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Big Idea Big Moves

By Jamie Allison
The Destination for High Performers. Work Better - Live Better. We talk with, and learn from, the most intriguing and innovative leaders out there. We look for the people who are making "big moves" in their field. Every episode we will learn from the best and leave you with actionable advice, learning and inspiration.
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Hunter McIntrye: The Drive to Win, Studying your Competition and Constant Improvement
Hunter McIntyre is one of the most decorated (and polarizing) multi-sport athletes in history. On top of being a mainstay in the sport of Obstacle Racing with 6 World titles to his name, he is a CrossFit Games competitor, holds the "Murph" World Record, the Hyrox World Record, was featured on the 2020 Spartan Games and is undefeated on CMT's popular TV Show Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge. He was named to the Top 50 Fittest Athlete's List by Sport's Illustrated and has been featured in numerous magazines like Men's Health and Men's Journal, has been a guest on other top podcasts like Rich Roll and Lewis Howes School of Greatness, and has been a featured model for brands like J. Crew and Abercombie and Fitch. In this episode, Jamie Allison and Hunter talk about his drive to win at everything he does, how he studies his competitors, the devastating impact the pandemic has had on the fitness and sponsorships industry and how his grandfather played a big role in his success.  Tell Hunter and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!     Refresh and plan!   Find out more   www.bigideabigmoves.com      Follow us on Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves        Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves        Check out our Bio on Instagram for 10% off your order at  www.youngandaged.com until the end of April   For Human Resources and Talent help contact www.epitomeHR.com      Take their free assessment        Talk to us about partnerships    https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages        Follow Hunter and find out more about his training programs and races  www.huntermcintyre.com    Instagram @huntthesheriff Photo: 2020 Spartan Games 
30:01
April 20, 2021
Patrick Sweeney : Fear is Fuel, Overcoming Tragedy and Raising Courageous Kids
Patrick Sweeney is a millionaire entrepreneur and the best-selling author of Fear is Fuel. He has worked with over 500 global CEOs, actors, pro athletes, Navy SEALs and corporations.  He has spoken at large conferences and has keynoted both in-person and virtually for some of the most influential events on personal development. He was the Founder and CEO of four technology companies and is an angel investor to many more.  He is a recognized athlete placing 2nd in the Olympic trials in rowing and is the only person to summit Mt Elbrus, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Everest base camp by bicycle.  He is also a cancer survivor.  In this episode Jamie Allison talks with Patrick about his journey from a life governed by fear to one that uses fear as fuel, how everyone needs to face fear daily and how parents can help their children tackle fear and realize their potential.  Tell Patrick and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving   a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!    Refresh  and plan!   Find out more   www.bigideabigmoves.com     Follow us on Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves       Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves       Check out our Bio on Instagram for 10% off your order at  www.youngandaged.com until the end of April  For Human Resources and Talent help contact www.epitomeHR.com      Take  their free assessment       Talk to us about partnerships     https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages       Find out more about Patrick and his work at www.pjsweeney.com 
37:30
April 13, 2021
Maggie Szczepanczyk: Fitness Influencer, Brand Partnerships and CrossFit
Maggie Szczepanczyk is a Crossfit athlete, online coach, personal trainer and journalism student. As the daughter of a national Karate champion, athletics and fitness are second nature to Maggie.  She has herself been involved in national and international competitions and has reported on large events like the CrossFit Regionals. Notably, she has built a significant online following and is now considered a prominent fitness influencer partnering with considerable brands like Born Primitive, Barbel Cartel and Olimp Labs.  Maggie calls Birmingham, England home and is completing her studies in journalism.  She has been featured on a number of fitness platforms including boxrox.com    Tell Maggie and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving  a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!    Refresh and plan!   Find out more   www.bigideabigmoves.com    Follow us on Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves      Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves      Check out Impact Magazine's newest edition www.impactmagazine.ca      Check out our Bio on Instagram for 10% off your order at www.youngandaged.com until the end of April For Human Resources and Talent help contact www.epitomeHR.com      Take their free assessment      Talk to us about partnerships    https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages      Find out more about Michael and his work at www.consultingsuccess.com Photo: Olimp Labs
29:34
April 6, 2021
Michael Zipursky : Future of Consulting, Consulting Success and Whole-life Focus
Michael Zipursky is the CEO of Consulting Success.  He has advised organizations like the Financial Times, Dow Jones, RBC and Panasonic.  His main focus now is helping consultants and owners from around the world (from over 50 countries) add 6 to 7 figures to their annual revenues.  He is considered one of the world's top authorities on growing a successful consulting business. He has started 6 companies and sold two businesses. Michael is also the host of the successful podcast Consulting Success where he interviews successful consultants and business owners.  His work has been featured in Forbes Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Marketing Magazine and Huffington Post. He is the author of five books and his newest, Future of Consulting, looks forward to how the post-pandemic environment has changed how service-based businesses will operate and grow in a "new normal". Tell Michael and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!    Refresh and plan!   Find out more   www.bigideabigmoves.com   Follow us on Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves     Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves     Check out Impact Magazine's newest edition www.impactmagazine.ca     For Human Resources and Talent help contact www.epitomeHR.com Take their free assessment     Talk to us about partnerships   https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages     Find out more about Michael and his work at www.consultingsuccess.com
36:56
March 30, 2021
Joan Kelley Walker: Real Housewives, Fashion Discussions with Cindy Crawford and Giving Back
Joan Kelley Walker has been a reality television personality, entertainment show host, model, voice-over actor, fashion designer and is very active in humanitarian work.  She has worked with BTV, CTV Sportsnet, The Shopping Network and Homesense.  Joan has also served as the host of Red Carpet Diaries for many years. Joan has been awarded the the Women of Inspiration Global Impact Award, the Mother Theresa Award, the Queen's Jubilee Medal and the highest award from World Vision for her devotion and contribution to volunteer and humanitarian pursuits.  In this episode, host Jamie Allison chats with Joan about her varied career and humanitarian pursuits, how her time on Real Housewives of Toronto added to her profile, how supermodel Cindy Crawford's advice helped Joan launch her own fashion line and how her newest pursuits have her energized for what is to come.    Tell Joan and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!   Refresh and plan!   Find out more   www.bigideabigmoves.com  Follow us on Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves    Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves    Check out Impact Magazine's newest edition www.impactmagazine.ca    For Human Resources and Talent help contact www.epitomeHR.com Take their free assessment    Talk to us about partnerships   https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages    Find out more about Joan at www.joankelleywalker.com or @joankelleywalkerofficial  
28:09
March 23, 2021
Kristen Bujnowski : Power, Pushing and Eyeing the Olympic Podium
Kristen Bujnowski was recruited to the Canadian Bobsleigh team in 2017 after successful stints in Track and Field and Rowing.  Kristen had been building on her power through a regular CrossFit program when she went to testing camp in 2017. Just two weeks later she was in Calgary training at the Ice House.  She has already been to the Olympics as an alternate and is now one the of the top brakemen in the program. She quickly has drawn comparisons to some of the legends of the sport.  She has multiple World Cup circuit medals and is consistently in the medal conversation at events around the world.   Kristen is a well-rounded high performer who has both a Mechanical Engineering degree and Kinesiology degree. In this episode Kristen and podcast host Jamie Allison talk about how she found the sport of bobsleigh, the effect the pandemic has had on her training and competition year and her transition out of one sport and into another.    Tell Kristen and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!  Refresh and plan!   Find out more   www.bigideabigmoves.com Follow up on Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves   Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves   Check out Impact Magazine's newest edition www.impactmagazine.ca   For Human Resources and Talent help contact www.epitomeHR.com Take their free assessment   Talk to us about partnerships   https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages   Find out more about Kristen at www.kristenbujnowski.com or @kbujnowski   Photo : www.kirstenbujnowski.com 
28:12
March 16, 2021
Jenny Fisher@fitfishmom : Get Salty, Personal Balance and Being a Fitness Influencer
Jenny Fisher, or @fitfishmom to her thousands of followers across social media is a working mom of two who has now built up her own fitness brand and company.  Her fitness program and app, Get Salty with Jenny Fisher, focuses on helping to make healthy living tools accessible broadly.  Her personal training background helps with her live and recorded workouts while her engaging and down-to-earth style allows her to build deep connections with her online community. That ability to connect has also translated into multiple brand partnerships. In this episode, host Jamie Allison talks with Jenny about how she balances her busy home-life, a full-time job, the Get Salty brand and her own fitness, and how the pandemic has created opportunity for her. They also explore her secrets to building a strong online community.   Tell Jenny and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there! Refresh and plan for 2021!   Find out more   www.bigideabigmoves.com/enrichment  Follow up on Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves  Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves  Check out Impact Magazine's newest edition www.impactmagazine.ca  For Human Resources and Talent help contact www.epitomeHR.com Take their free assessment  Talk to us about partnerships   https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages  Find out more about Jenny at www.fitfishmom.com or @fitfishmom  Photo : @gregglc
32:04
March 9, 2021
Phil Buckley : 44 Ways to Survive Workplace Uncertainty
Phil Buckley is a change management expert.  He has over 25 years experience enabling leaders and their teams through transformations across global businesses in Canada, the U.S and the U.K.  Phil co-lead the global change management for the $19.6B Kraft Foods acquisition of Cadbury which involved a team of 40 change leaders across 60 countries.  He is the author of Change with Confidence and his work has been featured in Forbes, Business Week and the Globe and Mail.  He is also an engaging public speaker, facilitator and consultant. He is the host of the Change on the Run Podcast and has now just released a new book - Change On The Run 44 Ways to Survive Workplace Uncertainty.  In this episode, host Jamie Allison talks with Phil about navigating personal and professional change in a time of crisis, navigating your way through disruption and being fast and effective so you can move on to the next challenge.  Tell Phil and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there! Refresh and plan for 2021!  Find out more   www.bigideabigmoves.com/enrichment Follow up on Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves Check out Impact Magazine's newest edition www.impactmagazine.ca For Human Resources and Talent help contact www.epitomeHR.com   Take their free assessment Talk to us about partnerships   https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages Find our more about Change on the Run at www.changeontherun.com
27:02
March 2, 2021
Alyssa Gialamas : Adapt to Overcome, Winners Mindset and Inspiration
