Episode 67: A Deep Dive into PR with Janis Galloway

Welcome to the first of a new type of episode you'll hear interspersed between the regularly scheduled episodes of That's So Maven! This week, I sat down with past podcast guest Janis Galloway, the CEO of Publicity Room, to have an in-depth conversation about PR. 

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Listen to our chat here:

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That's So Maven! is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB Financial. The network is growing as we speak, so make sure you check out all of the local podcasts who are a part of it!

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Thank you so much for tuning in to this episode of the podcast. If you liked the deep dive format, please let me know in the comments below or on social media, because I'm excited to do many more of these in the future! Next week, we'll be meeting Yuliya Cruikshank, owner of Epic Experiences.

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 66: Ainsley Hillyard

This week, I sat down with artist Ainsley Hillyard, who in addition to being one of the founders of the Good Women Dance Collective does a wide variety of work in the dance and theatre communities here in Edmonton and beyond. 

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Listen to our chat here:

You can also tune in and subscribe on iTunes and Google Play!

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Photo by Marc J. Chalifoux

Photo by Marc J. Chalifoux

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Photo by Marc J. Chalifoux

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That's So Maven! is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB Financial. The network is growing as we speak, so make sure you check out all of the local podcasts who are a part of it!

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Thank you so much for tuning in! Next week, we're kicking off a new series of episodes I hope to offer as often as I can - deep dives! These are a little more educational in nature, offering a professional's thoughts on a specific subject. Our first will be a deep dive into PR with Publicity Room CEO and past That's So Maven! guest, Janis Galloway

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 65: Cloud Nine Pajamas

This week, I sat down with Robyn, Miranda, and Kate, the three sisters who work together to run Cloud Nine Pajamas, which has three locations in Edmonton - soon to be four. We gathered at their beautiful Windermere location to talk about their family journey in running a business. 

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Listen to our chat here:

You can also tune in and subscribe on iTunes and Google Play!

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That's So Maven! is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB Financial. The network is growing as we speak, so make sure you check out all of the local podcasts who are a part of it!

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Thank you so much for tuning in! Next week, we'll be chatting with Ainsley Hillyard, who works as a dancer, choreographer, actor, and overall artist with Good Women Dance Collective here in Edmonton. (And who happens to be Episode 57 guest Alexis Hillyard's little sister!)

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 64: Sina Zere

This week, I sat down with Sina Zere, who moved out of a career in healthcare and pharmaceuticals and tackled a fear of success to open Edmonton's first wax bar, Buff Wax Spot.

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Listen to our chat here:

You can also tune in and subscribe on iTunes and Google Play!

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That's So Maven! is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB Financial. The network is growing as we speak, so make sure you check out all of the local podcasts who are a part of it!

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Thank you so, so much for tuning in! Next week I'll be chatting with the first trio to be on the show - sisters Robyn, Kate, and Miranda will be joining us from Cloud Nine Pajamas!

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 63: Emily Chu

This week, I sat down with Emily Chu, illustrator, maker, and instructor at EDAC. This was an especially fun conversation for me because I've been a fan of Emily's work for a long time, AND she's part of my extended family, so it was very cool to learn more about her journey and her creative process.

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Listen to our chat here:

You can also tune in and subscribe on iTunes and Google Play!

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That's So Maven! is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB Financial. The network is growing as we speak, so make sure you check out all of the local podcasts who are a part of it!

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Thank you so much for tuning in to this week's episode of the show. Next week, I'm chatting with Sina Zere, the wax maven behind Buff Wax Spot, Edmonton's first wax bar.

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 62: Jacquelyn Cardinal

This week, I sat down with Jacquelyn Cardinal, who founded Naheyawin with her brother, Hunter, about a year a half ago. We dove into indigeneity, feminism, app obsessions, project management, diversity and representation, and so, so much more.

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Listen to our chat here:

You can also tune in and subscribe on iTunes and Google Play!

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That's So Maven! is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB Financial. The network is growing as we speak, so make sure you check out all of the local podcasts who are a part of it!

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Thank you so much for tuning in! Next week, we're getting colourful with Emily Chu, illustrator, maker, and general creative powerhouse.

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 61: German Villegas

This week is another special episode and includes another venture off the "usual" here at That's So Maven! - we've got a man on the show! I sat down with German Villegas, youth mental health worker, masculinity researcher, and host of The Modern Manhood Podcast. I thought it would be really interesting to chat with German about his journey to starting the podcast and explore how things like gender stereotypes and inequality hurt everyone. 

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Listen to our chat here:

You can also tune in and subscribe on iTunes and Google Play!

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Fun fact: The Modern Manhood Podcast and That's So Maven! are both members of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial. The network is also expanding to include a lot of other exciting Alberta-made podcasts as we speak, so be sure to check them out and tune in to something you haven't listened to before!

