Episodes
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Jeremy Allen, Funeral Director and owner of Gregory Funeral Home. Jeremy also speaks to schools, businesses, groups and individuals about the experience of grief and loss through Death Ed.  In this conversation, we talk about all types of loss and grief. Jeremy shares how to connect to yourself in these moments, as well as how to support and be available for others when they experience their own loss. We talk about the importance of grief education...
Published 10/19/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Kristin Lee , Founder and Managing Director at KLBM - a business management firm specializing in supporting the entertainment industry. Kristin shares her stories of starting out as a proud supporter of local and indie music and how she married that with her aptitude for accounting, eventually forming her own business (KLRM). We also talk about the vision for her business in supporting women in the industry, and how we can help form pathways that...
Published 10/12/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Sean Mills - Co-Founder of FTR Golf and  Big Buck Golf, a serial-entrepreneur and a PGA of Alberta Professional. Whew - that's a mouthful!  Sean sits down in the Dojo to share his story of discovering his entrepreneurial self, and what goes into becoming a successful venture. We talk a little golf, and a whole lot about tapping into your own potential, and surrounding yourself with those who compliment your skillsets. Seth even gets a chance to...
Published 10/05/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Yoni Tzafrir - founder of the Newsly app. Yoni shares the story of the car rides that inspired Newsly, the role of the community around him in supporting and nurturing the idea, and the challenges in launching an entrepreneurial venture - and tech start-up - in a foreign country. We also talk a little self-doubt, perseverance and "Eureka moments". So, grab your Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark) in a travel mug, and jump in the car...
Published 09/28/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Sonia Funk - Corporate Wellness Strategist, Registered Nutritional Therapist, Mental Health Keynote and coach at thewholeavocado.com Sonia shares her expertise into understanding mental health from the perspective of injury vs. illness, and how nutrition plays a critical role in everything we do. We get on board the magic bus to break down the complexities of our own biology to understand the neuroscience that expands on the adage "You are what you...
Published 09/21/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Jessica Gale Friesen. She is a business owner, a registered nurse, a mother and now - an author, with her new book "This Will Not Break Me". Jessica shares with us the story of her business, her journey to forge her own path, and how her choice to pursue nursing aligns with her philanthropic endeavours today. She lives by the code "Why the heck not?!", and discusses how that's influenced some of the biggest decisions in her life, including writing...
Published 09/14/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Haley Daniels -  motivational speaker, sports advocate, inspirational leader, and... oh, right - she also happens to be an Olympian. On this episode we talk with Haley about finding the environment and community that allow us to be the best versions of ourselves. We'll get into compartmentalization, how journaling can unlock a better sense of self, and how goosebumps are the ultimate metric for measuring your day.  Haley also dictates a...
Published 09/07/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Naofall "Ming" Folahan, Edmonton Stingers coach and entrepreneur (actually, a multi-preneur!) Ming is building communities, not just at all levels of the game of basketball, but both on and off the court. We discuss his work with youth at his Halifax training center, the first of it's kind. Ming also provides his insights into the importance of community on personal development, mindset, and how pushing kids to success has worked for him. So, grab...
Published 08/31/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Erin Evans - yogi, coach, podcaster and super-mom. We chat about self-doubt, the concept of "purpose over passion", and how we often undermine our own excellence and power through self-doubt. We also go deep on the influence of rap, and our own coaching styles (as well as why "niches are for quiches") Sit back with a bit of  Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark) , whether in a chair or on a yoga mat after a great session from Erin's...
Published 08/24/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by JD Lewis from CJAY92's morning show. This episode goes deep as we talk about personal image, mindset, the importance of a semi-colon, and his story of finding himself. Encouraging others to talk about mental health, and taking on fears head-on. Sit back with a bit of  Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark) , and tune your dials in for a great inspirational story about finding yourself. Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and...
