The ElevenTen Experience™
Each week, your hosts, Peter J. Holgate & Tara Dobbs explore the incredible back stories that are part of the entrepreneurial adventure (both successes and failures). If you enjoy listening to the hidden stories that drive entrepreneurial accomplishments and prefer your own vicarious take-aways rather than scripted advice, this deeply vulnerable podcast is for you.
Episode 1: The ElevenTen Experience
Peter and Tara start off with their first of a collection of outstanding podcasts that show us the lesser-known side to being an entrepreneur and CEO. They start by sharing their own challenging career stories and then explain the kind of stories we can expect from the interviews in the following podcasts with other entrepreneurs and their professional journeys.
Episode 2: Fast Food Madness
Would you buy a retail fast food franchise? Listen to a first hand account of how to buy and grow a reputable retail franchise operation…and still lose money and face the tough decision of whether to keep going or closing shop. Jordan West is the co-founder of Little and Lively clothing and Mindful Marketing.
Episode 3: The Priorities that Really Matter
How do you make the crucial decisions around which path to take? The answer is not always simple particularly when you are already enjoying significant success at one of the fastest growing companies in town. Ashley Ward is the Chief Operating Officer at Romex Canada West.
Episode 4: Heart Attack in the Back Country
What happens when you are a young, fit, healthy, top-level skier cruising the backcountry and you find yourself short of breath? Phil takes us through his experience and how a heart attack in the middle of nowhere shaped his life as an entrepreneur. Phil Chatterton is the co-founder and president of Warmcall.
Episode 5: Game Changers
What $4.5 Bn industry segment grew by 11% last year? Jordan Rogers is the owner of Lloyd James Plant Based Food Sales.
Episode 6: That Moment When Everything Changes
What is that moment that you stopped, realized you were not fulfilled and decided to upend your life? In this episode, successful corporate lawyer Aly looks out the top floor office window on a rainy Vancouver evening and decides to leave it all behind and become an entrepreneur. Aly Kanji is the President and Chief Executive Officer at InsureLine.
Episode 7: Adventures Round the World
What do you get when you mix a nuclear engineer with a soldier? The experiences that James shares in this podcast will open you mind to what is possible. James is the Chief Executive Officer of Ares Strategic Mining Inc.
Episode 8: Ellie Rubin
This is a story about a woman who is an author and exceptional executive pushing to get into the software business that truly a male-dominated world. Her first book is called, “Bulldog: Spirit of the New Entrepreneur.” And Ellie proves, in this interview, that she was exactly that.
ONE TECHNICAL NOTE: There is some sound interference in the first 50 seconds of the podcast. But it resolves itself quickly.
Episode 9: Brad Leitch
Brad, father of 6 children talks about juggling fatherhood and running a business. Brad’s business “Imagine Everything”, tackles a unique and important issue presented in the education system, diving deep into what it means to be proactive rather than reactive.
Episode 10: Farhan Virji
Farhan tells his interesting career journey that wasn’t exactly convention; starting in the software tech and ending up in a career path that deals more with people than it does technology. His story helps us realize that what we think we want to do may not be our true path in the end.