Post Shift with Shawn Soole

Episode #5 - Claire Bertin-Lang on Events

An episode of Post Shift with Shawn Soole

By Shawn Soole
A hospitality podcast talking about culture, life and the industry with some industries best influencers; all while over a drink.
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Episode #39 - TOCC #8, Christine Sismondo and Stephen Beaumont
What happens when you combine two of Canada's best beer, whisky, cocktail and spirit writers together; you get my guests today chatting about cocktails, beers, pizza boxes and more. 
October 18, 2019
Episode #38 - TOCC #7, Joaquin Simo
I had the fortunate pleasure to be on a panel with Joaquin a few years ago at Tales and he let us in to some serious hospitality philosophy that I hadn't heard before. Enjoy! 
October 11, 2019
Episode #37 - TOCC #6, Kelsey Ramage
One half of the Trash Tiki duo, Kelsey lets us in on all the secrets to how she got to where she is today. 
October 4, 2019
Post Shift Shot #33 - Entrepreneurship
Listened to an amazing podcast, Bartender at Large with Erick Castro and Simon Ford; it was raw and unabashed. I wanted to tell my story and give some real advice on the world of entrepreneurship, I don't class myself as an entrepreneur at all; I am in the business of hospitality and have various projects that I am so grateful to have. 
October 1, 2019
Episode #36 - TOCC #5, Paul Clarke
I get to sit down and chat to Paul Clarke about Imbibe Magazine, websites in the early 2000's and cocktail trends. Enjoy! 
September 27, 2019
Post Shift Shot #32 - How did you get your start?
Had an absolute killer time in Bangkok last week, I am late this week but check out this Facebook Post and is what sparked this whole podcast. Be patient, take your time and build on foundations is the main take aways. 
September 24, 2019
Episode #35 - Steve Schneider, Employees Only Singapore
Got to hang out on one of his brief stints in Singapore, learnt some new things about him and of course chatted about Excel Spreadsheets
September 20, 2019
Post Shift Shot #31 - Travelling Bartenders Tips and Tricks
With me travelling pretty often these days, I pitched a question to Facebook and asked how a lot of my friends do it. 
September 17, 2019
Episode #34 - TOCC #4, Trevor Kallies
A dear old friend that I don't get to chat to nearly enough and thoroughly enjoyed this episode, he is by far one of the best managers in the country and I recently called him to get advice for my work. One of the nicest and hardest working guys I know. Enjoy! 
September 13, 2019
Episode #33 - TOCC #3, Micah Melton
One episode from Toronto Cocktail Conference that I was itching for, to get in the head of the Beverage Director of the Alinea, Aviary and so much more now. Enjoy!
September 6, 2019
Post Shift Shot #30 - Dealing with Negativity
Some negativity took the wind out of my sails this last couple of weeks, so as always; I give my way that I deal with it. 
September 3, 2019
Episode #32 - Phillip Duff, Old Duff Genever in Singapore
What an opportunity to sit down with mentor and friend and chat about his latest endeavor along with brand work and what's in store for 2020. 
August 30, 2019
Episode #31 - TOCC #2, James Grant
In the second episode of the Toronto Cocktail Conference Series, I sit down with one of my "kids" and discuss cocktails, life in the Edmonton scene, Brendo Nintendo and World Class. 
August 23, 2019
Post Shift Shot #29 - Thank you TOCC
It's 10pm in Singapore and 29C and I wanted to take a chance to reflect on the amazing time I had at TOCC just last week. Thanks Josh, Jess, Jon and Gord for absolutely everything, thank you. 
August 20, 2019
Episode #30 - TOCC #1, Matt Jones
Had to start the Toronto Cocktail Conference Series off strong with good friend and industry stalwart, Matt Jones, the Whisk(e)y Chef. Enjoy. 
August 16, 2019
Post Shift Shot #28 - Taking your Time
I break down why I think that you've got time to achieve everything you want so quickly. Hope this gives you some perspective. 
August 13, 2019
Episode #29 - Jeff Savage of Botanist, Vancouver
Known Jeff for a number of years and he's had a stellar year, winning Diageo World Class and Bols Around the World Bar Team with the team at Botanist. Good insights into what it takes to win and some of his life back story. Hope you enjoy. 
August 9, 2019
Post Shift Shot #27 - Systems of the Up
Something a little different this week, I did an Instagram Live video and then turned it into a podcast. So you get a ton of people's point of views spattered in there. Enjoy. 
August 6, 2019
Episode #28 - Kevin Brauch, The Original Thirsty Traveler
Had a blast sitting down with good friend Kevin Brauch of Thirsty Traveler, Iron Chef America fame and letting him regale stories of his exploits. Really great episode and I hope you enjoy it. 
August 2, 2019
Post Shift Shot #26 - Training
I have been doing a lot of this lately so I wanted to give my two cents and five steps that will help you be more successful. 
