Category: Podcast

Being Intentional About Self-Reflection w/ Raphael Wong

Raphael is on a mission to help people live a life they are proud of. With his obsession in data, process and technology, he believes that the answers show up in how we systematically build momentum in our life.

By day, he works with leading Executives and Civil Servants as Director of Strategic Initiatives, and by night he hosts The Canvas Series podcast (where he interviews up-and-coming entrepreneurs and unpacks their habits and routines), and is in the early stages of building a fully contextual system to help you design your life.

Follow Raphael’s journey on Instagram.

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

Knowing Your Default Habit w/ Kimberly Ann Johnson

Kimberly is a birth doula, sexological bodyworker, somatic experiencing practitioner, postpartum care advocate, and single mom.

She is the co-founder of the STREAM School for Postpartum Care, where they train birth professionals, yoga teachers, massage therapists, somatic therapists, midwives, doulas and acupuncturists to help women prepare for and recover from birth. She wrote her first book, The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality, so that new moms don’t have to go through what I went through and instead can have the most radiant and whole postpartum period possible.

Follow Kim’s journey at Magamama and on Instagram

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

Rocking Mental Fitness On A Mountain Bike w/ Brian Kennedy

Brian is flat out awesome energy! We take the conversation of Mental Fitness to the trails and the world of mountain biking to provide a completely different perspective on reflection.

Brian’s mission is to mountain bike the best trails in the world on YouTube and bring you along with him. He wants to inspire people to get off the computer and go for a ride, make new friends and see new places. Life is for living.

The full backstory to BKXC.
BKXC on Instagram
BKXC on YouTube

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Simple Mindset Shifts That Lead To Massive Results w/ Nikki Sharp

After years of working as an international model, Nikki started to realize that she was tired of always wanting to be “skinny” and started pursuing her new desire – health. Through her work as a health coach and wellness blogger, Nikki’s mission is to spread the knowledge of healthy living for the mind, body and soul.


Check out Nikki’s KYŌ Pack on Creating Your Dream Life
Follow Nikki’s journey on Instagram
The Adulting Podcast 👉🏻@theadultingpodcast
Her latest book Meal Prep Your Way to Weight Loss


Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

Finding Your Quiet Space With Movember’s Mitch Hermansen

As the development director at the Movember Foundation, Mitch Hermansen is passionate about Men’s Mental health and is using one of his own mental fitness practices to raise awareness and funds for men’s mental health.

This year my goal is to raise $5,000 for men’s mental health. To do it I’m going BIG, being a bit bold, and getting preeeetty cold…!

I’ll be swimming 8km in the Pacific Ocean. I’ve never swam that far; and for context, when I moved to Vancouver I could barely pump out 12 laps in the pool. Regardless, Im going for it. It will take me about 2.5 hours to complete.

Why am I doing this? Well, I never got to meet my grandfather. He died by suicide when I was only a few months old. To this day I often wonder what I missed out on. What I could have learned from him. What memories could have been made with my grandfather if things had been different.

So this is for him.

With 3/4 of all suicides being by men, it’s unfortunately not an uncommon story. Poor mental health is a killer, and it’s hitting the men in our lives. I want this swim, and my moustache, to be a symbol that gets people talking about it.

Please donate if you‘d like to help me reach my $5000 goal.

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

Restoring Normality with Jonni Pollard

Jonni Pollard is best known for bringing meditation to the mainstream through his organization, 1 Giant Mind and its Learn to Meditate smartphone app. As one of the top rated meditation apps, 1 Giant Mind has taught hundreds of thousands of people worldwide how to meditate for free.

He is also recognized for leading mass meditations at some of the world’s biggest lifestyle events and festivals (Wanderlust, Lightning in a Bottle, The Big Quiet). Jonni teaches private meditation and personal development for entrepreneurs, CEOs, celebrities, political leaders and wellness experts across yoga and meditation.

More information on the 1 Giant Mind Teacher Training.

