12 episodes

Beyond Our Borders is a series of conversations with Atlantic Canadians who are impacting the world. Your story has made an impression on us as well as our communities within and outside our borders. We are looking for personal stories —your journey to prosperity and impact; inspiration; highly practical tools; tactics and strategies that can help our listeners create a life of positive impact—personally and professionally.

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Beyond Our Borders is a series of conversations with Atlantic Canadians who are impacting the world. Your story has made an impression on us as well as our communities within and outside our borders. We are looking for personal stories —your journey to prosperity and impact; inspiration; highly practical tools; tactics and strategies that can help our listeners create a life of positive impact—personally and professionally.

    Karen Wentzell - Filmmaker

    Karen Wentzell - Filmmaker

    I first met film and television producer, Karen Wentzell when she spoke on a Women in Film & Television (WIFT-Atlantic) panel. I was struck by her poise, insight and generosity in sharing her knowledge. She is behind such critically acclaimed hits as the comedy series Seed, the history-making CBC series Diggstown and of course the show that changed the landscape of Canadian television-Trailer Park Boys.

    Golden Nuggets:

    •Understand you are in the room for a reason. You have a voice. Use it. Be heard.

    •”Hearing a good story is like taking a drug.”

    •”No one wants to see you fail.”

    •”Our film crews here are among the best in the world.”

    •Tune in to find out what she had to say about working on the groundbreaking series, Trailer Park Boys.

    •Find out about a little known (and very cool!) surfing story that has been uncovered as a result of the work on Diggstown.

    Producers: Tanya Chedrawy & Michael Boyd

    Host: Tanya Chedrawy tanyamedia.com 

    Guest: Karen Wentzell

    Recorded through the facilities of Podcast Atlantic

    Sound Recording and Editing by Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

    Follow us on Twitter: @TanyaChedrawy

    Connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyachedrawy/

    Music Far Away by Pre Kiilstofte

    Logo Created by Tanya Chedrawy

    Email us at: tanya@tanyamedia.com

    • 41 min
    Tom Ryan - YA Author

    Tom Ryan - YA Author

    Tom Ryan is taking the literary world by storm in the young adult fiction genre. His first novel Way to Go, was chosen as one of the most important works in the history of Nova Scotia. Born and raised in Cape Breton he still considers NS the perfect place to live and spends a few months there every year. Authentic, insightful and talented and so so inspiring -I loved this conversation!

    Golden Nuggets:

    •His biggest challenge in life was “gaining the confidence to make the decision to leap into becoming a full time creative professional.” -Who can’t relate to this?? Especially us creatives.

    •To aspiring writers his advice is to read as much as possible. Read what you like but also read outside of your comfort zone. Practice. Practice. PRACTICE.

    •Find out what professional failure taught him the value and power of story.

    •”You never get a second to put something out in front of people.”

    •Tom came out at the age of 30 and that is what was right for him. He hopes that his work gives others the courage to come out (at a younger or any age) and feel good about themselves.

    Producers: Tanya Chedrawy & Michael Boyd

    Host: Tanya Chedrawy tanyamedia.com 

    Guest: Tom Ryan http://www.tomryanauthor.com/

    Recorded through the facilities of Podcast Atlantic

    Sound Recording and Editing by Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

    Follow us on Twitter: @TanyaChedrawy

    Connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyachedrawy/

    Music Far Away by Pre Kiilstofte

    Logo Created by Tanya Chedrawy

    Email us at: tanya@tanyamedia.com

    • 45 min
    Andrea Janzen - Leadership Coach

    Andrea Janzen - Leadership Coach

    I had a great conversation with Leadership Coach, Andrea Janzen. She is authentic, honest, insightful and at times refreshingly raw about her own vulnerability and the universal fear zone of “impostor syndrome”. She has developed tools and strategies to take you from fear and inertia to writing down your goals and checking them off as you achieve them.

    With her work (with both men and women) she is on a mission to close the gender gap in the workplace. Her Diversity at Work podcast is a series of interviews and informative episodes about promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

    Golden Nuggets:

    •If you want to make a change in your career, she recommends starting with this question, “What drives your ambition?”

    • If you’re not scared you’re probably too comfortable.

    •Find out why women need to stop being mentored and should seek to be sponsored instead.

    •Why writing down goals helps you to achieve them.

    •Tune in to find out where you can purchase her beautiful journal, Ambitious Everyday, it helps to keep you accountable and puts you on the path to realizing your dreams.

