Category

blog

Meaning & Purpose – Awakened Leaders Vlog with Joel Solomon

By | blog, vlog | No Comments

Meaning & Purpose – Author & Mission Venture Capitalist, Joel Solomon

Meaning and purpose is just one of the topics on this week’s Awakened Leaders Vlog with author and mission venture capitalist, Joel Solomon.

In this interview, Joel discusses finding meaning in your life and living a life of purpose. But first, Catherine and Joel debate ‘how much is enough’? This will give you pause for thought on answering this question for yourself and why you came to this answer.

This is the first of 6 parts in our interview series with Joel. Part 2 will be out next week.

meaning

About Joel’s Book – The Clean Money Revolution

The Clean Money Revolution calls for the reinvention of power, purpose and capitalism, that will generate the biggest money making opportunity in history.

$50 trillion will change hands from Boomers to Millennials in North America alone by 2050. It will remake the world. We are ancestors of the future. We must know what our money does to people and places, then take actions to align our dollars with our values.

Read more here.

About Joel Solomon

Joel is Co-Founder and Chair of Renewal Funds, Canada’s largest mission venture capital firm, with $98m under management. Renewal Funds invests in Organics and Envirotech.

With Founder + Funder Carol Newell, Joel implemented a “whole portfolio activation to mission” strategy as leader of her “activist family office”. As ED of the Endswell Foundation they spent down a $20m endowment, leaving Tides Canada Foundation and Hollyhock as legacy charities while supporting BC’s renowned environmental community.

As CEO of Renewal Partners‘ seed capital fund over $10m was placed into dozens of green companies.

meaning

We welcome your thoughts and feelings to this video. Please leave a reply below.

Do You Know an Awakened Leader in an Awakening
Organization?

Do you know a great leader in an awesome organization? If you do and you think we should interview them, please email us.

We want to hear from you!

Check Out Our Monthly Newsletter

Sign up for our free monthly newsletter to receive:

  • Practical advice & tips on strategy, culture & leadership
  • Articles on building better & more successful organizations
  • News & events on building Awakened Companies

Nature Contains All of The Answers – Awakened Leaders Vlog with TerraCycle’s Tom Szaky

By | blog, vlog | No Comments

Nature Contains All of The Answers –  TerraCycle’s CEO & Founder, Tom Szaky

Nature contains all of the answers. This and becoming a better leader through awakened relationships are the topics on this week’s Awakened Leaders Vlog with TerraCycle’s CEO & Founder, Tom Szaky.

In this interview, Tom discusses with Catherine how to build better relationships as a leader and nature’s biggest lesson.

This is the final part of our interview series with Tom.

Next week, we will launch a new interview series with an exciting new guest, so stay tuned.

nature

What is TerraCycle?

TerraCycle is an eco-friendly recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling typically non-recyclable waste.

 

Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the “non-recyclable” is their mission. Whether it’s coffee capsules from your home, pens from a school, or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. TerraCycle partners with individual collectors, as well as major consumer product companies, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities, and small businesses across 20 different countries. With your help, TerraCycle is able to divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators each month.

Read more here.

About Tom Szaky

Tom Szaky is the CEO and founder of TerraCycle, a company that makes consumer products from waste. Tom immigrated to Canada at the age of four from his home in Hungary, after the Chernobyl disaster with his parents, who are medical doctors. He grew up in Toronto and attended Princeton University before leaving to focus on TerraCycle and his mission towards Eliminating the Idea of Waste®.

Early on in his career, Tom started three small ‘dot.com‘ companies.[7] These were Werehome.com, piority.com, and studentmarks.com.[5] In 2006, Tom was named the “#1 CEO under thirty” by Inc. magazine in its July 2006 issue for his work in TerraCycle.[8]

We welcome your thoughts and feelings to this video. Please leave a reply below.

nature

Do You Know an Awakened Leader in an Awakening
Organization?

Do you know a great leader in an awesome organization? If you do and you think we should interview them, please email us.

We want to hear from you!

