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David Inzlicht: Growth-Driven Entrepreneur and Founder of Proforce Personne

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Stories of crushing defeats and amazing triumphs. On this podcast you will hear from entrepreneurs that will inspire and motivate you to reach for the impossible! This is Growth Story, the Proforce Personnel podcast. Hosted by the man with a passion to help you grow, David Inzlicht!

Latest Episodes

EP46 - Livia Avrith : Dance it till you make it!

Livia is the founder of Funky Feet, a dance program where the main goal is to help empower children and build their confidence through dance. Livia started her company in 2001, on her own, after seizing the opportunity to teach a dance class as a last-minute replacement. Flash forward almost two decades later, Funky Feet is now a wildly successful dance program in Montreal and counts two locations as The Studio by Funky Feet. In this episode, we talk about the importance of taking calculated risks, figuring things out along the way, and pursuing things we’re really interested in.

49 min2019 JUN 14
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EP46 - Livia Avrith : Dance it till you make it!

Joe Flanders : Bringing mindfulness and entrepreneurship together

Dr. Joe Flanders is the founder and director of Mindspace as well as the host of the Mindspace Podcast. Joe discovered mindfulness through one of his professors while studying to become a psychologist. Seeing lots of potential in meditation and how mindfulness could help people, Joe stepped away from the traditional full-time clinical psychology career and opened up Mindspace, a Centre for Well-being, where they offer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to individuals, groups, and organizations.

78 min2019 APR 26
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Joe Flanders : Bringing mindfulness and entrepreneurship together

EP44 - Mona Segal : How to turn a hobby into a successful side business

Owner of Bak’d by Mona, a very successful gourmet cookies business, Mona Segal is a true force of nature. She’s unstoppable: on top of running her own business, Mona volunteers at school and works part-time as a marketing specialist. Her growth story is truly inspiring and touching. Having always loved to bake and cook, Mona decided to take the plunge and turn her passion into a business after being faced with a life-threatening health issue. That challenge made her realized she wanted to change her life, work less, volunteer more, do more of what she likes, and most importantly, give back.

51 min2019 APR 5
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EP44 - Mona Segal : How to turn a hobby into a successful side business

EP43 - Don White : Helping people lead a healthy life

Don White is on a mission to help people lead a healthier lifestyle. Many years ago, Don left his desk job and decided to invest himself 100% in what he found to be most important in life: health. After being a successful trainer for many years, Don took the plunge into entrepreneurship and co-founded his own training facility: CoreXcellence, a peak performance center. In this episode we talk about the importance of mental health in fitness, the Ketogenic diet and why most crazy diets never work, and taking professional risks when you’re in a comfortable situation.

60 min2019 MAR 15
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EP43 - Don White : Helping people lead a healthy life

EP42 - Richard Salis : Changing direction after committing to a profession

On this week’s episode, we are interviewing Mtre Richard P. Salis, B.A., LL.B., D.D.N., about his path to becoming a Notary specializing in wills, trust and estate settlement. After starting his legal career as a lawyer, he discovered a passion for helping individuals with their estate planning needs and took up studies to become a notary to better serve his clients. After years of developing a successful legal practice as a notary, he took his practice to the next level when he co-founded Levy Salis LLP, a multi-disciplinary boutique tax and estate planning law firm with his long-time friend and colleague, Mtre Shlomi Steve Levy.

48 min2019 MAR 1
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EP42 - Richard Salis : Changing direction after committing to a profession

EP41 - Sherri Rabinovitch : Investing in yourself to help others

Sherri Rabinovitch is a passionate HR & career specialist who founded her own consulting business called The People Guru. Sherri’s story is so interesting: she found so much success she is now a regular contributor on TV, but she also had to overcome great challenges such as psychological harassment and hostile work environment, as well as, more on the personal side, being diagnosed with breast cancer. In this episode, we are also going to talk about what people can do to better market themselves when looking for a job and what companies can do to hire better.

64 min2019 FEB 8
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EP41 - Sherri Rabinovitch : Investing in yourself to help others

EP40 - Simon St-Amand : A new president for Proforce Personnel

For this last episode of 2018, our host David is pleased to introduce Simon St-Amand, his successor as president of Proforce Personnel. While David is opening up his horizons with a newly acquired business in the health industry, Simon, prior director of recruitment for Proforce’s food division, is stepping up and taking the lead on the company’s day to day. When Simon first applied to work at Proforce, he wasn’t even called back for an interview. Now he’s the president of the company. Listen to this very special episode to know all about Simon’s amazing journey and learn more about David’s new business.

