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In the News: Talking Tech, Cannabis, and Workplace Culture

In the News: Talking Tech, Cannabis, and Workplace Culture

We have an impressive roster of speakers who are often asked to contribute articles or commentary in their fields of expertise. Here’s a round-up of some select media coverage in November 2018 where our speakers have been featured:

Andrew Au | Digital Transformation, AI and Modern Leadership Expert

Netflix and Under Armour are two of the most talked about brands among millennials, recognized for getting marketing right. But they’re now also making headlines for having some of the most negative and discouraging company cultures and practices. Andrew Au spoke on The Exchange with Matt Gurney, a GlobalNews Radio 640 Toronto program, to dig deeper in the importance of company culture.

Orlando Bowen | Game Changer and Motivational Speaker

Don’t Change Much, an online publication on men’s health, spoke with former CFL player Orlando Bowen whose football career ended after a brutal assault in 2004. Orlando shares how he used positivity to overcome his tragedy and provides tips on how you can do the same.

Timothy Caulfield | Author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

Professor Timothy Caulfield’s show A User’s Guide to Cheating Death has been nominated for a Realscreen award under the Non-Fiction: Science & Technology category.

A professor of health law and science policy at the University of Alberta, Professor Timothy Caulfield debunks detoxes via NBC News Think.

David Coletto | Marketing Research Leader

David Coletto of Abacus Data shared key findings from a recent research study on women’s participation in politics on Global News. He revealed alarming but “not surprising” results on the gender disparity of engagement and political participation between men and women.

Mandy Gilbert | Entrepreneur, CEO and Innovator

A weekly columnist with Inc. Magazine, Mandy Gilbert’s recent column spoke to three simple steps to inspire better leaders on your team.

Manu “Swish” Goswami | Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year

As the CEO and founder of Trufan, Manu “Swish” Goswami raised $500,000 to fuel the launch of its web platform and expansion to markets across Canada and the US. Read more.

Chris Hadfield | Astronaut | First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station (2013)

Thought Economics interviewed Colonel Chris Hadfield on leadership lessons he learned from an incredible career in space.

Colonel Chris Hadfield called on the Canadian government to invest in the Canada’s space program, warning that Canada will soon be left behind without more government support.

John Herdman | Head Coach, Canadian Men’s Soccer Team

John Herdman spoke with Sportsnet 650 on his goals for the Canadian men’s soccer team, including how he is trying to create passion for the team across the country.

Lainey Lui | Co-Host, The Social

As a correspondent on CTV’s eTalk, a co-host on CTV’s The Social, and founder of, Lainey Lui spoke with The Cut on how she manages to do it all.

An alumnus of Western University, Lainey Lui spoke with their student newspaper The Gazette on life between two cultures.

Lital Marom | Digital Transformation Expert

A regular contributor to Forbes, Lital Marom writes on unlocking the soft skills in your employees.

Kevin O’Leary | “Shark” on ABC’s Shark Tank

As a regular contributor for CNBC, here’s a couple of Kevin O’Leary’s latest work:

Steven Page | Iconic Musician

Tucson Weekly profiled Steven Page, former member of the Canadian musical group Barenaked ladies now turned solo artist, discussing his new album and life post-Barenaked Ladies.

Neil Pasricha | Happiness Expert

We are celebrating with Neil Pasricha on being named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.

In Neil Pasricha’s latest column for The Toronto Star, he outlines three ways to fight cellphone addiction in schools.

Michele Romanow | “Dragon”, CBC’s Dragons’ Den

Michele Romanow announced via The Globe and Mail that she and her partner, Andrew D’Souza, raised $70 million through her company Clearbanc to offer a new financing alternative for young e-commerce business.

Dr. Marla Shapiro | Medical Contributor to CTV’s Canada AM and CTV News

Dr. Marla Shapiro was honoured at the 2018 Health Research Foundation Awards Gala. These awards recognize and celebrate the best and brightest minds and discoveries in the Canadian life sciences sector. Dr. Shapiro won the Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Award.

Curt Steinhorst | Distraction Expert

On a mission to help today’s workforce win the battle against digital distraction, Curt Steinhorst is a new contributor for Forbes’ leadership channel. Here are his first three columns:

W. Brett Wilson | CBC TV “Dragon Emeritus”

W. Brett Wilson spoke with Cantech Letter on Canada’s role as a global leader in the cannabis industry.

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