Jack & Laura Deheer - The Dutch Beauty & the Beast
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by Shawn Hass and Dustin Leniuk
7M ago
Shawn gets the back story on Jack DeHeer’s time at The Lake Placid Olympic hockey tournament, as well as entertaining stories on how Jack’s wife, Laura, acted as his hard line agent.  This story goes much beyond the game of hockey, and shares how Jack and Laura ventured back to Canada to take over Jack’s second-generation family print business ..read more
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Disney’s Doug Lipp - Imagineering Your Company
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by Shawn Hass and Dustin Leniuk
1y ago
Shawn engages in a dynamic conversation with Doug Lipp the man responsible for running Disney University and launching Tokyo Disney.   Doug's wisdom from inside one of the most creative, customer centric companies of our era will provide valuable lessons for all entrpenuers ..read more
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Kevin Serfas - Don’t Be Afraid to Change
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by Shawn Hass and Dustin Leniuk
1y ago
We get the skinny on how Serfas Farms has evolved over the past three generations.  Kevin Serfas shares his thoughts on the future of farming and gives some background into the rationale for their newest project, a 40,000 head feedlot in Southern Alberta that opened earlier this year ..read more
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Joelle Faulkner - The Friendly Farming Financier
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by Shawn Hass and Dustin Leniuk
1y ago
Find out how entrepreneur Joelle Faulkner of Area One Farms is partnering with medium size farm operations to ramp up their growth.  See why her investors take an uncommonly patient and long term approach that gives her a unique edge in agriculture ..read more
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Edmonton Oilers Ken Hitchcock - Who You Are Matters More Than The Style You Play
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by Shawn Hass and Dustin Leniuk
1y ago
Ken Hitchcock, the third-winningest coach in NHL history shares his valuable experiences having coached the Dallas Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, St. Louis Blues, and most recently the Edmonton Oilers. Hitch shares lessons he learned from other sports including NFL football coach Andy Reid and Hall of Fame baseball manager Tony Larussa. In this episode, Ken reveals how you know when you have a winning team, what it takes to motivate the players, and one of his top coaching decisions he made the year Dallas won the Stanley Cup ..read more
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Keith Hitchcock - Breakfast With a Side of Loyalty
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by Shawn Hass and Dustin Leniuk
1y ago
In 1993, Keith moved his family to Lethbridge to start a new adventure; owning and operating the local Humpty’s Family Restaurant. Years later, Keith and his family are still providing customers with excellent food and exceptional service. Last March, COVID-19 forced them, like many businesses, to adapt. A shift in their marketing allowed them to continue playing an important role (while different) within the community. Join us as Keith shares how him and his family faced COVID-19 head-on and explore the factors that are helping them get through this turbulent past year. Key Highligh ..read more
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Dylan Davies - An Iron Clad Family Business Established in 1898
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by Shawn Hass and Dustin Leniuk
1y ago
As a fourth generation owner of Lethbridge Ironworks, Dylan Davies watched his grandfather, and then was mentored and able to work closely with his father and uncle as they transitioned leadership responsibility to him.  Dylan began his career at Lethbridge Ironworks very young, cutting the grass during the summer months and then gaining hands on experience by working part time within the foundry by age 14.   Today, Dylan has surrounded himself with a strong team and is honoured to work alongside such a loyal and hard working group of employees.  Join us as we explore the I ..read more
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Kim Moody - The Entrepreneurs Advocate
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by Shawn Hass and Dustin Leniuk
1y ago
Even when he began building his new business in the basement of his home, Kim Moody always dressed for success.  Kim doesn’t just stand out due to his sense of style. Today, with over 25 years of experience, Kim not only has a thriving business but is highly sought-out by clients. Chief Executive Officer of Moodys Tax and author of Making Life Less Taxing, Kim knows a thing or two about tax and estate planning, entrepreneurship and what it takes to survive the current economy.Join us as Kim shares the lessons he’s learned working with high-profile entrepreneurs (including pro-athlete ..read more
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Moulaye Niang - From No Shoes to the NCAA
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by Shawn Hass and Dustin Leniuk
1y ago
From South Africa, Moulaye knew what it looked like to have nothing. Loving soccer, he always felt that he would remain loyal to the sport, that is, until he was introduced to basketball. However, as he grew into a young teenager, he wasn’t able to purchase a pair of size 13 shoes in his town, let alone play professional basketball. That is, until he met Greg Winston.  Join us as Moulaye shares his journey of leaving South Africa, becoming an NCAA athlete, and leaving his career in basketball to begin working in finance.  Key Highlights in this Podcast Reveal of who introduced Moula ..read more
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Jeff Nielsen - Breaking the Mold Within the Feed Industry
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by Shawn Hass and Dustin Leniuk
1y ago
While Jeff and his partner were working as nutritional consultants, they noticed a very specific need that their customers had, which wasn’t being filled within the industry. After reading the book Blue Ocean Strategy, Jeff began to understand how the feed industry was locked into repeating the same process, rather than innovating - opening the opportunity to start a company More Than Just Feed in “open waters.”  Join us as Jeff shares how he took the leap from a safe career to an opportunity that would forever change the feed industry. Key Highlights in this Podcast The story behind Mor ..read more
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