Check Out Our Monthly Newsletter

Sign up for our free monthly newsletter to receive:

  • Practical advice & tips on strategy, culture & leadership
  • Articles on building better & more successful organizations
  • News & events on building Awakened Companies

Inner Workings of an Awakened Company with TerraCycle’s Tom Szaky – Awakened Leaders Vlog

By | blog, vlog | No Comments

Inner Workings of an Awakened Company with TerraCycle’s CEO & Founder, Tom Szaky

Inner workings of an Awakened Company is this week’s topic on our Awakened Leaders Vlog with TerraCycle’s CEO & Founder, Tom Szaky.

In this interview, Tom gives Catherine some insight on some of the inner workings of TerraCycle from his company’s key metrics for success and how they engage their employees, to what is an Awakened Leader.

This is part 4 of 5 of our interview series with Tom. We will post our last interview with Tom next week. Stay tuned for another exciting new guest after that.

inner workings

What is TerraCycle?

TerraCycle is an eco-friendly recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling typically non-recyclable waste.

 

Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the “non-recyclable” is their mission. Whether it’s coffee capsules from your home, pens from a school, or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. TerraCycle partners with individual collectors, as well as major consumer product companies, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities, and small businesses across 20 different countries. With your help, TerraCycle is able to divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators each month.

Read more here.

About Tom Szaky

Tom Szaky is the CEO and founder of TerraCycle, a company that makes consumer products from waste. Tom immigrated to Canada at the age of four from his home in Hungary, after the Chernobyl disaster with his parents, who are medical doctors. He grew up in Toronto and attended Princeton University before leaving to focus on TerraCycle and his mission towards Eliminating the Idea of Waste®.

Early on in his career, Tom started three small ‘dot.com‘ companies.[7] These were Werehome.com, piority.com, and studentmarks.com.[5] In 2006, Tom was named the “#1 CEO under thirty” by Inc. magazine in its July 2006 issue for his work in TerraCycle.[8]

We welcome your thoughts and feelings to this video. Please leave a reply below.

inner workings

Do You Know an Awakened Leader in an Awakening
Organization?

Do you know a great leader in an awesome organization? If you do and you think we should interview them, please email us.

We want to hear from you!

Check Out Our Monthly Newsletter

Sign up for our free monthly newsletter to receive:

  • Practical advice & tips on strategy, culture & leadership
  • Articles on building better & more successful organizations
  • News & events on building Awakened Companies

Loves & Dislikes of Business with TerraCycle’s Tom Szaky – Awakened Leaders Vlog

By | blog, vlog | No Comments

Loves & Dislikes of Business with TerraCycle’s CEO & Founder, Tom Szaky

Loves & dislikes of business is this week’s topic on our Awakened Leaders Vlog with TerraCycle’s CEO & Founder, Tom Szaky.

In this interview, Tom talks with Catherine about what his loves & dislikes of business. He also provides his thoughts on what is an Awakened Company.

This is part 3 of 5 of our interview series with Tom. Over the next few weeks, we will post the remaining interviews.

 

loves & dislikes

What is TerraCycle?

TerraCycle is an eco-friendly recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling typically non-recyclable waste.

 

Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the “non-recyclable” is their mission. Whether it’s coffee capsules from your home, pens from a school, or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. TerraCycle partners with individual collectors, as well as major consumer product companies, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities, and small businesses across 20 different countries. With your help, TerraCycle is able to divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators each month.

Read more here.

About Tom Szaky

Tom Szaky is the CEO and founder of TerraCycle, a company that makes consumer products from waste. Tom immigrated to Canada at the age of four from his home in Hungary, after the Chernobyl disaster with his parents, who are medical doctors. He grew up in Toronto and attended Princeton University before leaving to focus on TerraCycle and his mission towards Eliminating the Idea of Waste®.

Early on in his career, Tom started three small ‘dot.com‘ companies.[7] These were Werehome.com, piority.com, and studentmarks.com.[5] In 2006, Tom was named the “#1 CEO under thirty” by Inc. magazine in its July 2006 issue for his work in TerraCycle.[8]

We welcome your thoughts and feelings to this video. Please leave a reply below.

loves & dislikes

Do You Know an Awakened Leader in an Awakening
Organization?