Make sure to check out Jonni’s newly released book : The Golden Sequence : A Manual for Reclaiming Our Humanity

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

Shedding Your Shell With Arman Afkhami

Arman Afkhami is pure passion and awesome energy. You can’t help but smile when in his presence so it’s not surprising that he’s been a part of Just For Laughs for over 10 years. He’s also been spending time leveling up his is own personal stand-up comedy so make sure to follow his adventure on Instagram!

Even though Arman is known for being that bright light of energy in any room, it does not mean he has not had to face his own mental health challenges. We talk about how he got out of a severe depression and how he keeps his mind fit to handle anything thrown his way.

This episode is dedicated to Arman’s late brother Pejman Afkhami.

For everything Just For Laughs 👉🏻

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

Raising Your Energy Levels With Jamie Wheal

Jamie Wheal, Executive Director of the Flow Genome Project is a leading expert on the neurophysiology of human performance. He leads a team of the world’s top scientists, athletes and artists dedicated to mapping the genome of the peak-performance state known as Flow.

Full details on the Flow Genome Project 👉🏻

Flow Genome on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

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Advocating For YOU with Danny Shea

Danny is part of the team at Thrive Global striving to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance well-being, performance, purpose, and create a healthier relationship with technology.

Before heading global expansion at Thrive Global Danny spent over ten years at The Huffington Post, where he helped build the company from a startup into the world’s leading online publication.

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

Resetting the Planet with Darren Austin Hall

Darren Austin Hall has spent much of his life being enchanted by the sacred power of music and sound. Initially, Darren discovered this ability during his childhood, when in moments of solitude, he would find himself impressed upon by a critical mass of interstellar music and channeled sounds.

Sound healing is a great nexus of intersection between ancient wisdom and modern science. It is one of the hotspots for the rebirth of a new renaissance that is opening the possibility of universal truth based on the common ground of vibrational reality.

Follow Darren’s journey & experience his new album 👉🏻

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

Finding the Fun Again With Nick Broadhurst

Like his music, there are many layers to Nick Broadhurst. He’s a singer. A songwriter. A film producer. A founding member of Sneaky Sound System. A saxophonist for Flight Facilities. A podcast host, meditation and Ayurveda advocate, visual artist, entrepreneur, performer, father and husband.

Uniting these varied accomplishments is the driving force behind all his work: the pure expression of creativity through music and sharing his most vulnerable moments in life.

For more information about Nick and to follow his journey 👉🏻

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

Managing the ‘Sprinting Marathon’ with Isaac Souweine

Isaac is a Partner at Real Ventures focused on pre-seed investments in Montreal-based companies. He’s also the General Manager of FounderFuel. Prior to joining Real, Isaac held product leadership roles in high growth startups (Sonder, Frank + Oak) and large tech companies (Yahoo, Scholastic). Throughout his career, Isaac has been an active mentor, speaker, and organizer with a deep commitment to paying it forward. A husband and father of two, he thinks Montreal is the perfect place to build a world-class startup ecosystem while raising a family.

Follow Isaac’s journey at Real Ventures and FoundersFuel.

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

Laugh, Think & Cry Each Day With Perry Monaco

Perry is a customer success leader, storyteller, speaker, marathoner, Elvis fan, barista, father and human.

As the Head of Customer Success at LinkedIn Canada, Perry offers a great perspective around the importance of Mental Fitness in a corporate culture. And it all started by knowing the top 3 apps on the phone of Linked In CEO Jeff Weiner’s home screen.

Jim Valvano ESPY Speech – Laugh, Think & Cry

Follow Perry’s journey on LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

Taking Control Of Your Day With Jake Knapp

Jake Knapp is the author of Make Time and the New York Times bestseller Sprint.

Jake spent 10 years at Google and Google Ventures, where he created the Design Sprint. He has since coached teams like Slack, Uber, 23andMe, LEGO, and The New York Times on the method.

Previously, Jake helped build products like Gmail, Google Hangouts, and Microsoft Encarta. He is currently among the world’s tallest designers.

Follow Jake’s journey on : Medium | Twitter

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud