Episodes

Carla Buchberger: Keeping Style Simple

Nov. 29, 2022

Stylist Carla Buchberger, a longtime friend of the podcast, joins the Inner Circle once again to chat about all things fashion. From trends, to body types, to sizing and more, Carla deep-dives into how to make a great, sensi…

Keri Marie Irvine is a Gold Sheep

Nov. 15, 2022

Keri Marie Irvine is a gold sheep. Growing up in Newport Beach with its picture perfect beaches, weather, and people, she always felt like she didn’t exactly fit in, but she was no black sheep.

Jason Gregor: Fathers are Important

Oct. 25, 2022

Jason Gregor is a sports talk radio host on TSN 1260 in Edmonton weekdays from 2-6 p.m. He began his radio career in 2001 after graduating with honours from NAIT’s Radio and Television Arts program, and he has hosted his own…

Katie MacMillan

Oct. 11, 2022

A paradox - something that makes sense but doesn’t make sense - is the only way to describe how living a messy, challenging life makes it a better one. Choices born of naivety, insecurity, and the awful-beautiful-unthinking …

Edmonton Innovator Cheryll Watson’s Ventures into the Political Arena and Shares Her Experience Running for Mayor

Sept. 27, 2022

Cheryll Watson is a proud, born and raised Edmontonian from the northside community of Beverly. She has built her career as a business executive, bringing 20 years of experience in strategic business transformation, innovati…

Kyrylo & Yana Kubenko: Leaving Ukraine, Finding Canada, & Longing for Home

Sept. 13, 2022

When Kyrylo & Karen Kubenko and their two children left their home in February 2022, they left family, friends, the land they loved, and most of their belongings. The war in Ukraine has led them on a long, arduous journey th…

Carol Todd: Sharing Amanda's Story in Hopes of Educating Parents

Aug. 30, 2022

Carol Todd has impacted the world as an educator, an advocate, a parent and a leader for social change in speaking openly about the bullying, cyberbullying, exploitation and the mental health challenges that Amanda went thro…

Heather Novak: Living with Honesty While Always Allowing More Love

Aug. 16, 2022

The question shouldn’t be, 'Am I an alcoholic'? Instead, ask yourself, 'Does alcohol negatively impact my life'? For Heather Novak, the answer became very clear. She then had a desire for more clarity within.

How Event Producer Jennifer Bergman Creates Wedding Bliss

Aug. 2, 2022

Jennifer Bergman is an Event Producer and Designer with over 15 years experience producing events of all types and sizes. She is the President of Jennifer Bergman Weddings and Events, an Edmonton-based firm that has planned …

Dr. Stacy Sims: Women are Not Small Men

June 28, 2022

Stacy T. Sims, MSC, PHD, is a forward-thinking international exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist who aims to revolutionize exercise nutrition and performance for women.

Katherine O'Neill: Domestic Violence Prevention is a Job For All of Us

June 14, 2022

Katherine O’Neill joined YWCA Edmonton as Chief Executive Officer on March 16, 2020. She is a passionate advocate for the rights of girls and women and inspiring people to hear the important call of community service.

Dr. Emily Splichal: How Caring for Your Feet Impacts Your Overall Health

May 17, 2022

Dr. Emily Splichal, Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, is the mind behind Naboso. With a spirit to challenge conformity, Dr. Splichal has taken her conventional Podiatric Medical degree and combined it with years of e…

Gross Misconduct: Through the Help of her Trauma Therapist Sandra Kolbuc, Mother Tracy Stark Shares the Story of her Sons Ryder and Radek. A Story of Tragedy, Courage, Resilience and Hope

May 3, 2022

This week on The Inner Circle, we have a very heart-wrenching story that may be troubling for some. Trigger warning: domestic violence, child death. Tracy Stark and Sandra Kolbuc join the podcast this week to share the stor…

A Brief but Impactful Life: Mom Karen Klak Shares the Complicated Journey of Her Daughter Haley in Her New Book, Happy Faces Only: The Story of a Little Girl Who Lived

April 19, 2022

This week, Karen Klak joins The Inner Circle to share her story of grief, learning, and loving. Within the span of six years, Karen and her husband Greg had four children. She became a medical mom when Haley was 17 months ol…

Zeina El-Sayed: Divorce Doesn't Have to Break You

April 5, 2022

For too many couples, divorce is long, painful and expensive. That’s why Zeina El-Sayed founded Trusted Divorce Services. Zeina wants to elevate the divorce process from destructive and costly to simple and fair.

Gay Derk: 40 Years of Manifesting Love and Light

March 22, 2022

Known as Western Canada's Bridal Expert, Gay Derk has been building her empire in the wedding industry for over 40 years as the Founder & Editor in Chief of Bridal Fantasy and CEO of Derks Fine Group of Companies

My Husband- Stephen Petasky: Real Estate Innovator of Dream Homes and Luxury Vacations.

March 8, 2022

Stephen Petasky is Carrie Doll's husband and a lifelong entrepreneur Who Took an Idea and Turned It Into a Real Estate Travel Company Impacting Thousands Around the World.

The Soul of Sports: How Mentality Shapes Your Life with Gisele Krueger

Feb. 8, 2022

Gisele Kreuger is the creator of The Winner Will. She has over 40 years’ experience with elite athletes as both a player and a coach.  Gisele was fierce competitor as a volleyball player. Her U of Saskatchewan team won USpo…

Menopause & Hormones: Misconceptions, Treatments, and Research with Dr. Ron Brown

Feb. 1, 2022

Dr. Ron Brown graduated with a degree in family medicine in 1983 and went on to specialize in OBGYN at the University of Alberta Hospital in 1995. He is board-certified in Functional and Regenerative Medicine, which led to h…

How Mentorship Changed Scotia Willow's Life

Jan. 18, 2022

Scotia Willow steps into the Inner Circle this week to talk openly about her experience growing up in an abusive household, how hurt people hurt people, and how Big Brothers Big Sisters opened up doors for Scotia to experien…

Rebecca Liedtke: Health Equity, Transforming Patient Policy and Fighting Paediatric Cancer

Jan. 11, 2022

Rebecca Liedtke is wife, mom, premedical student, and a patient family advisor with the Stollery Children's Hospital.

Joanna Kissick & Kara Bell: How the Pandemic Affected Business, Friendship & Passion

Jan. 4, 2022

Joanna Kissick & Kara Bell are two hardworking fitness experts and co-creators of Raise the Bar, a boutique gym in Edmonton, who have a deep, meaningful connection after going through some of the hardest times of their lives…

Unlocking Your Inner Legend with Gair Maxwell

Dec. 28, 2021

International keynote speaker & author Gair Maxwell is a global authority on helping organizations create iconic, “larger-than-life” brands that attract legions of customers and top talent – without having to resort to “push…

Dean Kurpjuweit on Contentment, Service, and His Love of Community

Dec. 21, 2021

Dean is a lifelong Edmontonian whose career focus has been social justice. Dean is a University of Alberta alumni having graduated with a Bachelor of Education