Secret Life of Entrepreneurs

Secret Life of Entrepreneurs

By Barb McGrath
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WELCOME TO THE SECRET LIFE OF ENTREPRENEURS!

The Secret Life of Entrepreneurs chronicles the success and secrets of locally owned businesses and owners. We are live with a new guest each show including local business owners and entrepreneurs who are making a difference.

Join us to meet a new local business owner and hear their story of what makes them tick, what drives them to succeed and their role in growing a thriving business community.

If you are a business owner and would like to be a guest, please contact us.

Remember, you worked hard for your success! Don't keep it a secret!
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WELCOME TO THE SECRET LIFE OF ENTREPRENEURS!

The Secret Life of Entrepreneurs chronicles the success and secrets of locally owned businesses and owners. We are live with a new guest each show including local business owners and entrepreneurs who are making a difference.

Join us to meet a new local business owner and hear their story of what makes them tick, what drives them to succeed and their role in growing a thriving business community.

If you are a business owner and would like to be a guest, please contact us.

Remember, you worked hard for your success! Don't keep it a secret!
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Ep. 36 with Wendy Turner-Larsen from Turner-Larsen Consulting
Welcome to another Wednesday episode of the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs! Today is our 36th episode! Wow, time flies!   My guest today, Wendy Turner-Larsen, joins us to talk about "connection," its importance as a leader and something we all can use more of!  Wendy is a certified leadership coach with the International Coaches Federation and she conducts a variety of workshops for women and leaders alike.  Stick around to learn her secrets about being a stronger leader and connecting with your people and peeps.  Wendy's working on a new book, to be released Spring 2020. Sign up here to get early release details! https://www.turnerlarsen.com/
26:37
November 27, 2019
Ep. 35 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Jill Poulton, Transformational Leadership
Today's guest needs no introduction!  She is a cheerleader, mentor, adviser, leader, coach and friend.  Jill Poulton joins us today to talk Juntos, history and her real connection to Benjamin Franklin.   Tune in live, or check out the replay, but do not miss this episode!   And don't miss our next episode, when Wendy Turner-Larsen joins us to talk about "connection." Something we all can use more of!
28:26
November 13, 2019
Ep. 34 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Janci Templeman with Walker Wakefield
If you're on the prairies, today feels a little too much like winter. Our guest today will warm your heart and your soul with her real estate secrets of turning run down properties into beautiful family homes.   Janci Templeman is the President of Walker Wakefield, a real estate investment firm in Regina.   Our next show is Nov 13 at 11:30 with Jill Poulton, coach, mentor, speaker and trainor. Mark your calendar now!
26:50
October 30, 2019
Ep. 33 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Denise Anderson, Author, Divorce in a Small Town
Today's guest is a bundle of energy, wisdom and heart! Please welcome Denise Anderson to the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs!   Denise is an author, speaker, coach and cheerleader of all. Her new book, Divorce in a Small Town starts to address the politics of small towns, workplaces and social norms that traditionally allow us to talk about others. Kudos to Denise for tackling a very personal and real issue.   If you'd like to receive a free copy of Denise's book, check out her website https://www.deniseanderson.net/
29:15
October 16, 2019
Ep. 32 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Anne Gibbons Gibbons Travel Consulting
Wow, and here we go!  Our guest today is Anne Gibbons, owner of Gibbons Travel Consulting.   Anne will talk about the pitfalls of online booking and planning your own travel. Anne's business is a concierge travel service planning trips corporately and personally; around the world.  We've all been there; trying to book a trip and unsure about the accommodations or flights.  Let this lady ensure your travel is flawless!  As an added bonus, our viewers can download Anne's FREE Saskatchewan Flight Guide - everything you need to know, when Anne plans your next trip. You can find it here:  https://www.gibbonstravel.ca/
28:34
October 2, 2019
Ep. 31 The Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Charlene Sanjenko
If you don't know this beautiful lady, you need to! The Western Canada Leadership Accelerator takes place in Regina Sept 25-27 and members of her team will join us to give us the latest details on the events. Check it all out here https://1l.ink/FCLJRH6 and register now! Join us for this last episode in our series, Women in Leadership on the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs.
29:28
September 18, 2019
