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#112 George Forward – CEO NL Commissionaires

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Retired naval captain George Forward took the helm as CEO of Newfoundland and Labrador Division Commissionaires in September 2019. He’s a highly accomplished military professional who brings over 30 years of leadership and executive experience, a career that took him around the world and back again.

Joining Commissionaires allowed George to return to Brigus, his hometown, after so many years away.

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#111 Stan Hartling – CEO The Hartling Group

Stan Hartling (B.Comm, CA) plays a vital role in all aspects of The Hartling Group’s development projects – from initial design, feasibility studies, financing and promotion, to grand openings and the ongoing operations of each project. Stan also owns and operates Oceanside Realty, a licensed real estate brokerage firm in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Stan prides himself on building strong relationships with his partners, individual investors and his staff, as demonstrated during 16 years as a successful property developer. To ensure continued success, he has recruited a senior management team who bring a wealth of international experience in luxury hotel operation, property development and property management. The Hartling Group employs nearly 700 staff throughout its resorts and other operations.
The Sands at Grace Bay
The Palms Turks & Caicos
The Shore Club on Long Bay

Stan is an honorary member of the Turks & Caicos Aids Awareness Foundation (TCAAF), and was honoured, along with Governor of the Turks & Caicos, for his continued generous support and contributions.

The Hartling Group provided financial support to the TCI Kidney Foundation, which helped them purchase equipment for a new dialysis clinic on Providenciales. The firm also donated a much-needed multi-passenger van to The Nissi House, a local orphanage, and is a key founding sponsor of the Provo Hockey League, now enjoyed by more than 100 children between the ages of six and 16.

In recognition of his efforts and support for the local community, the Turks & Caicos Chamber of Commerce nominated Stan for Business Person of the Year in 2004 and 2005, as well as the Life Time Achievement Award at the 2009 Star Awards.

Background
Stan graduated Honours Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1986. He also earned his Chartered Accountant designation while articling with Deloitte & Touche, one of Canada’s leading professional services firms.

In 1989, Stan became a Partner in The Barrian Group, a Nova Scotian property development company. In his roles as Partner and Director of Operations, he led the company through significant growth as it developed retail shopping malls, residential sub-divisions, large-scale storage facilities and multi-unit residential projects.

By 1995, The Barrian Group had liquidated most of its completed projects, which led Stan Hartling to explore development opportunities in international markets and led him to the Turks & Caicos Islands.

You can contact Stan by emailing him at Stan.Hartling@HartlingGroup.com.
Visit The Hartling Group website here: https://hartlinggroup.com/

Timecodes
0:00 – Introduction
0:04 Newfound Marketing sponsor
0:35 – Welcome by Allan Dale
0:43 – Gerry Carew says hello
1:30 – Stan Hartling introduces himself
04:05 – where Stan grew up
06:49 – his mentors
07:00- a piece of tinfoil changed his life
09:21 – The Palms Turks & Caicos beginnings
09:57 – 1st trip to Turks & Caicos
13:58 – The Palms views
14:55 – The pandemic!
18:00 – “Hope is on The Way” inspiration for the video
21:20 – Tenacity and Passion
25:51 – Turks & Caicos Humanitarian of the year award winner
28:05 – Stan talks about the Hartling team
30:54 – What’s over the horizon?
35:55 – thank you and conclusion

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#110 Mandy Woodland – Entrepreneur

Mandy Woodland is a reformed commercial lawyer and molecular biologist and the cofounder of Jellyfish, working to help business owners achieve their own vision of success through bespoke innovation and design strategy. She loves to talk about design thinking, innovation strategy, inbound marketing, health tech, side hustles, and making things happen.

Connect with Mandy on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandywoodland/

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#109 Jeff Daniels – Work Safe Systems

Jeff is a Hazardous materials specialist with 30 years of knowledge and experience in emergency response and environmental remediation. Specializing in shock sensitive, bio-hazardous, explosive material, working at at height, confined space, gas detection and hazardous materials.

Jeff is the President and Principal Consultant of Safe Work Solutions Inc. He offers concise and practical comprehensive safe work systems and solutions to industry and government. Jeff has the experience to help any workforce remain safe, secure, and healthy. He is a business leader who likes face to face communication and in this episode he talks about how he developed his business here in Newfoundland and Labrador and now is exerting that expertise around the world. 

Connect with Jeff on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/w-jeffrey-daniels-aa7a6628/

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#108 Steve Dinn – PAL Aerospace

Steve Dinn grew up in St. John’s with a brief stint in Ontario after graduating from university. Steve participated in numerous sports and his parents were very supportive. His father said he was “broke one time in his life and would never let it happen again.” That made Steve more conservative than others and has shaped his decision making going forward. Steve worked directly for former premier Danny Williams and shares in this episode what that experience was like. From the political boardroom to the senior management of PAL Airlines, Steve continues to bring a unique perspective to his work and this province. 

