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. 

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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

Episode 48: Angeline Cuming

This week, I sat down with Angeline Cuming, the founder of and creator at The Dressmaker. After hearing about how fantastically her dresses fit, I came across one by accident and absolutely fell in love. I think she has accomplished what she set out to do, which is make dresses that feel almost like they're one size fits all - they are universally flattering, comfortable, and easy to wear.

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.

Thank you so much for tuning in! Next week, we'll meet Sarah TeaGirl of The Tea Girl. Get your favourite teacup and get ready...

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 47: Gaylynne Fell

This week, I sat down with Gaylynne Fell, makeup artist, special effects makeup expert, creator of her own line of makeup, and owner of The Makeup Art Space in Edmonton. What a list! 

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This week's episode of That's So Maven! is brought to you by Kimberley Homes

The team at Kimberley Homes understand that you’re busy being a boss, being a mom, being a Mom/Boss, and undertaking so many roles for your family, but that you also want to take the time to find an amazing new home – and homebuilder. Most Kimberley homeowners are looking for their forever home, and the entire Kimberley Homes team takes great pride in that responsibility. They care about the future you envision for your family, they are respectful of your time, and they care about you! After all, Kimberley Homes started out in Edmonton 28 years ago as a husband & wife team working out of their basement! And with 60% of their staff women, they recognize the importance of a beautiful and functional home that fits with your family’s needs.

For info about their homes and the amazing experience Kimberley Homes provides to all of their homeowners, visit buildwithkimberley.ca & follow along on social media @kimberleyhomes!

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 another episode of the show. Next week, we're getting sassy and stylish with Angeline Cuming, owner and creator at The Dressmaker

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 46: Andrea Peyton

This week, I shifted gears slightly and sat down for a conversation with Andrea Peyton, founder of WeeHelp Foundation. As you'll hear on the episode itself, I've really come to realize throughout the last year of interviewing entrepreneurs that there are a lot of people who share similar duties, responsibilities, and struggles that entrepreneurs do without necessarily holding the official title of "Entrepreneur." For that reason, I decided to expand upon the reach of That's So Maven!, to incorporate female entrepreneurs and leaders, and Andrea came instantly to mind. 

I want to always be growing, and always be expanding upon the network of women supporting women, both in our local community and worldwide. Let's always lift one another up. Reach out and help someone. Collaborate - don't compete. When we truly embrace that mindset, we can truly succeed. 

Listen to my chat with Andrea here:

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This week's episode of That's So Maven! is brought to you by Andrea Beça Work's upcoming Social Media Workshops. Due to life circumstances (and thanks to understanding registrants), the workshops have been pushed back to Saturday, May 27!

If you're struggling with social media and you want to grow your audience, expand your reach, and increase your sales and brand awareness, this day is made for you. Learn the basics to kicking ass at your social media channels, then dive deeper into content creation and development and mastering your brand's social media voice. 

Are you a busy entrepreneur? Fear not. My approach to social media will help you succeed without committing your entire life to social media. I know you've got a million things to do in a day. I am right there with you. Spend the day with me, take away my strategy and workbook, and watch everything change. 

Register now at www.andreabeca.work. (No more early bird discount, sadly - but you still have a few days to register!)

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'll be talking makeup, special effects, and making monsters with makeup artist Gaylynne Fell, owner of The Makeup Art Space

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 45: Michelle LeMoignan

This week, I sat down with Michelle LeMoignan, who opened Flirt Cupcakes over eight years ago and is still going strong with her sweet-tooth obsession. 

Listen to our chat here:

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

This week's episode of That's So Maven! is brought to you by Andrea Beça Work's upcoming Social Media Workshops

If you're struggling with social media and you want to grow your audience, expand your reach, and increase your sales and brand awareness, this day is made for you. Learn the basics to kicking ass at your social media channels, then dive deeper into content creation and development and mastering your brand's social media voice. 

Are you a busy entrepreneur? Fear not. My approach to social media will help you succeed without committing your entire life to social media. I know you've got a million things to do in a day. I am right there with you. Spend the day with me, take away my strategy and workbook, and watch everything change. 

Register now at www.andreabeca.work. (No more early bird discount, sadly - but you still have a few days to register!)

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! A reminder that next week, there's no new episode of That's So Maven! because I will be away on a very exciting work opportunity in Vancouver. I like being around to chat with everyone on social media when the new episodes come out, and I won't be able to do that while I'm away, so we're taking a quick seven days off. When we return, on May 23, we'll be shifting gears a little bit and chatting with Andrea Peyton, the found of Weehelp Foundation. More on that when we get there.

See you in two weeks!

Andrea

Episode 44: Nikki Ewing

This week, I sat down with Nikki Ewing, A.K.A. Nikki Styxx, the magic-maker behind Dark Knits Boutique. Her motto? If you can dream it, she can make it, from corsets to costumes, cosplay, wedding dresses, shoes, and so much more. 

