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A platform to discuss the process of change - transition, transformation, reinvention, and of course, rebooting ourselves moving forward! The focus is on individuals who have unique stories and perspectives to tell around change and their journey through to those new beginnings and directions. Hosted by Executive Coach Barry Forward.

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A platform to discuss the process of change - transition, transformation, reinvention, and of course, rebooting ourselves moving forward! The focus is on individuals who have unique stories and perspectives to tell around change and their journey through to those new beginnings and directions. Hosted by Executive Coach Barry Forward.

    Twin Flames - Changing the Face of Canadian Music

    Twin Flames - Changing the Face of Canadian Music

    Multi-award winning, chart-topping Indigenous artists Twin Flames Build bridges across cultures, continents, and styles. The husband and wife duo of Chelsey June, métis (Algonquin Cree) from Ottawa, and Jaaji, Inuk and Mohawk from Nunavik, are long celebrated for their sonic landscapes spanning Canada and the Arctic, and honouring their ancestors through song in English, Inuttitut and French. Twin Flames, brings together a richness of personal history and musical experience, 2x Canadian Folk Music Award recipients for Aboriginal Songwriters of the year and 3x Native American Music Award winners and most recently 3X Winners for the Inaugural Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards. Their songs tell stories of courage and survival. A beloved powerhouse with 28 Music award Nominations and having played more than 1000+ shows throughout Canada, Greenland, the United States, Australia and France they are well on their way to becoming a Canadian household name.
    Using unique sounds, Indigenous Spirit flutes, traditional drums and western instruments, synthesizing harmonies, singing songs in English, Inuktitut, French they offer a truly unique experience. Before combining their talents under the title of Twin Flames, Chelsey June and Jaaji had their own respective award-winning and nominated careers; they met on-set during the filming of APTN’s TAM (Talent Autochtones Musical) in 2014.

    • 41 min
    Lowry Olafson - Powering Up Your Life Through Song

    Lowry Olafson - Powering Up Your Life Through Song

    Lowry Olafson is a performing songwriter and keynote speaker who has released nine CDs and toured the globe. His concerts are peppered with stories that offer a window into the songs and invite listeners of all ages to connect to the stories of their own lives.
    In addition to his performing career, Lowry also leads a unique team-building experience called the ThemeShop which helps organizations get in tune with each other – literally, and gives them a powerful tool to add emotional impact to their fundraising and marketing.
    Lowry says he has now written around 500 songs with about 10,000 people in both private and group sessions.  A CD featuring 18 of those songs – My Dog Ate My Homework – hit #5 on the Galaxie Kidstuff channel.

    He now works with clients across the globe helping them write their own PowerSongs to inspire and open the door for  hope for people to live their best and authentic lives.  

    "I write PowerSongs with you – to give you the clarity, focus and energy to CRUSH limiting beliefs and make your life SING!"
    Lowry is an avid sailor and lives on BC’s Sunshine Coast with his wife and daughter.

    To contact Lowry Olafson: 



    • 30 min
    Alix & Craig Malcolm - The Lunatics Do IVF

    Alix & Craig Malcolm - The Lunatics Do IVF

    The Lunatics: Craig & Alix Malcolm

    The Lunatics, Craig & Alix, are doing IVF.  And in regular Lunatic fashion, they can't shut up about it! They found that during their journey there wasn’t enough support for men affected by infertility, so they're trying to change that by having their own open and VERY honest conversations.  Their podcast offers a unique view on the Infertility experience from both the Male & Female perspective and encourages men to join in on the discussion.  In each episode they discuss their experience, tell stories, argue and have some laughs along the way.  Because if you’re not laughing, you’re crying and they've done enough of that lately to last a lifetime.  
    The podcast is called The Lunatics Do IVF.
    Craig was born and raised in the UK.  An avid travel, he's been to 86 countries and has lived and worked in over 39 countries including 2 years spent running tours in Africa.  Moved to Vancouver, BC in 2011 and became a Canadian Citizen in 2019.
    Alix is first generation Canadian, and a UK citizen. Born and raised in Delta, BC and can't believe I've ended up settling back here.  Hoping to convince Craig to move back to the UK one of these days!

    Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelunaticsdoivf
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheLunaticsDo
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelunaticsdoivf/


    • 33 min
    Jimmy Leo - Laughing Your Way to Stress Reduction

    Jimmy Leo - Laughing Your Way to Stress Reduction

    Jimmy Leo resides in the northern suburbs of Tampa Bay with his fiancé Kelly Slaven, & his youngest daughter Emily. He has been professionally entertaining and connecting with audiences for over 25 years and professionally educating for 15. His clientele has included the New York Islanders, Steinway pianos, JetBlue airlines, and more.  
    Currently serving daily as a classroom educator, Jimmy connect with young adults educating, facilitating, and speaking about creativity, personal development, positive outcomes, and points of wealth.
    His Creativity enables him to educate and entertain at schools, colleges, and corporations. Whether his message is on catapulting Creativity, embracing points of wealth, or powerfully adjusting outcomes, Jimmy’s innovative approach to audience connection and interaction leaves his audiences energized.
    A published author of “Get Quotivated! 166 quotable insights to catapult your creativity”, Jimmy has also filmed instructional DVDs on performance and presentation skills as well as written numerous articles on the arts, marketing, and psychology of performance and creativity. He has delivered presentations from New York to Las Vegas and many locations in between.  Humorist, Speaker, Coach, and Educator, Jimmy Leo will engage and connect with you in OUTSTANDING, and at times, hilarious ways that will have you achieving desired OUTCOMES.

    Jimmy Leo is focused on helping his clients reduce the stress in their lives and offers a 10-Week Stress Reduction Program.
    Jimmy Leo website: OutstandingOutcomes.net
    Jimmy Leo email: jimmy@outstandingoutcomes.net  

    • 39 min
    Raymond To - Recruitment, Sourcing and Finding Great Talent

    Raymond To - Recruitment, Sourcing and Finding Great Talent

    Raymond To has been recruiting and offering HR advice since 1992. He has conducted over 280 senior level search assignments and often engaged as an interim HR and Operations Manager for number of fast growing technology companies. He has worked in a broad range of industries from high-technology, education, non-profit and healthcare.
    In 2002, Raymond founded GO Recruitment Inc. with a vision to be more flexible, more engaging and to offer a better customer experience for organizations large and small.  This new way has benefited organizations both in greater value for their recruitment dollar and most importantly, GO Recruitment’s industry leading 96% retention rate means the people they recruit become productive and long-term hires. This differentiation was highly regarded by the industry and in 2006, he was recognized by Business in Vancouver as one of Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40 business leaders.
    In 2010, GO Recruitment partnered with the BC Public School Employers Association to complete Executive Search services through Make a Future. In 2013, that alliance continued in its current form called GO Futures Human Resources Inc.
    He is a strong supporter of the community from his involvement with Junior Achievement, past Chair for the Learning Disabilities Association of British Columbia (www.ldabc.ca) and past board of Director for Dress for Success Vancouver. He currently sits on the Equity Giving Committee of Science World.

    • 29 min
    Boundaries - Courage Confab with Dagmar Meachem

    Boundaries - Courage Confab with Dagmar Meachem

    Why is it so hard to set boundaries?  Oftentimes, it signifies a deeper value set.

    Once you start establishing healthy boundaries, you can expect others to react negatively. This is a sign that the boundary is necessary and that it's working effectively. It's also helpful to visualize your boundaries getting crossed and imagine how you'll address those situations. That way, when a moment like that arises, you’ll be able to handle it rationally versus emotionally.

    Employees who are the happiest and most productive are those who set boundaries. People who set limits gain respect because they show respect for themselves.

    “Having the courage to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others. “ Brene Brown 
    Barry Forward suggests The Five Steps to Establishing Work Boundaries:
    Prioritize your valuesCommunicate your boundaries clearlyBring up a boundary or violation right awayFocus on concrete rather than personal explanationsBe ready for boundary breaches - have a game planDagmar Meachem on Boundaries: 
    Trust your gutBe CourageousTake Personal ResponsibilityExplore Lack of Boundary MotivationPractice Reframing - to give you freedom to set the boundarySpeak up - make choice to do something rather than be a victimDagmar Meachem is an accredited Professional Certified Coach by Erickson Coaching International, Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coaching Federation and is EQ-i 2.0 Certified.  She provides one-one coaching, group coaching and custom designed facilitated workshops. Throughout her career, she’s also worked in the area of personal and business development, health coaching and website design.

    Dagmar believes that obstacles can be an opportunity for growth and transformation and courage is a catalyst for change. For over 15 years, Dagmar has worked with leaders locally and internationally at all different levels of crisis and business models, coming alongside them through their change, growth and transformation as they take the next step in reaching their full potential. Her focus and methodology for change is to help create more courageous individuals, as she believes in courage as a catalyst for change, pushing us to act, move forward, and power through challenges. She is an accomplished leadership coach, facilitator, entrepreneur and change maker.

    For more information on Dagmar visit her website: CourageSpace.com
     For information on Barry Forward, his work as an Executive Coach, Career Journey Specialist and past epidodes of the Reboot Forward Podcast visit: RebootForward.com via email at barry@rebootforward.com 

    • 32 min

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I am now in the habit of always looking forward to a Reboot Forward segment. Barry is such a great interviewer and he invites guests who you wouldn’t normally hear about in the mainstream. Interesting people who had done interesting things with their lives in a unique and positive way. Worth the time.

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