Jacob Engel, the CEO of YEDA LLC, a consulting and leadership training company in New York joined us for this episode of our Strategy & Leadership Podcast. Jacob’s work began in his family business that was started by his father, a Holocaust survivor. Over time, Jacob developed this organization, and when the financial market crashed in 2008, he was approached by various organizations and communities for guidance on developing and reinventing their businesses. Jacob has also written about the leadership ideas that his father shared with him, in his book, The Prosperous Leader.
In this episode, we were joined by Paul Supal, the President at DigiStream Investigations. DigiStream is a private intelligence firm, specializing in research and investigation. Their role is to uncover, interpret and preserve open source intelligence for a variety of clients. Paul joined the organization in 2004, when there were around 20 staff members. Over the past 13 years, the organization has grown to include 265 employees, or “streamers”.
In this episode, we are joined by Dave Blanchard, the CEO of the Og Mandino Leadership Institute, who is also an author, speaker and coach.
In this episode of our Strategy and Leadership Podcast, Ryan Ouwehand, joins us to share his tips on motivating teams and leading strategy. With a love of people and a diverse background in sales, marketing, management, and brand strategy, Ryan explains why your people (both employees and clients) and business strategy are so closely linked.
On this episode of our Strategy and Leadership Podcast, we were joined by Gilad Berenstein, the CEO and founder of Utrip.
Gilad grew up in Israel, where is dad worked as an artificial intelligence (AI) architect. This ignited his technology fascination at a young age. Gilad moved to Seattle for university and eventually started Utrip, an AI recommendation engine that is built for all aspects of the travel industry to help organize data to make trip planning more personal and enjoyable. He has taken this technology and applied it to help both tourists and businesses alike.
Melissa Jaalaid joined us for this episode of our Strategy and Leadership Podcast to talk with us about developing strategy and leading teams in the restaurant industry. Melissa is the Director of Growth and Development at the local Vancouver chain, MeeT Restaurants. With a background in communications and human resources, Melissa has a passion for working directly with people and leading growth initiatives within the organization.
For this episode, we were joined by Ashli Komaryk who is a Communications and Organizational Leadership Trainer at Komaryk Communications. She grew up in Canada, then completed her education in Italy where she lived for 14 years. She then returned to Canada to work as the director of the Italian Cultural Center in Vancouver.