This episode features Hugh O’Reilly, CEO of OPTrust; the institution that looks after Ontario’s retired public sector employees and their retirement money. In this episode, Hugh speaks to the management and leadership necessary to managing a pension fund, offering candid examples of how he incorporates humility and vulnerability to his management style. Listen in to this podcast as Hugh shared his advice for leaders of any type of organization.


This episode features Michael Burns, CEO of the Invictus Games. Michael provides insight into the trials and tribulations of launching an epic sporting event. In September 2017, the Invictus Games will be broadcast to millions of Canadians plus millions more around the rest of the world. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the unconquerable spirit of our military men and women as they participate in these games. Michael also provides insight into True Patriot Love, the organization behind the Invictus Games. Listen in to this podcast as Michael, who has been working very hard to prepare, shares with us the experience he has had over the past two years bringing these games to Canada.


Canadian Leaders & Influencers share thoughts on life, early influences, and what informs good leadership.

Season one ends with the compilation of our best ‘clips’, featuring a selection of common topics discussed by our guests, including:

– The role family and community have in building a leader;

– Common leadership characteristics;

– Importance of being charitable and volunteering your time;

– The importance of sponsorship; and

– How good leaders deal with mistakes.

Listen in to our podcast to hear some of our favourite moments of the season.








Our guest in this episode is the CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival, Piers Handling. We tap into his experiences creating and running one of the most popular film festivals in the world and turning it into a year-round destination. He shares his views on what film’s role should be with respect to shaping the discourse for change in our country and how important having a diverse culture canvas is to ensuring an even more secure future for the next generation.


This episode of The CLiP is a real treat!  The inaugural FinForum event – bringing together titans of the fintech space. This panel discussion how the industry got to where it is and tackles where it is going. In an industry where 18 months is a lifetime, FinForum works to bring providers of capital and innovators together efficiently. Listen in to the inspirational thoughts on how to craft successful inroads into the fintech business.


Professor Gerard Seijts has written many books, and articles on leadership DNA.  What is the makeup of a “good leader”? What is the importance of further education to good leadership? This is a very informative podcast for those listeners who are students, thinking of becoming students, or are parents to students. This podcast also makes for a great refresher on what characteristics we should look for in ourselves as we strive to become better leaders.


Joining us for this unique podcast, is Misha Berman, a snowboarder going for a Whistler/Blackcomb record for most vertical in a season. In an attempt to interview leaders and influencers, we thought it important to interview young people. What pushes them? What motivates them? Why would someone want to tackle something as silly as 2 million feet in a single season. What better way to start, than to interview a snowboarder trying to set records.