Episodes

May 17, 2021

Shar Mulligan: Dog Whisperer

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. The...

May 11, 2021

Setting Intentions and Finding Purpose with Sarah Bowker

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 f...

May 04, 2021

Living The Life With Autism with Kodette LaBarbera

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 forme...

April 27, 2021

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

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 fel...

April 20, 2021

Midlife: A COVID Anthology with Sarah Chan and Jhen Pabillano

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 ...

April 13, 2021

How Rowena Cui Discovered Her Why and Stepped into Her Power

“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 pass...

April 06, 2021

Dr. Christina Bjorndal: A Mental Health Conversation Through the Lens of a Suicide Survivor

Dr. Christina Bjorndal, ND is considered an authority in the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders and eating disorders using a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual approach. Havin...

March 30, 2021

Traci Bateman: Growing Up Without Mom

Branding only works if you truly believe in what you put into the world. Traci Bateman knew what she wanted to contribute from a young age after losing her mother to breast cancer at 14 years old; a lifelong journey of wellne...

March 23, 2021

Sunita Sumaru: Why a Positive Dialogue with Yourself is a Game Changer

Her name is Sunita Sumaru, and she is an Edmonton-based makeup artist and the owner of Sen Studios. Sen is a makeup studio that provides makeup services and makeup education that will empower you to find your own personal sty...

March 16, 2021

How Garrett Lombardi Saved a Woman’s Life Simply by Showing Up

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode is of a sensitive nature and deals with suicide. Garrett Lombardi was a 20 year old pre-medicine student from San Diego on a date with his girlfriend when a day full of unexpected circumstances a...

March 09, 2021

Lazina McKenzie: Community Builder, the Entrepreneurial Spirit and the Road Less Travelled

Lazina McKenzie is in love with entrepreneurial spirit. She loves working with organizations and teaching people. It was in 2010 when Lazina got one of those goose-bumpy, this-is-what-life’s-about moments. She was volunteerin...

March 02, 2021

Emily Cave on Love, Loss, and Life with Her Late Husband Edmonton Oiler Colby Cave

No one could possibly imagine the surprise and pain of your spouse passing at age 25 suddenly, under any circumstances. Emily Cave has lived it, and is stepping into The Inner Circle to share her story. Colby Cave was a forwa...

February 23, 2021

A Cancer Diagnosis: Hillberg and Berk CEO Rachel Mielke Shares Her Journey with Cervical Cancer

In January of 2020, Rachel Mielke received a cervical cancer diagnosis, which set her on an onerous personal journey toward recovery during a year of global suffering. During this trying year, she was able to find respite in ...

February 16, 2021

The Powerful Perspective on Black History Month & International Women’s Day from Paulette Senior.

Paulette Senior is President & CEO of the Canadian Women’s Foundation. She has devoted her career to empowering women and girls to overcome barriers and reach their full potential. Paulette started her career on the front lin...

February 09, 2021

He Doesn’t Have a Heartbeat or a Pulse, but Chef Brad Smoliak is Winning the Battle Against Heart Disease

Brad Smoliak: lover of all thinks starting with “F”! Family, friends, food, fine wine, and most of all, fabulous wife! Born at the General Hospital with Transposition of the Great Vessel, and shockingly survived after some i...

February 02, 2021

New Procedure Might Reverse Sleep Apnea in Patients with Dr. Tammarie Heit

Dr. Tammarie Heit was a nurse for 10 years and worked in cardiovascular, thoracic, plastic surgery and intensive care. Wanting to make more of an impact, she decided to go into dental school. She has spent the last 25 years ...

January 26, 2021

MmmathMania! An Exciting New Resource to Help Parents, Teachers and Kids with Math

Vanessa McLeod is the founder and CEO of MMMathMania, an online math teaching resource that utilizes games as a learning tool for children. She has been teaching for almost 20 years, mostly at the grade 2 or 3 level, but has ...

January 19, 2021

Look Good, Feel Better: Dee Diaz Helping Female Cancer Patients through a Difficult Journey

Dee Diaz leads Look Good Feel Better (LGFB)- Canada’s only charitable organization dedicated to the appearance related impact of cancer and its treatment for women and teens. Mobilizing supportive health care for women so the...

January 12, 2021

Resilience Might Not Be Exciting, but it Separates Businesses and Leaders.  How Resilience Helped Lara Murphy Build Her Success

Lara Murphy is the co-founder and director of business development and strategy of Calgary’s Ryan Murphy Construction Inc. (RMC), where she has managed numerous multi-million-dollar projects in corporate, commercial, health c...

January 05, 2021

Kristina Williams: From Lawyer to CEO, to Honorary Consul for Sweden, to Mom: Life is a Continuum of Learning

Kristina Williams was named the President and CEO of AEC in 2014, and oversees the management of the $350 million Alberta Enterprise Fund with its 19 venture capital fund investments and the underlying portfolio of more than ...

December 29, 2020

A Perfect Nightmare: Karen Gosbee’s Glittering Marriage and How It Almost Took Her Life

Karen Gosbee is an author, advocate against domestic violence, and mother who has been through the full spectrum of life's hardships. She had it all: the successful husband, beautiful kids, big house and a white Range Rover; ...

December 20, 2020

Mandy Trapp: December 21st is the Great Transformation. Are you ready?

This week's episode is a special one; Jupiter and Saturn will appear so close together on December 21, 2020 that it will seem almost as though they are a single star. According to The Planetary Society, they have not been thi...

December 15, 2020

In the Know: How Sarah Benken Created an International Community of Like-Minded Women

Sarah Benken is passionate about supporting women, specifically high-achieving businesswomen that are overworked and lacking community with like-minded women. 𝑾𝒉𝒚? Because she has been there - in the wrong rooms, stretched th...

December 08, 2020

Jess Tetu's Courage and Perseverance: Leaving Home at 15 to Becoming one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

Jess Tetu is a Canadian serial entrepreneur making waves across the country in the beauty and spa industry while making an impact on her community through her dedication to philanthropy! Overcoming adversity at a very young a...