Alyssa Gialamas is a Paralympic swimmer and has competed primarily in backstroke and freestyle. She has taken part in two Paralympic Games in London in 2012 and 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. She is a 21X American record holder and is now building her own fitness program, AMG Fitness, that is focused on helping people adapt to workouts that will fit any ability. In this episode Alyssa talks with host Jamie Allison about how she overcomes adversity, how she develops and maintains a winner’s mindset and where she finds her inspiration.  Tell Alyssa and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!    Refresh and plan for 2021!  Find out more   www.bigideabigmoves.com/enrichment     Follow up on Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves    Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves    Check out Impact Magazine's newest edition www.impactmagazine.ca    For Human Resources and Talent help contact www.epitomeHR.com   Take their free assessment     Talk to us about partnerships   https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages  Follow Alyssa on Instagram www.instagram.com/alyssa.gialamas
22:52
February 23, 2021
Ashley Docking : Networking in a Competitive Industry, Tenacity and Equality in Sports Coverage
Ashley Docking is an award-winning, all-Canadian, mulit-sport athlete-turned broadcaster.  She has been a fixture on television, radio and digital sports content for years now.  Ashley has worked with the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, NBA TV Canada, CHCH Television and with the National Lacrosse League.  She recently co-hosted the morning drive show on Sportsnet's Fan 590 in Toronto and is now focused on training the next generation of broadcasters as an educator.  In this episode, host Jamie Allison chats with Ashley about the power and challenges of networking in a competitive industry, how more coverage and discussion of women's sports can grow the overall industry and how she has dealt with challenges in her own career path through tenacity and resilience. Tell Ashley and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!   Refresh and plan for 2021!  Find out more   www.bigideabigmoves.com/enrichment   Follow us  on  Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves  Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves  Check out Impact Magazine's newest edition www.impactmagazine.ca  For Human Resources and Talent help contact www.epitomeHR.com   Take their free assessment   Talk to us about partnerships    https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages  To follow Ashley check @ashleydocking on Instagram or on Twitter @SmrtAsh  
38:08
February 16, 2021
Saman Munir - Sport Hijabs, Fashion, Fitness and Building Your Influence
Saman Munir is a fitness and style influencer and certified personal trainer.  She has amassed such a large following that she is an affiliated Under Armour athlete and has multiple fashion and beauty brand partnerships. She has been featured in numerous fashion and fitness media from Running Magazine, Sportsnet and the CBC to Fashion Magazine,  Brown Girl Magazine and Toronto Life. She has recently helped Under Armour design their first UA Sport Hijab.  In this episode Host Jamie Allison talks with Saman about her transition out of her corporate job to spend time focusing on her family and then building her influencer and personal training brand. They talk about her role in breaking down stereotypes and creating more representation and inclusion in sports and media.  Tell Saman and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a  review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!            Refresh and plan for 2021!  Find out more  www.bigideabigmoves.com/enrichment  Follow us  on  Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves Check out Impact Magazine's newest edition www.impactmagazine.ca For Human Resources and Talent help contact www.epitomeHR.com   Take their free assessment  Plan a visit to the Wakefield Mill and Hotel and Spa www.wakefieldmill.com Talk to us about partnerships   https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages To follow Saman check out sfm_fitness and @makeuphijabs Photo : Aaron Cobb
26:33
February 9, 2021
Lindsay Webster : Growing Fame, Inspiration, High Performance Habits and Quarantine Hobbies
Lindsay Webster is one of the most recognizable and highly decorated OCR athletes in the world.  She is a 2X Spartan Race World Champion and has never missed a podium in 22 USNS races with 13 career wins.  In the 2019 Lake Tahoe World Championships she actually "willed" her way into second place while racing on a fractured foot. She is arguably the world's greatest obstacle race athlete. Recently, Lindsay was one of the featured athletes on the first Spartan Games where they brought a cross-section of competitors from different sports and backgrounds (triathletes, obstacle racers, former NFLers, CrossFit Games "Fittest on Earth" winners, weightlifters and more) and put them in a variety of events to test their overall athletic ability.  Lindsay came out on top.  She is married to the top male athlete in their sport, Ryan Atkins who was a previous guest on Big Idea Big Moves.   In this episode, host Jamie Allison chats with Lindsay about training during the pandemic, the Spartan Games, her approach to nutrition, how she and Ryan balance their competitive nature and how her family inspires her.      Tell Lindsay and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!           Refresh and plan for 2021!  Find out more  www.bigideabigmoves.com/enrichment   Follow us  on  Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves               Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves                  Check out Impact Magazine's newest edition www.impactmagazine.ca      Plan a visit to the Wakefield Mill and Hotel and Spa www.wakefieldmill.com Talk to us about partnerships   https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages
37:13
February 2, 2021
Caleigh Rykiss : Tough Decisions, Renewal and Courage
Caleigh Rykiss is the Founder and CEO of BOLO, a gym/cafe/salon combo that has been forced to re-group in a COVID-ravaged industry and focus on transforming their one-stop shop for wellness in an online format. Like most entrepreneurs Caleigh has had to change how she ran her business, tackle heart-wrenching decisions with courage and move forward with a learning mindset.   In this episode host Jamie Allison chats with Caleigh about the huge impact the pandemic has had on her business, how she and her community got through those difficulties and her positive outlook on what is to come.    Her authentic, open approach comes through in this interview and entrepreneurs will appreciate the candid discussion. Caleigh started her career as a television journalist and producer at CTV's eTalk.  She turned her focus to freelance writing and built up her personal training portfolio before going full steam into creating BOLO.  Tell Caleigh and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!            Refresh and plan for 2021!  Find out more  www.bigideabigmoves.com/enrichment   Follow us on Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves               Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves           Follow Caleigh on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caleighfit/ Check out BOLO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boloinc/     Check out Impact Magazine's newest edition www.impactmagazine.ca    For HR expertise visit www.epitomehr.com    Talk to us about partnerships   https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages  PHOTO CREDIT : Nicole O'Brien
41:03
January 26, 2021
Tish Duffy: Training for Longevity, Building Community and Healthy Living Goals
Tish Duffy is a personal trainer and lifestyle expert.  Her brand Train With Tish has propelled her to national recognition.  She has been a Featured Instructor in Impact Magazine's Canada's Top Fitness Instructor list multiple times and was Muscle Insider's Trainer of the Year in 2019. Tish helps her clients through both strong body fitness and nutrition and lifestyle programs. She draws upon her own experiences in fitness competitions, marathons and adventure races to add even more value for her clients. Being based in the mountains of western Canada, she integrates her love of the outdoors with her fitness regimen through skiing, hiking and mountain biking.  She is also passionate about giving back to her community. She has led stress relief boot camps at the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre and shared her expertise through various speaking engagements at schools and women’s events. If you are looking at a big change in  your own life as we move into 2021, be sure to check this one out.  Tell Tish and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!           Refresh and plan for 2021!  Find out more  www.bigideabigmoves.com/enrichment  Follow us on Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves              Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves          Follow Tish at www.trainwithtish.com        Check out Impact Magazine's newest edition www.impactmagazine.ca   For HR expertise visit www.epitomehr.com   Talk to us about partnerships   https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages PHOTO CREDIT : Impact Magazine
33:27
January 19, 2021
Caroline Tutakiewicz: Career Courage, Innovation and Removing Barriers to Equality
Caroline Tutakiewicz is the Director, Product Strategy and Innovation with RBC Ventures where she helps early stage ventures build and scale.  Before that, she worked in the bank's Terrorist Financing and Organized Crime departments. Caroline has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network and was recognized as a LGBT+ Furure Leader Role Model by InvolvePeople.org.  She is a strong advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and have given back to many causes including serving as Vice President of the Toronto chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.   Caroline is currently on the Board of Directors of Sherbourne Health and Start Proud.  In this episode host Jamie Allison talks with Caroline about how she decided to make significant career change, how a near-death experience now shapes the way she approaches opportunity and her thoughts on we can become more aware of privilege and remove systemically reinforced barriers through new approaches and support.   Tell Caroline and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!            Refresh and plan for 2021!  Find out more   www.bigideabigmoves.com/enrichment   Follow us on Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves              Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves          Check out Impact Magazine's newest edition www.impactmagazine.ca      Talk to us about partnerships    https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages
29:29
January 12, 2021
Crystal McFerran : Making Your Brand Memorable, Storytelling and Digital Content Planning
Crystal McFerran is the Chief Marketing Officer for The 20, a business development group for managed service providers.  She has been a marketing leader in various industries with over 18 years experience in agency development,  brand marketing, digital content and public relations.  Crystal is the Associate Producer of, and a participant on, the Social Movement: Season 2 and is a member and contributing writer on the Forbes Communications Council.  In this episode, host Jamie Allison speaks with Crystal about her own unique and leading edge career path, digital marketing strategies, building a brand through storytelling and sure-fire tools and tactics. Tell Crystal and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!           Refresh and plan for 2021!  Find out more  www.bigideabigmoves.com/enrichment  Follow us  on  Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves              Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves         Follow Crystal at www.the20.com       Check out Impact Magazine's newest edition www.impactmagazine.ca     Talk to us about partnerships   https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages
35:53
January 7, 2021
Shawn Matthias: Remembering World Juniors Gold, Navigating the Journey out of the Pros and Building a Personal Brand
(Revisit of Recording from Dec 2019) Shawn Matthias played 10 years as a professional hockey player in the  National Hockey League.  He played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, Florida Panthers, Vancouver Canucks and Colorado Avalanche.   He also played for Canada at the 2008 World Junior Championships and helped his team win the Gold Medal.  A couple of seasons removed from leaving the sport that consumed most of his life he has reinvented himself and is building a new career and life on his terms.   He has  founded a hockey content and development company called 4ourthperiod.com. In December of 2019, host Jamie Allison talked with Shawn about how reflection, planning and developing his own personal brand helped ease his transition from professional hockey to the business and content creation world.  His  candid talk about struggles, challenges and personal development are not to be missed!  If you are looking at a big change in  your own life as we move into 2021, be sure to check this one out. Tell Shawn and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!          Refresh and plan for 2021!  Find out more  www.bigideabigmoves.com/enrichment Follow us  on  Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves             Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves         Follow Shawn at www.4ourthperiod.com       Check out Impact Magazine's newest edition www.impactmagazine.ca    Talk to us about partnerships   https://beacon.by/epitome-hr-inc/bibm-sponsoship-packages 