Connect with Steve on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-dinn-08b897/

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#107 Danny Fellingham – Tee Box Indoor Golf

Danny was born in New Zealand but grew up in Australia and moved to Canada, first to Vancouver by way of Edmonton then Ontario but then settled in Newfoundland and Labrador. Beaches were not for him and maybe that was a hint he might end up in NL. Danny attributes his parent’s positive attitude with his solid foundation. Newfoundland was simply supposed to be a short vacation BUT in Danny’s words “I met the missus!” Married to a Newfoundlander Danny decided to build a business here in Newfoundland Tee Box Indoor Golf with five indoor golf simulators. This is an interesting story.

Connect with Danny on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danny-fellingham-536b6a198/ 

Visit his company website here: https://www.teeboxindoorgolf.com/

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#106 Donny Love – Adventures Unknown

Donny Love is on a quest to unplug from the hustle and bustle of his hectic modern city life and find exhilarating adventures in the great outdoors. Donny produces a fast paced, high octane adventure series called https://adventuresunknown.ca/ He seeks out unusual and exhilarating experiences in unique locations that are filled with epic adventures and breath-taking views. In this #galeForceWins episode he talks about what came before his current project and it has been an interesting journey.

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#105 Barry Bennett & Chris Chafe Co-Owners Vu Restaurant

CHRIS CHAFE – Executive Chef

At 17, Chris Chafe was pursuing studies at Memorial University and working part-time at a local restaurant. As he watched, he learned. And a passion for great food was ignited, inspiring a change of career plans. By 22, Chris had gone from dishwasher to Executive Chef, the youngest ever in St. John’s. Since then, he has been with the culinary teams at Atlantica, Evoo, and Magnum & Steins, to name a few. Chef Chris is no stranger to the podium; he’s a two-time St. John’s Gold Medal Plates silver medalist, a past “King of Cod” at Roots, Rants and Roars, a Top Chef competitor, a James Beard house presenter, and the 2015 Canadian Culinary Championships Silver Spoon winner. His approach is simplistic, but not simple. “Keep it fresh. Make it from scratch. Get all the senses involved.”

Pan Fried Local Cod

Born and raised in St. John’s, Chef Chris lives in the city with his wife, Stephanie, and their two sons, Declan and Dominic. His collection of over 200 cookbooks is his favourite possession.

BARRY BENNETT – General Manager Remember the days of white glove service and table side cooking at Newman’s Fine Dining? Barry was there. It was Barry who ensured a memorable evening at Bianca’s, who welcomed you at Gypsy Tea Room, and who gushed over his favourite wines at the Vault. Barry has pedigree. After 30 years in food and beverage, and following a successful run at Portobello’s, Barry Bennett is excited about Vu. “I want a place where customers come in, have a great meal overlooking the best view in the city, and just stick around, having a drink and a good time.”

You’ll find Barry all over Vu. From the wine cellar to your table. Ask him to recommend a pairing. He has a love of fine wines AND a love of talking about them!

View from The Vu

Barry lives in St. John’s with his wife, Andrea and their daughter, Holly. He still listens to Pink Floyd but has agreed to listen to a bit more Shakey Graves.

Visit their website here: http://www.vustjohns.ca/
Connect with Barry on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-bennett-878811124/

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#104 Wayne Howlett – Stephenville Entrepreneur

Wayne is an experienced business leader with an enduring love of rural Newfoundland and Labrador and all the exciting opportunity contained therein. He completed a formal education in Commerce at Memorial University Business School. He has been heavily involved in municipal politics, owned his own restaurant and retail gasoline operation. He came out of MUN and started his own consulting company which eventually branched into retail. He has a passion for Social Enterprise and brings a different way of thinking to bear on all of his endeavours. Throughout his career as an entrepreneur, and working with large public corporations, he has shaped his leadership style as a critical and strategic thinker. Wayne says he is always looking forward to the next step and being a lifelong entrepreneur defines who he is!
Connect with Wayne on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wayne-howlett-5668a033/

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#103 Jacqueline Lee – PolyUnity Tech Inc.

