Ep: 66 | Emmett Hartfield | Intelligent Development

March 6, 2019

Emmett Hartfield is the owner and a founding partner of Intelligence House, a real-estate research, marketing, and sales company that collects and compiles the latest data, in order to help developers better understand where the market is going. Emmett and his team are changing the game of residential real estate development through statistical analysis and big data. In the podcast we cover residential development in Edmonton, learning lessons from great cities around the world, current issues Millennials are facing when it comes to owning property, and the vast potential Edmonton has to continue developing into a world-class city. I highly recommend this episode for anyone curious about real estate in Edmonton.

Episode Links

Intelligence House

Emmett Hartfield

Built For This: The Michael Bisping Story

Alberta Podcast Network

ATB Entrepreneur Centre

Speaking Municipally

Ep: 65 | Mack Male | Speaking Municipally, Mutually

February 27, 2019

Mack is a self-proclaimed Edmonton Geek as well as an entrepreneur, software developer, and writer.  His two primary passions in life are computer technology and storytelling, which he uses inconjunction to affect positive change in the city of Edmonton through various channels which we talk about in the episode. He is a dedicated community builder, and has given back to Edmonton through thousands of hours of board, committee, and other volunteer work for more than a dozen different organizations.

Episode Links

Speaking Municipally

MasterMaq Blog

Taproot Edmonton

Mack Male Twitter

Park Power

Alberta Podcast Network

Ep: 64 | Corey Hayes | Infecting Everyone

February 20, 2019

Corey Hayes is a philosopher, a poet, a writer, and a lifelong seeker of knowledge. Most nights you can find him in his element, slinging drinks and facilitating good times for all those looking to socialize, hook up, or otherwise escape reality. Corey is a kind and caring soul. Though he can come off as sarcastic and calculated, his heart is pure. This conversation touches a wide array of topics including millennials, the inevitable destruction of the world, and both the pitfalls and saving graces of the bar industry. Corey brings passion and enthusiasm to every interaction so there is something in here for everyone.

Episode Links

Corey Hayes

Alberta Podcast Network

PopCycle Podcast

ATB

Ep: 63 | Ashif Mawji | Resource(ful) (In)dependence

February 13, 2019

Ashif Mawji is a wildly successful tech entrepreneur and graduate of NAIT’s Computer Systems Technology Program. After multiple successful startups, Ashif's biggest hit came in 2012 when he sold his company, Upside Software, for $22 million. Now working as a venture capitalist, Ashif dedicates a ton of energy to making the city of Edmonton a better place through his philanthropic work with Kids Kottage, Stollery Children’s Hospital, and Edmonton Police Foundation. Ashif's aspirational legacy? To help grow Alberta's burgeoning Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning industry into a viable replacement for our resource dependency.

Episode Links

Ashif Mawji

Alberta Podcast Network

Shaw Business

Ep: 62 | Tim Yakimec | Toi, Toi, Toi to the Edmonton Opera

February 6, 2019

This week I thought I could bring a little more culture into the podcast and, hopefully, into your lives, so I brought Edmonton Opera's General Director, Tim Yakimec on the show. Tim began his career with Edmonton Opera as an assistant stage manager 23 years ago and has since worked his way up through the organization. Tim does a great job of walking a beginner like me through the history of the opera, what goes on behind the scenes, and why we, in the city of Edmonton, should care about it. Hope to see everyone at the finale of Hansel and Gretel this Friday, February 8!

Episode Links

Hansel and Gretel Tickets

Tim Yakimec

Alberta Podcast Network

Shaw Business

Ep: 61 | Viet Nguyen | Boodang Good Times

January 30, 2019

Viet Nguyen is a home-grown, self-made entrepreneurial success story in the music and event promotion industry. If you live in Edmonton, chances are you’ve gone to one of the events that his company, Boodang, has thrown at some point in the last 20 years. Viet also founded the musical act booking app, AGNT, in 2016 and is changing the way business is done between artist and venue. Viet is a guy raising Edmonton’s reputation on the world stage, and enjoying every moment of the process.

Episode Links

Boodang Music Canada

AGNT

Alberta Podcast Network

Shaw Business

Ep: 60 | Marty Forbes | Grandpa’s On Twitter!

January 23, 2019

VP, GM, and Director are some of the titles Marty Forbes has held professionally in his 48+ years in radio broadcast.  World traveller, grandfather, and philanthropist are among some of the roles he occupies in his personal life which, I would argue, are the ones he should be most proud of. An incumbent in the public service sector, Marty has raised tens of millions for charities and worked with organizations such as the Jerry Forbes Centre, Santas Anonymous, the Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree, Crescendo, and the John Cameron Changing Lives Foundation. In his "retirement", Marty does digital media and marketing consulting through his company, Radiowise. As energetic and enjoyable as they come, Marty Forbes is a force of a nature!

Episode Links

Marty Forbes Twitter

Marty Forbes Website

Jerry Forbes Centre

Santas Anonymous

Alberta Podcast Network

Modern Manhood Podcast

Ep: 59 | Jim Jerome | “I Don’t Care What You’re F*cking Eating For Dinner”

January 16, 2019

Longtime radio host and standup comedian, Jim Jerome, joins me on the podcast and gives us a look at the world through his unfiltered lens of sarcasm and snark. In an extraordinarily tender moment, Jim opens up about his past addictions, and how helping others now brings tremendous meaning and reward to his life. He's wonderfully offensive, yet infectiously lovable, and the world needs more like him.

Episode Links

Jungle Jerome Twitter

Jungle Jerome Instagram

Mess Hall Podcast

Alberta Podcast Network

Shaw Business Smart Suite

Ep: 58 | Coach Derek Stone | Chop Wood. Carry Water.

January 10, 2019

Derek Stone has a lot of balls in the air, with projects in athletics, oil and gas, and digital media. After many years of hard living, Derek has found his calling as a mental high-performance coach, helping athletes and others reach their full potential, through Stone Performance Academy. With a diverse set of interest, and a wealth of life-experience to draw upon, Derek is as engaging a guy as you'll meet. We cover business, drugs, coaching philosophies, podcasting, and plenty more in this wide-ranging conversation with Coach Derek Stone.

Episode Links

Stone Performance Academy

Derek Stone

Speaking Municipally Podcast

Alberta Podcast Network

Shaw Business

Ep: 57 | Tom Gazzola | Sporting Reporter

December 1, 2018

Today's guest is Tom Gazzola. Tom is best known for his work reporting for the Edmonton Oilers. Since moving on from the organization, Tom has brought his talents to the team at TSN in both producing and reporting capacities. A huge sports fan growing up, he really carved out a path for himself doing something he loves which is something we can all learn from.

Episode Links

Tom's Twitter - @tomgazzola

Alberta Podcast Network

Edmonton Community Foundation