35:53
December 29, 2020
Faith Cooke: Inspiring Strong Women, the Spartan Games and "Whole Life" Goal-setting
Faith Cooke is one of the elite competitors on the 2020 Spartan Games series where she has showcased her prowess in power events and athletic versatility.  Her infectious personality, enthusiasm and desire to inspire a generation of strong, confident women has quickly made her a viewer favourite.  Although Faith is a multi-sport athlete having competed in the CrossFit Open Regionals, marathons and triathlons, her main athletic focus right now is weightlifting.   She is a dedicated personal trainer, has online training programs, is an active fitness influencer and is a busy mom.  Tell Faith and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a  review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!         Refresh and plan for 2021!  Find out more  www.bigideabigmoves.com/enrichment                      Follow us  on  Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves            Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves        Follow Faith on Instagram @faithinpink and @faithinpinktraining      Check out Impact Magazine's newest edition www.impactmagazine.ca   Book an outdoor getaway at www.bedockrrg.com  
32:57
December 22, 2020
Max Fennell: Million Dollar Mile, Spartan Games, Creating Change and Entrepreneurship
Max Fennell was on the path to professional soccer when he suffered a devastating knee injury that derailed his plans.  That is when he turned to triathlon where he excelled and became the first African American professional athlete in the sport.  He has since been a featured athlete on the CBS game show Million Dollar Mile and is currently one of the twelve male competitors on the 2020 Spartan Games series.  Yet another big statement of Max's well rounded abilities is that he is both a successful coffee business entrepreneur and aspiring politician. In this episode host Jamie Allison speaks with Max about his experience on both CBS' Million Dollar Mile and the Spartan Games, how he is creating change in sport,  his approach to personal goal-setting, and how sports has helped him build a successful business.   Tell Max and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a  review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!        Refresh and plan for 2021!  Find out more  www.bigideabigmoves.com/enrichment                     Follow us  on  Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves           Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves       Follow Max : www.maxfennel.co and Fenn Coffee : www.fenncoffee.com     Check out Impact Magazine's newest edition www.impactmagazine.ca  Book an outdoor getaway at www.bedockrrg.com
31:35
December 15, 2020
Tia-Clair Toomey - Switching Sports, Making History and CrossFit Games Domination
Tia-Clair Toomey was favoured to win the 2020 Crossfit Games.  She did that in dominating fashion as she was again crowned the Fittest Woman on Earth.  She won 9 of 12 events outright and smashed records along the way.  She became the first female competitor to win 4 CrossFit Games titles - she has managed to win every year since 2017.   She has also set new markers of success in her sport with 6 consecutive event wins and all time event wins with 24.  Her husband Shane is her coach,  her training partner is the Fittest Man on Earth Mat Fraser and she is the author of the book "How I Became The Fittest Woman on Earth: My Story So Far" Tia competed in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in weightlifting and was the 2016 Commonwealth Games Gold medalist in Rio. In this episode, host Jamie Allison talks with Tia about the unique experience of the 2020 Crossfit Games,  how her mindset has changed over years of competition, why Shane is the best coach for both Tia and Mat Fraser and her big plans to represent her country in the 2022 Winter Olympics in bobsledding. Tell Tia and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a  review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!       Refresh and plan for 2021!  Find out more  www.bigideabigmoves.com/enrichment                    Follow us  on  Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves          Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves      Follow Tia : www.instagram.com/tiaclair1   Check out Impact Magazine's newest edition www.impactmagazine.ca Book an outdoor getaway at www.bedockrrg.com
39:38
December 8, 2020
Annie Thorisdottir : 2X Fittest Woman on Earth, Motherhood and competing in the 2021 Crossfit Games
Annie Thorisdottir is a two time Fittest Woman on Earth - the first woman to accomplish that feat.  She is an 11 time Crossfit Games qualifier with 5 podium finishes.  On top of being one of the most revered and recognizable superstars in her sport, she is now a mother with her eyes on a return to the Games.   "Iceland Annie" is a co-owner of her own Crossfit gym in Reykjavik where she has paved the way for an amazing amount of young women and men to rise to the top of the sport.  In this episode host Jamie Allison talks with Annie about experiencing immediate, unconditional love at the birth of her daughter, dealing with negative opinions about her return to training and the impact of her popularity on a generation of young girls.    Tell Annie and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!      Partner  with us!  Find out more  www.bigideabigmoves.com                  Follow us  on  Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves         Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves      Follow Annie : www.instagram.com/anniethorisdottir  Book a fall or winter getaway at www.wakefieldmill.com   Find our more about Plum at www.plum.io
30:57
November 24, 2020
Stacie Mistysyn: Degrassi Fame, Mental Health and Physical Fitness
Stacie Mistysyn is best known for her time as the character Caitlin Ryan on Degrassi.  She grew up alongside an entire generation of fans through multiple iterations of the incredibly popular hit show.  Now a mom of two busy kids, Stacie has transitioned her love of learning, fitness and wellness into a coaching and online training business.   In this episode, podcast host Jamie Allison chats with Stacie about her inspirational journey through dealing with being a young celebrity, her struggles with anxiety and an eating disorder and her journey to wellness through fitness and friends.  Tell Stacie and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!     Partner  with us!  Find out more  www.bigideabigmoves.com                 Follow us  on  Instagram www.instagram.com/bigidea_bigmoves        Facebook www.facebook.com/bigideabigmoves     Follow Stacie : www.instagram.com/staciemistysyn or www.staciemystysyn.com Book a fall or winter getaway at www.wakefieldmill.com  Find our more about Plum at www.plum.io     
32:33
November 18, 2020
Ryan Atkins: Racing the World's Toughest Race, Multi-sport Training and Moving Meditation
From world championship ultra-running and wrestling NFLers in the Spartan Games to representing Team Canada on Amazon Prime's World's Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji, Ryan Atkins does it all in sports.  He is the winningest obstacle racer of all time and is married to another legend in the sport - Lindsay Webster. Ryan is a two-time winner of the Spartan North America Championships and two-time winner of the Spartan Ultra World Championships.  He is also a World Champion Uni-cyclist - so he does, in fact, do it all.  In this episode, Host Jamie Allison talks to Ryan about his experience on WTR and the controversial finish with the Kiwis, how he gets through tough parts of a long race and how anyone can make fitness an enjoyable experience through habit and intention.  Tell Ryan and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a  review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!    Partner  with us!  Find out more  www.bigideabigmoves.com                Follow us  on  Instagram : @bigidea_bigmoves       Facebook @bigideabigmoves    Follow Ryan and his adventures : www.instagram.com/ryanatkinsdiet Book a fall or winter getaway at www.wakefieldmill.com Find our more about Plum at www.plum.io Access  the Goldfish Strategy
30:56
November 10, 2020
Joe De Sena - Ripping People off their Couches, Raising Resilient Kids and Entrepreneurship
Not long before COVID turned the world on its head,  host Jamie Allison sat down with Joe De Sena to  talk about leadership, perseverance, raising resilient kids and achieving BIG goals. Joe de Sena, Founder and CEO of Spartan has appeared with, or been interviewed by, everyone from Joe Rogan, Richard Branson and Tim Ferriss to Grant Cardone and Gary  Vaynerchuk. Joe has demonstrated his entrepreneurial drive since his pre-teens.  After building a multimillion-dollar pool and construction business in  college, and creating a Wall Street trading firm, De Sena set his sights  on ripping 100 million people off their couches by creating the Spartan  lifestyle. Following a successful career on Wall Street, De Sena moved his  family to Pittsfield, Vermont to operate an organic farm, a bed and  breakfast, and a general store for hikers. It was here his passion grew  for ultramarathons, adventure races, and endurance events, and thus the  idea for Spartan was born. With more than one million annual global participants at more than  200 events across more than 30 countries, Spartan offers heats for all  fitness levels and ages, from beginner to elite and Kids as young as  four-years-old. The brand has transformed more than five million lives  since it was founded in 2010. De Sena is also the New York Times Best Selling Author of “Spartan Up” and “Spartan Fit,” and recently released his third book, “The Spartan Way.” Throughout his lifetime, Joe has competed in any extreme sports  adventure he could find, testing his mental and physical endurance  against nature. Joe turned an interest in endurance racing into a  passion. His racing resume is the stuff of legend – over 50 ultra-events  overall and 14 Ironman events in one year alone. Tell Joe and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a five star review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!    Partner  with us!  Find out more  www.bigideabigmoves.com                Follow us  on  Instagram :  @bigidea_bigmoves      Facebook @bigideabigmoves    Access the Goldfish Strategy Buy Joe's Book Here  Find out more about Joe and his work at www.joedesena.com
28:09
November 3, 2020
Natalie Spooner: Women and Girls in Sport, Team Personalities, Tenacity and Olympic Preparation
Natalie Spooner is a member of the Team Canada National Hockey team and is the first player to compete for the National Women’s Team, the  National Women’s Under-22 Team and the National Women’s Under-18 Team.  She competed in her first Olympic Games at Sochi 2014 where she scored  the first two goals in Canada’s 3-1 semifinal victory over Switzerland  en route to the gold medal. She was also a member of Canada’s silver  medal-winning squad at PyeongChang 2018. In addition to her hockey pursuits, she has been a contestant on both  Amazing Race Canada and Battle of the Blades.  She is a strong advocate  for women's hockey and girls in sport.  Jamie and Natalie talked early on in COVID-19 about tenacity, resiliency and women in sport.  Listen to her insights into  building a strong team based on diversity of personality, strengths and thought.  Hear what it is like to intensely train for the Olympics and also how Natalie finds joy in teaching and inspiring young girls.      Tell Natalie and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a  review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!   Partner  with us!  Find out more  www.bigideabigmoves.com               Follow us  on  Instagram :  @bigidea_bigmoves      Facebook @bigideabigmoves   Access  the Goldfish Strategy
30:44
October 27, 2020
First Anniversary Special - Lauren Johnson, Heather Monahan and Nina Purewal
Wow!  One year already?  Little did we know when this all started what an important and engaging project Big Idea Big Moves would turn out to be. The "destination for high performers" took on new meaning as we all dealt with the changes and challenges of 2020.  The more people had to overcome, the more they leaned on the advice, stories and experiences of our guests.  In our inaugural season we spoke with athletes, CEOs, rocket scientists, cancer survivors, ultra runners, pop stars, mindfulness experts, adventure racing legends, investors, fashion designers, financial experts and Olympians.  All high performers making big moves in their space. Out of the many inspirational guests from Season One, three made it into our Top 3.  In this episode we revisit why the audience loved them so much.  Nina Purewal:  Bestselling Author of " Let That Sh*t Go" on Finding Peace and Happiness  Heather Monahan: Creating Confidence through Authenticity and Courage  Lauren Johnson: Elite Mental Conditioning and Finding Your Passion Host : Jamie Allison Tell Nina, Heather, Lauren and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!  Partner with us!  Find out more  www.bigideabigmoves.com  Enrich Yourself and Build Your Personal Development List www.bigideabigmoves.com/enrichment      Wear Your High Perfomer Status Proudly - Check out the new BIBM Gear www.bigideabigmoves.com/shop           Follow us on  Instagram :  @bigidea_bigmoves      Facebook @bigideabigmoves   Access the Goldfish Strategy
31:05
October 20, 2020
Sangita Patel : Connecting with People, The Rock and being a Role Model
