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Secret Life of Entrepreneurs with Barb McGrath, #GoogleGirl

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WELCOME TO THE SECRET LIFE OF ENTREPRENEURS!The Secret Life of Entrepreneurs chronicles the success and secrets of locally owned businesses and owners. We are live with a new guest each show including local business owners and entrepreneurs who are making a difference.Join us to meet a new local bus… read more

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Ep. 75 Josh Haugerud of the Regina Folk Festival

April 6th, 2021

28:26

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

28:00

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

27:49

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

27:30

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

27:13

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

26:35

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

26:22

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

27:56

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

27:20

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

26:36

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

27:01

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

26:11

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

25:38

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

27:27

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

28:09

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

27:52

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

26:33

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

27:43

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

26:14

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

27:41

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

27:21

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

26:44

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

26:37

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

28:04

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

29:29

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

27:09

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

26:33

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

25:31

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

25:46

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

Ep. 46 Erika Gayle from Erika Gayle Photography

April 22nd, 2020

25:59

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

32:12

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

26:12

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

32:09

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

28:21

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

26:17

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

27:03

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

27:23

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

26:00

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

26:06

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

27:06

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

28:19

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

26:42

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

29:07

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

28:26

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

29:21

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

29:10

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

28:32

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

29:03

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

28:52

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

28:56

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

30:09

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

32:13

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

26:52

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

29:53

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

30:25

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

27:38

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

26:00

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

25:56

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

27:22

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

29:07

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

29:43

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

24:42

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

27:21

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

25:43

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

27:10

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

26:44

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

26:51

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

27:29

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

27:29

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

24:06

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

27:17

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

29:10

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

28:14

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

25:59

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

26:32

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

29:46

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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