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I Love Kelowna is an interview-style talk show about the fabulous and fascinating people that make up your great city, in particular those who have moved there to start a new life. We focus on our amazing city of Kelowna, British Columbia, but we also include people from across Canada, North America and the entire English-speaking world, who have started new lives in new cities. We have in-depth, intimate conversations with entrepreneurs, executives, thought leaders, creatives, and anyone who has an interesting story to tell about how they're contributing to their wonderful new home. Luke Menkes is a real estate agent in Kelowna BC Canada with over 30 years experience in all aspects of real estate. Do you want to be on this show? GO HERE to sign up: https://podmatch.com/signup/ilovekelowna

I Love Kelowna Luke J. Menkes Kelowna BC Canada Real Estate Agent

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    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings

I Love Kelowna is an interview-style talk show about the fabulous and fascinating people that make up your great city, in particular those who have moved there to start a new life. We focus on our amazing city of Kelowna, British Columbia, but we also include people from across Canada, North America and the entire English-speaking world, who have started new lives in new cities. We have in-depth, intimate conversations with entrepreneurs, executives, thought leaders, creatives, and anyone who has an interesting story to tell about how they're contributing to their wonderful new home. Luke Menkes is a real estate agent in Kelowna BC Canada with over 30 years experience in all aspects of real estate. Do you want to be on this show? GO HERE to sign up: https://podmatch.com/signup/ilovekelowna

    The Givers Mindset with E.A. Csolkovits

    The Givers Mindset with E.A. Csolkovits

    E. A. Csolkovits was born in 1956 in Chicago, Illinois. His humble beginnings were that of the son of a milkman.

    At age 16, he started his business career at a commission sales job selling janitorial services to business owners.

    At the age of 19, E. A. Csolkovits met Sam Robbins, a millionaire business man from Detroit, Michigan. Sam took E. A. Csolkovits under his wing and began to mentor him. E. A. Csolkovits began working for Sam at the House of Holland Jewelers in the diamond business.

    In 1980, Sam established a private grant meant to be a part of his legacy due to his lifelong fight with diabetes.

    Due to this grant in 1980, Sam and E. A. Csolkovits began to formulate heart healthy and Wellness nutritional foods and drinks. Over the next 45+ years, E. A. Csolkovits was blessed with the following business and personal achievements.

    Professional Achievements:
    • Chairman of House of Holland Jewelers at 21 years old.
    • Started and operated Columbia Nutrition System, consisting of an international
    workforce organization of over 10,000 managers and professionals.
    • Started and operated Delta International, which included building an
    international workforce organization of over 33,000, producing multimillions of dollars in
    volume.
    • Hosted a business radio talk show (E. A. Csolkovits Live) which was heard across
    the U.S.A. and Canada, interviewed 3 different company presidents for 5 nightly shows
    each week.
    • High-end, Results-oriented business consultant who received as much as $1,500
    per hour for his business advice.
    Other Business Interests Include:
    • Conducted advanced training exclusively for presidents and CEOs (a maximum
    of 50 per seminar) where executives paid $5,000 each to attend and learn 400
    different ways to build and grow their companies.
    • National Training Company—listed in “Who’s Who” in public speaking.
    • Mortgage business- originated, processed, and packaged large, multi-milliondollar
    packages.
    • Authored weekly newsletters which were distributed in 20 countries.
    • Created, designed, invented, reformulated, and/or formulated over 75 products
    in the health and Wellness industry.
    • Distributed products in 20 countries worldwide.
    • Extensive manufacturing expertise.
    • Established and developed worldwide distribution and sales systems in 20
    countries.
    Personal Achievements:
    • Millionaire at age 23.
    • 1st year of personal income exceeding $1 million in 1 year in 1989 at 33 years
    old.
    • Owner of a 1,000-acre wildlife sanctuary.
    • Commercial pilot with multi-engine complex and instrument ratings.
    • 2nd degree black belt in martial arts.
    • Advanced PADI certified scuba diver.
    • Authored and completed the updated versions of the courses and books he
    titled The GIVERS Mindset™, The GIVERS Lifestyle™ and The GIVERS Lifelong Learning™
    for the GIVE To Be Great™ series while serving at Morgantown, West Virginia (See
    Appendix).
    • Founder and Patriarch of the GIVERS University to teach others worldwide about
    GIVERS and Takers.
    • Invented the world’s first and only nutritional and healthy foods and drinks
    formulations using a special Fibonacci sequence code combined with the Divine
    numerical code which exists in all of nature while serving at Morgantown, West
    Virginia. (See Appendix.)
    • Encoded the world’s first and only Wellness foods and drinks containing the
    secret Nutrient Dense Foods® Code which blends both the Fibonacci Code with the
    Divine Code which exists in all of nature.
    • Researched, selected, scribed, and completed “The GIVERS Codex™.”
    “The GIVERS Codex™” is based on the original Intelligent Design inspired by Ancient
    Texts.

