Mastering Key Business Roles: Insights from Dr. Cindy Wahler

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In this engaging episode of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast, we have the pleasure of hosting Dr. Cindy Wahler, a seasoned advisor for senior executives across various sectors and an accomplished entrepreneur. Dr. Cindy is known for her expertise in CEO succession, corporate leadership programs, and as a regular contributor to Forbes, Huffington Post, and CNN. She’s also the author of ’20 Effective Habits for Mastery at Work’ and the proud owner of a delightful cookie and dessert business, In this episode, Dr. Cindy shares her insights on the key attributes of successful leaders, what to consider when hiring or promoting key personnel, her experience in balancing her consultancy work with running a cookie business, strategies to overcome Imposter Syndrome, and recommendations for succession planning and building a talent pipeline in small businesses.

Key Highlight Points:

  • Dr. Cindy discusses the essential qualities that define successful leadership.
  • Insights on what small businesses should look for when hiring or promoting for key positions.
  • The story behind launching and balancing it with her consultancy work.
  • Dr. Cindy shares her experience with Imposter Syndrome and offers advice for others facing similar challenges.
  • Effective strategies for succession planning and talent development in small businesses.
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We extend our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Cindy Wahler for sharing her invaluable insights and experiences with us. Her journey, expertise, and entrepreneurial spirit offer a wealth of inspiration and guidance, highlighting the significance of leadership attributes and the drive to pursue diverse ventures.

We also express our gratitude to our partners: RBC, UPS, Constant Contact, and Xero, for their support. To our listeners, we encourage you to subscribe to CanadianSME Small Business Magazine for more enlightening content and to visit our official website at  for the latest updates.