Do you know a great leader in an awesome organization? If you do and you think we should interview them, please email us.

We want to hear from you!

Check Out Our Monthly Newsletter

Sign up for our free monthly newsletter to receive:

  • Practical advice & tips on strategy, culture & leadership
  • Articles on building better & more successful organizations
  • News & events on building Awakened Companies

Aggressive Transparency with TerraCycle’s Tom Szaky – Awakened Leaders Vlog

By | blog, vlog | No Comments

Aggressive Transparency with TerraCycle’s CEO & Founder, Tom Szaky

Aggressive transparency is just one of our topics on our latest Awakened Leaders Vlog with TerraCycle‘s CEO & Founder, Tom Szaky.

In this interview, Tom talks with Catherine about the value of companies being aggressively transparent, his legacy, sustainability & profitability, what concerns him in business and the power of the consumer to affect positive change.

This is part 2 of 5 of our interview series with Tom. Over the next few weeks, we will post the remaining 3 interviews.

 

aggressive transparency

What is TerraCycle?

TerraCycle is an eco-friendly recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling typically non-recyclable waste.

 

Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the “non-recyclable” is their mission. Whether it’s coffee capsules from your home, pens from a school, or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. TerraCycle partners with individual collectors, as well as major consumer product companies, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities, and small businesses across 20 different countries. With your help, TerraCycle is able to divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators each month.

Read more here.

About Tom Szaky

Tom Szaky is the CEO and founder of TerraCycle, a company that makes consumer products from waste. Tom immigrated to Canada at the age of four from his home in Hungary, after the Chernobyl disaster with his parents, who are medical doctors. He grew up in Toronto and attended Princeton University before leaving to focus on TerraCycle and his mission towards Eliminating the Idea of Waste®.

Early on in his career, Tom started three small ‘dot.com‘ companies.[7] These were Werehome.com, piority.com, and studentmarks.com.[5] In 2006, Tom was named the “#1 CEO under thirty” by Inc. magazine in its July 2006 issue for his work in TerraCycle.[8]

We welcome your thoughts and feelings to this video. Please leave a reply below.

aggressive transparency

Do You Know an Awakened Leader in an Awakening
Organization?

Do you know a great leader in an awesome organization? If you do and you think we should interview them, please email us.

We want to hear from you!

Check Out Our Monthly Newsletter

Sign up for our free monthly newsletter to receive:

  • Practical advice & tips on strategy, culture & leadership
  • Articles on building better & more successful organizations
  • News & events on building Awakened Companies

Changing the World with TerraCycle’s Tom Szaky – Awakened Leaders Vlog

By | blog, vlog | No Comments

Changing the World with TerraCycle’s CEO & Founder, Tom Szaky

Tom is on a mission of changing the world and making it a better place. Our latest Awakened Leaders Vlog is with TerraCycle‘s CEO & Founder, Tom Szaky. In this interview, Tom tells Catherine what inspired him to start TerraCycle and what has been his biggest career learning.

This is part 1 of 5 of our interview series with Tom. Over the next 4 weeks, we will post the remaining 4 interviews.

changing

What is TerraCycle?

TerraCycle is an eco-friendly recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling typically non-recyclable waste.

 

Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the “non-recyclable” is their mission. Whether it’s coffee capsules from your home, pens from a school, or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. TerraCycle partners with individual collectors, as well as major consumer product companies, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities, and small businesses across 20 different countries. With your help, TerraCycle is able to divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators each month.

Read more here.

About Tom Szaky

Tom Szaky is the CEO and founder of TerraCycle, a company that makes consumer products from waste. Tom immigrated to Canada at the age of four from his home in Hungary, after the Chernobyl disaster with his parents, who are medical doctors. He grew up in Toronto and attended Princeton University before leaving to focus on TerraCycle and his mission towards Eliminating the Idea of Waste®.

