Paul Copcutt (Host)
Personal Branding and LinkedIn Strategist & Consultant, Paul Copcutt Unlimited
Paul is a personal brand strategist helping real estate investors and related professionals get noticed, hired and referred consistently and easily.
Linda Nazareth, Economist, Author, and Broadcaster
Linda Nazareth is an accomplished economist futurist specializing in demographic, workplace and economic trends, and how they will shape our future. In 2020, she launched her podcast: Work and the Future, and in 2021-22, she’s focused on her work on Trends Changing the Post-Pandemic Economy.
Nazareth is also the Senior Fellow for Economics and Population Change at policy think-tank the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.
Her book Economorphics: The Trends Turning Today into Tomorrow, actually started as a presentation to companies looking for help in strategic planning. Her clients have included everyone from American Express through to The Economist Magazine, and all have benefitted from her ability to take big ideals and distil them into information they can use for their own strategic plans.
Jean-Guy Talbot, FCPA, FCGA
RêveNew Practice Management and Talbot & Associates
Founder & CEO
Jean-Guy believes that happiness is a choice you make every morning. Passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with others, he has celebrated success and has overcome challenges since founding Talbot & Associates in 1991. Growing the practice from a one-person operation in his basement to over 70 staff in seven locations across Manitoba, he has devoted a tremendous amount of time and energy to research the secrets of operating a better practice.
Mentoring others on the path of success by applying real, practical methods tested by experience lead to him establish RêveNew Practice Management to help practitioners reach levels of profit they never thought possible.
Evident in his dynamic and entertaining seminars, Jean-Guy is eager to share what he’s learned and provide attendees with the kind of insight that allows them to run a better, less stressful, and more profitable practice.
Manu Kakkar, CPA, BSC.(HONS), TEP, MTAX
President of Kakkar CPA Professional Corp.
Manu has over 20 years of experience in taxation in both domestic and international, personal and corporate taxation as well as expert witness reports and testimony.
He is an award winning and prolific tax writer. His Master of Taxation thesis on butterfly reorganizations won 2 awards and was published in the Canadian Tax Journal. Manu has published and presented over 250 tax articles and presentations since 2001 across Canada. Manu is an authority in taxation as his name has been cited 29 times in the Income Tax Act.
Manu sits on the Steering Committees for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants’ National Conference on Income Taxes; the Canadian Tax Foundation Laval Program Committee; CPA Canada's Small and Medium Practitioner’s Tax Committee; and the Canadian Tax Foundation's Ontario Tax Conference. Manu is currently serving a three-year term on the Canadian Tax Foundation’s Board of Governors.
Bruce Ball, FCPA, FCA, CFP
Vice President, Taxation
Bruce leads a team of tax professionals who aim to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and recognition of CPA Canada’s work in the tax sector.
With over 30 years’ experience, Bruce will continue to strengthen CPA Canada’s relationship with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Department of Finance, as well as collaborate with the various tax committees creating synergies and efficiencies.
Always active in his community, Bruce is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation’s board of governors, former member of the CRA’s Action Tax Force on Small Business Issues, former member of CPA Canada’s Tax Education Task Force, former co-chair of the Joint Committee on Taxation of the CBA and CPA Canada and former lecturer and course coordinator of CPA Canada’
s In-depth tax issues for the owner-managed business course.
Garth Sheriff, CPA, CA
Founder of Sheriff Consulting
Garth Sheriff is the founder of Sheriff Consulting a firm specializing in the design and delivery of professional and leadership skill courses for accounting and finance professionals. Garth has worked as an assurance professional and learning provider for over 20 years. He has prepared and trained CPAs for critical changes to the profession.
Vivian Kaye, Founder & CEO of KinkyCurlyYaki
Vivian Kaye is the Founder & CEO of KinkyCurlyYaki, a premium textured hair extension brand for Black women that she bootstrapped to over $6 million in revenue as an immigrant, college dropout, and single mom.
Her presence and genuine desire to continuously learn and grow while keeping it REAL quickly made her a personality who transcended the title of Founder and CEO.
Ultimately, she organically grew her personal platform by exchanging tips and tricks that she learned on her personal entrepreneurial journey.