Author - Mark Latimer

Ep 56. Meena Dowlwani of Destination CEO on Power Prospecting

Meena Dowlwani is a hardcore Job Developer, a Careers Professor, a Writer, a Motivational Speaker and CEO. Currently Meena teaches and develops employment opportunities for IT programs at Humber College School of Media Studies and IT. Meena’s unique method on Power Prospecting, Employer Engagement and Destination CEO has enhanced their IT graduate’s employment rate to 95.8%.

Meena is a Certified Human Resources Manager and an Executive Recruiter. Her accolades include awards such as Shirley Gurowka Award, YMCA Award of Excellence, Top 10 Professor Award at Humber College and the President’s Extra Mile Award.

Meena has been extremely successful in helping hundreds of professionals achieve their career goals during her Canadian career and is working on increasing that number by building partnerships with various academic institutions and agencies to increase employer engagement.

Meena is also multi-lingual with experience working in the Middle East and India and well versed with various cultural nuances.

Specializations include:

Train the Trainer – Job Development
Job Search Workshops
Power Prospecting Workshops
“POP” (Placement on Purpose) Marketing
International Recruitment
Hosting Job Fairs and Employer Engagement Networking Events
Working with Youth & Internationally Educated Professionals to achieve their dream careers
Researching Labour Market Information
Networking with Industry Leaders
Building strong lasting relationships

I am passionate about making a difference….be it in people’s lives, company’s profit margin or putting a smile on someone’s face.

Passion is my biggest strength, my 15+ years of Experience my best teacher and my Social Attributes my strongest weakness!

Ep 55. Sue Simmons, Sr. Executive Coach at Fernald & Co on Enjoying Work

Sue Simmons, Partner & Sr. Executive Coach, Fernald & Co.

My experience in sales and marketing management was invigorating. I enjoyed building relationships, and learned the ropes from some great leaders. I’ve always been a die-hard strategic thinker, and was at one time a proud multi-tasker (prior to discovering mindfulness that is). I demonstrated the ability to manage colossal projects to successful fruition with ease. Directing liver transplant surgeons in trialling my medical equipment? No problem. Being the only female manager among 14 male managers, in an engineering environment? Can do. Ah, there was nothing I couldn’t conquer. Then came autism. Now there was a colossal project, even for a girl who savours a challenge.

We adopted a parent-led intervention based on child development and neuroplasticity. Two years, later, as a result of my family’s triumph over ASD, I was compelled to help other parents understand, as I did, that ASD was not a life sentence. I was accepted into the intervention’a Professional Certification program (RDI) and trained extensively under my psychologist supervisor. So, I became highly skilled in helping parents guide their child’s cognitive and emotional development. What a feeling.

At the time, it seemed that my coaching work with families was a huge departure from the world of business. After all, what did self-regulation, self-awareness, guiding one’s development, and “thinking about thinking” have to do with business? Turns out it has a lot to do with executive coaching – and helping individuals understand and adapt their work style to be their best.

At Fernald & Co, I can happily immerse myself in the process of how we think, work and relate. I love to help people harness the power of their minds … to purposefully use their strengths to “drive the bus,” and leave their challenges at the back where they belong. Now that’s something worth contemplating – which I seem to be doing a lot, these days.

Ep 54. Norm Lehman on coaching extraordinary entrepreneurs

Norm Lehman is the founder of SYKE, an entrepreneurial consultancy that supports business people trying to do more, be more and earn more. He brings a lot to the task: twenty years of advertising and marketing experience, in many roles, including the presidency of one of Canada’s top direct response agencies; deep experience as an entrepreneur; plus a genuine respect for anyone trying to make it on their own or with others in a small business. He describes himself as a coach, counselor and cattle-prod, and brings both a unique perspective and piercing clarity to the task.

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Ep 53. Kevin Bird shares the future of digital and what to expect

In todays show I have the pleasure of interviewing, Kevin Bird , a lifelong entrepreneur, business builder, professional speaker and digital transformation expert. Join us as Kevin shares his personal insights, challenges and experience as a business builder now with a focused passion for our digital future.