Early on in his career, Tom started three small ‘dot.com‘ companies.[7] These were Werehome.com, piority.com, and studentmarks.com.[5] In 2006, Tom was named the “#1 CEO under thirty” by Inc. magazine in its July 2006 issue for his work in TerraCycle.[8]

We welcome your thoughts and feelings to this video. Please leave a reply below.

changing

Do You Know an Awakened Leader in an Awakening
Organization?

Do you know a great leader in an awesome organization? If you do and you think we should interview them, please email us.

We want to hear from you!

Check Out Our Monthly Newsletter

Sign up for our free monthly newsletter to receive:

  • Practical advice & tips on strategy, culture & leadership
  • Articles on building better & more successful organizations
  • News & events on building Awakened Companies

Build a Better Workplace – Awakened Leaders Vlog

By | blog, vlog | No Comments

Build a Better Workplace with ATB’s Chief Evangelist, Lorne Rubis

What it takes to build a better workplace and what it means to be an Awakened Company are our topics this week with our current guest on our Awakened Leaders Vlog, Lorne Rubis, ATB Financial’s Chief Evangelist. This is the final part our interview series with Lorne.

In this interview, Lorne gives Catherine his take on what is an Awakened Company and how you can build a better workplace.

Stay tuned for our next guest on our Awakened Leaders Vlog coming up next week.

build

About ATB Financial

ATB believes they can transform banking. Reimagine it, making banking work for people. They carry the outrageous belief that banking can change people’s lives for the better. Making their time richer and their aspirations closer.
They do things that other banks wouldn’t do. They are loyal to their customers, are relentlessly inventive and steadfastly geniune in their pursuit of Albertans’ greater good by using banking to CREATE HAPPINESS.
Happiness is their purpose.
Read more here.

About Lorne Rubis

As Chief Evangelist, Lorne Rubis, is responsible for leading change within ATB as the organization sets out to be number one in local markets, become THE place to work and further entrench itself in the hearts of Albertans.

What makes Lorne such a great match for ATB is that he doesn’t fit the mold of a traditional HR person. As a general manager, facilitator, consultant and entrepreneur, Lorne’s diverse career has focused on driving organizational change and performance improvement for public and private companies on a global level.   Lorne received an education degree from the University of Alberta (he even played Golden Bears Football) and started out his career as a teacher. He then completed a Masters of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from the University of Oregon and went on to hold senior leadership roles in a number of tech companies in the US – and attention, hockey fans – a stint with the Los Angeles Kings.  Most recently, Lorne was the President and CEO of Ryzex, a mobile technology services company based in Washington and the United Kingdom.

His journey has sparked a passion for personal leadership and living life with character. He writes frequently about getting the most out of work and life situations through a focus on Respect, Abundance and Accountability – the three tenants of The Character Triangle, also the title of his book. Lorne loves working with people and is passionate about inspiring ATB associates to be even better.

He is also honored to be on the Advisory Board of The Thrive Center at Fullerton in Pasadena. The mission is to promote the concept and behavior of thriving, especially amongst youth.  Lorne and Kathleen, his wife/partner of 41 years, have three children and one grandchild. They spend their time between Edmonton, Alberta and Mercer Island, Washington.

Learn more about Lorne here.

We welcome your thoughts and feelings to this video. Please leave a reply below.

build

Do You Know an Awakened Leader in an Awakening
Organization?

Do you know a great leader in an awesome organization? If you do and you think we should interview them, please email us.

We want to hear from you!

Check Out Our Monthly Newsletter

Sign up for our free monthly newsletter to receive:

  • Practical advice & tips on strategy, culture & leadership
  • Articles on building better & more successful organizations
  • News & events on building Awakened Companies

Relationships in Business – Awakened Leaders Vlog

By | blog, vlog | No Comments

Relationships in Business with ATB’s Chief Evangelist, Lorne Rubis

Relationships in business is our topic this week with our current guest on our Awakened Leaders Vlog, Lorne Rubis, ATB Financial’s Chief Evangelist. This part 11 of 12 of our interview with Lorne.

In this interview, Lorne speaks with Catherine about relationships in business and on what it means to have an Awakened relationship.

