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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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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Lorie Corcuera is the Co-Founder and CEO at SPARK Creations & Company Inc., a training and development organization that inspires people and companies to create meaningful cultures and workplaces. Over the past 20 years, Lorie has cultivated her people and culture development, community relations, and leadership coaching experience as both a strategic and progressive senior human resources leader in the technology, interactive entertainment, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, professional services, and non-profit space. Lorie is passionate about elevating the life experience at work and cultivating a community that is igniting and enriching our human spirit. Through their SPARK Essentials Women’s 2.5 Weekend Retreats and other various program, SPARK has supported over 2,500 women in our community. Lorie is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), an active mentor for Futurpreneur Canada, Dress for Success Vancouver, HR Tech Group, and Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, and Co-Founder of the social enterprise Enspire Foundation.

Lucca and Rebecca dig in with Lorie to discover what’s changing in the corporate world of self-development, how Lorie got into what she’s doing, and where she’s going next!

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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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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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Perhaps you might not expect the key descriptive words of the owner and director of a funeral home to be sunny, laughter, optimistic, effervescent, compassionate, quirky, thoughtful, courageous – but they describe this one to a T! Wendy Rée has lived fully since her birth and childhood years in small-town Ontario, and her life and work experiences have contributed greatly to her focus on being able to have a “heart-centred” career, which she has found in funeral service.

Wendy came to funeral service after being moved by the care and professionalism she experienced at her grandmother’s death and funeral. She sees a strong correlation between the gentle approach of natural parenting and natural death care, a practice of embracing and celebrating the subtleties of individuals, making Wendy a natural fit with the KORU Cremation | Burial | Ceremony philosophy of funeral practice. She believes in families being fully involved in all death care decisions and thoughtfully provides ways to empower them to do so.  Some of the ways Wendy has contributed to this has been through hosting a home funeral practicum and participating in and successfully completing the Sacred Passages Death Doula training.

Lucca and Rebecca dive in, asking questions expected and unexpected for someone with a profession many folks wonder about!

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