Episode 95: Nicole Bird

This week, I sat down with Nicole Bird of RSVP Design. She started in her industry when she was a teenager, and never dreamed of being her own boss. Now she's in the midst of her entrepreneurial journey in an incredibly male-dominated space, one year into a large new location in Edmonton, Alberta, and ready to keep moving forward.

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Listen to our chat here:

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All photography by Andrea Beça.

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 the show this week. I'm still working on lining up our next guest, so stay tuned to the podcast's social media channels for the announcement at a later date!

See you in a couple weeks!

Andrea

Episode 94: Meaghan Nolan

This week is a special replay of my live episode recording with Meaghan Nolan, co-founder of Mikata Health, which took place at Podcasts Connect, part of the Inventure$ Conference in Calgary earlier this month. Since this wasn't a typical recording day for me, I wasn't able to snap photos of Meaghan like I usually do, so here's a beautiful provided photo:

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Listen to our chat here:

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I'd like to give a huge shoutout to Kyle Marshall of Media Lab YYC for recording this episode for me (and for you)! Please check out his work and hire him for all your Calgary audio needs!

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 the show this week. I'm still working on lining up our next guest, so stay tuned to the podcast's social media channels for the announcement at a later date!

See you in a couple weeks!

Andrea

Episode 93: A Deep Dive into Spirituality and Woo with Kelsey Dalziel

This week, I sat down with Kelsey Dalziel, medium, Tired Ass Mom, and owner of Eleven Eleven Holistic Community Collective in Sherwood Park. She returned to the show a year after her first interview to take a deep dive with me and talk about spirituality, meditation, trusting your gut, and all things "woo."

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Listen to our chat here:

You can also tune in and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Google Play!

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All photography by Andrea Beça.

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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On today's episode of the show, you'll hear about The Rotary Club of Edmonton West's upcoming conference, which you can learn more about at conference5370-2018.ca.

That's So Maven! is not a paying job, but is something I devote a ton of time, money, and energy to alongside running my business because I see the importance of it, the need for it, and the incredibly positive impact it has on the community.

If you love what I do with this podcast, please consider becoming a patron of the show by pledging as little as $1USD/month. You can get behind-the-scenes access and cool That's So Maven! swag for doing so!

Learn more and become a patron today on Patreon

Thank you so much for tuning in to this episode of That's So Maven! Our next episode will be from our live recording at Podcasts Connect (part of the Inventure$ Conference) in Calgary, where I interviewed Meaghan Nolan of Mikata Health

See you in a couple weeks!

Andrea

Episode 92: Chantelle Beasley

This week, I sat down with Chantelle Beasley, owner of Aradia Fitness, which has four locations in and around Edmonton, and offers pole fitness, as well as other fitness and movement classes. We talked everything from busting stereotypes about pole fitness to motherhood, social work, and empowerment.

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Listen to our chat here:

You can also tune in and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Google Play!

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All photography by Andrea Beça.

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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On today's episode of the show, you'll hear about The Rotary Club of Edmonton West's upcoming conference, which you can learn more about at conference5370-2018.ca.

You'll also hear about Podcasts Connect, an exciting event coming up where I'll be recording a LIVE episode of That's So Maven! along with three other podcasts from the Alberta Podcast Network. I hope to see you there!

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That's So Maven! is not a paying job, but is something I devote a ton of time, money, and energy to alongside running my business because I see the importance of it, the need for it, and the incredibly positive impact it has on the community.

If you love what I do with this podcast, please consider becoming a patron of the show by pledging as little as $1USD/month. You can get behind-the-scenes access and cool That's So Maven! swag for doing so!

Learn more and become a patron today on Patreon

Thank you so much for tuning in this week! On our next episode, we're taking a deep dive with past guest Kelsey Dalziel and talking about spirituality and intuition as it relates to being a business owner. (Side note: Since her first interview, Kelsey has opened Eleven Eleven Holistic Community Collective in Sherwood Park!) 

See you in a couple weeks!

Andrea

Episode 91: Justine Martinson

This week, I sat down with Justine Martinson, owner and skincare maven at Lipstick Empire Laser Spa right here in Edmonton, Alberta. We talked all things beauty, from her journey into the industry starting at the age of 12 to how much client education has changed in the age of the internet.

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Listen to our chat here:

You can also tune in and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Google Play!

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All photography by Andrea Beça.

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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That's So Maven! is not a paying job, but is something I devote a ton of time, money, and energy to alongside running my business because I see the importance of it, the need for it, and the incredibly positive impact it has on the community.

If you love what I do with this podcast, please consider becoming a patron of the show by pledging as little as $1USD/month. You can get behind-the-scenes access and cool That's So Maven! swag for doing so!

Learn more and become a patron today on Patreon

Thank you so much for tuning in this week! Now that we're back on track after missing an episode, we're back to our biweekly release schedule. Stay tuned to That's So Maven!'s social media to find out who our next guest is...

See you in a couple weeks!

Andrea

Episode 90: Melissa Ferreira

This week, I sat down with Melissa Ferreira, the fashion designer, upcycler, and textile maven who has been running Adhesif Clothing in Vancouver for 15 years. We talked about balancing creative and business brains, how important sustainable fashion is, and what it's like to be on the cusp of motherhood as a business owner. Thrilled to have had such an in-depth conversation for the podcast's first foray into the Vancouver business scene. 