Sangita Patel an engaging entertainment reporter for ET Canada who has interviewed world-class celebrities from Julia Roberts and George Clooney to Helen Mirron to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.  She is also the host of HGTV Canada’s high stakes show Home to Win. Whether hosting on-stage, sharing her personal story, or acting as a brand spokesperson, Sangita infuses everything she does with passion and professionalism. She was named one of HELLO! Canada magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People”, and is the Canadian spokesperson for Covergirl’s Simply Ageless Collection. She has also taken on cameo roles in feature films and television including Arrival and The Strain. Sangita also believes in a healthy lifestyle and uses her #FitnessTuesday to motivate thousands of her social media followers every week. Sangita loves to laugh and her mantra is: Smile and surround yourself with positive energy.  In this episode she talks with host Jamie Allison about being a role model, how she approaches networking and forming connections quickly and her friendship with Dwayne Johnson. Tell Sangita and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a  review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!  Partner with us!  Find out more  www.bigideabigmoves.com              Follow us on  Instagram :  @bigidea_bigmoves     Facebook @bigideabigmoves  Access the Goldfish Strategy 
29:02
October 13, 2020
B. Jeffrey Madoff - Making a Living with your Ideas, Self Doubt and Learning from the Best
B. Jeffrey Madoff is a director, photographer, playwright, author and professor in New York City.  He has helped position many major brands such as Ralph Lauren, Victoria's Secret and Radio City Music Hall and himself was chosen as on the of the top 10 designers in the US.  He is Founder and CEO of Madoff Productions, a film production company that creates brand content including commercials, web content, music videos and documentaries.  His online videos for Victoria's Secret have won a coveted Webby Award and his documentary films have one wide praise.   He is also the author of Creative Careers - Making a Living with Your Ideas. Tell Jeffrey and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a  review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!  Partner with us!  Find out more  www.bigideabigmoves.com              Follow us on  Instagram :  @bigidea_bigmoves     Facebook @bigideabigmoves  Access the Goldfish Strategy Connect with B. Jeffrey Madoff 
38:44
October 6, 2020
Dani Doucette - Finding Your Passion, Songwriting, Small Towns and Building Resilience
Dani Doucette is a rising star on the pop and R&B scene.  Her sound is all her own, but she has drawn comparisons to artists like Halsey.  She is a proud songwriter, has recently recorded new music, is in the middle of producing an international music video and been featured in a unique "quarantine" drive-in concert event. Dani is also an international fashion and fitness model and has worked with some of the most acclaimed designers in the world. In this episode host Jamie Allison talks with Dani about how she found her way to music and the importance of being true to her calling, how she dealt with the anxieties and judgement of the modeling world and how she sets her own personal goals.  Tell Dani and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a  review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!  Download your own FREE BIG MOVE PLAN TEMPLATE - Knock 2020 Part 2 out of  the park!  www.bigideabigmoves.com             Follow us on  Instagram :  @bigidea_bigmoves    Facebook @bigideabigmoves Access the Goldfish Strategy Find out more about Dani Doucette www.danidoucettemusic.com or instagram @dani._doucette
33:22
September 29, 2020
Mario Rigby: Adventure Explorer, Crossing Africa and Diversity in the Outdoors
Mario Rigby is a modern day explorer that's not afraid to push physical and mental limits all while addressing the issues of diversity, poverty and sustainability. Mario has completed an astonishing 12,000 km trek northward across eight African countries, entirely by foot and kayak. He was tested physically and emotionally in ways that would make anyone stop short. He contracted malaria, kayaked 550 km across Lake Malawi for two months, dodged bullets with government soldiers in a war zone, was attacked by wild dogs, and was jailed for several days near a small village, to name just a few of the many challenges he faced. In 2019, he cycled unsupported across Canada, traveling 73,000 kilometres from Victoria, British Columbia to St. John’s Newfoundland and now during ,the pandemic summer of 2020, he kayaked the length of Lake Ontario. Rigby was chosen as one of the 200 nominees for the Most Influential People of African Descent global 100 list and is a Fellow-elect of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. Tell Mario and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a  review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there! Download your own FREE BIG MOVE PLAN TEMPLATE - Knock 2020 Part 2 out of  the park!  www.bigideabigmoves.com            Follow us on  Instagram :  @bigidea_bigmoves    Facebook @bigideabigmoves         Access the Goldfish Strategy  Find out more about Mario Rigby www.mariorigby.com
38:09
September 21, 2020
Bruce Croxon: Investing during a Crisis, Entrepreneurship and Celebrity
Long before “social networking” became a buzzword, Bruce made his mark as a digital pioneer by co-founding Lavalife in 1988. Under his  direction, this early tech start-up grew into the marquee brand in online dating with over 2,000,000 users (and countless successful  marriages!). After its spectacular rise and with the support of his  partners, he led the sale of the company for a stunning 180 million  dollars. Bruce is now taking his expertise to a new level; he currently helms  Round13 Capital, a company dedicated to investing in growth-stage digital companies. He also holds personal investments in the health & wellness sector, owning Vida, a chain of high-end holistic spas on the West coast of Canada. He is a shareholder in Balzac's Coffee, a fast growing Ontario chain of gourmet coffee shops. As an investor on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, Bruce added a broad range of businesses and products to his portfolio and is now the co-host of BNN's The Disruptors. In this episode, podcast host Jamie Allison talks with Bruce about how his approach to investing changes during a time of crisis, his advice for entrepreneurs, his own high performance habits, dealing with notoriety and his approach to balance. Tell Bruce and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a  review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!       Download your own FREE BIG MOVE PLAN TEMPLATE - Knock 2020 Part 2 out of  the park!  www.bigideabigmoves.com            Follow us on  Instagram :  @bigidea_bigmoves    Facebook @bigideabigmoves        Need Help Getting Back to Work?  Not getting call-backs.  Don't wait.   Get out there now.  Connect with Bruce Croxon
30:51
September 14, 2020
Hannah Huesman : Fear of Failure, Building Trust and High Level Performance
Hannah Huesman is a Mental Skills Coach in the Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball organization where she works with their athletes on improving performance using evidence-based techniques.  She has worked with business executives, firefighters and first responders, actors and athletes of all ages.  She has a social media series called Mental Sweat Mondays with a one minute weekly session on how to work on your mental game. In this episode, host Jamie Allison and Hannah talk about building trust,  failure as the path to personal improvement and the secrets to high performance and your own version of success. Tell Hannah and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a  review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!       Download your own FREE BIG MOVE PLAN TEMPLATE - Knock 2020 Part 2 out of  the park! www.bigideabigmoves.com           Follow us on  Instagram :  @bigidea_bigmoves   Facebook @bigideabigmoves       Need Help Getting Back to Work?  Not getting call-backs.  Don't wait.   Get out there now.
35:40
September 7, 2020
Samanah Duran: Connecting with your Purpose, Brand Mission and the #BEYOUROWN movement
Samanah Duran is a successful fashion entrepreneur, a Forbes 30 under 30 most influential individual in retail and e-commerce as well as a digital media powerhouse.  She built and leads the highly successful "indulgent streetwear" brand Critics Clothing and has branched out to launch the media and news company Be Your Own.  The #BeYourOwnUK brand is focused heavily on supporting, empowering and highlighting women entrepreneurs.  She has a podcast of her own, is a sought after speaker and a media personality. In this episode, host Jamie Allison and Samanah talk about her entrepreneurial journey in the competitive world of fashion and retail, connecting with her purpose, building multiple brands and aligning her brand promise with a personal mission.  Tell Samanah and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a  review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there! Download your own FREE BIG MOVE PLAN TEMPLATE - Knock 2020 Part 2 out of  the park! www.bigideabigmoves.com Follow us on  Instagram :  @bigidea_bigmoves   Facebook @bigideabigmoves Need Help Getting Back to Work?  Not getting call-backs.  Don't wait.   Get out there now.
35:29
September 1, 2020
Bridget Case: Building Confidence, Finding Success and Being a Woman in a Male Dominated Field
Bridget Case is a sports journalist, the host of the popular After Orange Slices and Turbo Talk podcasts, a retired NFL Cheerleader and former NBC and CBS sports anchor.  In this episode, host Jamie Allison talks with Bridget about her varied career and journey into digital sports media, how she found confidence in her abilities, and the challenges and biases women in male-dominated professions deal with everyday.  Tell Bridget and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a  review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!      Download your own FREE BIG MOVE PLAN TEMPLATE - Knock 2020 Part 2 out of  the park! www.bigideabigmoves.com          Help us design the show - complete our short Most Valuable Listener  survey   Instagram :  @bigidea_bigmoves   Facebook @bigideabigmoves      Need Help Getting Back to Work?  Not getting call-backs.  Don't wait.   Get out there now.   Listen to After Orange Slices https://anchor.fm/bridget-case
33:10
August 25, 2020
Nicole Pollock and Jorie Brown : Meaningful Connections, New Event Landscape and Brands
Nicole Pollock and Jorie Brown are the co-founders of Cotton Candy Event Staffing , a promotional staffing, event management and creative concept company that has worked with top brands like Nike, Canada Goose, MLSE and Google.  Nicole and Jorie both began their journeys as young competitive dancers, followed by many years as ambassadors and performers for the Toronto Raptors Dance Pak and the Toronto Argonauts. The amalgamation of their creative performance backgrounds and life-long interests led them both into entrepreneurial success and personal fulfillment. In this episode, host Jamie Allison talks to Nicole and Jorie about their start-up journey, the challenges they faced with 2020 event cancellations and how they have built their own brand while representing some of the biggest names out there. Tell Nicole, Jorie and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a  review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!     Download your own FREE BIG MOVE PLAN TEMPLATE - Knock 2020 Part 2 out of  the park! www.bigideabigmoves.com         Help us design the show - complete our short Most Valuable Listener  survey  Instagram :  @bigidea_bigmoves   Facebook @bigideabigmoves     Need Help Getting Back to Work?  Not getting call-backs.  Don't wait.   Get out there now.  Connect with Nicole and Jorie at Cotton Candy Event Staffing 
30:43
August 18, 2020
Tim Shauf - Authentic Leadership, Learning "on the Fly" and Community Connection
Tim Shauf is the President and CEO of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group.  Tim started his career with Algoma Mutual Insurance Company in 1992. In 1999 Tim took a position  with the former Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company and was thrust into senior leadership early in his career . His 23 year involvement in the mutual insurance industry has also included sitting on a variety of Committees and Boards.  Currently, Tim is the Past Deputy-President of the Governing Council of  the Insurance Institute of Ontario, Past Vice-Chair of his local Hospital Foundation and sat on the NAMIC Board of Directors and served on their Membership Committee. Tim is very connected with his community and in addition to other charitable activities, he  takes a special interest in reading and learning about leadership and  organizational motivation. In this episode, Host Jamie Allison talks with Tim about the power of saying "I don't know",  how saying "yes" to opportunities has helped him grow personally and professionally, and the importance of building a strong community connection.  Tell Tim and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a  review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there! Download your own FREE BIG MOVE PLAN TEMPLATE - Knock 2020 Part 2 out of the park! www.bigideabigmoves.com Help us design the show - complete our short Most Valuable Listener survey Instagram :  @bigidea_bigmoves Facebook @bigideabigmoves Need Help Getting Back to Work?  Not getting call-backs.  Don't wait.  Get out there now. 
