053 Social Media: Q&A
052 From Thesis Project to Award-Winning Social Venture with Wize Monkey
I'm answering YOUR questions about Social Media including:
Should you have a Personal Instagram that's separate from your Business Instagram (have you ever wondered this!?)
Whether or not to hire someone to help you manage your Social Media
What should you post?
Content ideas so you'll never run out of ideas!
051 Wyld Skincare Founder Joy Yap on Creating a Natural Body Care Brand for Millenials
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’.
050 Advice for New Entrepreneurs, Favourite Books & What I Would Change In My Business
What is Wyld Skincare?
✖️ Truly natural skin + body care
✖️ Vegan. No synthetics. No nasties.
✖️ Cruelty-free & sustainable
Availale at both @hudsonsbay | @chaptersindigo
Tune in to my inspiring interview with the founder, Joy Yap!
049 Starting a Zero Waste Business (Chatting w/ a student from The VISIONARY METHOD!)
Today on the show, I’m sharing a conversation with my Visionary Assistant, Alex.
In this episode, we’re getting to know each other (it was the first time we had ever met!)
We’re firing off random questions to one another, and we’re bringing you along for the ride on what it’s really like to work together :)
048 Design Your Work Space, Grow Your Business
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!
046 5 Ways to Practice the Principles of The VISIONARY METHOD, every single day.
This is the first episode of my minisode series.. I am still working on the name :)
I'm sharing my knowledge on Design Your Work Space and Grow Your Business.
047 Meghan Telpner, Founder of The Academy of Culinary Nutrition + Building an Online School
This is a BONUS episode... a minisode? A visionary burst? I'm not sure what to call it!
I'm sharing 5 WAYS TO PRACTICE THE PRINCIPLES OF THE VISIONARY METHOD, EVERY SINGLE DAY.
045 All About Virtual Assistants (VA's) with Tara Ritchie
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.
043 Season Finale, Solo Episode - Sharing Visionary HQ Updates
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.
041 Creating a Glittery Jewel Boutique w/ Britt Hopkins, Owner of Anice Jewellery
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
040 Launching a Product-Based Business, Getting Shelf Space in Target Stores & Working with Your BFF w/ John of Wholly Veggie!
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.
039 Living Your Purpose & Growing Your Business QUICKLY w/ Cassie Day, Founder of All Day Fit & Co-Founder of Fit Escapes
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.
038 How To Start a Healthy, Fresh Cafe + Restaurant with Simple Kitchen Founder Erin Baric
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.
037 Marlie Cohen (Fitness & Wellness Influencer) is the founder of Kale & Krunches
The Simple Kitchen offers tasty and wholesome meals made with fresh, unprocessed ingredients and superfoods. If you're ever in Toronto, I highly suggest visiting!
036 Taking Over The Family Business & Lessons in Learning as you Go
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.
035 The birth story of my babies: Visionary Life & The VISIONARY METHOD™
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.
034 Bootcamps for Change Founder Katie Heggtveit is Changing the Way We View Street Youth with Her Organization
In today's episode, there is no interview.... just a conversation with myself about the evolution of my brand and how I ended up launching The VISIONARY METHOD (beginning November 12th).
033 Alison Westlake is the Visionary Woman who Founded Coriander Girl (A Flower Shop, Instagram Account & Lifestyle Brand)
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….
032 The Story of Apple Falls Cider: Amelia went from Orchard Employee to Craft Cider Business Owner!
Alison Westlake is the Visionary Woman who Founded Coriander Girl (A Flower Shop, Instagram Account & Lifestyle Brand)
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.