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Secret Life

127 EpisodesProduced by Barb McGrath, #GoogleGirlWebsite

Welcome to the Secret Life podcast ~ a tell-all, share-the-goods show.The Secret Life chronicles the success and secrets of local businesses, organizations and community leaders. Join Barb McGrath #GoogleGirl, and her guests, to hear their story of what makes them tick, what drives them to succeed a… read more

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Ep. 125 Kay Peacey from Slick Business

August 14th, 2023



In Ep. 125 of the Secret Life podcast, I am joined by special guest Kay Peacey from Slick Business.

This episode is packed with incredible insights and valuable takeaways that you won’t …

Ep. 124 Marc Toews from Gateway Web AR

May 17th, 2023


A truck driver by day and a creator by night, Marc Toews has a vision for the un-real. 🙂

Marc's business, Gateway Web AR, creates augmented reality experiences like Scotty, the T. rex, Star Wars starfighters and …

Ep. 123 Sherry Pratt from Sherry Pratt Health Coach

May 17th, 2023


Accomplished corporate career to health coach? Yup!

Sherry Pratt is a certified coach and trained intuitive eating counselor. She left an …

Ep. 122 Aaron Strauss from Cache Tactical & Supply in Regina, SK

April 21st, 2023


Today's guest was born to be an entrepreneur.

Aaron Straus' first business was raising meat rabbits at the age of 7 on his family farm near Strasbourg, SK and by the age of 11, using money earned from his paper route, …

Ep. 121 Cedric Delavaud from Ludoland

April 5th, 2023


Today's guest is dishing on the lost art of woodworking!

Cedric Delavaud, a university educated business owner, returned to his roots🌳 (no pun intended!) and his passion to build a woodworking business creating, …

Ep. 120 Jasmine Patterson from BDC

March 8th, 2023


Today we're going behind the scenes to talk about programs that support entrepreneurs in growing, starting and expanding their businesses.

Jasmine Patterson is a well-known and well-respected business cheerleader from …

Ep. 119 Jeff Harmel from Realty Executives

January 24th, 2023


Thinking of selling your home?! Buying or selling; it's a BIG decision.

Today, we're joining Jeff Harmel from Realty Executives to chat buying and selling, tips to prepare as a buyer and an honest conversation on why …

Ep. 118 Shazhad Khoja from IBITS

January 20th, 2023


If you've ever received a spam email or aren't exactly sure what phishing is, today's episode if for you!

Fraudulent emails, scams, links and …

Ep. 117 Kathy Sabo from QC Gifts

January 20th, 2023


Kathy Sabo is the corporate girl gone rogue. After years in the corporate sector, travelling, recruiting and missing her family, Kathy decided it was time to turn in the frequent flyer points and try her hand at running …

Ep. 116 Andrea Lo from the Toronto Dating Hub

January 20th, 2023


Picture your perfect first date. Do you see a quaint little coffee shop? Maybe drinks & a movie?

How about puppy yoga? Or jet skiing?

Meet Andrea Lo and her not-so-conventional singles service. Andrea plans events …

Ep. 115 Karey Kapell from Next Level Business and Life Coaching

January 9th, 2023


Online mastermind groups are pretty common but today we're talking to an entrepreneur who 'just knew' that people were exhausted from spending their time and lives online. So she brought the online tradition back to a …

Ep. 114 Joel Sopp from Socially Acceptable Marketing

January 8th, 2023


Joel Sopp is a self-proclaimed social media evangelist. He believes 100% in the power of social media. In today's episode, Joel & I will go …

Ep. 113 Annabel Townsend from the Penny University Bookstore

October 13th, 2022


Book lover? Looking for your next page turner?

Today's guest wrote her PhD thesis about ideas of quality in the coffee industry at the University of Sheffield, UK, and then emigrated to Saskatchewan with her young …

Ep. 112 Cathlyn Melvin, Tedx Coach and Copywriter

October 12th, 2022


Cathlyn Melvin is a TEDx coach and copywriter whose insight has been featured via TEDx, Thrive Global, Fempreneur Online, The Writing Cooperative, and other outlets.

