The Pivot – with Jeff & Marcel

Episode 10


Return on Kindness: In conversation with Tareq Hadhad, CEO/Founder of Peace By Chocolate

Tareq Hadhad discusses his incredible journey of arriving in Canada as a refugee from war-torn Syria, and settling in the small community of Antigonish, Nova Scotia to re-build the family chocolate business. He tells us about the inspiration that fuelled Peace By Chocolate when it first began, and how he is not only building a business, but also building a cause. Tareq makes a passionate case for why there are opportunities for Canadian refugees and newcomers to thrive in smaller communities within Canada & also discusses how he gets his daily dose of motivation to be an agent of change. Love. Kindness. Compassion. You will hear how these words have transformed Tareq into an international success story, despite formidable odds. Have a listen and enjoy.

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The Pivot – with Jeff & Marcel

Episode 9


A conversation with Dr. Mike Moffatt, Senior Director at Smart Prosperity Institute

Dr. Mike Moffatt discusses his humble beginnings as a young man growing up in London, Ontario to becoming Canada’s first ever Chief Innovation Fellow, advising our 23rd Prime Minister, the Hon. Justin Trudeau. Mike now leads the Policy Division at the Smart Prosperity Institute, an organization dedicated to the advancement of Canada’s clean economic growth strategy. Mike discusses the ideal market conditions under which entrepreneurs, investors & government can come together and help solve for what he calls the defining issue of our time – climate change. Mike speaks passionately about Canadian clean-tech innovation, and how the abundance of opportunities therein far outweighs the constraints in helping our environment and economy come together. Have a listen & enjoy!

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The Pivot – with Jeff & Marcel

Episode 8


Rising Together: A conversation with Robert Forsythe and Jon King, Co-Founders of Milk Moovement

Rob and Jon talk about their fascinating journey in founding Milk Moovement, an Atlantic Canadian agri-tech business that is revolutionizing the global dairy supply chain through digitization and optimization. Rob and Jon reflect on their first pitch competition, and how this lead to membership in some of the most exclusive technology accelerators in North America, attracting a very prominent American business person in the process. They also discuss their views on breaking down industry silos through the power of collaboration & why good mentors have been instrumental to their success. Have a listen and enjoy!

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The Pivot – with Jeff & Marcel

Episode 7


Living in the Uncomfortable: A conversation with David Gilbertson

David Gilbertson, Vice President of Commercial Banking in Halifax joins us on the Pivot to reflect on his career, both in banking and private enterprise, that has taken him from coast-to-coast. David also shares his thoughts on partnering with business owners to get deals across the line, and why he has never been more optimistic about the economic direction of Halifax. As a people leader, David describes the personal experiences that have shaped him as a leader & what character traits he believes are essential in order to be successful in the business world of tomorrow. Have a listen and enjoy.

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The Pivot – with Jeff & Marcel

Episode 6


A more sustainable world for future generations starts today.

Join us for a conversation with Fraser Gray, VP of Finance for Sustane Technologies, and learn about their amazing technology that can recover and re-purpose almost 90% of the garbage that would typically end up in a landfill.