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.

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The Pivot – with Jeff & Marcel

Episode 5


Conquering anxiety with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Joel is the co-founder and CEO of Tranquility Online, an online platform designed to help people conquer anxiety with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Join us for a discussion on the challenges and personal sacrifice involved in a tech startup, Joel’s own struggles with mental health, and the current state of the healthcare system and where Tranquility Online could help fill some gaps.

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The Pivot – with Jeff & Marcel

Episode 4


Growth Story: A Discussion with an Entrepreneur and his Private Equity Sponsor

Rob Normandeau, President at SeaFort Capital and Doug Dougherty, CEO at Cooper Equipment Rentals talk to us about developing a high-functioning partnership between a business owner & Private Equity, what building and maintaining trust means to them and their views on the importance of diversity and inclusion. Rob & Doug also shed light on the emotional aspects of buying and selling a business, and considerations they take in their approach to building better businesses.

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Episode 3


Keep showing up - consistency, goal setting and planning ahead as tools for running, life and the practice of law.

Christine Pound is a Partner at the Halifax office of Stewart McKelvey, an Atlantic Canadian law firm. Christine talks to us about everything from what she learned from being raised in different countries, the importance of having a coach, how she views goal-setting, and her approach to making tough decisions. She also expresses her passion for long-distance running, and why she believes her ability to be consistent in her training has enabled her to keep chasing her goals in both her personal life and in the practice of law. Christine also shares her views on why she is optimistic about Halifax’s future, and why she is a proud Haligonian.

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Episode 2


Why Wait to be Great? Leadership Survival Skills for the Future of Work

Michelle Ray, international keynote speaker, leadership expert, author and educator speaks to us about essential and effective leadership traits to succeed in today’s business culture and beyond. Michelle draws from her extensive experience and thought leadership principles gleaned from working with some of the world’s most admired companies. She provides insights into everything from “evergreen” leadership skills”…what she believes to be the #1 ingredient to developing an authentic leadership style, the significance of having 5 generations working in business at the same time and how leaders can become attuned to the needs of their team by responding, rather than reacting during ongoing digital transformation.

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Episode 1


Two sides of the mental coin: Balancing emotion and reason to optimize decision-making

What is Behavioral Economics? How can it play a role in optimizing decision-making for everyday life and managing your business?

We are excited to share this timely and insightful podcast featuring RBC’s Behavioral Economics expert Michael Sherman, who joins us for an intimate discussion about decision-making, and the extent to which emotion and reason can be balanced to work in one’s favour.

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Your hosts


Jeff Pothier, MBA, CFA, PFP
Investment & Wealth Advisor
RBC Dominion Securities

Marcel Dupupet, MBA, CIM, FCSI
Private Banker
RBC Private Banking