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Episode: 86
  Apr 29, 2022   01:10:12

Scott Patles-Richardson: Invest in Kindness

Growing up in Pabineau First Nation in northern New Brunswick, Scott Patles-Richardson had a close, loving family, but he was a shy child, and struggled with his mixed heritage. With a Mi’gmaq father and a mother of European ancestry, Scott was a target of prejudice from all sides, and he worked hard to be invisible....

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Episode: 85
  Apr 22, 2022   01:05:30

Eliza Reid: We Are All Role Models

Eliza Reid could never have imagined that she would end up living in Iceland, let alone become the first lady of the country. While studying at Oxford, she met her future husband, and they went on to live a pretty normal existence. Then, in the space of just a couple of months, her husband became...

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Episode: 84
  Apr 15, 2022   01:31:13

Naheed Nenshi: Selfless Sacrifice

Naheed Nenshi refuses to be a bystander. The former Mayor of Calgary, and the first Muslim mayor of a major city in North America, the self-described “nerdy, schlumpy professor” captured the hearts and minds of the voters in what’s widely considered to be the most conservative province in Canada. After eleven years in office, he...

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Episode: 83
  Apr 08, 2022   01:31:58

Allen Lau: Each Chapter is a Bigger Surprise

Imagine moving to a new country at 19 years old and going right into university, without being fully fluent in the language. That’s what Allen Lau did when his family moved to Canada from Hong Kong. He not only thrived in school, he went on to launch a company, Wattpad, that has millions of users...

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Episode: 82
  Apr 01, 2022   01:18:11

Cameron Passmore: Luck and the Long Game

Cameron Passmore takes a very different approach from a lot of other people in the investment world. He doesn’t promise to pick winning stocks or outperform the market, and he doesn’t claim to have some special knowledge or intuition. In fact, as far as he’s concerned, you shouldn’t believe anyone who tells you they can...

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Episode: 81
  Mar 25, 2022   01:13:01

Sheldon Kennedy: Fight for Yourself, Fight for Others

Twenty-five years ago, Sheldon Kennedy was playing at the highest level of hockey in the world, living the dream of millions of Canadian boys. But he was facing an impossible decision: whether to go public with his story of sexual abuse by his junior hockey coach. Sheldon shared his traumatic experience and it changed his...

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Episode: 80
  Mar 18, 2022   01:15:17

Julie Adam: How to Be Imperfectly Kind

Julie Adam didn’t set out to be a high-ranking media executive. In fact, her early experience with leaders turned her off to the idea of being a boss. But she eventually learned that becoming a leader didn’t mean she had to abandon her goal of being a good person. Now, with thousands of people in...

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Episode: 79
  Mar 11, 2022   01:15:50

Clara Hughes: Walking the Healing Path

You might think that becoming an Olympic champion would automatically lead to joy and happiness. But for Clara Hughes, the only person in the world to have won multiple medals in both the winter and summer games, the Olympic dream was much more complicated than you would think. In this episode of Digging Deep, Clara...

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Episode: 78
  Mar 04, 2022   01:22:32

Erica Ehm: The Art of Reinvention

Many people remember Erica Ehm as a pioneering television host. But she’s so much more than that. She’s a serial entrepreneur, a passionate storyteller, an award-winning songwriter, and the driving force behind a not-for-profit organization that’s finding new ways to empower youth. Erica has made a career out of reinventing herself as the world around...

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Episode: 77
  Feb 25, 2022   01:06:49

Joanne Liu: Everyone Needs a Bandaid

Dr. Joanne Liu has a fascinating life story. She is currently a pediatric emergency medicine physician, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Montreal, and Professor of Clinical Medicine at McGill University. She is also the former International President of Medicins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders. In this episode of Digging Deep, Dr....

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Episode: 76
  Feb 18, 2022   01:26:38

Brent Butt: A Stubbed Toe is Worse than a Punch in the Face

There are likely very few people from Tisdale, Saskatchewan who have thrown out the first pitch at Wrigley Field or performed for Queen Elizabeth. Brent Butt has done both. In this episode of The Digging Deep Podcast, the writer, actor, and performer best known for his hit TV show Corner Gas talks about growing up...

