The Outside Leader

Who is Andy LaRose?

  • Owning an electrical business has taken me out of the field and into a management position. Although my comfort level was more suited for the field, I have learned to adapt and embrace the role as an “outside leader”. This shows itself as a new challenge everyday having me shifting gears, adapting and growing to suit each of these new challenges as they present themselves.
  • Born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, I learnt from a very young age that the world was not going to come to me, I had to go get it. My hopes are to teach my children that dreams do not have to be just dreams, but realities.
  • Work hard, never settle, pursue your passions.

In this episode:

  •  Andy explains to Dave and Greg about how he received a phone call from TD Canada Trust, which lead to him being accepted into the Ivey Business School as being nominated as one of the top 40 entrepreneurs in Canada.
  • He shares how Alcon Electrical Corp started with two guys in a garage, and the challenges he has faced in order to grow his successful business over the past 15 years. 
  • Andy talks about how the changes from growing as a small company into a much larger company with more employees has been a significant transition to adapt to, and the steps he took to bringing everything together for his employees and the company itself. 
  • Listen in on this episode of the Boiling Point to hear more about how Andy LaRose became one of the top 40 entrepreneurs in Canada.


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