30:56
August 12, 2020
Ryan Silver: NHL and NBA Bubbles, Keeping Pro Sports Virus Free, Equipment Managers and Occupational Safety
As sports leagues open up, sanitation and safety will be key factors in keeping athletes, coaches and staff safe.   Ryan Silver is the Director of Global Operations for Sani Sport.  That is an organization that is heavily involved in the the Health and Safety protocols for return to play in the NHL, NFL and MLB.   Sani Sport uses ozone technology to clean equipment and shared-space areas like locker rooms and therapy spaces. They service sports teams, military and law enforcement. Recently, their equipment and expertise have found new uses during the pandemic for things like hospital PPE cleaning and general business applications.  Ryan work on on partnership deal, internal operations and marketing for Sani-Sport.  In this episode, he talks with host Jamie Allison about his mission to help keep people safe, the key role equipment managers will have in sports "bubble" safety and the importance behaviour and non-technical controls will have in keeping things moving forward.   Tell Ryan and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!      Download your own FREE BIG MOVE PLAN TEMPLATE - Knock 2020 Part 2 out of the park! www.bigideabigmoves.com         Help us design the show - complete our short Most Valuable Listener survey  Instagram :  @bigidea_bigmoves    Facebook @bigideabigmoves     Need Help Getting Back to Work?  Not getting call-backs.  Don't wait.  Get out there now.  Find out more about Sani Sport 
23:40
August 2, 2020
Pooja Handa: Tenacity, Connecting and Media Success
Pooja Handa is an award-winning broadcaster who most people would recognize as the co-host of Toronto's #1 morning show, CP24 Breakfast. Pooja has been a news anchor,  reporter, traffic reporter and entertainment host.  She has covered everything from politics to entertainment and hosted many large events ranging from the Toronto International Film Festival and Toronto Pride Parade to the Toronto Raptors NBA Championship Parade and the 40th Annual JUNO Awards. She is also a repeat guest on shows like The Social. Before joining CP24, she worked as a traffic reporter and entertainment host for Global Morning News in Toronto. On this episode, Host Jamie Allison chats with Pooja how she consistently achieves her goals. She talks about how hearing “no” has helped her go after her dreams even harder and how living with the mantra “When doors don’t open for you, kick them down” has helped her become a fan favourite and inspiration. Tell Pooja and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!     Download your own FREE BIG MOVE PLAN TEMPLATE - Knock 2020 Part 2 out of the park! www.bigideabigmoves.com        Help us design the show - complete our short Most Valuable Listener survey Instagram :  @bigidea_bigmoves   Facebook @bigideabigmoves    Need Help Getting Back to Work?  Not getting call-backs.  Don't wait.  Get out there now. Connect with Pooja and find out more about her speaking topics and workshops at www.poojahanda.com
30:09
July 28, 2020
Bianca Cefalo - Rocket Science, STEM and Demolishing Stereotypes
“It’s not rocket science”. 🚀 In the case of Bianca Cefalo it actually is! Aside from working on cool projects like the NASA/JPL InSight Mars Mission and working on Next Generation Telecommunication Spacecraft for Airbus Defence and Space, Bianca is on a personal and professional mission to smash barriers and long-held stereotypes around rocket science and STEM. Bianca Cefalo is a Space Systems Thermal  Product Manager who enables Airbus Defence and Space UK to create and  implement disruptive thermal management solutions for Next Generation  Telecommunication Spacecraft. Bianca has contributed to the delivery of multiple Science and Commercial Telecoms Missions sponsored by NASA, ESA, DLR, UKSA and EU – including the landing of the NASA/JPL InSight Mars Mission. Bianca is a passionate STEM Ambassador, a Speaker and a Committee  Member of the ‘Women's Engineering Society’ and 'Women in Aerospace' . In this episode, podcast host Jamie Allison, talks to Bianca about her own inspiring career path, changing the stereotypes around STEM roles, creating opportunities and highlighting role models for girls in theses exciting industries. Tell Bianca and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!    Download your own FREE BIG MOVE PLAN TEMPLATE - Knock 2020 Part 2 out of the park! www.bigideabigmoves.com        Instagram :  @bigidea_bigmoves  Facebook @bigideabigmoves   Need Help Getting Back to Work?  Not getting call-backs.  Don't wait.  Get out there now.   
36:35
July 20, 2020
Lauren Johnson - Elite Mental Conditioning, Transitions and Finding your Passion
For the past four years, Lauren Johnson has been a Mental Conditioning Coordinator for the New York Yankees.  She has consistently focused on pushing the limits of high performance.  Lauren herself is an experienced University soccer player and she has used that athletic experience, her schooling and a passion to improve performance through mental toughness to build her own rewarding career path. She works with elite athletes, military personnel, business leaders and, of course, the New York Yankee baseball players, staff and prospects.   From the playing field to the boardroom, Lauren helps top performers develop mental toughness so they can be their best regardless of circumstance. Her practical, straight-forward advice and performance strategies provide tangible results and skills that help individuals push through the inevitable challenges life throws at us In this episode, Big Idea Big Moves Host Jamie Allison talks with Lauren about her own transition from collegiate athlete to mental conditioning expert,  working through career transitions with her athletes, the high performance habits of elite performers and how anyone can build and enhance their own mental focus and toughness.     Tell Lauren and Jamie what you think about this episode by leaving a review and rating.  It helps us get the message out there!    Download your own FREE BIG MOVE PLAN TEMPLATE - Knock 2020 Part 2 out of the park! Click Here www.bigideabigmoves.com        Instagram :  @bigidea_bigmoves  Facebook @bigideabigmoves   Need Help Getting Back to Work?  Not getting call-backs.  Don't wait.  Get out there now.    Visit     JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS
38:21
July 13, 2020
Monica Kretshmer - Gender Equality, Tackling Adversity and Allies
Monika Kretshmer is the CEO and Founder of The Universal Womens Network™ , a global platform committed to  gender equality by raising the bar to advance women in their networks,  communities, and workplaces.  The organization connects, celebrates and recognizes women along with men who  SupportHER™ to empower women to succeed personally  and professionally. In six short years, Monica has built a recognizable brand and spearheaded partnerships with government agencies,  non-profits, venture capitalists, and women’s organizations.  In 2015,  Monica created the Women of Inspiration™ Awards . Monica’s own personal story of resilience was the fuel to create the awards to honour a woman who helped her through that difficult time.    Women of Inspiration™ has celebrated over  700+ women since 2015. She has produced over 80+ events, interviewed  hundreds of women and expanded her brand nationally and globally as a result. In this episode, Jamie Allison talks with Monika about her entrepreneurial journey, how the movement for gender equality might be impacted by COVID-19 and how men can help support the cause.  Tell Monika and Jamie what you think about this episode.   www.bigideabigmoves.com       Instagram :  @bigidea_bigmoves Facebook @bigideabigmoves  Need Help Getting Back to Work?  Visit     JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS
32:43
July 7, 2020
Chris Gronkowski - Football to Business, Shark Tank Success and Family
Chris Gronkowski is an entrepreneur and inventor of the Ice Shaker - an insulated protein shaker bottle that alleviated many of the problems Chris noticed as an elite athlete. Before this venture, Chris built a career for himself as a professional football player.  He played for the Dallas Cowboys,  Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. He comes from a high performing family dating back to his Olympian grandfather and now his own brothers, all high level professional athletes.   Vanity Fair called the Gronkowski family the "First Family of Jocks"   Chris was on ABC's Shark Tank and secured a $150,000 investment from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and former baseball star Alex Rodriguez.   In this episode Host Jamie Allison talked with Chris about his transition from elite athlete to budding entrepreneur,  his in-depth preparation for his Shark Tank appearance and how his family contributed to his competiive nature and continues to support him through his business journey  Please consider leaving a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. Tell Chris and Jamie what you think about this episode.  www.bigideabigmoves.com      Instagram : @bigidea_bigmoves Facebook @bigideabigmoves Need Help Getting Back to Work? Visit     JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS    Connect with Chris  www.iceshaker.com Instagram: @ChrisGronkowski
35:12
June 28, 2020
Saijal Patel - Financial Wellness, Re-evaluating and Behaviour Change
Saijal Patel is the Founder and CEO of Saij Elle, a financial consulting and education platform with a mission to help client create financial independence and security.  She also works with companies to build effective financial wellness and inclusion programs for their employees. Saijal is a CFA with over 20 years experience in the financial industry in both North America and Asia.  She is a former business anchor and correspondent for Business News Network and CNBC Asia.  She has been named one of the most influential South Asian Women Executives in the Media and Entertainment industry.  She also led Manulife's public relations activities and brand build across Asia. In this episode she speaks with host Jamie Allison about taking stock of your financial wellness, behaviours that impact our finances and how organizations can address financial stress in the workplace.   Please consider leaving a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. Tell Saijal and Jamie what you think about this episode.   www.bigideabigmoves.com     Need Help Getting Back to Work? Visit:    https://mailchi.mp/f53826f39bca/careercoaching    JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS    https://www.jazzhr.com/?utm_source=partner-epitomehr. LinkedIn @Saij Elle/Saij Wealth Consulting,  Instagram Facebook @saijelle Saij Elle's Corporate Wellness Program: https://saijelle.com/workplace-financial-wellness/ Women can sign up and get 40% off as an introductory offer for her online finance for women program. https://saijelle.com/master-your-money/
34:18
June 23, 2020
Charlie Engle: Running the Sahara, Prison, Resiliency and Defining Moments