With a degree in theatre performance and over a …

Ep. 111 Corey Liebrecht from Zippity Zip Courier

October 6th, 2022


Corey Liebrecht is a pretty zippy guy. So much so that he named his business Zippity Zip Courier!

At the tender age of 53, he's a first time business owner.  Born and raised in Regina, he's lived his life in the …

Ep. 110 Quinn Nikulak of Kustom Kitties Canada

October 6th, 2022


With Christmas around the corner, we're all looking for gift ideas, sustainable ways to give and unique presents for family & friends. Look no …

Ep. 109 Tess Boehm of TotallyTess Tradeshows

October 6th, 2022


We are getting Totally Tess'd today!

TotallyTess is a community-oriented tradeshow company.  They not only put on tradeshows around the province, they also manage the Regina Summer Market, Regina Dragon Boat Festival …

Ep. 108 Shane Chapman from The Ultimate Deck Shop

September 6th, 2022


Today's episode takes some crazy twists & turns as we talk everything from starting a business to building a team and buying a minivan.

Shane Chapman is co-owner of The Ultimate Deck Shop in Regina & Saskatoon, …

Ep. 107 Dan Celis from Tommy's Speakeatery

September 6th, 2022


Looking for a local pub with Saskatchewan flavours and a farm-to-table menu?

Look no further than Tommy's Speakeatery!

I can personally attest to …

Ep. 106 Ann Corcoran - Dog Separation Anxiety Specialist

August 22nd, 2022


Continuing our series on our furry friends, 🐕 Ann Corcoran joins us today to talk about Dog Separation Anxiety.

After over 2 years of having constant companionship, many of us are returning to the office, routine, …

Ep. 105 with Louise Yates and Jennifer Berg discussing animal welfare and training

August 9th, 2022


Are you a pet parent and animal lover who believes you would never surrender a pet? Have you heard the stories in the news about animal shelters and …

Ep. 104 Jule Gilchrist from Cuppa'T Teas

July 25th, 2022


Is it just me, or do you think about drinking tea when you have a sore throat? What about when you can feel a cold coming on?

Tea is that warm, …

Ep. 103 Annika Mang of TrailCollectiv

July 11th, 2022


Today's guest is passionate about encouraging families to connect outdoors and has gained over 40,000 social media followers within the outdoor …

Ep. 102 Ronley Arnold from OSI-CAN

June 28th, 2022


PTSD, or post traumatic stress disorder impacts almost 10% of Canadians during their lifetime.

Our guest today is not a statistic; Ronley Arnold was …

Ep. 101 Susan Robertson of Susan Robertson Pottery

June 14th, 2022


Today's guest has always been a little on the "artsy" side. Even in her youth, she was involved in art, dance and theater.  It wasn't until she moved …

Ep. 100 Victor Roman of the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation

May 31st, 2022


You know all those "pretty pictures" and amazing designs you see on billboards, websites and in magazines? You can bet our guest today was instrumental behind more than a few of them. Victor Roman is the creative juice …

Ep. 99 Faith Alyssa Peter of Stressed Out Mamas Subscription Box [Discount Code!]

May 17th, 2022


Moms come in all shapes, sizes and colours but what binds us together is our love for our kids and our commitment to doing everything we can for …

Ep. 96 Meg Casebolt from Love at First Search

May 17th, 2022


Meg Casebolt is the founder of Love At First Search, an agency singularly devoted to helping online businesses get found in search results (like …

Ep. 98 Leah Mazur from Loop Digital

May 17th, 2022


Curious to know if Facebook & Instagram Ads are still working?

Or what targeting strategies a local business can use to attract more ready-to-buy customers?

Today's episode answers that and more!

Leah Mazur has been …

Ep. 97 Carmen Johanson and Kimberley Baldwin from PayTrail

February 24th, 2022


Today's guests are solving a $121 million dollar problem. A problem we all have and contribute to. Each year the amount of paper receipts used in …

Ep.94 Wilson Acton, serial entrepreneur and 4 x tech founder

February 15th, 2022


On today's episode we are joined by Wilson Acton.

