Let's Grab Coffee Podcast

George Khalife

After connecting with someone, what's the next thing you typically say?

"Let's grab coffee"

All Episodes

Rheaply is a B2B SaaS resource management technology to scale reuse and the circular economy within organizations, helping lower procurement and storage costs and reduce waste --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Sep 16

55 min

Entrepreneur delivering success to B2B tech buyers and vendors via G2.com marketplace...and supporting ThreeKit in building the world's most amazing 3D visual selling platform. Previously built cloud CPQ software pioneers BigMachines (acquired by Oracle) and SteelBrick (acquired by Salesforce). --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Sep 3

51 min

Kieran Mathew is an entrepreneur, startup advisor, sought-out speaker, and leading Gen Z marketer whose insights are featured in Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur, Thrive Global, Strategy, Huff Post and many more. He has been referred to as a “Top Gen Z Entrepreneur” by Adweek. In 2016, Kieran launched Amplify, a data driven marketing firm which helps brands grow and succeed in the youth market. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Aug 27

44 min

Jeffrey is the CEO of CareerJSM and Thrive.  Under CareerJSM, the team builds software that helps job seekers manage their job search. Thrive (a product built by CareerJSM) is a Career Wellness Platform that is transforming the way organizations manage outplacement and career transitions. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Aug 27

40 min

Justin Bailie is a father of four, with children from two different families. Rose Rocket is a cloud-based Transportation Management Software (TMS) for trucking companies of all sizes. In only five years, they’ve reduced the time it takes for customers to manage their shipment by over 80%, built partnerships with three of the top trucking companies in North America, and saw 300% year-over-year revenue growth. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Aug 7

47 min

David is the SVP of Office Leasing at CBRE and the Co-Founder CBRE Forward  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Jul 31

56 min

Co-Founder of Starbucks Coffee Company and is a globally recognized business keynote speaker, consultant, and business start up advisor. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Jul 23

57 min

Wagepoint is a simple and fast online payroll app, backed by the world's friendliest team. The app is ideal for small businesses across North America (US & Canada) who are looking to pay their employees easily and quickly. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Jul 9

49 min

Sophie is an entrepreneur, an author and experienced business facilitator. In 2003, she co-founded Naseba, a business information company specialised in supporting enterprise development in emerging markets. Sophie was appointed CEO in 2009 and was responsible for its strategic development and overseeing its operations worldwide until 2019. In 2009, Sophie founded the WIL Economic Forum, the first platform for business women leaders in the Middle East and Asia and in 2016, co authored ‘Game Changers: How Women in the Arab World Are Changing the Rules and Shaping the Future’. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Jul 1

49 min

Michael’s TEDx Nashville YouTube video “Great Leaders Do What Drug Addicts Do” is the number one talk in the history of TEDx Nashville. It has been seen by over one million people in over twenty-five countries and provides insight into his seventeen-year journey from addiction and near homelessness to CEO and co-founder of an Inc. 500 startup that he sold to a publicly-traded company. This talk sparked the #MaskFreeMovement and brought awareness to Michael’s Mask-Free Program, built on three principles inspired by his recovery, showing leaders how to achieve balance, reclaim energy, and thrive in work and life. Michael is an acclaimed speaker, entrepreneur, award-winning three-time CEO, leadership coach, and author. His accomplishments include being named a Most Admired CEO, named to the Top 40 Under 40, and being recognized by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce as Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Jun 18

51 min

An award-winning journalist and author, A'Lelia founded the Madam Walker Family Archives, is a Columbia University trustee and immediate past chairman of the National Archives Foundation. A former network television news executive and producer, she has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, C-Span, NPR and BBC and spoken at Harvard Business School, Spelman College and dozens of corporations, book festivals and women’s conferences.  Site: https://aleliabundles.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Jun 4

