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The Coffee Chat with Coach Leigh's Podcast

Mar 8, 2019

This guy isn’t playing around. Mark Bluvshtein became the youngest Canadian International Chess Grandmaster at 16. He took that passion and curiosity and transitioned from professional chess to IB, completed an MBA, and is now the Director, Business Operations for Wave Financial, a hot Canadian fintech start up. Mark...


Mar 1, 2019

Meet the unstoppable Melita Cyril. Hailing from corporate giants such as Citi, Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse, and A.T. Kearney Melita completely switches gears and writes a children’s book and launches an apparel company . In true consultant form, the problem she solves is mismatched socks for both her and her kids....


Feb 22, 2019

Two time transitioner, Alison Hyodo moves from school teaching to advertising to landing at Bain post MBA. Listen to what it’s like to work within the private equity practice at Bain and what makes a successful consultant in this organization. Learn how coffee-chatting has been instrumental in how she learns about...


Feb 15, 2019

What to do when opportunity knocks? No one knows how to answer this better than Alex Yeo. Follow his impressive career from Singapore to McKinsey in Toronto to now President Canadian Retail of The North West Company in Winnipeg, one of the longest continuous retail enterprises in the world. Listen to Alex’s take on...


Feb 8, 2019

Who am I as a person? This is the very question that Kyle (@kylekoch61) asked himself before determining his next move from pro sports to finance .Join us this week as he shares his insights on making a major career switch, what skills are most needed for an investment analyst, and how to score a coffee chat!