Posts in Entrepreneurship Podcast
052 From Thesis Project to Award-Winning Social Venture with Wize Monkey

What started as a thesis project in 2013 has become an award-winning social venture and disruptor in the beverage industry. Wize Monkey takes unused coffee leaves during the 9-month-long off-season, trains farmers to ferment and craft them into premium teas, and sells them nationally in North America and across the globe via online. Not only have their products taken home ‘Best New Product’ at the World Tea Expo, but they’ve also won prestigious awards like the NEXTY Award for ‘Best Mission-Driven Natural Product’ and Small Business BC ‘Best International Trade Award’.

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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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025 Zen & Tonic Wellness Clinic: How to Start a Business, Leaving Your Corporate Job, Memorable Logo Design & MORE

This week on the show I’m chatting with April + Edward from Zen & Tonic Wellness Clinic,

Zen & Tonic is a wellness space located in Toronto that began in 2016 when April & Edward decided to follow their dreams and turn their passion for wellness into a beautiful community hub.

They both shared the deep desire to educate individuals on the power of natural medicine, and ultimately, make a positive difference. So, With similar intentions, they set out on a journey to help others lead healthier, happier lives through a wellness space called Zen & Tonic.

Their philosophy is about the use of both Eastern and Western modalities for treatments and the effectiveness of your healing. The synergistic healing powers of these alternative therapies will help propel your journey back to balance.

Be sure to check out the show notes at for photos of the space and a great recap of the podcast.

If you’e EVER thought about starting your own health space, wellness clinic, or fitness studio - I would highly recommend listening to this podcast or sharing it with a friend.

We chat about: Entrepreneurship, their East meets West philosophy, why April decided to leave her corporate job in pursuit of Zen & Tonic, and SO MUCH MORE!

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TIPS FOR ENTREPRENEURS! Investing in Coworking, Which Monthly Subscriptions You Need, and Best Biz Podcasts!

On today's MINI-Episode of Visionary Life I'm discussing,

  1. Top 3 Online Tools Every Business Can Benefit From

  2. Why I pay to work from a co-working space (when I could techincally work from home in my pyjamas!)

  3. Top Podcasts That Can Help You Uplevel Your Online Business & Marketing Strategy

  4. Why it doesn't matter if you work 2 hours per day or 8 hours per day... and what the REAL focus of your day should be

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The June Motel on Reviving the Motel Industry, Wine & Good Vibes, Launching a Biz with your Bestie

This week on the show we have Sarah Skalsh & April Brown, the founders of The June Motel (aka The June).

As longtime friends, April and Sarah decided on a whim to purchase the former Sportsman Motel in Prince Edward County. They haven't been "moteliers" for long, but the reviews on their Motel are in and they are RAVING!

The decor of this place is dreamy, and the good wine & good vibes are the icing on the cake.

Sarah & April completely redesigned the vintage motel and re-invented the experience of what staying at a Motel looks like. What a visionary endeavor, if I have ever seen one!

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Basd Body Care on Launching a No B.S. Beauty Brand & Finding Fulfillment Through Entrepreneurship

A few weeks ago I had the chance to sit down with Ashley Meston & Phil Lebeau who are the founders of Basd Body Care.

Basd Body Care is a line of organic, plant-basd, cruelty-free products. Ashley & Phils vision behind basd was to be transparent, to use only ingredients they were proud of, and to create a brand that celebrates and nourishes all bodies.

Knowing how much insight they would have in the realms of sales & marketing, entrepreneurship, and living in an inspired state everyday; I knew that you would all love listening to this podcast episode as much as I loved recording it for you.

In this episode we chat about:

  • Why consumer education is imperative in marketing and sharing your business

  • Rituals that help Ashley and Phil perform as high level entrepreneurs

  • What they love most about being CEO’s of their own life + biz

  • The best beauty app that everyone should download immediately!

  • The importance of post secondary education in today’s self-taught era

  • What experience do you really need to launch your own business

  • The early stages of developing basd and the idea for a brand + culture, first and foremost

  • And so much more!

Connect with basd on their website or on Instagram.

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Darielle Teitelbaum on Being a Spiritual Lawyer, Protection of your Intellectual Property Online & More!

Darielle is a corporate lawyer (& a spiritual one - which we chat lots about!), and she’s the founder of Awe Legal which stands for Athletes, Wellness Professionals and Entrepreneurs. Awe Legal is awhich is a boutique law firm based in Toronto & online.

I loved this conversation with Darielle. Her and I met less than 1 year ago through the gym that we both teach indoor cycling at here in Toronto and I’ve been in AWE (sorry bad pun) of her business since meeting.

We chat about her career evolution from working TIRELESSLY at a criminal defense firm, to her travels where she was enlightened about spiritual law, and also about things every influencers or ambassador should consider before signing with a brand.

I love how Darielle is challenging the traditional paradigm of what we expect in a lawyer and is instead paving her own visionary path using her skills and infusing her passion for wellness. She’s so approachable, knowledgeable and I know you’ll learn so much from her.

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Becka Crowe (aka Going Grainless) on Being Let Go From A Dream Job, Intention Setting, & Re-Branding Your Business

Today on the show, we have Becka Crowe!

Becka is the blogger behind the holistic lifestyle blog Going Grainless & she is the co-host and producer of the Vibe Tribe Wellness podcast

Her and I share a similar story in our career paths– namely, being let go from “dream jobs” and finding the silver lining in moving on from them to find what we were REALLY here to do.

Becka has a passion for real food, holistic health, personal growth, non-toxic beauty, developing grain free recipes and so much in between.

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