Wilson is a builder.  A people builder. An organization builder and a community builder.

In addition to being a serial entrepreneur and 4x tech start-up founder, Wilson …

Ep. 95 Karen Kobussen from CanBall Games, Alexandria Professional Canadian Prairies and Sugar Spa YXE

February 14th, 2022


Our guest today was born an entrepreneur. But didn't realize it until she was 45 years old when she took the leap and bought a failing business in an …

Ep. 93 Carla Browne of Real Property Management

February 14th, 2022


Today's guest is the first mogul to join the show; a real estate mogul! Carla Browne is the President of Real Property Management Canada, a Canadian …

Ep. 92 Donna Ziegler | South Saskatchewan Community Foundation

January 16th, 2022


Donna leads the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation team as its Executive Director. 

She understands the importance of stewarding relationships between donors and charities and the importance of philanthropy in …

Ep. 91 Scott Love from Store to Door Canada

December 17th, 2021


Scott Love is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for local and a knack for business.

He started his first business when he was 18 and spent the next number of years in the franchise & food space. His franchises …

Ep. 90 Mark Heise, President of Rebellion Brewing

December 7th, 2021


Tune in to learn more about Mark Heise, President of Rebellion Brewing, a local craft brewer in western Canada. Rebellion Brewing's tagline, "Be a rebel; drink great beer" says everything you need to know about the …

Ep. 89 Brendan McGuire of Affinity Credit Union

November 17th, 2021


Have you ever wondered how to select a financial institution for business banking? Or what factors are most important to consider?

Coming up on the next 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐞𝐩𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐝𝐞 of the 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐭 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐨𝐟 …

Ep. 88 Tyler Clark of Prairie Benefits Solutions

October 21st, 2021


Coming up on today's LIVE episode of the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs we're talking all things employee benefits.

Ever wonder about the advantages of providing a benefit plan to your employees are? How important is it …

Ep. 87 Craig Reed of Virtus Group

October 20th, 2021


It's time for Ep. 87 of the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with special guest Craig Reed from Virtus Group! 🎙️

Craig is a partner with Virtus Group and provides accounting, tax, and business advisory services for his …

Ep 86 Daria Malin of Boost Strategic Coaching

October 20th, 2021


Have you ever wondered HOW to create a recognizable brand in a sea of noise? And, more importantly, HOW do you build & maintain your brand.

Brand …

Ep. 85 Bill Thorn from the Regina Humane Society

September 30th, 2021


Ever thought about adopting a pet? 🐶🐱 Maybe you've had to make the difficult decision to surrender your beloved four legged friend.

Whatever the …

Ep. 84 John Vuong of Local SEO Search Inc.

September 9th, 2021


Tune in to learn the in's and out's and do's and don'ts of SEO for local businesses!

Interested in learning more about SEO? Check out

Ep. 83 Linda Boryski of Saskatoon PhysioYoga

August 25th, 2021


Tune in to meet Linda Boryski from Saskatoon PhysioYoga!

Saskatoon PhysioYoga is the ONLY fully integrated physiotherapy and medical yoga therapy …

Ep. 82 Tracey Poffenroth Prato of RAD Talk with Tracey

August 19th, 2021


On today's LIVE episode of the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs we have Tracey Poffenroth Prato from RAD Talk with Tracey.

RAD Talk with Tracey is about creating a better life for every parent raising a child with Reactive …

Ep. 81 Janet Kotylak, 2021 YWCA Woman of Distinction Community Action Award

June 23rd, 2021


Today's guest exemplifies community action and volunteerism. 

Janet Kotylak is the winner of the 2021 YWCA Women of Distinction Community Action …

Ep. 80 Your Ultimate Guide to Local SEO

June 15th, 2021


Welcome to Your Ultimate Guide to Get Found with Local SEO, a special episode of the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs and a #GrowLocal episode.