39 min

Sheetal Jaitly is the CEO of TribalScale. He is a charismatic entrepreneur, an avid investor, and a veteran in the tech space. Sheetal is passionate about innovation and digital transformation potential on both organizations. Sheetal lives in the future and takes his unique perspective to support and guide brands through their digital transformations. He works with organizations that range from startups to enterprise, and helps them become innovators in a rapidly changing industry. Sheetal is an active tech investor and works closely with TribalScale Venture Studios. Sheetal breathes and lives innovation, he helps clients create digital solutions that revolutionize their business, and enhance customer experiences. His main goal is to bring capital efficiency and productivity to all of his partners. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

May 22

70 min

Having worked for the Disney for 25 years, most recently as Head of Innovation and Creativity, Duncan now serves as an independent innovation and design thinking consultant, helping companies embed a culture of innovation and creativity across their organizations. Delivering a series of keynotes, training workshops and ideation forums, his unique Design Thinking process helps people capture unlikely connections, leading to both fresh thinking and revolutionary ideas. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

May 14

44 min

The Tempest (thetempest.co) is a premium global media company for women who will. Reaching millions around the world, The Tempest reaches an audience made up of determined leaders, creators, doers, and dreamers who are smart and passionate, always seeking out the full potential in every aspect of their lives. The Tempest delivers heart and substance to a highly engaged audience across a variety of devices and destinations, from original video and audio, to live experiences and social storytelling. The Tempest is home to the largest network of brands specifically serving women around the world: https://thetempest.co/advertise/. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

May 7

55 min

Colin is an actor, author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur. In his book book, "Agile Artist: Life Lessons from Hollywood and Beyond", Colin shares personal stories of overcoming two bouts of cancer, living through the world trade center experience and fulfilling his dream of becoming a professional working actor in Hollywood. He has launched two online courses called INSPIRE and CAMERA READY! both of which are designed to help people overcome limiting beliefs to achieve their life goals including becoming an effective and dynamic communicator in front of the camera and live audiences. Personal site: https://www.colinegglesfield.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

May 1

54 min

Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor and investor. Marc was co-founder of Netflix, serving as their founding CEO, as the executive producer of their web site, and as a member of their board of directors. Although best known for starting Netflix, Marc’s career as an entrepreneur spans more than four decades. He's founded or co-founded more than half a dozen other successful start-ups, mentored rising entrepreneurs including the co-founders of Looker Data which was recently sold to Google for $2.6B, and invested in numerous successful tech ventures. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, works extensively with young entrepreneur programs, sits on the board of the environmental advocacy group 1% for the Planet, and chairs the National Outdoor Leadership School’s Board of Trustees. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Apr 22

54 min

Justin Thouin is the Co-Founder and CEO of LowestRates.ca, one of the fastest growing companies in North America. He has been an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award finalist and under his leadership LowestRates.ca has ranked in the top 50 on Maclean's/Canadian Business' Growth 500 list of Canada's fastest growing companies for four years in a row, most recently placing 15th in 2019. The company has also ranked in the top 25 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 the past two years, stemming from its rapid revenue growth. In 2019, LowestRates.ca won Startup Canada's National and Ontario High-Growth Entrepreneurship Awards. Also in 2019, it placed 75th on the Report on Business' List of Canada's Top Growing Companies and 164th on Deloitte's North American Technology Fast 500. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Apr 9

44 min

Bestselling Author of Screw Being Shy, Global Top 100 Humans 2.0 Podcast Host, Amazon Prime's 📺The Social Movement & Speaker --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Apr 6

57 min

Casanova Brooks is an award-winning real estate agent, investor, speaker, and CEO. Who would have thought that a man who once had no home to house his family in and no job to earn income, would’ve locked in 46 real estate deals in his first year as a real estate agent and earn the rookie of the year award in a brand new city with no family, friends, or network? – That’s Casanova Brooks for you! Casanova is a successful entrepreneur, Real Estate agent, investor, influential speaker, and CEO, but most importantly, a Relationship Builder cultivating and transforming young and old minds into productive ones. Nurturing the ideology – It Starts With Your Mindset – Casanova Brooks held up strong when he hit rock bottom. He learned it the tough way in his early days when he was diagnosed with a life-threatening cancer at the age of 15. Years later, he faced another devastating turning point in his life. Within a one week span, Casanova lost his mom, his home, and his job. Without nothing left but love and support from his wife and family, Casanova vowed to pick himself up and started internally focusing on a growth mindset. He went all in, with his back against the wall he kept fighting, and when his hard work finally was met with a great opportunity, the tables were turned. Not only clearing 6 figures as a real estate agent in his first year, on his first real estate investment endeavor, he cleared $41,000 in profit and has continued to build a successful portfolio. “As long as it’s a calculated risk, take it, don’t look back” – Casanova Brooks --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Apr 1

