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Are you an ambitious young entrepreneur? Do you consider yourself a role model and leader of tomorrow? If so, this is going to be the show for you. Leaders Of Tomorrow is a show dedicated young and ambitious entrepreneurs looking to forge their own path in this world. Each week, we will bring you an inspiring interview and share with you behind the scenes some of the values and beliefs of our 8-figure business; Student Works Management Program. From interviews with young millionaires and per ...
 
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In today's episode of Leaders of Tomorrow, Chris chats with Matt Young, a Queen's University graduate and rookie operator who sold over $350,000 in 2020 and who is returning this year again as an operator in the Muskoka area. You'll learn how. prior to joining the program, Matt was just a "lost university student" looking to do more with his time. …
 
You never know who you'll meet at a wedding. A couple of weekends ago your host, Chris Thompson attended a wedding of two former Student Works business coaches, Andrew Solomon and Audrey Chainey While there, he had a fantastic conversation with an ambitious young leader - a conversation that has led to her being this week's guest! In today's episod…
 
It's well known that great businesses often grow out of underserved industries or sectors with little competition. The barbecue cleaning business was one such area, as today's guest discovered. In today's episode of Leaders of Tomorrow, Chris chats with Michael Sutton, a young entrepreneur that saw an opportunity when his parents had a poor (and ex…
 
Today's episode of Leaders of Tomorrow is a very special one. We're featuring a talk Chris did at Wilfrid Laurier University for the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. His fascinating and wide-ranging talk covers important topics such as: Understanding the "defining decade," the decade after graduates leave school and begin their path to success. Creating …
 
On today’s show, we interview John Warrillow, Founderof The Value Builder System™ who shares with us some entrepreneurial wisdom so that you can learn from the mistakes of your peers and make strategic moves that truly take you forward. John always had the entrepreneurial streak within him, and so he left Queens University early so that he could pu…
 
On today’s show, we interview Louis Sabourin who shares with us his distilled wisdom on commitment, empathy, and building a dream team. Growing up, Louis was extremely shy. But at the same time, he was eager to evolve and work on his personality. So, when he came across Student Works, he was quick to realize that this was the solution that he was l…
 
On today’s show, we interview Michael Morse who shares with us his thoughts on perseverance, financial freedom, and cultivating lifelong professional relationships. Growing up, Michael was always keen to do things on his own. So, naturally, he was excited when the Student Works opportunity came along. In this segment of the show, Michael shares how…
 
Today’s short but inspirational show is about the power of asking the right questions. Student Works Painting is all set to recruit 300 operators in the coming season. And so, with the team massively growing in size, leadership and management have become more important than ever. On today’s show, Chris shares the seven questions that we, at Student…
 
On today’s show we interview our incredible intern Broder Currie who has set the goal of running a half-a-million-year dollar business in his second year. Growing up, Broder was passionate and always interested in learning new things. So, when the Student Works opportunity came along, he was quick to sign up. However, admittedly, he did find the wh…
 
On today’s show, we interview Eric Janssen, faculty, Ivey Business School at Western University who shares with us his distilled wisdom on the art of selling, the power of story-telling, and tips for achieving a good work-life balance. After graduating from the Ivey School of Business, Eric continued as a lecturer with the same school for three yea…
 
Is your ego preventing you from working to your full potential? On today’s show, we talk with Angela Lister who shares with us her thoughts on shedding your ego, continuous learning, and the importance of surrounding yourself with great mentors. In her first year as a student painter, admittedly, Angela was working with a chip on her shoulder. Whil…
 
On today’s show, we interview Ed Buset of New City Contracting who shares with us how he transitioned from being a student painter to running a $40 million construction business. Born to first-generation immigrants, Ed shares that he was born in a typical, hard-working Italian family. So, he grew up working odd jobs and quickly understanding the va…
 
On today’s show, Chris shares how you can make smart career decisions that truly catapult you ahead. You will learn the importance of making smart and insightful decisions as you step into professional life. If you are not thinking about your choices, you will end up working in the wrong field – which will eventually lead to frustration and poor or…
 
What are some key attributes that will catapult you ahead of the competition? On today’s show, we interview Matthew Eidinger who shares with us his thoughts on time management, goal-setting, and venturing outside your comfort zone. Matthew was initially attracted to the Student Works internship because he saw it as an opportunity to develop several…
 
On today’s show, we interview Bill Maginas who shares with us his distilled wisdom on leveraging knowledge, branding, and finding success in the corporate world. We start this show with Bill recalling his life before Student Works. Born to Greek immigrants, Bill was always entrepreneurial and had a big engine for work. And this was why he was insta…
 
On today’s show, we interview student painter-manager, Maddie Quirk who shares her distilled wisdom on shedding your ego, working with integrity, and why motivation is an overrated concept. Before joining Student Works, Maddie was frustrated with the management and desperately looking for an alternative. This is when she came across Student Works. …
 
