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ELO Network Podcast

ELO Network Podcast

By Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization
The Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization (ELO) exists to connect, equip & celebrate Christian marketplace and entrepreneurial leaders. The ELO Network organizes premier events to bring together all entrepreneurial leaders from throughout the Christian spectrum for synergistic difference-making. Collectively, we number in the thousands, employ 10’s of 1,000s and generate 100’s of millions of revenue. The vision of ELO is that through collaborative effort we can have an exponential impact. We invite you to be part of this collective undertaking whereby Christians magnify their difference-making.
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Diane Craig, President & Founder, Corporate Class Inc. on "Rethinking Diversity: Women in Leadership"
Diane Craig speaks on the dynamics of women in leadership. The myths and stereotypes of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, and generation.  She discusses ways to help navigate difficult moments, combat workplace bias, deal with micro-aggressions and everyday slights rooted in bias.  Diane highlights some practical tools and strategies are that allow women to participate fully in business leadership. This Q&A is facilitated by Dr. Rick Goossen, Chairman, Advisory Board, ELO Group and Strategic Counsel for Nicola Wealth. Learn more about the ELO Peer Advisory Group Network and apply today>>
30:47
April 13, 2021
Simon Pillar, Managing Director, Pacific Equity Partners on "Rethinking Meaning"
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused people to rethink the core drivers of their lives. The foundations of wealth, job, financial security and health have been shaken. Will we sound like the Preacher in Ecclesiastes and talk about how all is vanity and meaninglessness? People ask themselves various questions. What is life about? What are my idols? Am I putting my faith in biblical, lasting values? The present situation is an opportunity to reflect on our enduring objectives. What can we learn? Simon has a unique and exceptional background in business. PEP is the largest local private equity firm in Australia and New Zealand. Funds managed by PEP have made more than 30 operating company investments, and more than 100 bolt-on acquisitions. PEP VI closed in June 2020 at the hard cap of A$2.5 billion. PEP has also raised a Secure Assets Fund of A$360 million to invest in infrastructure-like assets with contracted base cashflows where it can apply its formula of value addition to deliver mid-teen returns. The firm has approximately A$3.5 billion in assets under management. It is the largest private equity fund manager in Australasia as measured by FUA. This Q&A is facilitated by Dr. Rick Goossen, Chairman, Advisory Board, ELO Group and Strategic Counsel for Nicola Wealth. Learn more about the ELO Peer Advisory Group Network and apply today>>
35:23
April 1, 2021
Glenn Cooke, CEO, Cooke Aquaculture on "Rethinking Leadership"
Glenn Cooke is the CEO of the Cooke Aquaculture Inc. and the Cooke Inc. family of companies. From humble beginnings in rural, coastal New Brunswick, Glenn and his family and employees have built Cooke Inc. into the world’s largest private, family-owned salmon producer and seafood company. How to lead in unique and challenging times? A big challenge for leaders is how to make economic adjustments, pivot, and to rethink existing practices. Is there a “new normal” or is it a matter of starting over again? Glenn Cooke started small and now leads a large organization. He will discuss his faith and entrepreneurial journey and offer insights on rethinking leadership in the midst of an ongoing COVID-9 pandemic. This Q&A is facilitated by Dr. Rick Goossen, Chairman, Advisory Board, ELO Group and Strategic Counsel for Nicola Wealth. Learn more about the ELO Peer Advisory Group Network and apply today>>
35:28
March 25, 2021
Peter Legge Interviews Rick Goossen on Public Speaking Laws of Success
Peter Legge interviews Rick Goossen on his upcoming book, Public Speaking Laws of Success. This interview focuses on some key laws that are critical to your success as a public speaker and communicator, whether online or in person. The book includes stimulating stories that highlight the habits and secrets of successful speakers. Peter Legge is an accomplished entrepreneur, speaker and author. Toastmasters International voted Peter “Golden Gavel Award Winner” and “Top Speaker in North America” and both the National Speakers Association and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers have inducted him into the Speakers Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the prestigious Speakers Roundtable, an invitation-only society comprising 20 of North America’s top professional speakers. He is a bestselling author of 23 books and is Chairman & CEO of the largest, independently owned media publishing company in Western Canada – Canada Wide Media Limited. Visit our website to learn how you can get a copy of the book>> Learn more about the ELO Peer Advisory Group Network and apply today>> Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter>>
