Chatter that Matters

Chatter that Matters

Marketing Hall of Legends and thought leader Tony Chapman chats with ordinary people, who do extraordinary things, despite circumstance. Tony uncovers life lessons that inspire us to do more and to be more, to help us get to where we need, want and deserve to go.... Show More

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March 5, 2021 39 min

"I honestly believe that my best work is in front, not behind me. I am driven by a deep passion and need to make a difference and leave this world a little better than when I arrived.                      That's what keeps me going. Rick Hansen.

Chatter that Matters is a national radio show and podcast that radiates positivity and possibilities. I share stories of ordinary people who do extraordinary things despite circumst...

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February 25, 2021 20 min

This week on Chatter that Matters, I chat with Mario Mikowski, a force of nature in the field of sustainable tourism. Mario is the third generation of a family who has made their living creating unique hotels in Costa Rica. His Great Uncle, inspired by President Kennedy's visit, built the landmark Hotel Presidente in San Jose, Costa Rica. His Dad, an entrepreneur erupting with ideas, created Tabacon Therma Resort and Spa, situa...

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February 18, 2021 20 min

Incredible takeaways for all, as we all have self-doubt. In my Chatter that Matters podcast, I ask people whom I admire to tell me one word that matters most, and why. What word would you choose?

We then talk about how this word influences choices, the paths you pursue, and who you are and why you matter. We garner Life Lessons that we can all apply to help us get to where we need and want to go.

In this episode, I chat with Dimple...

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February 11, 2021 29 min

It's not even 5:00 am and my day is special and so very alive. When I interview a guest I am hyper-focused on the delicate balance of questions, flow and above all listening generously.  I have no idea how it will all sound until the final edit.

I can tell you that I am so moved, energized and enlightened by Rocco's words and wisdom. I could easily have steered the conversation to talk about Rocco's career and all the a...

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February 5, 2021 15 min

Learn from one of the best on how to create your personal brand, and then let the world know.

Why should you listen to this episode? Sometimes for a moment, and other times for what seems like a lifetime, most of us have been unfulfilled and searching for change. Bobby Umar,  decided to change his life, and his process for doing so can be applied to others searching for Fulfillment.

Bobby's choice was to become a motivational s...

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January 28, 2021 19 min

In my new series, Word Matters, I ask guests to identify what word matters most to them and then why. We then look at how this word has influenced their choice, help them overcome challenges, and purpose a path with purpose.

Did you watch the show Mad Men that ran on AMC networks? 2007 - 2015. It was a period piece about a fictional advertising agency. Man Men was a slang term coined by people who worked in the NY Advertising scene...

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January 22, 2021 19 min

Jon Love is one of the world's most successful and respected builders and leaders. Jon offers several 'drop the mic' insights and ideas in this podcast. (Bring pen and paper)

Jon chooses the word OFFENSE, as his word that matters and shares how we can all apply this mindset to counter the relentless storm of negativity.

Jon shares early memories of his father and why relationships breathe life into purpose, pursuit and ...

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January 14, 2021 16 min

RELENTLESS matters to Sulemaan Ahmed

In WORDS MATTERS, I interview people I admire and then ask them for the word that matters most and why. We then look at how this word influences their choices, their life and their career to discover life lessons we can all apply to help us get to where we need and deserve to go.

In this episode, I chat with Sulemaan Ahmed, a gifted entrepreneur, a loving Father and Partner, and someone who is r...

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January 8, 2021 21 min
In my new series, I ask people that I admire, what word matters most to them.   It’s a simple question but not one that’s easy to answer.   In this episode, I chat with Anthony Longo, the CEO of Longo's, one of the most exciting food retailers on the planet.  Longos is a family business that treats everyone - their customers, employees, and vendors, like family.   Anthony talks about the Italian word VOGLIA.  In English, it mea...