53 min

Danny is the Sales Director for a tech startup called Metadata - a platform that helps marketers automate the tedious tasks of setting up & tracking advertising campaigns. Danny won the 2019 AE Of The Year award in November, 2019 sponsored by Chili Piper. This was a national award open to any AE in the country with a $10,000 prize for first place and a $3,000 team outing all sponsored by Chili Piper. Today he sits on the board of the Esports Trade Association (ESTA) and supports the growing esports ecosystem. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Mar 28

47 min

Refugee turned divorcee on the verge of bankruptcy... To multi-millionaire, champion bodybuilder, author, doctor, and CEO of multiple worldwide brands. Dr. Sam Bakhtiar is an American success story with humble beginnings and a meteoric rise to wealth and influence. As founder of The Camp Transformation Centres (110+ locations) and the 1%ER Movement, Sam inspires modern adults and youth to discover their 1% potential and excel in the 5 F's - Faith, Family, Fitness, Finance, and Fun. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Mar 15

32 min

The Knowledge Society is a human accelerator designed for young people (ages 13-17). Our mission is to build the next-generation of global leaders who have a strong sense of purpose, tenacity, resourcefulness, leadership, and vision. TKS has built a physical environment where participants explore topics such as Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Nanotech, Quantum Computing etc... through collaboration and guidance from world-class mentors. TKS is preparing young people to achieve big things far earlier on and carve out a piece of the future for themselves. For more information, visit: www.theksociety.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Mar 15

50 min

Stephany Lapierre is the founder/CEO of Tealbook, a highly coveted supply chain thought leader, and one of the most influential minds in emerging data technologies. She has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Supply Chain, and her company, Tealbook, has both been named a Top 50 company to watch by Spend Matters and won the Cool Vendor Award by Gartner. Prior to Tealbook, Stephany spent 10 years building a successful strategic sourcing and procurement consulting firm focusing on large scale sourcing optimization projects. Given her experience and visibility into the data issues crippling procurement she has made it her mission is to deliver a ‘Trusted Source of Supplier Data’ to an ever-growing eProcurement space. Currently, Tealbook is the only Big Data company that provides a self-enriching and self-maintaining mechanism to fix enterprise supplier data, forever. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Mar 1

43 min

As Founder and CEO of Genium, a premium software development and agile consulting firm. I bring 10+ years of experience in connecting innovative companies with world-class software engineers globally. At Genium, I have led more than 100 engineers, developers, and other experts, helping companies to create secure, cutting-edge mobile and web applications as well as to hire and build scalable, talented teams tailored to their project’s needs.
 I am an experienced iOS and Android Developer/System Architect/Project Manager who has overseen, designed and developed over 100+ mobile and web products using emerging tech as well as agile development methods that accelerate time to market and ensure quality. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Feb 28

