Carrie Doll features stories of guests exploring their personal truths, highlighting wins, and uncovering lessons they have learned along the way. Inspiring, empowering, and educating, The Inner Circle is one where everyone is welcome and all voices are encouraged to be heard.
Carrie Doll has a way with words. Her 20-year journalism career, which includes reporting, producing, reading the news for CFRN, CTV, Good morning Canada, and Global, prepared Carrie for her effortless transition into the next stage of her career: all things public speaking. A professional emcee, moderator, speaker, and coach, Carrie has always maintained that her first love always was and continues to be the art of the interview. Her passion for stories well-told, her many years of experience, and her knack for delivering an engaging and inquisitive interview make for an educational, thought-provoking listen with every new episode.
Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur with Erin Holowach
Born just outside Edmonton, Erin Holowach and her husband Travis are the minds behind ComFree, which is a name well-known by anyone involved in Edmonton real estate in the early 2000's. Nowadays, Erin and Travis run its spiritual successor, homeFree, and are bringing fully supported private sales back to the real estate market.
In 2009, in an attempt to take ComFree to the national level, the pair entered into a merger- which unfortunately had disastrous results. Other shareholders had different plans for the company, bringing an end to ComFree and leaving Erin and Travis reeling.
Over the next 12 years, in search of a new business plan, Erin and Travis became full-time entrepreneurs. As it turns out, real estate was their specialty: they were involved in quite a few startups, investments and mergers, culminating in the creation of homeFree. In Erin's own words from her biography, she also "Continues to be involved in multiple entrepreneurs’ organizations, leadership summits and business coaching, helping other leaders and entrepreneurs grow and operate their business to their fullest potential."
To learn more about Erin, follow her on LinkedIn or Facebook. Also, if you're considering buying or selling a property anytime soon, check out homeFree for all your real estate needs.
Periods Don't Have to Slow You Down: Knix Creator Joanna Griffiths
Joanna Griffiths is the Founder and President of Knix and Kt by Knix the direct-to-consumer intimate apparel brands reinventing intimates for real life.
The Incredible Curiosity-Led Journey of Dr. John Demartini
Dr. John Demartini is a polymath and a world-renowned human behavior expert. His work has been described by students as the "most comprehensive body of work", "an extensive library of wisdom".
Saving Lives with the SMHeartCard with Dr. Neal Davies and James Stewart
Come and listen to a story about how a group of talented experts have developed a credit card sized kit that can save people who are having a heart attack.
About half of adult Canadians have at least one risk factor for a heart attack; diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, family history over the age of 55. One third of those of Canadians who have a heart attack will die before they get to medical attention. James Stewart, an engineer, says he’s had “friends and relatives who have died of a heart attack. So that's been my motivation right from the beginning. I've used to carry ASA and nitroglycerin in a baggie and I've carried this in my emergency kit for a long time. And it wasn't until somebody who came with me on one of these snowmobiling excursions actually mentioned to me, ‘What are those pills you have in your emergency kit?’. And I said, ‘Well, that's ASA and Nitroglycerin’. And the fellow was studying nursing at Grant McEwen College, and he told me that, ‘Hey, those nitroglycerin pills, they will have expired. And I said, ‘Well, what do you mean?’ He said, ‘Well, nitroglycerin reacts with air and light and layers itself on plastic and metal. So those pills you're packing probably hold no potency’."
Stewart did some research and learned that this was all true. He needed to invent a packaging that would be stable so as to ensure that the medication remains stable for a long period of time.Stewart called up his friend, a renowned oncologist, Dr. John Mackey and the idea resonated with him too. Together, Stewart and Mackey came up with the idea of a heart attack card called SmHeartCard. It is a credit-card sized pill holder designed to save the lives of people who are having a heart attack. It holds 4ASA (81mg) and 3 Nitroglycerin (0.3 mg) pills, the standard medications given for the initial treatment of heart attack and angina.With the help of Dr. Neil Davies, a pharmacist who did the testing of the heart attack card, they proved that the pills can be stored safely for six months in the heart attack card.
Learn more about the SMHeartCard at the Festival of Health on May 25. Mackey will discuss his work on the project during the Rapid Fire Presentations from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Register here for your free ticket
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
North Campus, University of Alberta
A Father Shares his Grief Following his Son's Suicide: How You Can Be a Light for Luke Dubé
Kyle has lived in the Edmonton area his entire life and has been dedicated to working with youth for over 30 years. Kyle has been with YOUCAN Youth Services since 2002. In that time, YOUCAN Youth Services has grown from a one-person office, to being a leading organization in youth work and transitional youth employment programming.
Tyler Smith Shares His Story: It's Okay to Not Be Okay
Humboldt crash survivor, advocate, public speaker Tyler Smith shares his story of a team he knew was special, how the crash changed his life forever, and how he grew to accept that it's okay to not be okay, and ask for help when needed.
I just listened to the SMHeartCard episode. What a great device that everybody should have on them.
Heart Attack Card
I watched the podcast yesterday and thought the episode was so good so today I brought in lunch and had my entire staff of nurses and Drs. listen to the podcast .
Very well done .
Saving lives with SMHeartCard
SMHeartCard, so convenient and easy to use for anyone. A must have in your purse or wallet!!