Business & Marketing

Balancing Multiple Creative Passions: Lisa Brandt – NSM Podcast, Ep. 6

Balancing Multiple Creative Passions: Lisa Brandt – NSM Podcast, Ep. 6

I’ve been very fortunate to work with some truly interesting and talented people over the years. One of them is Lisa Brandt, my guest in the latest episode of the No Schedule Man Podcast. Currently the voice behind the news and co-anchor of News Talk 1290 CJBK’s morning show here in London, Ontario, Lisa also maintains the creative daily discipline...

Reframing Setbacks to Live With Passion & Purpose: Mike Mulligan – NSM Podcast, Ep. 2

Reframing Setbacks to Live With Passion & Purpose: Mike Mulligan – NSM Podcast, Ep. 2

In this episode, I chat with Mike Mulligan, founder of Moving Forward Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in London, Ontario, Canada. Mike recalls the incident that left him a C4 quadriplegic at just 16 years of age, and the incredible journey in the time since as he strives to achieve his goal of walking by age 40. This conversation is a...

Friends & Mentors, Vol. 5: Rob Hogendoorn of Forest City Community Church

Friends & Mentors, Vol. 5: Rob Hogendoorn of Forest City Community Church

I’ve been fortunate to get to know a great many interesting and inspiring people. I’m grateful to have learned a lot from each of them. One of those people is Rob Hogendoorn. The Senior Pastor at Forest City Community Church in London, Ontario, Rob is one of my favourite people to be around. He is, to me, the epitome of...

Friends & Mentors, Vol. 4: Kyla Woodcock of Forest City Sport & Social Club

Friends & Mentors, Vol. 4: Kyla Woodcock of Forest City Sport & Social Club

I’ve been fortunate to get to know a great many interesting and inspiring people. I’m grateful to have learned a lot from each of them. One of those people is Kyla Woodcock. Kyla is the founder of the Forest City Sport & Social Club, a co-ed, recreational sports league designed to bring people together for fun, to meet new friends,...

Too Many Cooks? Not in this Kitchen: Why Business Cares Food Drive Has It Right

Too Many Cooks? Not in this Kitchen: Why Business Cares Food Drive Has It Right

You may have heard the line, “Too many cooks in the kitchen.” It’s a phrase not usually offered as a positive observation when trying to reach a goal.  I’m reminded of it now, in the throes of  an annual collaborative effort to gather as much food as possible for people in need in my community. This particular “kitchen” is crowded...

Friends and Mentors, Vol. 3: Dan Balch (aka “Dan the Mortgage Man”)

Friends and Mentors, Vol. 3: Dan Balch (aka “Dan the Mortgage Man”)

I’ve been fortunate to get to know a great many interesting and inspiring people. I’m grateful to have learned a lot from each of them. One of those people is Dan Balch. A man of family and faith, Dan has been a mortgage broker for eighteen years. He cheerily refers to himself as “Dan the Mortgage Man.” One visit to...

Friends & Mentors, Vol. 2: Mark Malerba of Metropolitan Maintenance

Friends & Mentors, Vol. 2: Mark Malerba of Metropolitan Maintenance

I’ve been fortunate to get to know a great many interesting and inspiring people. I’m grateful to have learned a lot from each of them. One of those people is Mark Malerba. A proud father of two children (Luca, 4 and Mila, 2) and loving husband to his wife of almost 8 years (Caterina), Mark was recognized as one of...

Friends & Mentors, Vol. 1: Fred Geiger of Custom Mobility

Friends & Mentors, Vol. 1: Fred Geiger of Custom Mobility

I’ve been fortunate to get to know a great many interesting and inspiring people. I’m grateful to have learned a lot from each of them. One those people is Fred Geiger. Fred co-owns a London, Ontario-based business called Custom Mobility, which provides wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility devices, as well as home healthcare equipment. Compassion, integrity, transparency and empowerment are...