Workshops, Events, and Interviews

Featured Event

TEDx Bear Creek Park – A Shift in Thinking

David Bentall presented his talk Change your Heroes: Change Your Life
Premiered: March 27, 2021

Upcoming Events

EQ4S - Emotional Intelligence for Successors

Exclusive Mentorship Program

Next Intake: September 2023 (Virtual) – Registration open now! Contact us for more information.

Experience one-on-one and small peer group coaching with David C. Bentall and other experienced leaders. Cultivate key emotional intelligence traits to help you improve your professional relationships, strengthen your communication skills, and increase your leadership capacity .

Each program works to provide you with powerful tools to better self-assess and self-manage, regardless of your role in your family enterprise.

Past Interviews

Why Some Family Businesses Succeed And Others Fail - Contractor Evolution Podcast

Premiered: June 21, 2023

Did you know 85% of businesses are family owned globally? They last twice as long as non-family businesses, but running one with relatives adds complexity. Maintaining professional relationships during work and nurturing family bonds is a challenge. Succession planning and transition are key. Watch Contractor Evolution with David C. Bentall for answers.

Hosted by: Benji at Breakthrough Academy

David Bentall with Scott "Shalom" Klein on Get Down To Business

Premiered: April 19, 2023

David discusses how his personal heroes and affected his approach to business and what he learned from his mistakes.

Hosted by: Scott “Shalom” Klein


The Challenge of Working in a Family Business - Resilience Unravelled Podcast

Premiered: April 17, 2023

David discusses the unique challenges and dynamic that come with working in a family business.

Hosted by: Russell Thackeray

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The Dave Pamah Show

Premiered: February 15, 2023

David Bentall speaks to Dave Pamah about how his business arose from his failures, and how he learned Emotional Intelligence to help himself and other family business leaders.

Hosted by: Dave Pamah

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FamilyBusiness.Org with Kim Eddleston

Premiered: January 15, 2023

Interviewed by: Kimberly Eddleston at

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100 Huntley Street - Bob Kuhn, Carson Pue, and David Bentall

Premiered: January 11, 2023

Bob Kuhn, Carson Pue, and David Bentall share with us their close and committed friendship of over forty-five years.

Hosted by: 100 Huntley Street


Tell Me Your Story with Richard Dugan

Premiered: December 14, 2022

Interviewed by: Richard Dugan


Entrepreneur Podcast Network with Eric Dye

Premiered: December 1, 2022

Interviewed by: Eric Dye at Entrepreneur Podcast Network

Bizgnus Podcast with Doug Caldwell

Premiered: Nov. 15, 2022

“Passing your business to the children need not be a bloodbath”

Interviewed by: Doug Caldwell


Small Business Digest - David Bentall & Admiral John Palmer

Premiered: November 3, 2022

Interviewed by: Don Mazzella at Small Business Digest

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CBC Listen - Ontario Today

Premiered: Nov. 18, 2021

David discusses the ongoing Rogers Family feud with host Amanda Pfeffer and live callers on CBC Listen.

Hosted by: CBC Listen

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The Chris Ayotte Show - WMUZ 103.5 The Light

Premiered: Nov. 10, 2021

Returning guest David Bentall speaks about leadership and Emotional Intelligence

Hosted by: Chris Ayotte


Interview with Lonnie Gienger (Preview)

Premiered: Aug, 2021

Hosted by: Lonnie Gienger, Chairman of Family Meridian

Steve Legler FEA Podcast with David C. Bentall

Steve Legler Let's Talk Family Enterprise Podcast

Premiered: Aug 10, 2021

Hosted by: Steve Legler

What Every Successor Needs to Know If They Aspire to Lead

Premiered: April 1st, 2021
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Hosted by: Ashim Kumar

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The Ivey Entrepreneur Podcast

Premiered: February, 2021
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Hosted by: David Simpson

What Every Business Successor Needs to Know

Premiered: January 28, 2021
Family Enterprise Xchange (FEX)
Hosted by: Ruth Steverlynck

Legacy By Design Series Interview

Premiered: January 12, 2021
Hosted by: Christina Mangino

Book David C. Bentall for Your Event

David is available to speak on a wide variety of topics. Customized presentations and workshops are available and can be tailored to different audiences. Please contact us for more details.