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.... Show More

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March 2, 2021 49 min

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.

On the podium,...

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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.

On the Podium, we're joined by two amazing young at...

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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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January 19, 2021 46 min

The Biz Dojo is back with the first episode for season 2 - and it's one you DO NOT want to miss. In this week's episode, we dive into the art of Strategic Storytelling with Bill Baker - Founder and Principal @ BB&Co. Strategic Storytelling

Bill takes us through his path to becoming a storyteller, and what it took to become an entrepreneur selling his skills. Then, we'll get deeper into effective storytelling, ...

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December 15, 2020 61 min

In the Season 1 finale, Seth and JP recap the incredible guests that have taken time to join them and share their stories with our listeners. We discuss plans for our upcoming second season, and the many great leadership lessons we took away from this season. 

We also take the time to answer some questions from our fan-mail, and dive a little deeper into some of our experiences with leadership, mental health, development, coaching, ...

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This week in the Dojo, we're joined by Steve Rawles (Belvedere, Merit-Based Booking & Management). With over 2 decades of experience in the music industry, Steve lends his expertise and insight as we discuss the industry he's grown up in. 

Steve not only has significant time in the industry, but has also played shows and festivals around the world, having the opportunity to share the stage (and record) with Bad Religion,...

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Rebecca Finley steps into The Dojo this week to share her experience in corporate strategy, and the fun (yes! FUN!) in governance. We explore some of her experiences assisting organizations through transformation and continuous development. 

We also spend time focused on learning more about inclusivity and the role that diversity plays. As Chair of Next Gen Men, Rebecca provides her insights on supporting and developing men to elimi...

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This week in the Dojo, we're joined by Val Sweet - Scotties champion and member of Team Canada. 

We talk about her journey as a skip, the transition to becoming a Third for a team of leaders, and the importance of teambuilding in sport. As a 2-time Scotties silver medalist and now champion, Val also shares her insights into sports psychology and the impact of training your mind to better yourself as a leader both on and off the ...

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November 17, 2020 66 min

Adam Huxley skates his way onto the Pod this week as we talk about his career as a semi-pro hockey player, and his transition to coaching. We go beyond the bench to explore his company, Huxley Hockey Conditioning, and what it takes to compete at a highest levels. 

Hux also talks about his time on the ice, and the work he's up to helping to train elite athletes from junior right up to the NHL. We'll also discuss how focused s...

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November 10, 2020 60 min

This week, we connect with Gord Aker - professional coach from LogicalLeadership.ca, and Chairman of the Military Museums Foundation. 

Gord's experiences as a leader lead him to a life as an entrepreneur, coach and community builder. He shares his thoughts on transforming organizations, management process, sustainability and more. 

In honour of Rememberance Day, Seth and JP share stories from their families as well, and offer up ...

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In this week's episode, Carolin Vandenberg steps into the dojo to provide her experience and insights into coaching. As a Master Coach, Carolin's lessons help leaders find their internal coach, and seeks to break down the barriers that prevent us all from being better in the workplace, at home and everywhere in between. 

It's November 3rd - and that also means it's a very (VERY) important day - World Sandwich Day! So...

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October 27, 2020 54 min

This week in the Dojo, Nate Harper joins us from Strange Giant Pictures Inc. We explore his progressive career path, focusing on the moment, and the challenges (and luck) to staying ahead of the curve in a difficult industry. 

With credits spanning multiple roles within the industry, genres of filmmaking, and award-winning works that have been featured around the world, Nate has a unique perspective on the industry. Not only that - ...

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This week, we chat with Daniel Delgado from Trade Space. Our conversation dives into starting up a new business, supporting others, and the importance of having the right attitude. Daniel also tells us about his experiences with past failures and what he's learned, and let's us in on where Trade Space is headed in the years ahead. 

Then on The Podium (now with a more appropriate introduction!), your two favourite hosts talk ...

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October 13, 2020 64 min

In this week's episode, Lauren Rose from Divine Coaching with Tarot joins us to talk about her journey to entrepreneurship. We'll spend some time discussing self-discovery, empowering women, leadership, boundary setting, and more. We even spend a little time talking about softball.

We also have a VERY special guest join us for the first installment of a new segment called "The Podium" - you won't want to miss th...

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October 6, 2020 46 min

In this episode, we're joined by Master Electrician and owner of Black Tie Electric, Vern Scott. 

Vern discusses his path to entrepreneurship, explains what he learned along the way, and how Guns 'n Roses and a rooftop patio played a part in starting his company. Seth and JP also share some of their learning experiences, and provide insight into their top 'scenic routes' that they've been on. 

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