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Episode: 75
  Feb 11, 2022   01:01:16

Ginny Sutcliffe: The Questions that Lead to Love

In this special Valentine’s Day episode of Digging Deep, Mark is sitting down to talk with his wife, Ginny Sutcliffe. Ginny is Chief of Staff to the President at Canada School of Public Service, and is a mother, who with Mark has three children. Mark and Ginny start off with some rapid-fire questions, like any other...

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Episode: 84
  Feb 09, 2022   00:45:04

Digging Deeper: Champions and Challenges

The most decorated figure skater in Olympic history, world champion athletes and all-star Olympians dig deep as Mark revisits these record-breaking highlights. This special bonus episode of Digging Deep features gold-medalist Tessa Virtue, world champion Perdita Felicien, three-time national champion Elizabeth Manley, and Evan Dunfee’s refusal, and then redemption in his quest for a spot...

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Episode: 74
  Feb 04, 2022   01:12:50

Marie Henein: Resilience and Self-Confidence

If you have followed any of her high-profile cases, you know a little bit about Marie Henein, the prominent criminal lawyer. But there’s probably a lot you don’t know. In this episode of Digging Deep, Marie shares her fascinating life story, including her experiences as an immigrant and her special relationship with her uncle. We talk about...

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Episode: 73
  Jan 28, 2022   01:14:25

Michael Ignatieff: We Are Not Alone

Writer, historian, academic, and former politician Michael Ignatieff joins Digging Deep for a wide-ranging conversation on one of the most poignant and enduring aspects of human life: how we cope with loss. Drawing on his new book, On Consolation, Ignatieff shares how he lost both his father and mother within just a few years of each other,...

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Episode: 72
  Jan 21, 2022   01:14:13

Matt Holland: Always Bet on Yourself

Not every entrepreneur begins their career in the world of espionage, but that’s where Matt Holland, the co-founder and CEO of Field Effect, got his start. Since then, he’s taken his frustration with the state of cybersecurity and turned it into a successful business. In this episode of The Digging Deep Podcast, Matt tells the...

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Episode: 71
  Jan 14, 2022   01:16:12

Brian Clark: Don't Ask Unanswerable Questions

On September 11, 2001, in the south tower of the World Trade Center, only 18 people at or above the point of impact survived. Brian Clark was one of those 18 people. More than 20 years later, Brian joins the Digging Deep Podcast to talk about how that day has shaped his life. He describes...

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Episode: 70
  Jan 07, 2022   01:19:15

Jean Chrétien: Hard Work, Determination, and Luck

Former Canadian prime minister Jean Chrétien made a career out of being underestimated. In this episode of the Digging Deep Podcast, Chrétien talks about how he became successful, why he was so competitive, and what principles he brought to leadership. He also talks about growing up as the 18th of 19 children, meeting the love...

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Episode: 82
  Dec 31, 2021   01:30:41

Digging Deeper : A Look Back at the Top Takeaways

Writer, journalist, and expert parallel parker Chris Jones joins Mark to look back on some of the most impactful moments from the show so far. Mark and Chris reflect on the top takeaways from Murray Sinclair, Janice Dean, Ron Maclean and more in this year end special. From all of us at Digging Deep, Happy...

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Episode: 69
  Dec 24, 2021   01:26:48

Paul Myers: The Importance of Taking Chances

Author and podcaster Paul Myers wanted to be a rock star, not a journalist and storyteller. But his career has taken him to some amazing places. He’s written books about Long John Baldry, Todd Rundgren, the Barenaked Ladies, and The Kids in the Hall. He’s interviewed Elton John, and spent time in Alcatraz with Stevie...

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Episode: 68
  Dec 17, 2021   01:24:02

Amanda Jette Knox: Change Happens; Get Ready For It

Only a few years ago, Amanda Jetté Knox was living a relatively quiet existence with the love of her life and their three children. An email from her middle child changed all that. And then, only a year later, a conversation with her spouse in a Walmart parking lot brought about even more change. Now,...

