Penelope Bridge is an artist, dancer, designer, jewellry-creator, and lover of all things deep and wise and beautiful. She joins Lucca and I in the studio to talk about the meaning of life and the honouring of it all!
Creating and maintaining a business is not always easy. We need someone by our side that will help us make the right decisions; provide clear, trusted and solid guidance; someone who will support us in order to promote our personal and professional growth.
Hagit’s passion is to educate business owners on what their numbers mean; develop strategies that would help their business grow and profit, keep them on track and support them all the way through until their vision becomes a reality!
Working with Hagit is always an inspiring, creative and fun adventure that would provide you with most needed PEACE of MIND! – and actually, that’s exactly how Lucca and Rebecca feel while having Hagit in the studio. Listen in to this shiny happy star of financial wisdom!
Karolina Francis wears many hats – she is a regulated Canadian immigration consultant,a journalist, a business owner, a teacher of immigration law, a speaker, a workshop facilitator, a mother and an avid motorcyclist.
Her true calling is helping people to belong in Canada. She immigrated to Canada 15 years ago, from the vibrant city of Warsaw, Poland, to join her Canadian husband.
Despite her high education, knowledge of several languages and extensive work experience as a television journalist, she spent many difficult years finding out how to belong in this new Canadian society.
Belonging is one of the most essential and profound needs of a human being. In her work, Karolina not only assist people with their immigration journey to Canada but also helps newcomers find their way in the new reality. Her programs focus on four core aspects of life – workplace culture, education, finance and leadership.
Her passion is to give people tools on how to integrate into the society so they can enjoy their lives fully in the new reality.
Lucca and Rebecca explore Karolina’s experiences to see how it was made her who she is today!
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From the age of six, Joe began following his father around his workshop in Masset, on Haida Gwaii, and was particularly effective at getting in the way. As a born business man, his accomplishments are many: Red Seal certified carpenter, Gold seal trained project manager, founding member of Canada’s Net Zero Energy Housing Council, Design Advisory Panel Member for the City of North Vancouver, 4 years as a Construction Instructor. His passion for building intricate, eco-friendly homes combined with this natural business acumen has helped his company, Naikoon, become what it is today: one of the most experienced High Performance Building companies around.
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Danielle Knight is the owner of Ever Modern Home, an innovative online furniture company that sells small space furniture for condos, lofts and town homes. She calls herself a ‘modern diva’ (strong, confident, self-aware, in-tune) and an entrepreneur with a big heart. While grooving in meeting people’s needs and not just creating transactions, she loves to learn and build businesses through innovation and creativity. Prior to starting Ever Modern Home she worked in the tech, hospitality, environmental and distribution industries. She’s using all of the knowledge from her past plus the passion for creation to grow.
Danielle’s passion seems to be adaptable to a multitude of challenges. I admire how she chooses what she wants to conquer and throws everything she has learned so far at it, knowing she shall succeed!
You can’t connect the dots looking forward.
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Steve joins us to talk about passive housing, clanship communities, co-housing, sunroof gardens, spirituality, family and so much more. This is following on from the conversation we had with his son, Shaun, earlier this month but with his own twist. Footprint Sustainable Housing Corporation has been in development for the past 17 years. Steve, Shaun and their team have tackled many challenging and exciting projects for the last three, the latest of which is to build one of the first certified passive houses in Vancouver.
“Steve is passionately motivated by connection and purpose. His mind is quick and his hands are ready, but more than that – his heart is open.”
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Sean is currently developing a sustainable housing company and plans to manufacture E-HABS, the most energy-efficient, healthy, affordable, beautiful & sustainable homes to meet tomorrow’s standards. Footprint Sustainable Housing Corporation has been in development for the past 17 years. His dad and their team have tackled many challenging and exciting projects for the last three, the latest of which is to build one of the first certified passive houses in Vancouver. We welcome his entrepreneurial spirit to the show.
Shaun’s clarity of purpose and passion for his work is fantastic. Such great energy – imagine living in a home designed and built by his team – it would be infused with such uplifting goodness! …and boy, does this guy know his stuff.
Shaun’s hallmark is that he’s walking his talk, trying to make his world sustainable and collaborative/co-operative while meeting people’s needs for affordable, practical housing that is designed to endure.
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Jenna Herbut is the co-founder of the Make It! Show which is a craft fair in Vancouver and Edmonton. She hosts a web series about artists and makers called MakeItTV, showcasing their dedication, talent, creativity and moxie. Jenna is passionate about helping people make a living doing what they love and has helped countless artists to bring their passion to the marketplace through her creation, Make It University, an online business program for creative entrepreneurs.
Jenna has a way of showing up to do what she wants, and making it happen. I love the unapologetic energy she brings to her projects and how she grooves on facilitating the success of others!
‘Collaboration is the new competition.’ Jenna said that she practices ‘useful defiance’ and that she just had something inside her – she didn’t really pay attention to what was expected of her. It seems like it was a good thing!
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Tomas Halberstad is head of Communications for Phonebloks, an innovative group that is striving to radically alter the way the world produces and consumes electronics. Tomas describes himself as a musician, Arsenal-fan, philosophy-student, sneaker-freak, (injured) runner, in-breaker of raw denim, insurance claims agent and beer connoisseur… perhaps we should also add “world changer” to that list!
Being willing to align oneself with the causes that make our heart beat faster can open the doors to incredible movement in both personal and community life! Tomas’ essence shows through in all he does, and this project is simply fascinating!
Collecting ‘one big community’ of more than 42,000 people is just a by-product of their collaboration efforts. Tomas’s philosophy is about the ‘questioning of everything’ and the distillation of knowledge from data.
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