44 min

Dr. Stout’s career includes business, government, and nonprofits, as well as the UN and academia. He’s traveled the world, published 38 books, won a wide range of accolades, including four additional doctorates (honoris causa), and invitations to TEDs, Davos, Renaissance Weekends… He’s is a licensed clinical psychologist and Founding Director of the Center for Global Initiatives, a Top Rated Healthcare Nonprofit. His entrepreneurial experience is demonstrated in multiple start-ups and serving as an advisory board member, and early-money-in investor. He's been faculty in the University of Illinois' College of Medicine and Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine. He served at the UN and was appointed to the World Economic Forum's Global Leaders of Tomorrow and an Invited Faculty at Davos. He is the founder of GordianKnot, LLC, and is VP of Clinical Research and Data Analytics at ATI. Dr. Stout is a Fellow in the APA, past-President of the IPA, and is member in the National Academies of Practice. He is a best selling nonfiction author whose works have been translated into 8 languages. He has been awarded with 4 Humanitarian Awards and is in 3 Halls of Fame. He has served as C/E/O/I/Officer. He has traveled to over 100 countries and founded a kindergarten in Tanzania. He is listed in TED-Founder Richard Saul Wurman’s “Who’s Really Who 1000: The Most Creative Individuals in America.” Purdue has named a scholarship in his honor. Dr. Stout was educated at Purdue, University of Chicago, and Forest Institute, gaining over 24 awards and 4 scholarships and was Valedictorian of his doctoral class. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School. He has been awarded over 40 other postdoctoral awards. He has been interviewed on CNBC, CNN, NBC, PBS, NPR, Oprah, Time, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, and others. He's an amateur alpinist, ultra runner, and diver. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Feb 21

52 min

Peter Taunton is a pioneer in the fitness industry. In 2003, he had a vision for Snap Fitness: to create an affordable, 24-7, results-driven gym differentiated from the impersonal, expensive big-box experience. Today there are Snap Fitness franchises in 2,500 locations in 26 countries. And Taunton, CEO of Lift Brands, didn’t stop there. Taunton is an expert at understanding consumer desires and fulfilling them. In recent years, he has acquired and founded several brands to round out the consumer-fitness experience: 9Round, Farrell’s, YogaFit, STEELE Fitness, Fitness On Demand. Together with the Snap Fitness brand they comprise the world’s largest wellness franchise organization, serving 165 million workouts and counting. Taunton, who prior to founding Snap Fitness owned nine America’s Fitness Centers, has designed a franchise-development operation that is the envy of the industry. He leads with infectious enthusiasm, which attracts prospective owners from all over the world. He provides them affordable financing, world-class support and an easy turnkey process. Most importantly he teaches them his own management philosophy, “Success is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it.” Taunton’s accomplishments have been well-recognized by the business community. In 2010, he was named an Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year.” His companies have also been featured for six years running in such prestigious industry lists as Entrepreneur 500, Inc 5000, Top Global and Franchise 500. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Feb 11

42 min

Anas Ghazi is the Chief Strategy Officer of the Stagwell Group. Anas oversees Stagwell’s client engagement, business development and go-to-market strategy. Prior to joining the Stagwell Group, Anas was at WPP where he held several executive roles including leading the firm’s global data practice as Chief Executive Officer and Board Director of WPP’s Data Alliance and delivering business growth as Kantar’s Growth Officer. Anas began his career in financial services at TransUnion and American Express. Anas graduated Summa with a Master of Science in Communication from Northwestern University, in addition to having a graduate degree in Management Information Systems and a Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Feb 10

39 min

StickerYou is the best platform in the world for custom products that make you stick. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Jan 11

36 min

On a quest to successfully climb the Seven Summits, Ralph Kisso has completed six so far. One of those was Mt. Everest, which on 22nd of May, 2019 at 4:30 AM, he raised the Lebanese flag and became the second Lebanese person in history to summit the mountain. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Nov 2019

40 min

In his early 20s, David Meltzer quickly rose to the top of his game in the business world, becoming a millionaire. David lectured around the globe and saw rapid success in every business project he touched. But something was missing, and in his 30s as a multimillionaire, he went on a rapid downward spiral that ended in bankruptcy. It was only then that David realized, in order to revive and thrive, he needed to codify what had made him successful in the first place. He has since emerged to realize even more rewarding heights of success in business and life. David Meltzer has created a platform that uses four overarching principles—gratitude, empathy, accountability, and effective communication—and these principles have allowed him to communicate and mentor everyone from college students to c-suite executives. These four principles in everyday practice allow David to live by his mission to “make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun.” --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Oct 2019

19 min

From the beginning of Hoops Nation becoming a real media outlet back in it's early days of reaching 10k people a week where it only existed on Facebook with written content, to being hugely influential across all platforms. Hoops Nation has gone from reaching 10k a week only on Facebook, to 35m impressions per week on Facebook alone, countless viral original videos and more. That, to growing the Instagram 500k in a year, Snapchat, Twitter and the site.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Sep 2019

