Exploring how to build positive habits and accomplish personal goals through conversations with inspiring people.
Journey of Strength and Surrender - A Conversations with Ryan Quinn
Join co-host Dr. Greg Long as he sits with Ryan Quinn, a man who transformed his life from being a competitive hockey goaltender to an inspirational personal trainer for elite athletes. Ryan shares the unique story of how the discipline forged in the rink fueled his transition into the demanding world of ultra-marathon mountain running. He opens up about the profound impact of deepening his yoga practice and embracing fatherhood, revealing the secrets to balancing the dynamic interplay of strength and surrender. Join us as Ryan Quinn unfolds his remarkable tale of perseverance, transformation, and the pursuit of harmony in a life of extremes.
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From Trials to Triumph - A Conversation with Jordan Beatty
In this candid conversation, Jordan, GM of Sherlock Holmes Hospitality Group reveals how he overcame his challenges, the pivotal moments of his journey including the moment of realization that came to him on February 10th, 2021, and the profound impact of yoga and fitness on his life. His story is a testament to the power of resilience and the human spirit's ability to triumph over adversity.
Whether you're seeking motivation to start your own transformation or simply love hearing about incredible life changes, this episode of Explore84 is a must-listen.
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Blind Courage: 30km Swim for A Cause - A Conversation with Scott Rees
Defying all odds, Scott Rees, a blind athlete, remarkably swam a staggering 30 kilometers across Georgia Straight in BC to champion the cause of guide dogs. His extraordinary journey, fueled by sheer determination and a quest to give back to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind – an organization that empowered his independence, is nothing short of awe-inspiring. This incredible feat, beyond the physical challenges, has successfully raised a soaring amount of over $160,000! In true celebratory fashion, Scott toasted this monumental achievement with a special Guide Dog Session Ale courtesy of Tapworks Brewing Company.
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Juggling Dreams & Diapers: Mompreneur & Brand Building Mastery
Meet Jasmin Shannon - not just a mom, but a force of nature. From the heartwarming origins of sharing cherished newborn moments to spearheading a digital haven for mothers worldwide, Jasmin has turned her personal diary into the go-to social media oasis, "Lemons for Days". But who's the woman behind this empire?
Dive deep into an engaging tête-à-tête as we uncover the passions that fuel Jasmin. From the twinkles in the eyes of her beloved children, Henry, Emma, and Posie, to capturing life's timeless moments alongside her talented photographer-husband, Mark. And let's not forget her occasional rendezvous with a glass of fine red wine.
Join us in this episode as we toast to a tale of family, ambition, and the art of crafting a legacy that resonates. Don't miss out on the story of this mompreneur extraordinaire!
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Building a Technology Hub Through Community - A Conversation with Jen Lussier
Introducing Jen Lussier, a dynamic entrepreneurial force propelling Calgary's tech scene to unprecedented heights. As the COO of Platform Calgary, she's leading the charge in bringing the organization's audacious vision to life—empowering and catalyzing the extraordinary growth of Calgary's tech sector.
During our conversation, we touched on Calgary's evolution into a thriving technology hub, with Jen shedding light on Platform Calgary's pivotal role in working to create a technology community that’s not just welcoming but authentically inclusive while actively dismantling barriers to innovation.
Jen also speaks to the harsh realities of entrepreneurship head-on, openly discussing the challenges of the business world and the importance of embracing failure. Prepare for an insightful chat with a tech visionary who’s helping to shape Calgary's future.
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Running with Purpose: From Sibling Rivalry to World Records - A Conversation with Martin Parnell
We recently caught up with the incredible Martin Parnell, a man whose life journey is truly inspirational. Driven by some friendly sibling rivalry, Martin began his running adventures at 47 and soon discovered a passion for it. He didn't stop there – he became an International Keynote Speaker, Author, and holder of multiple Guinness World Records.
In 2010, after a 25-year mining career, Martin launched his "Quests for Kids" initiative. Over the next five years, he achieved extraordinary feats, including running a staggering 250 marathons in one year, setting five Guinness World Records, and conquering Mount Kilimanjaro in just 21 hours. By the end of 2014, he had raised over $1.3 million for the humanitarian organization Right To Play.
Martin's dedication was acknowledged with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in October 2012, and he was recognized as one of the "20 Compelling Calgarians" by the Calgary Herald in January 2013. He is also an accomplished author, with one of his books inspiring a documentary titled "The Secret Marathon," shedding light on his mission to empower women and girls in Afghanistan through sports.
When he's not breaking records and changing lives, Martin enjoys a fulfilling family life with his wife Sue and their three children—Kyle, Kristina, and Calum—along with three adored grandchildren, Autumn, Nathan, and Matthew Conner.
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This podcast makes me burst out laughing all the time. It’s great conversations with real people. I highly enjoy listening to it.
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