Episodes

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…

Andrew Luu: Engineering an Entrepreneurial Path with a Weight Loss App & a New Lease on Life

July 13, 2021

A former engineer and director of professional services that led 6 teams and 50+ staff, Andrew Luu was successful in his career but not with his health. Overweight his entire life, he almost had a heart attack at the age of…

Wellness, Sobriety and Understanding Who You Are with Tess Annique

July 6, 2021

Meet Tess Annique, founder of Wellness with Tess. Born in Corona Del Mar, California, Tess her health and wellness journey started four years ago. Tired of feeling unhappy with how she was, Tess decided to make a change. She…

Emilie Iggiotti and The Photos That Speak A Thousand Words

June 29, 2021

Emilie Iggiotti is a portrait photographer from a tiny French island in the Indian Ocean, not far from Madagascar, called Reunion Island. A world traveler, she studied in Versailles, France, lived in Normandy, Paris, Montrea…

Overcoming Adversity: From Motorcycle Crash to Paralympic Champion with Michelle Salt

June 15, 2021

Michelle Salt was born and raised on a game farm outside of a small Alberta town called Calmar. From an early age, Michelle had a passion for sports. When she was 13, she fell in love with snowboarding and chased the dream o…

The Hard Work and the Heart Work in Lindsay Osmond’s growth.

June 8, 2021

Lindsay brings 20 years of expert subject matter experience as an integrated strategic human resources business partner. She is a passionate diversity and inclusion change agent and employee champion collaborator. Today Lin…

Ashley and Brian MacLean: Building Dreams and Dream Homes Together

June 1, 2021

Newground Developments, founded and ran by Ashley and Brian MacLean, are an Edmonton-based boutique builder specializing in custom-built homes, commercial spaces and construction project consultation. Their passion is creati…

How Robin Hobal balanced Career and Family

May 25, 2021

Her name is Robin Hobal, and she owns and operates MINA Consignment. Robin started Make It New Again when she was a mom in" transition". Long ago, Robin was an elementary school teacher who chose to stay at home with her gro…

Shar Mulligan: Dog Whisperer

May 17, 2021

WAGGLES Academy for Dogs Inc. is owned and operated by Sharna “Shar” Mulligan and is central Alberta’s positive Dog Training professional of choice! Learn with your pet in a force-free environment full of fun and support. Th…

Setting Intentions and Finding Purpose with Sarah Bowker

May 11, 2021

SHAKTI is the divine feminine power representing liberation. Shakti represents power, ability, capacity, strength, empowerment and all energy we use to manifest and create the life we want in all of its forms. Shakti is the …

Living The Life With Autism with Kodette LaBarbera

May 4, 2021

Born in Arizona, raised in Nelson, British Columbia, Kodette LaBarbera is a wife and mother who has built her life on building better communities through a healthy, active and charitable lifestyle. Kodette is a wife to form…

The Conversation with Senator and Former Journalist Paula Simons where I Ask the questions

April 27, 2021

Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Paula Simons earned a B.A. Honours degree in English Literature from the University of Alberta, and a Master’s degree in Journalism from Stanford University, before spending time as a fe…

Midlife: A COVID Anthology with Sarah Chan and Jhen Pabillano

April 20, 2021

Sarah Chan and Jhen Pabillano have stories to tell, and know others whose stories held power, meaning, and insight. 20 years ago, they met at The Gateway, a student newspaper at the University of Alberta, where both nurtured…

How Rowena Cui Discovered Her Why and Stepped into Her Power

April 13, 2021

“Business is community. And community is our business." These are the words that drive Rowena Cui, PlanIt Sound Co-founder, and this is how she endeavours to evolve and grow as a business owner. Her relentless hustle and pas…