Time To Grow

Kyle Marsham

“Time to Grow” with Kyle Marsham, Founder of GreenFresh Media, takes a peek behind the scenes of the rapidly expanding health and wellness industry. As founder of a specialized social media marketing agency, and head of e-commerce at Marsham International Food Brokers, Kyle shares the successes and failures seen in his ten years of growing natural food brands.

Each week you’ll hear from your favourite brands, entrepreneurs, influencers, and everyone in between to dive into their stories and reveal what makes this booming multi-billion-dollar industry grow.

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In this week’s episode, Kyle is joined by the one and only Mike Fata. After dropping out of school at just 13 years old, Mike joined the workforce earlier than most. When he found himself weighing upwards of 300 pounds at 18 years old, Mike began a weight loss journey that would spark his passion for the health industry and lead him to founding Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods in 1998. With Mike as Chairman & CEO, Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods became massively successful and was sold in 2019 for $419 million dollars. Throughout this conversation, Mike describes the lessons that dropping out of school at 13 years old taught him, his current focus on mentorship, the qualities of a great founder, and more. Mike’s entrepreneurial story is unlike any other and his wealth of knowledge is valuable for all! Mike Fata’s LinkedIn Follow Mike Fata on Clubhouse Follow Mike Fata on Instagram Fata & Fleishman Mentorship Kyle Marsham’s Instagram Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review! Produced by GreenFresh Media

Dec 1

46 min 24 sec

In this week’s episode, Kyle is joined by Alex Simonelli, founder and CEO of Daydream, a lifestyle brand that is changing the beverage industry. Daydream drinks have no sugar, no caffeine, and contain a mix of powerful adaptogens and hemp extracts that work with the body’s endocrine system to increase focus and find calm. Without any prior brand building experience, Alex’s success with Daydream has been remarkable as more and more consumers are turning to plant based beverages. Tune in to learn how Alex caught the entrepreneurial bug, how he grew Daydream during a global pandemic, his process for raising money, what his advice is for young entrepreneurs, and more! Alex Simonelli’s LinkedIn Follow Daydream on Instagram Shop Daydream Email: hi@drinkdaydream.com Kyle Marsham’s Instagram Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review! Produced by GreenFresh Media

Nov 17

47 min 30 sec

In this week’s episode, Kyle is joined by Stella Vanstone, CEO and founder of Stellar Eats. Stella has always believed that choosing healthy foods shouldn’t restrict the great flavors that you love. She is on a mission to make “healthy eats taste like treats” through Stellar Eats variety of baking mixes that pack a nutritional punch. Throughout this episode you will learn Stella’s journey as an entrepreneur, how she experienced disordered eating through diet culture, what she envisions for Stellar Eats future, and so much more. Stella’s Instagram Stellar Eats Website Follow Stellar Eats on Instagram  Kyle Marsham’s Instagram Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review! Produced by GreenFresh Media

Nov 3

37 min 40 sec

In this week’s episode, Kyle is joined by Jonathan Brill, author of the book Rogue Waves: Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change. After spending 25 years running product innovation firms and working for HP as a global futurist, Jonathan began to ask the question: how do you survive and profit from radical change? This became the foundation for his book, Rogue Waves. Throughout this episode, Jonathan talks about the concept of a rogue wave, the steps needed to create a system that is resilient to change, the current rogue waves going on in the world, the undercurrents that will impact the CPG industry, and so much more. Tune in to learn how to turn resiliency into your new strategy for growth! Check Out Jonathan’s Book: Rogue Waves Jonathan’s Website Follow Jonathan on Twitter Kyle Marsham - IG  GreenFresh Media 

Oct 20

46 min 36 sec

In this week's episode, Kyle is joined by Sandeep and Riti Gupta, the founders of Cada Dia Tequila. They are firm believers that life should be celebrated every day. This motto they choose to live by has greatly inspired their brand even down to the name, Cada Dia. They talk about how they've managed to successfully grow and maintain the brand as a couple and the benefits of collaboration. They share more tips like navigating the alcohol space here in Canada. Listen to find out more! Cada Dia, just launched at the LCBO across Ontario, Grab a bottle, share your favourite cocktails on social media and help us grow the Cada Dia brand. Shop Cada Dia/LCBO Here https://www.lcbo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/lcbo/cada-dia-reposado-tequila-19457#.YV2Z4CWs8lQ Cada Dia's website: https://cadadia.ca/ Cada Dia's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cadadiatequila/ GreenFresh Media & Time To Grow have partnered with Monday.com, the all-in-one platform that's helped 100,000+ businesses improve their ROI by up to 250%. Monday.com is the project management software you need to try. Fast-track your way to visibility by transforming sloppy spreadsheets into crystal-clear workflows you'll love. Save when you use our link.