Listen to our chat here:

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

This week's episode of That's So Maven! is brought to you by Andrea Beça Work's upcoming Social Media Workshops

If you're struggling with social media and you want to grow your audience, expand your reach, and increase your sales and brand awareness, this day is made for you. Learn the basics to kicking ass at your social media channels, then dive deeper into content creation and development and mastering your brand's social media voice. 

Are you a busy entrepreneur? Fear not. My approach to social media will help you succeed without committing your entire life to social media. I know you've got a million things to do in a day. I am right there with you. Spend the day with me, take away my strategy and workbook, and watch everything change. 

Register now at www.andreabeca.work. (I've extended my early bird discount for an extra week, just for you.)

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 making the shift from corsets to...cupcakes! I'll be chatting with Michelle LeMoignan, owner and maker of sweet, sweet treats at Flirt Cupcakes

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 43: Allison Franke

This week, I sat down with Allison Franke, the creative maven behind Make It Franke, and, as she puts it, wannabe farmer! It was fascinating and inspiring to hear Allison speak to the very different facets that make up her day to day life, and how she found gratitude and appreciation for the tough stuff, too. 

Listen to our chat here:

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

This week's episode of That's So Maven! is brought to you by Edmonton Fashion Revolution Week

Edmonton Fashion Revolution Week is an online and IRL campaign from April 24-30 to help consumers and brands address one big question: Who Made My Clothes?

Through local maker workshops, open houses at Edmonton brands, panel discussions, and other events, they're inviting Edmontonians to learn about the challenges and opportunities involved in building a more ethical fashion industry. They're focusing on progress, not perfection, and celebrating the small steps we can take as a big group.

The banner event, Change of Clothes, takes place on Saturday, April 29 from 12-4 at Ritchie Community Hall. Following a panel discussion about how brands and consumers are defining ethical fashion, ateam of dynamo volunteers will be helping YEGgers contribute to sustainable fashion movement by extending the lives of their wardrobes. For a suggested $10 donation, guests gain access to the panel as well as to a clothing swap, a mending repairathon, upcycling crafts, and donation stations for Bissell Centre. This is Change of Clothes' third year, and it's really exciting to see this event grow. In 2015 and 2016, they processed over 300 pounds of clothing - help clear 500 pounds on April 29 and give new life to used things!

Follow along on social media: @chgofclothes / @fash_revyeg!

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 talking to Nikki Ewing, the mastermind behind Dark Knits Boutique, which provides everything from corsets to costumes, wedding gowns, cosplay, and beyond! 

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 42: Jessica Zapata

This week, I sat down with Jessica Zapata, co-owner of Infinite Fitness and creator of the Fitilates method. After knowing Jessica for a few years and training with her (we're preparing for FemSport right now with an amazing team of women at Infinite Fitness), it was really inspiring to hear her story and learn more about her life and her life within her businesses. 

Listen to our chat here:

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

This week's episode of That's So Maven! is brought to you by Edmonton Fashion Revolution Week

Edmonton Fashion Revolution Week is an online and IRL campaign from April 24-30 to help consumers and brands address one big question: Who Made My Clothes?

Through local maker workshops, open houses at Edmonton brands, panel discussions, and other events, they're inviting Edmontonians to learn about the challenges and opportunities involved in building a more ethical fashion industry. They're focusing on progress, not perfection, and celebrating the small steps we can take as a big group.

The banner event, Change of Clothes, takes place on Saturday, April 29 from 12-4 at Ritchie Community Hall. Following a panel discussion about how brands and consumers are defining ethical fashion, ateam of dynamo volunteers will be helping YEGgers contribute to sustainable fashion movement by extending the lives of their wardrobes. For a suggested $10 donation, guests gain access to the panel as well as to a clothing swap, a mending repairathon, upcycling crafts, and donation stations for Bissell Centre. This is Change of Clothes' third year, and it's really exciting to see this event grow. In 2015 and 2016, they processed over 300 pounds of clothing - help clear 500 pounds on April 29 and give new life to used things!

Follow along on social media: @chgofclothes / @fash_revyeg!

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 so much for tuning in! Next week, I'll be chatting with Allison Franke, creative maven from Make It Franke and city girl turned farmer. 

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 41: Eryne Sarabin

This week, we sat down with Eryne Sarabin, owner of Tycoon Events. She's been working in and around the events industry for about 14 years, but even as a child, she knew she wanted to cultivate and shape experiences for people. 

Listen to our chat here:

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Thank you so much for tuning in! Next week, we'll be chatting with Jessica Zapata, co-owner of Infinite Fitness and creator of the Fitilates method. 

Don't forget! We're now accepting sponsors on That's So Maven!

Would you like to sponsor an episode (or more) of That's So Maven!? Connect with us today!

Episode sponsors receive:

  • Air time on that week's episode (you submit the content, we read it!)
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All of this = a lot of reach with a focused, passionate, and driven listener base!

See you next week!

Andrea