The Biz Dojo

The Biz Dojo

Seth Anderson and JP Gaston connect listeners to the stories and experiences of leaders from all walks of life. This podcasting and learning space plays host to masters of their art, including TV personalities, professional athletes, corporate leaders, and up-and-coming business owners.This relaxed, interview-style program provides real insights and conversation with some of the most successful leaders in our community and abroad. It's a place for sharing stories, and for listeners to build their strengths while leveraging knowledge passed on from those who have walked before them. Throw in some conversation about sports, world events, pop culture and a little bit of fun, and you've got The Biz Dojo.

Episodes

June 1, 2021 71 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Ambrose Firkus and Parker Mackay from Shoot Your Shot.

We get into how these two have face challenges together as entrepreneurs, and how complimentary skillsets can lead to success on or off the ice. As strong advocates for mental health awareness, we also chat about the importance of well-being on performance, and how support systems play a pivotal role in finding success. 

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This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Damarys Zampini, CEO of Sustrategy

Damarys shares the story of her upbringing, as a landed immigrant in Alberta. We talk about overcoming language and cultural obstacles, and how leveraging the 'outsider' mentality to form relationships and strengthen values has really helped each of us to develop as adults. We dive into mental wellness and structures for positive balance, and ...

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This week in The Biz Dojo, brought to you by Airdrie DQ, we're joined by Brett Chang, Co-Founder of The Peak, a daily newsletter covering Canadian and global business, finance and tech news in 5 minutes or less. 

Brett has had an exciting career journey, and we explore his time as one of the first 15 employees of Uber Canada, his time at the forefront of the cannabis industry, and stepping into a new business with The Peak. He&...

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This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Daryl Ching , Managing Partner at Vistance Capital Advisory.

We talk to Daryl about his path to creating his own business, and how his previous work shaped his journey. Then, we'll dig into entrepreneurship and talk about everything from what makes a great entrepreneur to Daryl's advice on partnerships and more. Of course, we'll also spend some time talking numbers - and y...

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This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Rachel Kelly, Founder and Chief Lemon at Make Lemonade.?

Rachel walks us through the Make Lemonade journey - from finding the inspiration, to opening day, to dealing with a pandemic while trying to operate a co-working space. We'll get into how she unknowingly built, grew and continues to lead a community of entrepreneurs.?

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April 27, 2021 65 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Jacob Young - Associate at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, specializing in Corporate Governance, Emerging and High-Growth Companies, and Mergers and Acquisitions. 

Jacob provides insight into the importance of proper business structure. As more and more entrepreneurs seek to establish their budding side-gigs into legitimate businesses, it's important to understand the right model...

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This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Marius Billgobenson - musician, activist and award-winning anthropologist. 

Marius is a storyteller, through both word and music. Our conversation explores his time growing up in the Congo, and living in the forest as he experienced first hand the challenges racism and oppression. We discuss positivity, and how gratitude can change your perspective on life. We'll also chat about le...

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This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Jayson Krause from Level 52 Inc., a boutique leadership development and training firm with global impact. 

Jayson shares his journey as a professional athlete and Olympic hopeful, and what he brought from professional sport into his role as a coach and leadership development expert. We'll discuss his book, The Science Behind Success, and how he found himself pursuing his own busine...

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This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Dani Kagan and Victoria Marshman from City Moguls

We talk about pivoting an entire business model during the pandemic, the role of philanthropy, and the impact of coaching for personal growth. We also discuss the role of diversity, and how an "Aha!" moment set Dani and Victoria on a path to showcasing the success of others. 

Then on the Podium - brought to you by Beyond a Beaten...

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This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Dave Popowich and Faisal Karmali of the Popowich Karmali Advisory Group.

We'll get into what it takes to have a successful partnership, the importance of trust, and how "The Hemingway Moment" can give way to inspirational and aspirational goals for you and your business. We also explore retirement planning, talk a little about lifestyle management, and discuss a bit about w...

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This week in The Biz Dojo, we have a conversation with Lisa Mackay, Marketing and Communications Manager at The Rozsa Foundation.

Lisa shares the story of her journey, and how her passion for music landed her in marketing. We'll talk about working in one of the hottest arts markets in North America, and the challenges of becoming an entrepreneur. We'll also dive into parenthood, work-life balance, and how some simple marketi...

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This week in The Biz Dojo, we have a conversation with Jeff Dyer, CEO of Trellis.

Jeff shares his experience in merging two large non-profit entities, and the cultural impacts of those changes to employees, volunteers and clients. We talk about leadership as parents, and the responsibility of management to enable their teams to do the good work they do every day.

Then on the Podium - brought to you by Beyond a Beaten Path - we'r...

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This week in The Biz Dojo, we talk with Walter Vandervelde. Among his many hats, Walter is a creator, innovator, educator, author, entrepreneur and TEDx speaker.

Walter shares his story of entrepreneurship successes and challenges as we explore how to find business creativity. We'll talk about how to become more than just a better leader, but a better person utilizing his WINGS framework. You'll discover how to gauge your s...

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This week in The Biz Dojo, we talk with Vanessa Rundell from Preserved in Bragg Creek, AB.

We'll dive into the challenges in growing your small business, finding work-life balance and coordinating mutually beneficial outcomes with suppliers. Vanessa also shares her joy in finding that two of their items made the list of the Top 25 Best Things to Eat from Avenue Magazine

Then on the Podium, brought to you by Beyond a Beaten Path,...

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February 23, 2021 62 min

In this week's episode of The Biz Dojo, we speak with Xavier Moon - CEBL Champion and 2-time League MVP.

Xavier walks us through his path, and the transition he has made from new player to trusted (and incredibly skilled!) veteran. We'll dive into work ethic, finding positivity through difficult times, what it takes to become an MVP, and using your platform to improve the community.

After the show, stay tuned for The Podium...

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February 19, 2021 6 min

Welcome to The Biz Dojo!

This introductory episode provides insight into the origin of the show, our mission and purpose for existing, and highlights some of the background/qualifications of your hosts - Seth Anderson and J.P. Gaston.

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This week in the Dojo, we're joined by professional musician and 3x Juno nominee - Earl Pereira (The Steadies, Wide Mouth Mason).

We'll talk about finding creativity during lockdown, focusing on consistent growth, and finding yourself through difficult times. We'll chat about the business of music, life on the road, and even dealing with loss of family, friends and the breakup of a highly-successful band.

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This week in the Dojo, we talk to Melissa From - President and CEO of Junior Achievement Southern Alberta.

We'll talk about starting and operating a non-profit, the role of Junior Achievement, volunteerism, supplementing the education system and much more. We even talk a little about some amazing Junior Achievement Alumni, and how JA helped to shape their path in business.

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In this week's episode, we're joined by Francine and Nicole Gomes, sisters and business partners at The Cluck 'N' Cleaver

We explore a lot on this episode, so hold on tight! We'll dive into everything from creating a business strategy to the changing world of technology. They'll share stories of the importance of research, innovation, marketing and the possible origins of Louisiana Hot Chicken. 

Francine pro...

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This week in the The Biz Dojo, we connect with Canadian Elite Basketball League CEO, and former CFL player, Mike Morreale.

We'll talk about his path from player to executive, and the lessons learned along the way - including leadership insights from two of the incredible coaches he had along the way. We'll explore what it takes to build a start-up, and what to expect as you navigate your first years in business. Along the w...

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