Ways of Working
#25 - Ashley Lougheed - Girl Time Inc.

#25 - Ashley Lougheed - Girl Time Inc.

July 9, 2021

Ashley Lougheed joins me for an emotional rollercoaster of a discussion with many inspirational stories for us all.

Ashley Lougheed is the CEO and founder of Girl Time Inc., a social club for everyday women and women in business. Ashley’s mission is to create a community — a Kula — for women, one where they can collaborate and create life-long friendships, live a healthy and active lifestyle and inspire each other to grow both individually and as a whole. She is a leader and a learner, with a diverse education including an Honours Degree in Sociology, a Bachelor of Education, a Degree in Interior Design and a Certificate in Event Planning.  

Ashley believes wholeheartedly that it’s time to connect and celebrate the rise of women as a collective vibration that is fuelled with love and compassion, bravery and greatness, empowerment and the readiness to thrive. She saw the needs, the wants and interests of women new and local to our town and has built a community to service those needs. At the end of the day, she is definitely a woman you want in your corner. 

You can find Ashley at https://www.girltimeinc.com/

 

 

#24 - Leslie Cunsolo + Jennifer Tindale - Calm. Connection. Community.

#24 - Leslie Cunsolo + Jennifer Tindale - Calm. Connection. Community.

July 5, 2021

Leslie Cunsolo + Jennifer Tindale of Wasaga Beach Yoga join the podcast in this special episode. Tune in to learn more about how these two were meant to meet, the support of the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre and resiliency of these two great individuals.

 

You can find them online - https://www.wasagabeachyoga.ca/

 

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This episode is sponsored by the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre

#23 - Amanda Sutton - Thought Leader Creator

#23 - Amanda Sutton - Thought Leader Creator

June 22, 2021

This episode I am joined by Amanda Sutton where we talk about breaking through the noise in today's digital world.

Amanda is passionate about putting people at their best and out front! With a 20 year career in public relations, communications and branding, she has trained hundreds of CEOs, managers and entrepreneurs on the subjects of personal branding, content strategy, media and reputation management. Her joy comes from helping people contribute more to the world with their skill set while showing them how to skip the line into thought leadership. She shares her tools on how to gain authority, inspire engagement and get booked and paid as an EXPERT IN DEMAND.

TUNE IN NOW!

#22 - Jason Gillham - Accelerating Entrepreneurship in SGB

#22 - Jason Gillham - Accelerating Entrepreneurship in SGB

June 1, 2021

Jason Gillham joins us on the show for a great episode on startups and accelerators!

Jason Gillham received both a bachelors and masters degree in applied science from the University of Waterloo. Raised in Duntroon and growing up in the community, Jason was an avid athlete in many sports competing in alpine skiing at elite levels. Upon graduation from the University of Waterloo, Jason founded his first business which developed underwater laser scanners and cameras to explore and inspect the depths of the ocean as far down as 6000m. This business was acquired in 2020 and Jason is now returning to the South Georgian Bay area as the Founding Executive Director of the South Georgian Bay Innovation and Technology Accelerator.

 

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This episode is proudly sponsored by the Centre for Business and Economic Development and the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre

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#21 - Darryl Hindle - Mobile water station expert

#21 - Darryl Hindle - Mobile water station expert

May 27, 2021

Darryl Hindle joins us on Ways of Working!

Darryl Hindle is the Owner of Quench Buggy and FestEquip which rent and distribute water stations for events and municipalities across North America. These products and services are geared towards reducing waste and adding promotional tools. 

Before staring these businesses Darryl was involved in different aspects of Industrial and Mechanical engineering with Automotive companies such as Chrysler, Magna and Manac as well as helping run the family rental business. Through the two current companies Darryl operates, over 175 festivals and events each year are able to provide free access to drinking water at events from Concert and festivals to sporting event. 

When not working, Darryl volunteers with Economic Development, Community Futures, minor hockey and minor lacrosse as well as enjoying family time and anything outdoors. 

 

This episode is proudly sponsored by the Centre for Business and Economic Development and the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre.

#20 - Ben Frisch - Digital Service Squad

#20 - Ben Frisch - Digital Service Squad

May 13, 2021

Ben Frisch joins us in this episode to talk about enabling entrepreneurs in the region through the provincial Digital Main Street program.

 

Ben Frisch has been working in Marketing and Communications for over 15 years. Since launching BFresh.Media in 2015 Ben has worked with many local, national, and even global brands and organizations, producing content and providing video content and digital marketing solutions. In early 2019, Ben was honoured to represent the Digital Main Street Program and become South Georgian Bay's Digital Service Squad representative. Since then, Ben has helped hundreds of businesses transform their digital marketing and has built a team of amazing squad members to help even more local businesses achieve their digital goals.