Charlie Engle is one of the most accomplished ultramarathon runners in  the world, winning or placing in many of the most punishing endurance races across the globe. Charlie competed . In 2007 Engle's historic and record setting  effort to be the first person to run across the Sahara Desert was documented in the film Running the Sahara which was narrated by Matt  Damon and directed by James Moll (both Academy Award Winners). He was joined by two other runners: Ray Zahab of Canada and Kevin  Lin of Taiwan. This transcontinental run through deep sand and politically unstable countries remains one of the top accomplishments in the sport. The runners completed over  4,500 miles, averaging over two marathons per day, for 111 consecutive  days.  Out of this project he helped launch the non-profit Water.org which helps people around the world access safe water. Jamie and Charlie talk about his battle with addiction to drugs and alcohol early in his career and the key moments that led him to sobriety.  His extreme highs and lows continued after the fame and worldwide speaking engagements at places like the United Nations from Running the Sahara when he was sent to federal prison for mortgage fraud.    Charlie's engaging personality and openness make this episode a must listen! Please consider leaving a rating and review on your favorite  podcast platform. Tell Charlie and Jamie what you think about this episode.   www.bigideabigmoves.com    Need Help Getting Back to Work? Visit:   https://mailchi.mp/f53826f39bca/careercoaching   JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS   https://www.jazzhr.com/?utm_source=partner-epitomehr. http://charlieengle.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Running-Man-Ultra-Endurance-Charlie-Engle/dp/1476785791/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1480513198&sr=8-1 https://www.amazon.com/Running-Sahara-Charlie-Engle/dp/B01AVDSZ2A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510684367&sr=8-1&keywords=running+the+sahara
39:45
June 16, 2020
David Liu - Entrepreneurship, Communication and Managing Crisis
David Liu is the founder and CEO of Deltapath, a leading  communications company whose innovative technology helps businesses  collaborate internally and with customers in a work culture that  increasingly revolves around smartphones and other personal devices.  Under David’s leadership, Deltapath’s solutions have been adopted by  brands such as Campbell’s, Volkswagen and Nokia in 94 countries. At 14, David began  exploring telecom technology with his home telephone and hi-fi radio. He  connected the two to mimic enterprise system features such as  music-on-hold, call recording and radio broadcast over the telephone  line. As the internet grew in significance, he was determined to bridge  traditional telephone technology with the new network. He founded Deltapath in 2001. In this episode, Jamie talks with David about the challenges of being an entrepreneur, some words of advice he received from ZOOM founder Eric Yuan, his predictions on a post-COVID economy and how his international experience has helped his business.  Please consider leaving a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. Tell David and Jamie what you think about this  episode.   www.bigideabigmoves.com   Need Help Getting Back to Work? Visit:  https://mailchi.mp/f53826f39bca/careercoaching  JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS  https://www.jazzhr.com/?utm_source=partner-epitomehr.
41:60
June 8, 2020
Jana Webb - The Business Pivot, Breaking Barriers and Reality TV Stardom
In this episode, Jamie talks with Jana Webb about how she quickly changed her business model during the COVID-19 quarantine, how she broke down barriers and stereotypes in pro sports and yoga and how being on a reality show impacted her. Always an athlete, Jana Webb is the founder and CEO of Joga, a unique blend of yoga and sport that has revolutionized how people, including elite athletes, strengthen their mind and bodies. Joga was fuelled by Jana’s personal journey of rehabilitation after a car crash left her severely injured. Before this chapter of her life, Jana was a successful television host and advertising executive, but after a severe car accident required her to undergo serious rehabilitation — a yogi was born. Since then, Jana has worked with elite athletes from across North America — including Olympians and players from the NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA, and CFL — helping them to enhance their performance and excel at their sport. Joga has grown to having more than 350 Joga coaches around the globe. Jana was a cast member on The Real Housewives of Toronto reality series and has been featured in high-profile media outlets including The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Inside Fitness, CBC, CityLine, and Breakfast Television, and has spoken for TedTalks, Optimyz, CanFit Pro, and Veg Expo. Please consider leaving a rating and review on your favorite  podcast platform. Tell Jana and Jamie what you think about this  episode.   www.bigideabigmoves.com   Need Help Getting Back to Work? Visit:  https://mailchi.mp/f53826f39bca/careercoaching  JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS  https://www.jazzhr.com/?utm_source=partner-epitomehr.
34:47
May 30, 2020
Robyn Benincasa - Leading a Comeback, Building A Winning Mindset and Overcoming Adversity
Robyn Benincasa is a Winner.  She is the founder of World Class Teams, an adventure racing  world champion, a CNN Hero, former corporate sales expert and a firefighter who advises organizations on building World Class  Teams of their own. One of the highest-rated, female motivational  speakers who regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business  icons, her customers include many Fortune companies like Starbucks and Fast Company to Boeing and Microsoft.  Robyn is the Founder of the Project Athena Foundation (Survivors to Athletes!), she holds 3 Guinness World Records as a Long Distance Paddler, is a New York Times best selling author and is the proud owner of 2 metal 'bionic hips'. Host Jamie Allison talks to Robyn about being defined by your comeback story, building your confidence wall, motivating yourself and your team through tough times and creating team synergy under pressure. She is the definition of a high performer! Please consider leaving a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. Tell Robyn and Jamie what you think about this episode.   www.bigideabigmoves.com  Need Help Getting Back to Work? Visit: https://mailchi.mp/f53826f39bca/careercoaching JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS
34:16
May 23, 2020
Melissa Boufounos - Fitness vs Esthetics, Career Change and High Performance Habits
Melissa Boufounos is an elite obstacle course athlete, Certified Holistic Nutritionist and has been on the OptiMYz Magazine Top 100 Health and Fitness Influencers for the past three years. She helps other OCR athletes from around the world achieve personal bests. Melissa is able to share knowledge and personal experience with her clients and works with them to find real solutions to the roadblocks that are hindering their performance. She empowers them to build the essential skills needed to sustain a lean and strong body, athletic performance and good health for life. She has competed in over 30 races, including the 2016 OCR World Championships.. She played hockey for 17 years, but hung up her skates in 2015 due to Post Concussion Syndrome. She had been drafted into the CWHL. Please consider leaving a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. Tell Melissa and Jamie what you think about this episode.     www.bigideabigmoves.com  Need Help Getting Back to Work? Visit: https://mailchi.mp/f53826f39bca/careercoaching JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS
28:25
May 16, 2020
Jairek Robbins - Save Thousands for Your Business, Stress in Crisis and Brain Conditioning
Jairek Robbins is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, a successful performance coach and speaker.  At just 23 he was awarded the Congressional Award from the US Congress.  He has worked with business owners, executives and leadership teams to help optimize their personal performance and business growth.  He has been a featured speaker for clients ranging from Coldwell Banker and Remax to Mercedes and United States Olympic Team.  In this episode host Jamie Allison talks with Jairek about a system businesses can use to save thousands on their bottom lines, how we can alleviate fear and stress through physical and brain conditioning and how thinking positively isn't enough if we don't take specific action.   Please consider leaving a rating and review on your favorite podcast  platform.  Tell Jairek and Jamie what you think about this episode.   www.bigideabigmoves.com Need Help Getting Back to Work? www.epitomehr.com   JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS    
37:55
May 12, 2020
Michaela Alexis - Authenticity, Personal Brand and the impact of Remote Work
Michaela Alexis has quickly become an influential  personal brand expert and sought after speaker.  Back in 2016 she wrote an article about landing her dream job and it went viral on LinkedIn.  Since then, she has authored dozens of articles receiving millions of reads on CNBC, Buzzfeed, Success.com, Inc. and more.  Michaela has managed the online presence of more than 100 businesses worldwide, has partnered and starred in brand campaigns with Crowne Plaza and K-Swiss, built her own online community to over 160,000 followers on LinkedIn, starred in an Amazon Prime reality show called "The Social Movement" and co-wrote a book.  She is an official LinkedIn Learning Instructor and regularly consults with clients on building their own brand.  In this episode, host Jamie Allison chats with Michaela about her own unique path to success.  They delve into the "double-edged sword" of authenticity and vulnerability in social media and how she approached major career changes in her own life. Please consider leaving a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform.  Tell Michaela and Jamie what you think about this episode.  www.bigideabigmoves.com www.epitomehr.com JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS    https://www.jazzhr.com/?utm_source=partner-epitomehr. 
35:51
May 5, 2020
Phil Buckley - Navigating Massive Change, The Imperfect Leader and Tough Decisions
Phil Buckley is a change management superstar.  He has over 25 years experience enabling leaders and their teams through transformations across global businesses in Canada, the U.S and the U.K.  Phil co-lead the global change management for the $19.6B Kraft Foods acquisition of Cadbury which involved a team of 40 change leaders across 60 countries.  He is the author of Change with Confidence and his work has been featured in Forbes, Business Week and the Globe and Mail.  He is also an engaging public speaker, facilitator and consultant. In this episode Jamie Allison talks with Phil about navigating change in a time of crisis, tactics leaders can do to build trust and help employees through change, and making tough decisions through the lens of values and principles. www.bigideabigmoves.com www.epitomehr.com JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS    https://www.jazzhr.com/?utm_source=partner-epitomehr. 
33:25
May 3, 2020
Christopher Hummel- Start-up to almost 10M in Yr 1, Resilence, Simplicity and Execution
In this episode host Jamie Allison talks with FITTEAM Global Founder and CEO, Christopher Hummel about how he built his multi-million dollar healthy lifestyle company, how simplicity and action can define a successful venture, and how he keeps his distributed workforce and brand ambassadors connected to his mission. After leaving the US Air Force, Christopher spent time learning sales and entrepreneurship in real estate. Following the recession in 2008 he turned his eyes towards new ventures and spent a good portion of time learning about the health and wellness space to prepare for the launch of FITTEAM Global.   Since that company's launch in 2015 the growth has been exponential - sales were almost $10M in the first year.  Growth has continued and in 2019 the company secured naming rights of the MLB Spring Training Facility in Palm Beaches Florida. www.bigideabigmoves.com www.epitomehr.com JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS    https://www.jazzhr.com/?utm_source=partner-epitomehr. 