Kevin started his first company at 21. Since then he has built multiple marketing companies with combined sales of almost $100,000,000. His 40+ career spans the breadth and depth of marketing communications from printing to digital transformation. As he enters his 6th decade of life, he has become an acknowledged international speaker on digital and social media integration, and a leader in digital transformation.

He is digital advocate,  passionate about technology, social media and the amazing future that the “Internet of Everything” will bring us.

Ep 52. Jamie Shanks CEO shares social selling success and motivation

In this interview I have the pleasure of learning from Jamie Shanks, CEO of

Jamie has helped build the world’s largest Social Selling training curriculum, used by over 50,000 sales professionals. 

He is a key player in the development of the world’s largest network of Social Selling training experts, who contribute their best practices to the SalesforLife central Social Selling content.

What does Jamie do to help?
– empower sales professionals to drive new business with LinkedIn, Twitter and other Social tools
– create measurable & scalable systems for sales leaders that guarantee Social Selling adoption

Do you lead a sales department? See how these companies now drive more sales opportunities with Social Selling:

SAS, Thomson Reuters, Oracle, ADP, Kronos, Teradata, HUB International, Humana, Concentra, HireRight, MTS Allstream, TIBCO, Spotfire, American Express, XO Communications, New Horizons, SagePay, D&B, Direct Energy, EDC, Vision Critical, Cision, uSamp, Tata Communications, SagePay, Entrust, Deltek, Meru Networks, Covance, ConnectFirst, InContact, Direct Energy

If you would like to contact Jamie:
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Email |
Phone | 905-502-5512 x4009

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Ep 51. Elliot Kohn COO Kubik shares key leadership insights

In this interview I have the pleasure of interviewing Elliot Kohn, COO Kubik.

Elliot considers himself lucky enough to be involved every day in the creation of amazing Experiential Marketing programs for Corporations and Museums throughout the world.

About Elliot’s Work

-Deliver creative 3D Experiential Marketing Programs for our Clients

-Oversee day to day operations of the Trade Show/Event business throughout North America.

-Support our North American Sales force in developing new business opportunities

Interview Questions

1. Please share who you are and what you do?
2. What do you love most about the work that you do?
3. What did you learn early in your career that has made the biggest difference?
4. How important have mentors been in your career?
5. What are you most excited about?
6. What motivates you?
7. What is your biggest challenge as a leader?
8. How do you prioritize what is most important?
9. What are your favourite books?
10. If you could give advice to your 20 year old self, what would you say?


Ep 50. Doug Sandler Author of Nice Guys Finish First shares how

In this interview I have the pleasure of interviewing Doug Sandler. Listen to Doug share his insight and ideas.

Doug created his Nice Guys Finish First program in a world where too many companies think of their customers as just a number. He is passionate about his message and when you see him speak it is easy to see why Nice Guys Finish First. Since 1984 Doug has been entertaining group sizes from 10 to 10,000. As Doug started his career in the DJ business he always kept an eye on the importance of exceptional customer service. It really wasn’t until a career changing performance in 1992 that Doug truly understood the importance of exceeding customer service expectations. Since then, Doug has performed in front of nearly half a million people and has won awards and recognition all over the country for his amazing ability to keep a crowd engaged. His programs involve a combination of audience interaction, 100% participation and unique style.

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How the Nice Guys Finish First philosophy was developed by Doug:

  1. In 2000 Doug’s relationship with Baltimore City schools led him to create an “Edu-Train-Ment” program incorporating entertainment, training and speaking to students and administrators about the importance of effective communication in the school system. That program created the foundation of the Nice Guy formula: Invest, Inspire, Execute.
  2. In 2008 Doug had his first multi stop speaking assignment with Mobile Beat Magazine. The assignment was a 4 city teaching tour, speaking to other entertainers about the importance, within the industry, of customer service versus talent. The tour combined session speaking and workshops.
  3. In 2013 Doug combined his experience of growing a successful entertainment business with his knowledge of customer service and building profitable business relationships and lifelong clients. The concepts and principles come to life in a Keynote titled “Nice Guys Finish First – Spinning Connections Into Lifelong Relationships.”
July 2014 DJ Times article written about Doug Sandler. Why Doug does what he does.