July 30, 2019
Episode #27 - TOCC with Josh Lindley
This week I start my Toronto Cocktail Conference Series with co founder and all round nice guy, Josh Lindley. We chat about what's lead him, his partner Jess and the gents from Drake into creating Canada's Premier Cocktail Conference. I will be interviewing a ton of people as the Official Podcaster for the TOCC, so keep an eye out for it. 
July 26, 2019
Post Shift Shot #25 - Legacy
Someone asked me why I podcast, I didn't really have a solid reason at the time but over the last week or two, I realize it's for Legacy. What's your legacy going to be? 
July 23, 2019
Episode #26 - Andrew Yap from Old Man SG
One of the most amazing venue operators I have ever met and Old Man in Singapore is a testament to this. He is a quiet achiever and if you ever get a chance to go, do it. I absolutely loved sitting down with him to chat about the industry and the future in Singapore. 
July 12, 2019
Post Shift Shot #24 - Eat This, Drink That with Hugh Kruzel
I sat down with Hugh Kruzel from Eat This, Drink That and chat about Victoria's scene and whats next. 
July 9, 2019
Episode #25 - Zdenek Kastanek of Proof & Co.
Z and I go back a number of years and it was an amazing opportunity while I was in Singapore, learning about the mantra behind Proof & Co and where Z is General Manager of Hong Kong branch of the company. Really good chat to an awesome guy. 
July 5, 2019
Post Shift Shot #23 - Singapore Ep. 2
Tying up here in Singapore for the first stint, absolutely love this city but it hasn't been all roses and sunshine. 
July 3, 2019
Episode #24 - Managing People
I used to suck hard at this, but now I can safely say that I am half decent at managing people. 
June 28, 2019
Episode #23 - TOTC '15 Throwback, Creating a Cocktail Culture in a Small City
A throwback to a seminar I did in 2015 with good friends Bradford Knutson and Oron Lerner. Thank you to the lovely lady who reached out to me and thanked me for this, so I thought I would turn it into an episode. 
June 21, 2019
Post Shift Shot #22 - Cocktail Culture is Still a Niche
A theory I have been trying to articulate and I am still not sure if I have properly, but I gave it a go. 
June 18, 2019
Episode #22 - Lisbon Bar Show with Ian Burrell, The Rum Ambassador
In the last interview for the Lisbon Bar Show Series, I got to sit down with Ian Burrell and chat rum, following your passion and drop bears. 
June 14, 2019
Post Shift Shot #21 - Support Network
Getting ahead is all fine and dandy but having a support network of positive and supportive people. Keep the negative peeps out of your life. 
June 11, 2019
Episode #21 - Lisbon Bar Show with Manuel Barreira of Ulysses Bar
In this episode of the Lisbon Bar Show Series, I sit down with Manuel Barreira of Ulysses Bar in Lisbon and chat about his 20 square foot, 10 seat bar housed in a 700 year old building and what drives him to bartend every night. 
June 7, 2019
Episode #20 - Lisbon Bar Show with Nicola Riske of The Macallan
I sit down with one of my favorite humans this week, Nicola Riske and chat about whiskey, olive oil, fast cars and the circus. 
May 31, 2019
Post Shift Shot #20 - Singapore Ep. 1
Join me as I open up Miss Fitz in Singapore. Challenges and successes. 
May 28, 2019
Episode #19 - Lisbon Bar Show with Oron Lerner of Tel Aviv
In this first episode of the Lisbon Bar Show Series, I got to sit down with good friend and Israeli pioneer and discuss cocktail culture in Tel Aviv, winning and losing and life after closing a bar. 
May 24, 2019
Post Shift Shot #19 - Lisbon Bar Show
My recap of the Lisbon Bar Show, had a blast in Lisbon for three days. Great little show with tons of potential, interviewed a bunch of people. Keep an eye out for it!
May 21, 2019
Post Shift Shot #18 - Reflecting on 10 Years
Last week while I was speaking at Lisbon Bar Show, I reflected on it being 10 years since I took over 10 years and look at everything the city has accomplished in that time. 
May 14, 2019
Episode #18 - Thank You
This is a quick episode giving gratitude to everyone who has supported me with BC Spirits, SHC and more. Thank you 
May 10, 2019
Post Shift Shot #17 - The Long Game
I have chatted about patience, owning your mistake and it all leads to the long game. 
May 7, 2019
Episode #17 - Jay Blackwell and Diligent Liquor Management
Insightful discussion about liquor licensing and what Jay does to help licensees. You need to chat to this guy.
May 3, 2019
Post Shift Shot #16 - Owning your Mistakes
A short and sweet episode about coming to terms with owning your mistakes, it's liberating. 
April 30, 2019
Episode #16 - Mike & Lee from The Drake
A wonderful insight into standing by your mission statement, working as a team and a couple and pushing through the first few months of opening. 
April 26, 2019
Post Shift Shot #15 - The Art of Resilience
I go a little bit in depth this week about how to change your thought patterns, forgetting about people's perceptions and how to bounce back after you get hit hard. 
April 23, 2019
Episode #15 - Odd Society Spirits with Gord and Miriam
Chance to sit down with the lovely people from Odd Society Spirits and chat about their inspiration and most of all their whiskies. 
