The Biz Dojo

Seth Anderson & J.P. Gaston

As professional coaches, hosts Seth Anderson and J.P. Gaston know a thing or two about personal and professional development.The Biz Dojo is a multi-award winning business and leadership podcast that tackles the topics of wellness, mindset, overcoming challenges, and personal awareness. All to help listeners become not only an effective leader, but to improve their personal lives in the process. Seth and JP share insights and stories from their impressive network of friends, family and colleagues.Guests include hall-of-fame and Olympic athletes, UN humanitarian award winners, Ted Talk presenters, Top Chef Champions, Emmy award winners, world-touring musicians, CEOs, non-profits and even local entrepreneurs. Grab a hold of your inner wisdom, and learn lessons in mindfulness, leadership, gratitude and realizing the true potential of your whole self. Interact with the show through every social media platform, and even set aside time for a free coaching and consulting discover session with Seth and JP!

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Season 3 Intro
Trailer 3 min 42 sec

All Episodes

This week in The Biz Dojo, we chat with Dr. Karen Quinn (IG:@drkarenquinn) - chiropractor, yoga instructor, passionate health advocate and so much more.  We'll discuss how Dr. Quinn found her path into chiropractic care, and some of the roadblocks or hesitations people can face in deciding to seek care in the first place. JP and Seth share some of their (extensive) history with chiropractors, how it's changed their lives, and how the perception of wellness is shifting over time. So get cracking! (or don't, we talk about that too!) and grab your cup of  Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark) as we talk about some of the finer points of physical wellness, self care, and how everything is connected.  You can also visit us at the links below to join the discussion:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterCheck out Newsly (https://newsly.me) and use promo code B1Z2021 to get a free month of premium description.Beyond A Beaten Path Need a unique gift idea? Check out Beyond A Beaten Path - because everything else is boring. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Nov 30

1 hr 2 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we chat with Pat Woodcock (IG: @elitecoach). Pat is a former NFL and CFL player, and now focuses on helping others with their physical wellness with Elite Man Method.  We'll talk a bit about his football career, and how that parlayed into becoming a trainer and entrepreneur. We get into some of the roadblocks most of us face when trying to improve our physical wellness, and what can help us overcome these mental hurdles to a better life for ourselves.  So get off the couch, grab your cup of  Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark), and listen on your way to the gym! or at the gym! or on a walk! . You can also visit us at the links below to join the discussion:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterCheck out Newsly (https://newsly.me) and use promo code B1Z2021 to get a free month of premium description.Beyond A Beaten Path Need a unique gift idea? Check out Beyond A Beaten Path - because everything else is boring. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Nov 23

54 min 59 sec

This week in The Biz Dojo, we chat with Jordan Walsh TV personality and multi-preneur.  We get into conversation about his focus on wellness, both physical and mental. Jordon recently took on running 100km (62mi for our US friends) as part of his wellness journey, and we talk about some of the incredible inspiration that led to a day of running (followed by weeks of recovery). Jordan shares how he focuses to achieve both business and personal success, and works to keep himself at the top of his game not only for himself, but to ensure he can help his family, friends and business partners achieve their own success. So, whether you're on a run, a walk, or just sitting on the couch - don't forget to perk yourself up with a little Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark), and  get ready to take on the world!You can also visit us at the links below to join the discussion:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterCheck out Newsly (https://newsly.me) and use promo code B1Z2021 to get a free month of premium description.Also this week, we're sponsored by SearchHustle.com - check it out, and don't forget to choose "The Biz Dojo"  as where you heard about the program. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Nov 16

1 hr 2 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we continue our conversation with Jamie Smart, who quite literally wrote the book on Clarity. Jamie is a best-selling author, renowned writer, speaker, coach and consultant.In this second episode, we chat with Jamie about being a coach and locking in on your niche. We also discuss dealing with change - both positive and negative  - and managing stress. Jamie shares deep insight into who we are as humans, incredible personal stories, metaphors , and anecdotes. Heck - there's even a 50cent quote or two in here.  So, take a moment to clear your mind, sip on a  Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark), and relax. Everything you need is already within you.You can also visit us at the links below to join the discussion:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterCheck out Newsly (https://newsly.me) and use promo code B1Z2021 to get a free month of premium description. Also this week, we're sponsored by SearchHustle.com - check it out, and don't forget to choose "The Biz Dojo"  as where you heard about the program. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Nov 9

