13 episodes

The Magic Hour Podcast is an intentional space we can show up to let our curiosity drive inclusive, empowering conversations about marketing, design, entrepreneurship and socially conscious topics. Tune in as Hope Mikal, CEO/Founder of Unicorn Marketing Co. asks imaginative, light-hearted questions to her incredibly talented guests from here, there, and everywhere. You’ll find a little sprinkle of magic in every episode.
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The Magic Hour Podcast is an intentional space we can show up to let our curiosity drive inclusive, empowering conversations about marketing, design, entrepreneurship and socially conscious topics. Tune in as Hope Mikal, CEO/Founder of Unicorn Marketing Co. asks imaginative, light-hearted questions to her incredibly talented guests from here, there, and everywhere. You’ll find a little sprinkle of magic in every episode.
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    Episode 13 | Kelly Turner

    Episode 13 | Kelly Turner

    In this episode of the Magic Hour Podcast, say HIGH to Kelly Turner, serial entrepreneur (DEEW, Fall For Local and more!) and proud mama based in Squamish, British Columbia.
    Episode Highlights:
    Hear how Kelly turned an empty jar with a drafted product label into selling out at Urban Outfitters and IndigoThe one piece of advice Kelly has for business owners now that she's a proud mamaWhy Kelly chooses to be a hands off entrepreneur and where she focuses her precious time in her business and lifeHer inspiration behind her next big project - coming soon!
    Meet Our Magical Guest:
    Kelly Turner is a serial entrepreneur and local rainmaker. Her first venture, Fall For Local Markets, grew from an annual pop-up market for local entrepreneurs in 2013 to quarterly markets. Being highly curious, she established the Deew (weed spelled backwards) brand to align cannabis with the lifestyle of the modern person. Kelly’s currency is success through brand development and enrichment, business enablement and end to end execution. Her ability to bootstrap and build connections with her consumers have been instrumental to her success. Inspired by her son, Kelly is currently working on a superfood kid snack brand.

    This episode is brought to you by:
    Special thank you to our episode sponsor, Lana Betty! Use our special code MAGICHOUR for 20% off site wide until May 31st, 2024. *Excludes 14k gold pieces and custom design work.

    About The Magic Hour Podcast:
    The Magic Hour Podcast is an intentional space we can show up to let our curiosity drive inclusive, empowering conversations about marketing, design, entrepreneurship and socially conscious topics.
    Tune in as Hope Mikal, CEO/Founder of Unicorn Marketing Co. asks imaginative, light-hearted questions to her incredibly talented guests from here, there, and everywhere.

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    • 52 min
    Episode 12 | Josie Piper

    Episode 12 | Josie Piper

    In this episode of the Magic Hour Podcast, say hey to Josie Piper of Fickl Marketing.
    Episode Highlights:
    Hear about the trials and triumphs of starting up a tech company from a marketer's lensFind out what designer empathy is, and how to use design thinking in all areas of your businessDiscover Josie's experience in designing a product that is constantly evolving and shiftingFeel how addicting it is to be an entrepreneur, to feel the excitement of behind the scenes, and ride the highs and lows of owning a businessFind out which top true crime podcast both Josie and Hope are obsessed with - can you guess which one? 
    Meet Our Magical Guest:
    At the heart of Fickl App is the founder, Josie, whose origin story has profoundly influenced her dedication to supporting micro-enterprises. Growing up in a small local business built by her mother, Josie witnessed first-hand the incredible passion and hard work that goes into running a micro-enterprise. From organizing tax receipts to hand-delivering flyers across her hometown, her early exposure to this entrepreneurial, "get-stuck-in" spirit left a lasting impression, instilling in her a deep love and appreciation for these small businesses that bring so much character and value to their communities. With the support of her husband, friends and family, Josie has been able to build Fickl from the ground up since early 2021.
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Special thank you to our episode sponsors, Fickl App and Sarah Mulder Jewelry. Fickl is the go to ap for social media scheduling, email marketing, blogging and print marketing management - all in one tool built for small business owners. Start your free trial today! Sarah designs "Jewelry for City Dwellers with Bohemian Hearts" and focuses on statement pieces that can be tailored down to pair with everyday looks. Use the code MAGICHOUR to get 15% off Sarah's incredible pieces!
    About The Magic Hour Podcast:
    The Magic Hour Podcast is an intentional space we can show up to let our curiosity drive inclusive, empowering conversations about marketing, design, entrepreneurship and socially conscious topics.
    Tune in as Hope Mikal, CEO/Founder of Unicorn Marketing Co. asks imaginative, light-hearted questions to her incredibly talented guests from here, there, and everywhere.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 11 | Sid Baar

