Madeleine Shaw is a Vancouver-based social entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Lunapads, a multiple award-winning green ecommerce venture. She is the founder and Board Chair of United Girls of the World Society, the registered charity that produces G Day. Her latest project is Nestworks, a family-friendly shared workplace. She has received numerous distinctions for her work, including the 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Special Citation for Social Entrepreneurship, the 2016 BMO Celebrating Women Innovation & Global Growth Award and the 2015 Vancouver Board of Trade Wendy MacDonald Award for Entrepreneurial Innovation. She is a graduate of Queen’s University, BCIT and the THNK School of Creative Leadership and blogs about her experiences and insights at

This is Madeleine’s second time joining Lucca and Rebecca on the show, and her work and life has evolved considerably since her first visit! Join in to learn about her latest projects!

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There’s an adage that goes “you can’t fix a problem with the same mind that created it.” When we find a deep rooted problem, then, how can we become deliberate about finding and creating a solution that will work – rather than just a band-aid for the symptoms?

Rebecca is about to launch a new project in Vancouver aimed at providing relief to the most vulnerable people impacted by the rental crisis in the city. Lucca and Rebecca take some time to talk strategy about problem solving in general, and then dive into the specifics of the Blossom Co-Housing Project.


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After earning her University degree and working in public relations, Sandra Nomoto launched Conscious Public Relations Inc., a virtual communications firm, at the age of 25. Over the 10 years in business, Nomoto earned B Corporation® certification, and contributed to eWomenNetwork Vancouver earning the Best Social Media and Community Engagement Award in 2016. She also founded and grew the Vancouver Short Film Festival from 2005 to 2015. In addition to her new roles with cannabis and female empowerment companies, Nomoto is the author of The Only Public Relations Guide You’ll Ever Need, writes for her own blog and at Cold Tea Collective, and serves on the board of the Vancouver Mural Festival. She practices Transcendental Meditation daily, sells a line of bold journals, and has been a vegan since 2018.

Sandra’s life theme in a few keywords are: writer, middle child, introvert, listener, and aspiring world traveller.

Lucca and Rebecca take some time with Sandra to explore where she’s been, where she’s going, and why!

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Charlotte is a lifelong learner who has been teaching “something or the others” since 2nd grade. She has lived and is sharing her “Pillows to Pillars” (tear-soaked Pillows to Pillars of Strength) transformational journey through poetry writing, recordings, performances, and workshops. She is exploring the acronym STAR to explain what she does and to promote her new (Canada-US) business: Speaker-Teacher- Author who Revitalizes peoples stories or projects into written or digital media. Former Health Promotion officer for City of Toronto, Globe and Mail columnist – she crashed out after MVA and returned to the US for healing and Revitalization. She is now back in Canada and vivacious Vancouver.

Lucca and Rebecca find the threads through Sista C’s varied work and projects, and are treated to a couple of spoken-word pieces original to her!


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