About the podcast

Brennan's a first-time founder. Jill's a first-time manager. And they've got a lot of questions. In People Leading People, they interview the people leaders and founders that inspire them most. Forget sweeping statements on the state of management. This is your go-to business podcast for actionable management tips from visionaries at Wealthsimple, Flight Network, Ratehub.ca and more. Learn how they handle all the people stuff that comes up when you lead and manage at a fast-growing company.

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Episode #1

Welcome to People Leading People: the podcast where we get real with successful leaders about how they handle the people stuff.

In this episode, Brennan and Jillian give you a quick run-down of what you can expect this season. Spoiler: look out for a ton of actionable management tips from expert leaders.

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Episode #2

Today we're chatting with Paul Teshima, co-founder and CEO at Nudge, a relationship intelligence platform that helps you find and grow the right relationships that drive sales.

Before founding Nudge, Paul built the Customer Success team at Eloqua as the SVP of Product and Customer Success through to its acquisition by Oracle for $957 million US.

We're talking with Paul about how he builds and coaches high performing teams at giant companies – and small startups.

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Episode #3

Today we're chatting with Alyssa Furtado, co-founder of Ratehub Inc. and CEO of Ratehub.ca, the leading Canadian financial comparison site for mortgage rates, credit card deals, deposit rates and insurance.

Alyssa and James Laird co-founded Ratehub Inc. in 2010 and have since grown the company to 70 full time employees. Under their leadership, Ratehub Inc. has launched its own in-house mortgage brokerage, CanWise Financial.

We're talking to Alyssa about EOS (entrepreneurial operating system), a framework for setting and communicating goals across the company.

Episode #4

Today we’re chatting with Derek Marshall, CTO at Flight Network, the largest travel agency that is both owned and operated in Canada.

Before landing at Flight Network, Derek spent time at various startups and enterprises including Bitstrips, ClearFit, Syncapse, CBC and Rogers, growing high performing technology teams and coaching them through the challenges of scale and cultural change.

We're talking with Derek about inheriting teams and hacking the bureaucracy.

Episode #5

Today we're chatting with Mike Katchen, co-founder and CEO at Wealthsimple, a global digital investment service that’s turning the wealth management model on its head. Wealthsimple’s mission is to make smart investing easy, low-cost and transparent for everyone.

Before founding Wealthsimple, Mike left his job as a business analyst with McKinsey & Company to help build 1000 Memories until it was acquired by Ancestry.com.

We're getting actionable advice from Mike about building high performing teams at extremely fast-growing companies.

Episode #6

Today we're chatting with Melissa and Johnathan Nightingale, best selling authors of “How F*cked Up Is Your Management? An Uncomfortable Conversation About Modern Leadership.”

Melissa and Johnathan have worked with some of the biggest tech companies across North America, like Mozilla, IBM, Hubba, Edmodo, Wattpad and Creative Commons. Now they're helping even more companies build better bosses with their latest venture, Raw Signal Group. They’re also co-editors of the Co-Pour, a blog about effective leadership, dumb mistakes and whisky.

Listen in to hear about the pitfalls of going from peer to manager (and how to avoid them), and how to know if you’re a results-oriented or relationship-oriented manager.

Episode #7

That's a wrap on season one! In this final episode, Brennan and Jill reflect on all the things they learned this season.