Ideas Into Action

Ideas Into Action

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The Ideas Into Action podcast reverse-engineers the careers of accomplished high performers. Each interview explores the tactics, routines, habits, and mindsets which continue to influence their success. We’ll learn how they manage and optimize their time, energy, and attention. Across these dialogues, we’ll discover patterns and ultimately arrive at a formula for succeeding in this time of great change and uncertainty. Whether you’re starting a new project, new career, or new chapter in life, the stories you’ll hear will inspire you to transform your own ideas into action. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hamzakhan/support


[NARRATION] 2019 UTSC Convocation Address (“Talk Yourself Into It”)
Sep 7, 2019 • 12 min
Earlier this year, I had the immense privilege of delivering a convocation address to the 2019 graduates of the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) in Toronto, Ontario. Inspired by The Toronto Raptors’ crowning as 2019 NBA Champions, I urged…
David Ip Yam | Ideas Into Action #24 [S1 Finale]
Jul 12, 2019 • 73 min
David Ip Yam is the Project Director of Student Service Excellence at York University. He’s also the Co-Founder of Relationship Zen. By day, he’s an award-winning higher education practitioner and scholar with 10+ years of actively learning, facilitating,…
Blair Smith | Ideas Into Action #23
Jul 4, 2019 • 77 min
Blair Smith is a Professor of Marketing and Digital Media at George Brown College. He’s also a Learning Experience Designer and Instructor at the Canadian Marketing Association. On the MBTI, he registers as an INTP—a combination found in only 3% of the…
Adam Rodricks | Ideas Into Action #22
Jun 27, 2019 • 52 min
Adam Rodricks is the Senior Manager of Social Media & Community at KPMG. His claim to fame in the world of social media and blogging came in 2007 when he reluctantly sold his blog after being served with a cease and desist. The important takeaway from the…
Megan Ramwa | Ideas Into Action #21
Jun 20, 2019 • 61 min
Megan Ramwa is the Founder & CEO of Sonder Toronto. Her desire to create “something bigger than herself” has always been at the forefront of her career. Megan graduated from the Law and Business program at Ryerson University. Shortly after graduating, she…
Sheliza Jamal | Ideas Into Action #20
Jun 13, 2019 • 76 min
Sheliza Jamal is an educator, speaker, and equity and inclusion coach. She is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she studied the impact of arts in education, leadership in social change organizations, education entrepreneurship…
Gregg Brown | Ideas Into Action #19
Jun 6, 2019 • 79 min
Gregg Brown is the founder of Change Ready Leadership and the best-selling author of Ready, Set, Change AGAIN! An award-winner in the fields of leadership and change, Gregg helps leaders and teams seize opportunities, create positive change and elevate…
Danny Tseng | Ideas Into Action #18
May 30, 2019 • 63 min
Danny Tseng is the Co-Founder of Syllable Design, an interior design and architecture firm. As a licensed architect with the Ontario Association of Architects, Danny thoughtfully crafts buildings with rigorous detail and creatively maneuvers around…
Daniel Breez | Ideas Into Action #17
May 23, 2019 • 69 min
Daniel Breez is the Finance Manager of Caudalie Canada and the Founder of Measured Growth CPA in partnership with Accodex Partners, an accounting technology firm. In his early years, Daniel had a strong passion for music and arts, and until the age of 20,…
Brione Wishart | Ideas Into Action #16
May 16, 2019 • 83 min
Brione Wishart is a Toronto based film director, producer and the founder of TrepFuel and ARTLEE Creative Agency. His work stems from a love of Cinema, Music, and Storytelling. Known for his ability to create visually engaging content and beautifully…
Kelly Foss | Ideas Into Action #15
May 9, 2019 • 72 min
Kelly Foss is the co-host of the Millennial Minimalists Podcast and the co-founder of IMPACTx Toronto, a monthly mindset-focused event series supported by Shopify Toronto. Kelly’s professional experience includes managing partnerships, events and content…
Sam Demma | Ideas Into Action #14
May 2, 2019 • 87 min
Sam Demma is an alumni of Canada’s Top 25 Under 25 Environmentalist Award, the co-founder of the social enterprise PickWaste, and a 19-year-old youth speaker. He’s been recognized on national news, he’s delivered a TED talk, he’s worked with brands such…
Pauleanna Reid | Ideas Into Action #13
Apr 25, 2019 • 84 min
Pauleanna Reid is a Canadian journalist, two time author, and celebrity ghostwriter. She’s a Senior Contributor at Forbes. She’s also the Founder of WritersBlok, a collective of freelance writers who create share-worthy content. Pauleanna is the author of…
Hussain Bokhari | Ideas Into Action #12
Apr 18, 2019 • 79 min
Hussain Bokhari is a Masters of Engineering Candidate at Ryerson University, studying Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. Born in Pakistan and raised in Canada, Hussain’s got a contagious appetite for personal development. Between his…
