In episode 11—the first in The Work #Better series—Allison McConnell (People Ops) sits down with Ryan Kononoff (CEO) to discuss how Clearbridge uses flat leadership for better employee engagement.
Opportunity International Canada is a microfinance not-for-profit with a simple mission—to empower those living in poverty to transform their lives and their communities. In this next interview, Dan shares how Opportunity has had to pivot in order to continue to raise funds to support the needs around them in the developing world in places where people don’t live paycheque-to-paycheque but often live day-to-day.
Benny Doro, Founder of All Your Foods—a group of food services companies heavily invested in technology—shares his story about the first thoughts he had when the news of coronavirus hit and how he responded to focus on the opportunities ahead. Benny also leaves us with some valuable insight for how you can adapt in your business right now too.
Charlotte Lepp, Cofounder & Chief Recipe Taster at Lepp Farm Market shares about the challenges (and opportunities) their Essential Service business is facing amidst COVID-19 and how they’re both adapting to the changing world and innovating to move their business forward.
David Gardner, Transit Specialist at the Town of Okotoks shares about how a simple conversation at the grocery store turned into a grocery delivery service overnight. He shares about their investment into technology, their use of data to make decisions, and how they pivoted quickly to meet the changing needs of their community.
Vik Gill, Founder & Lead Trainer at The Fitness Lab shares about how his early investments into a digital strategy for his bricks and mortar business, and his ability to quickly pivot amid increasing social restrictions, set his business up for success.
Daman Grewal, Senior Operations Manager and co-owner of Centurion Trucking shares about his operational mindset amidst Coronavirus and how that helped them to pivot early, to adapt to the changing marketplace, and the priority he’s placed in looking after their people.
Jason Waugh, Founder & Director of The Circus Lab shares about the real financial challenges of simply shuttering his bricks and mortar business and how instead they chose to both listen and to meet the current needs of their customers.
Jordan Kettner, Founder of Kettner Creative talks to us about how he responded to losing 300k in contracts overnight. He shares about what inspired him to keep moving forward and how his mindset shifted to seeing this as a once in a lifetime opportunity to invest in his business in a way he wouldn’t have been able to otherwise.
Heather Brascombe, founder of Abilities Neurological Rehabilitation, shares her story of how while everyone in her industry was shuttering amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, she chose to pivot, and to use this as the perfect opportunity to launch a new virtual clinic location.
Parker Ray co-founded WorldSpec.org back in 2003—the world’s first online NDT training platform. Parker shares how the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic has both created tremendous opportunity but also required that they adapt their offering to the changing needs of the market around them.