Lisa Lisson, President of FedEx Express Canada, sits down with us in this episode of The CLiP. Lisa’s life seemed perfect: she had married her high school sweetheart, applied her marketing degree to a position at FedEx Express Canada, and risen to become a Vice President, and later President, of the company. One night, after putting their four children to bed, her husband, Patrick, marvelled that their lives seemed perfectly happy.

Just a few hours later, everything changed.

One moment Lisa was sleeping beside Patrick, and the next, she was kneeling on the floor beside his unconscious body frantically administering CPR. Patrick had had a massive heart attack and was in a coma, and the doctors were blunt: there was no hope. But for the next two years, Lisa stood by his side and awaited a miracle, while continuing to balance life as a high-powered executive and mother of four.

In this episode, we discuss Lisa’s inspirational story about how she rose to the top in a man’s world, and triumphed over adversity to lead a fulfilling life, living each day with purpose and gratitude.

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John Bitove Jr. is our guest on this episode of The CLiP. If his name rings a bell for you, it should. Not only is he responsible for bringing Taco Bell and KFC, as well as XM Radio to Canada, he is the founder of a little NBA team called the Toronto Raptors —have you heard of them?

In this episode, John tells us about his 2008 Olympic bid for Toronto, and his experiences growing up in an entrepreneurial family, and how “there’s a certain mindset…an aggressiveness.” However aggressive John Bitove has been, his success clearly stems from a well built foundation of good leadership, learnt-from-mistakes, and a passion for getting it right.

 

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In this episode, we speak with General Rick Hillier, the former Chief of Defence Staff of the Canadian Forces. He commanded NATO’s Stabilization Force’s Multinational Division in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and was the commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance in Kabul, Afghanistan. In this podcast, General Hillier cites many examples of military leadership as they relate to business, community and family.

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In this episode of The CLiP, we sit down with 3 very passionate and dynamic members of Girls 20. They describe the program and initiatives, and speak to the underlying fundamentals of diversification within boards, management, and corporate culture, and the importance of training young people to become leaders. Listen in now, and should you want to learn more, visit https://girls20.org/.

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