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Episode: 67
  Dec 10, 2021   01:17:29

Jay Van Bavel: You Are the Company You Keep

Jay Van Bavel is not your average Manhattanite professor, and this is not your average conversation. Jay explains how group identity shapes our minds and our behaviours – giving us common goals, but in some cases, driving deep divisions. He describes how being part of a group can make us better and healthier — but...

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Episode: 65
  Nov 26, 2021   01:06:06

Kate Bowler: Everything Doesn't Happen for a Reason

At 35 years of age, Kate Bowler was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, and was told she had a very small chance of surviving. She has outlived her prognosis, and now takes on mortality with wisdom, thoughtfulness, and humour. In this episode of the Digging Deep podcast, Kate shares how we can find meaning without...

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Episode: 64
  Nov 17, 2021   01:11:48

Rick Hansen: The Power of Hope and Mindfulness

Thirty-five years ago, Rick Hansen wheeled his way around the world, covering 40,000 kilometres through 34 countries. The Man in Motion continues to inspire people every day with his outlook on life, his optimism, and his gratitude. In this episode of the Digging Deep podcast, Rick tells us how that optimism helped him move forward...

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Episode: 63
  Nov 12, 2021   01:14:10

Vincenzo Guzzo: The Memories Don't Come from the Finish Line

You may know Vincenzo Guzzo best as “Mr. Sunshine” on Dragon’s Den but he has his hand in a lot of different projects. In this episode of the Digging Deep Podcast, Vincenzo shares his thoughts on giving things up in the name of success, the upside of failure, and why sometimes, you just have to...

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Episode: 62
  Nov 05, 2021   01:28:49

Michael Landsberg: Finding Your Place in the World

In 2009, television host Michael Landsberg made a last-minute decision to share his story about struggling with mental illness. It launched him on a path that would redefine his life and his work. In this candid and inspiring episode of the Digging Deep podcast, Michael opens up about his childhood, his career path, and how...

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Episode: 61
  Oct 29, 2021   01:06:06

Michael Bungay Stanier: Deeply Defeated by Ever-Greater Things

How can you do great work instead of good work, say yes and no to the right things, and choose the impact you have on the world? Michael Bungay Stanier, bestselling author of The Coaching Habit and founder of Box of Crayons, shares his wisdom and expertise. He talks about how you don’t need to...

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Episode: 60
  Oct 22, 2021   01:11:14

Bob Miller: Getting to the Start Line

Veteran multi-sport athlete Bob Miller from the World’s Toughest Race shares the story of how he left a career on Bay Street to travel the world, and compete in some of the most beautiful — and difficult — terrain. He explains how the lessons he’s learned from adventure racing carry over in many aspects of...

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Episode: 59
  Oct 15, 2021   01:03:44

Dr. Jen Gunter: Pushing Through Walls; Damn the Consequences

She is known as Twitter’s resident gynecologist. She’s a best-selling author and New York Times columnist. She is a fearless fighter of myths and misconceptions about women’s health and the people who spread false information on social media. In this episode of Digging Deep, Dr. Jen Gunter candidly shares her personal story, including her difficult...

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Episode: 58
  Oct 08, 2021   01:08:45

Sasha Suda: Sheer Will, Curiosity, and Enthusiasm

The director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada describes stepping into her first role as a CEO — taking over the leadership of a historic, national institution that had been through a lot of public controversy and internal turmoil — a year before a global pandemic hits. Despite the challenges she faced, Sasha...

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Episode: 57
  Sep 24, 2021   01:05:40

The Honourable Murray Sinclair: It Could Have Been Different

Former Senator, First Nations lawyer and chancellor of Queens University, the Honourable Murray Sinclair talks about a box of encyclopedias that changed the course of his life, the profound effect of losing his brother to murder, and why some of us are looking at reconciliation the wrong way. From the roots of systemic racism to...

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Episode: 56
  Sep 17, 2021   01:16:24

Natan Obed: Celebrate Diverse Thought

The president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Natan Obed tells the story of a childhood torn between two countries and two cultures, and the struggles he has faced as someone of mixed race. He shares the story of how his parents met in a residential school, his thoughts on reconciliation and racism, and describes how a...

