Day One Leadership Podcast

Day One Leadership Podcast
By Drew Dudley
About this podcast
If you could sit down with yourself the morning of your first day of high school, what advice would you give? What values would you encourage that junior version of you to define and pursue each day? If you got to start over on Day One and start building yourself into the person and leader you want to be, what would be your first move? The Day One Leadership Podcast asks leaders of all types, backgrounds, and ages those questions and more, as we explore what values drive leaders, and lay out strategies to help you and your teams live them each day.
Latest episodes
Dec. 14, 2016
“Have me on your show next week, and if you promise not to use the word ‘stupid’, then I won’t use the word ‘fascist’.” With that challenge to television personality Kevin O’Leary, activist Rachel Parent burst into the national spotlight. In this week’s podcast, she talks GMOs, activism, and navigating the world of leadership at a young age.
Dec. 7, 2016
Patricia Wilson was the catalyst for one of the most viral stories in history when she helped transform San Francisco into Gotham City to make a 5-year-old with leukemia's wish to be "BatKid" come true. In this week's episode, Patricia shares the inside story of that remarkable day, and what it's like to learn Julia Roberts will play her in the movie version!
Nov. 30, 2016
Thirteen gold medals. Twelve world records. One leg. An ad campaign once told the world: “She doesn’t want your sympathy. But her opponents might.” In this episode, Hall of Fame swimmer Stephanie Dixon reveals that for part of her life, her toughest opponents were her own feelings of insecurity and fear. Do not miss the story of the serious ass kicking those opponents have received.
Nov. 23, 2016
Do you find yourself frustrated at work because you can’t stand being slowed down by bureaucracy or being told, “we’ve never done it that way before”? Do you find yourself rocking the boat and ruffling feathers? You might be an “intrapreneur”: an entrepreneur working in a corporate environment. Our guest this week thinks you deserve more love!
Nov. 16, 2016
Imagine that one day you’re preparing for your first TEDx talk, the organization you founded is being featured in Forbes, and you’ve been named one of “Canada’s Most Powerful Women”. The next day, you’re forced to sit in the dark – a head injury making almost any stimuli unbearable. Now imagine that “next day” stretched on for months, then years, without the improvement you were told to expect. That’s the reality faced by Kanika Gupta. In this week’s episode, she shares her unique story of a life filled with redefinitions.
Oct. 3, 2016
What does Sunday night dinner have to do with the quality of your workplace culture? What are the “three buckets of life”, and what on earth is “reverse mentoring”?  This week’s guest Yousry Bissada has spent a lifetime building and leading companies, and answers these questions and more on the Day One Leadership Podcast.
Sept. 29, 2016
If we ever read another…well…anything on “millennials” it will be too soon! This episode’s guest (who was named one of the “100 Emerging Innovators under 35” by American Express) feels the same way.  Eric Termuende has made it his life’s work to try to change the way people seek both jobs and employees, and challenges some of the most popular beliefs in today’s discourse on work: including the very idea of a “cohort” and that it’s possible to “create” a workplace culture.  Have a listen!
Sept. 26, 2016
We may have never posted an episode of the Day One Leadership Podcast that provided more practical tips that you could put to use right away. This week’s guests, Joel Hilchey and Brandon Love, literally wrote the book on how to be “fearlessly creative”, and by the end of this episode, you’ll never fear “brainstorming” again. In fact, we bet you never even use the word again!
Sept. 14, 2016
When your son donates $10 million to a children’s hospital, you probably did something right as a parent. However, Karl Subban isn’t your typical Canadian “hockey dad”. Moving from the Caribbean and “barely able to read and write”, he became Principal of a school in one of Canada’s toughest neighbourhoods, and with his wife Maria, raised two teachers and three professional hockey players, including one of the NHL’s brightest young stars. An author and speaker on helping people reach their full potential, Karl shares his insights on life and leadership in this week’s Day One Podcast.
Sept. 7, 2016
Father, business owner, and endurance athlete, Michael Cameron lives his life by the three tenets of Passion, Pride, and Purpose. In October of 2015 however, Michael’s world was shattered by an unimaginable act of violence. In this emotional episode, Michael talks about “redefining badass” and the power and importance of forgiveness in life and leadership.