049 Starting a Zero Waste Business (Chatting w/ a student from The VISIONARY METHOD!)

Erin started this journey in 2018 when she was trying to figure out how to make a positive impact on climate change. To give you some context, Erin lived in Toronto and worked a full-time 9 to 5 corporate job. Working in a place where people threw out coffee cups in the trash and recycled their food waste, any impact she would make seemed negligible. Despite some skeptical friends she tested the feasibility of a zero-waste lifestyle by doing a 2-week zero-waste challenge with one other coworker. During the challenge she still produced some plastic waste but she realized how easy it was to make small changes to reduce the amount of waste she produced.

In order to go the full length she needed more supplies. Zero-waste products are surprisingly difficult to find (without plastic packaging!) and especially difficult to find in Canada. This is why she created Hera & Co, to help by not only providing the supplies people need to live a zero-waste lifestyle, but also by offering some pro tips on Hera’s Blog.

Erin is just wrapping up her time as a student inside The VISIONARY METHOD & I am so proud of her journey!

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047 Meghan Telpner, Founder of The Academy of Culinary Nutrition + Building an Online School

Meghan Telpner is a Toronto-based author, speaker, nutritionist, and founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. She is the author of two best-selling, award winning books, UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health and The UnDiet Cookbook. Meghan has been featured in Forbes, was ranked as one of the top 100 female entrepreneurs in Canada by PROFIT Magazine, and was named Best Holistic Nutritionist in 2017 and 2018 by National Nutrition Awards. With over ten years in the field, Meghan works tirelessly to empower her global community of Certified Culinary Nutrition Experts to become health leaders in the respective communities. For more visit MeghanTelpner.com.

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045 All About Virtual Assistants (VA's) with Tara Ritchie

Tara has a love for the internet and all that it offers. As the former owner and operator of a local social media networking group for mothers, as well as an ongoing volunteer at her daughter's school – running the fundraisers with like-minded volunteers, running the Pizza Lunch Program for 3+ years, and now, forging ahead with running her own Virtual Assistant Business.

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043 Season Finale, Solo Episode - Sharing Visionary HQ Updates

Oh helllllo there. Just a quick update to share what's going on over here at #visionaryHQ as we wrap up 2018. Can you even believe that NYE is just a few days away?

In this episode I am...

  • Sharing some lessons + learning's from 2018

  • Reflecting on my successes and challenges

  • Sharing which things on my vision board came true and which did not

  • Giving you an update on my WORD OF THE YEAR for 2019

  • Sharing my dreams for the future

  • + other fun life updates

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041 Creating a Glittery Jewel Boutique w/ Britt Hopkins, Owner of Anice Jewellery

Today’s episode features the owner of Anice Jewellery, Brittany Hopkins.

Anice Jewellery is store on Ossington Avenue in Toronto and with an online boutique. They specialize in making custom, one-of-a-kind jewellery, re-purposing old treasures to give them a new life, and working with clients to create timeless pieces.

For Britt, jewellery is more than just an accessory, it is a form of expression, an opportunity to shine, a boost of confidence, a way to connect and a symbol of love. It is her hope that you feel more than just satisfied with your Anice product, but inspired and lifted.

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040 Launching a Product-Based Business, Getting Shelf Space in Target Stores & Working with Your BFF w/ John of Wholly Veggie!

Today, I’m chatting with Johnathan Bonnell, co-founder of the Canadian company WHOLLY VEGGIE! that makes extremely tasty, vegetable filled foods.

Whether you’re an aspiring business owner of a plant-based foodie yourself, you’ll really love this episode!

John & WHOLLY VEGGIE! co-founder David set out to understand why people weren’t eating more vegetables. People seem to really love them…in theory. But they don’t love peeling, chopping, boiling, etc. Turns out veggies are too much work and not enough taste. So that was their goal: make vegetables easy to prepare and full of taste.