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December 29, 2020 9 min

Chat Bites are bite-sized podcasts.  In each one, I focus on a word and why I feel it matters to your life and livelihood. In this episode, I take you back to when I spent a qualifying year at Carlton University. I took an English Literature Course, and we studied Utopia and Dystopia. My end of term assignment was to write a short story on one world or the other. I had an idea that I wanted to express and then have you think about-...

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What if what happens to you changes your life for the worse, twice, and forever?

At age 27, Mitchell, a former US Marine, has a great job in San Francisco, achieved his first solo flight as part of his pilot training and is heading back home on his brand new motorcycle. Tragedy strikes when a truck sideswipes Mitchell, turning into a horrific accident where his gas tank explodes. Mitchell describes it as being a human bonfire and w...

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We didn't have a lot of money growing up or a family car, so sports was always pickup. It didn't shut down my imagination. Even under a streetlight in ball hockey, I was Guy Lafleur scoring the overtime goal or on a field, Joe Theismann throwing the winning pass. We played golf at the back of our high school with a course that included four holes and hours spent looking for balls the victim of errant shots.

I always wondere...

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Lest we Forget, how can I forget what I can't imagine?  I watch war movies and documentaries, read books, but I have never seen, felt or experienced being in the military.  I can't imagine being in a combat situation, where you share a collective goal with your enemy, to kill or be killed.  Or your home is a trench of cold, wet mud, and your vista, a web of barbed wire with the same intention a spider has to catch a fly?  O...

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How many of you have dreamed about making a significant life change. You might be holding a freshly printed lottery ticket, or on vacation immersing yourself in a new culture. Some might not have a choice as an unforeseen circumstance has impacted your or your families life. I know the Pandemic has motivated me to rethink and reprioritize what matters most.

Today I meet up with the extraordinary Bryan Baeumler. Bryan went from hamm...

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Is Destiny a matter of choice or chance?  Mark Henick has his first mental health crisis in Grade 6 and by Grade 8 he tried suicide for the first time. By age 15 Mark's life was like a Yo-Yo bouncing out of psychiatric wards, with treatment often involving a cocktail of drugs. 

At Age 15 Mark's mental state was at a point where he felt he had only one choice and that was his Life or Death.  He chose death and ended up on th...

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In LIFE MATTERS, Tony Chapman counters the firehose of negativity that is impacting our lives and careers, with positive stories of ordinary people, who despite their circumstances do extraordinary things. In doing so we learn life lessons that we can apply.

What would you do if you were Orlando Bowen?  Orlando was a professional CFL football player whose career, and almost life ended by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. ...

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September 16, 2020 22 min

Entrepreneurs are optimists by nature. They find opportunities everywhere and want to do it all. But even the most driven entrepreneurs need to have the discipline to prioritize and focus on what will drive their business forward. Fatima Zaidi has always been one to watch. She was born in Oman, with all the cultural norms and expectations of a Middle Eastern woman. Yet, regardless of circumstance, she took the plunge to build her o...

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September 15, 2020 26 min

Paul Rivett-Carnac's parents met on a herbalist walk on Vancouver Island in the late 1970s. That walk led them to pursue a lifetime passion for healing rooted in nature.  Together they moved to Ontario and St Francis Herb Farm was born. What began as a business selling herbs and tinctures to Naturopaths and Health Food Stores has grown into a family-owned business that is truly a farm, to having its own branded products on shel...

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September 7, 2020 31 min

If you believe that Canada can't compete in the design and creation of wonderful garments, then I encourage you to listen to this episode. And if you ever question the value of immigration, then I suggest you listen to it twice. For everyone else, get ready for some goosebumps, and some incredible advice from one of the worlds thought leaders on fashion, Jeanne Beker, as well as David Kincaid, a business and branding strategist...

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Electrify your day by listening to the story of Connie Stacey who calls herself a Mad Scientist and for a good reason. Connie is an inventor with a brain, burning to solve some of the world's most pressing problems. In this episode, we look at her Grengine, a solar-powered generator that addresses energy poverty.

One-seventh of the world lives without power, and cooks and heats with biomass fuels, which are horrible for their h...

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