 
This episode of the Ways of Working Podcast is sponsored by the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre and the Centre for Business and Economic Development.
#19 - Richard Blundell - Global Sustainability Expert

#19 - Richard Blundell - Global Sustainability Expert

May 10, 2021

This was a phenomenal discussion with Richard Blundell on sustainability, business, future of transportation and the fact that there has never been a better time to start a business than right now.

Really inspiring episode!

Richard is currently Head of Strategy at Pantonium. He has over 35 years of senior executive management and consulting experience in the global environmental services and technology sectors.  Richard's international experience includes running businesses in East and West Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia (12 countries from India to China).  He has significant experience in new business creation and management of growth-stage businesses in global markets. He has completed over $500 million in combined corporate M&A transactions and private equity funding for early-stage companies.

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#18 - Gillian Fairley and Tim Newton - Developing and enabling local entrepreneurs

#18 - Gillian Fairley and Tim Newton - Developing and enabling local entrepreneurs

May 5, 2021

Hello everyone! We have two guests on the Ways of Working Podcast!

Gillian Fairley has assisted businesses in the community for over 9 years, providing mentoring, resources, advice and support during all phases of business start-up, development and growth.

Tim Newton has been helping business to start-up and expand across South Georgian Bay for over a decade. He is proud to have played a role in the evolution of Ontario’s #1 Entrepreneurial Community.

Tune in as we discuss the creation, growth and thriving nature of entrepreneurs in the region.

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This episode is sponsored by The Centre For Business and Economic Development and South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre.

#17 Shelby Taylor - Creating good for the world through nutritious, organic meal options!

#17 Shelby Taylor - Creating good for the world through nutritious, organic meal options!

April 23, 2021

We are back with another episode of Ways of Working (WoW) podcast with a highly successful Canadian Entrepreneur - Shelby Taylor!

 

Shelby Taylor is an entrepreneur on a mission to create good for the world through nutritious, organic meal options.

As a young mother and health food store owner, Shelby recognized the challenge of putting a healthy meal on the table that everyone would enjoy, so she turned a family favorite (pasta) into a superfood. In 2016, the company officially launched the organic pasta made from only chickpeas and lentils in the Canadian marketplace and then expanded into the US less than a year later.

In 2017, Shelby and her husband welcomed their second child into the world — just two days before signing her first venture capital deal with District Ventures Capital, Arlene Dickinson’s fund for innovative food and health brands.

Shelby remains committed to using her business as a force for good and, in 2019, Chickapea was ranked in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations on the planet—a reflection of the company’s commitment to meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

Now with about six years of experience as an entrepreneur, Shelby continues to live outside her comfort zone, stand firm in her values, overcome challenges and embrace failures, and she tries to help others to do the same. As a certified women-owned business, Shelby is passionate about helping other women bring their dreams to life.

Shelby holds a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies and Journalism from the University of Guelph-Humber.

Today, Shelby is the CEO of Chickapea in her hometown of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada where she lives with her husband and two children.

 

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#16 - Martin Rydlo - Helping people make the healthier choice

#16 - Martin Rydlo - Helping people make the healthier choice

April 10, 2021
Very exciting show ahead for you! Martin Rydlo joins me today on Ways of Working. A very timely episode given the need for more outdoors and a focus on health and mental wellbeing.
 
Martin is passionate about helping people make the healthier choice and get outdoors more.
 
Throughout his career, he has helped build products, services, companies and communities around this passion.
 
He has translated his marketing experience at Procter & Gamble, Minute Maid, Universal Studios and Campbell's into a methodical approach for developing strategies, brands and marketing campaigns for small businesses and communities.  In addition to launching sports supplement and recovery beverages, Martin helped Collingwood reposition itself as the preeminent eastern Canadian community for entrepreneurs and young adults seeking a more balanced, outdoor centric lifestyle.
 
He recently became President of Duntroon Highlands Resort Ltd, a golf course transforming itself into a four season retreat for people who want to experience a new kind of outdoor freedom.  This includes golf, a locally-inspired cafe, escarpment trail tours integrated with the Bruce Trail, as well as retreats to help reconnect families, friends and teams.
 
Martin lives in Collingwood with his family, exploring and celebrating the incredible assortment of outdoor adventures in South Georgian Bay.  He has held Board positions with a variety of community organizations including the Collingwood Youth Centre and South Georgian Bay Tourism Association.
 
The best way to connect with Martin is by coming up to Duntroon Highlands or via LinkedIn.
 
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