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Episode: 55
  Sep 10, 2021   01:15:36

Senator Vern White: Look Around the Corner

Senator and former police chief Vern White describes how his childhood in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where his father worked in the coal mine, taught him the importance of community, compassion, and fairness. He tells the story of a ride-along when he was a young bartender that showed him policing isn’t just about putting the...

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Episode: 54
  Sep 03, 2021   01:03:15

Kevin Newman: Leading with Kindness and Authenticity

Award-winning broadcaster Kevin Newman joins Mark and shares lessons from decades in the news business, including as host of Good Morning America, and discusses his new documentary about 20 years of disruption since the September 11 terrorist attacks. He talks about the hard truths that arose when he co-authored a book with his son, and...

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Episode: 53
  Aug 27, 2021   01:17:07

Andrew Potter: I Think Elon Musk Will Die on Mars

Philosopher, author, and former newspaper editor Andrew Potter shares his predictions for the future of Western society (it’s not great) and his thoughts on what could happen to Elon Musk. He explains why the decline of society isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and offers up some hope for the future of humanity. Potter shares perspectives...

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Episode: 52
  Aug 19, 2021   01:19:02

Evan Dunfee: Dream It. Think It. Live It.

Evan Dunfee walks us through his step-by-step journey from premature birth to being a sore loser to creating an iconic moment of Olympic sportsmanship. He shares why missing out on the podium in Rio taught him he doesn’t need medals to be successful, and how five years later, he finally earned the bronze medal in...

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Episode: 50
  Jul 09, 2021   01:12:28

Perdita Felicien: Clearing Hurdles and Discovering Your Strength

Olympian, world champion, broadcaster and author of ‘My Mother’s Daughter’ Perdita Felicien speaks with humour and insight on her lessons growing up under difficult conditions but with a mother’s love and compassion which taught her what it truly means to win. In this candid and animated conversation, Felicien shares insights on turning failures into learning...

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Episode: 49
  Jul 02, 2021   01:14:35

David Adams Richards: Courage, Frailty, and Winning the Internal Battles

Prolific author and Canadian Senator David Adams Richards has explored courage, integrity, morality, and human nature throughout his life. In this fascinating, inspiring, and emotional conversation, the esteemed and highly decorated storyteller shares memories of his remarkable grandmother fiercely fighting for her theatre, his unwavering relationship with his wife, and his call to the Senate....

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Episode: 48
  Jun 25, 2021   01:18:47

Dr. Samantha Nutt: Leading with Curiosity

Could war be solved in our lifetime? Human rights activist, author, and War Child Canada founder Dr. Samantha Nutt believes we have the power, the resources, and the capacity to make peace possible. In this inspiring and stimulating conversation, Dr. Nutt shares heart-wrenching stories from her time in war-torn countries and how she built a different...

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Episode: 47
  Jun 18, 2021   01:15:08

Hassan Al Kontar: Owning Your Destiny

Hassan Al Kontar was living in Dubai when civil war broke out in his home country of Syria. Unwilling to fight his own people and unable to stay in the United Arab Emirates, he eventually found himself trapped in a Malaysian airport, where he stayed for more than seven months. He survived on the kindness...

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Episode: 46
  Jun 11, 2021   01:16:46

Aydin Mirzaee: Irrationally Optimistic

How many times do you have to show up at-bat before you get lucky? NYC-born serial entrepreneur and founder of Fellow.app Aydin Mirzaee believes the secret to success is irrational optimism, and that great managers are made, not born. In this conversation, Mirzaee speaks about his profound business relationships and what makes them unique, why...

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Episode: 45
  Jun 04, 2021   01:26:02

John Ruffolo: Fighting for Life and What Matters

When accomplished investor John Ruffolo was struck by a transport truck while cycling in September 2020, emergency officials feared he wouldn’t survive. In the months since then, he has applied his strength and determination to not only his physical recovery, but his plans to launch Maverix Public Equity, which he calls the pinnacle of his...

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Episode: 44
  May 28, 2021   01:13:17

David Phillips: Passion, Storytelling, and Doing the Right Thing

Author, Order of Canada recipient and Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips shares the lessons he’s learned from a lifetime of storytelling and engaging audiences. Phillips has turned his fascination with weather history and trivia, his infectious enthusiasm, and his communications expertise into a platform for promoting and practicing environmental sustainability. In this engaging conversation, he...

