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You’re stronger than you think! Why Mike Shoreman is committed to being the first person to Paddleboard across Lake Ontario

Have you ever held back because you felt the obstacles and challenges in front of you seemed insurmountable?

The Unbalanced Paddleboarder knows just what it means to CRASH & RISE.

Mike Shoreman is The Unbalanced Paddleboarder. An award winning speaker, author, athlete, mental health advocate and entrepreneur. After a sudden neurological condition changed his whole life, destroyed his paddle boarding career and left him immobile, unbalanced, incapacitated and told he would never paddleboard again by specialists.

He set out on a mission to prove everyone wrong.

Mike shares his story of overcoming adversity around the world inspiring and motivating people to overcome the greatest obstacles standing in their way. He encourages people to use their fears and struggles as their greatest weapons and drives audiences to become the STRONGEST versions of themselves.

Mike has been featured in over 50 media outlets including: Yahoo, MSN, CBS, NBC, CTV News, CTV Morning Live Calgary, Global News, Breakfast Television, CP 24, UNILAD, Narcity, Some Good News, Healthing.ca, Health Beat, National Post, Toronto SUN, Toronto Life, Vancouver SUN, The World News, Power of Positivity, Innerlight Media, Ashton Kutcher’s A Plus, Chicken Soup for the Soul and more.

Donate to Mike’s cause at http://www.jack.org/thecrossing

Check out his book Diaries of The Unbalanced Paddleboarder: Crash and RISE: From Victim to Thriving Survivor at https://amzn.to/3AXzFsZ


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How One Entrepreneur Has Been Supporting the Canadian Food Industry

Ted Grant was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the son of a “gourmet cook.” Educated at Dalhousie University, Holland College, University of Prince Edward Island, and the Stratford Chefs School, he spent eight years working as a chef in Calgary, London, New York and Toronto. Ted left the professional kitchen to teach at the Culinary Institute of Canada for three years, and while in Charlottetown he joined the product development arm known as Canada’s Smartest Kitchen. He became a leading expert in developing products for the Atlantic Canadian seafood industry, representing brands on missions to Asia, Europe, and throughout North America. Ted’s passion for Nova Scotia and education brought him home to complete his Masters in Education in 2013 and join the Nova Scotia Community College as Director of Hospitality Programming. In 2016, Ted left the college to join Truleaf Plant Science and GoodLeaf Farms as Chief Product Officer. In 2018, he could not resist the opportunity to create his own entrepreneurial dream, co-founding VIVEAU, which works with local farmers in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia to create the perfect balance between fruit and water.


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Découvrez ce qui a marqué au fer rouge l’entrepreneur à succès Martin Cousineau, président et chef de la direction des cliniques Lobe

Martin Cousineau, président et chef de la direction des cliniques Lobe.

Après avoir transformé une compagnie privée (Helix Hearing) en compagnie publique cotée sur le TSE et l’AMEX, Martin Cousineau rêvait de créer un nouveau réseau en santé auditive où les besoins du patient seraient au cœur du processus de consultation. C’est à la suite d’une longue réflexion qu’il a fondé, en 2002, les premières cliniques Lobe à Sainte-Marie et à Saint-Georges, en Beauce. Aujourd’hui, presque 20 ans plus tard, le réseau compte près de 60 cliniques réparties à travers la province et un siège social situé dans la ville de Québec.

En fondant le réseau des cliniques Lobe, Martin Cousineau avait un objectif en tête : faciliter l’accès aux soins de santé auditive. Pour ce faire, il s’est placé en mode d’écoute et a su tenir compte des besoins des patients. C’est ce qui lui a permis de mettre sur pied un réseau proposant une approche multidisciplinaire unique où l’on retrouve sous un même toit l’ensemble des professionnels de la santé auditive. Un concept qui facilite grandement le processus de consultation du patient et qui permet de briser l’isolement causé par la perte auditive.

Parallèlement à son parcours d’entrepreneur à succès, Martin Cousineau s’implique activement auprès de nombreuses organisations à titre d’administrateur. Depuis 2019, il est président de la Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Québec. Grand philanthrope, il est également, depuis plusieurs années, président du conseil d’administration de la Fondation Sourdine, qui soutient l’École oraliste de Québec pour enfants malentendants ou sourds.

Passionné par l’entrepreneuriat et l’efficience organisationnelle, Monsieur Cousineau s’implique aussi au sein de l’École d’Entrepreneurship de Beauce où il partage, depuis 2018, son expertise auprès de jeunes entrepreneurs. Homme d’affaires aux mille idées, Martin Cousineau multiplie les implications auprès de causes qui lui tiennent à cœur, afin de favoriser le rayonnement de chaque être humain.


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Yves Trottier has a passion for relationship building, promoting engineered solutions and automation

Yves Trottier likes to solve complex issues and has merged his robotics skills with the opportunity to promote barrier-free living for those living with physical limitations through Simple Freedom Design. As Owner and Director of Business Development, his experience and enthusiasm is instrumental in increasing access to the innovative products of Simple Freedom Design. He is working on projects that will change the whole “aging in place” sector. No one should have to move from their homes because of accessibility issues.