60 min2018 DEC 28
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EP40 - Simon St-Amand : A new president for Proforce Personnel

EP39 - Barry Solomon : Becoming an entrepreneur in your fifties

Barry Solomon is what we could call a later-stage entrepreneur, as he bought his first business while in his fifties. After working for the family business his father started for many (quite difficult) years, Barry moved on to work in advertising, and then again in a few other fields before actually moving to California, where he bought his business. In parallel, Barry’s story is also just as interesting on the personal side, as he is a survivor of a kidney and heart transplant. Tune in to see how Barry’s values and evolving takes on faith got him through this journey.

52 min2018 DEC 14
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EP39 - Barry Solomon : Becoming an entrepreneur in your fifties

EP38 - Norma Kraft : How to be a great recruiter

Formerly corporate talent acquisitionmanager, recently launch her own consulting business as a careercoach and strategist. Throughher work and herengagement on LinkedIn, Norma helps job seekersimprove their resume, strategize their job search and increase their visibility on LinkedIn. With her tremendous experience on the market,her undeniable skills for the recruiting process and her true love of people, Norma really is a top class recruiter!Listen to know more about how she got in the recruiting business and get some useful insights on how to be a great recruiter. What you’ll learn: Norma went to see a recruiter who advised her to become a recruiter herself, which she did and found instant success in that profession. Notable quotes: “It goes down to your ethics and your credibility and your way of operating.”– Norma on the basis of being a good recruiter. “I went in there and in the first month I tripled my income.”– Norma about her first job in a recruiting agency. Show no...

60 min2018 NOV 30
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EP38 - Norma Kraft : How to be a great recruiter

EP37 - Tofe Evans : How to make adversity your greatest strength

Author, keynote speaker and endurance racer, Tofe helps people build their resilience as a way to reach their goals and live a happier life. After reaching rock bottom as a young adult who had lost himself to partying and suffering from mental health issues, Tofe found his way back through his research and experiments with adversity and endurance. Tofe’s book, “Everyone has a plan until shit hits the fan. How to not be the bitch of your own brain.” teaches how to make adversity your greatest strength. What you’ll learn: Tofe studied engineering, but only half-liked it as he enjoyed the creativity and designing. Tofe had a fear of public speaking before doing it for a living. Notable quotes: “To be great, you need to have adversity. It’s a foundation of your success.” - Tofe reassuring that feeling pain is part of the process. “That’s the difference between working out and training: training is going towards something” - Tofe on applying reverse engineering to his goals. Sh...

57 min2018 NOV 16
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EP37 - Tofe Evans : How to make adversity your greatest strength

Latest Episodes

EP46 - Livia Avrith : Dance it till you make it!

Livia is the founder of Funky Feet, a dance program where the main goal is to help empower children and build their confidence through dance. Livia started her company in 2001, on her own, after seizing the opportunity to teach a dance class as a last-minute replacement. Flash forward almost two decades later, Funky Feet is now a wildly successful dance program in Montreal and counts two locations as The Studio by Funky Feet. In this episode, we talk about the importance of taking calculated risks, figuring things out along the way, and pursuing things we’re really interested in.

49 min2019 JUN 14
Comments
EP46 - Livia Avrith : Dance it till you make it!

Joe Flanders : Bringing mindfulness and entrepreneurship together

Dr. Joe Flanders is the founder and director of Mindspace as well as the host of the Mindspace Podcast. Joe discovered mindfulness through one of his professors while studying to become a psychologist. Seeing lots of potential in meditation and how mindfulness could help people, Joe stepped away from the traditional full-time clinical psychology career and opened up Mindspace, a Centre for Well-being, where they offer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to individuals, groups, and organizations.

78 min2019 APR 26
Comments
Joe Flanders : Bringing mindfulness and entrepreneurship together

EP44 - Mona Segal : How to turn a hobby into a successful side business

Owner of Bak’d by Mona, a very successful gourmet cookies business, Mona Segal is a true force of nature. She’s unstoppable: on top of running her own business, Mona volunteers at school and works part-time as a marketing specialist. Her growth story is truly inspiring and touching. Having always loved to bake and cook, Mona decided to take the plunge and turn her passion into a business after being faced with a life-threatening health issue. That challenge made her realized she wanted to change her life, work less, volunteer more, do more of what she likes, and most importantly, give back.

51 min2019 APR 5
Comments
EP44 - Mona Segal : How to turn a hobby into a successful side business

EP43 - Don White : Helping people lead a healthy life

Don White is on a mission to help people lead a healthier lifestyle. Many years ago, Don left his desk job and decided to invest himself 100% in what he found to be most important in life: health. After being a successful trainer for many years, Don took the plunge into entrepreneurship and co-founded his own training facility: CoreXcellence, a peak performance center. In this episode we talk about the importance of mental health in fitness, the Ketogenic diet and why most crazy diets never work, and taking professional risks when you’re in a comfortable situation.