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Thank you so much for tuning in to this second special episode of the show. If you enjoyed my deep dive into why I started the show, and this week's conversation with German, let me know! I'd like to develop more episodes like this as time moves forward, but I want to know that you, the amazing listeners of That's So Maven!, are into it.

Next week, we're exploring the connections between culture and business as I chat with Jacquelyn Cardinal, co-owner of Naheyawin, which focuses deeply on modern indigeneity in business and relationships between businesses and organizations.

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 60: A Deep Dive into That's So Maven!

This week, I strayed from the usual path and decided to create a special episode of the show devoted to, well...the show! Throughout the last year and a bit, I've gotten asked a lot of the same questions, and I figured it was high time I opened up more about why I wanted to start this show, what goes into it, why I think it's important for women to support women, and the goals I have for the podcast itself.

As you'll hear me say near the beginning of this episode, really diving into the why or the show felt really big for me. In order to truly explain why I'm so passionate about this show, I had to open up a lot, and as I'm sure you can all agree, being vulnerable is always a challenge. I did my best to be clear and concise - whether I succeeded at that is up to you! Regardless, I am grateful to everyone who tunes in and listens. Episode 60 is raw and real and very close to my heart. I appreciate you taking the time and giving your energy to it.

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This episode has been in the works for weeks - and maybe for much longer than that, if you really look at the bigger picture. I have to say that I am so incredibly grateful to all of the past guests who contributed their voices to it: Karen Unland, Sarah Taylor, Pamella Heikel, Claire Theaker-Brown, Marliss Weber, Jacqueline Jacek, and Lindsey Walker. Your words made my heart soar. It was so cool to listen to your contributions after recording my story and see all of the connections. It was also incredible to hear that this podcast is important to you all. I may or may not have cried. Quite a bit. So thank you again for taking the time and for everything you had to say. Episode 60 wouldn't be the same without you. 

Listen to it here:

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Logo design by the amazing Shawna Iwaniuk.

While I have your attention, a friendly reminder than That's So Maven! is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB Financial.

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Again, thank you so, so much for tuning in to this episode of the show. If you loved this foray into deeper issues and want to see more in the future, tell me so. I'd love to hear your thoughts, and once again, I'm grateful that you've taken the time to listen.

Next week, we continue the special episode train when I sit down with German Villegas of The Modern Manhood Podcast to talk about sexism, toxic masculinity, and how they hurt everyone and shape our existences and experiences. We had a fascinating conversation and I can't wait to share it with you all!

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 59: Jillian Schecher

This week, I sat down with Jillian Schecher, a photography, brand, and design specialist who joyfully helps her clients discover and share their KAPOW! with the world. 

Listen to our chat here:

You can also tune in and subscribe on iTunes and Google Play!

Thank you so much for tuning in to this episode of That's So Maven! I have two other big thank yous to shell out this week...

Firstly, you've hopefully heard by now that That's So Maven! is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB Financial, so I need to thank Karen, Katrina, and the rest of that team for their support! 

Secondly, you may have already seen the podcast's amazing new logo on social media, and I need to give a huge shoutout and thank you to Shawna Iwaniuk for her fantastic work on it. She did such a brilliant job of capturing the imagery, style, and spirit I wanted the logo to have, and I cannot recommend her enough! Click through to her website to see more of her work, and to hire her for your next project! 

Next week, we start a two-part series of special episodes. On Episode 60 of That's So Maven!, we'll be exploring the podcast itself as I dig deeper into why I felt compelled to start a podcast about women in business and leadership, and we'll hear from a number of past guests about why they feel it's important for women to support women, and for a podcast like That's So Maven! - or any space for women to have open and honest discussion - to exist. 

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 58: Taryn Leigh Taylor

This week, I sat down with Taryn Leigh Taylor, who on a whim decided to submit some work to a writing contest and ended up launching her career as a Harlequin romance novelist. 

Listen to our chat here:

You can also tune in and subscribe on iTunes and Google Play!

Thank you so much for tuning in to this episode of That's So Maven! I have two other big thank yous to shell out this week...

Firstly, you've hopefully heard by now that That's So Maven! is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB Financial, so I need to thank Karen, Katrina, and the rest of that team for their support! 

Secondly, you may have already seen the podcast's amazing new logo on social media, and I need to give a huge shoutout and thank you to Shawna Iwaniuk for her fantastic work on it. She did such a brilliant job of capturing the imagery, style, and spirit I wanted the logo to have, and I cannot recommend her enough! Click through to her website to see more of her work, and to hire her for your next project! 

Next week, we're getting visual with photographer Jillian Schecher, who's always been a fan of capturing images of "stuff and things" and has turned that love into a career as a brand photographer (and beyond)! 

See you next week!

Andrea