    Episode 11 | Sid Baar

    In this episode of the Magic Hour Podcast, say hi to Sid Baar, the founder of Say Hey Studio. Learn about the journey of founding their design business, how design has evolved and changed, and how they get to travel and live in Mexico while working. Sid champions women and queer people, and they work towards making a positive difference in our world.
    Episode Highlights:
    Learn how Sid started in the tech industry and why they started their own business working with women and like-minded creatives.Find out what Sid loves most about design and the book that helps them unlock their creativity.Discover what it is like being a digital nomad.Learn what it's like to live and work with a chronic illness.
    Meet Our Magical Guest:
    Sid Baar (they/them) is a queer project manager, business owner, and artist originally from the Maritimes. Passionate about accessible and inclusive design, they strive to help brands simplify complex marketing and design problems. Their 10 years of experience in the marketing industry has instilled big-picture, strategic thinking while honouring the details. Their biz, Say Hey Studio is a creative design agency that helps brands tell stories through bold visuals and thoughtful design.
    In their spare time, they’re camping with their dog Teddy, reading multiple books at once and finding ways to connect with their community. Sid lives and works on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst many First Nations including the Kanien’kehá:ka of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Huron/Wendat, Abenaki, and Anishinaabeg.
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Special thank you to our episode sponsors, Esmerelda and Sarah Mulder Jewelry. Vibe just right with Esmerelda’s high-end erotic toys. Whether it’s your first toy or your 100th, you will find one that’ll get the job done. Use the code MAGICHOUR to get 15% off Esmerelda toys! Sarah designs "Jewelry for City Dwellers with Bohemian Hearts" and focuses on statement pieces that can be tailored down to pair with everyday looks. Use the code MAGICHOUR to get 15% off Sarah's incredible pieces!
    About The Magic Hour Podcast:
    The Magic Hour Podcast is an intentional space we can show up to let our curiosity drive inclusive, empowering conversations about marketing, design, entrepreneurship and socially conscious topics.
    Tune in as Hope Mikal, CEO/Founder of Unicorn Marketing Co. asks imaginative, light-hearted questions to her incredibly talented guests from here, there, and everywhere.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 59 min
    Episode 10 | Miranda Sam

    Episode 10 | Miranda Sam

    In this episode of the Magic Hour Podcast, find out how Miranda Sam, the founder of the clothing brand, SHORTLISTED. Hear all about height tax, shopping your own closet, and what actually is closet sustainability. Miranda's mission is all about elevating the playing field for petites by reducing their mental load. 
    Episode Highlights:
    Learn what height inclusivity is and why the media isn't talking about it.Find out why Miranda learned how to sew to help her business.Learn all about how Miranda's experience in the marketing industry affected this journey into creating a fashion brand.
    Meet Our Magical Guest:
    Miranda Sam is the 5’1 founder of SHORTLISTED, a clothing brand for short women who are short on time. Her mission is to elevate the playing field for petites by reducing their mental load. For example, to limit spending extra time + money on alterations, and online returns because brands don’t share inseam length, not producing with dry-clean only fabrics and more.
    SHORTLISTED aims to do that through 3 ways: petite fit, practical functionality, and removing the daily burden of, "What should I wear today?" through coordinated sets and capsule collections. Miranda’s worked as a Fashion Marketer, Retail Manager, and Fashion Journalist. Now she’s proud to be a marketer turned Small Business Owner who gave birth to two beautiful daughters while building the brand.
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Special thank you to our episode sponsor, Esmerelda! Vibe just right with Esmerelda’s high-end erotic toys. Whether it’s your first toy or your 100th, you will find one that’ll get the job done. Use the code MAGICHOUR to get 15% off Esmerelda toys!
    About The Magic Hour Podcast:
    The Magic Hour Podcast is an intentional space we can show up to let our curiosity drive inclusive, empowering conversations about marketing, design, entrepreneurship and socially conscious topics.
    Tune in as Hope Mikal, CEO/Founder of Unicorn Marketing Co. asks imaginative, light-hearted questions to her incredibly talented guests from here, there, and everywhere.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 9 | Kathleen King

    Episode 9 | Kathleen King

    About This Episode:

    In this episode of the Magic Hour Podcast, find out all about Kathleen King and her interesting businesses including owning and operating food trucks across Canada, running the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival - and BC Shop Local. The BC Shop Local initiative is an amazing hub for small and local business owners to get together, communicate, and hype each other up!

    Episode Highlights:
    Why Kat's perspective on why supporting local is EVERYTHINGLearn about all of the amazing initiatives under the BC Shop Local umbrella and how they benefit small businessesStart your holiday shopping with BC Shop Local's Gift Guide... NOW LIVE!!! 
    Meet Our Magical Guest:

    Kat King, the founder of BC Shop Local, hails from Edmonton but found her calling in Vancouver after moving at 19. She’s a KPU grad with a degree in HR Management and has a real passion for community and collaboration. Kat’s life is a blend of entrepreneurial drive and family adventures with her husband and two kids. She started BC Shop Local with a simple but powerful idea: small businesses thrive when they work together. For Kathleen, it’s all about creating a space where local entrepreneurs can shine and support each other, proving that collaboration truly does triumph over competition.


    About The Magic Hour Podcast:

    The Magic Hour Podcast is an intentional space we can show up to let our curiosity drive inclusive, empowering conversations about marketing, design, entrepreneurship and socially conscious topics.

    Tune in as Hope Mikal, CEO/Founder of Unicorn Marketing Co. asks imaginative, light-hearted questions to her incredibly talented guests from here, there, and everywhere.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 53 min
    Episode 8 | Cecile Tucker

    Episode 8 | Cecile Tucker

    About This Episode:

    In this episode of the Magic Hour Podcast, find out all about Cecile Tucker and her journey of becoming a counsellor. Cecile talks about how she thinks social media can be a positive and helpful tool in counselling and how her account gained traction.

    Episode Highlights:
    Learn how Cecile developed her passion for counsellingWhat trauma really looks and how it is different for every personHow Cecile was able to create a space for sharing mental health tips and information on social media
    Meet Our Magical Guest:

    Cecile is a small business owner, counsellor, counselling supervisor, content creator and most importantly a human going through the human experience! She focuses her counselling practice on helping folks identify and heal from childhood trauma, for an anti-oppressive lens. She runs a small counselling agency made up of other trauma therapists as well as master’s level students who are finishing their counselling degrees. 



    About The Magic Hour Podcast:

    The Magic Hour Podcast is an intentional space we can show up to let our curiosity drive inclusive, empowering conversations about marketing, design, entrepreneurship and socially conscious topics.

    Tune in as Hope Mikal, CEO/Founder of Unicorn Marketing Co. asks imaginative, light-hearted questions to her incredibly talented guests from here, there, and everywhere.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 46 min

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