The Biz Dojo

The Biz Dojo

As professional coaches, hosts Seth Anderson and J.P. Gaston know a thing or two about personal and professional development.The Biz Dojo is a multi-award winning business and leadership podcast that tackles the topics of wellness, mindset, overcoming challenges, and personal awareness. All to help listeners become not only an effective leader, but to improve their personal lives in the process. Seth and JP share insights and stories from their impressive network of friends, family and colleagues.Guests include hall-of-fame and Olympic athletes, UN humanitarian award winners, Ted Talk presenters, Top Chef Champions, Emmy award winners, world-touring musicians, CEOs, non-profits and even local entrepreneurs. Grab a hold of your inner wisdom, and learn lessons in mindfulness, leadership, gratitude and realizing the true potential of your whole self. Interact with the show through every social media platform, and even set aside time for a free coaching and consulting discover session with Seth and JP! web: www.thebizdojo.comig & fb: @BizDojoPodcast lnkd: The Biz Dojo Inc.

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July 14, 2022 54 min

In this episode of The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Sean Mills - serial entrepreneur, PGA member, business strategist, co-founder of FTR Golf and Big Buck Golf.

Sean shares some of his insights on business strategy development, and how the golf industry is ripe with opportunity for creativity. He'll also talk a little bit about some movies, and how he saves time through fashion...

Are you wearing your creativity on your sleeve...

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This week in the Dojo, we met up with country music star, fellow Canadian... (and Albertan!, Ryan Lindsay ahead of his show on stage at the Calgary Stampede.

Ryan gives us a sneak peak at the process behind an upcoming track, and how unlocking creativity can sometimes be just a road trip away. Of course, as we've talked about in previous episodes this season - it can be hard to create something and put it out for others. Ryan s...

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This week in the Dojo, we chatted with Genein Letford author of the 7 Gems of Intercultural Creativity, and took away some great lessons on finding creativity in our own lives.

In this episode of Coaches' notes, we dive into the idea of oppressed creativity and the untapped creative potential of kids (and how you can rent ours if you really need some creative input! (jk) )

Where has your creativity gone, and how can you pull it...

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This week in the Dojo, we chat with Genein Letford author of the 7 Gems of Intercultural Creativity, keynote speaker, neuro creativity speaker and fellow podcast host.

Looking at creativity through multiple lenses is key to unlocking your full capacity to create, and Genein helps walk us through what it means to truly tap into each of the 7 gems. We'll talk a little about video games, a little about sports, and a lot about find...

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Almost every day, Seth and JP are asked about what it takes to launch a podcast.

So, we've created an episode that is meant to answer some of the very basic questions and ideas to get you started. In this episode we cover the simple elements to answer :
- What equipment do i need to start a podcast?
- What microphone is best for podcasting?
- How do i get my podcast onto apple, spotify and other podcasting platforms?
- Do i need a...

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This week in the Dojo, we chatted with Serene Yew of Pixeltree Inc.

In the week since, we've spent some time contemplating all the great things she's doing with her team to create #Intentionality. From the creative culture of the team to enabling "Training Day" (apparently not with Denzel Washington, unfortunately).

Corporate culture can be tricky to navigate, and creating something unique and fresh can be a particu...

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This week in the Dojo, we chat with Serene Yew of Pixeltree Inc.

We explore the idea of corporate culture, and how finding the right culture can unlock creativity... and a whole lot of engagement (and fun!) for employees. As a leader in the tech start-up community, Serene isn't your typical leader. She's a driving force behind changing how employers engage with their workforce in Calgary and beyond, and provides a lot of in...

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This week, we connected with Jesse McAllister - social influencer and creator of @90sHockeyCards.

In our follow up Coaches' Notes to this episode, we're exploring a couple of thoughts from the show about enabling creativity and putting your creativity on display. We talk about enabling creativity as a leader, and dive into how hard it can be to put out in the world what we create.

We also discuss Dr. Dre's possible u...

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This week, we connect with Jesse McAllister - social influencer and creator of @90sHockeyCards.