60 min2019 MAR 15
Comments
EP43 - Don White : Helping people lead a healthy life

EP42 - Richard Salis : Changing direction after committing to a profession

On this week’s episode, we are interviewing Mtre Richard P. Salis, B.A., LL.B., D.D.N., about his path to becoming a Notary specializing in wills, trust and estate settlement. After starting his legal career as a lawyer, he discovered a passion for helping individuals with their estate planning needs and took up studies to become a notary to better serve his clients. After years of developing a successful legal practice as a notary, he took his practice to the next level when he co-founded Levy Salis LLP, a multi-disciplinary boutique tax and estate planning law firm with his long-time friend and colleague, Mtre Shlomi Steve Levy.

48 min2019 MAR 1
Comments
EP42 - Richard Salis : Changing direction after committing to a profession

EP41 - Sherri Rabinovitch : Investing in yourself to help others

Sherri Rabinovitch is a passionate HR & career specialist who founded her own consulting business called The People Guru. Sherri’s story is so interesting: she found so much success she is now a regular contributor on TV, but she also had to overcome great challenges such as psychological harassment and hostile work environment, as well as, more on the personal side, being diagnosed with breast cancer. In this episode, we are also going to talk about what people can do to better market themselves when looking for a job and what companies can do to hire better.

64 min2019 FEB 8
Comments
EP41 - Sherri Rabinovitch : Investing in yourself to help others

EP40 - Simon St-Amand : A new president for Proforce Personnel

For this last episode of 2018, our host David is pleased to introduce Simon St-Amand, his successor as president of Proforce Personnel. While David is opening up his horizons with a newly acquired business in the health industry, Simon, prior director of recruitment for Proforce’s food division, is stepping up and taking the lead on the company’s day to day. When Simon first applied to work at Proforce, he wasn’t even called back for an interview. Now he’s the president of the company. Listen to this very special episode to know all about Simon’s amazing journey and learn more about David’s new business.

60 min2018 DEC 28
Comments
EP40 - Simon St-Amand : A new president for Proforce Personnel

EP39 - Barry Solomon : Becoming an entrepreneur in your fifties

Barry Solomon is what we could call a later-stage entrepreneur, as he bought his first business while in his fifties. After working for the family business his father started for many (quite difficult) years, Barry moved on to work in advertising, and then again in a few other fields before actually moving to California, where he bought his business. In parallel, Barry’s story is also just as interesting on the personal side, as he is a survivor of a kidney and heart transplant. Tune in to see how Barry’s values and evolving takes on faith got him through this journey.

52 min2018 DEC 14
Comments
EP39 - Barry Solomon : Becoming an entrepreneur in your fifties

EP38 - Norma Kraft : How to be a great recruiter

Formerly corporate talent acquisitionmanager, recently launch her own consulting business as a careercoach and strategist. Throughher work and herengagement on LinkedIn, Norma helps job seekersimprove their resume, strategize their job search and increase their visibility on LinkedIn. With her tremendous experience on the market,her undeniable skills for the recruiting process and her true love of people, Norma really is a top class recruiter!Listen to know more about how she got in the recruiting business and get some useful insights on how to be a great recruiter. What you’ll learn: Norma went to see a recruiter who advised her to become a recruiter herself, which she did and found instant success in that profession. Notable quotes: “It goes down to your ethics and your credibility and your way of operating.”– Norma on the basis of being a good recruiter. “I went in there and in the first month I tripled my income.”– Norma about her first job in a recruiting agency. Show no...

60 min2018 NOV 30
Comments
EP38 - Norma Kraft : How to be a great recruiter

EP37 - Tofe Evans : How to make adversity your greatest strength

Author, keynote speaker and endurance racer, Tofe helps people build their resilience as a way to reach their goals and live a happier life. After reaching rock bottom as a young adult who had lost himself to partying and suffering from mental health issues, Tofe found his way back through his research and experiments with adversity and endurance. Tofe’s book, “Everyone has a plan until shit hits the fan. How to not be the bitch of your own brain.” teaches how to make adversity your greatest strength. What you’ll learn: Tofe studied engineering, but only half-liked it as he enjoyed the creativity and designing. Tofe had a fear of public speaking before doing it for a living. Notable quotes: “To be great, you need to have adversity. It’s a foundation of your success.” - Tofe reassuring that feeling pain is part of the process. “That’s the difference between working out and training: training is going towards something” - Tofe on applying reverse engineering to his goals. Sh...

57 min2018 NOV 16
Comments
EP37 - Tofe Evans : How to make adversity your greatest strength
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