Episodes

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

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.