Snippets with Leon Goren

Leon Goren, PEO Leadership

Leon Goren, President and CEO of North America's premier peer network and advisory community, PEO Leadership, brings together business leaders to share stories, best practices and learnings with the rest of the community, and help us think through the unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. In short segments, Snippets delivers answers to important questions and provides inspiration and uplift in a time of change. Learn more at https://peo-leadership.com/.

Labour and Employment Lawyer on Vaccine Mandates and Back to Work Polices: Michael Sherrard of Sherrard Kuzz
Jun 27 2021
Labour and Employment Lawyer on Vaccine Mandates and Back to Work Polices: Michael Sherrard of Sherrard Kuzz
Leon sits down with Michael Sherrard,  recognized as one of Canada’s leading employment and labour lawyers, to talk about the return to work, both in terms of legal mandates but also social and moral ones: how do we best support our employees health and safety, while seeking to build company connection? Michael also wades into the murky waters of vaccine mandates and whether or not such measures are needed or legally possible. Acclaimed for his broad range of expertise and strategic excellence, Chambers Global® says “Michael draws praise for satisfying the needs of even the most demanding clients and his specialist knowledge of union contract and negotiation issues where he is described as “exceptional” and impresses with his “phenomenal” work.”Michael is frequently published and asked to chair or speak at international and national conferences. He is the recipient of several awards including the Construction Institute of Canada’s Chancellor’s Award of Excellence, University of New Brunswick Alumni Award of Distinction, USports Lester B. Pearson Award, and Canadian Franchise Association Volunteer Leadership Excellence Award. Sherrard Kuzz LLP is one of Canada’s leading employment and labour law firms exclusively representing the interests of employers. Recognized nationally and internationally our team is consistently named among Canada’s Top 10 Employment and Labour Boutiques (Canadian Lawyer®), Canada’s Leading Employment & Labour Law Firms (Chambers Global®, Best Lawyers®, Who’s Who® and Legal 500®) and Repeatedly Recommended (Lexpert®).If you’re interested in one of our The Way Forward live webcasts, please visit Please reach out to Kelly May kmay@peo-leadership.com If you’d like to listen to some of our past webcasts, we have recordings on our COVID-19 resource page ( Guests have included University of Toronto’s Janice Stein, Harvard’s Rosabeth Kantor. We’ve talked about such topics as mental health, rent negotiations, the stimulus package and a host of others. If you’d like to find out more about our leadership community, please feel free to reach out directly to lgoren@peo-leadership.com. If you enjoyed today’s podcast, please subscribe and give us a review on Apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.
How Government Relief Spending May Impact Taxes With RSM's Sam Tabrizi
Jan 31 2021
How Government Relief Spending May Impact Taxes With RSM's Sam Tabrizi
Many of our members are wondering how government relief spending may change what happens at tax time.  Leon Goren speaks with Sam Tabrizi of RSM to figure out what the next 12-24 months might look like for addressing the deficit, including changes to Capital Gains and other measures.  With more than 12 years of experience handling key taxation portfolios, including specialized roles focused on personal, corporate and real estate tax, Sam provides his clients with tactical solutions to address their business needs. In his recent roles at accounting, tax and business consulting firms, Sam has served as a trusted advisor to private companies on a broad range of tax matters including estate planning, complex tax structuring, tax compliance and transaction tax advisory. If you’re interested in one of our The Way Forward live webcasts, please visit Please reach out to Kelly May kmay@peo-leadership.com If you’d like to listen to some of our past webcasts, we have recordings on our COVID-19 resource page ( Guests have included University of Toronto’s Janice Stein, Harvard’s Rosabeth Kantor. We’ve talked about such topics as mental health, rent negotiations, the stimulus package and a host of others. If you’d like to find out more about our leadership community, please feel free to reach out directly to lgoren@peo-leadership.com. If you enjoyed today’s podcast, please subscribe and give us a review on Apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Keeping to the Core Mission: Onboarding as Direct Access to Leadership with RSM's Rhonda Klosler
Jan 17 2021
Keeping to the Core Mission: Onboarding as Direct Access to Leadership with RSM's Rhonda Klosler
As the national chief operating officer of RSM Canada, Rhonda Klosler oversees the firm’s finance, human resources and growth initiatives. In a conversation with Leon about how she has envisioned leadership in the COVID era, Rhonda brings years of experience in keeping core to the mission of a company, while being open to the new ideas brought forward. In addition, Rhonda leads the Toronto office in her role as office managing partner and executes the firm's growth plans in the Toronto market. Rhonda is a graduate of Brock University, and a CPA, CA, having earned her designation in 1993. That same year, she joined the predecessor firm, and was made a partner in 2001. In 2012, Rhonda completed the Harvard Business School Professional Services program.If you’re interested in one of our The Way Forward live webcasts, please visit Please reach out to Kelly May kmay@peoleadership.com If you’d like to listen to some of our past webcasts, we have recordings on our COVID-19 resource page ( Guests have included University of Toronto’s Janice Stein, Harvard’s Rosabeth Kantor. We’ve talked about such topics as mental health, rent negotiations, the stimulus package and a host of others. If you’d like to find out more about our leadership community, please feel free to reach out directly to lgoren@peo-leadership.com. If you enjoyed today’s podcast, please subscribe and give us a review on Apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.