Jacqueline is an alumna of MUN, holding a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a CPA designation. She has over 20 years experience in finance and business development with a diverse career spanning hospitality, property management, construction and technology. Jacqueline has extensive experience in establishing effective reporting and tracking systems that support the success of existing and accelerated growth business models. As CFO of SkyHawk Telematics, she managed the sale of the local NL tech firm to the largest telecom in Canada. She also served on the board of TaskForceNL and now serves on the board of techNL as Vice-Chair. She has recently joined PolyUnity as their COO and is excited about the transformation additive manufacturing can bring to our healthcare system. She is passionate about fostering an eco-system in NL that our kids will choose to stay and thrive in when they graduate. She is also a strong advocate for women in STEM fields and improving equitable opportunities for Indigenous peoples.

Connect with Jacqueline on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacqueline-lee-5b895237/

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#102 Dr. Chandra Kavanagh – Director Bounce Health Innovation

Dr. Chandra Kavanagh is the Director of Bounce Health Innovation. Bounce Health Innovation is a medical technology cluster and health innovation incubator. The vision of Bounce is to help Newfoundland and Labrador become the testbed for medical technology innovation in North America. Prior to this she served as the Ethics Officer for the Newfoundland and Labrador Health Research Ethics Authority. She also teaches biomedical ethics for the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador School of Medicine, and the MUN philosophy department. Chandra received her PhD in 2019 from the philosophy department at McMaster University, where she studied biomedical ethics and feminist philosophy. Chandra’s presentations on political and ethical issues have received high acclaim across Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia and she has been widely published in both academic and popular media.

Areas of Specialization: Bioethics, Mental Health Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy.

Connect with Chandra on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chandra-kavanagh-phd-4a376a122/

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#101 Jennifer Bessell – CEO NLOWE

Jennifer Bessell is the chief executive officer with the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs. Jennifer is an accomplished senior leader in the non-profit sector with extensive experience in both professional associations and charitable organizations. She has held executive director roles in both professional legal education and with the Canadian Bar Association as well as executive positions with the Association for New Canadians locally and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada nationally. Jennifer has a demonstrated ability to lead and motivate teams with a people first approach to leadership. She is an experienced executive leader who enjoys both program and finance management.  

Jennifer is passionate about lifelong learning and helping others achieve success in their professional endeavours. She considers coaching and mentoring a responsibility of leadership. As such, Jennifer is driven to help women and youth realize their potential and be successful in their journey as entrepreneurs.

Fun Fact:

Jennifer loves to study wine and one day plans to complete the training to become a sommelier. Her dream vacation is to do an extensive tour of wineries in France!

Business Tip:

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Often what feels like failure today is simply a lesson that needs to be learned in order to achieve greater success tomorrow.”

E-mail Jennifer here: jbessell@nlowe.org

Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-bessell-91a99b52/

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#100 Gerard Murphy – Barefoot Facilitation Inc.

Gerard has a 30-year track record of excellence as a facilitator, educator, and speaker. His passion is helping people to engage in conversations that are impactful and influence individual, team and organizational performance. Gerard has worked provincially, nationally and internationally to provide facilitation, training and consulting services to clients within the voluntary, public and private sectors. He has extensive experience working with organizations to design and deliver learning opportunities and group processes.

Gerard is a graduate of the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University. With a commitment to lifelong learning, he has certifications in public participation, community-based development, leadership development and primary health care collaboration. Gerard is a certified Personality Dimensions® Qualified Facilitator and is a member of the International Association of Facilitators.

Connect with Gerard on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trybarefoot/

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#99 David Scharf – Scharf Estate Law

Born and raised in Saskatoon, SK, Dave studied philosophy and law at the University of Saskatchewan in the 1980s.  A series of happy accidents led him from law, to restaurant manager, to naval officer and finally to broadcasting. He was the morning host at C95 FM in Saskatoon from 1993 to 2011, boasting the largest listening audience in Saskatchewan. In a mid-life crisis, he moved to Ottawa in 2011 and opened The Flying Banzini (a restaurant in Wellington West). But, the siren song of academia and journalism increased and he set aside his budding career as a restaurateur to pursue a Master of Journalism degree at Carleton University. A superlative story teller, experienced multi-media communicator – print, radio, social media, digital, and television.

Connect with David on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davescharf50

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#98 Scott Neary – CEO Green Farm NL

Newfoundland is known to have above-average rates of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
Scott Neary created Green Farm NL to solve a critical issue Newfoundlanders face, which is inaccessibility to healthy affordable foods. Scott and his team hope to make Newfoundland a healthier, happier more livable place!

Connect with Scott on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-neary-16aa6187/
Follow Green Farm on on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/greenfarmnl/
Follow Green Farm ob Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenFarmNL/

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#97 Caitlin Noseworthy – CEO Saltwater Designs

Caitlin is the founder and CEO of Saltwater Designs Inc. and has recently started a coaching business, The Millionaire Mastermind focusing on helping female entrepreneurs reach their goals. She is also the recipient of the 2021 Business Builder Award presented by the St. John’s Board of Trade.