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039 Living Your Purpose & Growing Your Business QUICKLY w/ Cassie Day, Founder of All Day Fit & Co-Founder of Fit Escapes

This week, I have the inspiring Cassie Day, founder of All DAY FIT on the show!

All Day Fit is committed to empowering women to become stronger, in both mind and body. They believe that fitness is not punishment - it's an opportunity to understand and challenge our bodies, learn new things, get stronger, and have fun. No matter what your fitness goals are, they are here to help you pursue them!

After graduating university, Founder Cassie Day felt lost trying to find a career that suited her personality, values, and lifestyle. It was then that one of her best friends gave her the most inspirational pep talk and told her to chase what she loved.

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037 Marlie Cohen (Fitness & Wellness Influencer) is the founder of Kale & Krunches

This week on the show I have for you an incredible interview with Marlie Cohen, who is a wellness and lifestyle expert based in Toronto. She is also the founder of the blog + Instagram account + YouTube channel called Kale & Krunches.

After struggling to stay active and eat well in her office job, Marlie found ways to keep healthy in the workplace and began sharing these tips on her social media channels under the alias, Kale and Krunches. From clean recipes and healthy food hot spots, to new workouts and the latest activewear, Marlie loves sharing her favourite products and routines with her audience. Now a full-time content creator and fitness instructor, Marlie continues to offer her tips to achieving balance and wellness with all her readers and community.

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036 Taking Over The Family Business & Lessons in Learning as you Go

Today we’re chatting with Carolyn Gummo from City Reviva, a vintage clothing shop in Prince Edward County.

Caroyln took over a family business with next to no formal business education and is navigating the journey one step at a time. Before we started recording, we chatted about impostor syndrome. Have you ever felt this?

You know that ‘who am I to be doing this’ or ‘what do I have to share that’s worthy’.

Carolyn literally said to me before the show that she wasn’t sure she was necessarily the right person for the show… but of course, I begged to differ. I am thrilled to be able to highlight someone who is pushing their comfort zones, learning along the path, and navigating the impostor syndrome each and every day.

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034 Bootcamps for Change Founder Katie Heggtveit is Changing the Way We View Street Youth with Her Organization

Katie Heggtveit is the youngest visionary we've featured on the show!

She also might be the busiest, most driven woman you've EVER listened to on a podcast. Prepare to be inspired!

Katie runs her Toronto-based charity, Bootcamps for Change, while studying at Ryerson University full time. Bootcamps for Change was born after nutrition and fitness saved her life at the age of 13….

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032 The Story of Apple Falls Cider: Amelia went from Orchard Employee to Craft Cider Business Owner!

Amelia and Matt have been making hard cider since 2012, after they fell in love with the beverage in London, England. After successfully completing their post-secondary education, Matt and Amelia visited London, England. While they were exploring the culture in London, they stumbled upon traditional hard apple cider. From then on, they were hooked.

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031 Top YouTuber Nikole Goncalves of HealthNut Nutrition Shares How She Grew her Community to 400,000+ People!

Today on the podcast I am chatting with Nikole Goncalves from HealthNut Nutrition!

Nikole is the face behind one of the top leading healthy food and lifestyle YouTube channels in Canada called HealthNut Nutrition-- with a following of over 400K subscribers and over 26 million views.

She's a passionate "health nut" who inspires her viewers to live an active, healthy and balanced lifestyle by showing how easy and delicious it can be.

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030 Well To Do is Your 1 Stop (Online) Shop for ALL THINGS WELLNESS

Well To Do is Your 1 Stop (Online) Shop for ALL THINGS WELLNESS.

This week on the show I’m interviewing Eme & Alyssa from Well To Do Canada.

As we know, There's a lot of amazing stuff going on in the wellness scene these days... but where do you go to stay on top of it all?

That's where Well To Do comes in!

Well To Do is all about being your go-to for the latest and greatest in everything fitness, nutrition and wellness that Toronto has to offer.

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