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The Boiling Point explores the lives and perspectives of trailblazing entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and movement makers who are driving meaningful change in the world.

Whether you're a seasoned leader, an aspiring entrepreneur, or simply someone who wants to learn from the best, the Boiling Point is the perfect podcast for you.

Each episode, hosts Emily Rodger and Dave Veale sit down with a different guest to discuss their experiences, insights, and ideas. From successful business owners and industry experts to social entrepreneurs and community leaders, the show features a diverse range of voices and perspectives.

What sets The Boiling Point apart is its commitment to exploring the intersection of leadership and inspiration. Every guest on the show has a unique story to share, and the hosts do an excellent job of drawing out insights that can be applied to any area of life.

With its engaging hosts, diverse range of guests, and commitment to providing actionable insights, the Boiling Point is a must-listen for anyone who wants to make a difference in the world.

374 Episodes
Coaching has the potential to transform personal growth, build confidence, and achieve success in various aspects of life. Dave Veale, Emily Rodger, and Pete Stoddart share their experiences of how coaching has influenced their lives, emphasizing the importance of trust, support, and personal development. They also discuss the significance of hospitality in creating a sense of community and the importance of patience and connection in various aspects of life. In this episode you will hear them highlight the value of embracing new experiences and traditions, and cultivating patience and connection through active listening and genuine relationships. Pete is the owner of Stoddart & Co, and also joined the roster of trusted, professional coaches at Vision Coaching. Pete is also going to be co-hosting a few episodes in the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dr. Daniel D. Arguello, MD, is a respected physician specializing in Emergency Medicine, dedicated to providing exceptional care to patients in Colorado. He has been with Emergency Physicians of the Rockies since 2015 and today on the show, Dr. Arguello discusses his work with international medical relief organization International Medical Relief, and his experiences providing medical care on missions to countries like Bolivia, Peru, Honduras and Cuba, the logistics of setting up medical clinics in remote areas and how non-medical volunteers can contribute.  You will hear Stories of patients whose lives were improved through access to basic medical care, like diagnosing and treating a young girl's hernias, opportunities for anyone to get involved with organizations like IMR through short-term mission trip, and the best part - the personal rewards Dr. Dan experiences from his relief work, and how it allows him to practice medicine with empathy and compassion.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Rodrigo Salles is the co-owner of Untamed Angling. He is an expert in fly fishing in the Amazon, developing sustainable tourism partnerships with indigenous communities there. In this episode, you will hear Emily and Dave discuss Rodrigo's early experiences fly fishing in Brazil, the founding of Untamed Angling to promote ecotourism while protecting native lands and cultures, and the process of building trust over many years to create successful community partnerships. Rodrigo emphasizes the importance of respecting native ways of life and involving communities in decision making. He also works to correct misconceptions about the Amazon and expand tourism beyond just fishing through activities like birdwatching and hiking. The goal is to preserve the jungle and indigenous knowledge while providing economic opportunities for locals to stay on their ancestral lands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This week's guest is a name you might recognize: Dave Veale, co-host of the Boiling Point. Dave shares what he's learned during his 18 years as a leadership coach and CEO of Vision Coaching, as well as what motivated him to become a coach in the first place. Dave and Emily discuss ways coaching has benefitted their personal and professional development over the years. They speak about the increase in popularity of coaching, driven by greater awareness of its benefits. Finally, Dave discusses the future of Vision Coaching. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This week's guest, Dr. Bill Howatt, has been a workplace mental health expert for more than 30 years. He discusses what he has learned over the decades, with a particular emphasis on the importance of deepening connections and creating psychological safety to have meaningful conversations. He shares tips for fostering strong personal connections with others in the workplace, and the benefits that flow from that Dr. Bill, author of No Regrets: How to Live Today for Tomorrow’s Emotional Well-Being, also opens up about his own mental health struggles, how he got through them, and how that experience helped grant him greater empathy for others who are struggling in the workplace. Finally, he shares the tools he uses to promote a sense of psychological safety at work, and the traits that define a great leader. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this highly engaging and thoughtful conversation with Boiling Point hosts Emily Rodger and Dave Veale, Andrew Oland, President and CEO of Moosehead Breweries, discusses his approach to leadership at the family-owned brewery. He shares personal insights on problem-solving and decision-making, confronting the tumult of change, and the importance of community involvement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This week's guest is esteemed Leadership Coach and Sociologist Kelley Russell-DuVarney. Kelley is a Certified Positive Psychology Coach, as well as a member of a new leadership coaching pilot program at the University of Texas. She carries both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Sociology. Kelley both coaches and facilitates training for leaders, teams and executives across multiple sectors, using her sociological background to better help clients identify potential barriers to