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About the Podcast

“I think there’s a different kind of relationship potential that a lot of people are longing for, that is quite frankly being neglected in a world where digital’s become everything.”


Wellington Holbrook is the Chief Operating Officer for Canada’s Connect First Credit Union — and he wants you to know he’s not like other bankers. Formed by a merger of four large credit unions in Alberta, Connect First is working hard to answer the question, “What does a credit union look like for the 2020s?” Join Wellington to discover what this transformation looks like from the inside, including how empathy and community have to match with scalability and technology, building a culture that gives workers “permission to try,” and why Wellington has given his direct email address to every single Connect First customer.

About the Speaker

Wellington Holbrook is the Chief Operating Officer of Connect First Credit Union. Wellington has responsibility for Retail Branch Operations, Small Business and Agriculture, Commercial and Corporate Banking, Wealth Management and Marketing & Community. He has spent the last 25 years in banking, financial services and technology. He is the active in the community and serves as Chair of the Calgary Convention Centre Authority Board and on the board of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.

Your Host
Mark Jeffries
Former Merrill Lynch stockbroker turned author and Keynote Speaker, Mark Jeffries, has become a trusted adviser and communications consultant to some of the world’s largest and most successful organizations. Mark has spoken in front of more than 100,000 event delegates, published two books, appeared on Network TV numerous times and has launched an innovative e-learning course, “The Art of Business Influence - Selling without Selling.”