Caitlin is a strong believer in partnerships and collaboration, she says that’s what got her to where she is in business today. Caitlin enjoys being around like-minded people who inspire and motivate others to take action to reach their goals in business and life in general.

Connect with Caitlin on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitlinfitzgerald93/
Follow Caitlin on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/caitlinnoseworthy_ceo/

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Harry Steele 1929-2022 – Rest in Peace

Harry Steele tribute #GaleForceWins

Gale Force Wins pays tribute to one of Canada’s greatest business icons who passed away on Friday January 28th, 2022. This video contains select clips from an event in Gander in 2004 celebrating Harry and his wife Catherine’s 50th wedding anniversary and Harry’s 75th birthday. The first clip is a tribute to Harry from his great friend and Canadian business icon Craig Dobbin followed by a short clip of Harry himself. Clips are from the archives of Gerry Carew.

Gale Force Wins was founded to inspire Canadians to be more like Harry Steele. We did not get a chance to sit with him in a formal Gale Force Wins interview before he got sick. Gerry did however get the opportunity almost 20 years ago to record a wonderful tribute to Harry by his great friend Craig Dobbin and a few remarks from Harry himself. The full video is a record of Harry and Catherine’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration and is for the families private use only. In reflecting on this event Gerry says it was an incredible experience to be hired to record such an important event in the lives of this iconic family. About two months after the event Gerry received a call from Harry himself. Harry recounted in great detail how he had his eye on Gerry and was impressed with the way he was “carrying” himself that day with his camera around the crowd. He went on to say that he and his wife were overjoyed with the final result and he thanked Gerry for his “excellent effort”. The fact that a man running one of the largest companies in Canada would take the time out of his busy day to say thank you is a testament to the kind of person he was. We expect there are countless stories like this that can be told. Please feel free to share them on our Youtube channel under this video we all need this type of inspiration!

When we feature business people we are in awe of what they are accomplishing. It is a herculean task to build one business, it’s astonishing that Harry Steele built hundreds!

To the Steele family we offer our sincere condolences. We are grieving with you at the loss of a person who has given so much to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and to the country of Canada.

To quote Allan Dale from our Gale Force Interviews “The world needs more Harry Steele!”

RIP

Allan and Gerry

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#96 Kevin Aylward – Serial Entrepreneur

Kevin Aylward is an Indigenous senior executive with both Public and Private sector experience. Kevin is a former Provincial Cabinet Minister with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, having served ten years in Cabinet. Kevin served 20 years as MHA in the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador and served as Leader of Liberal Party of NL in 2011. 
He is Co-Founder of Beothuk Energy Offshore Wind group and Co Signatory to Beothuk Joint Venture with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. In addition to being president of Aylward and Associates Consulting Group and a director of TSX traded Ceylon Graphite Corporation, Kevin recently assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer of LNG Newfoundland and Labrador Limited. He is a busy man and we are very happy to have him on the podcast.

Connect with Kevin here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-aylward/

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#95 Richard Kennedy – Hanlon Realty

Richard is a realtor and broker with Hanlon Realty, and has enjoyed a career that spans over 25 years in the industry. He began working in the construction industry after completing an undergraduate degree in Commerce from Memorial University. His early career roles were based in the marketing field, and this experience allowed him to understand the expectations of all of the industry’s participants, from home buyers and sellers to land developers and builders. He developed several specialized areas of expertise: new home construction, energy efficiency, and universal design. 

Richard has been an award winner throughout his career. These include the Multi Award Winner, Hanlon Summit Award, Hanlon Pinnacle Award, and the Hanlon Everest Award.

Connect with Richard here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/constructionbuyeragent/

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#94 Tom Davis – Frontline Action

Tom Davis has been self-employed his entire adult life.  He completed his Bachelor of Commerce in 1994 and always a lifelong learner he retuned to MUN to finish his Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics and convocated May of 2021.

Tom Started https://frontlineaction.com/ in 1994.  Frontline Action is Newfoundland and Labrador’s one-stop for Action.Low Impact and Standard Paintball, Gellyball, Airsoft, iCombat, Nerf, Bouncy Castles, and Laser Tag.

Tom has studied, lived, and been an advocate for healthier living his entire life. Tom and his wife Bev Moore-Davis have been strong advocates for child abuse prevention, support, and awareness. 