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Episode: 43
  May 21, 2021   01:08:59

Darrell Fox: Building a Legacy One Step at a Time

In the summer of 1980, Darrell Fox left high school early to join his big brother Terry in New Brunswick for the Marathon of Hope. And since then, for more than four decades, he has been following in Terry’s footsteps in the fight against cancer. In an intimate, emotional conversation, Darrell relives that pivotal time on...

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Episode: 42
  May 14, 2021   01:24:06

Henry Burris: On Heart, Hustle, and Finding a Way to Win

Football hall of famer, three-time Grey Cup winner, broadcaster, and now assistant coach for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League, Henry Burris leads teams to championships through discipline, devotion, and a positive attitude. In this conversation, he talks about overcoming early setbacks in his career, proving people wrong, determining your own outcome, being...

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Episode: 41
  May 07, 2021   01:08:44

André Picard: Taking Care of Our Future Selves

Canada’s most-respected health care journalist and author André Picard has become an indelible voice in Canada’s fight against COVID-19. In this episode, he discusses how the research behind his new book Neglected No More: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada’s Elders in the Wake of a Pandemic drove him to action, and shares insights on developing a humanist approach to aging...

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Episode: 40
  Apr 30, 2021   01:19:34

Chris Jones: On Storytelling, Luck and Opportunity

Chris Jones has reached the highest levels of storytelling. His work for Esquire magazine generated widespread attention and won him numerous awards. More recently, Jones has been screenwriting for the Netflix series Away, which was based on one of his articles. It’s a surprising outcome for someone who never intended to be a writer and...

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Episode: 39
  Apr 23, 2021   01:16:15

Dr. Greg Wells: Leaning Into Constant Improvement

Performance physiologist, medical researcher, athlete, and author Dr. Greg Wells shares a long list of highly useful takeaways about sleep, nutrition, fitness, managing stress, happiness, and reaching your full potential. After breaking his neck bodysurfing at age 15, Wells has devoted his life to studying human performance. He talks about why action precedes motivation, his...

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Episode: 38
  Apr 16, 2021   01:24:51

Janice Dean: Weathering Any Storm

With talent, determination, and an unabiding belief in herself, Janice Dean jumped from working in radio in Ottawa to a high-profile broadcasting career on national television in the U.S. She shares the lessons she has learned from being harassed by powerful men in broadcasting, being diagnosed with MS in 2005, and becoming a bestselling author. She...

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Episode: 37
  Apr 09, 2021   01:22:59

Celina Caesar-Chavannes: Relentless Authenticity

Grenada-born entrepreneur and Canadian politician Celina Caesar-Chavannes, author of Can You Hear Me Now?, shares the story of sending out 732 resumes and receiving no job offers, launching her own business, and eventually running for Parliament. She shares lessons on growing up surrounded by fear, learning from “Ms. Take”, overcoming shame associated with miscarriages and depression,...

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Episode: 36
  Apr 02, 2021   01:16:46

Adam Miron: Confidently Putting in the Work

Adam Miron, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of HEXO Corporation, a Canadian medical cannabis producer with a market value of $5 billion, is not afraid to work hard. Miron talks about confidence as a key ingredient to success, how taking chances defines entrepreneurship, going public with his company, putting on a brave face, and why it...

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Episode: 35
  Mar 25, 2021   01:16:22

Ron Deibert: Reclaiming the Internet

Ron Deibert, author of Reset and director of the Citizen’s Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, explains how the Internet has become an albatross, why social media is an existential threat, and what we can do about it. He shares his fears of being detained in China, and how he ended up on...

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Episode: 34
  Mar 19, 2021   01:33:37

Jillian Horton: The Path to Overcoming Burnout

Dr. Jillian Horton, author of We Are All Perfectly Fine, shares powerful lessons about mindfulness, her replenishing outlook on life, how she’s let go of the delusion of control, made peace with loss, accepted her circumstances (while bettering them), and learned – at last – how to accept feeling good. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy...