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Listen to our chat here:

You can also tune in and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Google Play!

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All photography by Andrea Beça.

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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That's So Maven! is not a paying job, but is something I devote a ton of time, money, and energy to alongside running my business because I see the importance of it, the need for it, and the incredibly positive impact it has on the community.

If you love what I do with this podcast, please consider becoming a patron of the show by pledging as little as $1USD/month. You can get behind-the-scenes access and cool That's So Maven! swag for doing so!

Learn more and become a patron today on Patreon

Thanks so much for tuning in to this week's episode of the show! Since we had a bit of a scheduling mishap that resulted in no new episode last week, we're getting back on track with two episodes in a row. Next week, we'll meet Justine Martinson, owner of Lipstick Empire, to hear about her journey into the beauty industry. 

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 89: Kaden Ave Communications

This week, I sat down with Kady Hobbins and Avery Johnson, two friends who recently quit their full-time jobs to partner up and create Kaden Ave Communications, a social media and influencer marketing firm based in Edmonton, Alberta. 

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Listen to our chat here:

You can also tune in and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Google Play!

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All photography by Andrea Beça.

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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I've recently encountered some frustrating changes to how my website host and podcasting fit together (or don't, really), and as a result, the costs of running my podcast are going up. 

That's So Maven! is not a paying job, but is something I devote a ton of time, money, and energy to alongside running my business because I see the importance of it, the need for it, and the incredibly positive impact it has on the community.

If you love what I do with this podcast, please consider becoming a patron of the show by pledging as little as $1USD/month. You can get behind-the-scenes access and cool That's So Maven! swag for doing so!

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Learn more and become a patron today on Patreon

Thanks so much as always for tuning in to the show! Your support means the world. The next guests on the show will be announced on social media soon, so stay tuned!

See you in a couple weeks!

Andrea

Episode 88: Funmi Omotade-Tan

This week, I sat down with Funmi Omotade-Tan, the owner of FO Photography with a Master's in Mechanical Engineering, who works with her partner, Adrian, and often has to answer to their toddler before she answers to anyone else. (But hey, she's learning words now, so it's a lot easier to do!)

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Listen to our chat here:

You can also tune in and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Google Play!

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Above four photos from FO Photography's Instagram.

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All photos of Funmi by Andrea Beça.

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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As mentioned on today's episode of the show, I've recently encountered some frustrating changes to how my website host and podcasting fit together (or don't, really), and as a result, the costs of running my podcast are going up. 

That's So Maven! is not a paying job, but is something I devote a ton of time, money, and energy to alongside running my business because I see the importance of it, the need for it, and the incredibly positive impact it has on the community.

If you love what I do with this podcast, please consider becoming a patron of the show by pledging as little as $1USD/month. You can get behind-the-scenes access and cool That's So Maven! swag for doing so!

Learn more and become a patron today on Patreon

Thanks so much as always for tuning in to the show! Your support means the world. On our next episode, I'm chatting with brand new business owners Avery Johnson and Kady Dobbins of Kaden Ave Communications. I love chatting with entrepreneurs at all different phases of business, and it's been a while since we've heard from a business this fresh. Looking forward to hearing how it's been going for Kady and Avery so far!

See you in a couple weeks!

Andrea

Episode 87: Kari Skelton

This week, I sat down with Kari Skelton to learn about her journey into becoming a professional blogger, and to chat content development, consistency, monetization, juggling motherhood, and all those times friends and family ask creative entrepreneurs when they're going to "get a real job."

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Listen to our chat here:

You can also tune in and subscribe on Apple Podcasts 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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As mentioned on today's episode of the show, I've recently encountered some frustrating changes to how my website host and podcasting fit together (or don't, really), and as a result, the costs of running my podcast are going up. 

That's So Maven! is not a paying job, but is something I devote a ton of time, money, and energy to alongside running my business because I see the importance of it, the need for it, and the incredibly positive impact it has on the community.

If you love what I do with this podcast, please consider becoming a patron of the show by pledging as little as $1USD/month. You can get behind-the-scenes access and cool That's So Maven! swag for doing so!

Learn more and become a patron today on Patreon

Other events mentioned on this episode:

Thanks so much for tuning in! On our next episode, we'll be chatting with Funmi Omotade-Tan of FO Photography about her journey to launching a photography business. I'm very excited to share her story with you.

See you in a couple weeks!

Andrea

Episode 86: Esther Hempel

This week, I sat down with Esther Hempel, the self-taught leather maven behind DUVAL, a leather handbag and accessory brand from right here in Edmonton, Alberta. We talked working in retail, creative education, and what it's like to hand stitch leather bags with children running around you at all hours of the day.

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Listen to our chat here:

You can also tune in and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Google Play!

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Photography by Andrea Beça.

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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Remember, listeners of the show can get $5 off a ticket to see Doug Hoyer & Strings at CKUA presented by the Alberta Podcast Network by using the code APNROCKS at checkout.

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Thank you so much for tuning in! This is the official start of the new publication schedule for That's So Maven!, which means there's no new episode next week. On March 20, we'll be meeting Kari Skelton to talk about what it's like to build a career as a blogger and influencer. 

See you in two weeks!

Andrea