To connect with Tom visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomdavisnl/

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#93 Jason Brown – CEO – YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador

Jason Brown is the  CEO of the YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador 2005-2011 and returned to the position in 2013. In 2017 Jason was also appointed CEO of the Atlantic YMCA Regional Development Centre for 2018 and 2019 serving YMCAs throughout the region. Over a 30-year career with the YMCA, Jason has also worked in senior positions in the YMCA in Southern Ontario, Central Ontario, and Ottawa and in seasonal positions in Ontario and Nova Scotia. Jason is also a past Director of Common Ground Co-working and the East Coast Trail Association. Jason was named a 2017 Atlantic Business Magazine Top 50 CEO. 

Jason is an experienced executive with a background giving leadership to operations, development, fundraising, turn-around, start-up, real estate projects, Boards of Directors, and organizational change in Atlantic Canada and Ontario. 

Connect with Jason here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-brown-8a852b12/

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#92 Making Waves with Verónica Alonso – Cadmatic

Cadmatic is a leading developer of digital and intelligent 3D-based design, and engineering and information management software for the sector. Veronica talks about collaborating, and growing together, across oceans.
#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Verónica here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/veronicaalonsodelosrios/

New episodes every Tuesday evening on Youtube or wherever you get your podcasts.
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#91 Making Waves Glenn Copeland – Lockheed Martin Canada

Halifax became a center of gravity for Lockheed’s business and a win-win way location to tap into talent from Maritime universities. Glen talks economic growth in the area, and the vital role defense plays in the burgeoning ocean tech sector.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

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#90 Making Waves with Andrew W. Simmons, CarteNav Solutions

Gerry and Allan talk with recent graduate Andrew Simmons on building his industry skillset and what’s exciting him most about the sector he recently joined.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Andrew here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-w-simmons-48b528a6/

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#89 Making Waves with Erica More, Shelter Movers Nova Scotia

At every conference where Genoa exhibits, the company chooses a local charity to partner with. For DEFSEC, this was the Nova Scotia chapter of Shelter Movers. Erica discusses how her organization serves a critical need, helping adults and children flee domestic abuse situations by providing free, secure, and discrete moving and storage services.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Erica here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericamore/

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#88 Making Waves with Kevin Tetreault & Mitch MacDonald, Canadian GovTech Community

Kevin Tetreault & Mitch MacDonald discuss storytelling, breaking down barriers between tech, academia, and government, and how the podcasts are the ultimate medium for sparking big conversations.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

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Connect with Mitch here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitch-macdonald-940192154/

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#87 Making Waves with Nick Burchill, Kongsberg Maritime

One of the larger ocean tech companies, Kongsberg does a little bit of everything in the maritime industry, providing a wide swath of products and services to both the civil and defense sectors. According to Nick, the industry is waking up and gaining momentum, as evidenced by his company’s recent slate of new acquisitions.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Nick here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholas-nick-burchill-3905247/

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#86 Making Waves with Ian Wood

A show as big as DEFSEC doesn’t happen without the tireless effort of an army of volunteers. Recently retired from the Navy, Ian talks about reconnecting with members of the military community, and making new connections on the event floor.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

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#85 Making Waves with Lee Carson – Norstrat Consulting

Growing up, Lee’s Heroes were polar explorers like Shackleton and Amundson. You might say it was destiny that his job now is helping clients with a responsibility or a business goal to implement components of Canada’s Northern Strategy. The Arctic is changing, and as Lee reminds us, change is good for business.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Lee here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lee-carson-64b8557/

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#84 Making Waves with Victoria Belbin, ACADA

The head of the Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association (DEFSEC Atlantic’s presenting partner) talks about the exciting advances and opportunities ahead on land, ocean, and air. Business is coming and knocking on Atlantic Canada’s door!

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

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#83 Making Waves with Rene Bertelsen – SH Defence

Rene had a 3am epiphany. He imagined module containers (cubes as he calls them) that could plug into Navy ships, essentially adapting the vessel for any type of service. That idea is now becoming reality. Learn how it’s poised to transform how we imagine the future of war ships and their capabilities.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

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#82 Making Waves with Richard Gravel – Thales

Former RCN Commanding Officer Richard Gravel talks transitioning to the private sector, new ships, and how the  impressive overall growth in the industry is presenting amazing opportunities for SMEs of all kinds to get on board.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Richard here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-gravel-a26ba44a/

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#81 Making Waves with Jeff Musson – Coding for Veterans

Jeff’s non-profit is helping our veterans transition from the military to the tech sector through re-skilling and up-skilling courses. This program offers exciting new opportunities for the 7-10,000 men and women in uniform who leave the military each year and creates a talent funnel to help occupy the 140,000 jobs projected to go unfilled in the IT sector.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Jeff here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/musson/

