33 episodes

April MacKinnon dives into how reframing our self-limiting beliefs and behaviours and bravely chasing our dreams ripple out to change the world, one action at a time. And how, sometimes, it is the small moments in life that lead to a complete pivot in perspective, only to be found in hindsight.

Ripple Effect April MacKinnon

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

April MacKinnon dives into how reframing our self-limiting beliefs and behaviours and bravely chasing our dreams ripple out to change the world, one action at a time. And how, sometimes, it is the small moments in life that lead to a complete pivot in perspective, only to be found in hindsight.

    Discovering Joy

    Discovering Joy

    Host April MacKinnon shares her difficulty in understanding "joy" as a concept and how she found it in the most unlikely way. 

    • 15 min
    Cost of Goods Sold

    Cost of Goods Sold

    Jennifer Myers Chua is the host of the Cost of Goods Sold podcast, where she explores the environmental and social costs of the things we buy and the stories behind businesses built to create impact.

    Jennifer reveals the personal experience that prompted the idea to begin a podcast and how the final product is vastly different than she originally planned.

    We dig into the highlights of some of her episodes, and the common threads emerging from the founder stories she shares.

    • 42 min
    Born of Fire

    Born of Fire

    Red seal chef Sarah Bennetto O'Brien is the owner of Prince Edward Island's beloved Handpie Company, where they manufacture handpies for island-wide distribution and a take-home retail location. Sarah shares her story of the impact of life changing decisions dropping into your lap and how world travel, working in agriculture, and gratitude for every single day forged her optimistic outlook and drives her mission. 

    • 47 min
    Reclaiming My Voice

    Reclaiming My Voice

    Host April MacKinnon shares the deeply personal WHY behind this podcast project. How a decade of working at home while parenting three children left her feeling a deep sense of loss of self, community, and confidence and how this project is leading to a reclamation of her voice while amplifying the stories of those around her.

    • 14 min
    Leading With An Open Heart: Lessons Learned in Business with Bummis Founder Betsy Thomas

    Leading With An Open Heart: Lessons Learned in Business with Bummis Founder Betsy Thomas

    For 27 years Bummis cloth diapers lived their commitment to "Made Here" manufacturing and for their advocacy of the juvenile products industry. At a crucial point in their business, they suddenly exited the market in what founder Betsy Thomas describes as a conflagration.

    Betsy shares the story of growth, the circumstances that led to the end of the business she began at home, spent most of her adult life building, and how she took the pain, grief, and loss and turned it into a new beginning at age 64. 

    • 36 min
    Category Disruptor: Beeswax Food Wrap Inventor Toni Desrosiers

    Category Disruptor: Beeswax Food Wrap Inventor Toni Desrosiers

    Beeswax food wrap disrupted a food storage category dominated by plastic wrap in 2008. In conversation with Abeego founder and inventor of the beeswax food wrap, Toni Desrosiers shares how she was inspired to invent Abeego, how her mission is greater than the product, why she consciously decided NOT to patent idea along with frank and open discussion of the realities of business ownership, parenthood, and a truth bomb about the one feeling entrepreneurs struggle with the most.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Olivertilly ,

Pelvic Health Made Simple

"Peeing When You Sneeze is a brilliant women's health podcast featuring Sackville NB physiotherapist and certified lymphedema therapist, Ramona Kieser. If you are not acquainted with the pelvic floor, fasten your seatbelt as you are in for a tour-de-force analysis! Delivered in reassuring conversational-style with energetic podcast host April MacKinnon, Kieser thoughtfully guides you--using precise and accessible language--on a fascinating (sometimes humorous!) journey on a topic that is too often relegated to the margins of physical health and wellness. For the many women (including men and partners) who experience one of the many variants of pelvic discomfort and pain, this is a must hear podcast that will not only improve your pelvic health IQ, but also leave you reassured about today's smart and easy-to-access treatment options. Yes, you'll walk away feeling HOPEFUL and feeling FREE!"

jannybeanca ,

Great Podcast

This is a great podcast. The first interview is informative as well as thought provoking. I believe in the notion of the negative effects of the diet industry and this show looks into that notion with great leads of place to find out more info. Can’t wait for the next episode!

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