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  • LEADING THROUGH COVID-19
    How do you lead through COVID-19? How do you set that new vision? For this episode I handpicked 4 leaders whom have demonstrated great leadership qualities during these uncertain times and have successfully come up with a plan and pivoted their organizations in response. So today you will be hearing from Erin Beck, CEO of Wana Family Networks, Afifa Siqqique, CEO of Canadian Payroll Services, Elena Agaragimova, Managing partner of Bessern, as well as Sean Bisceglia, CEO of Curion.
  • From Globe-Trotter to Startup Mom with Erin Beck Podcast
    Erin is an exemplary leader and female startup founder. In this episode we explore Erin’s startup story from when she backpacked around the world to founding a startup through motherhood. Erin’s advice is very real, telling it like it is on early challenges such as nearly going broke, fundraising, becoming friends with her competitors, and eventually making a friendly acquisition to keep the industry moving.
  • The Business & Future of Education in the Workplace
    When you combine education and technology, you get Elena Agaragimova from Dubai. She has worked in talent development around the world, and shares her takeaways with LAUNCH! on what reskilling for the future looks like. In addition to discussing the business and future of education in the workplace, she also reveals to us how she overcame the challenges in building an AI application as managing partner of Bessern.
  • Exploring AI in Marketing with Jerry Abiog Podcast
    Because the AI market is projected to grow to almost $400 billion by 2025, we wanted to explore AI with someone who has had a hand on driving it forward. LAUNCH! talks with Jerry Abiog, cofounder and CMO of Standard Insights to learn how he grew his AI company. In this episode, we hope to give our listeners a better of sense of AI as the future and how to go about integrating it into one’s business.
  • From Side Gigs to an Empire with Afifa Siddiqui Podcast
    Afifa Siddiqui is a rare breed of entrepreneur being a minority woman and self-funded. In this episode on the LAUNCH! Podcast, we explore her success and failures as a serial entrepreneur, starting from her side gigs to what we see as her empire. We explore the challenges she went through starting and managing each of her businesses as well as her transitions between each one. Afifa truly understands what it is to build an empire as each business fits with the next, helping to grow each other. Her businesses Cronos, CareerLeaf, and Canadian Payroll Services all lie in the talent management industry. Tackling the industry from 3 different perspectives makes Afifa quite the expert in talent management, therefore we also take the opportunity to pick her brain on everything talent management.
  • Dan Rabinovitsj’s Take on M&A Change Management Podcast
    During these COVID-19 times we circle back to an interview we did in 2018 with then Ruckus Wireless President, Dan Rabinovitsj, to get his take on M&A change management because we thought it had some good takeaways on leading during uncertain times.
  • Get A Glimpse at Curion CEO’s Business Playbook Podcast
    In this episode, LAUNCH! offers its listeners an inside look into the playbook on business of Curion’s CEO, Sean Bisceglia, that he has perfected over his career. Sean brings great insights for executives, entrepreneurs, and MBAs.
  • Should You Lead or Follow When It Comes to AI?
    More and more businesses are incorporating AI into their companies, but the majority of companies have yet to explore this powerful technology. Larger companies like…
  • What is this AI thing?
    Everyone is talking about AI. And beyond knowing that it’s artificial intelligence, per my market interviews with companies, many people could not describe what it…
  • HOW MATURE IS YOUR HIRING STRATEGY FOR DIVERSITY?
    Many diversity targets are arbitrary and immature in their thinking because hiring managers don’t know what it means to hire for diversity beyond just knowing it’s a buzz word. LAUNCH! introduces the 3 lenses through which to look for talent as well as their novel, self developed Social Responsibility Maturity Hiring Model.
  • Bring Your Bias Out of The Closet
    Our implicit biases are highly dependent on the roles we play in society. When in a higher leadership position, the greater the impact such implicit biases will have. What Dr. Rev Bryan Marks is challenging everyone to do, is to take those thoughts off auto-pilot because you may unconsciously be disadvantaging a job candidate, co-worker, or employee in the context of your role. Learn steps on how to overcome these biases and become a better leader.
  • The Science of Happiness Series: Happiness Concepts for Professionals Podcast
    Striving leaders who are looking to get their startup going or move up the ranks in their organization struggle with frustrations such as rejection, failure, and getting stuck. It’s important that they stay empowered so they can continue to positively lead and impact this world with their contributions. In this podcast episode, Rebecca Bennett and Dr. Mark Leonard help to find ways for professionals to move past failure and plateaus through productivity tools, mindset changes, and character tweaks.