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#80 Making Waves with Colin Cooke – www.cmisa.ca

As Head of the CMISA, Colin doesn’t care who wins an industry bid as long as it is a Canadian company and it was a fair deal. Listen to how the sector is blazing new trails globally and the importance of ensuring that there is Canadian solutions for Canadian vessels right here in Canada.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Colin here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colin-cooke-208aa46/

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#79 Making Waves Emily Smits – Modest Tree

Providing digitalization tools to industries including aerospace, defense, automotive, and manufacturing, there’s nothing modest about this company’s recent rocket-like growth. Emily talks about creating immersive virtual environments, and the intersection of gaming and workforce skills training.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Emily here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smitsemily/

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#78 Making Waves with Louise Mercier

Louise points out that while various players in the industry compete in some areas, in others we cooperate with, and depend on, one other. In short, we need each other to be successful, and to take full advantage of the opportunities ahead, especially when it comes to exporting.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Louise here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/louise-mercier-8042271a/

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#77 Making Waves with Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier, Federal Fleet Services

From a strategic perspective (think protecting our Northern boundaries) to simply being able to meet demand for ships, Admiral Couturier clearly saw the opportunity for the Davie shipyard in Lévis, Quebec to be a major contender. Hear the Admiral’s examples of innovation at its best and his vision for how, as a nation, we can compete on – and export to – the global stage.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Gilles here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gilles-couturier-a7b31812b/

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#76 Making Waves with Joanna Davies – QinetiQ

Joanna is helping to set the roadmap for the future of collaboration between the UK and Canada, through cross-Atlantic skills training and by helping defence adjacent workers get into the game.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Joanna here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanna-davies-863a401b/

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#75 Making Waves with Doug Currie, VP, Holland College

For an industry to thrive, it needs a steady pipeline of high-quality talent. That’s where PEI’s Holland College comes in with programming and degrees attuned to the needs of business and the future of work.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Doug here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-w-currie-63760965/

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#74 Making Waves Randy Billard – Virtual Marine

A true Canadian SME success story, Virtual Marine is changing the face of maritime safety. The company’s simulators virtually train workers, from the oil and gas to the defense sector, for emergencies they could face in the harshest of conditions. Randy talks with the boys about the craftiness of Newfoundlanders (of which he is one) to solve problems, and the importance of collaborating with universities, and mentoring students.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Randy here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/randy-billard-00588b9/

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#73 Making Waves with Melanie Nadeau – COVE

From the Royal Canadian Navy to now being head of the COVE (Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship) right on Dartmouth’s waterfront, saltwater has always been in Melanie’s DNA. At the crossroads of innovation, business, and sustainability, COVE houses a cluster of ocean-tech companies (from start-ups to multinationals) ready to propel the blue economy forward.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Melanie here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melaniecnadeau/

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# 72 Making Waves with With Allen Dillon, Sapper Labs Cyber Solutions

Al is making big waves by helping to drive cybersecurity to the top of the defense sector agenda. He talks about what’s keeping him up at night when it comes to digital security, and the critical need for academia, business, and government leaders to collectively rise to the challenge and get this country’s cyber agenda right.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Allen here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allendillon/

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#71 Making Waves Carl Daniels – CarteNav

A veteran of the Canadian aerospace industry, Carl talks about the entrepreneurial spirit in Atlantic Canada, and promoting diversity in the sector, and critical role mentorship has played in his career.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

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#70 Making Waves with Karl Kenny – Kraken Robotics

For Fermeuse, Newfoundland-raised business legend Karl Kenny, the final frontier isn’t outer space, it’s what lies deep beneath our oceans. Driven by the opportunity of discovery, Karl talks about Kraken’s ‘overnight’ success which was 10 years in the making, and reveals his ‘three-I’ leadership mantra: Invent, Innovate, and Inspire.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

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#69 Making Waves with Laurie Balan – Genoa Design International

Laurie talks about her road to becoming Genoa’s inaugural CTO, the company’s rapid growth trajectory, maintaining culture during a pandemic, and the sense of pride and energy she’s feeling in the Canadian shipbuilding industry.

Connect with Laurie here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauriebalan/

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees. This is one of those interviews.

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#68 Denise Goodyear – Intuitive Media

Denise Goodyear, the heart and soul of Intuitive Media, has spent more than 20 years helping clients to optimize their marketing strategies and budgets – no matter how much they have to spend – to achieve real results.

As President of Intuitive Media, Denise is happiest when meeting new people, building relationships, and helping businesses grow through marketing management, digital strategy, advertising, and training.

