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Frontliners

Frontliners

By Johnny Connell

Frontliners is a podcast celebrating unconventional people living extraordinary lives. Join host Johnny Connell and we will speak with the champions, the captains, the protagonists in their own stories and share tips, tricks, philosophies, and strategies to help you live deeper, bigger and bolder lives.

Subscribe anywhere you listen to podcasts and follow us on twitter @FrontlinersJC. Frontliners don’t live life on the sidelines. Let’s live on the frontlines and open up a brand new world of possibilities today.
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03 "The truth can't be threatened" with Marlon Chaplin

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13. Lessons in re-creation with Jan LaPierre
13. Lessons in re-creation with Jan LaPierre
John revisits a conversation from March 2020 (pre-covid lockdowns) with Jan LaPierre. Jan is the founder and CEO of A for Adventure, a small business promoting adventure, nature and community development. He is a best selling author, contributor to the CBC, and renowned speaker. John & Jan discuss lessons in leadership, regional economic development and their shared passion of all things adventure.
01:06:30
October 05, 2020
12. "Turning weird into normal" with Michaud Garneau
12. "Turning weird into normal" with Michaud Garneau
John is joined by highly entertaining entrepreneur Michaud Garneau. Michaud is the Founder and lead facilitator of Weird Is Nrml, where he helps people and companies 'do people-y things better'. He sits down with John and shares his trials and tribulations on his path to becoming an in-demand coach and facilitator, and a leading influencer on LinkedIn. 
48:45
March 05, 2020
11. "Plant the tree" with Stewart Hillhouse
11. "Plant the tree" with Stewart Hillhouse
Podcast host, digital marketer, and blogger Stewart Hillhouse joins John to kickoff a new season of Frontliners. The two discuss levelling up, skills development, systems improvements, consistency, and changes in media and technology.
40:16
February 17, 2020
Introducing Frontliners
Introducing Frontliners
Introducing Frontliners. Join host John Connell on the Frontliners podcast and we will speak with people living life on the frontlines; the people who we respect, admire, and cheer for. My aim for this show is to provide wisdom and actionable insights that help you live deeper, bigger, and bolder lives. Subscribe anywhere you listen to podcasts and follow us on twitter @FrontlinersJC. Frontliners don’t live life on the sidelines; let’s live life on the frontlines and open up a brand new world of possibilities, beginning today. 
01:04
October 03, 2019
10 "The best of To Be Canadian" Series Finale
10 "The best of To Be Canadian" Series Finale
The tenth and final instalment of the To Be Canadian series features the top 3 clips from the series. Previous guests Alex Kelly, Kayla Ross, and Cole Rowden share their tips, philosophies, and tactics to build a bigger, bolder life. I also introduce the theme of my upcoming show that will be cross-posted in this channel. 
16:02
July 22, 2019
09 "On the come-up" with Cormac McGee
09 "On the come-up" with Cormac McGee
John is joined by Cormac McGee aka DJ Deadweight. Cormac is a DJ, music promoter, business builder, and community developer at one of Canada's leading music incubators. You can find Cormac building music programs, promoting concerts for local musicians, and helping aspiring musicians find their voice in the industry. In this episode he shares his creative process, insights on how he started his DJ'ing career, and what's on his horizon. 
44:30
July 03, 2019
08 "Opportunity knocks" with Amanda Da Silva
08 "Opportunity knocks" with Amanda Da Silva
John is joined by his friend and colleague, Amanda Da Silva, to discuss professional and personal development. Amanda has professional experience across multiple sectors before eventually landing and thriving in Toronto's technology scene. She is one of the top sales reps at one of Canada's fastest growing tech companies, a dog mom, and master cake baker. Amanda shares advice on how to thrive in your life and career and why it's important to just go for it, especially when an opportunity pushes you past your comfort zone. 
40:01
June 10, 2019
07 "Life in the pocket" with Alex Kelly
07 "Life in the pocket" with Alex Kelly
John is joined by one of his best buddies, Alex Kelly. Alex owns his own physiotherapy practice in New Brunswick, Canada, and is one of the most generous, grateful, and genuine human beings you'll ever come across. Known as Al, Owl, or Alsy, we can all learn something about living a full and meaningful life from good ol' Owl.
34:42
May 28, 2019
06 "Playing to win" with Ben Winn
06 "Playing to win" with Ben Winn
John sits down with Ben Winn to talk about progressing in life, cultivating creativity, and how Ben started on his journey becoming the young guru of customer success. 
48:44
May 14, 2019
05 "Defeat the fear of failure" with Kenny Goldman
05 "Defeat the fear of failure" with Kenny Goldman
John is joined by Kenny Goldman at the DMZ at Ryerson University in Toronto. They discuss entrepreneurship, the importance of focus, and why it's critical to overcome the fear of failure in any pursuit. Kenny also shares the origins of SalesTO and how he evolved organically into a force to be reckoned with within Toronto's tech community. 
01:05:48
May 06, 2019
04 "Building a life on purpose" with Kayla Ross
04 "Building a life on purpose" with Kayla Ross
Kayla Ross stops by the living room studio to discuss how to build a life and career with meaning and purpose. She advocates for gaining experiences abroad and for developing your skills to build the life you want to live. 
41:59
April 30, 2019
03 "The truth can't be threatened" with Marlon Chaplin
03 "The truth can't be threatened" with Marlon Chaplin
Toronto based rocker, singer-songwriter Marlon Chaplin stops by the living room studio to discuss the creative process, building a creative career, and forming your identity for success in life and work.
01:17:00
April 21, 2019
02 "Stay focused, stay hungry" with Peter Clark
02 "Stay focused, stay hungry" with Peter Clark
I'm joined by my good friend Peter Clark to discuss the importance of sustaining practice, creating a meaningful career in the global sports & entertainment industry, and how Canadian values have shaped who he is.
52:40
April 15, 2019
01 "We're just getting started" with Cole Rowden
01 "We're just getting started" with Cole Rowden
Friend of the show Cole Rowden drops by the living room studio to talk about fighting forest fires, starting businesses, overcoming obstacles, and the importance of perseverance. Cole is currently an enterprise sales executive at a technology company in Toronto. He treats everyday as an adventure and has a true and unique Canadian swagger. He's a mover and shaker and no doubt bound for big things. 
47:17
April 08, 2019