We are excited to announce Season 4 of The Leadership Standard Podcast with a new host, Jamie Mason Cohen!

As Jamie Mason Cohen takes the reigns this season, we sincerely thank Gair Maxwell for his unwavering dedication, insightful contributions, and invaluable input to our podcast over the years.

Due to Gair’s expanding international travel schedule, he has thoughtfully recommended Jamie to take the reins and steer the show forward. To our loyal listeners who have been with us throughout the years, Gair has the following personal message to share:

“It has been a blast to host this exceptional show and be part of a top-notch team, but as my speaking and travel schedule continue to escalate with the growth of BIG LITTLE LEGENDS, I felt it necessary to hand the torch over.

With his impeccable background as a TEC Speaker, as well as his experience with NBC’s, “Saturday Night Live”, I know Jamie Mason Cohen will be a catalyst to accelerate the growth of this podcast and deepen our understanding of what real leadership means in these challenging times.”

Gair Maxwell

TEC Speaker, Best-Selling Author and Brand Strategist

Meet Jamie Mason Cohen

Drawing from his diverse experiences, including working at Saturday Night Live and receiving the Dale Carnegie Business Training Award, Jamie’s commitment to empowering professionals extends beyond corporate spaces.

Beyond the lecture halls and boardrooms, Jamie has made his mark in the media landscape, appearing as a sought-after commentator on platforms like CNN, Forbes, and The Morning Show. His TEDx talk on leadership, having amassed an impressive 2.2 million views, stands as a testament to the powerful impact of his insights.

Now, as the host of TEC Canada’s The Leadership Standard podcast, Jamie’s wealth of experience and captivating presence will continue to inspire listeners through in-depth conversations with leaders from all walks of the business spectrum.

Season 4 of The Leadership Standard podcast promises to be a valuable resource for those seeking thought leadership and actionable insights that challenge assumptions. In every episode, Jamie will uncover inspiring stories of business triumphs, struggles, and perseverance that provide a motivational push for listeners.

Tune In to the First Episode


Join host Jamie Mason Cohen as he explores the world of executive search and leadership in a conversation with Brenda LaRose. Recognized as one of Canada’s most prominent specialists in Indigenous leadership and board diversity, Brenda brings 25+ years of experience across executive search, coaching, talent advisory, and governance.

Jamie and Brenda cover a broad range of topics in this episode, including Brenda’s successful career and the influence of executive search on both individuals and organizations. Brenda talks about her experience combining her company with a global organization, the valuable lessons she learned through Toastmasters, and her journey as a previous member of TEC Canada.

Tune in and gain inspiring insight into her journey of overcoming challenges and transforming crises into opportunities, and discover her inspiring vision for the future, where Indigenous business leaders thrive in Canadian society.

This conversation will invigorate and enlighten you, inspiring you to pursue excellence in your personal and professional endeavours. Don’t miss this opportunity to unleash your leadership potential and capabilities—press play now!

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About The Leadership Standard Podcast

The Leadership Standard, hosted by TEC Canada speaker and leadership development and resilience expert, Jamie Mason Cohen, features in-depth conversations with subject matter experts all across the business spectrum.

Featuring thought leadership and actionable insights to challenge your assumptions – and inspiring stories of business triumphs, struggles, and perseverance that provide a motivational push – every episode of The Leadership Standard is a revealing discussion about the life of business and the business of life.

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