Nancy Mathis: Championing Your Voice and Leading with Purpose
Unveiling her latest venture, Nancy Mathis shares her experiences, insights, and motivations, while exploring the transformative role of coaching in leadership development.
In This Episode
In this episode of the Boiling Point, host Emily Rodger and co-host Dave Veale sit down with the extraordinary Nancy Mathis for an insightful and thought-provoking conversation. As old friends and professional acquaintances, Dave and Nancy kick off the episode by catching up and reminiscing, creating an atmosphere of warmth and familiarity. Nancy introduces her “one word” strategy, sharing her chosen word for the year and discussing its significance in guiding her journey.
Delving into Nancy’s remarkable life, she shares stories from her past, providing valuable context for her current path. She also reveals her latest venture, Q5X Audio Transmitters, which sparks her desire to seek guidance from the experienced coaches, Dave and Emily, to navigate her next steps. Nancy’s unique ability to simplify complex concepts shines through as she breaks down intricate ideas into digestible nuggets of wisdom.
As the episode progresses, Nancy sheds light on the potential applications of Q5X transmitters in women’s sports, envisioning how this technology could enhance broadcast coverage and amplify the voices of women athletes. Emily, drawing from her own experiences as a former elite athlete, adds her insights to the discussion, creating a dynamic exchange of ideas and possibilities.
The conversation takes a fascinating turn as the group explores the concept of creating win-win-win situations and how wearable microphones could empower women to transform their presence in broadcasting. Nancy introduces “The Enough Spectrum,” a powerful framework that resonates with everyone, highlighting the versatility and impact of the word “enough” in various areas of life.
In the final segment of the episode, Nancy reflects on her “why,” digging deep into her motivations and aspirations. The trio engages in a heartfelt conversation, sharing their personal takeaways and discussing what drives them in their respective journeys. The episode concludes with a sense of inspiration and a renewed commitment to purpose.
First 10 Minutes
We start off the episode with some background info about Nancy and Dave’s professional relationship. Dave and Nancy catch up and reminisce. Nancy shares her “one word” strategy and discusses this year’s word.
10 Minutes – 20 Minutes
Nancy shares some stories from the past to help us understand how she got to where she is today. We get some insight into her newest venture, Q5X Audio Transmitters. Nancy decides to tap into the wisdom of two amazing coaches, Dave and Emily, to help her figure out what’s next. Then, Nancy does what she does best and she simplifies complex things.
20 Minutes – 30 Minutes
Nancy describes Q5X transmitters and speculates how women’s sports could use this technology to get more broadcast coverage. Emily shares some of her experiences and insights as a former elite athlete.
30 Minutes – 40 Minutes
The group discusses creating win-win-win situations as Nancy further explores the idea of wearable mics helping women show up differently for broadcasting. Emily, Dave, and Nancy discuss the power and versatility of the word “enough.”
Nancy thinks through her “why” as the group discusses what motivates them. Emily, Dave, and Nancy share their takeaways.
Partner—Quantum5X Systems Inc.
Within numerous capacities, Nancy works with executives to support their most important decisions. Involvements include boards, strategic planning, team alignment, culture re-sets, and executive mentoring. Her passion is centred on creating an environment where entrepreneurial leaders have a better chance of success. From 2007-22, she worked with 550 leaders at the Wallace McCain Institute to support their growth. This work exposed her to ~40 speakers/year, which provides her with a continual supply of new ideas to incorporate into her thinking.
She is currently focused on her own venture in London, Ontario that manufactures and sells wireless audio in sports, reality TV and movies globally.
In the early part of her career, Nancy spent 12 years as CEO of a company commercializing her Ph.D. research in Chemical Engineering. The customer base spanned 17 counties and included GE, Exxon Mobil, HP, IBM, Intel, Lucent, P&G, Whirlpool, Wyeth, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Dow.
Nancy has been recognized nationally with awards in innovation, entrepreneurship and engineering. The most notable was the Manning Principle Award ($100,000) for the top innovation in Canada in 2003.