Welcome to Westgate's Podcast
Get Hired Up! is a podcast for next-level executives and board appointees who are planning to up-level their career or business.
Our guests include thought leaders, CEOs, executive recruiters, industry experts, and other business leaders who generously share their expertise to support your career growth as a next-level leader.
The podcast also serves as a digital media library for our clients and as a public service for individuals seeking career-related insights such as branding, visibility, and strategies for leveraging the hidden job market.
To date our guests include a retired FBI agent and behavioral analyst, a Hollywood stylist, and a ghostwriter writing books for global thought leaders, to name just a few.
When we aren’t accompanied by our gracious guests, we discuss topics related to the hidden job market, succession planning for c-level executives, and the varying components to mastering a career transition.
If you would be interested in being featured on the Get Hired Up podcast, please contact us!
Episode 20 | Handwriting Analyst | Teresa Abram
October 12th, 2021
Teresa Abram is a handwriting analyst and the owner of Handwriting P.I.—a full-service handwriting analysis company that helps business with their hiring process by performing risk assessments, security checks, and personality profiles to streamline their process and make the right hiring decisions.
Episode 19 | CEO of the Assembly of First Nations | Janice Ciavaglia
September 29th, 2021
Janice is the CEO of the Assembly of First Nations in Ottawa, Canada, the advocacy body for the more than 640 Indigenous communities across Canada. Janice liaises, collaborates, and negotiates with governments, including Deputy Ministers, The Crown, the public sector, the private sector, and the general public.
Episode 18 | Data Wizard and Chief Churn Crusher | Anita Toth
September 15th, 2021
Anita helps her clients gain valuable access to previously hidden data, reducing the risk of making expensive wrong decisions, while also increasing profits. She specializes in B2B SaaS companies and has taken her 20 years of academic research experience to create The Churn Crusher System.
Episode 17 | Private equity & alternative investments with David Piho of Gorelick Brothers Capital
September 1st, 2021
David Piho serves as Senior Vice President and is part of the investment team of Gorelick Brothers Capital, a private equity company in Charlotte, North Carolina, whose mandates range from capital preservation to opportunistic growth.
Episode 16 | Imposter Syndrome: Dispelling the High Performer's Stigma - an interview with SMARTSTART Founder, Linda Lopeke
August 17th, 2021
Linda is a distinguished entrepreneur, author, and recognized leading expert in business development, strategic marketing, and operational management. She helps business owners and experts achieve independence through entrepreneurship by guiding them and creating media-worthy success stories from their business ideas.
Episode 15 | A Harvard YPO CEO's Response to Changes in the Global Energy Market During COVID-19
August 4th, 2021
Andres is a global citizen having grown an energy company from a lean start-up to a global leader of power generation solutions with power projects in more than 33 countries, including Latin America, Africa, and Asia. His selected customers include shell Caterpillar, Petrobras, Eco Petrol, Pemex, and others. He is also an active member of Harvard’s prestigious YPO Program (Young Presidents Organization).
Episode 14 | Franchise Ownership | A Scalable Investment with Wayne Mann
July 21st, 2021
Wayne has invested 25 years of his career with Canada's number-one franchise, Canadian Tire Corporation. For seven of those years, he was headquartered in Calgary, visiting and supporting the franchises in Western Canada.
He's also had the good fortune of meeting and working with AJ Billes, one of the two founding fathers of the iconic Canadian brand.
Episode 13 | Avoiding the wrong hire | CEO of Britton Management Profiles Inc.
July 7th, 2021
Marty is the President and CEO of Britton Management Profiles Inc.
Her company partners with other companies to deliver pre-employment verification services to help diminish the hiring of misrepresented and fraudulent candidates.
Introducing our second Mystery Guest | June 23rd, 2021 | Episode 12
He is a sales leader and technology executive with global experience.
We discuss the challenges he overcame having had no Canadian experience, relocating and adjusting to the North American market, and then navigating the hidden job market to land his next opportunity.