43 min 5 sec

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Jamie Smart, who quite literally wrote the book on Clarity. Jamie is a best-selling author, renowned writer, speaker, coach and consultant. In this first episode of a two-part conversation with Jamie - our first ever two-parter! - we talk about some of the common misconceptions of 'ability', discovering what is already within you, and the moment of clarity that inspires change.  Experience comes from within, and you'll discover in this conversation just how true that is. You'll definitely want to hit that subscribe button to make sure you get part 2 of this one!  So, take a moment to clear your mind, sip on a  Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark), and relax. Everything you need is already within you. You can also visit us at the links below to join the discussion: Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterCheck out Newsly (https://newsly.me) and use promo code B1Z2021 to get a free month of premium description. Beyond A Beaten Path Need a unique gift idea? Check out Beyond A Beaten Path - because everything else is boring. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Nov 2

53 min 41 sec

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Elena Iacono, a communications and well-being expert, cookbook author, and much (much!) more.  Elena shares her perspectives on how to create safe spaces for well-being, and we discuss how to lead through challenging conversations about well-being in the workplace. She also shares he perspectives on the global movement towards better understanding of mental health challenges, and how to ensure you're able to connect with and support your friends and family when they need it most. So, cook up a delicious snack and pour a Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark) as we talk through everything from a love of winter to creating space for wellness the next time you're interviewed for new role. You can also visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterCheck out Newsly (https://newsly.me) and use promo code B1Z2021 to get a free month of premium description. Beyond A Beaten Path Need a unique gift idea? Check out Beyond A Beaten Path - because everything else is boring. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Oct 26

1 hr 7 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Jeremy Allen, Funeral Director and owner of Gregory Funeral Home. Jeremy also speaks to schools, businesses, groups and individuals about the experience of grief and loss through Death Ed.  In this conversation, we talk about all types of loss and grief. Jeremy shares how to connect to yourself in these moments, as well as how to support and be available for others when they experience their own loss. We talk about the importance of grief education from an early age, and how the loss of a loved one is far from the only part of our lives where loss and grief exist. We will discuss how to be a supportive leader or friend, how to open a conversation, and what to expect after someone experiences loss and the grief that follows.So pour yourself a Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark) and take in this deep conversation. You can also visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterCheck out Newsly (https://newsly.me) and use promo code B1Z2021 to get a free month of premium description. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Oct 19

1 hr 24 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Kristin Lee , Founder and Managing Director at KLBM - a business management firm specializing in supporting the entertainment industry. Kristin shares her stories of starting out as a proud supporter of local and indie music and how she married that with her aptitude for accounting, eventually forming her own business (KLRM). We also talk about the vision for her business in supporting women in the industry, and how we can help form pathways that support equity in all industries. This isn't just about women's rights and creating equal pay, it's about providing opportunity for growth and uncovering your own potential. Kristin also shares her insights into how we can all help create more equitable futures, and what that means for our collective development (hint: it's nothing but great!) So, crank it to 11 and rock out with some  Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark) as we share our conversation with a Rockstar in business management!  You can also visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterCheck out Newsly (https://newsly.me) and use promo code B1Z2021 to get a free month of premium description. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Oct 12

55 min 16 sec

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Sean Mills - Co-Founder of FTR Golf and  Big Buck Golf, a serial-entrepreneur and a PGA of Alberta Professional. Whew - that's a mouthful!  Sean sits down in the Dojo to share his story of discovering his entrepreneurial self, and what goes into becoming a successful venture. We talk a little golf, and a whole lot about tapping into your own potential, and surrounding yourself with those who compliment your skillsets. Seth even gets a chance to bring up JP's first venture, AntiSec.  So, wake up nice and early with a Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark) in hand, and let's hit the links!..... FOUR!You can also visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterCheck out Newsly (https://newsly.me) and use promo code B1Z2021 to get a free month of premium description. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Oct 5

1 hr 8 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Yoni Tzafrir - founder of the Newsly app. Yoni shares the story of the car rides that inspired Newsly, the role of the community around him in supporting and nurturing the idea, and the challenges in launching an entrepreneurial venture - and tech start-up - in a foreign country. We also talk a little self-doubt, perseverance and "Eureka moments". So, grab your Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark) in a travel mug, and jump in the car with Yoni as we throw in some Dr. Dre and take a little trip. You can also visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterCheck out Newsly (https://newsly.me) and use promo code B1Z2021 to get a free month of premium description. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Sep 28