An award-winning marketer, Denise began her career in media sales, but developed a deeper passion for marketing and communications strategy, spending nearly a decade as a partner in a successful agency before branching out on her own. To build on her marketing education, Denise successfully completed the Digital & Social Media Program at Memorial University in 2019 and has nearly 20 years sales and marketing experience with various organizations and businesses throughout the province and the country.

She’s an active speaker on entrepreneurship and marketing, bridging the gap between education and industry, and working to provide the tools and knowledge owners and managers can put to work in their businesses.
When she’s not working, Denise is an active volunteer and mentor, lending her time and skills to organizations such as Futurpreneur Canada, CHBA-NL, NLCA, and others, in addition to NLOWE, where she currently sits as volunteer President.

Connect with Denise here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/denisegoodyear/

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#67 Jesse Stirling – NTV host

Jesse Stirling hosts the in-depth, long-form, weekly interview show, “Meetings with Remarkable People.” Former guests include world renowned quantum physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, Premiers Kathy Dunderdale & Danny Williams, actors Allan Hawco & Brent Butt, musicians Ron Hynes & Alan Doyle, comedians Andy Jones & Pete Soucy, television stars Sabrina Whyatt & Toni-Marie Wiseman, artists Alex Grey & Jean-Claude Roy, and authors Greg Malone & David Icke – just to name a few.

Connect with Jesse here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesse-s-944766/

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#66 Amanda McCallum – Ignite Education Inc.

Amanda McCallum is owner and President with her business Ignite Education Inc. in St. John’s, NL. She is a geologist, prospector and educator with 20 years experience. Her primary areas of professional services include geoscience education and outreach, project management, public relations, STEM communications, geological heritage and geopark development.

Amanda’s had a progressive career leading international, national and regional projects, including serving as the past Chair of NL Mining Week, Chair/Founder NL Women in Mining Forum and author of the Women in Mining Career Connections Guide. She recently created the application dossier for Discovery UNESCO Global Geopark and led this international project to secure Newfoundland and Labrador’s first UNESCO Global Geopark designation.

Amanda has a Bachelor of Science (Geology) and a Bachelor of Education degree, both from Memorial University and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Schulich School of Business, York University. Amanda is currently the Chair of Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC), President of the Canadian Geoscience Education Network (CGEN) and Outreach Director with the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES).
Connect with Amanda here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandacmccallum/

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#65 Ashley Noseworthy – CEO Edgewise Environmental

Ashley holds an M.Sc in International Marine Environmental Consultancy from Newcastle University (UK), a B.Sc in Biology from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from York University. She has over a decade of global offshore experience working in a variety of environmental roles. ​Ashley has over 12 years experience working and volunteering in the areas of marine mammal husbandry, marine mammal physiology and cognition. ​ She is an experienced aviation, offshore and sea survival instructor as well as a qualified H2S Instructor. Ashley also has experience instructing and developing curricula at a university level. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (now known as Econext https://econext.ca/) and the Executive Committee for the Marine Mammal Observer Association (MMOA). Ashley founded https://www.edgewiseenvironmental.com/ as a marine environmental consultancy on the need for formalized training for Marine Mammal Observers who are working within Canadian jurisdiction. This no longer just extends to the oil and gas industry operations, but across all marine sectors in which we, as Canadians, create noise that could potentially be harmful to our marine fauna. We are of the belief that Canadian marine environmental training and qualifications (such as MMO) should be standardized, as they are in the UK and Gulf of Mexico.

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#64 Tom Powell – Pizza Express Ltd.

Tom Powell joins us to discuss his journey into the pizza business. Tom started Pizza Express around 2004 and has employed over 30 people in that time. When asked to give a piece of advice Tom said “just buy the Gum Ball machine!” You will have to watch this episode to understand what he means.

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#63 HMCS Windsor

In this episode #GaleForceWins interviews the Coxswain of HMCS Windsor Jason Thompson followed by PO2 Marcus Hibbert who is the senior Sonar Technician. We then chat with the Executive Officer Lt. Jay Finlayson and finally the Commanding Officer, CDR. Drew Matheson. We were on location on a barge just across from the sub itself and if you visit our Youtube Channel you will see the footage of the interviews.

In the background the other star of the show is HMCS Windsor itself.

HMCS Windsor (877) / Victoria-class submarine

The former HMS Unicorn was laid up by the Royal Navy in October 1994. She was accepted by Canada and named Windsor on July 5, 2001, and sailed from Faslane on October 8 to arrive in Halifax on October 19, 2001. Her training program in 2002 was interrupted on March 28 by what proved to be a minor flooding while submerged, but the extent of required repairs led to the decision to begin her Canadianization Work Period early. During the course of this refit she was commissioned in Halifax on October 4, 2003. She returned to sea on April 5, 2004, and for the remainder of the year conducted trials and training exercises.