26:19
April 28, 2020
Danielle Sabrina - Grit, Entrepreneurship, Branding and Crisis Communication
In this episode host Jamie Allison talks with Danielle Sabrina about her unique path to success, how she builds and develops the personal brands of CEOs, celebrities and influencers and how she approaches crisis communication in today's environment.   Danielle Sabrina is a celebrity publicist and the founder of Tribe Builder Media (link www.tribebuildermedia.com), an award-winning boutique PR firm. Before founding her agency she started her career on Wall Street at just 19 years old becoming one of the youngest traders in the industry. Known for her media and brand strategy, her results-oriented reputation through the years has gained the trust of many high-profile CEOs, professional athletes, and celebrities making her one of the most sought-after brand and media strategists. Additionally, she was named Female Entrepreneur of the Year, CIO's Top 20 Female Entrepreneur to follow and Entrepreneur Magazine’s expert contributor.  Her firm has been named #5 Best Entrepreneurial Company in America by Entrepreneur Magazine.   www.bigideabigmoves.com www.epitomehr.com JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS    https://www.jazzhr.com/?utm_source=partner-epitomehr. 
42:57
April 24, 2020
Victoria Bach - The Next Superstar Sniper, Training at Home and Role Models
Victoria Bach is being touted as the next big superstar sniper in international hockey.  She has already played in the 4 Nations Cup, won Gold with the Under-18s and was named to the Team Canada roster for the recently cancelled 2020 World Championships.  She was awarded the CWHL Rookie of the Year award, trailing only legend Marie Philip Poulan in the league goals race that year.  In that rookie season she led a talented Markham Thunder team in both goals and points. Before that, she was a stand-out in NCAA tier one play with Boston University.  She holds many of the team's records including all-time points leader.  She now has her eyes set on the Olympics and talked to us about her path to success.  She details how she gets past challenges and barriers.  She lets us in on how she has taken critical words about her perceived lack of size and strength and turned them into determination and resilience.   She is already a strong advocate for her sport and takes pride in her job as a role model and example.   www.bigideabigmoves.com  JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS    https://www.jazzhr.com/?utm_source=partner-epitomehr.  www.epitomehr.com
29:55
April 13, 2020
Back to Big Moves Special - Ace the Video Interview - Get Back in the Game
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, millions of people find themselves out of work and contemplating their next move. Physical distancing and remote work has disrupted how people will prepare and go through their next interview process.  As we tap in to the advice, tips and stories of our top performers each week, knowing how to tactically leverage changes in the job and entrepreneurial market will also work in our favour as we make our next big moves.  If you will be interviewing in the coming weeks and months, chances are very high that that interview will be on video.  Prepare now.  In this special episode of Big Idea Big Moves,  Jamie walks through the key steps in preparing for and excelling at the video interview.  Sign up for the newsletter at www.bigideabigmoves.com to receive a tip sheet.   Plan your next big move with our free planner. Listen to our awesome guests for inspiration, tips and tools on high performance. 
17:44
April 9, 2020
Natalie Spooner - Olympic-level Resiliency, the Big Blue Quarantine Couch and Women in Sport
Natalie Spooner is a member of the Team Canada National Hockey team and is the first player to compete for the National Women’s Team, the National Women’s Under-22 Team and the National Women’s Under-18 Team. She competed in her first Olympic Games at Sochi 2014 where she scored the first two goals in Canada’s 3-1 semifinal victory over Switzerland en route to the gold medal. She was also a member of Canada’s silver medal-winning squad at PyeongChang 2018. In addition to her hockey pursuits, she has been a contestant on both Amazing Race Canada and Battle of the Blades.  She is a strong advocate for women's hockey and girls in sport. Jamie and Natalie talk about tenacity, resiliency, her Big Blue Quarantine Couch and women in sport.  Listen to her insights into building a strong team based on diversity of personality, strengths and thought.  Hear what it is like to intensely train for the Olympics and also how Natalie finds joy in teaching and inspiring young girls.    www.bigideabigmoves.com JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS    https://www.jazzhr.com/?utm_source=partner-epitomehr. www.epitomehr.com
35:15
April 4, 2020
Laura Gassner Otting : Living Your Limitless Life, Family Strategies in COVID-19 Isololation and Carving Your Own Path
Laura Gassner Otting is the best-selling author of Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life. She is a top ranked speaker and considered a top thought leader on mission-driven work.  She has been interviewed on Good Morning America, The Today Show and the Jordan Harbinger Podcast.   In this episode, Jamie and Laura talk about families adjusting to self isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, taking this time to reflect both personally and as a family, and carving your own path moving forward.  Her energy and enthusiasm is refreshing.  Listen to find out how you can move past limiting beliefs and practices to a life of fulfillment. She walks through some practical strategies you can use in order to define your own path, whether that means a pivot in your career and your job or something new entirely - something many people are re-evaluating in their lives right now.  We’ll discuss why we sometimes feel stuck and unfulfilled because of the way we define success and chase happiness and what we can do instead.  Laura’s entrepreneurial edge has been well-honed over a 25-year career that started as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, . She left a leadership role at a top nonprofit search firm, to expand the startup ExecSearches.com. Laura also founded and ran the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, which she sold to the team that helped her build it, both because she was hungry for the next chapter and because she held an audacious dream of electing our nation’s first female president. Along the way, while serving on Hillary Clinton’s National Finance Committee, she was asked to do a TEDx talk which became so popular that it launched a speaking career. Laura has spoken across the United States and internationally to universities, companies, conferences, accelerators, TEDx, and the US Military. JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS    https://www.jazzhr.com/?utm_source=partner-epitomehr.
39:40
March 30, 2020
Chester Elton - Leading with Gratitude
In this episode host Jamie Allison talks with Chester Elton about the power of leading with gratitude.  People want and need to know their work is appreciated. Showing gratitude to employees is the easiest, fastest, most inexpensive way to boost performance. New research shows that gratitude boosts employee engagement, reduces turnover, and leads team members to express more gratitude to one another—strengthening team bonds. Studies have also shown that gratitude is beneficial for those expressing it and is one of the most powerful variables in predicting a person’s overall well-being—above money, health, and optimism.  Despite these benefits, few executives effectively utilize this simple tool. In fact, new research reveals “people are less likely to express gratitude at work than anyplace else.”  In this episode Chester shares his unfiltered expertise on how to close the "gratitude gap". He believes showing gratitude isn’t just about being nice, it’s about being smart—really smart—and it’s a skill that everyone can easily learn. Chester is a #1 Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Teamwork Expert.  He has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. He has been called the “apostle of appreciation” by The Globe and Mail, “creative and refreshing‚” by the New York Times, and a “must read for modern managers” by CNN. Elton is co-author of the multiple award-winning New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling leadership book, All In, The Carrot Principle, and The Best Team Wins. His newest book is Leading with Gratitude(March 3/20 launch). His books have been translated in more than 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. Elton is often quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company and the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today, CNN,  ABC,  MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBS’s 60 Minutes. For the video version check out the YouTube Channel version at https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=WsVOgNpfFnw&ar=1582311070076 JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS    https://www.jazzhr.com/?utm_source=partner-epitomehr.
39:01
February 24, 2020
Jill Bunny - Fitness Guru, Author, Business Owner, MS and Cancer Fighter - A Story of Perseverance.
Host Jamie Allison talks with Jill Bunny about her mission to improve  mental health and fitness worldwide. Jill is an advocate for total body health with her extensive background in Functional Nutrition, Psychology  and Body Composition Training.  Jill's road to understanding health and fitness on a deeper level began  with her own health crisis. At the age of 30, she went from being the  highest ranked IFBB Competitor (with two Arnold & Olympian Titles)  in the world and internationally renowned cover model to an MS and Cancer fighter.  Her journey through MS and Cancer, has taught her that we are all unique  when it comes to our health and fitness. What makes one body sing,  might make another sick.   Jill believes in looking at the whole person;  including feelings, thoughts and behaviours for optimal health and  happiness. For the video version check out the YouTube Channel version at  https://youtu.be/H9hPoPmF12g JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS    https://www.jazzhr.com/?utm_source=partner-epitomehr.
38:01
February 17, 2020
DamnSmartSnippet: Rob Catalano's #1 Employee Engagement Tip
Rob Catalano is passionate about helping companies succeed – by leveraging technology to make employees successful.  Rob co-founded and is the Chief Engagement Officer at WorkTango, a software firm that helps give employees a voice and companies actionable insight. He was recently named a Top 100 Global Employee Engagement Influencer and is a popular speaker on the topic of engagement.  We thought he was the right person to ask for a high performance tip on building high employee engagement.  Enjoy this DamnSmartSnippet!
03:01
February 11, 2020
Lina Khalifeh - Building the SheFighter Enterprise, Empowerment and Mental/Physical Health
Lina Khalifeh has overcome significant barriers and obstacles in both her athletic and personal life (being bullied as a child to Olympic training injuries), has grown a worldwide company and an empowerment movement with SheFighter and has been officially recognized for her work by President Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, ESPN  and the World Economic Forum.  She does all of this while being an incredibly humble, thoughtful and engaging individual. Lina's enterprise, SheFighter, is the first Self-Defense studio for women-only started in the Middle East and expanded to more than 35 countries around the world. SheFighter is designed to empower women physically, mentally and emotionally through Self-Defense training. SheFighter has been working to achieve gender equality through spreading awareness among students in schools and focusing on building their physical intelligence through sports, Martial Arts and Self-Defense. Founded in 2012, the studio has now trained more than 18,000 women all over the globe and features a team of all-female trainers. Lina is a celebrated speaker who has engaged with audiences across the world.  She has presented and been on panels at events such as TEDx and the World Economic Forum.  
