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

Episode 57: Alexis Hillyard

This week, I sat down with Alexis Hillyard, who, with the help of a community of support on Patreon, has made her You Tube show, Stump Kitchen, her full-time job. At the same time, Alexis is building an incredible community of amazing vegan and gluten-free food, body positivity, self love, and just really fucking loving who you are!

Listen to our chat here:

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

Thank you, as always, for tuning in to this episode of That's So Maven! I want to also thank the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB Financial, which this show is now a proud member of. Next week, we're shifting gears from delicious food to delicious....reading? That's right - I'll be joined by Harlequin romance writer Taryn Leigh Taylor!

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 56: Maggie Barton Baird

This week, I sat down with Maggie Barton Baird, self-proclaimed Theatre Kid turned event and wedding planner at MB&Company. Maggie's really open about being a feminist in the wedding industry and we had a great conversation about, well, starting and having the conversation about how the industry can feel exclusionary, and how important it is to create safe space in the industry to allow and encourage everyone to be who they are and do what feels right for them on their big day.

Listen to our chat here:

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

As you may have already heard (if you've already hit play on Episode 56), I have some super exciting news to share with you all. I am honoured and absolutely thrilled to share that That's So Maven! is part of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.

This is a huge opportunity for the show to reach a lot more listeners, and it's a great way for podcasts in the province to support one another, too. This is just the first wave of podcasts (there are 10 of us so far), and everything is brand new, so make sure you stay tuned to the network's website and social media in the coming weeks to learn more! I want to personally send a huge thank you to ATB for being such a strong part of the community in Edmonton and Alberta. This support is a big deal to relatively little podcasts like mine, and it means the world! 

Next week, I'll be chatting with Alexis Hillyard, who has been building an incredible community of support, body positivity, inclusion, love, and damn delicious vegan and gluten-free eats with her YouTube channel, Stump Kitchen!

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 55: Jacqueline Jacek

This week, I sat down with chocolatier Jacqueline Jacek, who started her business Jacek Chocolate Couture in her basement and has since expanded to three locations - the most recent of which opened in Canmore last November. 

Listen to our chat here:

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

There's no sponsorship info for this episode because I'll have some exciting news to share in the near future - you all will have to stay tuned!

Thank you so much, as always, for tuning in to the show! Next week we're talking events, weddings, and what it's like to be a feminist in the wedding industry with Maggie Barton Baird of MB&Company.

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 54: Kelsey Dalziel

This week, I sat down with meditation and intuitive maven Kelsey Dalziel to talk about what it's like to tell people you're a medium, how to charge money to spiritual practices, and what it means to be a Tired Ass Mom.

Listen to our chat here:

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

There's no sponsorship info for this episode because I'll have some exciting news to share in the near future - you all will have to stay tuned!

Thank you so much for tuning in! Next week, we'll be talking joy with someone whose made it her goal to spread as much as possible: Jacqueline Jacek of Jacek Chocolate Couture

Yum!

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 53: Kirsta Franke

This week, I sat down with Kirsta Franke, the woman behind Wild Heart Collective, who are responsible for so many events around the city of Edmonton, including the 124 Street Grand Market. 

Listen to our chat here:

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

There's no sponsorship info for this episode because I'll have some exciting news to share in the near future - you all will have to stay tuned!

Thank you so much for tuning in to this episode of That's So Maven! Next week, we'll meet a woman with a very unique career: Kelsey Dalziel, an intuitive medium and meditation maven!

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 52: Lane Edwards

This week, I sat down with Lane Edwards, whose journey towards entrepreneurship took her from Vancouver to Grand Cayman to Australia and back home again to Edmonton, where she created Pura Botanicals, focusing on luxurious all natural skin care and perfumes. 

Listen to our chat here:

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

This week's episode is brought to you by Andrea Beça Work

This is something I hear a lot from my clients: "I HATE watching myself on video, but I love this! You made me look so good!" To be honest, I don't think it has anything to do with lighting and camera angles; it's all about shaping your story to capture your passion and represent who you are. I love getting to know each and every person I work with, and I take pride in helping to tell every story I get to be a part of. When I hear that my clients love watching their videos, I feel like I've done my job well. 

This is what sets me apart from a lot of other film production and videography companies. With 15 years of writing, directing, and producing experience, I've spent my life shaping and telling stories. It's not about hitting record and then throwing your video up on YouTube; it's about showing the world who you are through thoughtfully shot video and careful editing. 

