When it comes to running a business, there is no go-to manual for greatness or a secret recipe for success. There are, however, key ingredients that can contribute to entrepreneurial excellence. As EO Montréal’s Moranne Elarar and Marina Byezhanova can attest, it all starts with hustle and heart. In this special interview, the co-founders of Pronexia—a new generation recruitment firm—open up about their bootstrapping days, their unique hiring methodology, and the role authenticity plays when building relationships and company culture.
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By Georges Levesque, EO Montreal and president of Groupe Levesque Group
You read that right. I am the son of a nun. Well to be more precise, an ex-nun. My mom was a member of the order of the Roman Catholic Sisters of Wisdom in Edmundston, Canada from the age of 18 until she was 26. She left the convent as only the second one in Canadian history to do so without being excommunicated. After her departure she continued to teach, met my dad, raised a family and welcomed seven grandchildren. She and dad are now retired and live enjoyable, peaceful lives at our family farm.
By Joseph Diab, an EO Montreal member and president & CEO Diabsolut
It was a mildly rainy Sunday morning when I was off to lead my spin class, and it was my first Father’s Day holiday. Little did I know, what would transpire at spinning class would drastically transform the way I viewed and ran my business.
In the the middle of the gruelling class, among 50 huffing and puffing spinners, I had a heart attack! I realized I needed to clear my mind of all the day-to-day hassles and give up more of the actual work to my team.