In June 2005, Windsor commenced the first operational cycle for her class, lasting through December 2006. In this period, she participated in a number of international exercises, including the successful tracking of a United States Navy nuclear-powered attack submarine and assisting in the work-ups of a USN carrier battle group. In Canadian waters, Windsor participated in the first-ever parachute rendezvous at sea practiced with Canada’s Patrol Pathfinders (Canadian Army paratroopers), and also conducted several sovereignty patrols off the east coast for intelligence-gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Windsor entered an Extended Docking Work Period (EDWP) at the Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Scott in Halifax on January 15, 2007, which was completed on November 30, 2012. In the ensuing operational cycle, Windsor spent a total of 174 days at sea before being docked in March 2014 to repair a defective diesel generator.


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NTV Sunday Evening News feature on Gale Force Wins Force 8 Home Towners

Thanks to NTV News http://ntv.ca/programs/news-programs/sundayeveningnewshour/ for featuring our #Force8homeTowners on The NTV Sunday Evening News Hour Sunday May 1st. This is a short compilation of the Newfoundlanders and Labradorian’s we interviewed on the HMCS Montreal. Please visit this link to see all 55 interviews with sailors from all over the country: https://galeforcewins.com/category/force-8-home-towners/ Please visit the NTV website for continuing coverage of general news and information about our province. http://ntv.ca/

Mathieu Pelletier – Force-8-Home-Towners

#GaleForceWins is pleased to present the #Force8Hometowners series. A series shot on location onboard HMCS Harry DeWolf while deployed to the Caribbean Sea. A series that introduces the viewer to the sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy as the serve Canada. These are impressive Canadians who come from all walks life and just like all #GaleForceWins guests their journeys are sure to inspire. Thank you to the Royal Canadian Navy for all that you do for our great Nation. To see more of our inspiring content visit http://www.GaleForceWins.com.

Jill Marcoux – Force-8-Home-Towners

#GaleForceWins is pleased to present the #Force8Hometowners series. A series shot on location onboard HMCS Harry DeWolf while deployed to the Caribbean Sea. A series that introduces the viewer to the sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy as the serve Canada. These are impressive Canadians who come from all walks life and just like all #GaleForceWins guests their journeys are sure to inspire. Thank you to the Royal Canadian Navy for all that you do for our great Nation. To see more of our inspiring content visit http://www.GaleForceWins.com.

Rey-Ge Paul – Force-8-Home-Towners

#GaleForceWins is pleased to present the #Force8Hometowners series. A series shot on location onboard HMCS Harry DeWolf while deployed to the Caribbean Sea. A series that introduces the viewer to the sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy as the serve Canada. These are impressive Canadians who come from all walks life and just like all #GaleForceWins guests their journeys are sure to inspire. Thank you to the Royal Canadian Navy for all that you do for our great Nation. To see more of our inspiring content visit http://www.GaleForceWins.com.

Andrew Rennox – Force-8-Home-Towners

#GaleForceWins is pleased to present the #Force8Hometowners series. A series shot on location onboard HMCS Harry DeWolf while deployed to the Caribbean Sea. A series that introduces the viewer to the sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy as the serve Canada. These are impressive Canadians who come from all walks life and just like all #GaleForceWins guests their journeys are sure to inspire. Thank you to the Royal Canadian Navy for all that you do for our great Nation. To see more of our inspiring content visit http://www.GaleForceWins.com.

Ryan Smith – Force-8-Home-Towners

#GaleForceWins is pleased to present the #Force8Hometowners series. A series shot on location onboard HMCS Harry DeWolf while deployed to the Caribbean Sea. A series that introduces the viewer to the sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy as the serve Canada. These are impressive Canadians who come from all walks life and just like all #GaleForceWins guests their journeys are sure to inspire. Thank you to the Royal Canadian Navy for all that you do for our great Nation. To see more of our inspiring content visit http://www.GaleForceWins.com.

Kendall (Sammy) Samuelsen – Force-8-Home-Towners

#GaleForceWins is pleased to present the #Force8Hometowners series. A series shot on location onboard HMCS Harry DeWolf while deployed to the Caribbean Sea. A series that introduces the viewer to the sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy as the serve Canada. These are impressive Canadians who come from all walks life and just like all #GaleForceWins guests their journeys are sure to inspire. Thank you to the Royal Canadian Navy for all that you do for our great Nation. To see more of our inspiring content visit http://www.GaleForceWins.com.