In this chat, Jesse gives us insight to how he started his instagram account that's since amassed quite the following. We'll chat a little about creativity in the workplace, and how simply sharing your passion can lead to rewarding - and unexpected - opportunities. Oh, and hockey... we'll talk a bit about hockey too.

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This week,  Seth & J.P.  explore the idea of creative framework and "adding a step" from our conversation with Olympian Sarah Wells. 

Sarah talked about the process she and her coaches used to find creative solutions to find that peak performance every athlete looks for. What can you do to help your own process? Well, maybe it's as simple as checking out the framework we discuss from the Creative Education Foundation...

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This week, we connect with Olympian and founder of the Believe Initiative -- Sarah Wells

We cover a lot of ground in this conversation, talking about everything from creativity in sport to her time on The Amazing Race, to the founding of the Believe Initiative and what it means to speak to youth (and to corporate audiences too!). Inspiration can come from a lot of places, and sometimes it takes a loss or hitting rock bottom to find ...

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This week,  Seth & J.P. dive into the question "What is your creative process?" from our conversation with Danaye Maier.

Danaye had a wonderful insight towards the end of our conversation after we had explored a bit about how she embeds creativity into her daily life. It was a great moment in the conversation, and really got us thinking about our own creative process.

So, what's yours? 

You can also join the conversa...

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This week, we connect with Calgary morning-show host and creator of Woman A Day YYC, Danaye Maier.

Danaye has found her creative voice through the development of an incredible initiative: recognizing a woman a day from the Calgary area. We'll talk about her shift from creative idea to execution, how creativity has shown up in other areas of her life since, and we even get a chance to talk a bit about music - including a return ...

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In this - our first ever episode of Coaches' Notes - Seth & J.P. breakdown 3 ideas from our conversation with Terry O'Reilly. 

  • Creativity loves constraint
  • Start at the end
  • "We can all drink Gatorade, but what we sweat is our own"
  • Terry gave some beautiful nuggets throughout our conversation, and we highly recommend going back to check the entire conversation in the main episode. Here, we'll explore just a few of...

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    We're kicking off season 4 with a bang... and a few other well-placed sound effects as we explore creativity with Terry O'Reilly.

    With a laundry-list of awards recognizing his extensive career in marketing, as well as his work on the award winning radio program & podcast "Under the Influence", Terry has a deep understanding of what it takes to dedicate a lifetime to the creative process.

    His experience extends f...

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    May 17, 2022 2 min

    Well, here we go again... welcome to Season 4 of The Biz Dojo!

    This season we have an incredible line up of guests with amazing stories and insights, and we're taking an all new approach to the conversation. We're focused on "creativity" - and expect to see -- errr.... hear -- some new creativity injected into every episode!

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    Check it out on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu8Mbiy3SsY

    It's a special bonus holiday episode of The Biz Dojo podcast with very special guests Jordon West and Top Chef All-Star winner, and slayer of the Flay -- Chef Nicole Gomes!

    Get ready for a treat as we chat through tough questions like "Is Die Hard A Christmas Movie?" and provide some of our favourite holiday classics in both movie and song.

    Do...

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    This week in The Biz Dojo, we are joined by, CEO and Co-founder of North Pole Hoops, a Canadian basketball media and recruitment organization based in Toronto.

    Tariq shares the evolution of his perception of his role within the organization and acceptance of the changing dynamic into a more strategic position as CEO. We talk a little basketball, but also get into the business of basketball, sponsorships, and what it means to form a...

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    This week in The Biz Dojo, we are joined by Justin Perkins, Founder of New Edge Coaching... and Seth's personal coach, for a two-part conversation. This is part 2 of a very special 2 part conversation with Justin - be sure to go back and check out part 1 for some incredible stories as well!

    In this second half of the conversation, we dive into Justin's path to coaching as a career. It's an incredible journey, and provide...

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    This week in The Biz Dojo, we chat with Justin Perkins, Founder of New Edge Coaching... and Seth's personal coach.

    In the first part of our two part conversation with Justin, we get into some pretty interesting stories that include connecting with Richard Branson (and Virgin Airlines), owning a rickshaw, handing out nuts, advertising, unintentional exercise in NYC, and much, much more. (and lots of bikes!) 

    Hear the incredible ...

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