52:43
March 19, 2021
Graham Carter - "The Importance of Peer Advisory Groups for Christian Business Leaders"
Graham Carter, principal and co-founder of Vertex Developments & Maven Consulting shares his faith and entrepreneurial journey. In particular, the value of peer relationships and getting valued input on business and spiritual/ethical matters. Graham describes the value of peer advisory groups and how to avoid the default action of isolation and independent decision-making. Entrepreneurs and leaders often don’t get the input they could benefit from. This Q&A is facilitated by Dr. Rick Goossen, Chairman, Advisory Board, ELO Group and Strategic Counsel for Nicola Wealth. Learn more about the ELO Peer Advisory Group Network and apply today>>
20:54
January 29, 2021
Phil Vischer - “Me, Myself & Bob: Lessons Learned from the Rise & Fall of a Big Idea”
Phil Vischer, Founder, Big Idea Productions & President, Jellyfish Labs LLC, Chicago, speaks on “Me, Myself & Bob: Lessons Learned from the Rise & Fall of a Big Idea”. This presentation occurred at the ELO Forum in Vancouver, BC on November 7th, 2018 Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter HERE>>
44:32
January 26, 2021
ELO Webinar - Jerry Bowyer: "Jesus on Economics & Entrepreneurship"
Jerry Bowyer, US economist and author, speaks about "Jesus on Economics & Entrepreneurship" and his book The Maker Versus the Takers: What Jesus Really Said About Social Justice and Economics in a Q&A facilitated by Dr. Rick Goossen, Chairman, Advisory Board, ELO Group and Strategic Counsel for Nicola Wealth. Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter here to learn about upcoming webinars and events>> This conversation occurred in an ELO webinar, on January 20th, 2021
57:07
January 22, 2021
ELO Webinar: So-Young Kang "Lessons on Innovation in the Digital Economy"
So-Young Kang, Founder & CEO of Gnowbe and Founding Chairman of Awaken Group, speaks on "Lessons on Innovation in the Digital Economy" in a Q&A facilitated by Dr. Rick Goossen, Chairman, Advisory Board, ELO Group and Strategic Counsel for Nicola Wealth.  Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter here to learn about upcoming webinars and events>> This conversation occurred in an ELO webinar, on August 12th, 2020
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August 13, 2020
ELO Webinar: N.T. Wright on "Racism, Christians & Leadership"
Systemic racism, recently highlighted in police brutality in the case of George Floyd in Minnesota, has ignited massive protests in the US, Canada and around the world. Citizens are angered by chronic issues, anchored in racial divides, which are not resolved—and meanwhile, injustice continues. These events have caused deep soul-searching and a desire to create effective and long-lasting change. In these circumstances, how can Christians and their institutions proactively be difference-makers? How to not only respond but to lead? How have churches and Christians contributed to or supported systemic racism?  Dr. Richard (Rick) J. Goossen, Chairman, ELO Group, facilitates a live Q&A with N.T. (“Tom”) Wright and an international audience. This conversation occurred in an ELO Webinar hosted on June 24th, 2020. N.T. (“Tom”) Wright is generally regarded as one of the world’s leading biblical scholars. N.T. Wright recently joined Wycliffe Hall as a Senior Research Fellow. He is a world authority on the apostle Paul and the author of over 80 academic and lay-level books such as Surprised by Hope, The Day The Revolution Began and Paul: A Biography. Last year, his book, History and Eschatology: Jesus and the Promise of Natural Theology, was published by Baylor University Press. He additionally conducts a number of online courses through his website: www.ntwrightonline.org. N.T. Wright will be an Adjunct Instructor in the Entrepreneurial Leaders Programme, offered by the Entrepreneurial Leaders Institute in collaboration with Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, August 2021.  Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter here to learn about upcoming webinars and events>>
57:14
June 24, 2020
ELO Webinar: Jeff Williams on "Rethinking Your 'Why?'"
