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How to Reach Your Potential: An Interview with Glenn O’Farrell

· Reach Your Potential

Glenn O'Farrell (ICD.D, CEO at OmbudService for Life & Health Insurance and former CEO of Groupe Média TFO) is taking part in the "How to Reach Your Potential" initiative, an interview series featuring leaders whose insights can help you reach your potential.

Glenn O'Farrell, ICD.D

About Glenn O'Farrell, ICD.D

Glenn O’Farrell (ICD.D) currently serves as the CEO and Ombudsman of OmbudService for Life & Health Insurance, Canada’s independent complaint resolution and information service for consumers of Canadian life and health insurance. When I interviewed him at Groupe Média TFO's office in late 2017, he was serving as the organization's President and CEO.

Glenn studied economics, law, business and corporate governance at St. Francis Xavier University, Université Laval, Johnson School of Management, Cornell University, and at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is a member of the Québec Bar and Institute of Corporate Directors. Glenn is currently completing a Masters Certificate in Analytics for Leaders from the Schulich School of Business, York University.

Glenn is a business development innovator with a proven track-record. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in business management, strategic reorganization, agreement negotiation, digital solutions and media relations. He is a frequent keynote speaker, panelist and contributing thought leader on digital media in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Europe, China and Africa.

From 2010 until 2019, Glenn held the position of CEO of Groupe Média TFO. He served as Vice-President, Réseau Pathonic TVA, Québec City; General Counsel, Chief Regulatory Officer, Senior Vice-President at CanWest Global; President of Global Québec, Montréal, and President & CEO of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters.

In addition, Glenn has also served on numerous company boards of directors as well as not-for-profit Corporations, including the Board of Directors of the Université de l’Ontario français, the Vanier Institute of the Family, TV5 Québec-Canada, Canal Savoir, the National Theatre School of Canada and Ashbury College, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, the Fondation de Centre Hospitalier de l’Université Laval (CHUL), the Jeffrey Hale Fondation and the Théâtre du Bois-de-Coulonge.

You can connect with Glenn O'Farrell on LinkedIn and Twitter.

The interview was audio recorded at Mr. Glenn O’Farrell office at Groupe Média TFO's Toronto, Ontario office on November 13, 2017. That was some time ago, but his insights are just as applicable today.

Enjoy listening to the interview:

Did you find one or more of Glenn O’Farrell’s thoughts helpful? Are there any ideas or resources that came to mind as you listened to the interview?

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Also, consider checking out the How to Reach Your Potential interviews with Trina Boos, Hamza Khan, James Tjan, Vlad Rascanu, Drew Dudley, Alexandru Holicov, Andrew Mizzoni, Christa Dickenson, Louise Adongo, Sarah Chaudhery, Jake Nicolle, Andy McIlwain, Busola Akin-Olawore, Rebecca Laramée, Richard Obede, Bailey Parnell, Cerys Cook, Blake Snow, Sean Cooper, Toota Nihal Hassanien, Kulwant Bangar, Angela Achitei, Sharon Chakkalackal, Lauren Bates, Gabriela Casineanu, Shaila Kibria, Andrew Lawton and Rev. Elio Marrocco. Thank you.

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