Startup Canada Podcast Ep.138: Finding sustainable success as a startup with Cortney McDermott

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After experiencing dissatisfaction in her life and career, Cortney McDermott climbed out from her personal rock bottom to create a world in which the success people saw on the outside was the same as the success she felt inside.

In 2017, McDermott published her book, Change Starts Within You, a memoir on self-awareness, self-reflection and an ode to personal sustainability that changes the way high-achievers see success.

McDermott is a TEDx speaker and a former executive at Vanity Fair Corporation. Since leaving the corporate world for bigger and better things, she’s started and co-founded multiple companies. In this week’s #StartupPodcast, host Rivers Corbett talks to McDermott about her personal journey from rock bottom to sustainable success.

The Startup Canada Podcast Show is a production of Startup Canada, a grassroots, entrepreneur-led movement to bring together, celebrate, and give a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurship community. On the podcast, award-winning entrepreneur host Rivers Corbett speaks with the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship community to give a glimpse into the future of business, and share insights on everything from social innovation to the future of work, investing, and why we need to think bigger to take our businesses global. Join Rivers Corbett for new episodes every Tuesday airing at 10 AM ET for lessons, trends, and opportunities in entrepreneurship from Vancouver to Fredericton; and Israel to Peru.

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