46:26
January 31, 2020
Samantha Blandford -DSS Series - 5 Tips for Planning A Social Strategy for 2020
Samantha Blandford is the Director of Strategy and Growth for Abacus, a Social Content and Advertising Agency. Prior to that, she was Head of Business Development for Canada at a Global Media Company.  She has a strong focus on digital and social advertising and shares that depth of experience in this DamnSmartSnippet.  Enjoy and take ACTION. Here is the free planning template link: https://mailchi.mp/b06303221385/bigideabigmovescom Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on your favourite platform, leave a review and sign up for the newsletter at www.bigideabigmoves.com  Live Better.  Work Better! www.epitomehr.com for your talent acquisition and HR transformation needs
06:41
January 8, 2020
Jake Gold - Finding Rockstar Talent, Discovering the Tragically Hip and Gladwell
Jamie chats with Jake Gold about how he discovers and develops talent,  Jake's distaste for the word "branding" and how he found, signed and managed rock icons The Tragically Hip.  The discussion also contrasts that with evaluating talent as a team when he was a judge on Canadian Idol with contestants like Carly Rae Jepsen and Jacob Hoggard of Hedley.   Whether you are in the music industry, general business or looking for top talent in your industry you will take something away from this conversation with an entertainment legend.  Jake Gold is one of Canada’s most successful artist managers, and for its 6 season run, a judge on the television hit Canadian Idol. In 1981, Gold started his artist management company, The Management Trust, through which he is best known for his role in establishing and transforming The Tragically Hip into a national icon.  Gold has three times been recognized by the annual Canadian Music Industry Awards as Manager of the Year and was the 2013 MMF Honour Roll Award recipient for his lifetime work in the field of Artist Management.  www.bigideabigmoves.com
46:42
December 30, 2019
Heather Monahan - DSS Series - High Performer Planning for 2020
In this #DamnSmartSnippet series we are asking high performers how they prepare for a new year, set goals and keep on track.  *You can also access the free template below to help you plan!                                 Heather Monahan returns to Big Idea Big Moves in this mini-episode to share her tips for planning to have the best year yet.  Heather is a sought-after Keynote Speaker, the Best-Selling Author of Confidence Creator, host of the Top 100 Business Podcast Creating Confidence and an accomplished TedX Speaker.  Her year has been amazing.  Follow her lead. For help putting the plans on paper download your free goals template at https://mailchi.mp/b06303221385/bigideabigmovescom www.bigideabigmoves.com 
03:52
December 27, 2019
Humaira Ahmed - DSS Series - High Performer Planning for 2020
In this #DamnSmartSnippet series we are asking high performers how they prepare for a new year, set goals and keep on track. Be sure to visit www.bigideabigmoves.com and sign up for the newsletter.  We will send you a free template to help you plan! Humaira Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of Locelle - an enterprise networking platform to connect and engage women in the workplaces for support and mentorship. As a Pakistani born Canadian entrepreneur, Humaira is passionate about diversity in traditionally male-dominated industries. Being a woman of colour, immigrant, and having a background in Software Engineering, Humaira is on a mission to inspire and influence women to pursue their ambitions and navigate barriers.
04:06
December 10, 2019
Kirstine Stewart - Have things really changed for women in business? What does the future hold for media around the world?
"I think there has been a backwards motion, if anything, around how much women get a seat at the table"  Former VP of Media, Twitter North America,  founding head of Twitter Canada, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, TribalScale and now Media Committee Head at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Kirstine Stewart shares her views on the impact of the #metoo movement and how men can support #genderparity and #diversity in the workplace.  Stewart is regarded as one of the most influential leaders in technology and consistently is mentioned on Most Influential Lists around the world. She is the bestselling author of "Our Turn: Time for a New Kind of Leader" 
35:53
November 25, 2019
Shawn Matthias - Navigating the transition out of pro sports, building a brand, personal development, and creating the life you want to lead
Shawn Matthias played 10 years as a professional hockey player in the National Hockey League.  Less than two seasons removed from leaving the sport that consumed most of his life he has reinvented himself and begun building a new career and life on his terms.   On this episode Jamie talks with former NHLer Shawn Matthias about how reflection, planning and developing his own personal brand helped ease his transition from professional sport to the business world.  His candid talk about struggles, challenges and personal development on this episode are not to be missed!  If you are looking at a big change in your own life, be sure to check this one out.
35:53
November 18, 2019
Amy Perkins - Walking Away from a 25 Year Career, Inspirational Mentors and the Keys to Courage
Jamie talks to Amy about the tragedy that prompted her to change the direction of her life and the inspirational discussion she had with Mel Robbins that pushed her towards this new path she is on.  She shares how she built her own confidence and found clarity - her keys to courage.  Hear how she builds and manages her online community.  Her energy and enthusiasm is infectious. Not to be missed.
35:53
November 11, 2019
Kris McCarthy - Start-up Life, Disrupting a Traditional Space and Building an Advisory Board
Jamie Allison chats with Kris McCarthy about the rollercoaster life of a start-up entrepreneur, entering and winning pitchfests, customer segment pivots, building an advisory board and disrupting a traditional and relatively change-averse market. Kris is a Co-Founder and COO of FanSaves, a sponsorship and marketing app. After a career in professional hockey was derailed, Kris turned to sports management as a new career.  In that field he saw an opening for a new business and has moved quickly to change how sponsorships in general show ROI.. 
37:39
November 2, 2019
Kimberly Haught - Building an Authentic Brand PLUS Recruiter Tips for Getting Hired
Kimberly Haught is a Global Talent Acquisition leader who has amassed a significant following across multiple social media platforms. Her hashtag media campaign #BetterCallKim pops up everywhere and her videos, articles and posts are known and followed religiously by job seekers, recruiters and business leaders alike.  By combining social recruiting, networking and traditional headhunting her branding and connection with her target audience drives her business results forward.   We figure out in this episode how to build a strong personal and professional brand, find the right platforms and build engagement with your audience.  We also talk through some tricks and tips for job seekers looking to find that job they love. 
34:51
October 23, 2019
DamnSmartSnippet: Kim Haught on Quickly Building an Effective and Authentic Personal Brand
Kimberly Haught is a Global Talent Acquisition leader who has amassed a significant following across multiple social media platforms. Her hashtag media campaign #BetterCallKim pops up everywhere and her videos, articles and posts are known and followed religiously by job seekers, recruiters and business leaders alike.  By combining social recruiting, networking and traditional headhunting her branding and connection with her target audience drives her business results forward.   We asked her in this mini-episode - How did she build that brand so quickly?  Enjoy!
04:35
October 8, 2019
Nina Purewal - Bestselling Author of " Let That Sh*t Go" on Finding Peace and Happiness
Nina Purewal faced an unexpected childhood tragedy which inspired her mindfulness and meditation journey twenty years ago. After climbing the corporate ladder for nearly a decade, she took a year sabbatical and moved to California to completely unplug and continue her pursuit for happiness.  Since then she has dedicated her work to helping others in that pursuit.  She founded Pure Minds, a company that conducts mindfulness and meditation workshops for the public and corporate sector. She also co-wrote the massive hit book "Let That Sh*t Go" In this episode, host Jamie Allison asks Nina to talk about her own path from personal tragedy, corporate success and personal transformation.  She shares tactics and tool you can use to put your life in perspective, take each day one step at a time and steal moments of calm amid the chaos..
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October 1, 2019
DamnSmartSnippet Sally Illingworth on Keeping Focus and Energy When Running Multiple Businesses
We know sometimes you just need a short hit of brilliance and inspiration so we created DamnSmartSnippets  These short episodes ask a burning question of a top performer, mover or innovator.   This episode features Sally Illingworth. Sally became one of Australia's youngest franchisees at age 18 and was also dubbed, by News Corp, the 59th most powerful and influential individual in the Northern Territory at age 22. Sally has been recognized nationally for her tenacity as a business woman, holds the record for Australia's furthest domestic pizza delivery (350km) and the record for Australia's longest pizza (11.4M) and has also proudly donated over $12,000 to the Make A Wish Foundation as a gesture of appreciation for their support to her brother. As one of Australia's leading LinkedIn media personalities and content marketers, Sally boasts over 14M organic content views annually with an average content engagement rate of 2.76%. Through Illingworth Media, Sally works with clients to create content marketing strategies that are sustainable and results orientated - a no fluff marketing approach to solve the content marketing conundrum.
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September 24, 2019
Heather Monahan - Creating Confidence through Authenticity and Courage
Jamie Allison chats with Heather Monahan about how she built her own confidence after leaving her executive role in the corporate world, how social media can feed negative personal perceptions and her real-life tips on building the life you really want to lead.  She  has just launched her own successful podcast and has appeared with people like Steve Harvey, Sara Blakely and Gary Vaynerchuk. Heather is a best-selling author, keynote speaker and entrepreneur. Having successfully climbed the corporate  ladder for nearly 20 years, Heather Monahan is one of the few women to  break the glass ceiling and claim her spot in the C-suite. As a Chief  Revenue Officer in Media, Heather Monahan is a Glass Ceiling Award  winner, named one of the most Influential Women in Radio in 2017 and  Thrive Global named her a Limit Breaking Female Founder in 2018. Heather’s new book Confidence Creator shot to #1 on Amazon’s Business Biographies and Business Motivation lists the first week it debuted on Amazon.  Heather is a confidence expert and is currently working with Fortune  500 companies and professional sports to develop confidence in the  workplace and on the court. She’s also a member of Florida International  University’s Advisory Council to further serve as a mentor and leader  in the South Florida Community.  Heather and her son Dylan reside in  Miami.
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September 4, 2019
Joe De Sena CEO and Founder of Spartan on Passion, Resiliency and Health
Podcast Host Jamie Allison sits down with Joe De Sena – Founder and CEO of Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand to talk about leadership, perseverance, raising resilient kids and achieving BIG goals. Joe has appeared with or been interviewed by everyone from Richard Branson and Tim Ferriss to Grant Cardone and Gary Vaynerchuk. Joe has demonstrated his entrepreneurial drive since his pre-teens. After building a multimillion-dollar pool and construction business in college, and creating a Wall Street trading firm, De Sena set his sights on ripping 100 million people off their couches by creating the Spartan lifestyle. Following a successful career on Wall Street, De Sena moved his family to Pittsfield, Vermont to operate an organic farm, a bed and breakfast, and a general store for hikers. It was here his passion grew for ultramarathons, adventure races, and endurance events, and thus the idea for Spartan was born. With more than one million annual global participants at more than 200 events across more than 30 countries, Spartan offers heats for all fitness levels and ages, from beginner to elite and Kids as young as four-years-old. The brand has transformed more than five million lives since it was founded in 2010. De Sena is also the New York Times Best Selling Author of “Spartan Up” and “Spartan Fit,” and recently released his third book, “The Spartan Way.” As a popular key note speaker, De Sena has parlayed the teachings of his Spartan Principals into the SpartanX Leadership Forum, a series of events in which participants collaborate to solve challenges alongside business leaders while learning to overcome mental and physical obstacles. Throughout his lifetime, Joe has competed in any extreme sports adventure he could find, testing his mental and physical endurance against nature. Joe turned an interest in endurance racing into a passion. His racing resume is the stuff of legend – over 50 ultra-events overall and 14 Ironman events in one year alone. You are in for a treat!
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September 4, 2019