Ep. 30 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Dr. Vianne Timmon, University of Regina
This Italian Catholic woman is a trailblazer from Northern Labrador, steadfast on her family relationships and a strong advocate for the #MeToo movement.   Tune in today for the final episode of Women in Leadership on the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs as the YWCA of Regina's Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Dr. Vianne Timmons joins us to talk about the impact of this award.     Dr. Timmons is U of R’s first female president and vice-chancellor, serving in those roles for the past 10 years. Born into a coal-mining family in Northern Labrador, she completed her PhD in educational psychology from the University of Calgary in 1993. She has hosted the Inspiring Leadership Forum, an event that explores the power of women’s leadership, since 2010.   A lifelong learner, leader, mentor and advocate for women, Dr. Timmons will join us to talk about this award and the context of such an achievement in an already prestigious career.
29:18
September 4, 2019
Ep. 29 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Margaret Kisikaw-Piyesis, All Nations Hope Network
Welcome to the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs and our ongoing series, Women in Leadership!   Our guest today is a recipient of the 2019 YWCA of Regina Women of Distinction. Margaret Kisikaw-Piyesis, CEO of All Nations Hope Network has been instrumental in reviving and restoring the traditional teachings of Indigenous culture to build a stronger and more resilient community.    Since 1988, Margaret has worked to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic affecting Indigenous peoples across Saskatchewan.
28:40
August 21, 2019
Ep. 28 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Dr. Renatta Varma
Dr. Renatta Varma, our guest today for Women in Leadership on the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs, is the first and only woman vitreo-retinal surgeon in Saskatchewan and one of only four female vitreo-retinal surgeons in Canada.   Her episode will be anything but dry-eye'd; you will be amazed by her passion for building community and learning where she invests her time.
29:11
August 7, 2019
Ep. 27 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Jo-Anne Dusel, PATHS
Welcome to Women in Leadership on the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs!  Today's guest, Jo-Anne Dusel, Executive Director of PATHS brought me to tears when she revealed the incidence of intimate abuse in our province.   We can do better. We must do better.   Jo-Anne is also the winner of the 2019 Award for Social Justice with the YWCA of Regina Women of Distinction.   Please tune in and share her passion.   If you, or someone you know, needs support for intimate partner violence, please contact https://pathssk.org/.
29:00
July 24, 2019
Ep. 26 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Dr. Emily Bamforth, Paleontologist
Dr. Emily Bamforth joins us today on the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs in our series, Women in Leadership, to talk about her secrets of success and how she has enjoyed the "thrill of the dig" since early childhood.    The winner of the 2019 Award for Science with the YWCA of Regina, Emily has long had a passion for science and encouraging more women to pursue STEM careers.  Emily is a paleontologist with the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, where she works primarily out of the T.Rex Discovery Centre in Eastend, SK.  During research for her masters degree, Bamforth discovered and named three new fossil species. While completing fieldwork in Grasslands National Park for her PhD, she collected and catalogued more than 14,000 fossils.
29:04
July 10, 2019
Ep. 25 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Nigora Yulyakshieva
Welcome to an exciting episode of the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs!  Today is our second episode in the Women in Leadership series and our guest today is Nigora Yulyakshieva.  Nigora was the winner of the YWCA of Regina's Women of Distinction Award for Mentorship.  A political refugee, Nigora arrived in Regina in 1999 with her husband and two small children, seven months pregnant and not knowing any English.  She had an engineering degree in Uzbekistan, but was told she may never work in her field in Canada. She enrolled at SIAST to study Canadian engineering, then obtained her bachelor of science in industrial and civil engineering in 2002 and professional engineering status one year later.  She currently serves as the City of Regina’s manager of roadway preservation.
30:17
June 26, 2019
Ep. 24 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Pam Klein, and Miriam Johnson
Join us for the first in our series, Women in Leadership, when Pam Klein from Phoenix Group will join me with Miriam Johnson from the Saskatchewan Roughriders, to talk about their role in the Powherhouse Media Group, Media and Manifestation to Mobilize Women western Canada Accelerator happening in September 2019.
32:21
June 12, 2019
