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.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

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.

Lucca’s Take-Away:

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.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

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!

Lucca’s Take-Away: 

‘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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Tammra is the founder of Living Proof Life and has 20 years experience working in the holistic health field and 14 years in the entertainment industry. After experiencing debilitating anxiety that left her mostly afraid to leave the house she decided to seek out the bigger answers to life and was able to breakthrough this anxiety and manifest the life of her dreams. Tammra is trained extensively in holistic nutrition, neuro-linguistic programming, hypnosis, and counselling… she embraces the virtues of love, health, honesty, compassion, freedom and absolute joy necessary to enkindle the spark latent within each of us.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Tammra’s enthusiasm and inspiration is infectious!  Her vision expands and embraces, and it is going to be fascinating to see what happens next with her!

 Lucca’s Take-Away:

Wow! What a powerhouse of energy and enthusiasm – and Tammra is on the road to discovering just where this might lead her..

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Allan Knight is truly a unique coach, speaker and trainer. For over 25 years, he has helped others transform their lives, both professionally and personally. Years ago, Allan’s vision of the future predicted that more and more people would be operating their own businesses. He understood that many of these people would need to strengthen their communication and personal development skills to ensure their success. He gets things done and pushes for action to compliment theory and his personal and professional life is a continuous testament to this. Join us to find out more about Allan’s passion, including how nine years a monk formed the foundation for what would follow.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Discovering the guiding themes of Allan’s life and desired contributions to the world was fascinating.  Everything is tied together just beyond our sight!

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Allan gives us a peek at the man behind his next book called ‘A Knight Without Armour’. We met with the love-filled man revealing his chivalrous self after years of self-discovery.

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The veil is thin between the worlds at Halloween! Henrietta Hairpin and the Grand Banana is a work of intergenerational entertainment that Rebecca reads on the show this week. Lucca tells her true story about crossing between lives to heal witching wounds. Both your hosts love to write, and this week they share their creativity. Halloween is the perfect time to share witching-hour stories in the dark isolation of the studio!

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Lucca’s story moved me powerfully.  There are such deep wounds echoing from the past into the present, and it is fascinating to me to hear strange and beautiful ways in which they heal

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Rebecca is a wordsmith and the story-teller comes out to play with audiences young and old in this ‘witchy’ tale.

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Devon tells true stories on video. He believes that ideas can and do change the world, and that storytelling is how those ideas spread. He tells stories he cares about, stories that matter, and he tells them in a way makes people want to hear more. His company, Storybubble Media, is built around finding these stories, and then finding the people who want to hear them. He takes great satisfaction in helping ideas spread in this way.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Devon dances between two contrasts – the body and the mind. It is the nature of the differences that seem to provide the creative tension that motivates him in the different spheres

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Devon recounts that he had a moment of touching God when he attended a social dance weekend. It was the first time that his very able mind stopped trying to control his body and joined it. It was the biggest lesson of his life so far, when he discovered that there is an arrogance to explanations. Allowing and trusting his body let him to move into a listening role where he was able to appreciate that the power in leading is in listening.

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Born and raised in Vancouver, Nicole received her BAA in Fashion Design from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. During an internship in London with Vivienne Westwood, Nicole learned the art of sculpting, draping and layering fabric. It was here that she began to realize that her talent for fashion design could also be used as a vehicle for positive social change.  A mother and social entrepreneur, Nicole strives to make positive contributions to her community and environment through the products she creates and the people she connects with. She is fuelled by a desire to create clothes that make all women feel beautiful and unique.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Nicole seems to have managed to avoid taking on the stories and beliefs that limit many of us from being and doing what we most crave to do.  I feel completely inspired after seeing the world through her eyes for an hour!

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Nicole sews a little cotton label into every garment that says ‘I am love’. She says it helps her to remember that this is her true essence. “What if,” she says, “true essence is a pure place of spirit – we are the shells as vessels for spirit, and that we align as we walk this path?”

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Lucca Hallex is a Wise Woman whose experiences have taken her around the world and beyond. Gifted with a sight beyond sight, Lucca inspires and nurtures individuals and groups with her own special brand of coaching, counselling, facilitation, and consulting. She delights in being a guide through what she calls “edge territory”, where our personal “dragons” lay. Lucca is helping to usher in a future in which we stand more fully in our greatest selves… as a power sourcerer.  On this episode Rebecca explores Lucca’s background and experiences, revealing more about this intriguing host of Essencetial Conversations!

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Lucca is unabashedly herself, but for the rest of us to truly understand what we are looking at when we see her, we need to take time to slow down, get quiet, and listen.  And this is also the gift she is so good at helping each one of us to do for ourselves!

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Coco has an extensive background in Yoga practice and teaching. Her approach is simple, clear, powerful, profound and playful. Her exploration and inquiry of Yoga and somatic work reveal that she embraces and reveres the beauty of skill, refinement and growth of all the layers of the body. On and off her mat, Coco researches and plays with strength, art, nature, people, food, spiritual food, resilience, hope, faith and love… A woman, a yogini, a bodyworker, a sister, a friend, a mother… She has an abundance of work all around and delights in its presence.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Coco’s zest for life is utterly contagious!  She reminds me of the Japanese pottery practice of mending broken pots with gold… her depth and beauty of spirit is stunning.

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Coco reflects that at a point in her career, she began to feel the call across disciplines. She clearly reflects this as she has integrated the violin, singing, yoga and her continual search for meaning as she strives to make the ordinary extraordinary every day.

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Brian is the lead provocateur of JazzThink.  He has a rich and varied background in leadership that generates exceptional teamwork through his personal mission which is to promote SMARTer conversations that generate flourishing communities.  He does this as a speaker, facilitator, author and coach.  In all these roles, he takes the wit, workings and wisdom of jazz and applies them to inspiring leadership and productive collaboration.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Brian is a teacher through and through, and the kind of teacher that you truly enjoy learning from.  His joy is contagious, his metaphors hold the key to change, and his acronyms are to DIE for!

Lucca’s Take-Away:

As the name of his business implies, Brian delights in improvisation in groups where he creates space for others to perform, improvise, hear themselves and find the patterns of ideas.

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