A podcast featuring people in Saskatchewan that explores human connection, meaningful conversation and the role that money plays in our hopes, dreams and fears. Powered by Conexus Credit Union.
Cadmus Delorme: "How I Protect, Progress & Disrupt Culture"
It’s not every day you meet a Chief of a First Nation serving his second term and they are only in their mid-thirties. Cadmus Delorme is a young and fearless Indigenous trailblazer widely known for his progressive leadership as Chief of Cowessess First Nation. Cadmus joins us to discuss how he’s disrupted tradition and sparked innovation by refusing to let his First Nation live in third-world conditions or socio-economic challenges. Cadmus also reveals his secret for how he was able to build a strong and authentic connection with his community as a young leader.
Cole Thorpe: "Why I'm Proud to Invest in Prairie Values"
Cole Thorpe is a young entrepreneur in Saskatchewan who has been sparking true pride in the prairies. Cole founded Prairie Proud, a social enterprise where a portion of the proceeds from the clothing and apparel they sell are re-invested back into charities in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. Originally from Spy Hill, Cole took the risky leap to start Prairie Proud right after University but in 6 years, Prairie Proud has taken off in Western Canada and they have already donated $56,000 to prairie-based organizations. Cole tells us all about how his small town roots led to his decision to start Prairie Proud, the ups and downs he’s experienced and how he has been navigating Prairie Proud through COVID-19.
Chelsea Petterson: "What Rumbling With Bankruptcy Taught Me"
Chelsea Petterson was a co-owner of Coda & Cade, a well known clothing boutique that saw a lot of success in Regina for over a decade. Very recently, Chelsea had to make the difficult decision to permanently close Coda & Cade's doors and she joins us to tell a very personal and vulnerable story about the rise and fall of the business and what it is like to rumble with bankruptcy to help shed a light on the technical and emotional process that is taboo for so many people.
Kirk Morrison: "What I Learned From Pivoting & Risk Taking"
For episode #2, we sat down with Moose Jaw's own Kirk Morrison to discuss how he made the choice to leave his stable income and a role he loved to make the jump to the startup lifestyle as one of the founders of Krugo. We also talk about how COVID-19 has ravaged Krugo's industry and how Krugofest was born during a global pandemic. This is truly a story of "Should I stay or should I Krugo?"
Krista Broda: "What Identity Theft Stole From Me"
It's our first episode! Krista Broda joins the podcast to tell us her scarily relatable story about what happened when typical paranoia about leaving her flat iron on turned into a half-year long chase to catch fraudsters who stole her identity.
Introducing: What Connects Us!
Meaningful conversation, human connection, storytelling from people in Saskatchewan and a pinch of financial literacy. The What Connects Us Podcast is coming very soon!