Welcome to the CEO EDGE podcast! In this episode we talk with Conrad Sauvé.
Conrad Sauvé has been the President and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross since 2008. Under his leadership, the Canadian Red Cross has strengthened its capacity in emergency management and health programming and made significant contributions in the wake of multiple large-scale domestic and international emergencies. Mr. Sauvé has a proven track record of bringing together diverse partners in support of complex humanitarian challenges. He led the successful negotiation of a strategic partnership with the Government of Canada, and fostered innovative partnerships with health organizations, universities and other humanitarian actors.
The emergency management capacity of the Red Cross was recently showcased during the Canadian Red Cross’ largest domestic response in history – the Alberta fires. Through the power of technology and innovative digital platforms, the Red Cross was not only able to register evacuees online but made the largest and fastest cash transfer in the organization’s history. In addition to this response, Mr. Sauvé has overseen a strengthened Memorandum of Understanding with Public Safety Canada to ensure the Red Cross and all levels of government are prepared for future emergencies.
In partnership with the Government of Canada, Mr. Sauvé oversaw the development and launch of the only Red Cross field hospital in North America. Over the past six years, the field hospital has been deployed to Ecuador, the Philippines, Haiti, Nepal and parts of Africa in the wake of various emergencies and disasters. In addition, through a first of its kind Memoriam of Understanding with the British Columbia government, the hospital has the capacity to respond to a catastrophic event along the West Coast.
Following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Mr. Sauvé built partnerships with Canadian health experts from St. Justine Hospital to work alongside the Red Cross and the local community in rebuilding a hospital in Jacmel, Haiti. These efforts are part of a $35 million health program that is improving access to quality health services as well as building stronger communities through community-based health and first aid.
For the past twenty years, Mr. Sauvé has been involved in several health and social service committees, associations and executive boards. He holds a BSc from the Université du Québec à Montreal and is a graduate of McGill University’s International Masters in Health Leadership.
Welcome to the CEO Edge Podcast! In this episode we talk with Lori Joyce.
Lori Joyce is an innovative marketer and has over twenty years experience creating, managing and growing brands. Prior to establishing the Cupcakes brand, Lori Joyce completed a BSc Animal Biology Degree from UBC while working in retail sales and management. During the years of gathering work experience in various industries, it was obvious to Lori that she had the entrepreneurial instinct, and the passion for branding and customer engagement. In 2002, Lori co-founded Cupcakes with her best friend Heather White. Lori was responsible for developing the Cupcakes Franchise and growing it into a national 10-location chain. In 2010, Lori also became the co-executive producer and co-star in the Gemini-award winning reality TV show, The Cupcake Girls. The television show aired for three seasons and was broadcast in 95 countries.
Today, Lori Joyce is focused on building the Betterwith brand. The vision for Betterwith is to be the modern day standard for the transparent, honest, better food product brand. No compromise and all purpose, Betterwith will diversify beyond ice cream into a variety of food product categories where there is opportunity to do better.
For Lori, it really comes down to enjoying Betterwith Ice Cream with her 2 young boys, Maxi (6) and Lex (5). And it’s more than dessert for Lori. It’s about sitting around a table and listening and sharing and appreciating. As Lori always simply says ‘It all comes down to this.’
Welcome to the CEO EDGE Podcast! In this episode, Linda Oglov interviews Nancy MacKay about the exponential change journey of MacKay CEO Forums.
Nancy is the Founder & CEO of MacKay CEO Forums, with a vision to populate the world with better leaders. Contributing to the success of others is what gets Nancy out of bed in the morning and fuels the passion behind MacKay CEO Forums – the highest impact and least time intensive peer group for hundreds of results-oriented CEOs across Canada.
Passionate about accelerating CEO performance through peer learning, Nancy is a CEO coach, dynamic keynote speaker, and published author. Nancy focuses on strategy and culture, is the driving force behind the firm’s strategic partnerships and is a strong advocate of recognizing the incredible CEO talent we have in Canada through the BC CEO Awards and the Most Admired CEO Awards. Nancy is a National judge for the Deloitte Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program and she is a Vice-Chair on the Board of Governors of the Waterstone Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures Program.
Nancy founded MacKay CEO Forums in 2005, after seeing first hand the tremendous value of having CEOs come together to learn from each other, and to help each other deal with their toughest issues and challenges.
Nancy got her start as a University professor teaching in the business faculty of several universities, including Simon Fraser University, University of Waterloo and Lincoln University in New Zealand. She holds a B.Math and Masters degree in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo and a Ph.D. in Business from Canterbury University in New Zealand. Nancy co-authored “The Talent Advantage” by Wiley Publishing and she is the host of The CEO EDGE podcast series theceoedge.ca – 10min-20min interviews with CEOs and CEO Advisors on the topic of Exponential Change.
Nancy is a former member of the Business Laureates of BC Hall of Fame Gala Cabinet, and has held board positions on the SFU Board of Governors, Partnerships for a Drug Free Canada, and the YWCA. Nancy resides in North Vancouver, BC with her husband and business partner, Robert, and their two teenage kids.
Welcome the CEO EDGE podcast. In this episode, we talk with Brady Wilson, Co-Founder of Juice Inc, Thought Leader & Author.
Brady Wilson is, undisputedly, the embodiment of focused energy. As co-founder of Juice Inc., Brady’s vision is to create a world where businesses pulsate with creative energy.
For 20 years, he has inspired countless companies including American Express, BMO, BMO Harris, Loblaw, PHH, The Co-operators, Yum! Brands Canada and some of the world’s largest Fortune 500 companies, to find the courage to: consider the possibilities beyond traditional human resources strategies; unlock the latent physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy within their organizations; and harness employees’ potential to get them to the point of “A.B.C.D.” (going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty).
Brady is the author of four books dedicated to improving employee performance and business results: Juice: The Power of Conversation, Love at Work, Finding the Sticking Point and his most recent book Beyond Engagement.
An animated and intensely pragmatic keynote speaker, Brady shares practical tools and the know-how to help business leaders step into life’s grittiest tensions: creating an audience experience that moves concepts from theory to application.
Brady’s passion for energy compels keynote audiences to not only get involved in the presentation, but carry their excitement away with them, inspired to create a sustained approach to positive change—and better business results.
Welcome to the CEO EDGE podcast! In this episode we talk with Dalton McGuinty, former Ontario Premier and MacKay CEO Forums member.
Dalton McGuinty, a lawyer, served as Premier of Ontario, Canada from 2003 to 2013. During that time, he led the Ontario Liberal Party to three successive election victories. Mr. McGuinty's government established education, health care, the environment and the economy as its priorities achieving real gains in each area.
Student test scores rose by 17%. Health care wait times went from Canada's longest to the shortest. Ontario closed its coal plants in the single largest greenhouse gas reduction initiative in North America. And, to make Ontario more competitive, the McGuinty government cut the marginal effective tax rate on new business investment in half and adopted a value-added tax.
Since leaving politics, Mr. McGuinty has actively pursued the study and teaching of leadership and is a champion of the strong foundational principles that today's leaders need to anchor them in the face of relentless change. Mr. McGuinty served as a Fellow at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and he is currently a Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto School of Public Policy and Governance. He is on the Board of Directors of Innergex Renewable Energy Inc., Pomerleau Inc., and Electrovaya Inc. He serves as Special Advisor to the CEO of D2L Corporation and also sits on the Board of Directors of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.