Herbert Lui | Ideas Into Action #11
Apr 11, 2019 • 96 min
Herbert Lui writes about life, psychology, and culture. He was a staff writer for Lifehacker, and his writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, the New York Observer, and Fast Company. As the creative director of Wonder Shuttle, Herbert works with…
Lauren Marinigh | Ideas Into Action #10
Apr 4, 2019 • 72 min
Lauren Marinigh is a marketing professional based in Toronto. Her professional experience over her career has been primarily focused in social media and content marketing. Outside of her 9-5 job as a social media manager, she is a freelance marketing…
Jonathan Andrews | Ideas Into Action #9
Mar 28, 2019 • 90 min
Jonathan Andrews is an accomplished youth mental health speaker. After graduation, as a Fellow with Venture for Canada, Jonathan was hired at Fiix, one of the fastest growing tech companies in Canada. He quickly created a reputation of tremendous work…
Raphael Wong | Ideas Into Action #8
Mar 21, 2019 • 85 min
Raphael Wong is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at ThoughtWire, a Toronto-based technology company looking to disrupt the relationship between humans, devices and information, all with the goal of shaping a healthier, safer, and cleaner world. Prior…
Chris Bacchus | Ideas Into Action #7
Mar 15, 2019 • 75 min
Chris Bacchus is the Director of Marketing for Canada’s largest paintball retailer, Badlands Inc. By night, he helps to build a growing fitness service, Strength-N-U. And somewhere in between all of that he’s managed to forge a successful YouTube channel…
Sathish Bala | Ideas Into Action #6
Mar 4, 2019 • 78 min
Sathish Bala is the Founder & CEO of desiFEST Music. He’s a serial entrepreneur and marketing maven with over 20+ years in the game and several successful companies under his belt. Graduating with a degree in computer science the late 90’s, at the cusp of…
Daniel Francavilla | Ideas Into Action #5
Feb 20, 2019 • 79 min
Daniel Francavilla is the Founder and Creative Director of Now Creative Group, an award-winning full service agency. He leads a team of talented creatives and strategists to provide design, digital, marketing and media services to startups, businesses and…
Mahfuz Chowdhury | Ideas Into Action #4
Feb 14, 2019 • 105 min
Mahfuz Chowdhury is an award-winning Account Manager at Candybox Marketing, a digital marketing agency that has worked with notable brands such as Domino’s Pizza, The Weather Network, So You Think You Dance, Glee, Fox Entertainment, and Advertising Week.…
Jasmine Williams | Ideas Into Action #3
Feb 8, 2019 • 82 min
Jasmine Williams is an experienced digital marketing professional and the founder of Jasmine Williams Media, a content and social media consultancy based in Toronto, Ontario. Jasmine has helped a wide range of clients and companies refine and elevate…
[SPECIAL EPISODE] #BellLetsTalk ft. Keith Diaz & Alexandra Paige
Feb 6, 2019 • 73 min
On January 31st we interrupted our regularly scheduled programming to have an important conversation about depression, anxiety, stress, social media, belief, practice, and so much more. It was a relevant, much-needed dialogue that got me thinking about…
Astawa Alam | Ideas Into Action #2
Feb 1, 2019 • 74 min
Astawa Alam is a great exhilarator of one of Canada’s youngest and fastest-growing cities, Brampton. As an Innovation & Technology Coordinator with the city’s Economic Development Office, he’s working tirelessly to raise the burgeoning city’s profile and…
George Khalife | Ideas Into Action #1
Jan 24, 2019 • 62 min
At 25 years old, George Khalife became the Director of Business Development for Sampford Advisors - Canada’s #1 mid-market Tech M&A firm. Prior to this, George was leading the sales efforts for the Toronto Stock Exchange in Toronto/Waterloo & NYC. By day,…
[THROWBACK] The Burnout Gamble (TEDxUTSC 2016)
Jan 23, 2018 • 21 min
In 2016, I delivered my second TEDx talk, “The Burnout Gamble.” I’m grateful to TEDxUTSC for the opportunity to return to my alma mater as a speaker. It was surreal to stand on the opposite end of an auditorium that I had spent much of my undergraduate…
[THROWBACK] Stop Managing, Start Leading (TEDxRyersonU 2015)
Jan 12, 2018 • 19 min
In 2015, I delivered my first TEDxRyersonU talk. On stage within the breathtaking Design Exchange, I shared my views on why managing millennials and knowledge workers the way that we used to manage traditional factory workers can be disastrous. Speaking…
[NARRATION] 29 Things I Learned At 29: Lessons From A Year Of Mastery
Jan 8, 2018 • 8 min
In years past, I’ve published these posts on my birthday. This year, there was an overabundance of lessons that didn’t stop (and haven’t stopped) revealing themselves to me. Sorry for the delay! This a snapshot of the wisdom I accumulated in the lead up…
[NARRATION] Scaling Impact: Channeling My Past Into Purpose at Student Life Network
Dec 28, 2017 • 35 min
[NARRATION] Scaling Impact: My Next Adventure —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hamzakhan/support