Tune in to meet our customers, Skittles and Eva, who teach us about their …

Ep. 79 Jennifer Fox of Auto Electric Service

May 19th, 2021


Even though she remembers Family Christmas Parties in the training room today’s guest Jennifer Fox never expected she would one day work at and be a …

Ep. 78 Susan Robertson & Janet Akre of the River and Rail ArtVenture

May 13th, 2021


The River & Rail ArtVenture is a self-guided driving tour where you can explore a fascinating corner of Saskatchewan while visiting many of the creative artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs who call this region home.

Ep. 77 Karen Smith from the Saskatchewan Better Business Bureau

May 12th, 2021


Hold onto your seats folks, we've got an exciting episode for you. 

Today's guest is Karen Smith, CEO at Better Business Bureau serving Saskatchewan, …

Ep. 76 Julie Naismith of Subthreshold Training

April 12th, 2021


Pet Parent to Pet Trainer.... Pet Trainer to Local Business Owner.... Local Business Owner to global entrepreneur...  

Today's guest, Julie Naismith, …

Ep. 75 Josh Haugerud of the Regina Folk Festival

April 6th, 2021


Imagine starting a new job just in time to cancel a 50 year tradition?  That's what Josh Haugerud needed to do in 2020 when COVID hit. 

The Regina …

Ep. 74 Barb Stefanyshyn-Cote of Black Fox Farm & Distillery

March 3rd, 2021


This afternoon's guest has a firm belief in quality. Saskatchewan-made and distilled quality. Black Fox Farm and Distillery is Saskatchewan's premier, farm-based micro-distillery, located minutes from Saskatoon.

Barb …

Ep. 73 Cory Furman of Furman IP Law & Strategy

February 3rd, 2021


I don't know about you, but when I think of a local business, I don't often think about lawyers. 

And our guest today reaffirmed my thinking; Cory Furman is a homegrown, local guy with a law firm and client-base that …

Ep. 72 Tracy Archer of Knight Archer Insurance

February 3rd, 2021


Today's guest is a business leader, a strong family advocate, and a role model for her girls. Nothing makes her more proud than to be there for her …

Ep. 71 Tim Nickel of Fifth Business Consulting

January 6th, 2021


Our guest today has a very special skill. 

A mediator and conciliator at heart, Tim Nickel is the owner/operator of Fifth Business Consulting. From …

Ep. 70 Taylor Weisgerber of Spartan Mechanical Services

January 6th, 2021


I’m excited to introduce you to today’s guest!

 A graduate of Luther College High School in Regina, Saskatchewan, he started off as a plumbing …

Ep. 69 Lisa McIntyre of The Optical Shoppe

December 3rd, 2020


Today's guest has a very "clear" view of our community and her future as an entrepreneur!   

Growing up, Lisa was part of a family-owned business. …

Ep. 68 Santa Clause

December 3rd, 2020


Wow are we in for a treat today!!  

Today's guest joins us all the way from the North Pole!!!   Fresh out of the workshop, he's left the Elves to …

Ep. 67 Kait Waugh of Fat Plant Farm

November 5th, 2020


Coming up today on the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs, our guest shares her story of turning a lifelong love into a thriving business. Fat Plant Farm …

Ep. 66 Natasha Vandenhurk of Three Farmers Foods

November 5th, 2020


Today's guest is the CEO and co-Founder of Three Farmers Foods; a Canadian brand that provides healthy, wholesome plant-based snacks. (And I can say …

Ep. 65 Dianne Beauchamp from Puroclean

October 13th, 2020


Today's guest is no stranger to clean up, messes, and spills with 3 kids and a busy business. 

When Dianne Beauchamp and her husband, Greg Stephanson, were on the hunt for the right business, they stumbled upon …

Ep. 64 Adele Buettner of AgriBiz Communications

October 8th, 2020


As the Chief Inspiration Officer (aka President/Owner) of a boutique communications and management firm in Saskatoon, SK, Adele works closely with …

Ep. 63 Mary Weimer from Conexus Credit Union

October 7th, 2020


Coming up on Ep. 63 of the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs we have Mary Weimer of Conexus Credit Union.