Oct 6

39 min 16 sec

In this week’s episode, Kyle is joined by Monica Walker, the head of Food and Grocery for Healthy Planet. Unlike the past guests we’ve had on the show who have their own business, products, and services that they sell, Monica is the first on the show that sits on the other end of the transaction where she decides what products and brands get to go on the shelf. Coming from the UK with a vast sales experience at Xerox to coming to Canada and having her own business to holding a role at Marsham International and more career successes, she has racked up so much wisdom and experience in the sales industry, which she shares on this episode. If you want to grow in the sales industry or want to learn how to get your products listed in stores, this episode is a must-listen!  Monica's LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/monica-walker-846a7618  Healthy Planet website: https://www.healthyplanetcanada.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw4qCKBhAVEiwAkTYsPL5Mkx-EQS2Sm5XvVLLcJd0fEyBuo5sL_7RyoPhcN-9dnsSwjwIKmRoCE8sQAvD_BwE  GreenFresh Media & Time To Grow have partnered with Monday.com, the all-in-one platform that's helped 100,000+ businesses improve their ROI by up to 250%. Monday.com is the project management software you need to try. Fast-track your way to visibility by transforming sloppy spreadsheets into crystal-clear workflows you'll love. Save when you use our link.

Sep 22

1 hr 1 min

In this week’s episode, Kyle is joined by David Sorbara, the founder of Barkley HQ. Barkley HQ is a software platform designed for pet groomers to automate some of their daily tasks so they can focus more on grooming. David shares his journey as an entrepreneur and how he has launched and scaled a software company. Find out his tips for starting a company, his take on the future of technology, and more! Website: https://barkleyhq.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidmsorbara/ & https://www.instagram.com/barkley_hq/ GreenFresh Media & Time To Grow have partnered with Monday.com, the all-in-one platform that's helped 100,000+ businesses improve their ROI by up to 250%. Monday.com is the project management software you need to try. Fast-track your way to visibility by transforming sloppy spreadsheets into crystal-clear workflows you'll love. Save when you use our link.

Sep 7

40 min 16 sec

In this week’s episode, Kyle is joined by Josh and Amar, the founders of Brüst protein coffee. After meeting during their MBA course at Western University, Josh and Amar found a gap within the Canadian CPG market and decided to create protein coffee that tastes amazing. This episode shares their experiences and tips on starting a business, navigating their business strategies during COVID times, and more. Learn how Josh and Amar are making an impact within the Canadian market. Website: https://www.brustbeverages.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brustbevco/ GreenFresh Media & Time To Grow have partnered with Monday.com, the all-in-one platform that's helped 100,000+ businesses improve their ROI by up to 250%. Monday.com is the project management software you need to try. Fast-track your way to visibility by transforming sloppy spreadsheets into crystal-clear workflows you'll love. Save when you use our link.

Aug 25

40 min 41 sec

Join Kyle and Mitchell Stern, Co-Founder of Station Cold Brew, to discuss navigating the Canadian CPG space drawing from his experience of over 12 years. He is also the Co-Founder of Darling Mimosa, Canada's first canned mimosa drink sold in over 100 LCBO stores in Ontario. Mitch is very invested in building community, developing meaningful relationships, and is passionate about helping out other entrepreneurs. Join them as they give an insight into the day-to-day activities of an entrepreneur and tips on embracing every part of the entrepreneurial journey!  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mgstern/  Instagram: @mitchellstern, @darlingmimosa, @Stationcoldbrew & @greenfresh.media  GreenFresh Media & Time To Grow have partnered with Monday.com, the all-in-one platform that's helped 100,000+ businesses improve their ROI by up to 250%. Monday.com is the project management software you need to try. Fast-track your way to visibility by transforming sloppy spreadsheets into crystal-clear workflows you'll love. Save when you use our link.

Aug 11

49 min 9 sec

In this week's episode, Kyle is joined by Samantha E Cutler (@thefitfatale). From content creator and tech start-up founder to podcast host and meditation guide, Samantha discusses her incredible achievements in the marketing industry and creator economy. She not only built her own brand from the ground up but co-founded her company Clout Jam with the goal of helping other creators manage their work. Find out her top tips and advice for starting your own brand and the power of meditation to stay grounded through it all! Website: Clout Jam & GreenFresh Media Instagram: @thefitfatale & @greenfresh.media GreenFresh Media & Time To Grow have partnered with Monday.com, the all-in-one platform that's helped 100,000+ businesses improve their ROI by up to 250%. Monday.com is the project management software you need to try. Fast-track your way to visibility by transforming sloppy spreadsheets into crystal-clear workflows you'll love. Save when you use our link.

Jul 28

1 hr

This week join Kyle and Andrew Maida, Founder of Flourish Pancakes, as they dive into Andrew's impressive e-commerce background and the strategies he continues to use to grow his protein pancake mix business. Whether promoting his products in-store or online, his simple and successful digital marketing funnel has led to rapid growth over the past few years. Learn how Flourish is crushing it in the natural foods industry!  Website: Flourish Pancakes & GreenFresh Media Instagram: @flourishpancakes & @greenfresh.media GreenFresh Media & Time To Grow have partnered with Monday.com, the all-in-one platform that's helped 100,000+ businesses improve their ROI by up to 250%. Monday.com is the project management software you need to try. Fast-track your way to visibility by transforming sloppy spreadsheets into crystal-clear workflows you'll love. Save when you use our link.

