Inspiring tidbits from Calgary, Alberta movers, shakers, and idea-makers. Ideas and Stuff is a local podcast highlighting local dynamos in entrepreneurship, fitness, tech, education, health care, politics, and so much more. Ideas and Stuff is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
96: Victoria Smith | Stress Less Ladies
After contracting shingles twice before the age of thirty, Victoria knew she needed to recalibrate her relationship to stress. Following her own wellness journey and becoming certified as a health and a life coach, Victoria now helps women to reduce their stress, live more fully and better perform in their daily lives. Through Stress Less Ladies Ltd, Victoria supports women in stress reduction through one-to-one coaching, group coaching, online programs, and is an experienced international public speaker. Her go-to motto? Life isn’t stressless, but we can stress less. If you want to start on your journey of stress reduction, join the free Stress Less Habits Challenge to build micro-habits to stress less now.
Stress Less Ladies Website http://stresslessladies.com
Join the free Stress Less Habits Challenge at http://stresslesshabits.com
Find the podcast at http://girltrieslife.com/podcast
Interview with Bryony Gordon: Mad Girl, Mental Health Mates and Prince Harry https://www.girltrieslife.com/podcast/58
The Basics of Setting Boundaries https://www.girltrieslife.com/podcast/97
95: Ian Burns | Alberta Central
Ian knows the importance of being a steadfast partner. As the President and CEO of Alberta Central, an organization that serves Alberta credit unions, Ian understands that being proactive, responsive and committed to credit union system advancement goes without saying. That’s why he believes in ongoing collaboration to make sure that the strategic solutions Alberta Central provides to members truly make sense. He recognizes that when the Alberta Central executive team, employees and board work together, we can all achieve success. Ian joined Alberta Central in 2018 to encourage excellence in member service and engagement and is committed to always evolving and improving in his role.
As President and CEO, Ian leads the organization in establishing current and long-range goals and works to ensure strategic objectives and operational targets are achieved. Previously, Ian served as CEO of the Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA), where he focused on revitalizing the mandate and direction of the association. He has more than twenty years of banking, retail finance, telecommunications and executive management experience across multiple highly regulated industries and has a strong portfolio of governance and regulatory work. Ian always strives to empower his team and encourage them to bring forward their ideas.
Ian holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Regina as well as an Institute of Corporate Directors Designation from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Alberta Central (https://albertacentral.com/)
94: Linna Hoang | Goal and Glow
Linna is the co-founder of a coaching company called Goal + Glow that she runs with her sister. Their mission is to help driven entrepreneurs and leaders grow in their career, business and personal life through Emotional Intelligence (EQ) assessments. She is a EQ certified practitioner and has helped over 50 leaders and individuals within different levels of an organization through assessments and leadership coaching.
She is passionate about coaching and loves seeing the transformations of her clients. When she's not coaching, she loves spending time with her family including 2 young rowdy boys!
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Facebook community: Goal + Glow
93: Tom Jenson | DV8dzn
Tom founded Deviate Design Inc. in 2020 to help bring new, creative designs to Calgary that depart from the usual. Deviate is a full-service architectural design and drafting studio specializing in infill developments, from single-family homes to rowhouses and backyard suites. Tom has 15 years of experience with Calgary’s housing market, along with extensive knowledge of local bylaws, building codes, and construction practices. He is passionate about helping shape the future of our City through design by bridging the gap between old & new: preserving existing neighbourhood character while meeting modern needs and tastes.
Always looking to expand his knowledge, Tom continues his formal education at the University of Calgary where he studies Art, Urban Geography, and Architecture at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape; he also volunteers as the planning director for the East Village Neighbourhood Association. Outside of architecture, Tom can be found in the kitchen whipping up a fresh batch of gourmet waffles for his Instagram feed, @TomWaffles
Most Socials: @DV8dzn (Twitter: @DeviateDesign)
Waffle Instagram: @TomWaffles
92: Byron Brooks | Brookwright
Byron Brooks is the co-founder of Brookwright Inc, a custom home building company focused on delivering on every cliche you can think of that would normally show up in a construction bio! Integrity, craftsmanship, quality, luxury (ewww)... all that stuff! Where Brookwright has found success is through delivering on the industry expectations while also prioritizing the relationships that are formed along the way. To that end, Byron helped start a group called Builders and Brews. Inspired by the collaboration in the craft beer industry to get together in the construction and design world and be "better together"!
When he's not driving around doing builder things, Byron can be found running around in the hills around Calgary or spending time with his young family!
Builders and Brews: https://www.buildersandbrews.ca/
Brighton Projects: IG: @brightonprojectsyyc
Byron Brooks: IG: @Byron__Brooks
91: Dan Burton | Healthcare Evolution
Dan Burton is a pharmacist by training and resides in Calgary, AB. He completed his BSc in Pharmacy at the University of Alberta in 2016 and then went on to complete his Doctor of Pharmacy thereafter. His patients affectionately call him Dr. Dan. He is the founder of Healthcare Evolution which is an online behaviour based weight management clinic, with the mission to help as many people as possible live a happier and healthier life. Dan has a keen interest in obesity, diabetes, and mental health. This has led him to obtain further designations as a Certified Bariatric Educator (CBE) and a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). If he is not working with patients or learning another facet of business you can generally find in the mountains or at the gym!
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Calgary needs more people like you. It’s great to hear the success stories of the local talent. Thanks for all you do.
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Ideas and Stuff Calgary is a terrific podcast that shines a light and showcases some of Calgary's most insightful citizens.
Whether you're having an off day, seeking a little extra inspiration, or looking to discover some of Calgary's brightest minds, you'll want to listen in!
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