54 min 57 sec

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Sonia Funk - Corporate Wellness Strategist, Registered Nutritional Therapist, Mental Health Keynote and coach at thewholeavocado.com Sonia shares her expertise into understanding mental health from the perspective of injury vs. illness, and how nutrition plays a critical role in everything we do. We get on board the magic bus to break down the complexities of our own biology to understand the neuroscience that expands on the adage "You are what you eat". So grab that cup of  Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark), and step on board. Don't forget to leave us a rating (hopefully 5 stars!) and fire us a note for coaching, or just to let us know how we're doing!You can also visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterCheck out Newsly (https://newsly.me) and use promo code B1Z2021 to get a free month of premium description. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Sep 21

1 hr 23 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Jessica Gale Friesen. She is a business owner, a registered nurse, a mother and now - an author, with her new book "This Will Not Break Me".Jessica shares with us the story of her business, her journey to forge her own path, and how her choice to pursue nursing aligns with her philanthropic endeavours today. She lives by the code "Why the heck not?!", and discusses how that's influenced some of the biggest decisions in her life, including writing her book.  Of course, we also dive into "This Will Not Break Me"  (available on amazon, or through her website: www.jessicagalefriesen.com). We'll talk about the onset of postpartum depression, the stigmas surrounding mental wellness, and how she hopes her book can help everyone - not just moms! -  identify and address postpartum.  Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterAlso - check out Newsly (https://newsly.me) and use promo code B1Z2021 to get a free month of premium description. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Sep 14

1 hr 9 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Haley Daniels -  motivational speaker, sports advocate, inspirational leader, and... oh, right - she also happens to be an Olympian. On this episode we talk with Haley about finding the environment and community that allow us to be the best versions of ourselves. We'll get into compartmentalization, how journaling can unlock a better sense of self, and how goosebumps are the ultimate metric for measuring your day.  Haley also dictates a motivational letter to inspire 10-year old Haley on the path ahead. So, sit down with a pen and paper, grab your  Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark) ,  and think about what you'd tell your 10-year-old self. Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterAlso - check out Newsly (https://newsly.me) and use promo code B1Z2021 to get a free month of premium description. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Sep 7

55 min 58 sec

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Naofall "Ming" Folahan, Edmonton Stingers coach and entrepreneur (actually, a multi-preneur!)Ming is building communities, not just at all levels of the game of basketball, but both on and off the court. We discuss his work with youth at his Halifax training center, the first of it's kind. Ming also provides his insights into the importance of community on personal development, mindset, and how pushing kids to success has worked for him. So, grab something to "dunk" in your  Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark) ,  and listen to our full-court chat with Ming. Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterAlso - check out Newsly (https://newsly.me) and use promo code B1Z2021 to get a free month of premium description. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Aug 31

1 hr 9 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Erin Evans - yogi, coach, podcaster and super-mom. We chat about self-doubt, the concept of "purpose over passion", and how we often undermine our own excellence and power through self-doubt. We also go deep on the influence of rap, and our own coaching styles (as well as why "niches are for quiches") Sit back with a bit of  Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark) , whether in a chair or on a yoga mat after a great session from Erin's YouTube channel. You can check out Erin's website here: https://www.erinevansyoga.com/Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterAlso - check out Newsly (https://newsly.me) and use promo code B1Z2021 to get a free month of premium description. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Aug 24

1 hr 3 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by JD Lewis from CJAY92's morning show. This episode goes deep as we talk about personal image, mindset, the importance of a semi-colon, and his story of finding himself. Encouraging others to talk about mental health, and taking on fears head-on. Sit back with a bit of  Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark) , and tune your dials in for a great inspirational story about finding yourself. Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Aug 17

1 hr 1 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Grace Dafoe and Alysia Rissling, two Canadian National Team athletes. We'll dive into mindset, taming nerves and anxiety with breathing, and overcoming obstacles. The discussion explores a path of self-discovery, and a focus on community, environment, and both mental and physical well-being: all cornerstones of The Biz Dojo. So strap into your ice missle, or maybe just listen on the couch at a speed below 150km/h... and don't forget to grab a cup of  Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark) to enjoy while you listen! Special shout out this week to Kidsport Alberta, Classroom Champions and of course - The Face First Podcast Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Aug 10

1 hr 9 min

Season 3 Introduction to Seth, JP and The Biz Dojo Inc. Podcast! Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Aug 10