31 min

John Ruffolo is the Founder of OMERS Ventures, the venture arm of OMERS. John is also the Co-Founder of the Council of Canadian Innovators. John sits on the board of a number of leading innovation based organizations including Hootsuite, Ontario Centres of Excellence, and Ether Capital. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Aug 2019

46 min

Perksy is a progressive new marketing technology startup with a fresh, contemporary take on understanding motivations, interests, preferences, and behaviors of Gen Y & Z consumers. By contextually hypertargeting consumers through a rewarding, user-first mobile app, Perksy delivers deeper insights in real-time through innovative technology that evolves at the speed of culture. Nadia is passionate about marketing, consumer behavior, and human psychology – especially as applied to the fields of emerging platforms and new technology.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Aug 2019

50 min

Koviem was born out of a simple idea: custom suiting needs a feminine experience. Once reserved for wealthy businessmen, the power suit is now the uniform for the female of the future. Our philosophy is simple…create beautiful pieces for the modern woman!  Founded in 2016, Koviem has come a long way from its early stages when we were simply trying to fill a void based on personal needs. We noticed a gap in the market. Although the number of empowered women was increasing, access to the custom suiting market was relatively closed off. We decided to fix that. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Aug 2019

28 min

Michel helps entrepreneurs and professionals build strategies to improve the experience they deliver to their customers and employees. His businesses earn over $15 million/year in sales and have 150 employees in the ultra competitive hospitality industry. His book, "People-First Culture: Build a Lasting Company By Shifting Your Focus From Profits to People" is available on Amazon https://tinyurl.com/y8ng9xdm. For Michel's full-length bio, please visit http://michelfalcon.com/about/. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Aug 2019

44 min

Intuitive social data powering unforgettable fan experiences. Trufan help brands activate their engaged fans and target new audiences primed for conversion. Create amazing fan moments or let our team conceptualize, produce and distribute them for you.  Trufan’s advisory board includes industry rockstars like Sam Sheffer (YouTuber), Michael Hyatt (Executive Chairman, BlueCat Networks), Ryan Holmes (CEO, Hootsuite), Mark Zablow (CEO, Cogent Marketing), Tim Hyde (CEO & Founder, TWH Media), Eliot Robinson (CEO, Dunk Media), Buster Scher (CEO, Hoopsnation), Diana Day (Founder, Icona Agency), Chuck Figueroa (NBA Comercial Agent), Anthony Ford (CEO & Founder, Ignite Lifestyle), Jeff Rubin (CEO, SportsME), Deepak Anand (CEO, Materia Ventures), Ryan Howes (Creative Director, Lower Level Entertainment). --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Aug 2019

44 min

A serial entrepreneur, at 18 years old Aaron co founded Revitasize, an organic cold pressed juice kitchen serving high quality juices, smoothies, acai bowls and a variety of vegan options. In 3.5 years Revitasize has expanded to 7 locations throughout Toronto and the GTA. Aaron also co founded a recently launched Anxiety blanket company called Hush. Hush blankets are designed to help with sleep anxiety, insomnia, ADHD and more.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Jul 2019

50 min

Ron has been an award-winning advertising writer and Creative Director for some of the world’s most respected brands, including Air France, Evian, Fidelity, Hershey, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Intel, Microsoft, Volvo and many others. His advertising work has been recognized by The London International Advertising Awards, The New York Festivals of Advertising, The Crystals, The Extras, The Canadian Marketing Association, The Advertising & Design Club of Canada and The Marketing Awards, to name just a few. He is Founder and CEO of Church+State (originally The Tite Group), a Toronto-based content marketing agency and publisher of This is That Travel Guide to Canada – a best-selling, award-winning satirical book from the creators of CBC Radio’s hit show, This Is That. His past work includes being Executive Producer & Host of the award-winning comedy show Monkey Toast, in addition to writing for a number of television series, penning a children’s book, and writing, performing, and producing the play The Canadian Baby Bonus. In demand as a speaker on innovation, branding and content marketing, Ron continues to speak to leading organizations all over the world about “The Expression Economy” – his take on modern business. Ron’s own book, Everyone’s An Artist (Or At Least They Should Be), was published by HarperCollins in 2016. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Jul 2019

