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Experienced Professor Gives His Unique Perspective on Entrepreneurship

Dr. Brown, PhD. has been a business educator for over 40 years, specializing in entrepreneurship. He was the executive director of the International Business & Entrepreneurship Centre at UNB for 4 years and he has served as professor and administrator in higher education, at Cape Breton, University and Crandall University. His time as a professor in the international student space gives our listeners an interesting perspective on entrepreneurship. Dannie has been married for 45 years, has three children and 5 grandchildren.


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PLAY is the new frontier of creativity and innovation

Once upon a time, there was a little girl whose childhood was full of mud pies and leaf soup, snow castles, and swings. The little girl believed very much that anything was possible and spent much of her time imagining worlds filled with magic and mystery.

As she grew up, people told her that “life was not a fairy tale” and “in the real world it was different,” and she started to believe this was all true.

Yet, no matter how she painted the picture, it was never complete.

So the girl decided to change the script and became the Master of Play.

The tools we need for navigating change and challenge have been in our back pocket our whole lives, but we left them on the playground long ago. We traded imagination and discovery for stability and steady.

But we know that when creativity and innovation intersect people thrive, and profits dramatically increase. COVID has left little space for new, bold, ideas and actions. Now more than ever businesses face larger hurdles in complex problem solving, employee engagement, retention, communication, and ideation.

PLAY is the new frontier of creativity and innovation.

Play is the catalyst for, undefeatable resilience, increased employee engagement, and empowerment. It’s not ping pong tables and pool tables, it’s knowing and understanding whole people, what motivates and inspires them and drives them to share ALL of their strengths at work.

Brandi Heather is a respected award-winning, passionate trailblazer powered by 25+ years of success developing, directing, and optimizing innovative strategies and programs for education and industry leaders. She is well known for spearheading, influencing critical organizational change initiatives. As the co-founder and co-owner of AMPED2PLAY INC., and best-selling author of Return to Play: Rebuilding Resilience, RIsk, and Reconnection she is helping organizations get back “in play”. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) and frequently speaks about using the power of PLAY for navigating diversity, inclusion, change management, communication, self-care, mental and physical health.


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Accomplished entrepreneur, angel investor, and venture capitalist explains how venture capital works

Nick Findler is an accomplished entrepreneur, angel investor, and venture capitalist.

Mr. Findler is the CEO and Founder of GoPublic.AI, a fin-tech, go-public investment bank that unites world-changing businesses with $1M-$50M of growth capital, shell vehicles, and know-how to go public both in Canada and on major stock exchanges around the world.

Over the past decade, Nick has advised and helped raise over $58M+ for growth companies and has been involved in structuring 20+ IPOs/RTOs in the public markets (primarily the TSX & CSE) and multiple private exits.

Nick also sits on the board of Plantable Health Inc. Plantable is the first plant-based program that is clinically proven to transform human health easily, sustainably, and enjoyably – all in 28 days. Plantable is currently active in 4 clinical trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Johns Hopkins, and Weill Cornell to prove its effectiveness in reducing chronic diseases by lowering inflammation, cholesterol, blood sugar, and altering gene expression.

He is also the President and Co-Founder of Grantus.ca, a company that enables Canadian entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, and not-for-profits to access government funding. The company has now helped Canadians receive over $10M in grant funding.

Deepening relationships, connecting with new people, and helping more strangers become friends is deeply important to Nick and a lens through which he sees the world. This passion and curiosity led him to study the neuroscience of human connection in 2021.


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Blockchain visionary and cryptocurrency evangelist explains moving into the NFT world

Russell Korus is a blockchain visionary and cryptocurrency evangelist. His recent move into the NFT world is something we can all learn from.

Russell is Co-Founder & CEO for of EZ365 a digital ecosystem that combines the best aspects of NFTs, online gaming, digital asset trading and blockchain education. In this podcast you can meet Russell Korus and learn from a Crypto visionary some of the insider knowledge of bitcoin – like how in 2017 it went from $1000 in January to just under $20,000 in December of that year. His recent move into the NFT world is something we can all learn from. Russell is Co-Founder & CEO for of EZ365 a digital ecosystem that combines the best aspects of NFTs, online gaming, digital asset trading and blockchain education.


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Future thinkers share insights on building a 400 acre village of the future

Future Thinkers Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova are entrepreneurs, futurists, strategists, designers, podcasters, blockchain enthusiasts focused on evolving technology, society, and consciousness to create a more sustainable future for all of humanity.

To survive and thrive in rapidly changing times, Mike & Euvie are adapting to the changing world, redesigning systems to be regenerative (returning living systems to health and full capacity), and building a #futurproof village.

Their Future Thinkers Smart Village is a regenerative living lab and education center located in the beautiful Wells Gray country, BC, Canada. The living lab will work to prototype innovations in the areas of affordable housing, permaculture and food production, health & wellness, regenerative business and economy, decentralized technology, community organization, new forms of governance, and whole systems design.