3 min 42 sec

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Ambrose Firkus and Parker Mackay from Shoot Your Shot. We get into how these two have face challenges together as entrepreneurs, and how complimentary skillsets can lead to success on or off the ice. As strong advocates for mental health awareness, we also chat about the importance of well-being on performance, and how support systems play a pivotal role in finding success.  Then on the podium,  brought to you by Beyond a Beaten Path, Seth and JP take part in National Say Something Nice Day - saying something nice about everyone who has made this season successful. From winning multiple awards to liking, commenting, subscribing and leaving reviews - we truly want to thank all of our listeners, guests, sponsors, friends, family and anyone who took a moment to in any way interact with the show. So, sip on your delicious Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark) while you take in the final episode of season 2, and keep track of our summertime adventures and exciting events for The Biz Dojo by following our social feeds below! Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Jun 1

1 hr 11 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Damarys Zampini, CEO of Sustrategy Damarys shares the story of her upbringing, as a landed immigrant in Alberta. We talk about overcoming language and cultural obstacles, and how leveraging the 'outsider' mentality to form relationships and strengthen values has really helped each of us to develop as adults. We dive into mental wellness and structures for positive balance, and talk a lot about the influence of the martial arts on Damarys' journey through the ranks, and eventually to founding a strategy business of her own! It also happens to be Mike Myers' birthday today (happy birthday, young man!). So, on the podium - brought to you by Beyond a Beaten Path - Seth and JP share some of their favourite Mike Myers characters. Prep yourself for wanting to tackle the world after this episode by enjoying some delicious Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark) while you listen, and don't forget to visit our social pages below for more great content! Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

May 25

1 hr 4 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, brought to you by Airdrie DQ, we're joined by Brett Chang, Co-Founder of The Peak, a daily newsletter covering Canadian and global business, finance and tech news in 5 minutes or less.  Brett has had an exciting career journey, and we explore his time as one of the first 15 employees of Uber Canada, his time at the forefront of the cannabis industry, and stepping into a new business with The Peak. He'll talk about sharing the story of Canadian businesses, and how writing a daily newsletter was a lofty goal that has taken the country by storm. Then on the Podium - brought to you by Beyond a Beaten Path - Seth and JP talk through some of their favourite "publications". Sign up to The Peak today at readthepeak.com, and start your morning with a quick read while you sip your Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark) . Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

May 18

59 min 52 sec

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Daryl Ching , Managing Partner at Vistance Capital Advisory. We talk to Daryl about his path to creating his own business, and how his previous work shaped his journey. Then, we'll dig into entrepreneurship and talk about everything from what makes a great entrepreneur to Daryl's advice on partnerships and more. Of course, we'll also spend some time talking numbers - and you'd be surprised just how much you might be missing out on (or putting yourself at risk!) if you aren't properly setup. Then on the Podium - brought to you by Beyond a Beaten Path - Seth and JP share some mysterious and paranormal stories as we celebrate National Twilight Zone Day! You're going to want to connect with Daryl after listening to this one. So get ready to take some notes, and grab yourself a Biz Dojo Coffee (Masters Medium - OR - Dojo Dark) as we spend an hour with a CFO for hire! Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

May 11

1 hr 19 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Rachel Kelly, Founder and Chief Lemon at Make Lemonade.  Rachel walks us through the Make Lemonade journey - from finding the inspiration, to opening day, to dealing with a pandemic while trying to operate a co-working space. We'll get into how she unknowingly built, grew and continues to lead a community of entrepreneurs.  Then on the Podium - brought to you by Beyond a Beaten Path - Seth and JP celebrate May the 4th with a Star Wars themed Podium.  No need to use the force on this one - it's as simple as downloading and listening in. So, whether it's a Dojo Dark, a Masters Medium, or perhaps a tall, cool glass of lemonade, get yourself read for another amazing session in the Dojo. Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

May 4

58 min 20 sec

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Jacob Young - Associate at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, specializing in Corporate Governance, Emerging and High-Growth Companies, and Mergers and Acquisitions.  Jacob provides insight into the importance of proper business structure. As more and more entrepreneurs seek to establish their budding side-gigs into legitimate businesses, it's important to understand the right model and approach. We'll also dive into some of the dynamics of funding, and specifically get into an explanation of what a Series A funding model is, and where it might be handy for certain types of business.  Then on the Podium - brought to you by Beyond a Beaten Path - Seth and JP share some of their experiences with new ventures and some their first exposures to entrepreneurship. There are a lot of laughs in this one - you do not want to miss it!  So whether you're looking to take your business to the next step, or are a leader who might find value in better understanding structure and funding models - this is another great episode to fire up a Dojo Dark, and grab your pen and paper. Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Apr 27

