Bold(h)er: A Fate Worth Fighting For

Bold(h)er: A Fate Worth Fighting For

Warning: this episode has content that may be sensitive for some listeners. Reinvention is one of the boldest moves one can do in life. Former professional fighter Lina Khalifeh can attest to this. Born and raised in the Middle East, she isn’t afraid of but rather, motivated by winds of change. In this Bold(h)er podcast, Lina talks to host Lisa Bragg about taking on a new path, the importance of a beginner’s mindset and that Olympic dream, tailor-made for the ultimate SheFighter.   About...
Bold(h)er: Opportunity from Disruption

Bold(h)er: Opportunity from Disruption

Your career is a long game. There are lessons, pivots, losses, wins and maybe some gaps. In this episode of Bold(h)er, BMO’s Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of People & Culture Mona Malone and Dr. Talia Varley of The Cleveland Clinic join Lisa Bragg to talk about the elusive idea that there’s a career path with definitive milestones.   About the show: Brought to you by BMO for Women and hosted by journalist and award-winning entrepreneur Lisa Bragg, Bold(h)er delivers...
BMO Hosts Women Business Owners for Resilience Retreat

BMO Hosts Women Business Owners for Resilience Retreat

Paulette Jagers, Chief Inclusion Officer, and Sheri Griffiths, Regional President, Business Banking, recently hosted women entrepreneurs at the BMO IFL for a retreat focused on developing the skills and strategies needed to grow resilience in business and life. The retreat included activities and skill building exercises to help unpack the mental, emotional and physical facets of resilience. The event also cultivated women connecting with other women across different communities. Leading...
Succession planning is key for small business owners

Succession planning is key for small business owners

Nearly two in five business owners are wondering who will take over their business and how they will transition it to a successor. However, the majority of them do not have a formal plan to exit their business or preserve the continuity of the business upon retirement. As small business owners shift gears and look to retirement, decisions about when and how to retire will have a significant impact on their personal financial situations and the future of their businesses. As a business owner,...
Receiving an unsolicited offer to sell your business

Receiving an unsolicited offer to sell your business

Many successful business owners have had the experience of receiving an unsolicited phone call from someone offering to buy their business. On occasion, these unsolicited calls lead to a successful transaction, but more often than not the discussions go sideways for a wide variety of reasons. Here are some helpful guidelines for how to proceed when you’re on the receiving end of one of these phone calls. First and foremost, verify the identity of the caller. Separating the contenders from the...
Management Succession Planning

Management Succession Planning

When we speak of “business succession planning” for private companies, some people think only of tax and estate planning, while others may only consider a transition in the share ownership of a business. While those are each important elements of succession planning, on their own they do not cover everything that needs to be included in an effective succession plan. The tax plans or estate plans can quickly become meaningless if nobody is able to run the business. The same goes for the...