Season 2, Episode 1: Holly Bond, National Sales Director of Bullfrog Power
Gerry Walsh speaks with Holly Bond, National Sales Director of Bullfrog Power,
as she speaks about her experience in franchising, entrepreneurship, sales
management, and business start-ups.
Season 2, Episode 2: Sean Sears, CEO of SageCrowd
This week Gerry Walsh speaks to Sean Sears, CEO of SageCrowd and one of
this region’s leading technology entrepreneurs. Starting as a management
consultant with one of the world’s leading consulting firms, Sean has gone on
to build and sell three companies in the technology sector.
Season 2, Episode 3: Peter Conlon, CEO of LED Roadway Lighting
Gerry speaks with Peter Conlon, CEO of LED Roadway Lighting, a world leader
in the design and manufacture of energy efficient street lighting systems. Learn
what it’s like to sell internationally from a home base in Nova Scotia from one
of the region’s Top 50 CEOs.
Season 2, Episode 4: Wendy Luther, President and CEO of EduNova
Gerry interviews Wendy Luther, President and CEO of EduNova, an association
of public and private-sector education providers in Nova Scotia who are tasked
with promoting this province’s knowledge economy internationally.
Season 2, Episode 5: Steve Ashton, VP of People and Organization Development
Join Gerry Walsh as he speaks with Steve Ashton, VP of People and
Organization Development at the IWK Health Centre, and one of this
region’s leading human resource professionals.
Season 2, Episode 6: Anna Marenick, Director, Workforce Readiness with Halifax Shipyard
Gerry Walsh speaks with Anna Marenick, Director, Workforce Readiness
with Halifax Shipyard, about the challenges she faces in talent management,
training and development, organizational change, workforce development
Season 2, Episode 7: Allan Ferguson, President, Ace Plumbing and Heating
Gerry interviews Allan Ferguson who successfully transitioned from a
lucrative career in financial services to owning his own plumbing and
heating business. A great entrepreneurial story.
Season 2, Episode 8: Jennifer Robichaud, VP of Client Experience and Operations with Innovacorp
Gerry speaks with Jennifer Robichaud, VP of Client Experience and
Operations with Innovacorp. Learn how Jennifer’s early experience
in the energy sector and banking helped position her perfectly for her
Season 2, Episode 9: Dov Bercovici, CEO of Discovery Centre
Learn why science is so critical to the economic well-being of
our region as Gerry Walsh interviews Dov Bercovici, CEO of
Season 2, Episode 10: Sara Napier, Vice President of Strategy and Marketing with IWK Health Centre Foundation
Gerry Walsh meets with one of this region’s leading public relations
and marketing professionals, Sara Napier, Vice President of Strategy
and Marketing with IWK Health Centre Foundation.
Season 2, Episode 11: Peter Spurway, Vice President Communications and Airport Experience
Gerry has an interesting conversation with Peter Spurway,
Vice President Communications and Airport Experience with
Halifax International Airport Authority. Starting as a school teacher,
Peter’s career has taken him through government, health care,
broadcasting and consulting.
Season 2, Episode 12: Halina St. James, a public speaking coac
Gerry has a lively conversation with Halina St. James, a public speaking
coach and presentation specialist who helps people overcome their fear
of public speaking. She is a former CBC network television reporter and
producer who has covered everything from the first Gulf War to the
Season 2, Episode 13: Jeff Gushue, Chief Administrative Officer with Town of Yarmouth
This week Gerry Walsh speaks with Jeff Gushue, Chief Administrative
Officer with Town of Yarmouth, about what it’s like to work in municipality
Season 1, Episode 1: Ian Cavanagh, CEO of Ambir Solutions
Gerry speaks to Ian Cavanagh, CEO of Ambir Solutions, one of Atlantic
Canada’s leading IT companies that has recently been named #3 in
Canada on the Best Places to Work list. Learn what it’s like to work in a
rapidly-growing IT company.
Season 1, Episode 2: Nancy MacCready-Williams, CEO of Doctors Nova Scotia
Join Gerry as he interviews Nancy MacCready-Williams, CEO of
Doctors Nova Scotia, the professional body that represents over 3,500
physicians in Nova Scotia. Nancy has also been named one of Atlantic
Canada’s Top 50 CEOs for five years running.
Season 1, Episode 3: Dave Wilson, a key member of Wilson’s
Gerry speaks with Dave Wilson, member of Wilson’s, one of this
region’s largest and most successful private companies, about his early
career as a venture capitalist in both the U.S. and Canada, where he
invested in many of the emerging high-tech companies we see today.
Season 1, Episode 4: Karen Oldfield, President and CEO of Halifax Port Authority
Join Gerry as he speaks with Karen Oldfield as she shares her insights
about work from her background as a lawyer; as chief of staff for
John Hamm, former Premier of Nova Scotia; and, for the past 11 years,
as President and CEO of Halifax Port Authority.
Season 1, Episode 5: Saeed El-Darahali, founder and CEO of Simply Cast
Gerry speaks with one of this region’s rising stars, Saeed El-Darahali,
the founder and CEO of Simply Cast, a leader in multi-channel marketing
solutions whose products are used by thousands of customers in over
175 countries globally.
Season 1, Episode 6: Marsha Nettle, the former Director of Human Resources
Learn what it’s like to work in human resources and build a customer
service culture as Gerry speaks with Marsha Nettle, the former
Director of Human Resources of Pete’s, an award-winning specialty grocer.
Season 1, Episode 7: Catherine Woodman, CEO of United Way Halifax
Gerry speaks with Catherine Woodman who will share her experience
of transitioning from the private sector, where she was VP of Human
Resources at Maritime Life, to the not-for-profit sector, where she is
now the CEO of United Way Halifax.
Season 1, Episode 8: Dan Clarke, VP Operation of Stanfields
Gerry speaks with Dan Clarke, who, at 42 years of age returned to school
to get his CMA professional accounting designation, which formed the
foundation of a very successful career that led him to Stanfield’s
(“the underwear company”) where he isnow VP Operations.
Season 1, Episode 9: Gina Connell, Senior VP of M5 Marketing
Gerry interviews Gina Connell, now Senior Vice President of M5 Marketing,
about why public relations is so vital to any organization. Learn about
her own path in PR through municipal government, universities, NGOs,
and the agency world.
Season 1, Episode 10: Mark Fraser, EVP of T4G Marketing
Mark Fraser tells Gerry about how being turned down for medical school
propelled him onto a highly successful career path in the tech sector
where he is now EVP of T4G Marketing, one of this country’s leading
IT solutions company.
Season 1, Episode 11: Kim West, Partner with National Public Relations
Join Gerry as he speaks with Kim West, partner with National Public Relations
(formerly MT&L) about what it’s like working in a leading public
relations consultancy and what qualities they look for in new hires.
Season 1, Episode 12: Darren Czech,
Gerry interviews Darren Czech, whom many would call the consummate
sales professional. But it hasn’t always been that way. Join us as Darren
tells us how he learned his craft the old fashioned way …. by starting at
the bottom and working his way up.
Season 1, Episode 13: Nancy Foran, CEO of CMANS
Gerry interviews Nancy Foran, the CEO of Certified Management
Accountants of Nova Scotia, about what it’s like to work in a leading
professional association. Nancy will also share her views on career
opportunities for professional accountants.