1 hr 5 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Marius Billgobenson - musician, activist and award-winning anthropologist.  Marius is a storyteller, through both word and music. Our conversation explores his time growing up in the Congo, and living in the forest as he experienced first hand the challenges racism and oppression. We discuss positivity, and how gratitude can change your perspective on life. We'll also chat about leadership, and get into some deep stories about Marius' path to becoming a jazz musician.  Then on the Podium - brought to you by Beyond a Beaten Path - Seth and JP share some celebrate Earth Day (Thursday, Apr 22!) and discuss some of the changes they've made in their lives when it comes to sustainability.  This is an inspiring episode. Grab that cup of  Dojo Dark, and close your eyes as you listen to the stories of someone who was displaced, but found themselves. It's really an incredible journey. Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Apr 20

1 hr 12 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Jayson Krause from Level 52 Inc., a boutique leadership development and training firm with global impact.  Jayson shares his journey as a professional athlete and Olympic hopeful, and what he brought from professional sport into his role as a coach and leadership development expert. We'll discuss his book, The Science Behind Success, and how he found himself pursuing his own business as a coach. Well there were struggles along the way, Jayson provides incredible insight into taking risk and what the science tells us about personal development.  Then on the Podium - brought to you by Beyond a Beaten Path - Seth and JP share some laughs as we tackle some of our own moments of 'Levelling Up'. With apologies to Edmonton -  this one is fun!   You can also level up your coffee game with a little  Dojo Dark in the morning (or afternoon, or evening!). Grab some on our website, or connect with us through any of our social media channels.Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Apr 13

1 hr 17 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Dani Kagan and Victoria Marshman from City MogulsWe talk about pivoting an entire business model during the pandemic, the role of philanthropy, and the impact of coaching for personal growth. We also discuss the role of diversity, and how an "Aha!" moment set Dani and Victoria on a path to showcasing the success of others.  Then on the Podium - brought to you by Beyond a Beaten Path - Seth and JP get back to their roots. We're talking chocolates as we all find an abundance in and around us these days, and some of our most nostalgic   Working to become a mogul yourself? We're pretty sure you'll need a cup or two of  Dojo Dark to fuel your passion! You can also check out our new Masters Medium Blend on our website, and learn how you can grow into becoming a mogul yourself! Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Apr 6

1 hr 1 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we're joined by Dave Popowich and Faisal Karmali of the Popowich Karmali Advisory Group. We'll get into what it takes to have a successful partnership, the importance of trust, and how "The Hemingway Moment" can give way to inspirational and aspirational goals for you and your business. We also explore retirement planning, talk a little about lifestyle management, and discuss a bit about when those decisions should (or shouldn't) be getting made. Then on the Podium - brought to you by Beyond a Beaten Path - our reporters in the field join us again as Derek, Wyatt, Seth and JP talk more about partnership as we explore our top 3 dynamic duos.   So partner up with a Dojo Dark, or maybe our new Masters Medium Blend, and take in another lesson in the Dojo. Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Mar 30

1 hr 1 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we have a conversation with Lisa Mackay, Marketing and Communications Manager at The Rozsa Foundation.Lisa shares the story of her journey, and how her passion for music landed her in marketing. We'll talk about working in one of the hottest arts markets in North America, and the challenges of becoming an entrepreneur. We'll also dive into parenthood, work-life balance, and how some simple marketing principles drive success regardless of industry  or location. Then on the Podium - brought to you by Beyond a Beaten Path - Mama Seth joins us to 'bear' it all, as we celebrate International Bear Day. Our Top Picks are in, and you might be surprised who did (or didn't!) make the list. Join us on facebook and instagram to share your favourite bear stories, and remind us of the great bears out there.   Pour yourself a smooth cup of Dojo Dark, and find your seat. This episode is about to start.  Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Mar 23

57 min 5 sec

This week in The Biz Dojo, we have a conversation with Jeff Dyer, CEO of Trellis.Jeff shares his experience in merging two large non-profit entities, and the cultural impacts of those changes to employees, volunteers and clients. We talk about leadership as parents, and the responsibility of management to enable their teams to do the good work they do every day. Then on the Podium - brought to you by Beyond a Beaten Path - we're reunited with season 1 guest Rebecca Finley-Schidlowsky and share our the top 3 organizations that inspire us.   So get that cup of Dojo Dark, and get yourself ready to step behind the garden to see the supports that help it grow. Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Mar 16