 

relationships

About ATB Financial

ATB believes they can transform banking. Reimagine it, making banking work for people. They carry the outrageous belief that banking can change people’s lives for the better. Making their time richer and their aspirations closer.
They do things that other banks wouldn’t do. They are loyal to their customers, are relentlessly inventive and steadfastly geniune in their pursuit of Albertans’ greater good by using banking to CREATE HAPPINESS.
Happiness is their purpose.
Read more here.

About Lorne Rubis

As Chief Evangelist, Lorne Rubis, is responsible for leading change within ATB as the organization sets out to be number one in local markets, become THE place to work and further entrench itself in the hearts of Albertans.

What makes Lorne such a great match for ATB is that he doesn’t fit the mold of a traditional HR person. As a general manager, facilitator, consultant and entrepreneur, Lorne’s diverse career has focused on driving organizational change and performance improvement for public and private companies on a global level.   Lorne received an education degree from the University of Alberta (he even played Golden Bears Football) and started out his career as a teacher. He then completed a Masters of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from the University of Oregon and went on to hold senior leadership roles in a number of tech companies in the US – and attention, hockey fans – a stint with the Los Angeles Kings.  Most recently, Lorne was the President and CEO of Ryzex, a mobile technology services company based in Washington and the United Kingdom.

His journey has sparked a passion for personal leadership and living life with character. He writes frequently about getting the most out of work and life situations through a focus on Respect, Abundance and Accountability – the three tenants of The Character Triangle, also the title of his book. Lorne loves working with people and is passionate about inspiring ATB associates to be even better.

He is also honored to be on the Advisory Board of The Thrive Center at Fullerton in Pasadena. The mission is to promote the concept and behavior of thriving, especially amongst youth.  Lorne and Kathleen, his wife/partner of 41 years, have three children and one grandchild. They spend their time between Edmonton, Alberta and Mercer Island, Washington.

Learn more about Lorne here.

We welcome your thoughts and feelings to this video. Please leave a reply below.

relationships

Do You Know an Awakened Leader in an Awakening
Organization?

Do you know a great leader in an awesome organization? If you do and you think we should interview them, please email us.

We want to hear from you!

Check Out Our Monthly Newsletter

Sign up for our free monthly newsletter to receive:

  • Practical advice & tips on strategy, culture & leadership
  • Articles on building better & more successful organizations
  • News & events on building Awakened Companies

Stand Up – Awakened Leaders Vlog

By | blog, vlog | No Comments

Stand Up with ATB’s Chief Evangelist, Lorne Rubis

Stand up for making positive change, people and purpose are this week’s topics with our current guest on our Awakened Leaders Vlog, Lorne Rubis, ATB Financial’s Chief Evangelist. This part 10 of 12 of our interview with Lorne.

In this interview, Lorne encourages leaders to stand up for making positive change in the world,  and discusses people and purpose.

stand

About ATB Financial

ATB believes they can transform banking. Reimagine it, making banking work for people. They carry the outrageous belief that banking can change people’s lives for the better. Making their time richer and their aspirations closer.
They do things that other banks wouldn’t do. They are loyal to their customers, are relentlessly inventive and steadfastly geniune in their pursuit of Albertans’ greater good by using banking to CREATE HAPPINESS.
Happiness is their purpose.
Read more here.

About Lorne Rubis

As Chief Evangelist, Lorne Rubis, is responsible for leading change within ATB as the organization sets out to be number one in local markets, become THE place to work and further entrench itself in the hearts of Albertans.

What makes Lorne such a great match for ATB is that he doesn’t fit the mold of a traditional HR person. As a general manager, facilitator, consultant and entrepreneur, Lorne’s diverse career has focused on driving organizational change and performance improvement for public and private companies on a global level.   Lorne received an education degree from the University of Alberta (he even played Golden Bears Football) and started out his career as a teacher. He then completed a Masters of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from the University of Oregon and went on to hold senior leadership roles in a number of tech companies in the US – and attention, hockey fans – a stint with the Los Angeles Kings.  Most recently, Lorne was the President and CEO of Ryzex, a mobile technology services company based in Washington and the United Kingdom.