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Episode: 33
  Mar 12, 2021   01:10:38

Emily Urquhart: Fearlessly Cultivating your Creativity

What is the nature of creativity? Is it at risk as we age? How do we cultivate our creative purpose? The author of the Age of Creativity, Emily Urquhart shares her unique perspective as the daughter of esteemed artist Tony Urquhart and novelist Jane Urquhart, and the many lessons she learned in a journey through...

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Episode: 32
  Mar 05, 2021   01:23:50

Dave Smart: Leadership is Listening, not Lecturing

Under Dave Smart, the Carleton Ravens won 14 national basketball championships in 17 years. The extraordinarily successful coach talks about motivation and leadership and the tools he’s learned on and off the court: listening instead of lecturing, teaching people how to deal with pressure, admitting your struggles, and how every great player needs to know...

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Episode: 31
  Feb 26, 2021   01:17:09

Mark Henick: Struggling Can Be Your Strength

The author of So-Called Normal shares the powerful lessons of his heartwrenching but inspiring journey from a near suicide to becoming a mental health advocate and influential speaker, with a TEDx talk viewed over 6 million times. He shares the story of his breathtaking reunion with the man who saved his life, how he practices...

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Episode: 30
  Feb 19, 2021   01:07:17

Neil Pasricha: Living With Intention

The New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome and You Are Awesome goes deep on his darkest moments and how he turned his pain into a new career path, failure and success, the shortness of life, saying no, doing the right things, resiliency, finding the one thing that delights other people, and...

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Episode: 29
  Feb 12, 2021   00:59:33

Amber Mac: Going Beyond Your Boundaries

Podcaster, blogger, and tech expert Amber Mac, the president of Amber Mac Media, shares many lessons and stories including how she practices gratitude, why you should let go of your blueprint, how to keep things lean and profitable, why she abhors long meetings, why there is no such thing as putting out too much content,...

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Episode: 28
  Feb 05, 2021   01:07:37

Rabbi Reuven Bulka: Living a Life of Gratitude and Kindness

Editor, writer, radio host, author of 40 books and former co-president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Rabbi Reuven Bulka, explains why conflict rarely leads to resolution; how he works together with leaders of all faiths; the importance of listening; how his faith is helping him come to terms with his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, and...

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Episode: 27
  Jan 29, 2021   01:09:42

Lisa Bentley: Turning Adversity into Success

11-time Ironman champion and bestselling author Lisa Bentley shares her extraordinary story of overcoming Cystic Fibrosis to become one of Canada’s greatest athletes, how she turned CF into her superpower, why a champion isn’t someone who wins, and how compassion fuels competitiveness. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Episode: 26
  Jan 22, 2021   01:25:44

Jennifer Robson: Slow Burning Courage

Best-selling historical fiction author of six books including The Gown and the just-released Our Darkest Night, Jennifer Robson talks candidly about her decision to become a writer, luck and Downton Abbey, the doubt she faces and the tools she’s built to overcome them, and how she mixed discipline with instinct to become one of the...

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Episode: 25
  Jan 15, 2021   01:11:07

Joe Clark: Defining the Elements of Leadership

Joe Clark, the former Prime Minister of Canada, discusses his route from the Prairies to the Charlottetown Accord and how heroes like Jackie Robinson and Nelson Mandela helped him discover the leadership, principles, and bravery that defined his greatest moments in a life of service to his country. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California...

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Episode: 24
  Jan 08, 2021   01:21:57

Lisa Raitt: Finding a Path Through Pain

In a raw, candid conversation, former cabinet minister Lisa Raitt, shares powerful lessons and stories about discovering her real mother in Cape Breton, becoming a leader in business and politics, and life with her husband, Bruce Wood, whose struggle with young-onset Alzheimer’s has redefined her life, her belief system, and given her both a problem...

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Episode: 23
  Jan 05, 2021   01:16:55

Peter Mansbridge: Taking Advantage of Luck

The legendary television anchor opens up about the role luck played in his illustrious career, dropping out of high school, losing his parents, interviewing Brian Wilson and Barack Obama, working hard, breaking ground at the CBC, and Extraordinary Canadians, his new book about the big lives of average Canadians doing incredible things. See Privacy Policy...