    E. A. Csolkovits scribed a total of 180
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    • 48 min
    Unwrap Your Passion at Any Age with Karen Putz

    Unwrap Your Passion at Any Age with Karen Putz

    Karen Putz is known as "The Passion Mentor." She is the author of multiple books, including Unwrapping Your Passion, Creating the Life You Truly Want. Karen was born with normal hearing, grew up hard of hearing, and became deaf as a teen after a fall while barefoot water skiing. She rediscovered her passion for the sport at the age of 44 and competed for four years. She's currently on a Passion Quest to barefoot water ski in all 50 states. Karen specializes in helping people unwrap the gift of passion and create more fun, joy, and adventure in their lives.

    KAREN AND I DISCUSS
    • Leading with Passion
    • How to Unwrap Your Passion at ANY Age
    • The Power of Passion
    • The Blessings of Adversity
    • Creating a Remarkable Life
    • How do I "find" my passion
    • Tell me how your journey as a "Passion Mentor" began.
    • How did you become deaf--tell us the story.
    • What do you tell people who feel tired and burned out.
    • Can you really find your passion at any age--even at the end of your life?
    • Why do some people find their passion and others don't?
    • Do you still barefoot water ski?
    • How can I motivate others to tap into passion?
    • What can I do today to tap into the energy of passion?
    • What is it like to be deaf?

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    • 28 min
    Changing the way we treat children's mental health - Roseanne Capanna-Hodge

    Changing the way we treat children's mental health - Roseanne Capanna-Hodge

    Roseann Capanna-Hodge is a mental health trailblazer, founder of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health, and media expert who is, “Changing the way we view and treat children’s mental health”.  FORBES magazine called her, “A thought leader in children’s mental health”. Her work has helped thousands reverse the most challenging conditions: ADHD, anxiety, mood, Lyme, and PANS/PANDAS using PROVEN holistic therapies.  She is featured on dozens of media outlets.
    Trusted and beloved, Pediatric Mental Health Expert, Dr. Roseann shows parents how to turn around their child’s anxiety, mood, attention, motivation, bad grades, and snarky attitude with PROVEN holistic therapies. In her straight shooter and lively way, Dr. Roseann breaks down EXACTLY what parents need to do to make foundational changes that bring lasting gains. This is the ultimate parent guide that walks you through step-by-step how to use nutrition, supplements, genetics, detoxification, stress management, parenting, and clinical tools such as psychotherapy, neuro-feedback and biofeedback to help your child be calm, happy, listen better, achieve good grades, and just get along with others. Just like at her center, Dr. Roseann gets parents to stop thinking about, “If he gets better” to “When he gets better”.
     ROSEANN AND I DISCUSS
    •     How natural therapies can reduce and reverse mental health symptoms.
    •     Why is there such rise in children's mental health issues before and after the pandemic?
    •     How we parent can change our kid's mental health.
    •     4 steps to building better coping skills and resilience. 
    •     How do we break free from stress and anxiety?
    •     How is your book, It's Gonna Be OK!™ a resource for parents?
    •     What will be the long-term impact of the pandemic on children?
    •     What is the difference between stress and anxiety? What are signs and symptoms of anxiety in children?
    •     How can you increase focus, engagement and motivation while learning or working virtually?
    •     How can you promote good coping skills and resilience in children? How can we parent in a way that builds good mental health?
    •     What is the REPS Protocol and what are the 4 steps to help children and adults manage stress?
    •     How we parent can change our kid's mental health?
    •     What are some natural therapies to help kids and teens reduce and reverse mental health symptoms? Why aren't more people using natural therapies?
    •     What is neurofeedback and how does it change the brain?
    •     Why are so many young adults failing to launch? 
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    • 44 min
    Drop Kick the Drama! with Madonna Hannah