I'm currently booking into August. To get started, email hello@andreabeca.work or visit www.andreabeca.work

If you'd like to reach a focused, passionate audience of listeners, become a That's So Maven! sponsor today! Get in touch through the CONTACT page and let's get started.

Thank you, as always, for tuning into this week's episode of the show. There are some very exciting episodes coming up, including some that will be very different from our usual episodes, and there's also a lot of exciting news coming soon! Until I have more to share about all of those things, what I can tell you is that next week, we'll meet Kirsta Franke of Wild Heart Collective, perhaps known best as the organizers of the 124 Street Grand Market!

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 51: Valeeshia Young

This week, I sat down with Valeeshia Young, owner of Hello Valeeshia, which offers administrative solutions for musicians. I thought it would be especially interesting to chat with Valeeshia because she just launched her business about a month ago. As you'll see from our conversation, she had a lot of great stories and wisdom to share already.

Listen to our chat here:

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

This week's episode is brought to you by Andrea Beça Work

This is something I hear a lot from my clients: "I HATE watching myself on video, but I love this! You made me look so good!" To be honest, I don't think it has anything to do with lighting and camera angles; it's all about shaping your story to capture your passion and represent who you are. I love getting to know each and every person I work with, and I take pride in helping to tell every story I get to be a part of. When I hear that my clients love watching their videos, I feel like I've done my job well. 

This is what sets me apart from a lot of other film production and videography companies. With 15 years of writing, directing, and producing experience, I've spent my life shaping and telling stories. It's not about hitting record and then throwing your video up on YouTube; it's about showing the world who you are through thoughtfully shot video and careful editing. 

I'm currently booking into August. To get started, email hello@andreabeca.work or visit www.andreabeca.work

If you'd like to reach a focused, passionate audience of listeners, become a That's So Maven! sponsor today! Get in touch through the CONTACT page and let's get started.

Thank you so much for tuning in! Next week, we're diving into self care and natural alchemy with Lane Edwards of Pura Botanicals. Can't wait to share it with you.

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 50: Caramia Caramels

This week, I sat down with Tammy Lok, one half of the team (with BFF and sister-in-law Alysia Lok) behind Caramia Caramels, a fairly new and very sweet company from here in Edmonton that started out of a desire to recreate a delicious treat from Paris. 

Listen to our chat here:

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

This week's episode is brought to you by Andrea Beça Work

This is something I hear a lot from my clients: "I HATE watching myself on video, but I love this! You made me look so good!" To be honest, I don't think it has anything to do with lighting and camera angles; it's all about shaping your story to capture your passion and represent who you are. I love getting to know each and every person I work with, and I take pride in helping to tell every story I get to be a part of. When I hear that my clients love watching their videos, I feel like I've done my job well. 

This is what sets me apart from a lot of other film production and videography companies. With 15 years of writing, directing, and producing experience, I've spent my life shaping and telling stories. It's not about hitting record and then throwing your video up on YouTube; it's about showing the world who you are through thoughtfully shot video and careful editing. 

I'm currently booking into mid to late July. To get started, email hello@andreabeca.work or visit www.andreabeca.work

If you'd like to reach a focused, passionate audience of listeners, become a That's So Maven! sponsor today! Get in touch through the CONTACT page and let's get started.

Thank you so much for tuning in to this episode of That's So Maven! Next week, we're talking about the music industry with Valeeshia Young, who just launched her company, Hello Valeeshia, a month ago! 

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 49: Sarah TeaGirl

This week, I sat down with Sarah Proudlock, A.K.A. Sarah TeaGirl, owner of The Tea Girl in Edmonton's 124 Street neighbourhood. We talked all things tea, from sourcing to flavouring, and dove into the importance of rebranding her shop to represent who she is and where she's taking the business. 

Listen to our chat here:

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

This week's episode is brought to you by Andrea Beça Work

The more we "detach" and sink into the digital world, the more we crave human connection. Video is a brilliant way to connect with your audiences. Whether you're putting together an online course, introducing your business to the world to increase brand awareness, or sharing a project, I'm ready to help you make your next video.

I'm currently booking into mid to late July. To get started, email hello@andreabeca.work or visit www.andreabeca.work

If you'd like to reach a focused, passionate audience of listeners, become a That's So Maven! sponsor today! Get in touch through the CONTACT page and let's get started.

Thanks, as always, for tuning in to the show. Next week, we're keeping things delicious and moving from tea to sweet treats, when I sit down to chat with Tammy Lok of Caramia Caramels.

See you next week!

Andrea