1 hr 5 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we talk with Walter Vandervelde. Among his many hats, Walter is a creator, innovator, educator, author, entrepreneur and TEDx speaker. Walter shares his story of entrepreneurship successes and challenges as we explore how to find business creativity. We'll talk about how to become more than just a better leader, but a better person utilizing his WINGS framework. You'll discover how to gauge your skills, what to do to cultivate your talents, and what you can do to leave your trace. Then on the Podium, we're joined by our sponsor Beyond a Beaten Path to talk about some unique names as we celebrate "Unique Names Day". Pour yourself a warm cup of Dojo Dark, grab yourself a pen and paper and get ready to take some notes - this one goes deep! Don't forget to visit us at the links below, and follow us on social media for exclusive content:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Mar 9

1 hr 6 min

This week in The Biz Dojo, we talk with Vanessa Rundell from Preserved in Bragg Creek, AB. We'll dive into the challenges in growing your small business, finding work-life balance and coordinating mutually beneficial outcomes with suppliers. Vanessa also shares her joy in finding that two of their items made the list of the Top 25 Best Things to Eat from Avenue MagazineThen on the Podium, brought to you by Beyond a Beaten Path, we'll talk to the owners of Sasquatch Coffee about some mispronunciations, and ask listeners to take part in providing some of their own challenging words. So grab a cup of Dojo Dark roast as we dig into another tasty episode of The Biz Dojo. Visit us at the links below!:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Mar 2

48 min 51 sec

In this week's episode of The Biz Dojo, we speak with Xavier Moon - CEBL Champion and 2-time League MVP. Xavier walks us through his path, and the transition he has made from new player to trusted (and incredibly skilled!) veteran. We'll dive into work ethic, finding positivity through difficult times, what it takes to become an MVP, and using your platform to improve the community. After the show, stay tuned for The Podium - brought to you by Beyond A Beaten Path. This week, we're joined by CEBL Fanatic and friend-of-the-show, Brian Bettis. We'll dive into a few of the things that could potentially "take you to the moon" in your personal and professional life. This one's a slam dunk! Don't forget to click subscribe, leave a rating and a review. Visit us at the links below!:Website      |      Facebook      |      Instagram      |      LinkedIn      |      TwitterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Feb 23

1 hr 2 min

This week in the Dojo, we're joined by professional musician and 3x Juno nominee - Earl Pereira (The Steadies, Wide Mouth Mason). We'll talk about finding creativity during lockdown, focusing on consistent growth, and finding yourself through difficult times. We'll chat about the business of music, life on the road, and even dealing with loss of family, friends and the breakup of a highly-successful band. On the podium, we'll talk about some of our most influential albums growing up, as we're joined by previous guest Jordon West. He's not just a chef - but also a bit of a musician. We also put together a playlist of some of our faves for everyone to enjoy.  So, throw in those headphones and get ready to rock out with Earl as we learn about leadership and finding success through a musician's lens. Visit UsWebsite: www.thebizdojo.comFacebook: fb.com/thebizdojoInstagram: instagram.com/bizdojopodcastLinkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/thebizdojoIntro courtesy of The Steadies: visit www.thesteadies.caSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Feb 16

58 min 35 sec

This week in the Dojo, we talk to Melissa From - President and CEO of Junior Achievement Southern Alberta. We'll talk about starting and operating a non-profit, the role of Junior Achievement, volunteerism, supplementing the education system and much more. We even talk a little about some amazing Junior Achievement Alumni, and how JA helped to shape their path in business. On the Podium, we're joined by two amazing young athletes, and brand new entrepreneurs as they launch their business - Shoot Your Shot Apparel. We'll chat through some of our own great achievements, and a few of theirs... and theirs are pretty incredible. Are you ready for the next generation of CEOs, business owners, and leaders? We are! Come on into The Dojo. website: http://www.thebizdojo.comInstagram: @bizdojopodcastFacebook: @thebizdojoLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/thebizdojoSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Feb 9