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Jul 14

59 min 1 sec

This week Joseph Anderson, Co-Founder of Mighty Scout joins Kyle to discuss everything you need to know about influencer marketing. From budget and content, to reaching target audiences, this episode provides the template your brand needs to get started with influencers. Find out how Joe used his tech background to start Mighty Scout, a leading influencer marketing platform, from the ground up. Learn from the tips, tricks, and experiences that one of the industry’s top influencer experts has to share. Website: Mighty Scout & GreenFresh Media Instagram: @mightyscoutapp & @greenfresh.media GreenFresh Media & Time To Grow have partnered with Monday.com, the all-in-one platform that's helped 100,000+ businesses improve their ROI by up to 250%. Monday.com is the project management software you need to try. Fast-track your way to visibility by transforming sloppy spreadsheets into crystal-clear workflows you'll love. Save when you use our link.

Jun 30

56 min 55 sec

Energize your day with everything coffee from Kyle and David Schneiderman, Founder of Two Bears Coffee. The two discuss David’s love for coffee and travelling, leading him to become a coffee expert by visiting coffee farms in Columbia (and even learning Spanish!). The two discuss his passion for flash brewing, oat milk, and the impact social media has had on growing Two Bears. Today's episode is sponsored by Tight Knit Clothing  Check out their Website & Instagram  Inspired by hip-hop, the city of Toronto, and street culture, Tight Knit Clothing was created as a brand to be shared with everyone - it's based on that tight-knit family feel High-quality garments designed in Toronto, and sourced locally Use coupon code GREENFRESH for 20% off Website: https://www.twobears.ca/ & GreenFresh Media Instagram: @twobearscoffee & @greenfresh.media GreenFresh Media & Time To Grow have partnered with Monday.com, the all-in-one platform that's helped 100,000+ businesses improve their ROI by up to 250%. Monday.com is the project management software you need to try. Fast-track your way to visibility by transforming sloppy spreadsheets into crystal-clear workflows you'll love. Save when you use our link.

Jun 16

38 min 14 sec

In this episode, Kyle is joined by Andrew Miller, Co-Founder of Purple Frog Products to discuss everything from natural hand sanitizers to how to avoid harmful chemicals in everyday products. Andrew touches on how his childhood experiences sparked an interest in the natural and plant-based wellness industry. Join them as they follow Andrew’s incredible entrepreneurial journey. Purple Frog coupon code: GROW20 at checkout Website: Purple Frog Products & GreenFresh Media Instagram: @purplefrogproducts & @greenfresh.media GreenFresh Media & Time To Grow have partnered with Monday.com, the all-in-one platform that's helped 100,000+ businesses improve their ROI by up to 250%. Monday.com is the project management software you need to try. Fast-track your way to visibility by transforming sloppy spreadsheets into crystal-clear workflows you'll love. Save when you use our link.

Jun 1

39 min 22 sec

Welcome to Time to Grow with your host Kyle Marsham! Kyle discusses what sparked this curiosity-driven journey of discovering what lies behind the scenes of the top CPG food and beverage brands. He introduces himself and shares his extensive experience in the Canadian natural foods industry. From social media marketing to food brokers he's setting out to discover what gets products off of shelves and into consumer’s hands. Don’t miss a sneak peek of the exciting guests and brands that are to come! Check out the GreenFresh Media website: https://greenfreshmedia.com/  Follow GreenFresh Media on Instagram: www.instagram.com/greenfresh.media/ 

May 18

15 min 24 sec

In this episode, Kyle is joined by Zoey Li, Co-Founder, and President of Yumi Organics Overnight Oats. The two of them discuss how her experience as a registered dietician led to her filling a gap in the healthy food market for a simple and nutritious breakfast.  Zoey shares her thoughts on how having a science background can be an asset for entrepreneurs and advice for others looking to get started in natural foods. Website: https://www.yumi-organics.ca/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yumiorganics/ Coupon Code: GROW20 at checkout  GreenFresh Media & Time To Grow have partnered with Monday.com, the all-in-one platform that's helped 100,000+ businesses improve their ROI by up to 250%, monday.com is the project management software you need to try. Fast-track your way to visibility by transforming sloppy spreadsheets into crystal-clear workflows you'll love. Save when you use https://mondaycom.grsm.io/kylemarsham9254-Marketing

May 17

38 min 10 sec

Welcome to Time to Grow! In the premiere episode, Connor Meakin, Founder of Bluebird Provisions joins Kyle to discuss the ten-year journey that led him to start his own organic bone broth company. In a story with lots of twists and turns, Connor explains how being a high-performance athlete and working early on at Hootsuite landed him where he is today in the natural food industry. Website: https://bluebirdprovisions.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/purebonebroth/ Coupon Code: GROW20 for 20% off GreenFresh Media has also partnered with Monday.com. The all-in-one platform that's helped 100,000+ businesses improve their ROI by up to 250%, monday.com is the project management software you need to try. Fast-track your way to visibility by transforming sloppy spreadsheets into crystal-clear workflows you'll love.  Use our link today  https://mondaycom.grsm.io/kylemarsham9254 

Apr 29

52 min 49 sec