Introducing Denise Logan | June 9th, 2021 | Episode 11
Denise Logan carries two decades of research and thought leadership on the subjects of work, money and meaning, and how executives navigate the waters of transition and reclaim their sense of identity outside of their business. She is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today best selling author of the book The Seller's Journey.
Introducing Tommy Breedlove | May 26th, 2021 | Episode 10
Tommy is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today best selling author of the book Legendary. He is a business relationship and mindset coach, who is a regular feature keynote speaker at global events.
Introducing Amy Bradbury | May 12th, 2021 | Episode 9
Amy is an employment lawyer and partner with Wickwire Holm.
She has experience in all areas of labour and employment law. That said, she focuses primarily on Workers' Compensation, Labour Relations, Pension and Benefits and Judicial Review.
Amy provides HR advice and assists clients with drafting workplace policies and in collective bargaining.
Introducing our Mystery Guest | April 28th, 2021 | Episode 8
He is a CPA, CFO for hire, national retail executive, and entrepreneur.
He has had a dynamic career and experienced a massive transition from corporate executive to successful entrepreneur.
Introducing Morris Stemp | April 14th, 2021 | Episode 7
Morris Stemp is a finance, operations and technology executive who assists growing companies (construction, healthcare, tech and SaaS) as an interim and fractional CFO and COO.
He is a customer-focused leader with experience across finance, operations and technology functions. He is an Excel expert, an ICF certified coach, and delivers sustainable outcomes with no ho-hum solutions.
Introducing Dr. Zlatko Pozeg | March 31st, 2021 | Episode 6
Dr. Zlatko Pozeg is a world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon currently practicing in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.
He has an interest in patients with connective disease whom have a proclivity towards aortic disease, such as Marfan’s Syndrome. He also has a great interest in the endovascular management of all aortic disease from the aortic root to the aortic bifurcation, particularly aortic dissection, and believes in the future of total endovascular aortic reconstruction.
Introducing Brendan St. Jacques | March 17th, 2021 | Episode 5
Brendan is a global sales leader in the sports and hospitality industry.
He is a networking virtuoso and successful leader who advocates for both teamwork and healthy competition—in sports and the workplace.
Introducing Chaz Thorne | March 3rd, 2021 | Episode 4
Chaz Thorne is a master business strategist, best-selling author, and award-winning film maker.
Leveraging his successes in the business of entertainment and the arts, Chaz shifted toward aggrotech entrepreneurialism later earning his Executive MBA from Northwestern University (CANADA) and pursuing a full shift to business strategy services.
Chaz now owns 3 successful businesses working with business leaders as a strategic advisor and executive coach specializing in competitive strategy, facilitation, and strategic planning.
Introducing Laura Elliott | February 17th, 2021 | Episode 3
Laura Elliott has written for LA Times, LA Parent, World Travel Magazine, Yachting Lifestyle 365, and others.
She writes books for global thought leaders all over the world and specializes in memoirs, biographies, business, and self-help books. Some of her clients include Windstar Cruises, Alpha Men Asia, and Marriott Vacation Club.
Along with writing, she presents at conferences, delivers keynotes, and facilitates workshops. Her focus is on leadership through authenticity.
Introducing Robin Dreeke | February 3rd, 2021 | Episode 2
Robin is the former Head of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Program and has studied interpersonal relations and behavior for over three decades.
He is the founder and CEO of People Formula LLC, a company that offers advanced training in personal skills and rapport building. He is a keynote speaker and conducts workshops and seminars for the government, military, and private sector- organizations.
Introducing Mary Beth Ramsey | January 20th, 2021 | Episode 1
Mary Beth grew up in a creative family and started sewing when she was only 5 years old.
Hollywood has been hiring Mary Beth to dress their actors for the camera since 1996. She has worked on many TV shows and movies including the hit TV shows Modern Family, Beverly Hills 90210, Heroes, and Bones; and the movies Can’t Hardly Wait, Training Day, and Just Like Heaven...