Millennium, he has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” You will learn a lot from Part one of my chat with this very brilliant man.
I chat with John Stackhouse
John Stackhouse is an accomplished author, the former Editor-in-Chief of the Globe and Mail, Canada's National Newspaper. Today, John is the Senior VP of RBC, one of the world's most respected banks. John provides the Leadership Team and Board with key insights on all that matters to the bank. In this interview, John makes several compelling points on the role Canada can play in the new economy.
I chat with Fashion Forward Jeanne Beker
Jeanne Beker has the 'it' factor. She has been at the epicentre of global fashion as the world-renowned host of Fashion Television, as a creator and driver of her own brands, a star on the Shopping. Channel, and hundreds of other points of reference in between. In this wonderful and revealing interview, Jeanne shares where it all began, the values her parents instilled in her, and why never - 'ever' enters her vocabulary.
I chat with the very smart and insightful Wade Davis - Part Two
Wade Davis is a brilliant anthropologist who draws on the past and the present to have us think about our future. He wrote an article titled The Unraveling of America. How COVID-19 signals the end of the American era. In Part Two we discuss what does all means for Canada. An inspirational chat about possibilities.
STOP MANAGING - START LEADING. Angela Donnelly
Angela Donnelly is the Founder of corethentic, an innovative consultancy focused on transforming workplaces to environments of autonomy, excellence and accountability. In 2020 I featured Angela. as one of six experts in a video series designed to help Small Business Owners, in a podcast, she was a guest on my radio show, and invited/recommended her to be part of a number of conferences, where she earned top marks. Angela is a big thinker and doer, as you see and hear in this video. She is also a remarkable entrepreneur. When COVID shut down face-to-face training, Angela launched Power Sprints - remote learning experiences-videos, text, tools and templates) that transform leadership effectiveness.
I chat with Mairead Lavery, the brilliant, and passionate CEO of Export Development Canada.
Mairead Lavery is the type of person we want to represent and lead the building of Canadian businesses abroad. Mairead is passionate, value-driven, and relentless in her belief that Canadian products and services should populate the world. In this video we chat about why trade is vital to Canada, and what any size business can do to expand beyond our borders. Chatter that Matters is presented by RBC