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Ep 38. Rika Nakazawa - Let the Shape Emerge
In this episode #38, we speak with Rika Nakazawa. Rika is a senior leader, entrepreneur, investor in, and frequent public speaker on, technology-powered business transformation. She is the CEO and Founder of BoardSeatMeet, a Silicon Valley social impact venture, that focuses on diversifying the board room by empowering women to build and leverage social capital with modern technology. Trilingual in Japanese, German and English, Rika grew up in Japan and moved to the US initially to attend Princeton University. She is a technology industry veteran who has worked internationally in senior executive roles in strategy, business development, and marketing with Fortune 500 companies that include NVIDIA, Sony, Accenture, American Express, and also several Silicon Valley startups. Rika is passionate about deepening the intersection of human and digital paradigms through transformational innovation and the pursuit of purpose-driven collaboration.
Ep 37. Martina Jamnig - The Sum of Small Things
In this episode #37, we speak with Martina Jamnig. Martina is lucky enough to work in tourism in London, where she represents her home country Austria. While her professional world naturally evolves around promoting her homeland, the rest of her life revolves around sports, more specifically around football (or soccer for the Americans), and everything that comes with it - the passion, the enthusiasm, the singing, and of course, the community involvement. Originally from southern Austria's countryside, Martina is now enjoying her life in the big city.
Ep 36. Marg Leehane - Work Smarter Not Harder
In this episode #36, we speak we speak with Marg Leehane. Originally from Australia, Marg has traveled extensively and now calls British Columbia home. Marg worked in the corporate world as a software developer for a decade, before deciding to follow her true passion of connecting people with nature, and now is one of the owners of Great Bear Lodge. The floating lodge hosts guests from all over the world to see the grizzly bears of the sublime Great Bear Rain Forest off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Marg has a Master's in Tourism Management from Royal Roads University and loves to adventure and hike in the mountains.
Ep 35. Camille Hoheb - Don't Fear Change
In this episode #35, we speak we speak with Camille Hoheb, the founder of the wellness tourism industry and President of Wellness Tourism Worldwide, (WTW). WTW is an award-winning strategic consultancy specializing in development, strategic planning and partnerships in wellness tourism. Interestingly, her path to wellness tourism was borne of crises. Firstly with Hurricane Katrina and then later, with the Global Financial Crisis. Each event propelled her further toward what she knows best: wellness and tourism. Today, Camille travels the world working with tourism offices, governments, NGOs and private businesses to help them maximize the return on their wellness tourism investments.
Ep 34. Ewan Henderson - Ride on the Shoulders of Giants
In this episode #34, we speak with Ewan Henderson, the man behind Hendo Talks, a drinks industry professional and Scottish food champion. He's from Glasgow, Scotland and currently there in lockdown. He's well-travelled in Europe and Asia, and is working his way across the USA to seek out the best dive bars and foodie experiences. Ewan made his name as the 'Molecular Magician' by pairing Scotch whisky with food at a molecular level.
His end game is to provide pairing confidence and entertain audiences around the globe. He works in Scotch whisky and rum and don't get him talking about the terroir of rum - he could go on for hours. He's a keen hiker, desperate to be let loose once the Scottish highlands are opened again.
Ep 33. Philip Ruskin - It's My Pleasure
In this episode #33, we speak with Philip Ruskin. Philip has worn many hats in his 30-year career in communications, namely as a syndicated television producer, entertainment marketing executive, event producer, and since 2002, as the owner of Ruskin International, a New York - based communications marketing firm specializing in food, hospitality and travel clients. Philip has represented clients such as Chef Anthony Bourdain, Chef Amanda Cohen (of Dirt Candy), The Chocolate Show, Mexican Hass Avocado Board, Serrano Ham Board, Israel Dairy Board, Valrhona Chocolate, Louisville Kentucky CVB, and Champagne France, to name a few. Ruskin was an Adjunct Professor at New York University and currently an instructor at ESSEC Business School in Paris, France, where he now resides. He is also an avid drummer.
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