Mary was born and raised in Regina. A University of Regina graduate, she and her husband, Jeremy, have owned the …

Ep. 62 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Winter Fedyk of Silo Strategy

September 24th, 2020


Today's guest left the corporate world to purse a political dream. She spoke confidently and articulated her vision for our country and our home. In …

Ep. 61 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Heather Day from C.S. Day Transport

August 20th, 2020


Heather is passionate about the trucking industry and is a member of the Board of Directors for both the Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) and for the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA).   Before transitioning to …

Ep. 60 Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Amber Goodwyn, 91.3FM CJTR Regina Community Radio

August 6th, 2020


Amber Goodwyn is the acting Executive Director at 91.3FM, CJTR Regina Community Radio on Treaty 4 land / in Regina, SK. Before moving to Regina in 2012 she was the Music Coordinator and Music Librarian at CKUT 90.3FM in …

Ep. 59 Cari Bode, YWCA of Regina, Women of Distinction Nominee 2020

June 19th, 2020


Cari ran her first half marathon in 2005, and her first full marathon just one year later in 2006. Since then, she has been committed to training …

Ep. 58 Donna-Rae Crooks, YWCA Women of Distinction Nominee 2020

June 17th, 2020


Donna Crooks' personal vision is to make a difference in the lives of others through her work and in her life. She is the Founder & Chief at Brain Snacks Co, a platform business with a mission to help close the …

Ep. 57 Michelle Godecki, Nominee, YWCA of Regina Women of Distinction 2020

June 17th, 2020


Michelle is a passionate teacher of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing in Regina. When one of her twin sons was born Deaf she began classes in American Sign Language (ASL). She fell in love with the language and the …

Ep. 56 Sarah Tkachuk, Nominee, YWCA of Regina Women of Distinction 2020

June 17th, 2020


Sarah is the leader of KPMG's Tax Services practice in Regina. Throughout the past 21 years, Sarah has specialized in helping owner-managed businesses and entrepreneurs as their business adviser. Working closely with …

Ep. 55 Dr. Sharon Leibel, Nominee YWCA Women of Distinction 2020

June 17th, 2020


Sharon Leibel is a family physician and Child Abuse Consultant in Regina.  A Saskatchewan girl through and through, Saskatchewan is where she …

Ep. 54 Doug Yaremko, Paddock Wood Brewery

June 16th, 2020


Mmmmm, a tall cold one on the patio. Now that's a summer day in Saskatchewan. 

Today's guest is going to talk about the 4 simple ingredients that …

Ep. 53 Madhu Kumar, Nominee, YWCA of Regina, Women of Distinction 2020

June 16th, 2020


Madhu Kumar was born and raised in India where she received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees. Kumar earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Regina with Great Distinction in …

Ep. 52 Eric Oelson from Mortise & Tenon Store

June 3rd, 2020


Eco Friendly. Environmentally Friendly. Natural Products. Zero Waste. Minimalism. These are just a few of the words used to describe todays' guests' business.   

Mortise & Tenon Store, started like many, but …

Ep. 51 Kim Korven from The Gentle Way Divorce

May 27th, 2020


Imagine a better way. A gentle way through family conflict or divorce. 

Today's guest left her thriving law practice to create a better way for …

Ep. 50 Erin Vaughn of Kinetic Auto Service Ltd

May 20th, 2020


It's time to meet today's guest!  

Erin Vaughan is owner/operator/head mechanic/chief marketer and lead tail wagger at Kinetic Auto Service. She and her team whip up delight on a daily basis for customers with vehicle …

Ep. 49 Lisa Brice of Brice Photography

May 13th, 2020


And here we go for another episode of the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs!  Today’s guest has a keen eye, steady hand and patience galore for her target audience! 

