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Episode 120 – The Self-Taught Bakery Empire with Jenna Rae Cakes

LIVE from Gem Conference, this interview with Ashley and Jenna from Jenna Rae Cakes will remind you of the blood, sweat, & tears that happen behind the scenes in order to build a beautiful empire. We begin our chat with a flashback to the cake industry in 2014, and how Jenna saw an opportunity to […]

May 22, 2020

Episode 106 – Covid Creativity: The “Virtual Happy Hour” Story with Taste & Tipple

You might remember Yvonne (and her food and drink blog, Taste & Tipple) from all the way back to Episode 16 when we chatted about tequila and the dating scene. Well, Yvonne is back, and honestly thank goodness because we have LOTS to talk about.  LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTSLISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS Episode 106 – […]

May 11, 2020

Episode 102 – Fear, Rejection, Failure, and Judgement — Why Mindset Matters with Kristen Jenna from Pursuit of Bliss

Fear, Rejection, FailureEnvy, Comparison, DiscomfortJudgement… Just a FEW of the topics of today’s chat with guest Kristen from Pursuit of Bliss. Trust me when I say, you need this episode ASAP.  Diving into conversation about manifestation, hard work, desire, perseverance, and ALLLL the tough stuff that goes into living a “life of design.” Kristen shares […]

April 9, 2020

Episode 95 – Turning Your Passions, Interests, and Talents into a Business Reagan Bradley

Personal brand strategist AND cannabis enthusiast? Maybe they don’t seem like they go together well, but Reagan Bradley opens up about how inviting your audience to join your multi-faceted journey is all you need for a cohesive brand.  Episode 95 – Turning Your Passions, Interests, and Talents into a Business with Personal Brand Strategist Reagan […]

March 6, 2020

Episode 86 – Mindful Business Leadership with Sophie Abboud

Self awareness, self regulation, emotional intelligence — just a few pieces of the puzzle that Sophie is working hard to connect for her clients.  LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTSLISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS Episode 86 – Mindful Business Leadership with Sophie Abboud Today’s conversation with Sophie Abboud will have you redefining leadership and thinking about mindfulness in […]

February 25, 2020

Episode 82 – Copying vs. Inspiration, A Candid Conversation with Sustainable Fashion Youtuber, Alyssa Beltempo

In an internet-heavy, content-rich world, it’s pretty tough for a content creator to “invent” something TOTALLY unique. We’re talking about a topic that many shy away from — the difference between copying and inspiration.  LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTSLISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS Episode 82 – Copying vs. Inspiration, A Candid Conversation with Sustainable Fashion Youtuber, Alyssa […]

January 15, 2020

Episode 71 – Unfiltered Motherhood with Vanessa Ravalico: A Mixed Bag Convo about Sex, Parenting, Marriage, Health, and Hustle

If you’re a mom-to-be, a new mom, or a human being with a beating heart, I promise an interesting conversation in today’s episode with Vanessa Ravalico. She’s the brains and the personality behind My Little Lamb Blog, and the educator behind the parenting workshops and events held locally in Ottawa.  LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS // […]

December 14, 2019

Episode 68 – Self Awareness, Hot Seats, and Accountability with Mallory Rowan

It’s an eclectic fireside chat between two real life friends, and that’s about all you need to know before committing to spending an hour plus with Mallory Rowan and I. Connect with Mallory Rowan:WEBSITE // INSTAGRAM Episode 68 – Self Awareness, Hot Seats, and Accountability with Mallory Rowan You might know her as the powerlifter […]

November 14, 2019

Episode 64 – Becoming an Artist of Client Experiences, An interview with Em from Share the Soul

Creating a cookie-cutter business? Great! You can just follow the steps that have been created from your predecessors.  But what happens when you’re trying to create something that’s entirely outside the box? A business without a blueprint… Episode 64 – Becoming an Artist of Client Experiences, An interview with Em from Share the Soul Em […]

October 25, 2019

Episode 61 – I Did Everything Right, Why Wasn’t I Happy? An Eye-Opening Conversation with Pia Beck

“I was a shell of who I knew I could be…” Pia followed the steps to greater life happiness, right down the letter. She followed them all the way to a successful career, a fit bod, and a lifestyle that others would see from the outside as whole. The only problem? It felt empty.  LISTEN […]

September 23, 2019

Episode 57 – If It Looks Easy, It’s Not — Talking Brand, Power, and Purpose with The Fitness Marshall

“I went into it knowing that if I ever wanted it to be something, I had to give it my all — regardless if someone saw it or not.” LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTSLISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS Episode 57 – If It Looks Easy, It’s Not — Talking Brand, Power, and Purpose with The Fitness Marshall […]

September 4, 2019

Episode 54 – Taking Off the Handcuffs with Photographer Wade Muir

Wade Muir is a photographer, an artist, a mentorship client, and a friend. After having him and join me to second shoot a wedding, I made him record a podcast episode so that we could have  a full circle moment to share with you today.  LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS // LISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS Find […]

July 23, 2019

Episode 51 – Feel Free to Unsubscribe: Becca Courtice from The Happy Ever Crafter

Perfectionism vs. Speed Becca has made it a habit to push aside perfectionism (especially as an artist!) and focus her efforts on creating content that will inspire her following you don’t have to be the top expert in a field to be in a position to teach in fact, Becca finds it inspiring to learn […]

July 16, 2019

Episode 49 – F*CK the Diet & Heal Your Relationship with Food

“When I started to approach my emotional eating with curiosity instead of judgement and shame, I was finally able to transform my relationship with food.” Approaching a Healthy Relationship with Food: “what can your emotional eating teach you” Ellen didn’t want to be just another health and wellness account, so through her Instagram, @thegoodyolk, she […]

June 28, 2019

Episode 46 – Is Everyone Getting Botox?

If you think botox is for the rich and famous (AKA your super hot neighbour with the LV bag and the 2 inch nail extensions), that’s so 5 years ago. EVERYONE is getting botox, and it doesn’t make them vain or fake or self-obsessed! Find out more about Concept Medical: WEB / INSTA Episode 46 […]

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