Did you know that Fred Astaire came to Calgary? Well, those are just a few of the things I learned from Tony McGrath. We spoke about entrepreneurial passion, and that sometimes, to get out of our way, we need a #mentor who tells us what we don't want to hear… and we need to listen.
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Tony McGrath, a former soldier and elite athlete, came to Canada as a new immigrant after a career as a senior executive in banking, insurance and retail in the UK and Europe.
After heading up a number of startup enterprises, he led an investment group and management team to launch a new Canadian insurance company. Until recently Tony was a partner in a consulting practice, which focused on leadership mentoring, strategy and business turnaround. He facilitates workshops, seminars and is a frequent speaker at conferences in North America and the UK.
He has been a sought after interim CEO in challenging business situations and is now the CEO at Calgary’s The GRAND Theatre, Western Canada’s oldest and most beautiful performing arts theatre. He has a particular interest in long road trips and Latin America.8 months ago
Founder and CEO of the innovative digital marketing software company, Spartan Spark, Dafne Canales Lees has earned her reputation as the Data-Driven Digital Storyteller. Her 7-Second Trust Formula uses behavioural marketing strategies to create client trust via digital marketing platforms for a more personalized user experience that translates into additional sign-ups, sales and increased profits.
A member of the Neuromarketing Business and Science Association and the Society for the Advancement of Behavioural Economics, Dafne travels monthly to California to attend meetings with her advisory board. A sought-after speaker and facilitator, this creative innovator never stops giving of her time and talent, even teaching corporate in-house marketing teams the latest digital marketing strategies.
“Spartan Spark’s general CRM system and their entire platform was a complete game-changer for management of contacts, management of leads. Their entire system for web presence and digital marketing was why we hired them in the first place.”” -Kimberley Simonson, Marketing Manager, One Eye Industries.