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Kelsey Carignan conquered Cancer and thinks you can too

Kelsey Carignan is a mother of two boys and was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2018 at the age of 32 years old. Kelsey decided to make breast cancer the best thing that ever happened to her and started sharing her breast cancer journey online when she realised there was a lack of relatable and real content available for people going through the same thing. She also started asking people to complete random acts of kindness and to tag her so she could see how much good could come from a negative situation which helped to get her through her lowest points. After undergoing a bilateral mastectomy and eight aggressive rounds of chemotherapy, Kelsey is now in remission and is using her voice and her knowledge to empower and uplift others going through similar experiences with her platform Vibrant Yogi.


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Dr. Emeka Nzekwu is bringing eyecare and eyewear to the less fortunate

Dr. Emeka Nzekwu is CEO and Founder of Nation’s Vision, a grassroots portable optometry clinic based out of Calgary Alberta. He believes in accessible, affordable, and equitable eye care for all. Nation’s Vision serves the general public and local priority populations. They have partnerships with senior homes, post-secondary institutions, immigration programs and drop-in centres to serve its community’s vision!


Shape your future in #Lethbridge. Bold. Vibrant. Technological. The bright, affordable choice for business builders. Grow now at https://entrepreneur.chooselethbridge.ca

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Michael Cammarata is an accomplished entrepreneur who became a millionaire by the age of 13

Michael Cammarata is the CEO of Neptune Wellness Solutions. Neptune’s mission is to redefine health and wellness through social responsibility, sustainability and innovation for all generations. Everyone, no matter where they come from, deserves access to safe and effective products. Our partnership with the Jane Goodall Foundation supports wildlife conservation with every purchase and complements our other partnerships with One Tree Planted and Vitamin Angels. Michael is the also the founder of Random Occurrence, a venture capital and private equity firm. He invested in and cofounded Schmidt’s Naturals, one of the world’s fastest growing wellness brands, leading it from fledgling start-up to acquisition in 2017 by Unilever and onto record breaking growth in 2018. Michael is a visionary and innovative wellness leader who will lead the way toward a natural, effective and sustainable future for CPG.


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Roxanne Power & Anita Wells discuss the benefits of franchising for local economic recovery

Roxeanne Power, a local entrepreneur, opened her second Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Oshawa on December 9th, 2020. Hand & Stone is the premier massage and facial brand that has 475+ locations across the U.S. and Canada. We take a look at a successful franchise system and how and how Power’s first location in Ajax helps. Roxanne, the daughter of entrepreneurs in Newfoundland sold her first business, a daycare, and then chose to go the franchise route, people stay healthy and happy through the pandemic, Power also discusses how she hopes the business will help with the economic recovery of the city with the influx of much-needed jobs. Power always knew she wanted to own a business that would allow her to connect with and provide for a community. She started out helping her mother run a business in their hometown of Lamaline, Newfoundland, but after a few months, Power realized that staying in Lamaline and working at her mother’s business wasn’t for her. She moved to Ontario and found Hand & Stone. After opening her Ajax location in 2018, business took off and positioned her for future growth. She can tell you more about the plans for the new Hand & Stone location in Oshawa, including how she’ll encourage her staff to be good community partners through charity and other works. Anita Wells can discuss what plans how franchising is a great option — as her organization nears the opening of their 500th spa in 2021 and why Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa stands out among other industry competitors.


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Find out how Mark Tsemak and Red Square are saving lives, one bite at a time with Keto products

Mark Tsemak is the owner of Red Square Bakery and Powerflax Holdings in Burnaby BC. He started the company in 1990 manufacturing Authentic Russian Food Products: That include piroshki, vareniki and others. 20 years ago he invented Diabetic Friendly Keto Powerflax Baking mix and started producing Keto Baked Products: breads, buns, waffles, cinnamon buns and much more. They currently produce over 140 products helping their clients to overcome autoimmune system disorders with our Keto Powerflax Healing Food Regimen.


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Blair Kaplan’s entrepreneurial insights on the five resilience muscles needed now more than ever!

As entrepreneurs, we are resilient.

The global pandemic has simply brought light to this. And, what makes us MORE resilient than others has a lot to do with our autonomy, how quickly we need to shift and adapt in our rapidly changing world.

In our podcast today, Blair Kaplan (http://www.blairkaplan.ca) shows up in all her vulnerability to share 5 impactful themes you can build resilience into who you are and how you show up in business:

  1. Encourage Intrepreneurs
  2. Legacy Build
  3. Be Forgiving
  4. Understand your Relationship Economics
  5. Take Proactive Action

Blair Kaplan Venables is an expert in social media marketing and the president of Blair Kaplan Communications, a Pemberton-based PR agency. As a pioneer in the industry, she brings more than a decade of experience to her clients, which include global wellness, entertainment and lifestyle brands. Blair has helped her customers grow their followers into the tens of thousands in just one month, win integrative marketing awards and more. She has spoken on national stages and her expertise has been featured in media outlets including CBC Radio, CEOWORLD Magazine, She Owns It and Thrive Global. Blair is also the #1 bestselling author of Pulsing Through My Veins: Raw and Real Stories from an Entrepreneur and cohost of the Dissecting Success podcast. When she’s not working on the board for her local chamber of commerce, you can find Blair growing the “I Am Resilient Project,” an online community where users share their stories of overcoming life’s most difficult moments. You can learn more and submit your story at www.iamresilient.info.


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