53 min 15 sec

In this week's episode, we're joined by Francine and Nicole Gomes, sisters and business partners at The Cluck 'N' Cleaver. We explore a lot on this episode, so hold on tight! We'll dive into everything from creating a business strategy to the changing world of technology. They'll share stories of the importance of research, innovation, marketing and the possible origins of Louisiana Hot Chicken. Francine provides industry insights from the world of Chickens, and Nicole provides her take on how being a celebrity chef has influenced her in the day-to-day world of running a business. On The Podium, we're joined by Jordon West - friend of the show and trained chef - to discuss our Top3 favourite comfort meals. There's a few surprises this week - including a promo code for Cluck 'N' Clever, a Seth-story about a cow, and a surprising change in his opinion of Blue Cheese. Have a napkin ready for this mouth-wateringly delicious episode, as we dive into business from farm-to-table. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Feb 2

1 hr 16 min

This week in the The Biz Dojo, we connect with Canadian Elite Basketball League CEO, and former CFL player, Mike Morreale. We'll talk about his path from player to executive, and the lessons learned along the way - including leadership insights from two of the incredible coaches he had along the way. We'll explore what it takes to build a start-up, and what to expect as you navigate your first years in business. Along the way, we also touch on innovation in sport and the Elam Ending.Mike will also take us through the importance of trusting your team, and the benefits you gain as a leader in doing so. Then, on the podium - sponsored by Beyond a Beaten Path - we'll talk about the top-3 game ending plays. We don't just have one special "field reporter" for this one, but two! It's another doozy of an episode. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Jan 26

57 min 9 sec

The Biz Dojo is back with the first episode for season 2 - and it's one you DO NOT want to miss. In this week's episode, we dive into the art of Strategic Storytelling with Bill Baker - Founder and Principal @ BB&Co. Strategic Storytelling . Bill takes us through his path to becoming a storyteller, and what it took to become an entrepreneur selling his skills. Then, we'll get deeper into effective storytelling, how to create a library, overcoming fears of presenting and so much more. After our conversation with Bill, we dive into  " The Podium" - with an announcement for season 2, and prizes for listening and commenting on social media! So, jump into our Season 2 Premiere, and join us for stories, learning, and - as always - a little bit of fun. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Jan 19

45 min 52 sec

In the Season 1 finale, Seth and JP recap the incredible guests that have taken time to join them and share their stories with our listeners. We discuss plans for our upcoming second season, and the many great leadership lessons we took away from this season. We also take the time to answer some questions from our fan-mail, and dive a little deeper into some of our experiences with leadership, mental health, development, coaching, as we share our tips & tricks for becoming a great leader. Thanks for listening to season 1 - and don't forget to rate and review our podcast in your favourite podcast apps. Stay connected with Seth and JP through social media over the break, as we continue to release exclusive content even while the podcast is retooling for the new season.  Website: http://www.thebizdojo.comInsta: http://www.instagram.com/bizdojopodcastTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/bizdojopodcastFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/thebizdojoSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Dec 2020

1 hr 1 min

This week in the Dojo, we're joined by Steve Rawles (Belvedere, Merit-Based Booking & Management). With over 2 decades of experience in the music industry, Steve lends his expertise and insight as we discuss the industry he's grown up in. Steve not only has significant time in the industry, but has also played shows and festivals around the world, having the opportunity to share the stage (and record) with Bad Religion, Pennywise, and many others along the way. Steve recently released a few covers, including an incredible punk-rock take on the Moana classic "How Far I'll Go", which has been a hot download already! (Check it out!!) Now runing his own business as well, Steve's depth of music knowledge and experiences will connect us to great stories and lessons in leadership, growth, discipline and perseverance. Download today from www.thebizdojo.com, or wherever you get your podcasts. Don't forget to support your local bands and arts as directly as possible. For Steve, you can do this in a few ways: Steve -https://steverawles.bandcamp.com/releaseshttps://belvedere.bandcamp.com/merchhttps://www.meritbasedbooking.com/@mikeyandhisukehttps://www.instagram.com/tv/CITWZnkjjcy/...@punkrockfactoryhttps://www.instagram.com/p/CIds1Pfj5VA/?igshid=4ngpd3rthqe9Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Dec 2020

42 min 34 sec

Rebecca Finley steps into The Dojo this week to share her experience in corporate strategy, and the fun (yes! FUN!) in governance. We explore some of her experiences assisting organizations through transformation and continuous development. We also spend time focused on learning more about inclusivity and the role that diversity plays. As Chair of Next Gen Men, Rebecca provides her insights on supporting and developing men to eliminate toxic masculinity and empower women. We'll also dive into the biggest influencers in our lives, and how they've taught us about equality. Then, on The Podium, we're joined by Kristine "Christmas" Jones to dive further into our family histories as we chat about some of our most beloved decorations for the upcoming season. Kick back beside the fireplace with some hot chocolate, click subscribe and join us for Episode 9! Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Dec 2020