Part of their aim is to create processes and templates that other communities can use to regenerate the health of the bioregional ecosystem, the local communities, and the people living in them.


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Future thinkers share insights on using NFT’s for business

Future Thinkers Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova are entrepreneurs, futurists, strategists, designers, podcasters, blockchain enthusiasts focused on evolving technology, society, and consciousness to create a more sustainable future for all of humanity.

Working closely with their community and technology collaborators they co-developed a series of NFT’s (non-fungible tokens) to raise capital, and drive client and community engagement for a development project.

In today’s podcast, Mike & Euvie share their insights on:

i) What the heck is an NFT?
ii) The value of NFT’s and their role in business today and in the future,
iii) Three things entrepreneurs can do today to try out NFT’s


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Let‘s get civilized! Embracing modern cannabis, CBD and hemp culture

Terri MacDonald-Reidle is CEO and Co-founder of Civilized Worldwide Inc. Founded in 2015, Civilized is the first premium lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights modern cannabis, CBD and hemp culture.

As CEO, she oversees the company’s strategic vision, planning, partnerships, executive and financial management, and developing their talented team.

She is also a serial entrepreneur, mother, and a passionate volunteer devoted to areas such as health care, economic development, youth mentorship, international disaster relief and gender parity in government.

Terri believes the world will be a better place, if as a global society, we remain open-minded and respect each other’s informed opinions. Let’s learn, share, listen, discuss and debate topics in modern culture, like cannabis.


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Des nappes éducatives et écologiques pour petits et grands! Découvrez les merveilleux produits de BiMoo avec la présidente Julie Blais

Julie Blais travaillait en comptabilité depuis 15 ans, lorsque l’idée de fonder sa propre entreprise lui est apparue nécessaire. Elle adore relever des défis et est motivée par le dépassement et l’accomplissement de soi. Elle a développé les nappes éducatives à colorier BiMoo pour enfants et maintenant pour répondre aux besoins des adultes et des aînés.

Sa mission est d’offrir aux parents et aux professionnels un outil pédagogique novateur et ludique ainsi qu’une alternative à la médication et au numérique. Je considère l’humain comme étant le cœur d’une entreprise, et je vois la mobilisation, l’écoute et la collaboration comme des éléments essentiels à la force d’une équipe et de l’entreprise en soi.


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The resurgence of ‘foraging’ and why its good for local food security, business and your soul

There’s been a resurgence of the commitment to “local food security” and with it a growing number of businesses foraging for food. The practice of hand gathering plants and animals for bait, money or the table has long taken place, but more recently top chefs have been popularising the idea, urban foragers have told of the lengths they go to find wild food in big cities, while rural foragers have access to an abundance of wild food…if you know what to look for.

But why, in an age where most things we want or need are only a few clicks away, do many seek the thrill of finding their own food? Why do local commercial gatherers choose to pursue these ancient livelihoods when there are less arduous alternative careers?

In today’s Podcast, Angela Faye speaks with Celia & Benjamin – a couple-preneur that has followed their hearts from France to Australia to Canada to follow their calling to provide greater education and access to Wild Food!

Collectively, Celia and Benjamin have formal educations in sustainable business development & administration, biology and agroforestry, plus lived experience as contract fruit pickers. Caring deeply for people and social justice, they advocated for fruit pickers’ rights, leading to the creation of a platform known as “Pick the World”. And, they knew their next venture would involve caring for the environment while integrating a sustainable business model. A true equilibrium between their passion for the wilderness and an opportunity to focus on an emerging market in the ‘food business’ led them to the creation of Forest For Dinner (http://www.forestfordinner.ca), providing foraging experiences, education and product harvesting and value-added boutique manufacturing, thanks in part to being part of a local Food Hub.


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Connect to purpose, be curious and find a community

Carolyn Cooper-McOuatt brings a deep passion and purpose to nurture, guide and lead each person to their unlimited human potential and to build the business they have always dreamed it to be. She has been learning and leading people to “Live above the Line” for more than 3 decades. The focus is to build a positive business future with a crystal-clear vision, meaningful direction, purpose and plans of action as well as experiencing a community of support. Through her Grand Connection meaningful mastermind groups and inspired business planning programs, people transform their businesses and become the leaders they are meant to be, set strategic goals, take bigger risks, and have a community to celebrate their wins!

She brings a spirit of energy that is contagious, uplifting, and inspiring.

Carolyn was the captain of her cheerleading team in high school and continues her mission to lead by contributing to business owners as an advocate, mentor, cheerleader and sounding board to support them to move and grow towards their Grand Potential.

Her commitment is to always be curious, open-minded and intentional in life and business and go after her Grand adventures.

Carolyn feels honored and blessed to be the Co-Founder of the Grand Connection virtual networking community along with Susan Jarema. She knows it is their true calling to create the place and the space for businesses from around the globe to have the Grand Connections, create new opportunities, and collaborate to grow together and impact the world in meaningful ways.

Carolyn is grateful to live in beautiful Kelowna British Columbia where each morning she appreciates hiking her dog Tucker and enjoying her yoga.


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