    Drop Kick the Drama! with Madonna Hannah

    In Madonna Hanna's own words: "I truly believe that when people drop kick the drama in their lives...Anything is POSSIBLE! I am a living example of that statement.
    I should be booked as guest because, I am a charismatic, energetic and dynamic  survivor! Thank goodness I was bullied as a child. Being bullied prepared me to grow a thick skin and helped me to stand my ground as a retail executive in a conservative white city like Boston.
    I later became a high school Fashion Marketing educator in Washington State. Absolutely, no bullying allowed in my classroom! I look forward to sharing my anti-bullying classroom strategies and the anti-bullying campaigns I created and shared with schools in Washington State. 
    Also, as a retired person, on a whim at the age of 57, (10 years ago) I became a competitive amateur sprinter. Mind you I had no prior experience at all in track and field. I have competed in numerous Washington State Senior Game events and am preparing for my 3rd. National Senior Game event, May 2022. My coach is a 2021 Olympic hopeful. 
    I am also a widow, going on three years. I believe widows and widowers can inspire others by reaching out/volunteering and being rainbows that brighten the lives of others. I definitely love to using my experiences, talents and skills to encourage people of all age to achieve their dreams and goals!"
     MADONNA AND I DISCUSS
    •     Thank Goodness I Was Bullied! 
    •     Yikes! Don’t Let Your Classroom Be Hi-Jacked By Bullies!
    •     Survive and Thrive Widowhood As A Brilliant Rainbow
    •     Get Set and Go Toward A Fit and Fabulous Second Act! 
    •     Empower, Celebrate and Own Your Beautiful Differences!
    •     What’s your best advice for a child who is bullied?
    •     Was there a pivotal moment during your school experience that changed you from a victim to a victor? 
    •     Is your anti-bulling strategy  easy for educators to implement?
    •     Please share your creative ideas to prevent bullying and promote classroom civility? 
    •     Your bio reads that your amateur competitive sprinter career began at the age of 57. What was the catalyst that spurred you on?
    •     Tell our listeners about the monthly column you are writing to chronicle your journey to the National Senior Games? How have seniors been inspired by your journey? What fitness advice do you have to offer? 
    •     Because of the generational gap; between you and your track coach, were there any challenges  to over come? What efforts or concessions did you make to bridge the generational gap?  
    •     What are the benefits of being a late in life athlete?  What advice do you have for those of us over 50, who are considering playing a sport? 
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    • 57 min
    Build Your Brand with Effective Public and Media Relations - Tracy Lamourie

    Build Your Brand with Effective Public and Media Relations - Tracy Lamourie

    Tracy Lamourie is the Founder and Managing Director of Lamourie Media, the winner of the 2020 Women of Inspiration Award for Media, and the author of the upcoming book GET REPPED - Build Your Brand With Effective Public and Media Relations. 
    She is a well known long time advocate on a myriad of important worldwide issues and an award-winning international publicist working across industries from major entertainment projects to small businesses. 
    Tracy is passionate about amplifying important messages and being a voice for those who most need one. Recognized by media around the world for her 20-year campaign that ultimately helped free an innocent man from death row, to her work getting clients major media attention and for her local #community work.
    Winner of the FIRST PLACE PLATINUM award Hamilton Spectator Readers Choice for PR 2018, Diamond 2019. She also won the MARKETING award at the #MAGNETIC ENTREPRENEUR and AUTHOR AWARDS 2019 in Toronto and has been frequently quoted in the international media on both human rights issues and as a Public Relations thought leader.
    Tracy is a 020 RBC Women of Influence Nominee and a 2020 Universal Women's Network Woman of Inspiration Nominee and was also recently nominated for the internationally prestigious 2020 Tällberg/Eliasson Global Leadership Prize.
     TRACY AND I DISCUSS
     •    "Power women" , how to realize you are one, how to share that with the world
    •    Secrets of how to get media attention, interview tips once you get it 
    •    Human rights and the death penalty, Tracy ran a 20 year campaign for an innocent man on death row who was released in 2017
    •    Advising entrepreneurs and business leaders on how to get to the top of any industry
    •    Why is Public Relations & Media more important than marketing? 
    •    How do you get media attention for your brand or message
    •    Tips for entrepreneurs in any industry about how to get to the top
    •    What is a publicist and why should all businesses consider having one?
    •    Should businesses take a position on social issues, pitfalls and responsibilities
    •    How does media decide who to interview, what are the secrets
    •    We give our listeners some tips on what to do in interviews once they get them? 
    •    How authors can get media interviews  
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    • 49 min
    From Drug Addict to Entrepreneur with Daniel Blue

    From Drug Addict to Entrepreneur with Daniel Blue

    Daniel went from having a daughter at 19 years old, being addicted to Oxycontin and a college drop out to owning a 7-figure business. Today, Daniel is a Forbes financial contributor and the owner of a 7-figure business called Quest Education, helping entrepreneurs touch more money. He teaches people how to make money tax free, pay off debt, get capital to grow their business and have more control over their 401k's and IRA's. 
     DANIEL AND I DISCUSS
     •      Financial literacy
    •      Entrepreneurship 
    •      Overcoming adversity
    •      Mindset
    •      Are people natural born leaders?
    •      How do you develop a strong mindset?
    •      How can you eliminate limiting beliefs?
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

ttandboys ,

Gratitude!

Thank you, Luke, for offering an inspirational collection of interviews! Looking forward to sharing your show with my own audience and followers. Much gratitude your way for including me.

Vivian Zamudio ,

Great host & awesome episodes!

My boss, Christine, recently got interviewed for an episode and she had an awesome interview with Luke! He asked great questions and knew how to guide the episode. It was awesome hearing their interview together and look forward to hearing more from him!

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It’s got a lot going for it!

This podcast has a lot going for it. First, very interesting guests. Second, it’s organized and knows exactly where it’s going. Third, audio is good so I can hear while driving. The host is great at interviews and letting interviewees talk. I really only have one issue...it takes quite a bit of getting used to in terms of the sound of the host’s voice. That’s really a personal thing and something many people probably don’t care about, but it made it hard to stay tuned in until O got used to it.

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