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Listen&Chill | Business, Entrepreneurs, Startups and More

Listen&Chill | Business, Entrepreneurs, Startups and More

By And Chill
Listen And Chill aims to inspire you by showcasing the journey of risk-takers and path-breakers:
the people who venture out unchartered terrains and establish themselves despite the odds.

Business builders who succeeded and share their struggles too.
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Pivoting Businesses, Relationship building and Advances in Engagement with Andrew Griffiths
Andrew Griffiths is a man who wears a ton of hats so it's hard to describe him in 1 line. We tried to on our website. Do check out our speaker section for our attempt at it. Instead, we focus on the wide range of topics discussed- Linkedin Local, Disney, Webinizers, NHL, young people, Zoom, Wordly, Clim8 Invest, making conferences truly global, Virtual reality, AR, Working from home, drastic measures we need to take, how one should ideally network and business fables amongst so much else. I mostly am just enamored while Andrew talks since I truly admire him. I join you in Listening&Chilling in this one. To be honest, this episode was so wide-ranging, we decided that this would be the perfect finale. If you have questions about conducting these Webinizers in North America, please do reach out and I will ensure your next webinar is energized and the best one you’ve had. And please wish this guy on his new job with Planet Mark. It’s now official. Make it a great weekend folks!
July 03, 2020
Smart Business Networking and Personal Branding with Reza Vee
Reza Varzidekhar (Reza Vee) is a startup founder, a 3rd generation entrepreneur, an adventurer & a fellow podcaster on Anchor. Wise beyond his years, he has realized the importance of people and community in our success. Here, we talk about his journey as an immigrant and entrepreneur, creating a product to fill the gap between an older school of thought and the new way to connect. We also delve into social capital, or lack thereof when you move and how to truly make it as an immigrant. Carving your own niche, connecting with people-online and offline, tools used to make edits and much more. Reza radiates positivity with most of his comments and inspires throughout. Without further ado, it's time to Listen&Chill.
June 26, 2020
Career Coaching and Job Search Cheerleading with Jess Smith
Jess Smith is an entrepreneur, ex-recruiter, and, a job search cheerleader. ( Note: That’s one of the best titles I have come across so far) We talk about her journey from recruiting in the corporate world to building her career coaching business. Transitioning into an entrepreneurial role while still doing what she adores-  helping people find their dream jobs. We also talk about her overall vibe, interacting with business coaches before starting a business, consistency in content creation. And understand the true power of networking and informational interviews. Jess also highlights the tools she uses, self-help steps she takes daily to consistently deliver the best to her clients. Without further ado, its’ time to Listen&Chill.
June 19, 2020
Headhunting, Agency and Internal Recruiting with Adam Briglio
Adam is a seasoned recruiter-having worked for an agency and now internally recruiting for 5 locations. We talk about his journey into recruiting- so for all aspirational recruiters, you’d love the first segment of this. For job seekers we address that in the middle section- I would recommend listening to a recruiters perspective on how your resume or portfolio appears. We also discuss soccer, legacies, comics and more. Without further ado, it’s time to Listen&Chill.
June 12, 2020
Media Marketing & Trading with Eli Brown
Eli is a digital marketer and a trader. From mowing lawns at 12 years to now building a social media agency-Mojocial Media and a trading business, entrepreneurship is in Eli’s DNA. Eli is a trader in US Equities and crypto and loves boxing. We have a deep conversation about all of these topics and more. We focus on his journey in trading, discuss tips, getting into a competitve market, mindset of a trader and entrepreneur. Now go ahead, Listen&Chill! To aid you better: 01:40 Team & business focus  03:20 Prev jobs and the do nots 04:50 Entrepreneur at 10 06:05 E-myth Revisited 07:30 A journey in the making 09:40 New vs Existing Clients 12:40 Different Mindsets-Technician, Manager & Entrepreneur 15:08 Work Life Balance 18:28 Barriers, Capital & Economic Moat 21:30 Tools used 26:55 Worst ebb & best moment 29:23 Origins of Trading 31:45 US Equities, Cryptocurrency trading 33:40 Goals 35:19 Favorite quote 36:46 Favorite hobby-in common with our last guest 38:27 Favorite podcast-it’s us ;-) 39:45 Coffee question 40:50 Lockdown skills 42:56 Favorite drink (The Rock makes an appearance) 44:00 Different sources of income & trading tips 48:00 Why a TFSA account is important 52:40 Advice for the budding entrepreneur And yes I enjoyed the links Eli shared. Do reach out to me if you’d like to see them too.
June 05, 2020
Wax Bars & Franchise Building with Kyla Dufresne