On today’s show, we have Oliver and Simon, co-founders, Construction Jackapole who share with us their distilled wisdom on entrepreneurship, the many advantages of a business partnership, and how to balance growth and profitability. Oliver and Simon’s Montreal-based construction business clocked revenues of $3 MM last year. After kick starting oper…
 
On today’s show, we interview the incredible Kathleen Fitzpatrick who shares with us her distilled wisdom on resilience, employee satisfaction, and women in business. Growing up, Kathleen was busy with her studies and competitive swimming. And so, she never held a part time job till she came across Student Works. The opportunity to do something dif…
 
Ever wondered what the world of investment banking looks like? And about the pressures and challenges that bankers go through on a daily basis? On today’s show, we have with us Garth Friesen who shares with us distilled wisdom on resilience, investing vs. trading, and risk management. 19-year-old Garth got into Student Works just because “his frien…
 
In this day and age, is it even possible to launch greenfield projects that allow you to exploit the first-mover advantage? On today’s show, we interview the incredibly successful serial entrepreneur Josh Campbell who shares with us his wisdom on exploration, product differentiation, and taking the path less trodden. We start this show with Josh re…
 
On today’s show, we interview fourth-year commerce student Tycho Koren who shares with us distilled wisdom on scaling, overcoming challenges, and goal-setting. Before Student works, admittedly, Tycho suffered from massive ADHD and had trouble committing himself to a goal. After working odd jobs, he soon realized that he wanted much more from his ch…
 
On today’s show, we interview Josh Walker, Vice President, Hillcore Group who shares with us his distilled wisdom on work ethic, career strategy, and tips for rising up the corporate chain. We start this show with Josh recalling his life before Student Works. Always entrepreneurial-minded, Josh ended up running a number of small businesses. But he …
 
On today’s show, we interview Student Works alum, real estate investor (and coach), and one of our first window cleaning operators, Riley Oickle who shares with us his distilled wisdom on real estate investing, coaching, and success. Recently, till September 2020, as a Senior District Manager, Riley was responsible for coaching and mentoring other …
 
On today’s show, we interview District Manager at Student Works, Tyrus Reid who shares with us his wisdom on delegation, integrity, and mindset. Before joining Student Works, Tyrus remembers being extremely stressed about his education and career. He was particularly obsessed with getting into an Ivy League School. However, once he got into the pai…
 
On today’s show, we interview DM, Hugo Geoffroy who shares his wisdom on performance, coaching, and teamwork. Before the program, Hugo was admittedly “a cocky, confused guy who thought the world owed him something”. When Hugo came into the program, he already had some cold-calling experience under his belt. However, like most other interns, he was …
 
Wondering how you can leverage digital marketing and podcasting to grow and scale your business? On today’s show, we interview Jay Wong who shares with us his distilled wisdom on digital marketing, branding, and positioning. Jay is the founder and CEO of The Inner Changemaker and Podcast your Brand. Apart from various growth hacks, you will also le…
 
Can eighteen-year-olds successfully manage large businesses if they have a conducive environment and a supportive team to back them up? On today’s show, we interview veteran student operator, Taylor Nichols who shares his thoughts on leadership and delegation. You will learn how shedding your fears and stepping out of your comfort zone can catapult…
 
How can you charge premium pricing even when you are functioning in a commoditized market? On today’s show, we interview Adel Jawhary, Owner and CEO of Rydel Roofing who shares with us his distilled wisdom on pricing, sales, and growth. Adel and his team managed to rapidly scale up Rydel Roofing from 0 to $10 million in six years flat. But once the…
 
On today’s show, we interview student painter Olivier Grenon who shares his distilled wisdom on focus, mindset, and entrepreneurship. With $90,000 worth of painting orders already under his belt, Olivier is all set to hit the $200,000 revenue mark in 2021. While Olivier is experiencing incredible success today, back in 2019, he had little clarity a…
 
Ever wondered how successful entrepreneurs manage to ride out challenges and pivot again and again? On today’s show, we interview the incredible Bob Milling who shares with us his experience of working in the government, the power industry, and the hospitality industry. You will learn how to develop a far-sighted approach to make decisions that res…
 
How do some organizations manage to emerge stronger from a crisis? What is it that sets them apart and enables them to stand the test of time? Today’s show is a special one as we have Govindh Jayaraman, Head Coach and Team Lead of IMBA Medical, back on the show to share with us his distilled wisdom on tenacity, entrepreneurship, and navigating blac…
 
On today’s show, we interview the incredible Faraz Khan who shares his distilled wisdom on entrepreneurship, tenacity, and relationship building. Faraz’s single-minded focus has earned him the Rookie Operator of the Year award. So, how did Faraz manage to get a leg up on his extremely competitive and high-performing peers? And how did he manage to …
 
On today’s show, we interview social entrepreneur and founder of The Bargains Group, Kits For a Cause and Engage and Change, Jody Steinhauer who shares with us her thoughts on authenticity, integrity, and corporate social responsibility. Jody is a radical change-maker who is helping the homeless and needy through her various charity initiatives. Wh…
 
