On the Startup Calgary Podcast, we chat with Tyler Chisholm, CEO at clearmotive marketing and Host & Founder of both Collisions YYC and They Just Get it podcasts. During his time as a podcast host, Tyler has chatted with more than 100 interesting community-oriented, ecosystem builders, 85 of which were in 2020. Follow along as Tyler gives some meaningful perspective into Calgary’s innovative tech ecosystem and where he thinks it’s headed.
Interview date: December 3, 2020
From his days growing up in southern Quebec to his adventures as a pilot at the ripe old age of 26, Tyler’s curiosity and resourcefulness have driven him to search out an eclectic list of life experiences.
Tyler’s pursuit of his career in aviation led him to Calgary in 2000 where he found endless opportunity, none of which was a job in aviation. His passion for business led him to develop his own online health and fitness software program, (back before you could download it for free on your phone) as well as a full-service active weight loss & personal training center. This was to be the beginning of his entrepreneurial journey.
After exiting the fitness business Tyler took his new-found love of marketing and co-founded clearmotive marketing in 2007. With offices in Calgary and Toronto Tyler’s goal was to build a marketing-first agency focused on better connecting clients to their customers. As an entrepreneur, his experience told him that establishing better communication by gaining an understanding of clients’ business challenges would make the difference. With an appreciation of the impact digital transformation has on the way companies do business, Tyler’s focus has always ensured that clearmotive shapes the curve of how digital solutions can affect greater outcomes.
As host of two podcasts, They Just Get It and Collisions YYC, Tyler brings a voice to advocates, challengers and thought leaders to inspire lively dialogue and bold actions towards creating a better Calgary. A strong advocate for helping those less fortunate, he also established Red Express in 2010, a project that puts Christmas toys in the hands of kids in need. In 2012, Tyler was recognized as one of Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40
Be sure to check out both Tyler’s YYC-based, fun and informative podcasts:
To learn more about Tyler, visit his website.
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