Published 08/17/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Grace Dafoe and Alysia Rissling, two Canadian National Team athletes. We'll dive into mindset, taming nerves and anxiety with breathing, and overcoming obstacles. The discussion explores a path of self-discovery, and a focus on community, environment, and both mental and physical well-being: all cornerstones of The Biz Dojo. So strap into your ice missle, or maybe just listen on the couch at a speed below 150km/h... and don't forget to grab a cup...
Published 08/10/21
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Published 08/10/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Ambrose Firkus and Parker Mackay from Shoot Your Shot. We get into how these two have face challenges together as entrepreneurs, and how complimentary skillsets can lead to success on or off the ice. As strong advocates for mental health awareness, we also chat about the importance of well-being on performance, and how support systems play a pivotal role in finding success.  Then on the podium,  brought to you by Beyond a Beaten Path, Seth and...
Published 06/01/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Damarys Zampini, CEO of Sustrategy Damarys shares the story of her upbringing, as a landed immigrant in Alberta. We talk about overcoming language and cultural obstacles, and how leveraging the 'outsider' mentality to form relationships and strengthen values has really helped each of us to develop as adults. We dive into mental wellness and structures for positive balance, and talk a lot about the influence of the martial arts on Damarys' journey...
Published 05/25/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, brought to you by Airdrie DQ, we're joined by Brett Chang, Co-Founder of The Peak, a daily newsletter covering Canadian and global business, finance and tech news in 5 minutes or less.  Brett has had an exciting career journey, and we explore his time as one of the first 15 employees of Uber Canada, his time at the forefront of the cannabis industry, and stepping into a new business with The Peak. He'll talk about sharing the story of Canadian businesses, and how...
Published 05/18/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Daryl Ching , Managing Partner at Vistance Capital Advisory. We talk to Daryl about his path to creating his own business, and how his previous work shaped his journey. Then, we'll dig into entrepreneurship and talk about everything from what makes a great entrepreneur to Daryl's advice on partnerships and more. Of course, we'll also spend some time talking numbers - and you'd be surprised just how much you might be missing out on (or putting...
Published 05/11/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Rachel Kelly, Founder and Chief Lemon at Make Lemonade.  Rachel walks us through the Make Lemonade journey - from finding the inspiration, to opening day, to dealing with a pandemic while trying to operate a co-working space. We'll get into how she unknowingly built, grew and continues to lead a community of entrepreneurs.  Then on the Podium - brought to you by Beyond a Beaten Path - Seth and JP celebrate May the 4th with a Star Wars themed...
Published 05/04/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Jacob Young - Associate at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, specializing in Corporate Governance, Emerging and High-Growth Companies, and Mergers and Acquisitions.  Jacob provides insight into the importance...
Published 04/27/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Marius Billgobenson - musician, activist and award-winning anthropologist.  Marius is a storyteller, through both word and music. Our conversation explores his time growing up in the Congo, and living in the...
Published 04/20/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Jayson Krause from Level 52 Inc., a boutique leadership development and training firm with global impact.  Jayson shares his journey as a professional athlete and Olympic hopeful, and what he brought from...
Published 04/13/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Dani Kagan and Victoria Marshman from City MogulsWe talk about pivoting an entire business model during the pandemic, the role of philanthropy, and the impact of coaching for personal growth. We also discuss...
Published 04/06/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Dave Popowich and Faisal Karmali of the Popowich Karmali Advisory Group. We'll get into what it takes to have a successful partnership, the importance of trust, and how "The Hemingway Moment" can give way to...
Published 03/30/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we have a conversation with Lisa Mackay, Marketing and Communications Manager at The Rozsa Foundation.Lisa shares the story of her journey, and how her passion for music landed her in marketing. We'll talk about working in one...
Published 03/23/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we have a conversation with Jeff Dyer, CEO of Trellis.Jeff shares his experience in merging two large non-profit entities, and the cultural impacts of those changes to employees, volunteers and clients. We talk about...
Published 03/16/21
This week in The Biz Dojo, we talk with Walter Vandervelde. Among his many hats, Walter is a creator, innovator, educator, author, entrepreneur and TEDx speaker. Walter shares his story of entrepreneurship successes and challenges as we explore how to...
Published 03/09/21