12 episodes

The Storytellers Podcast is a raw, behind the scenes look at some of the most successful business professionals throughout Sarnia-Lambton and beyond.

This podcast is the audio version of our web series that features interviews with some of the top business, political and creative minds in our region. Hosted by CR Creative Co’s founder Matt Pasut, Storytellers offers a little-known perspective into the lives of these community leaders.

What inspires them? What challenges have they faced? What led them to where they are today? Our goal is to find out what makes these people tick.

Prepare to be informed and entertained, as Storytellers brings something every business owner can use and find value in.

The Storytellers Podcast CR Creative Co

    • Entrepreneurship

The Storytellers Podcast is a raw, behind the scenes look at some of the most successful business professionals throughout Sarnia-Lambton and beyond.

This podcast is the audio version of our web series that features interviews with some of the top business, political and creative minds in our region. Hosted by CR Creative Co’s founder Matt Pasut, Storytellers offers a little-known perspective into the lives of these community leaders.

What inspires them? What challenges have they faced? What led them to where they are today? Our goal is to find out what makes these people tick.

Prepare to be informed and entertained, as Storytellers brings something every business owner can use and find value in.

    Storytellers Podcast: EP 12

    Storytellers Podcast: EP 12

    She’s a best-selling author, competitive rower, professional badass, and she currently resides in a place called wonder-hell. 

    In our first ever LIVE and uncensored episode of Storytellers, we connected with a serial entrepreneur who has started and sold a successful international executive search firm, built philanthropic and political action committees from scratch, and served as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, helping shape AmeriCorps. 

    Our special guest, Laura Gassner Otting, is like a punch in the face wrapped in a warm hug.

    • 59 min
    Storytellers Podcast: EP 11

    Storytellers Podcast: EP 11

    Meet Chris Norton, our special guest on Episode 11 of Storytellers.
    Chris is a co-owner and stylist at Norton Hairstyling in
    downtown Sarnia, Ontario.
    Chris was destined to become a hair stylist. Growing up he and
    his sisters were always in their father’s salon – to say it is in their
    blood is an understatement. Chris knew he would follow in his
    father’s footsteps after attending a hair event in Toronto which
    lead him to fall in love with the industry and meet some of the
    people he still looks up to today.
    When he’s not chasing unicorns, Chris is staying educated on the
    newest trends and techniques. Watch as Chris explains how to
    learn from your mistakes, the importance of a smile and a wicked
    sense of humour.

    • 49 min
    Storytellers Podcast: EP 10

    Storytellers Podcast: EP 10

    If you’re not listening, you’re not learning. In Episode 10 of Storytellers, we sit down with Katie Chapman, owner of The Fox and Hound Canine Retreat in Bright’s Grove, Ontario.
    Katie’s journey started at a young age, growing up surrounded by dogs. This formed a love for the industry which has kept her motivated during the road blocks of opening her own business. Structure has played a major role in the overall success of The Fox and Hound Canine Retreat, and Katie has learned to stay calm and let go a little for the sake of her “pack”

    • 37 min
    Storytellers Podcast: EP 09

    Storytellers Podcast: EP 09

    It’s not about the abundance of money you have to give, the intent behind giving is passion. In Episode 9 of Storytellers, we sit down with Kathy Alexander, Executive Director at the Bluewater Health Foundation in Sarnia, Ontario. Kathy has always known she’s wanted to do something to improve the lives of others around her, starting her career as a social worker. Through her years of working in fundraising Kathy has learned a thing or two about generosity, feeling passion towards what you do and how to manage a work-life balance.

    • 36 min
    Storytellers Podcast: EP 08

    Storytellers Podcast: EP 08

    Life is all about the decisions you make, and our guest on Episode 8 of Storytellers, Jim Pumple, is totally responsible for his own life – there is no one else to blame.
    All investment is a calculated risk, you must do your homework and know the product, or you are doing your clients a disservice. After 44 years as a broker in the Sarnia area, Jim definitely knows a thing or two about the local real estate market. He specializes in commercial, industrial sales and leasing, and has a diverse background in real estate development, investment financing, and construction. Jim enjoys the creative aspects of the development side and brings a unique perspective to the brokerage business with the ability to customize solutions for each client’s specific needs.

    • 28 min
    Storytellers Podcast: EP 07

    Storytellers Podcast: EP 07

     Life is all about enthusiasm, and using your energy and skills in a way that is meaningful, providing a sense of self-satisfaction and solid results. This is what our guest on Episode 7 of Storytellers, Helen Lomax, is passionate about. Helen runs Pathways & Transitions in Alvinston, Ontario – an award winning training and development organization. She believes in the talents of people and works with them to achieve their personal and professional goals. She assists organizations in building stronger, dynamic teams, enhancing communication, providing impeccable customer service, dealing with stress and increasing motivation.
    In addition, Helen is also a contributing author to the International bestseller, “Dreaming Big, Being Bold”, where she shares her experiences of both the trials and successes she’s encountered in her career. She encourages those around her to reach out and follow their dreams, and live the life they want to live.

    • 31 min

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