April 19, 2019
Post Shift Shot #14 - The 3D's
Let's chat about house specs, the 3D's which is democratic drink design and knowledge inclusivity in your bar team. 
April 16, 2019
Episode #14 - James Lester of Sons of Vancouver
This is a mash up of Post Shift Podcast and BC Spirits. I chat to James Lester from Sons of Vancouver about April Fool's Day and craft coconut rum. 
April 12, 2019
Post Shift Shot #13 - Getting What You Want in the Hospitality Industry
A follow up to the last week's MF Patience and Getting the Job. 
April 9, 2019
Episode #13 - Reps are People Too
Loved this episode, sitting down with a few rep friends and discussing the pros and cons of the job. 
April 5, 2019
Post Shift Shot #12 - Getting the Job
This week, I give my advice on how to get that job. 
April 2, 2019
Episode #12 - Shoel Davidson and Mind the Bar
 Mind the Bar is a relatively new but very impactful society championing transparency in the industry about mental health and addiction.  
March 29, 2019
Post Shift Shot #11 - Patience
Talking about patience and how to work hard towards your goals while being patient. 
March 26, 2019
Episode #11 - Robyn Gray of Hotel Georgia and Prohibition
I sit down with good friend and idol Robyn and chat about cocktails, bartending, losing friends and making Reboot. 
March 22, 2019
Post Shift Shot #10 - FTW Throwback with Khalil Aktar
A little heartfelt throw back to one of the best bar experiences I have ever created with amazing people with Khalil Aktar from CBC Radio. 
March 19, 2019
Episode #10 - Bartender Fitness with Avi Kunen and Parker Lang
Fitness and Health are not my strong suites so I went to two guys who fought in the fundraising boxing match, Fight for the Cause last year. Insightful look on health and well being in the bar industry 
March 15, 2019
Post Shift Shot #9 - Upselling
A quick take on upselling in the hospitality industry. 
March 12, 2019
Episode #9 - Davin DeKergommeux and Canadian Whisky
Absolutely loved sitting down with Davin and chatting about his work and Canadian Whisky. 
March 8, 2019
Post Shift Shot #8 - Cafe Mexico Throwback with Nimble Bar Co.
In this quick episode, Nate and Kyle from Nimble Bar Co. chat to me about Cafe Mexico and the relaunch. 
March 5, 2019
Episode #8 - Brant & Mike from Veneto Bar and Restaurant
I sit down with Brant and Mike and chat about Veneto, creativity, legacy and school grades. 
March 1, 2019
Post Shift Shots #7 - Q&A
I answer some questions from social media about the industry. 
February 26, 2019
Episode #7 - San Antonio Cocktail Conference
This is the audio from my San Antonio Cocktail Conference seminar called The Search for Perfection. 
February 22, 2019
Post Shift Shot #6 - Work Life Balance
Work life balance especially in the hospitality industry is not an easy thing to accomplish. You need to accept yourself for who you are and what you love and try not to mirror anyone else's standards. 
February 19, 2019
Episode #6 - Dave Mitton, Canadian Whisky and Toronto's Cocktail Scene
Had a blast sitting down with Dave Mitton, International Brand Ambassador for JP Wiser's Canadian Whisky and chatting about the birth of Toronto's cocktail scene, corrupt cops and traveling. 
February 15, 2019
Post Shift Shots #5 - BC Distillery Social Media Marketing
A simple step by step guide for BC Distilleries in social media marketing. 
February 12, 2019
Episode #5 - Claire Bertin-Lang on Events
This is a great one Post Shifters, Claire Bertin-Lang talking about how she started doing events across the country. 
February 8, 2019
Post Shift Shots #4 - Passion vs Business
I talk about balancing passion and business and getting the most of of both. 
February 5, 2019
Episode #4 - Danny Ronen & Finding out What He Actually Does
I sit down with Danny in San Antonio and we chat over breakfast about what he does, Baiju and his travelling habits. 
February 1, 2019
Post Shift Shots #3 - Mentorship
I have a brief discussion on mentorship and what it means to me, how to become one and what to do if your a mentee. 
January 29, 2019
Episode #3 - Pagliacci’s Solomon Siegel on Family Brand and Loyalty Part 2
 Part 2 and finale of the conversation with best friend, mentor and boss about family business, starting Victoria's cocktail scene and brand loyalty.  
January 25, 2019
Post Shift Shots #2 - Time Management
I give you some pointers on time management and how you can maximize your days. 
January 22, 2019
Episode #2 - Pagliacci’s Solomon Siegel on Family Brand and Loyalty Part 1
Part 1 of the conversation with best friend, mentor and boss about family business, starting Victoria's cocktail scene and brand loyalty. 
January 18, 2019
Post Shift Shots #1 - Self Love and Awareness
A mid week sound bite for your hospitality ears. This week, I talk about being comfortable in your own skin and owning it. 
January 15, 2019
Episode #1 - Education and Furthering it
The first episode is a solo take on why Shawn went back to school, being comfortable about taking a big step in education and continuing it as you get older. 
January 11, 2019
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