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Episode: 22
  Dec 22, 2020   01:22:01

Jock Climie: Achieving Maximum Potential

Former football star and TV Analyst Jock Climie, a lawyer who also makes music and never hesitates to share his strong views, opens up about being adopted by white parents and growing up the only black child in an all-white environment. He also shares lessons on determination, following his dreams, overcoming doubt, turning pressure into...

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Episode: 21
  Dec 18, 2020   01:13:24

Tom Jackson: Collaborate, Don't Negotiate

The legendary Canadian actor, singer, and philanthropist from One Arrow Reserve, Saskatchewan recounts lessons learned from living on the streets and playing in pool halls, and the applicable lessons of wonder, generosity, teamwork, charity, plus, the important business principle of “taking the cue out of their hands,” and why love is a verb, not a...

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Episode: 20
  Dec 15, 2020   01:03:17

Arlene Dickinson: Reinventing Yourself

Arlene Dickinson, self-made millionaire and star of the Dragon’s Den, opens up about her turning point at the Calgary flood, in which she had to reinvent her business, and herself; why her parents sold her mother’s ring to buy an automobile; how she began her unlikely career in business; the definition of a “safe entrepreneur;”...

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Episode: 19
  Dec 11, 2020   01:09:12

Alexander Shelley: Leading Your Orchestra

Music Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Alexander Shelley, talks about connecting with his 2-year-old during lockdown, locating his passion, how “commitment” leads to fulfillment, balance, eliciting inspiration, and the work required to keep an orchestra, much like any workforce, elevated, and aligned. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Episode: 18
  Dec 08, 2020   01:07:02

David Segal: Creating Something From Nothing

The founder of Mad Radish and DAVIDsTEA, which Segal built from a single store in Toronto to a $200-million publicly-traded emporium, dishes on his first businesses—including an Ottawa Citizen paper route—the difference between a good idea and a good business, why failure is part of entrepreneurship, the fundamentals behind scale, reinvention, as it applies to...

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Episode: 17
  Dec 04, 2020   01:17:34

Bruce Linton: Leading With Confidence

The founder of Canopy Growth talks about leadership, why you have to put all your eggs in one basket (the key is not falling), the good decision which cost him $100-million, “causing work”, negotiating with Snoop Dogg, and how the land rush of a change in public policy – like in the legalization of marijuana...

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Episode: 16
  Dec 01, 2020   01:17:11

Mark Kingwell: Understanding Risk

Prolific writer and author and University of Toronto professor Mark Kingwell talks about why we are so bad at understanding risk, luck and the birthright lottery, learning how to die, how to create meaning in our everyday lives, what it means to be post-apocalyptic, “the job you can’t outsource”, The Simpsons, and more. See Privacy...

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Episode: 15
  Nov 27, 2020   01:21:44

Ron MacLean: Let Your Guest Be The Star

The legendary, intellectually curious and sharp-witted anchor of Hockey Night in Canada gets candid about restraint, ambition, forgiveness, and marriage, mentally editing on the fly, why expectations will kill you, ceding the spotlight to achieve as a team, and the difference between a red heart and a black heart. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and...

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Episode: 14
  Nov 24, 2020   01:07:45

Ray Zahab: Create Your Own Version of the Extraordinary

Iconic Canadian explorer Ray Zahab on his pivot to setting himself free, the value of commitment, a near-death experience that opened his eyes, and why preparation, whether starting a new business or running an ultra-marathon across the Sahara, builds the muscles to succeed. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Episode: 13
  Nov 20, 2020   01:07:28

David Chilton: Investing in Yourself

Storyteller extraordinaire David Chilton shares business and personal advice in entertaining parables about the talented pickpockets of France, how to get to acceptance, why he has a really small house, liquidity, testing, harnessing word of mouth, and the value of approaching due diligence like a journalist. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice...