their success. In this episode, Kelley discusses the ways in which she uses psychology and sociology to strengthen her coaching abilities, leveraging her skills and knowledge to push her clients to new levels of success. She explains the concept of a Sociological imagination, which is a method of considering the structures within society that can allow someone to advance, such as economic systems, political systems, legal systems, and family systems. She explains how she uses this concept to help her clients consider avenues to success that might not be obvious at first. If you'd like to work with Kelley, you can visit the Vantage Coaching website for a free consultation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Our guest this week is Dave Stonehouse. Dave is a highly accomplished communicator. A former news media executive, he offers valued insights into media and audience. As a leader and trusted public relations adviser, he has helped organizations both navigate crisis and achieve new success. An award-winning writer and editor, his work has earned national acclaim and spurred positive change. Before moving into public relations, he enjoyed a 25-year media career working in newsrooms across Canada. He has written for numerous publications, including the Globe & Mail, National Post, Maclean’s, Ottawa Citizen and Vancouver Sun. In this episode, you will hear about Dave Veale's first encounter over 20 years ago when he pitched a leadership column idea to Stonehouse who was the business editor at the Telegraph-Journal newspaper in Saint John. Stonehouse was initially skeptical but the column ran successfully for over a decade. Emily and Dave also spoke about Stonehouse's 25 years of experience in journalism and transitioning into communications and public relations, working at the University of New Brunswick before starting his own agency, The Stonehouse Agency, around 5 years ago. You will also hear how Dave Stonehouse overcome adversity and never let his disability hold him back from pursuing his goals and living life to the fullest. The Stonehouse Agency provides communications, media relations, writing, strategy, and other services to clients. Stonehouse focuses on building strong relationships and really understanding client goals. Stonehouse is very involved in community organizations like L'Arche and Toastmasters. These roles have been rewarding and helped him develop communication, leadership and public speaking skills. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This week's guest, Matt Cundill, is the owner and founder of the Soundoff Media Company. If that name sounds familiar, it's because they're the folks who handle production for our show. Matt speaks about how he's built and maintained the company, including finding gaps in the market and knowing when to transition to entrepreneurship. If you've recently been "restructured" out of a job in a declining industry (like Matt was with radio), he believes it's time to look at your transferable skills, make good use of your personal contacts, and find a way to carve out a new niche for yourself that's more suited to the modern world. Matt also discusses what he learned from his time in radio, as well as what's been hard to learn as he's moved away from traditional broadcasting. Though challenging at times, building his own company has been well worth the rewards. To work with Matt and his team, head to You should also listen to Matt's show, The Sound Off Podcast, if you're at all interested in radio or broadcasting. As always, you can follow Matt on Facebook and Instagram to connect with him and keep up with new episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This week, we have another previous Boiling Point guest returning for a second round: Phil Jewell. Phil is the face of Impact Leadership, a leadership coaching company that offers workshops, coaching, keynote speeches, and multi-week courses centered around making you into the best leader you can be. As a veteran of the Canadian, British, and US Armies, Phil has been around the world and seen dozens of leaders' different strategies, while also having more than a few opportunities to lead people himself. Phil speaks about what his experiences in the military (and the world) taught him about leadership, and how he uses Impact Leadership and his public speaking roles to try to instill those values in leaders around the world. If this sounds like coaching you could use, check out their website, You can also check out Phil's page on the Canadian Speakers Bureau's website if you need more proof of his credentials, or follow him on Instagram or LinkedIn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Some of our older fans might remember Greg Hemmings from the early days of the Boiling Point. For those who don't know him, he and Dave started the podcast years ago, but Greg eventually decided to step away and pursue a different line of work- but not before introducing Dave to Emily. In this episode, Greg's back to fill us in on all the different projects he's done over the past several years, including many motivational speaking gigs, a rapidly growing filmography, and the start of his own production company, Hemmings House. He speaks about what led him to step away from the Boiling Point, what inspires his current work, and where he's going next. For the original fans who miss Greg, don't worry: This certainly won't be his last time appearing on the show. We love Greg, and we have no doubt he'll be back on again soon enough. To keep up with Greg, you can follow him on Instagram or LinkedIn, or check out his personal website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Quentin Casey is an author and journalist from Nova Scotia, whose writings have appeared in Reader's Digest, The Financial Post, and many other publications. In this episode, Quentin speaks about his newest book, titled Net Worth: John Risley, Clearwater, and the Building of a Billion-Dollar Empire. He explains why he chose to focus his book on East Coast billionaire John Risley, what inspirations he took from him, and the trials and tribulations of actually getting an interview with the man. He speaks to the difficulty of getting people to trust a journalist, and how he built that trust among Risley and his family & friends. Having launched in June 2023, Net