Ep. 23 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Gr 5 & 6 Students Talking About Entrepreneurship
On today's episode, I went off-roading with a class of Gr. 5 & 6 students to learn what they think about entrepreneurialism; what it is; why someone becomes an entrepreneur and what their future endeavours might look like.   Tune in for this extra special episode with a group of really great students. They impressed me with their knowledge, confidence, insights and spelling abilities!
27:00
May 29, 2019
Ep. 22 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Tiffany Wolf from Helium Communications
So looking forward to this week's guest on the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs!   Tiffany Wolf from Helium Communications joins me to talk #ladyballs, communication success and the biggest FAIL ever (not hers).    She also shares her insider tips on communication for local business and offers up a sweet deal exclusively for audience members.    Do. Not. Miss. This.
30:01
May 15, 2019
Ep. 21 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Jeff Kinash from Peregrine Farm
Welcome to the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs!  We are live on location at Queen City Collective, Regina's gathering space, with Jeff Kinash from Peregrine Farm.  Jeff's story will amaze you as he shares his insights to reconnecting with the land, raising chickens and producing honey and vegetables.    Many thanks to Queen City Collective, for use of their space and a nudge to each of you, if you have not checked out their co-working space, pop in, grab a coffee from the cafe and take a look around.
30:33
May 1, 2019
Ep. 20 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Charlene Oancia from Springer & Oake
Welcome to the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs!  Many people are becoming more aware of what they put 'ON' and 'IN' their body.   As the saying goes, you only have one body, treat it well. And our guest today will tell us all about her decision to create a natural bath & body products company that is succeeding out of the gate!    Charlene Oancia joins us to talk about Springer & Oake, a local business providing natural products. If you'd like to check out the delicious line of products, visit springernoake.com or find them in NorthGate Mall.   And don't miss our next show when Jeff Kinash from Peregrine Farm will join us.
27:46
April 17, 2019
Ep. 19 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Dan Benesh from BarterPay Regina
Ever heard of BarterPay Regina? If you have, you're sure to be smiling right now, thinking "love these guys!" If not, be sure to stay tuned for our show with Dan Benesh, to talk all things barter.   As a member, I can tell you these guys are great! They've helped make numerous connections for business owners in Regina and are helping to build a thriving local business economy.
26:08
April 3, 2019
Ep. 18 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Prabha Mitchell from WESK
Many of you know our guest today, Prabha Mitchell, CEO of WESK - Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan.  If you are an entrepreneur, you can be sure her name is familiar!  Listen in as she talks about what drives her to work with one of the craziest and hardest working groups of self-employed. What keeps her going in spite of some challenging times financially?    Learn about what makes this lady tick in our show today!
26:03
March 20, 2019
Ep. 17 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Terrie Dunand from Re/Max Crown Realty
Our guest today will change it up a bit. Spring is almost always a busy time in real estate but the last couple years have seen some deep declines.  Tune in as Terrie Dunand from Queen City Homes talks about the markets, things to consider if you are buying or selling and shares just a little of what she knows from her many years in the industry!
27:30
March 6, 2019
Ep. 16 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Kim Zacaruk from Stone's Throw Coffee Collective
Coffee anyone? Stone's Throw Coffee Collective is a community favourite as a long standing coffee establishment.  Kim Zacaruk joins us to talk coffee, coffee house ownership and a behind the scenes look at the thriving coffee culture in Regina. Kim's story will connect with many, as she left the corporate world for greener, more rewarding pastures.   Entrepreneurship has not disappointed!
29:15
February 20, 2019
Ep. 14 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Kristen Hill | Kristen's Cultures & Joy Filled FacePainting
Our guest today is Kristen Hill, owner and sole proprietor of Kristen's Cultures, a local fermented foods creator and distributor.   If you are not familiar with the health benefits of fermented foods, or even if you are, be sure to tune in and learn all about the amazing health benefits of these super foods.    Oh and PS, Kristen has two businesses. Tune in to learn more!
24:50
February 6, 2019
Ep. 15 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Luke Rossmo and Gareth Bawden
