Episode 71: Blake Loates

This week, I sat down with photographer and mental health advocate Blake Loates, to talk about her journey with mental illness and entrepreneurship, and how she's brought her multiple passions together into one successful business.

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Photo by Blake Loates

Photo by Blake Loates

Photo by Blake Loates

Photo by Blake Loates

Photo by Blake Loates

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Portraits of Blake by Andrea Beça Work.

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You may have also noticed a slight change in how the podcast was introduced on this episode. 

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I've been wanting to make this change for a long time, and have finally done it. The word "female," which was originally chosen for the podcast's tagline simply because it rolled off the tongue well, isn't representative of the inclusivity I want this show to have. This new tagline embodies the show - and my values - much more accurately. 

The future isn't male or female, the future is inclusive. 

Thank you so much for tuning in to this week's episode of the show. Next week, we'll meet Navin Sidhu, who took her degree in civil engineering and turned it into a career in interior design with her company, Fab Hab.

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 70: Alana Everett-Yim

This week, I sat down with Alana Everett-Yim, who has been running her business, Woodbridge Communications, for 20 years. It was fantastic to talk to someone with so much experience, both in business and in motherhood, who was willing to really open up about, well...everything!

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All photography by Andrea Beça Work.

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Thank you so much for tuning in to the show this week! Next week, we'll be meeting Blake Loates, who is not only an incredible photographer, but a powerful and passionate advocate for mental health. 

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 69: Danica LeBlanc

This week, I sat down with Danica LeBlanc, co-owner of Variant Edition Comics and Culture, to talk about what it's like to be a woman in the comic world, what it's like to run a business with your partner, and more. 

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All photography by Andrea Beça Work.

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Thanks so much for tuning in! Next week, we're moving from new in the business to seasoned pro, when I chat with Alana Everett-Yim, who has been running Woodbridge Communications for 20 years now. 

See you next week!

Andrea

Episode 68: Yuliya Cruikshank

This week, I sat down with Yuliya Cruikshank, who founded Epic Experiences after a fruitless search for a really unique gift for her husband's birthday. 

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Thank you so much for tuning in this week! Next week, we're talking comic books and all the other good nerdy things with Danica LeBlanc of Variant Edition.

See you next week!

Andrea

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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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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Photo by Marc J. Chalifoux

Photo by Marc J. Chalifoux

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Photo by Marc J. Chalifoux

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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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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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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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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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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