In this digital age, we often forget to preserve and take …

Ep. 48 Colleen Strauch from Luther College at the U of R

May 7th, 2020


Luther College at the U of R is a federated college on the U of R campus. All U of R & Sask Polytech students can live in The Student Village or …

Ep. 47 Doug Pattison with Pattison Health

April 29th, 2020


Feel a twinge? An ounce of prevention as they say…

Ep. 46 Erika Gayle from Erika Gayle Photography

April 22nd, 2020


Turn on your imagination station, today we are talking boudoir! :)

For every woman, or man, who's ever dreamed about, or tried to muster the courage, to create boudoir photos, this episode will inspire you. (True …

Ep. 45 Carly Patryluck from House of Paws Pet Boutique

April 12th, 2020


As much as I love talking to local business owners, there is ONE thing I love even more! And that's talking to a local business owner about my dog! We are self-proclaimed pet parents and today's guest is going to set me …

Ep. 44 Erin Caleval from Erin & Associates Insurance

April 8th, 2020


Surprised to hear us back again so soon? :)

During isolation and social distancing, the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs will be produced weekly.

If you …

Ep. 43 Jess Tiefenbach from Stay n Play Parenting and Nikki Jacquin from Nikki's Portraits of Childhood

April 1st, 2020


Woo Hoo, we're back!

These last couple weeks have been challenging for everyone; new norms, social rules to stay safe and a stronger sense of …

Ep. 42 Nadene Joy from Nadene Joy

March 9th, 2020


We have a very exciting guest coming up on today's episode of the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs. Nadene Joy is the CEO, Executive Leadership and …

Ep. 41 Richard Arockiasamy and Sanjana Kumta from GreenMache

February 19th, 2020


And here we go! Welcome Richard Arockiasamy and Sanjana Kumta of GreenMaché!

Richard and Sanjana are two of four friends who started GreenMaché because they are deeply concerned about the growing amounts of waste being …

Ep. 40 Jodi Barrett from Kettlebell Kickboxing Canada

February 12th, 2020


On this episode of the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs, we welcome Jodi Barrett, a kettlebell of energy and the CEO of Kettlebell Kickboxing Canada. …

Ep. 39 Erin Kinder from Kinder Surprises Antiques

January 24th, 2020


Today's guest turned a huge 100 year old hip roof barn and outbuildings into an amazing antiques shop!

Winner of the 2018 Tourism of Saskatchewan …

Ep. 38 Tanner Goetz from Munz Media

January 8th, 2020


Love what you do, and you'll never work another day in your life.  Our guest's story begins in 2011, when he started “Next Level Media” to create content for Saskatchewan sports organizations and small businesses. 

In …

Ep. 37 Jessica McNaughton from memoryKPR

December 20th, 2019


Ooooo, it's my favourite day of the week!  

My guest today is Jessica McNaughton, High-Performance Coach and Founder of memoryKPR.  

Stay tuned to learn about her endeavours into entrepreneurialism, working in a startup …

Ep. 36 Wendy Turner-Larsen from Turner-Larsen Consulting

November 27th, 2019


Welcome to another Wednesday episode of the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs! Today is our 36th episode! Wow, time flies!  

My guest today, Wendy Turner-Larsen, joins us to talk about "connection," its importance as a …

Ep. 35 Jill Poulton from Transformational Leadership

November 13th, 2019


Today's guest needs no introduction! 

She is a cheerleader, mentor, adviser, leader, coach and friend.  Jill Poulton joins us today to talk Juntos, …

Ep. 34 Janci Templeman from Walker Wakefield

October 30th, 2019


If you're on the prairies, today feels a little too much like winter. Our guest today will warm your heart and your soul with her real estate secrets …

Ep. 33 Denise Anderson, Author, Divorce in a Small Town

October 16th, 2019


Today's guest is a bundle of energy, wisdom and heart! Please welcome Denise Anderson to the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs!  

Denise is an author, speaker, coach and cheerleader of all. Her new book, Divorce in a Small …

Ep. 32 Anne Gibbons from Gibbons Travel Consulting

October 2nd, 2019


Wow, and here we go!  Our guest today is Anne Gibbons, owner of Gibbons Travel Consulting.  

Anne will talk about the pitfalls of online booking and …

Ep. 31 Charlene Sanjenko from PowHERhouse Media

September 18th, 2019


If you don't know this beautiful lady, you need to!