His journey has sparked a passion for personal leadership and living life with character. He writes frequently about getting the most out of work and life situations through a focus on Respect, Abundance and Accountability – the three tenants of The Character Triangle, also the title of his book. Lorne loves working with people and is passionate about inspiring ATB associates to be even better.

He is also honored to be on the Advisory Board of The Thrive Center at Fullerton in Pasadena. The mission is to promote the concept and behavior of thriving, especially amongst youth.  Lorne and Kathleen, his wife/partner of 41 years, have three children and one grandchild. They spend their time between Edmonton, Alberta and Mercer Island, Washington.

Learn more about Lorne here.

We welcome your thoughts and feelings to this video. Please leave a reply below.

stand

Do You Know an Awakened Leader in an Awakening
Organization?

Do you know a great leader in an awesome organization? If you do and you think we should interview them, please email us.

We want to hear from you!

Check Out Our Monthly Newsletter

Sign up for our free monthly newsletter to receive:

  • Practical advice & tips on strategy, culture & leadership
  • Articles on building better & more successful organizations
  • News & events on building Awakened Companies

Awakened Leadership – Awakened Leaders Vlog

By | blog, vlog | No Comments

Awakened Leadership with ATB’s Chief Evangelist, Lorne Rubis

Awakened Leadership is this week’s topic with our current guest on our Awakened Leaders Vlog, Lorne Rubis, ATB Financial’s Chief Evangelist. This part 9 of 12 of our interview with Lorne.

In this interview, Lorne discusses what is an Awakened Leader and Awakened Leadership.

awakened leadership

About ATB Financial

ATB believes they can transform banking. Reimagine it, making banking work for people. They carry the outrageous belief that banking can change people’s lives for the better. Making their time richer and their aspirations closer.
They do things that other banks wouldn’t do. They are loyal to their customers, are relentlessly inventive and steadfastly geniune in their pursuit of Albertans’ greater good by using banking to CREATE HAPPINESS.
Happiness is their purpose.
Read more here.

About Lorne Rubis

As Chief Evangelist, Lorne Rubis, is responsible for leading change within ATB as the organization sets out to be number one in local markets, become THE place to work and further entrench itself in the hearts of Albertans.

What makes Lorne such a great match for ATB is that he doesn’t fit the mold of a traditional HR person. As a general manager, facilitator, consultant and entrepreneur, Lorne’s diverse career has focused on driving organizational change and performance improvement for public and private companies on a global level.   Lorne received an education degree from the University of Alberta (he even played Golden Bears Football) and started out his career as a teacher. He then completed a Masters of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from the University of Oregon and went on to hold senior leadership roles in a number of tech companies in the US – and attention, hockey fans – a stint with the Los Angeles Kings.  Most recently, Lorne was the President and CEO of Ryzex, a mobile technology services company based in Washington and the United Kingdom.

His journey has sparked a passion for personal leadership and living life with character. He writes frequently about getting the most out of work and life situations through a focus on Respect, Abundance and Accountability – the three tenants of The Character Triangle, also the title of his book. Lorne loves working with people and is passionate about inspiring ATB associates to be even better.

He is also honored to be on the Advisory Board of The Thrive Center at Fullerton in Pasadena. The mission is to promote the concept and behavior of thriving, especially amongst youth.  Lorne and Kathleen, his wife/partner of 41 years, have three children and one grandchild. They spend their time between Edmonton, Alberta and Mercer Island, Washington.

Learn more about Lorne here.

We welcome your thoughts and feelings to this video. Please leave a reply below.

awakened leadership

Do You Know an Awakened Leader in an Awakening
Organization?

Do you know a great leader in an awesome organization? If you do and you think we should interview them, please email us.

We want to hear from you!

Check Out Our Monthly Newsletter

Sign up for our free monthly newsletter to receive:

  • Practical advice & tips on strategy, culture & leadership
  • Articles on building better & more successful organizations
  • News & events on building Awakened Companies