CEO of Axonify and Alan’s entrepreneurial heroine, Carol Leaman, stops by to discuss her growing business and her path of serial entrepreneurship. What began as an eLearning platform has transformed into a fully equipped knowledge platform, using gamification and brain science to deliver, share, measure and apply knowledge. The company has picked up almost 100 global brand-name clients including Walmart, Johnson & Johnson, Bloomingdales and GE. "What is at the centre of both company performance and individual performance is knowledge,” Carol states.
Carol is well known in Waterloo region and internationally for having “a batting average of 1000” when it comes to entrepreneurship. She knew at a very young age that she was meant to be an entrepreneur and she hasn't fallen short in proving that. In this episode she shares insights into her path of entrepreneurship, including the time she turned down a job with Google to acquire a startup. As well, Carol shares what she looks for in a startup when investing and the legacy she wishes to leave behind.
About Our Guest
Carol Leaman is the president and CEO of Axonify, a Waterloo Region startup that works with corporations to improve training by using brain science and gamification. Before Axonify, Carol worked with many startups including PostRank, RSS Solutions and Fakespace, growing them into multimillion-dollar businesses. In 2011, Carol won the Waterloo Region Intrepid Award for Entrepreneurship and, in 2012, she won the Fortune Brainstorm Tech Pitch Competition bringing Axonify worldwide recognition. Along with growing Axonify into an award-winning startup, she also writes articles for FORTUNE Magazine and was featured in Canadian Business in August 2015.