The Western Canada Leadership Accelerator takes place in Regina Sept 25-27 and members of her …

Ep. 30 Dr. Vianne Timmons from the University of Regina

September 4th, 2019


This Italian Catholic woman is a trailblazer from Northern Labrador, steadfast on her family relationships and a strong advocate for the #MeToo

Ep. 29 Margaret Kisikaw-Piyesis from All Nations Hope Network

August 21st, 2019


Welcome to the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs and our ongoing series, Women in Leadership!  

Our guest today is a recipient of the 2019 YWCA of Regina Women of Distinction. Margaret Kisikaw-Piyesis, CEO of All Nations …

Ep. 28 Dr. Renatta Varma, Opthamologist

August 7th, 2019


Dr. Renatta Varma, our guest today for Women in Leadership on the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs, is the first and only woman vitreo-retinal surgeon in Saskatchewan and one of only four female vitreo-retinal surgeons in …

Ep. 27 Jo-Anne Dusel from PATHS (Provincial Association of Transition Houses & Services)

July 24th, 2019


Welcome to Women in Leadership on the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs! 

Today's guest, Jo-Anne Dusel, Executive Director of PATHS brought me to tears when she revealed the incidence of intimate abuse in our province.   We …

Ep. 26 Dr. Emily Bamforth, Paleontologist

July 10th, 2019


Dr. Emily Bamforth joins us today on the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs in our series, Women in Leadership, to talk about her secrets of success and how she has enjoyed the "thrill of the dig" since early childhood.   

Ep. 25 Nigora Yulyakshieva from the City of Regina

June 26th, 2019


Welcome to an exciting episode of the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs! 

Today is our second episode in the Women in Leadership series and our guest …

Ep. 24 Pam Klein from Phoenix Group and Miriam Johnson from the Sask Roughriders

June 12th, 2019


Join us for the first in our series, Women in Leadership, when Pam Klein from Phoenix Group will join me with Miriam Johnson from the Saskatchewan …

Ep. 23 Gr 5 & 6 Students Talking About Entrepreneurship

May 29th, 2019


On today's episode, I went off-roading with a class of Gr. 5 & 6 students to learn what they think about entrepreneurialism; what it is; why someone becomes an entrepreneur and what their future endeavours might …

Ep. 22 Tiffany Wolf from Helium Communications

May 15th, 2019


So looking forward to this week's guest on the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs!  

Tiffany Wolf from Helium Communications joins me to talk #ladyballs, …

Ep. 21 Jeff Kinash from Peregrine Farm

May 1st, 2019


Welcome to the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs!  We are live on location at Queen City Collective, Regina's gathering space, with Jeff Kinash from …

Ep. 20 Charlene Oancia from Springer & Oake

April 17th, 2019


Welcome to the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs!  Many people are becoming more aware of what they put 'ON' and 'IN' their body.  

As the saying goes, you only have one body, treat it well. And our guest today will tell us …

Ep. 19 Dan Benesh from BarterPay Regina

April 3rd, 2019


Ever heard of BarterPay Regina?

If you have, you're sure to be smiling right now, thinking "love these guys!" If not, be sure to stay tuned for our show with Dan Benesh, to talk all things barter.  

As a member, I can …

Ep. 18 Prabha Mitchell from WESK

March 20th, 2019


Many of you know our guest today, Prabha Mitchell, CEO of WESK - Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. 

If you are an entrepreneur, you can be sure her name is familiar!  Listen in as she talks about what drives her to …

Ep. 17 Terrie Dunand from Re/Max Crown Realty

March 6th, 2019


Our guest today will change it up a bit. Spring is almost always a busy time in real estate but the last couple years have seen some deep declines. 

Tune in as Terrie Dunand from Queen City Homes talks about the …

Ep. 16 Kim Zacaruk from Stone's Throw Coffee Collective

February 20th, 2019


Coffee anyone? Stone's Throw Coffee Collective is a community favourite as a long standing coffee establishment. 

