33 episodes

Welcome to The Illuminate Project Podcast! Our casual conversations shed light on creative minds who defy the status quo in the meetings industry and will inspire you to embrace change, switch your mindset, and learn from stories of failure and triumph. TIPP is curated from 3 major Canadian cities, with 3 unique perspectives but just 1 mission, to inspire you to do things differently. Created, written, and produced by: Marie-France Watson, Tim Whalen & Ryan Young. www.switchidea.co | @illumin8proj

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    • 4.9 • 21 Ratings

Welcome to The Illuminate Project Podcast! Our casual conversations shed light on creative minds who defy the status quo in the meetings industry and will inspire you to embrace change, switch your mindset, and learn from stories of failure and triumph. TIPP is curated from 3 major Canadian cities, with 3 unique perspectives but just 1 mission, to inspire you to do things differently. Created, written, and produced by: Marie-France Watson, Tim Whalen & Ryan Young. www.switchidea.co | @illumin8proj

    S02 E11 - Jennifer McAndrew - Keeping the Hustle Going

    S02 E11 - Jennifer McAndrew - Keeping the Hustle Going

    Join us as we talk to Jennifer McAndrew, an industry professional and entrepreneur for over 20 years. Having been hard-hit during the pandemic, like other small business, she was inspired to run as the conservative MP in the Kanata-Carleton district in the last (2021) Federal election. See how she applied her creative problem solving to her business, family life and campaign

    Meet Jen :
    https://www.linkedin.com/search/results/all/?keywords=jennifer%20mcandrew%20mba%20ced%20des&origin=RICH_QUERY_SUGGESTION&position=0&searchId=60abc399-4e03-42e5-b9ba-cfe641581953&sid=Qyf

    More info:
    Mastermind Rentals: https://mmecanada.com/
    https://jennifermcandrew.ca/


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    www.switchidea.co

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    • 32 min
    S02 E10 - Jennifer & Brent Beatty - Better Halves for Better times

    S02 E10 - Jennifer & Brent Beatty - Better Halves for Better times

    Join us as we talk to longtime #eventprofs Jennifer Beatty from Tourism Calgary and Brent Beatty from Encore Global who not only share the same industry but the same household as a married couple. See how the pandemic not only impacted their professional but also personal realms over the last year and how they came out stronger for it.

    Meet the Beattys:
    Jennifer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenbeatty12/
    Brent : https://www.linkedin.com/in/brentabeatty/

    More info:
    https://www.encoreglobal.com/
    https://www.visitcalgary.com/meetings

    Thanks to our sponsor : Meeting and Conventions - Tourism Calgary

    Prefer to watch your favourite TIPP episodes?
    Check us out wherever on YouTube
    www.switchidea.co

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    Twitter - https://twitter.com/illumin8proj?s=11  

    • 32 min
    S2 E9 - Sheila Wong - Knowing your Assets

    S2 E9 - Sheila Wong - Knowing your Assets

    Join us as we talk Sheila Wong from BBW International and how she managed the twist and turns with her best asset - her team.  With over 20 years in the industry, she knows like so many other disruptions over the years its all about adapting and staying nimble. 

    Meet Sheila : https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheila-wong-cem-des-68b22920/

    More info:
    https://www.bbwinternational.com/
    Paul Rulkens, TIPP S1 E19

    Thanks to our sponsor : Meeting and Conventions - Tourism Calgary

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    Check us out wherever on YouTube
    www.switchidea.co

    Follow TIPP @illumin8proj
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    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/illumin8proj/
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    Twitter - https://twitter.com/illumin8proj?s=11 

    • 30 min
    S2 E08 - Marc Forgette - New tattoo and New directions

    S2 E08 - Marc Forgette - New tattoo and New directions

    Join us as we talk to Marc Forgette about his medicine bags but more poignantly how a life-changing incident can set your path in a totally new and - arguably better - direction in your life journey. Able to tap into your passion and making that your life's work. y changed his life direction towards a life where passion and hard work collide.

    Meet Marc: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcforgette

    More info:
    https://www.makatew.ca/
    https://ottawatourism.ca/en/ottawa-insider/makatew-workshops-how-one-little-fox-found-guidance-past
    Makatew Workshops | Indigenous Tourism Entrepreneurship Training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1-Iqsdve1A
    Prefer to watch your favourite TIPP episodes?
    Check us out wherever on YouTube
    www.switchidea.co

    Follow TIPP @illumin8proj
    Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/34595729/admin/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/illumin8proj/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/illumin8proj
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/illumin8proj?s=11 

    • 29 min
    S2 E07 - Chris Heeter - For the love of Dogs...and Humans

    S2 E07 - Chris Heeter - For the love of Dogs...and Humans

    Join us as we talk to Chris Heeter, a wilderness guide since 1984 who has taken what it means to be WILD to workplace.  Always looking for ways to give back and bring out people's most authentic selves, she started a fund to take healthcare front-line workers on nature canoe trips as a way to help healers heal through the rejuvenating power of nature.   

    Meet Chris:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/marie-chantal-mc-thibault-99562511/

    More info:
    https://thewildinstitute.com/
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/healing-healers-canoe-day-for-healthcare-workers


    Prefer to watch your favourite TIPP episodes?
    Check us out on YouTube.
    www.switchidea.co

    Follow TIPP @illumin8proj
    Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/34595729/admin/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/illumin8proj/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/illumin8proj
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/illumin8proj?s=11 

    • 29 min
    S2 E06 - MC Thibault - Bringing Authenticity to the Table

    S2 E06 - MC Thibault - Bringing Authenticity to the Table

    Join us as we talk to Marie-Chantal, or MC as she is known in the industry. We talk about the importance about being authentic and how even a beloved industry-vet reached new levels of authenticity for herself and those around her. Fun banter always, let's dive in.

    Meet MC:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/marie-chantal-mc-thibault-99562511/

    More info:
    https://www.mont-tremblant.ca/en
    https://www.the-event.ca/
    Melissa Major's https://communitykeynotes.com/

    Prefer to watch your favourite TIPP episodes?
    Check us out on YouTube.
    www.switchidea.co

    Follow TIPP @illumin8proj
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    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/illumin8proj/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/illumin8proj
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/illumin8proj?s=11 

     

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Meowxo000 ,

My Favourite Pocket Friends

As a young professional, navigating through the current economic condition, I look forward to each and every single episode. I listened to ALL 19 episodes by far and brings me great joy to tune in. Inspiring and thought provoking topics to challenge the status quo of the industry. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.

HIGHLY recommended.

Annette Bennitz ,

I’m Hooked!

Today I was excited to see there was a new episode! I really love the unscripted camaraderie between these three hosts. They take their guests to unexpected places and although I’m not a disrupter, I am inspired and want to be one after ever pod. Keep them coming please. They make me laugh out loud every time...and definitely we need that now!

Zaman Ishaad ,

Great Podcast - New & Different

This is a great podcast that will inspire you while providing you with insights into the leaders of the meetings/events industry. The selection of participants is diverse with different backgrounds. The hosts are squad goals! 💯

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