Episodes

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

Pursuing a Growth Mindset with Our Teens with Ellen Weber

Dec. 14, 2021

Dr. Ellen Weber – is both an American and Canadian citizen, recognized globally for brain-compatible leading, learning and assessment renewal based on activating people’s hidden and unused mental and emotional capabilities.

Fashion, Family, & a Love of Life with Krista Ference

Dec. 7, 2021

Krista has always emphasized a love of fashion and shopping. Even as a child, she would spend her allowance and chore money on clothes. Krista moved through life as a professional athlete while supporting her husband's 18-ye…

Fashion That Comes From Resilience with Emily Salsbury

Nov. 30, 2021

Emily has carefully crafted her reputation as a strategic leader in the retail & real estate industry. Her most recent project has been the launch of EMMYDEVEAUX, the fashion brand in 2018.

Pandemic Supermom Award - And Lisa Curtis’ Story Behind It

Nov. 23, 2021

Lisa Curtis is the Founder & CEO of Kuli Kuli, the leading brand pioneering the sustainably sourced superfood moringa.

Puneeta McBryan: A new and powerful face behind the Edmonton Downtown Business Association

Nov. 16, 2021

Puneeta McBryan is the Executive Director of the Edmonton Downtown Business Association, a role she took on in December of 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and an inflection point for downtowns across North America.

The Impact of Sleep Apnea on Women’s Reproductive Health with Dr. Seth Heckman

Nov. 9, 2021

Dr. Seth Heckman is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist. He studied at Boston College, went to Medical School at Rutgers University, and did his Residency at University of New Mexico.

Living for Others with Doug Campbell

Nov. 2, 2021

Doug Campbell is a bilateral amputee, and has been for 5 years now. Doug's ultimate goal is to reach out to as many amputees both new and seasoned to let them know that support and resources are available. He has self author…

Canadian Mom and Pitcher Lauren Regula: Third Time's a Charm

Oct. 19, 2021

Lauren Regula’s first appearance with softball Team Canada came at the 1999 Junior World Championships in Taipei. She joined the senior national team in 2002, helping Canada to a ninth-place finish at the world championships…

Dr. James Shapiro

Oct. 12, 2021

James Shapiro obtained his medical degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and trained in surgery at the University of Bristol. After coming to Canada in 1993, he received training in liver transplantation and hep…

Earn A Board Position! Chantel Cabaj from DirectHer tells you how

Oct. 5, 2021

Lawyer turned entrepreneur, advocate and community builder, mom and wife, Chantel works to make complex things easy to understand and inclusive by listening to, learning from and connecting to other people. She is an educato…

Family, Friends, Food, and Fate with Meg Tucker

Sept. 21, 2021

Meg Tucker has been creating shared experiences through media for over twenty years. Creator of the Shaw TV original kids cooking show Just One Bite , and a top twenty-five finalist on Masterchef Canada , Meg’s catchy enthus…

Standing with Health Care Workers with Melanie Hibbard

Sept. 14, 2021

Melanie is the Executive Director with DRIFCan, but her involvement with the organization and the diabetes community does not stop there. After both of her sons were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, Melanie saw the impact of …

Schoena Strudwick and Her Stunning Fertility Journey

Sept. 7, 2021

Schoena Johnson was raised in Elk Mountain, Wyoming, population 109, with one paved road and three surnames: Johnson, Jones and Palm. She grew up showing pigs, shooting rifles and chasing after her two older brothers. She me…

Budget Blinds Founder Brent Hallock: Five friends Turn $5,000 into a $500 Million Business

Aug. 24, 2021

In 1992, five young friends and entrepreneurs with a passion for building a unique niche in the home furnishings industry founded Budget Blinds. Brent Hallock, his twin brother Chad, Tony Forbes, Todd Jackson, and David Lewi…

This Is 50!

Aug. 19, 2021

On this very special bonus episode of The Inner Circle, I have some things to share with you. It's my 50th birthday! I’ve completed another trip around the sun and as I do, it’s time for me to embrace a new decade. Friends..…

Chef Lawrence Duran: Cooking for Life and Mark Wahlberg

Aug. 10, 2021

We often do not see the opportunities that will grace our lives and take us on a path far better than we could ever dream of and for Southern California native Chef Lawrence Duran, that is exactly what happened. Becoming a …

Blair Dorsey’s Journey from Lawyer, to CEO of a Multi-Million Dollar Business, to Stay at Home Mom

Aug. 3, 2021

Blair Dorsey started her entrepreneurial career at the age of four when she would draw, make jewelry, or sell other trinkets to the captive audience that worked for her dad. While most kids enjoy taking a break during summer…

Jerry King: Golf is Life

July 27, 2021

A member of the PGA of America’s Quarter Century Club, Jerry has dedicated his career to teaching and coaching the game of golf for almost 30 years. He directed Kapalua Resort’s golf instruction program from 1995 - 2012 and …

Debi Yadegari: The Former Wall Street Lawyer Paved A New Path for Working Mothers

July 20, 2021

Debi Yadegari is the Founder and CEO of Villyge. Her experience juggling a challenging legal career and breastfeeding as a new mom was the muse for Villyge, and why Debi is so dedicated to providing parents with the workplac…