Kim Zacaruk joins us to talk …

Ep. 15 Luke Rossmo and Gareth Bawden, Musicians and Entrepreneurs

February 6th, 2019


Our guests today, yes that's plural, are easy on the eyes and easy on the ears. We had an extra special treat with Luke Rossmo and Gareth Bawden, who not only talked about their entrepreneurial journey, they also shared …

Ep. 14 Kristen Hill from Kristen's Cultures & Joy Filled Face Painting

January 24th, 2019


Our guest today is Kristen Hill, owner and sole proprietor of Kristen's Cultures, a local fermented foods creator and distributor.  

If you are not …

Ep. 13 Cyndie Knorr from Cynergy Coaching

January 23rd, 2019


Join us Wednesday, January 9 for our first show of 2019 with Cyndie Knorr from Cynergy Coaching. Cyndie is a high performance coach who will help you turn excuses and acceptance into action and forward momentum. 

Cyndie …

Ep. 12 Paul Burch from Echo Lotto

December 12th, 2018


We have a very special guest on the show today - meet Paul Burch from Echo Lotto, a Canadian company changing the way charities sell tickets for …

Ep. 11 Rea Faber from Amaranth Designs

November 28th, 2018


Today's show will warm you up on this icy and chilly Wednesday as Rea Faber joins us to talk fashion (she's a designer), fitness (she runs …

Ep. 10 Brandi Good from BLG Business Solutions

November 14th, 2018


Well today's show is a long time in the making. Brandi and I first talked about her joining me for an episode of the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs …

Ep. 9 Dr. Gina Grandy from the Hill | Levene Schools at URegina

October 31st, 2018


Join us to hear from Dr. Gina Grandy from the Paul J. Hill School of Business | Levene Gsb to learn more about the schools' role in building young …

Ep. 8 Candyce Fiessel from The Style Academy & Shear Escape

October 17th, 2018


Ep. 8 with Candyce Fiessel from The Style Academy and Shear Escape Salon and Spa Today's guest is a powerhouse on the Regina entrepreneurial scene. She started her first business as a young teen and has never looked …

Ep. 7 Michelle Strawford from Belle Chic and What Women Want

October 3rd, 2018


Today's guest, on the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs, needs very little introduction. 

Michelle Strawford is owner operator of Bella Chic Fashion & Décor and manager of the What Women Want events in Regina and Moose …

Ep. 6 Jordan McFarlen from Conexus Credit Union / Cultivator

September 19th, 2018


In today's episode we'll talk with Jordan McFarlen from the Conexus Business Incubator about the project launch, the 24 Hour Startup Event and the long term benefits to our province.

Ep. 5 Cheryl Giambattista from Health Coach Cheryl

September 5th, 2018


Today's guest is Health Coach Cheryl, founder of the Simple Swaps program. Cheryl is a busy mom with six children, a new grandbaby and a hubby who travels. I think she really does do it all!

Ep. 4 Joanne Frederick from Prairie Centre for Mindfulness

August 22nd, 2018


In Episode #4 we had the great pleasure to hear from Joanne Frederick, a Registered Psychologist and teacher of mindfulness. Joanne owns Prairie …

Ep. 3 John Hopkins & Amanda Baker, Regina Chamber of Commerce

August 15th, 2018


In Episode #3 we had the great pleasure of meeting John Hopkins, Executive Director and Amanda Baker, Membership Coordinator from the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce to discuss the challenges facing local …

Ep. 2 Christina Carlson from Queen City Collective

July 25th, 2018


Christina Carlson from Queen City Collective joins us to discuss the co-working trend and the supports available for solopreneurs and freelancers who …

Ep. 1 Barb McGrath from Above the Fold

July 11th, 2018


Tune in as we talk marketing, pets, local business and WHY the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs!

Remember, you worked hard for your success, don't keep it a secret!

Bye for now!

Prequel with Barb McGrath from Above the Fold

September 28th, 2017


Before the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs, there was a guest appearance on another radio show.

This TOTALLY hooked me on talking to others about their business, their insider secrets and what the heck kept them going in …

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