Bill Dost of D&D Leasing was highlighted and interviewed on SMASHING THE PLATEAU podcast; listen to it here now!
“You can ask how theology and finance can mix, for me it’s about changing the lives of people … it’s about making the world a better place.”
Bill Dost is more than just a brilliant entrepreneur; he’s also an impassioned philanthropist and theologian whose company stands for making great social impact and bettering the lives of small businesses. Today he reveals how he conquered failure and how his faith inspires him to help smaller entrepreneurs achieve their dreams.
In this episode, you’ll discover:
- The importance of finding a balance between your work life and your personal life.
- Why you learn more from your failures than your successes.
- How to control what you can, let go of what you can’t, and seek strong, targeted help in times of crisis.
- The connections between theology and finance.
- Why Bill believes the financial industry has the power to end the cycle of poverty.
- The struggles between marriage and entrepreneurship.
- How to define what success means to you.
Rev. Dr. K. Bill Dost, an entrepreneur with interests in a variety of fields, got his start in the Asset Finance field over 18 years ago working for Fidelity Leasing. In the year 2000 in Canada he started D&D Leasing to service the entrepreneurial segment of the SME field and expanded into the UK in 2009 when he opened D&D Leasing UK Ltd. He sits on a number of boards including the Finance and Lease Association, Asset Finance Professionals Association and the Toronto Chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization where he was the 2013-2014 President and served on the Canadian Conference Committee.
Today he serves on the Canadian Regional Council. A Fellow of the Leasing Foundation, Director for the FLA and AF-PA, he believes it is not enough to simply run a finance company successfully but that one must give back into their community both in their own business and outside of it as well, to that end he not only serves on various committees but also holds an annual charity event to raise awareness and funds for small and often unknown charities. Among other degrees he holds a Doctorate of Theology and an MBA in Human Resource Management.