Jeff Williams, Founder & President of Absolute Results, speaks on "Rethinking your 'Why?' in a Q&A facilitated by Dr. Rick Goossen, Chairman, Advisory Board, ELO Group and Strategic Counsel for Nicola Wealth Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter here to learn about upcoming webinars and events>> Jeff has built a sales training business that is active in 19 countries and 5 continents, working with the larger automobile manufacturers and dealers in the world. He is an active philanthropist, having worked with John Maxwell to set up the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation Canada and to work on international humanitarian projects. Jeff’s life and business are rooted in Christian principles which he tries to reflect in all his endeavours, pursuing his calling with passion.  We are coming out of a season of crisis. This gives entrepreneurial leaders a unique opportunity to re-set their businesses. Some business leaders are re-hiring to a new standard, leaning out operations and reducing or eliminating low margin products and services. Some are going even deeper into re-inventing market positioning and/or product offerings. Jeff speaks about how he is challenging himself in this season to go deeper personally, spiritually and professionally. As Jeff says, “As a person of faith, this is an ideal opportunity to evaluate my “ why". For me, it's my calling to be salt and light and to bring transformation into society through my business and the platform it provides me. And I am challenged to take a deeper look at my whole business through the lens of transformational impact. What parts of my business (my products & services, my clients, my team) are transforming society and bringing a more righteous form of commerce?’ This conversation occurred in an ELO webinar, on June 10th, 2020
57:48
June 10, 2020
Lord Robert Edmiston - "My Faith & Entrepreneurial Journey"
Lord Robert Edmiston, Founder, IM Group speaks on His Faith & Entrepreneurial Journey. This presentation occurred at the ELO Forum in Vancouver, BC on November 4th, 2015 Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter HERE>>
39:01
June 5, 2020
ELO Webinar: Rob Wildeboer on "A Call For Christian Marketplace Leaders: Facing The Economic Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic"
ELO hosts Rob Wildeboer for a Webinar and Q&A with Dr. Rick Goossen on May 20th, 2020. Rob Wildeboer is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Martinrea International Inc., a global auto parts supplier, specializing in automotive fluid systems and metal forming products. Martinrea has over 17,000 employees at 38 divisions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Europe and China and generates almost $4 billion in revenue. View the video recording of this conversation here>> Rob Wildeboer recently had to lay off 13,000 of his 17,000 employees at Martinrea. He is dealing with the unprecedented economic challenges of the current COVID-19 pandemic. He is wrestling with how to adjust resources and cash flow and how to survive until the light at the end of the tunnel. Rob shares his strategy for dealing with this crisis, how to assess information, who to rely on and how to plan as well as possible. He talks about lessons he’s learning and how to handle challenges. He talks about how Christian marketplace leaders can step out and be difference-makers. Rob Wildeboer is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Martinrea International Inc. (TSX: MRE) Vaughan, ON. Previously, Mr. Wildeboer was a partner of Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, a law firm that practices corporate, securities and tax law that he co-founded in 1993, and he remains Counsel to the firm. Before that, he was a lawyer with Stikeman, Elliott; an associate professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he taught corporate law and corporate finance; and a regulator with the Ontario Securities Commission. Mr. Wildeboer is Vice-Chairman of the Auto Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA); a director of the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC); a member of the Ontario Manufacturing Council; a member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Minister of Finance of Canada; and Chair of the CEO Manufacturing Advisory Council. He has been a director or adviser of numerous charitable organizations. He is Chair of Cardus, a faith-based think tank. He was Chair of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute for eight years and is now on their Advisory Board. He has been on the Ontario Advisory Board for Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization (ELO) for several years now. In 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to Canada. In 2018 he was presented with the “Entrepreneurial Leaders Award” at the ELO Forum in Toronto. Mr. Wildeboer holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph, a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, an MBA from York University, and an LLM from Harvard University. See below Rob’s recent publications with links: The Hill Times: Lockdown-exit plans missing three key elements Canadian Thought Leaders Urge Prime Minister Trudeau To Think Beyond The Lockdown Beyond Lockdown - Canadians Can Have Both Health And Prosperity: An Open Letter To The Prime Minister Facing the Human and Economic Costs of Fighting COVID-19
57:06
May 22, 2020
ELO Webinar: John Lennox on "The Coronavirus Pandemic: How Should Christians Think, Act & Lead?"
We are living through a unique, era-defining period. Many of our old certainties have gone, whatever our view of the world and whatever our beliefs. How do we begin to think it through and cope with it? In his recently-released short yet profound book, Oxford mathematics professor John Lennox examines the coronavirus in light of various belief systems and shows how the Christian worldview not only helps us to make sense of it but also offers us a sure and certain hope to cling to. More on why John Lennox wrote the book: "This book consists of my reflections on what we are experiencing right now. I started writing it a week ago, and things have changed quickly since then and no doubt will do again...I would invite you, the reader, to view the book like this: we are sitting in a coffee shop (if only we could!) and you have asked me the question on the book cover. I put down my coffee cup and attempt to give you an honest answer. What follows is what I would try to say in order to convey some comfort, support and hope." View his book here>>  John Lennox is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Said Business School and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Leaders Programme, offered by the Entrepreneurial Leaders Institute in collaboration with Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, annually in August. He has been part of numerous public debates defending the Christian faith against well-known atheists including Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Peter Singer. Dr. Richard (Rick) J. Goossen, Chairman, ELO Group, facilitates a live Q&A with John Lennox and an international audience. The focus of each ELO Webinar is to ask the most pertinent questions for the particular guest and to encourage questions from our global audience. Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter here to learn about upcoming webinars and events>> View the video recording of this conversation here>>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0pHA_I1uu4