On today’s show, we interview Sam Symons, Expansion Manager, Lavanda who shares with us his distilled wisdom on the real estate market and specifically, short-term rentals. You will learn how institutional investors are slowly but surely waking up to the massive opportunities in the short-term rental space. Growing up in a small town of just 700 di…
 
On today’s show, we interview Deb Crowe who shares with us her distilled wisdom on leadership, failure, and success. Deb is a professional executive coach with a background in the medical rehabilitation industry. Back in 1987, Deb had to drop out of school to take care of her ailing father. Tragically, while her father passed away, this experience …
 
On today’s show, we interview Vice President of Development for Student Works West, Jordan Kipnes who shares with us his distilled wisdom on business, scaling, and coaching. Growing up, Jordan was always enterprising and had a big engine for work. However, he soon realized that working hourly jobs were not going to cut it. So, when he came across t…
 
How do top performers get the slight edge that catapults them miles ahead of the competition? On today’s show, we interview student painter, Hope DesRoche who shares with her distilled wisdom on excellence, confidence, and leadership. As of now, Hope has booked orders worth $500,000 and is on track to break the all-time record held by the incredibl…
 
On today’s show, we interview Steve Macdonald, owner of high-end custom-home-builder, Patty Mac Inc. who shares with us his wisdom on entrepreneurship, management, and perseverance. You will learn how Patty Mac has graduated from small, maintenance jobs to building million-dollar homes in a short span of time. Back in college, admittedly, Steve was…
 
On today’s show, we interview the founder of Ecsell Institute, Bill Eckstrom who shares with us his wisdom on coaching, reinvention, and growth. Growing up, Bill was admittedly behaviourally challenged. He hated structure and classroom teaching. And so, it was of little surprise when Bill was kicked out of school in 7th grade. Even at that young ag…
 
On today’s show, we interview Cory Bartrim, Vice President, Operations at Student Works who shares with us his distilled wisdom on collaboration, entrepreneurship, and organization. He also shares his biggest failures and some of the most important lessons that he has learned along the way. Born in a blue-collar family, Cory always had a big engine…
 
On today’s show, we interview executive coach, keynote speaker, and renowned author, Todd Palmer who shares with us his distilled wisdom on grit, entrepreneurship, and mentorship. Back in 1988, while Todd was still enrolled as an undergraduate the Eastern Michigan University, he took up a permanent teaching job at a community college. But just as t…
 
Ever wondered how successful entrepreneurs manage to pivot and survive massive economic downturns? On today’s show, Hugh Owen, CEO, MacRAE'S and Scott's Directories brings to us his distilled wisdom on persistence and continuous learning. Early on in his story, Hugh found himself lacking focus and just drifting through life. However, all this chang…
 
On today’s show, we interview American Canadian swimming coach and former Olympian, Byron MacDonald who shares with us the key attributes of world-class athletes. Byron won six international game medals for Canada from 1970 to 1975. He finishes sixth in the 100 m butterfly at the 1972 Olympics. In 1976, Byron started his coaching career with the Yo…
 
Ever wondered how successful real estate developers manage the different moving parts to ensure the successful fruition of large multi-million-dollar projects? On today’s show, we interview Craig Whitten, partner, Huntington Properties who shares with us his thoughts on core values, business strategy, and growth. Growing up, Craig was independent-m…
 
What is the one thing that can help businesses unlock massive value? On today’s show, we talk to leading M&A advisor, Michelle Tucker who shares some expert tips to help you get your dream exit. And you will also learn the SIX Mistakes that businesses make due to which they are unable to stand the test of time. Michelle has also co-authored The Exi…
 
Ever wondered how successful entrepreneurs and professionals manage to pivot in times of massive uncertainty? And how do they broaden their horizons and gain some enriching experiences while they are at it? On today’s show, we interview Michael Rudzki, Application Sales Manager, Oracle who shares his thoughts on entrepreneurship, grit, and persiste…
 
Wondering how to grow your business in a competitive and commoditized market? And how to add value and make yourself irresistible to your ideal clients? Back in 1980, Bill was working as a waiter at The Keg restaurant when he hit upon a “magic formula” to sell lobsters to restaurant customers. Using his formula, Bill managed to sell 1400 lobsters i…
 
Ever wondered how million-dollar deals are closed? What is the level of effort, diligence, and teamwork required for successful culmination? In today’s show, Chris interviews Christine Purvis, Senior Account Executive, SAP who shares her work experiences and some of the biggest lessons learned over the years. Back in high school, Christine was a bu…
 
What if you could get a peek into the billionaire mindset? And learn how to make decisions that multiply your growth and success? On today’s show, we interview Geoff Woods, co-founder, and partner, ProduKtive who shares with us his wisdom on entrepreneurship, core values, and mentorship. ProduKtive is a training company and community based on The O…
 
In today’s show, Chris interviews Ahsan Khan who shares his distilled wisdom on financial planning, mindset, and success. Ahsan is the VP and financial planner at BMO Nesbitt Burns. Ahsan lost his father when he was just 10. Fortunately for him, his courageous mother and his uncles mentored him in the right way to set him firmly on the path of succ…
 
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