52 min

TIME magazine named Dean Karnazes as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in the World." Men's Fitness hailed him as one of the fittest men on the planet. An internationally recognized endurance athlete and NY Times bestselling author, Dean has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. Among his many accomplishments, he has run 350 continuous miles, foregoing sleep for three nights. He's run across Death Valley in 120 degree temperatures, and he's run a marathon to the South Pole in negative 40 degrees. On ten different occasions, he's run a 200-mile relay race solo, racing alongside teams of twelve. His most recent endeavor was running 50 marathons, in all 50 US states, in 50 consecutive days, finishing with the NYC Marathon, which he ran in three hours flat. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Jul 2019

29 min

Rachel David is one of Canada’s most sought out marketers. She built the influencer marketing company Hashtag Communications in 2016 and has since helped market companies like BestBuy, RBC and Google. The company is comprised of 90% women and they recently hit their million dollar milestone. Rachel recently gave a keynote at this year's TEDxVancouver where she discussed "How Influencers Have Transformed Modern Day Marketing"  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Jul 2019

48 min

Shawn Finder has always been an entrepreneur at heart. At age 24, Shawn entered the entrepreneurial world after competing as one of Canada's top-ranked tennis players. He started out importing packaging from the Orient and selling to top retailers in North America. However, knowing he always loved selling and list building, he founded ExchangeLeads in 2013 which helps his company build quality lists for outreaching new prospects. This was followed by his new venture Autoklose in 2017 that combines both sales engagement and list building all-in-one platform. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Jun 2019

36 min

 Director X (formerly known as Little X) was born on October 31st, 1975 in Toronto, Canada, and is of Trinidadian and Swiss descent. Moving to New York City, he became the protégé of pioneering director Hype Williams. X has been noted for directing high-budget, visually distinctive videos for popular artists, including: Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Fifth Harmony, Wiz Khalifa, Usher, John Mayer, Korn, Iggy Azalea, Sean Paul and many more. His work has been nominated and awarded by the MTV Music Video Awards and Much Music Video Awards. X has directed commercials for Apple Music, Ebay, Virginia Black and Gap’s noteworthy ‘Meet Me In The Gap’ campaign. As a film director, X made his directorial debut in 2014 with an edgy drama titled ACROSS THE LINE which won Best Feature at the Atlantic Film Festival 2015.   --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Jun 2019

50 min

Carol Leaman (BA, MAcc, FCPA) is an award-winning thought leader with an impressive track record of successfully leading tech companies. Not only is she a disruptor in the corporate learning space, but she’s also the brains behind the Axonify Microlearning Platform. Prior to Axonify, Carol was the CEO of PostRank Inc., a social engagement analytics platform she sold to Google. She was also the CEO at several other technology firms, including RSS Solutions and Fakespace Systems. Carol is a celebrated entrepreneur and trailblazer (Sarah Kirke Award 2010, Waterloo Region Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Intrepid Award 2011 and the Profit500 Award for Canada's Leading Female Entrepreneur 2017) whose articles appear in leading learning, business and technology publications. She also sits on the boards of many organizations and advises a variety of Canadian high-tech firms. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Jun 2019

34 min

Bailey is the Founder & CEO of SkillsCamp and was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women. She is a TEDx speaker with over 1 million views, an award-winning digital marketer, and a businesswoman with a talent for helping people develop the skills they need for success. Her work and expertise have been featured in Forbes, CBC, FOX News, Flare Magazine, and more. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