1 hr 7 min

This week in the Dojo, we're joined by Val Sweet - Scotties champion and member of Team Canada. We talk about her journey as a skip, the transition to becoming a Third for a team of leaders, and the importance of teambuilding in sport. As a 2-time Scotties silver medalist and now champion, Val also shares her insights into sports psychology and the impact of training your mind to better yourself as a leader both on and off the ice. Then, on the The Podium, Linden joins Seth and JP as we shift to some virtual sports and dive into our top 3 video games. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Nov 2020

46 min 51 sec

Adam Huxley skates his way onto the Pod this week as we talk about his career as a semi-pro hockey player, and his transition to coaching. We go beyond the bench to explore his company, Huxley Hockey Conditioning, and what it takes to compete at a highest levels. Hux also talks about his time on the ice, and the work he's up to helping to train elite athletes from junior right up to the NHL. We'll also discuss how focused systems and coaching can provide that leg up in the game, in the draft, and in business. Seth and JP take some time to explore how coaching in sport and business align, and we're joined by a special long-time-listener,  first-time-caller Derek Pfisterer on the Podium as we talk hometown sports heroes. So fire up those earbuds, strap on some skates, and don't forget to hit subscribe. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Nov 2020

1 hr 5 min

This week, we connect with Gord Aker - professional coach from LogicalLeadership.ca, and Chairman of the Military Museums Foundation. Gord's experiences as a leader lead him to a life as an entrepreneur, coach and community builder. He shares his thoughts on transforming organizations, management process, sustainability and more. In honour of Rememberance Day, Seth and JP share stories from their families as well, and offer up a special moment on this week's segment of The Podium. We'd also like to thank the Government of Canada Department of National Defence and the  Canadian Armed Forces for providing access to recordings for this episode (The Last Post). Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Nov 2020

59 min 43 sec

In this week's episode, Carolin Vandenberg steps into the dojo to provide her experience and insights into coaching. As a Master Coach, Carolin's lessons help leaders find their internal coach, and seeks to break down the barriers that prevent us all from being better in the workplace, at home and everywhere in between. It's November 3rd - and that also means it's a very (VERY) important day - World Sandwich Day! So, fire up your toasters, get the mayo ready and stick around to the end as we rank each of our top 3 go-to sandwiches! Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Nov 2020

1 hr 6 min

This week in the Dojo, Nate Harper joins us from Strange Giant Pictures Inc. We explore his progressive career path, focusing on the moment, and the challenges (and luck) to staying ahead of the curve in a difficult industry. With credits spanning multiple roles within the industry, genres of filmmaking, and award-winning works that have been featured around the world, Nate has a unique perspective on the industry. Not only that - but he's eaten some pretty interesting meals in those travels. We'll find out his top 3 on The Podium. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Oct 2020

53 min 55 sec

This week, we chat with Daniel Delgado from Trade Space. Our conversation dives into starting up a new business, supporting others, and the importance of having the right attitude. Daniel also tells us about his experiences with past failures and what he's learned, and let's us in on where Trade Space is headed in the years ahead. Then on The Podium (now with a more appropriate introduction!), your two favourite hosts talk about their top 3 inventions before their time. Napster even gets an honourable (somewhat) mention. Beep boop chhrsssshhhh! (That's the sound of your internet downloading this episode). Check it out today on our website at www.thebizdojo.com, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Don't forget to check out our Insta: @bizdojopodcast and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/thebizdojo).  Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Oct 2020

59 min 1 sec

In this week's episode, Lauren Rose from Divine Coaching with Tarot joins us to talk about her journey to entrepreneurship. We'll spend some time discussing self-discovery, empowering women, leadership, boundary setting, and more. We even spend a little time talking about softball. We also have a VERY special guest join us for the first installment of a new segment called "The Podium" - you won't want to miss this one! Check it out today on Buzzsprout, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website (www.thebizdojo.com) or wherever you get your podcasts! Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Oct 2020

1 hr 4 min

In this episode, we're joined by Master Electrician and owner of Black Tie Electric, Vern Scott. Vern discusses his path to entrepreneurship, explains what he learned along the way, and how Guns 'n Roses and a rooftop patio played a part in starting his company. Seth and JP also share some of their learning experiences, and provide insight into their top 'scenic routes' that they've been on. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thebizdojo)

Oct 2020

46 min 22 sec