Our guests today, yes that's plural, are easy on the eyes and easy on the ears. We had an extra special treat with Luke Rossmo and Gareth Bawden, who not only talked about their entrepreneurial journey, they also shared their music with us.   Luke is a musician, personal trainer and, little known secret, accomplished chess player.  Gareth is a musician, videographer, graphic designer and accomplished Dad (of three girls I believe!!).   Thank you both for joining us!  And 2 weeks from today, Kim Zacaruk from Stones Throw Coffee Collective will share her journey; one I know many of you will relate to!
29:51
February 6, 2019
Ep. 13 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Cyndie Knorr from Cynergy Coaching
Join us Wednesday, January 9 for our first show of 2019 with Cyndie Knorr from Cynergy Coaching. Cyndie is a high performance coach who will help you turn excuses and acceptance into action and forward momentum.  Cyndie will talk about "why" we tend to accept 2nd best and "what" to do about it! Tune in to learn about her coaching and personal challenges that will have you thinking, and seeing, your life from a new perspective.   P.S. The bunny ears are courtesy Facebook with no explanation as to why!
27:29
January 23, 2019
Ep. 12 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Paul Burch from Echo Lotto
We have a very special guest on the show today - meet Paul Burch from Echo Lotto, a Canadian company changing the way charities sell tickets for raffles during events. Using smart-phone technology, this company aims to raise more money through raffles with less effort.  
25:51
December 12, 2018
Ep.11 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Rea Faber from Amaranth Designs
Today's show will warm you up on this icy and chilly Wednesday as Rea Faber joins us to talk fashion (she's a designer), fitness (she runs marathons), parenting (2 boys!!) and managing a successful business.
27:18
November 28, 2018
Ep. 10 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Brandi Good from BLG Business Solutions
Well today's show is a long time in the making. Brandi and I first talked about her joining me for an episode of the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs when we could still sit outside to enjoy a beverage! But here she is, ready to reveal all her secrets!!   Brandi Good started BLG Business Solutions over 6 years ago and since that time she's create a successful online and offline business that rivals some of the big names many of us know. Amy Porterfield. Gary Vaynerchuk. Marie Forleo.
26:52
November 14, 2018
Ep. 9 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Dr. Gina Grandy from the Hill | Levene Schools at URegina
Join us to hear from Dr. Gina Grandy from the Paul J. Hill School of Business | Levene Gsb to learn more about the schools' role in building young entrepreneurs and their partnership with Powherhouse Media Group, Media and Manifestation to Mobilize Women.
26:59
October 31, 2018
Ep. 8 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Candyce Fiessel from The Style Academy & Shear Escape
Ep. 8 with Candyce Fiessel from The Style Academy and Shear Escape Salon and Spa Today's guest is a powerhouse on the Regina entrepreneurial scene. She started her first business as a young teen and has never looked back! Candyce Fiessel is a business owner, a rock star leader, a visionary and mentor who cares deeply about her team and her community.
27:37
October 17, 2018
Ep. 6 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Jordan McFarlen from Conexus Credit Union / Cultivator
In today's episode we'll talk with Jordan McFarlen from the Conexus Business Incubator about the project launch, the 24 Hour Startup Event and the long term benefits to our province.
24:14
September 19, 2018
Ep. 5 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Cheryl Giambattista from Health Coach Cheryl
Today's guest is Health Coach Cheryl, founder of the Simple Swaps program. Cheryl is a busy mom with six children, a new grandbaby and a hubby who travels. I think she really does do it all!
27:25
September 5, 2018
Ep. 4 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Joanne Frederick from Prairie Centre for Mindfulness
In Episode #4 we had the great pleasure to hear from Joanne Frederick, a Registered Psychologist and teacher of mindfulness. Joanne owns Prairie Centre for Mindfulness in Regina and works with both private individuals as well as corporations to assist in their mindfulness learnings.
29:18
August 22, 2018
Ep. 3 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs John Hopkins & Amanda Baker, Regina Chamber of Commerce
In Episode #3 we had the great pleasure of meeting John Hopkins, Executive Director and Amanda Baker, Membership Coordinator from the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce to discuss the challenges facing local businesses and the Chamber’s role in supporting economic growth in our community.
28:22
August 15, 2018
Ep. 2 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Christina Carlson from Queen City Collective
Christina Carlson from Queen City Collective joins us to discuss the co-working trend and the supports available for solopreneurs and freelancers who are tired of the coffee shop life.
26:07
July 25, 2018
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