Worth is Quentin's third full-length book. He also released Joshua Slocum: The Captain who Sailed Around the World in 2014 and The Sea Was in Their Blood: The Disappearance of the Miss Ally's Five-Man Crew in 2017. More info about Quentin- and links to purchase all three of his books- can be found on his website, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Ed Staniowski is a former NHL goalie, playing from 1975-1985, and a former Lieutenant Colonel of the Canadian Armed Forces. He joins this episode of the Boiling Point to discuss the tenets of leadership he's come to value over the years, both in the Armed Forces and the NHL. From coaches to drill sergeants to fellow players and soldiers, Ed speaks to the necessity of humility in a leader, the importance of facing healthy adversity in overcoming obstacles as a team, and the way great leaders generate trust in their followers. Nowadays, Ed is part of a campaign memorializing the Regina Rifles, a regiment which landed at Juno Beach during WWII. The campaign is creating a proper monument for the Rifles at Courseulles-sur-Mer in France, where they landed on D-Day, and the goal is to have it erected on June 6th, 2024- the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Ed also speaks to the importance of this monument, and of honoring the sacrifices made. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nancy Gharib is the Founder and CEO of Simple Split, a money management company designed to help co-parents and roommates easily track and share expenses. As a mother and co-parent herself, Nancy was well aware of the struggles that come along with trying to divide money evenly in those kinds of situations, so she created Simple Split to help ease the burden. In this episode, she discusses the issues she faced that led her to create Simple Split, as well as the fears she faced as a first-time tech entrepreneur, and how she was able to overcome them. She believes the best way to build a business is to find a struggle you know intimately, create a solution, and use it to help others facing the same struggle. As she says, the credibility of the product is in the experience of the person delivering it. Nancy is also an organizational change management consultant, as well as a certified coach- experiences which she says were vital in helping her create Simple Split. If you'd like to try Simple Split, check out their website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kurt Goddard is the Executive Director of Inclusion Canada, and he discusses the organization's work on behalf of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families, including advocacy work with the federal government and international level. In this episode you will hear about some of the progressive legislation passed in New Brunswick regarding supported decision making, which aims to provide people with disabilities the right to supports in decision-making, the potential of this legislation to address discrimination in the legal system, particularly through the "understand and appreciate" test, and how it could be a model for other provinces and countries. Kurt also highlighted New Brunswick's progress in inclusive education, crediting the province's small size and advocacy efforts for its success. Kurt calls Fredericton home, though his roots lie in Sussex Corner. As a lawyer, he's deeply invested in disability rights and serves as the Executive Director of Legal and Public Affairs at Inclusion Canada. His unwavering commitment champions the rights of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Drawing insights from observing young leadership in New Brunswick politics and leading the Reflections on Rwanda program with SHOUT Canada, Kurt's understanding of leadership and advocacy has been shaped by diverse experiences. His time studying in Northern Ireland reinforced his connection to New Brunswick, reminding him of the importance of home. Outside of his professional commitments, Kurt is a devoted husband to Rebecca and proud dad to Abigail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this episode of The Boiling Point, hosts Emily Rodger and Dave Veale sit down with Muraly Srinarayanathas, the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of 369 Global. The discussion traverses Muraly's journey as a serial entrepreneur and the core ethos of his ventures, with a specific emphasis on catering to a demographic of 35 to 45-year-olds, predominantly women. He draws inspiration from Dr. Muhammad Yunus, a renowned Bangladeshi economist and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, highlighting the impactful time he spent working alongside Dr. Yunus.   The conversation dives into Muraly's borderless lifestyle, enriched by experiences as a 3rd culture kid. Muraly underscores the importance of understanding and adapting to market dynamics, especially in the context of the immigrant experience in Canada. As a son of first-generation immigrant parents, his unique perspective informs strategies to train and uplift newcomers through ventures like Computek College.   Muraly sheds light on the hybrid structure of his college and its collaboration with employers to tailor education. He stresses the significance of surrounding oneself with the right individuals, a principle that underpins his entrepreneurial journey. Additionally, Muraly shares his passion for filmmaking, showcasing "This Place," a Canadian production embodying the immigrant narrative. Through 369 Global, Muraly endeavors to bridge global consumer culture (GCC) and local consumer culture (LCC) principles, advocating for diversity and meaningful connections at both global and local levels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this episode of The Boiling Point podcast, hosts Emily Rodger and Dave Veale are joined by the inspiring Laura Gatien, Owner and Clinical Therapist at Laura Gatien & Associates, and the visionary founder & CEO of Just Us; We all Struggle Inc., a charitable non-profit striving to make mental health more accessible. The conversation kicks off with personal reflections from Emily and Dave about their upbringing and experiences related to mental health. Laura passionately introduces her journey, sharing her mission to challenge the status quo in mental health systems and reduce the stigma associated with seeking support.  