What other professionals think of Doug:

Slate Magazine’s Emily Yoffe says “Doug has endless, infectious enthusiasm.”

Ruth Marcus from the Washington Post says of Doug, “You’re a total pro!”

Jamie Gangel from NBC has this to say about Doug “ I don’t know how you do it, but your enthusiasm is contagious and you have true generosity of spirit!”

Ep 49. James West CEO Midas Letter shares his story and lessons learned

In this interview I have the pleasure of interviewing James West, the CEO of the Midas Letter Financial Group.

The Midas Letter is a monthly publication specializing in the identification of macro and micro economic trends, with stock selections that regularly outperform both the broader market and the junior resource markets especially the TSX and TSX Venture.

* Current subscriber base of 9,000+ individuals consisting of institutional traders, investment advisors, geologists, high net worth individuals, fund managers, and individual investors.; CEO’s.

Interview Questions

1. Please share who you are and what you do?
2. What do you love most about the work that you do?
3. What did you learn early in your career that has made the biggest difference?
4. How important have mentors been in your career?
5. What are you most excited about?
6. What motivates you?
7. What is your biggest challenge as a leader?
8. How do you prioritize what is most important?
9. What are your favourite books?
10. If you could give advice to your 20 year old self, what would you say?

Ep 48. Ron Tite shares his leadership journey

In this interview I have the pleasure of interviewing Ron Tite, CEO of the Tite Group and exceptionally talented speaker and author.

Trained at the legendary Second City, Ron Tite has been an actor, comedian, speaker, host, and award-winning advertising writer and Executive Creative Director.

Named one of the Top 10 Creative Canadians by Marketing Magazine, he has also written for a number of television series, penned a children’s book, and wrote, performed and produced the play, The Canadian Baby Bonus. He has created advertising campaigns for clients including Air France, Evian, Kraft, Intel, Microsoft, Volvo, and many others. His work has been recognized by The London International Advertising Awards, The New York Festivals of Advertising, The Crystals, The Extras, The Canadian Marketing Association, The Marketing Awards and others.

In demand as a speaker on Creativity, Innovation, Personal Branding, Marketing & Advertising, and Corporate Strategy, Ron has spoken to audiences all over North America.

His first book, Everyone’s an Artist (or at least they should be) will be published by Harper Collins in June, 2014.

Currently, he is CEO of The Tite Group, a content marketing agency based in Toronto.

Ep 47. Mike Lipkin research and motivation expert shares key insights

In todays interview I have the pleasure of interviewing Mike Lipkin research and motivation expert speaker. Join us as Mike shares his story.

Mike Lipkin is one of Canada’s preeminent speakers.

In 2013, he spoke to over one hundred thousand people in nineteen countries and delivered 150 programs internationally; almost every working day, excluding public holidays and travel days, he was talking to an audience somewhere on the planet. Mike knows meetings. In fact, his life is one long conversation.

Mike is president of Environics/Lipkin, the motivation and sales empowerment practice of Environics Research Group— one of Canada’s leading research houses. The distinctions that he has gathered from talking to a million people in forty-three countries, combined with the insights from the celebrated Environics social values research, is how he offers his clients the best of all worlds: a powerful blend of ideas, principles, and observations that will help you achieve preeminence one conversation at a time.

Mike has authored five best-selling books. His newest book, Star Power – How To Be Unstoppable Through The Nine Star Social Values, was published in June 2013.

Specialties: Motivational Speaker, Motivational Coach, Consultant, Sales Empowerment,