    Producers: Tanya Chedrawy & Michael Boyd

    Host: Tanya Chedrawy tanyamedia.com 

    Guest: Andrea Janzen  http://andreajanzen.com/

    Recorded through the facilities of Podcast Atlantic

    Sound Recording and Editing by Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

    Follow us on Twitter: @TanyaChedrawy

    Connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyachedrawy/

    Music Far Away by Pre Kiilstofte

    Logo Created by Tanya Chedrawy

    Email us at: tanya@tanyamedia.com

    • 37 min
    Lennie Gallant - PEI Musician

    Lennie Gallant - PEI Musician

    Singer. Songwriter. Poet. Lennie Gallant has captured our hearts with 13 albums over the last three decades and has collected numerous awards and accolades along the way. Recently, he was awarded the Order of Canada.

    Golden Nuggets:

    •Find out who in his family with “a big heart for the underdog” inspires him to this day and how that shows up in his more socially conscious songs.

    •One of Lennie’s albums orbited the earth. Seriously! Find out which one and why.

    •His advice to budding musicians is to be true to yourself. Write what you know. Take in as much creativity as possible and find your own voice.

    •Listen to learn which Martin Luther King Jr. quote inspires him and how it’s more relevant than ever today.

    •Tune in to find out where you can see Lennie live in 2020.

    Producers: Tanya Chedrawy & Michael Boyd

    Host: Tanya Chedrawy tanyamedia.com 

    Guest: Lennie Gallant  https://lenniegallant.com/

    Recorded through the facilities of Podcast Atlantic

    Sound Recording and Editing by Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

    Follow us on Twitter: @TanyaChedrawy

    Connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyachedrawy/

    Music Far Away by Pre Kiilstofte

    Logo Created by Tanya Chedrawy

    Email us at: tanya@tanyamedia.com

    • 38 min
    Brenda Saunders/Todd - CEO Dress for Success

    Brenda Saunders/Todd - CEO Dress for Success

    Brenda Saunders/Todd is the CEO of Dress for Success Halifax, a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting economic independence for all women. Brenda has committed her life and career to advancing women in our society. She was recently appointed to the Dress for Success International board of directors that includes power women such as the Editor-in-Chief from the Oprah Magazine and a senior VP from Walmart. Smart, kind, generous and a natural leader, here is some insight from our conversation. 


    Golden Nuggets: -Innovator behind Halifax’s The Social Boutique, Find out how she made this “economic engine” come to life. -An innovative idea can emerge by simply looking at what you have available from a different perspective. -“Negative self-talk derails a lot of people.” -Find out which best-selling book she recommends as a go-to. Thank you Brenda!

    Producers: Tanya Chedrawy & Michael Boyd

    Host: Tanya Chedrawy tanyamedia.com 

    Guest: Brenda Saunders/Todd - CEO Dress for Success

    Recorded through the facilities of Podcast Atlantic

    Sound Recording and Editing by Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

    Follow us on Twitter: @TanyaChedrawy

    Connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyachedrawy/

    Music Far Away by Pre Kiilstofte

    Logo Created by Tanya Chedrawy

    Email us at: tanya@tanyamedia.com

    • 35 min
    Custio Clayton - Candian Olympic Boxer

    Custio Clayton - Candian Olympic Boxer

    Guess who I got to interview? Custio!!!! Yup.  The undefeated welterweight boxing champion Custio Clayton who represented his home community of North Preston, Nova Scotia and Canada on the world stage in the 2012 Olympic Games. Humble, gracious and sweet. (Make no mistake though he can knock you out in seconds, he has 11 knockout wins under his belt). 

    Check out my conversation with him to gain some insight from a champion.  

    Golden Nuggets:  

    -“Do it because YOU want it.” 

    -“No matter where you come from, if it’s something you want you have to be your biggest supporter.” 

    -Find out what athletes have inspired him.  

    -Tune into to find what it was really like to represent Canada on the world stage in that ring. 

    -Find out why I was so embarrassed when I first met Custio and under what circumstances. You’d never guess!

    Thank you Custio. 🙏🏼 Can’t wait for you to bring a big fight to the home turf. I’ll be there.

    Producers: Tanya Chedrawy & Michael Boyd

    Host: Tanya Chedrawy tanyamedia.com 

    Guest: Custio Clayton - Candian Olympic Boxer

    Recorded through the facilities of Podcast Atlantic

    Sound Recording and Editing by Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

    Follow us on Twitter: @TanyaChedrawy

    Connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyachedrawy/

    Music Far Away by Pre Kiilstofte

    Logo Created by Tanya Chedrawy

    Email us at: tanya@tanyamedia.com

    • 36 min

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