May 2019

46 min

Ross founded Maropost in 2011 as a customer-centric ESP, but it quickly grew beyond his original vision. As the capabilities expanded, so did  customers, and in a few short years, Maropost became one of the fastest-growing companies in North America, without ever raising funding. Ross has one goal: to build a better platform by responding to customer needs. With that aim in mind, Maropost has evolved into a fully unified customer engagement platform, designed to provide a single solution for all areas of business—across marketing, commerce, service, clienteling, referral, and more.  Ross is also working to make philanthropy more efficient, by using Maropost's technology to power not-for-profits. This includes MaropostCares, a nonprofit focused on giving endangered species a second chance, restoring ecosystems through conservation initiatives, and giving a voice to the earth and its inhabitants.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

May 2019

33 min

Francisco is a software architect with over 15 years of experience and was nominated to Forbes 30 under 30. He is currently the Co-Founder and Head of Product at Bowhead Health - a health technology startup focused on removing the pain points and inefficiencies of preventive health management.  Bowhead is launching a connected device that will enable at-home biometric testing of critical nutrients and hormones, real-time recommendations from health care professionals and the dispensing of personalized supplements and vitamins. Bowhead is leveraging blockchain technology to ensure the anonymity and security of medical and health data.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Apr 2019

34 min

Chris is the Founder of Coffee Booster - a flavourless liquid health supplement you stir into your favourite coffee. Whether you need a pre-workout boost or a solution for aching joints, Coffee Booster delivers a nutritional pick-me-up; sip after sip Chris is currently building one of Canada's fastest growing CPG companies and is always looking for new opportunities to connect with entrepreneurs alike. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Apr 2019

33 min

Saad is the CEO & Co-Founder of Shop Bonsai - one of Canada’s fastest growing startups. The team is on a mission to build the media app of the future, an app that will forever change the way people shop. Powered by machine learning, Bonsai brings together leading brands and digital publishers to create the world’s first shoppable-content app. For publishers of digital content, Bonsai represents an incredible opportunity to earn new revenues without playing the pay-per-click, affiliate game.   Merchants are using Bonsai's intent-generating platform to drive incremental sales through an engaging and new way to shop on mobile.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Apr 2019

46 min

Brian Scudamore is the founder and CEO of O2E Brands, the banner company for 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, and Shack Shine. Brian is a serial entrepreneur, known for pioneering the professional junk hauling industry with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Since conquering that market, he’s gone on to apply the O2E (ordinary to exceptional) formula to the painting, moving, and home-detailing industry with WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, and Shack Shine. Currently, he’s at the helm of a burgeoning home-service empire; each brand has franchise locations in every major metro in North America and Australia. He’s a respected industry leader and speaker, well-known in the business community for his belief in people and passion for innovation. His companies have made celebrated appearances on ABC Nightline, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, CNN, The Today Show, Oprah, and CNBC. Brian’s story has been featured in Fortune Magazine, The New York Times, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and he contributes regularly to other noteworthy publications. Brian is a strong believer in ongoing personal and professional development, and has attended programs offered by MIT for several years. If he’s not launching a new brand or coming up with a new, big idea, he’s biking or hanging out with his family in Vancouver, BC. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Apr 2019

26 min

David Segal is the founder of Mad Radish, retail thought-leader and speaker. He is best known for bringing radical innovation to a 5,000 year product category with the launch of DAVIDsTEA, the company he co-founded in 2008. During his time at DAVIDsTEA, Segal grew the company from a single store on Toronto’s Queen Street West to a $200 million retail giant. In June 2015, DAVIDsTEA became a publically-traded company on the NASDAQ, and since launch, the brand has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Women’s Wear Daily, The Globe and Mail, and Fast Company.  DAVIDsTEA was an innovative vision - in fact, Forbes named DAVIDsTEA one of the 25 most innovative consumer and retail brands in the world - but Segal attributes the success of the brand to his passion for building a team of dedicated, smart and passionate people. Today, Segal is carrying that passion forward to his latest venture, Mad Radish, a new quick service restaurant offering mind blowing salads. Mad Radish was founded because Segal was tired of boring salads. From fad diets to “healthy” new ingredients, people seemed to be focusing on everything but flavour. At Mad Radish, he’s proving that good-for-you can taste amazing, too. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/georges-khalife/support

Apr 2019

26 min

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