Kate Sutherland is founding faculty and executive coach with Simon Fraser University’s Certificate in Social Innovation, SFU’s new certificate on Evaluation for Social Impact and Transformational Learning, and THNK School of Creative Leadership. An author, Kate’s third book is We Can Do This! 10 Tools to Unleash Our Collective Genius.

Kate has 30+ years experience in organizational and community development and on issues as diverse as food systems, recovery from substance abuse, local currencies, and newcomer settlement. Increasingly her primary focus has become capacity building for leaders and change makers, sharing what has been most helpful in her own work, and especially inner work approaches based in intention, perception, intuition and consciousness.

In this capacity building work, Kate is encouraging people from all walks of life to step up and out as “Facilitators for the Shift”. This phrase is inspired by David Korten’s naming of The Great Turning: how we are in the midst of a huge shift from an industrial growth society to a life sustaining civilization. She recently made digital copies of her latest book available for free as part of work to unleash our collective intelligence, collective wisdom and collective capacity.

Lucca and Rebecca check in with Kate to unpack what the “Shift” is, and how Kate’s past rolls in to how she is engaging with the world today.

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Deb Chaney is a contemporary abstract artist, speaker, & workshop facilitator. Recently named by Vancouver City Buzz and Culture Trip as one of the top 10 contemporary artists to watch in Vancouver, her artwork has been featured in Style At Home Magazine, The Georgia Strait, thrice on the homepage for Saatchi Online Gallery, in Rainmaker Films and on Telus TV. She teaches and speaks about the creative process and living an inspired empowered life. She stands for each of us being creative beings and aims to support others in their own process. Deb is a single mom to her teenage daughter. Her hobbies include hiking and playing guitar. Her mission is to serve others on their journey inward to connect to their joy and empowerment.

Lucca and Rebecca explore Deb’s inspirations and passions, with the intention set to equip other artists and creative souls with resources and supports as they develop their craft.

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Rhiannon Bennett is a Musqueam band member and was raised in her territory in what is now known as Ladner by her parents and grandparents. Rhiannon’s family instilled a strong sense of community in her and values of community service which lead to Rhiannon working with children, youth and families for over 20 years in a variety of roles ranging from dance, soccer, and teaching, community development. She is active in her community and volunteers her time on a variety of community organizations.

She is also very active within the BCNDP having served as President for Delta South’s Riding Association and served on the Women’s Rights Committee as well as founding the Aboriginal Commission which she now co-chairs.

Rhiannon is well known for asking the tough questions in a manner that encourages engagement and dialogue. The overarching themes of her work have been decolonization and reconciliation. Up until the birth of her daughter in 2016, she worked for the Musqueam Indian Band where she was the Family Outreach Worker. Rhiannon made history in 2014 when she was elected to the Delta School Board but was not re-elected in 2018. Rhiannon is passionately working towards creating a more equitable world for all people.

Lucca and Rebecca take time to follow the threads of Rhiannon’s life through the generations past and present, to listen to and honour this powerful soul’s transformative work!

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Winston chased after fame, money and status believing that these things would make him “somebody” in this world. He reached for the stars, sat among them and eventually fell from grace. He’s been told he’s accomplished enough to fill multiple lifetimes if he were someone else, but he didn’t believe it, because he was a prisoner to the dysfunctional stories he created, lost in the land of illusion of his own design.

He walked alone through his own personal hell, numbing and slowly killing himself until one day he looked at his reflection in the mirror and admitted that he didn’t want to die. That is when he decided to start his journey towards healing himself, doing the work and picking up the pieces of his shattered life along the way.

It took many years but he eventually got out of hell, walked out of his prison and now lives a life with purpose aligned with spirit, body and mind. The lessons and tests he experienced along his journey are where his insight, empathy, compassion and understanding are forged from. He now listens to people’s stories, feels their joy and pain and helps them craft new stories which more truly reflect who they are and serve them. For those who wish to share their story, he provides multiple platforms and the support for them to do so, and through this transformative process they elevate and empower themselves while inspiring others.

Lucca and Rebecca connect with Winston to learn firsthand about his journeys in body and mind and career, and bear witness to the changing of this story architect’s stories.

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Patrice Mousseau, a member of the Fort William First Nation, had a successful career as radio and television host, news anchor, and journalist. She became a conscious entrepreneur when her daughter developed eczema and needed help, crafting business and purpose together while raising her daughter as a single mom.

Now, Patrice is the owner/creator of Satya Organics Inc., providing NPN approved, certified USDA organic products to serve those with skin conditions, who those want a legitimate alternative to steroid products. Her company has grown and flourished since we last had Patrice on air. Lucca and Rebecca check in to see how this dynamic woman is doing and what she’s creating now!

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April Bellia is an entrepreneur with a baking background. Her professional career started over 20 years ago as a dessert chef and wedding cake designer, under the namesake April Cakes. Her next company, Granola Girl was founded in 2008 and later incorporated in 2011. The company now services over 250 grocery stores in Western Canada. April is a wife and mother of 3 teenagers, so she understands the importance of providing good and healthy food for families and young people. Her granola is made with high quality, natural and organic ingredients. April is known locally to be the face for the conscious entrepreneur that is making an impact. Her energy is contagious and the mission behind her product is compelling – to encourage young girls and women to believe that they are enough, as their beautiful natural selves.

April is also a co-founder of Serendipity Tea Party and Good in the Hood, heart-based networking events. In 2017, April launched the Granola Girl Foundation, a fundraising platform to provide scholarships for youth in the areas of girl empowerment and entrepreneurship. Since 2015, April has been serving her community as an intuitive coach and start-up business consultant. She is passionate about finding spirit, freedom, truth, and love in all the work that she does.

Lucca and Rebecca dig in with this delicious cereal entrepreneur, to find the common threads that run through all her creations and endeavours!

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The world has felt like it’s on a bit of a rollercoaster for the last long while, and Lucca and Rebecca have been feeling it not only on the societal level, but the personal level. In today’s episode we take time to dig under the sources of the chaos, and what we can learn from previous times of chaos in our personal and world history. How might this actually be serving us? How can we ride this rollercoaster without getting thrown off?

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Camellia invites people to land deeply within themselves and their divinity using Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Reiki. She loves people up and creates a safe, playful, welcoming space for their healing and awakening. Camellia believes that compassion, kindness and love are essential to living a delicious life.

Lucca and Rebecca connect with Camellia to learn how and why she has been drawn to several “quiet healing” modalities – what they do for her, and what she witnesses they do for others.

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