One of the central themes explored is the pervasive stigma surrounding mental health support and how gender traditionally influenced seeking help. The trio delves into the importance of breaking down these barriers and increasing accessibility to mental health services, highlighting the progress made in this direction. Laura shares her insights on leadership, addressing the challenges she faces while staying true to her values as a leader in the mental health space. The discussion further unravels the inception and impact of the "Just Us" program, a charitable initiative offering free or low-cost counseling services, breaking down barriers and fostering hope for new mental health professionals to drive positive change in the field.  Throughout the episode, listeners gain a deeper understanding of Laura Gatien's unwavering commitment to mental health advocacy and her remarkable journey in transforming the way we perceive and approach mental well-being. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this episode of The Boiling Point, we had the privilege of hosting Andy Posner, the visionary founder of Capital Good Fund. Andy's journey is a testament to the transformative power of determination and a bold vision. His story began while pursuing a Master's in Environmental Studies at Brown University, where he uncovered the groundbreaking work of Dr. Muhammad Yunus, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate renowned as the 'Father of Microfinance.' Inspired by Yunus, Andy recognized that equitable financial services held the potential to uplift communities, both in clean energy and poverty alleviation. At the heart of Capital Good Fund's mission is an impressive 96.8% client repayment rate, reflecting the organization's commitment to making a meaningful impact. Throughout our conversation, Andy shared valuable insights into Capital Good Fund's innovative loan programs, the challenges inherent in building an organization from the ground up, and the ever-evolving landscape of microfinance. Beyond his professional journey, Andy's personal experiences, including his background in youth tennis and his journey with bipolar disorder, have deeply influenced his leadership skills and commitment to social change.  Join us as we explore Andy Posner's extraordinary leadership journey and the profound impact of Capital Good Fund in this episode of The Boiling Point. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this episode, the spotlight is on Rachel Vander Vennen, an advocate whose journey has been defined by her commitment to building inclusive communities and fostering meaningful relationships. As the Executive Director of L'Arche Saint John, Rachel's passion for social inclusion and support for adults with intellectual disabilities takes center stage. Throughout the conversation, the essence of her leadership philosophy shines through—an amalgamation of authenticity, diversity, and a resolute dedication to making a positive impact. Rachel's career trajectory, marked by twists of curiosity, brings us face to face with the heart of her narrative. From her academic pursuits at the University of Guelph to her engagement with L'Arche communities, her journey showcases the power of following one's passions and embracing unconventional paths. Authenticity takes center stage in the conversation, underscored by Rachel's insights into authentic leadership and the significance of genuine relationships. She attributes her growth to the support of mentors, such as Dave Stonehouse, and the transformative impact of fostering healthy connections. We also get to dive into a discussion about the Creative Connections program—a testament to L’Arche’s commitment to creating networks of support and a sense of community. This artistic day program resonates with themes of acceptance, friendship, and belonging, aligning seamlessly with L'Arche's overarching mission. The episode concludes with a glance at the "Building Community" event, where our very own Emily Rodger will be taking the stage as emcee. Rachel sheds light on the importance of such gatherings in raising awareness and vital funds to sustain L'Arche's initiatives. It's a glimpse into how communities come together to make a tangible difference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this episode, Emily and Dave sit down with Dr. Matthew Harrison, a seasoned educator and digital innovator. Matt’s journey from an accidental teacher to a champion of neurodiversity and inclusion unveils the unexpected ways gaming can foster social skills and empowerment. Matt’s passion for utilizing technology to enhance social capacity building, belonging, and inclusion in education comes to the forefront. As a gamer himself, he sheds light on the transformative power of gaming in developing crucial social skills, ranging from turn-taking to effective communication. Through personal anecdotes and insights, he emphasizes how gaming can be a potent tool for leadership development, paving the way for a more inclusive society. The conversation takes a deep dive into the concept of "gaming for good." Matt discusses the innovative initiative, Next Level Collaboration—a program that employs cooperative video games to empower neurodivergent children. With co-founder and Next Level Collaboration CEO, Jess Rowlings, they not only bring lived experience to the table but also a vision for using gaming to boost confidence and social capabilities in young individuals. This venture showcases how unconventional approaches can lead to remarkable outcomes in education and leadership. Beyond gaming, the discussion expands to the significance of accessibility in leadership. Dr. Harrison provides practical insights for leaders and organizations to make workplaces more accessible and inclusive, highlighting the untapped potential of existing accessibility features within common tools and platforms. His emphasis on understanding preferred communication styles and integrating technology underscores the importance of creating environments where everyone can thrive. As the conversation wraps up, Emily and Dave reflect on the episode's key takeaways. Listeners are left with a fresh perspective on leadership—a reminder that fostering inclusion requires embracing diverse tools and strategies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit