Episode 10: Lessons from one of the top 100 most powerful women in Canada

Very pleased to bring you this interview with Kathy.  She does a wonderful job of sharing her passions, practices and philosophies.  You will find links to some of the things we discuss under her bio below.  Please let me know if you find this valuable.

Kathy Gregory has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in the lending industry. She is the founding President and CEO of Paradigm Quest Inc. Paradigm was incorporated in 2004 and launched to market in 2005. It was the first mortgage BPO in Canada and the first to provide end to end Private Label mortgage products in Canada.

Kathy was ranked #1 in Profit Magazine’s “Ones to Watch” in the 2009 publication of Profit’s Top 100 Women in Canada. She has led Paradigm to final nominations in two categories of the industry’s most prestigious awards ceremonies in 2009 – Best Industry Service Provider and Best Employer.

WXM ranked her as one of the “Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.” In 2011, 2012 and she has just been added to this list for 2014.

Kathy is the past President-Elect of the Canadian Institute of Mortgage Brokers and Lenders (CIMBL) and has served three years on the Board of the Executive Committee of the Young President Organization (YPO) in the Upper Canada Chapter.

She is the Founding Chair of the Mortgage Industry Ontario Ladies Charity Golf Tournament, & BC Ladies Charity Mortgage Industry Event, 2007 – 2011. She was awarded the Best Community Service Effort Award of Year at the 2011 Canadian Mortgage Industry Awards.

In 2012, under Kathy’s leadership Paradigm was ranked in PROFIT 200 as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies by PROFIT Magazine. In the same year, at the Canadian Mortgage Industry Awards, Paradigm Quest was Awarded “Employer of Choice.”

In 2013 Paradigm was ranked in PROFIT 500 as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies by PROFIT Magazine. In the same year,Kathy was honoured with her induction into the Canadian Mortgage Hall of Fame.


Emma Watson’s UN speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-iFl4qhBsE

He for She http://www.heforshe.org/

I find the timing of this coming up uncanny as it was just three weeks ago that I published the article “Men, it’s time to woman up”


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