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Episode: 12
  Nov 17, 2020   01:07:02

Tessa Virtue: Practicing Success and Failure

The most decorated figure skater in Olympic history on rising to the moment, overcoming defeat, doubt and toxic environments, how she was able to turn her talent into her dream job, and why she’s living her best life now—even after the Olympic Games. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Episode: 11
  Nov 13, 2020   01:04:12

Harley Finkelstein: Make No Small Plans

The president of Shopify, the largest public company in Canada, offers up his lessons on how to scale, the importance of self-awareness, what he learned from his grandparents, who escaped the Holocaust to come to Montreal, and the a-ha moment when he learned why Shopify could take over the world. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy...

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Episode: 10
  Nov 06, 2020   01:18:52

Séan McCann: You're Stronger Than You Think You Are

Singer-songwriter Séan McCann shares the lessons of his brave and powerful journey from childhood abuse to Great Big Sea and substance abuse to sobriety and forgiveness. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Episode: 9
  Oct 30, 2020   01:03:03

Timothy Caulfield: The War Against Misinformation

Professor, author and TV host Timothy Caulfield talks about getting snarky with celebrity pseudoscience, why we’re attracted to unproven health solutions, the battle between evidence and anecdotes, seeking out opposing views, opening for the Ramones, and the one life hack that actually works. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Episode: 8
  Oct 23, 2020   01:04:19

Tara Slone: Jumping In, Avoiding Regret, and Being a Social Justice Warrior

Sports broadcaster and musician Tara Slone talks about navigating the many twists and turns in her career, how she overcame anxiety, jumping in, her meditation practice, Buddhism, gentleness, kindness, her incredibly smart grandmother, and why she is a relentless advocate for equality. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Episode: 7
  Oct 16, 2020   01:18:48

Elizabeth Manley: Rebuilding Yourself, Reinvention, and the Art of Starting Again

Olympic silver medal winner Elizabeth Manley talks candidly about leadership, impossible choices, achieving her dreams and then finding her true calling; her “medal in life,” overcoming Olympic-sized obstacles, and finding the strength to go from Canada’s Sweetheart to something much more substantial. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Episode: 6
  Oct 09, 2020   01:23:14

Tracy Moore: Finding Your Voice and Using it Kindly

Daytime TV host Tracy Moore talks about the challenges of advocating for herself, being a leader in conversations about race, how she reclaimed her voice, teaching her children about survival, and why we have to move from empathy to change. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Episode: 5
  Sep 26, 2020   01:06:06

Tom Green: The Risk of Not Trying

Groundbreaking comedian Tom Green talks about the huge risk of not trying, absorbing setbacks, mitigating pressure, expanding your range, the lessons from his cancer treatment and his life in quarantine, and why he’s taking an RV trip across America. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Episode: 4
  Sep 26, 2020   01:09:18

Bernadette Clement: Leadership through Listening and Consensus

Bernadette Clement, the first Black woman to be mayor of an Ontario city, talks about finding the confidence to be first, why listening is good leadership, seeking consensus as power, harnessing your identity for strength, and recognizing turning points. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Episode: 3
  Sep 26, 2020   00:59:11

Daniel Dale: Seizing Opportunity and Finding Your Niche

CNN’s Daniel Dale talks about developing your niche, how to avoid doing what other people expect, seizing opportunity, the lessons from covering Rob Ford and Donald Trump, harnessing the power of Twitter, the future of truth in politics, and his love of karaoke rapping and country music. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy...

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Episode: 2
  Sep 26, 2020   01:04:31

Jenni Sidey-Gibbons: Back Yourself

Astronaut Jenni Sidey-Gibbons talks about how she learned to back herself and get out of her own way, why not everything can be solved, picking role models wisely, extreme risk management and why you don’t train for a good day in space, and how to get more girls interested in science and technology. See Privacy...

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Episode: 1
  Sep 26, 2020   01:34:37

David Johnston: Leadership and Excellence

Prolific author and former Governor General of Canada David Johnston talks about two-legged excellence, developing a value system, the servant-leader approach to management, how kindness changed his life, and what we all can learn from a decision from his university days that he says still haunts him. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy...

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Episode: 83
  Sep 08, 2020   00:02:28

Digging Deep – Promo

Digging Deep – Promo by Digging Deep with Mark Sutcliffe. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.