57:30
May 22, 2020
ELO Webinar: N.T. Wright on "Christian Leadership in the Midst of a Pandemic"
The world is in the midst of a COVID-19 / Corona Virus pandemic creating unprecedented economic and social upheaval. In the midst of this situation, what is a Christian response and witness? How to not only respond but to lead? In particular, Christian marketplace leaders are severely impacted in terms of dealing with employees, customers and suppliers. Cash flow has been almost instantly halted. How do business leaders keep functioning? Christian leaders, like others, are focused on surviving the present realities. In these circumstances, how can Christians proactively be difference-makers? Can they be a voice of calm and insight and a force for tangible action? Dr. Richard (Rick) J. Goossen, Chairman, ELO Group, facilitates a live Q&A with N.T. (“Tom”) Wright and an international audience. The focus of each ELO Webinar is to ask the most pertinent questions for the particular guest and to encourage questions from our global audience. N.T. (“Tom”) Wright is generally regarded as one of the world’s leading biblical scholars. N.T. Wright recently joined Wycliffe Hall as a Senior Research Fellow. He is a world authority on the apostle Paul and the author of over 80 academic and lay-level books such as Surprised by Hope, The Day The Revolution Began and Paul: A Biography. Last year, his book, History and Eschatology: Jesus and the Promise of Natural Theology, was published by Baylor University Press. He additionally conducts a number of online courses through his website: www.ntwrightonline.org. N.T. Wright will be an Adjunct Instructor in the Entrepreneurial Leaders Programme, offered by the Entrepreneurial Leaders Institute in collaboration with Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, from August 16th–22nd, 2020. Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter here to learn about upcoming webinars and events>> View the video recording of this conversation here>> https://youtu.be/G2iMqklvJCA
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May 22, 2020
Dr. Richard Blackaby - “The Disciplines of Spiritual Leadership: Knowing and Doing the Will of God in the Marketplace."
Dr. Richard Blackaby, President of Blackaby Ministries International, presents the keynote speech entitled: “The Disciplines of Spiritual Leadership: Knowing and Doing the Will of God in the Marketplace." This talk occurred at the ELO Forum in Vancouver, November 14th, 2019.  Read more>> Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter HERE>>
42:05
November 14, 2019
Ray Pennings - "Private Business, Public Faith"
Ray Pennings, Co-Founder, Cardus, Ottawa, ON, gives a talk entitled: "Private Business, Public Faith" at the ELO Forum in Vancouver, November 14th, 2019.  Read more>> Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter HERE>>
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November 14, 2019
Jeremy Showalter - "Lessons from Microsoft: Innovative Ways To Make An Impact Through a Corporate Context”
Jeremy Showalter, Microsoft Philanthropies, Technology for Social Impact Group, Microsoft, Redmond, WA, gives a talk entitled: "Lessons from Microsoft: Innovative Ways To Make An Impact Through a Corporate Context”  Q&A facilitated by Dr. Rick Goossen, Chairman, Advisory Board, ELO Group and Strategic Counsel for Nicola Wealth.  This presentation was given at the ELO Forum in Vancouver, November 14th, 2019.  Read more>> Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter HERE>>
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November 14, 2019
Henry Kaestner - "From Zero to a Billion"
Henry Kaestner, Managing Principal, Sovereign's Capital, Los Gatos, CA, gives a talk entitled: "From Zero to a Billion" at the ELO Forum in Vancouver, November 14th, 2019.  Read more>> Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter HERE>>
37:33
November 14, 2019
Dr. Justyn Terry - "The Essential Biblical Qualities for Trustworthy Leaders"
Dr. Justyn Terry, Academic Dean at Wycliffe Hall, a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford presents on "The Essential Biblical Qualities for Trustworthy Leaders" at the ELO Forum in Vancouver, November 14th, 2019.  Read more>> Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter HERE>>
31:29
November 14, 2019
John Neate - “Inside JJ Bean Coffee Roasters: My Faith & Entrepreneurial Journey”
Richard (Rick) J. Goossen, Chairman, Advisory Board, ELO Group and Strategic Counsel for Nicola Wealth, interviews the founder of JJ Bean Coffee Roasters, John Neate,  at the ELO Forum in Vancouver, November 14th, 2019.  Read more>> Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter HERE>>
27:06
November 14, 2019
Dr. John Izzo - “The Purpose Revolution: How Purpose Can Transform Your Business & Leadership"
Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, and Business Advisor, Dr. John Izzo, speaks on “The Purpose Revolution: How Purpose Can Transform Your Business & Leadership" This presentation occurred at the ELO Forum in Vancouver, BC on November 29, 2017. Sign-up for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Monthly Newsletter HERE>>
55:54
November 29, 2017
Bobby Greuenewald Found YouVerson App - "My Faith & Entrepreneurial Journey"
Bobby Gruenewald, Pastor of Innovation, Life Church, OK, speaks on his faith & entrepreneurial journey and the process that led to developing the YouVersion Bible App'. This Q&A is facilitated by Dr. Rick Goossen, Chairman, Advisory Board, ELO Group and Strategic Counsel for Nicola Wealth This conversation occurred at the ELO Forum in Toronto, on November 18th, 2015
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November 18, 2015