Kyla is a badass boss babe and an entrepreneur right out of the womb. In our conversation, we talk about her journey from working in a bakery, to restaurants, mental health support, and building a superbly successful wax bar business. We focus on her journey & transition from being self-employed to being an employer, a franchise builder and discuss so much else in the process- from the different tools used, and her experiences that led to crafting Foxy Boxy to learning curves, licensing and franchising. Also check out the bits about creative marketing strategies, favorites bits & modes of transportation. Yes, you're right. We truly are wide-ranging. And we laugh a lot. And cuss a bit. We did warn you. Now go ahead, Listen&Chill. To aid you better: 02:51 Kelowna-Kamloops mix up (Immigrant mistake perhaps) 03:37 Baby Entrepreneur 06:19 Bakery, restaurant-the initial bits 07:41 Mental health & support work 11:11 Building the business 13:07 Vagicians- the origins 16:26 General day in the life of a founder 18:06 Self-employed vs Employer 21:20 Online Tools used  25:51 Business plan 27:46 Licensing vs Franchising 29:31 Then vs Now 32:06 FoxyFest & Creative promotions 34:31 Expansion & future 36:19 Opportunities for you 38:04 Best moment of success 41:01 Worst ebb 43:04 Favorite places in the world- New York makes it here! 45:02 Favorite quote-not what you expect but a correct one 48:31 Boxing, yoga- (it's called Boga) & cooking 52:16 Diversifying & flipping properties 56:07 Modes of transportation-Oh yes!
May 29, 2020
Management Consulting, ECM & more with Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke is a management consultant, ECM specialist, geologist, writer & fan of artificial intelligence, and a part-time- explorer of Vancouver. in our conversation, we talk working with the government, about how the business began, software dev delays, consulting, his business journey, not sleeping for 2 months & much much more. Enjoy & Chill! To aid you better: 02:05 Business born out of necessity 07:30 Enterprise Content Management 10:10 Migrating data & issues 14:30 Security & government restrictions 19:00  Origins, evolution & setbacks 30:00 Best success 31:43 Switch in mindset 36:30 Different Tools used 38:35 Fast ramp-up 42:10 Favorite place 46:30 Sci-Fi & Writing 49:20 Self-publishing, Artificial Intelligence 55:20 Multiple streams of income 1:01:30 Startup tips on finance
May 22, 2020
Tiny Homes, Philosophy et al with Daniel Sanderson
Daniel is a Philosopher, Tiny Home guy, Consultant, and Writing Platform Founder. In our conversation, we talk about his business journey-beginnings & beyond, Capitalism, Ethics, CRMs, Minimalistic lifestyles, Homeowner costs, and more. Enjoy & Chill! Trust me, we spoke for a lot longer than this and I had to cut it short but for everyone who views a business as much more than a source to make money, this episode is truly for you. To aid you better: 03:25 Peripatetic & why Daniel walks 04:47 Ikigai & a reason for being 06:57 Business-beginnings & beyond 12:25 Journey from consulting to writing 17:05 Praises for yours truly 19:00  US, Capitalism & Ethics 21:55 Are we always answerable to someone 27:35 Interviewee turns interviewer, CRMs are discussed 32:00 Use tech to virtually connect to help the environment 33:40 Trading bite-sized tips 34:55 Business plan( or lack thereof) 38:20 Grocery business as a teen 41:00 Minimalistic lifestyle & gifting 45:15 Tiny Homes- construction & costs 52:10 Monumental standards & your budget 56:50 Tiny Homes, Real Estate, Future 59:30 Favorite bits 1:03:27 Success & Failure 1:10:25 Money talk!
May 15, 2020
LinkedIn Mentoring with Sandra Clark
Sandra is a trainer specializing in creating effective LinkedIn profiles and helping busy professionals with a social presence and then teaching them how to use those profiles for results. We discuss a lot more, delve into the origins of this career, learn more about Sandra and her business and the efforts of running a 1 person-business. Enjoy & Chill! To aid you better: 01:45 Accidental entrepreneur & reinventor 02:12 Laid off from University, led to Linkedin 06:03 Diversity in clients 07:43 Social media for the Socially reluctant 13:26 Mindest switch 14:52 Tools used daily, learning curve 21:01 Constant change and evolving the business 22:56 Walking is controlled falling 25:16 New client onboarding & growth strategy 29:04 Little fun memories with clients 31:49 Support network 34:37 Favorite podcast 35:31 Living in England, Canada, Germany, Thailand, USA & more 39:06 Favorite everything 42:03 Ideal day 43:25 Grey’s Anatomy makes an appearance 44:32 Different streams of income 46:17  Tips to immigrants
May 08, 2020
Executive Coaching with Colin Cox
Colin Cox is a coach to CEO and executives using his past work experience as a COO to scale organizations. We delve into his initial struggles, growth and evolution over the years, moving from an enterprise corporation to his own business. We also discuss strategies to diversify your wealth, his favorite bits and how to manage it all. The episode is a long one, but has great nuggets of information all throughout. We hope the length doesn't deter you. To Infinity & Beyond (motto we use when shooting these free-flowing episodes). Enjoy & Chill!
May 01, 2020
Digital Marketing with Pauline Joseph
Pauline is a digital marketing expert from the Caribbean Islands and we had an absolute blast recording this. The episode is not perfect, but we are sure you’ll love the content and general excitement we had talking. Enjoy & Chill! To aid you better: 04:52 Why the switch? 07:37 Transition from employee to employer 12:35 Typical Working Day 15:37 Jobs for you 17:31 Travel and expansion 23:01 Capital and Business plan 26:34 Hardships faced 28:24 Greatest success 30:42 New clients vs Existing Clients 34:22 Diversifying your income-Event management 36:42 Why event management? Some audio lags-Sorry! 39:54 Will e-commerce sales go up and events scale down? 44:44 Favorite hobby 45:57 Favorite dance form and laughs galore 48:01 Favorite drink 50:04 Coffee question
April 24, 2020
The Why behind Listen&Chill
Alright folks! Just a glimpse of the why behind the Listen&Chill series highlighting the goals and key takeaways. “Begin while others are procrastinating and work while others are wishing."- William Arthur Ward Make it a great day!
April 24, 2020