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 www.lunagals.com.

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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Angela grew up the 7th of 11 children in Southern Indiana in the Worldwide Church of God, a doomsday apocalyptic church. After spending two years in Israel, she ultimately converted to Judaism. She wrote a memoir about my experience, “A River Could Be a Tree,” and hopes that her words serve as a bridge of understanding between cultures and religions.

Rebecca grew up in the same Christian cult as Angela, and this conversation is a delightful exploration through territory that is familiar yet different… listen in as Lucca and Rebecca find out what influenced Angela’s path and what she’s creating now!

 

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There’s a concept that comes up in almost every conversation about deep things that Lucca and Rebecca have – and that’s boundaries. Today they focus directly on exploring boundaries – their ins and outs, their whys and wherefores. They are intangible and sometimes inscrutable – but pulling back the layers can help us all to apply them more effectively and health-fully in our lives.

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Sara is the owner and founder of the most badass period proof panty company – REVOL GIRL! Her life’s purpose and pursuit are to provide and create EMPOWERING period proof underwear for everyone that menstruates. Gone are the days of staining your favourite jeans or nice sheets, Revol Girl always has you protected! On top of providing premium functional leak proof underwear (all handmade locally), Revol Girl (and Sara, to be specific!) is here to disrupt an archaic industry and create a community of support for all menstruators!

Sara chats with Lucca and Rebecca about the source of her passion, and the roots of her entrepreneurism!

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Sharon Selby has been counselling children and teens for over twenty years, and she specializes in the treatment of anxiety.   She combines a warm, and creative approach with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help children and teens regain their power from the worries and/or anxiety.  She is the author of the children’s book: Surfing the Worry Imp’s Wave ~ Empowering Children ages 5-10yrs. to understand and overpower anxiety.  She has written over 250 articles on her popular blog and is an active public speaker who has been featured on Breakfast Television, TEDx, St. John Ambulance, and many podcasts and magazines.  Her goal is to allow more joy and less stress and angst into the lives of all the children and teens she has the pleasure of supporting on their journey.

Lucca and Rebecca chat with Sharon to learn how her focus on childhood anxiety came to be, and discuss her approach to alleviating this epidemic issue amongst our youth!

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Jesse is the Public Affairs & Talk Coordinator at CJSF 90.1FM, where he helps others raise their voices and share their stories to the communities around them. He loves to train and help volunteers realize their creative vision, while building the station community through supporting and communicative relationships. Jesse is the co-host of Speak Up! and the Vancouver Mixtape, where he highlights local issues, ideas and art.

Lucca and Rebecca go exploring around what brought Jesse into radio, why he stays, and what he’s creating here. It’s always a treat for us to interview a fellow colleague from our station!

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