THE PODCAST AND SHOW NOTES PAGE
Welcome to all the podcasts and show notes page where you get to find all the information on every Vancouver Entrepreneur we have interviewed. We also call this the archives page where all the great interviews past and present are found. You’ll see that each guest delivers their unique approach and fascinating answers to our introspective questions. Go ahead and see who has been on the show and enjoy the interview once again or even for the first time:
On the podcast Jen talks about her entrepreneurial journey and what keeps her motivated everyday.
Jen Hamilton has been a dynamic and compelling leader in the fitness industry for over 18 years. The founder of Cardio-Core Bootcamp, Oxygen is not her first franchise. When the opportunity to help build the Bootcamp Program at Oxygen Yoga & Fitness was presented to her, she saw the benefits that of fusing yoga and fitness combined with FAR infrared heat.
Jen’s dynamic and vibrant personality continue to be the driving force behind the brands culture, strength and continued growth. Her innovation and inventive style created the yoga fusion model that has set Oxygen Yoga & Fitness apart as the industry leader it is today.
Today we are with Terry McBride who is the current CEO of YYoga and one of the three founding members of the Nettwerk Music Group, which includes Nettwerk Productions (independent record label), Nettwerk Management (artist and producer management), Nettwerk One (publishing), and Artwerks (graphic and fashion design). Founded in McBride’s apartment in 1984, Nettwerk has corporate offices in Vancouver, Boston, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Hamburg and London. Since 1984, Nettwerk has released over 500 albums and sold over 150 million copies worldwide. Download this episode (right click and save)
Arran was born in 1944 and was raised on Vancouver Island. His parents pioneered sustainable farming in the 1950’s and advised Arran to “leave the earth better than you found it.” After pursuing art and having several successful exhibitions of his paintings in NYC, SF and Vancouver, Arran left for India to study meditation and spirituality with his revered teacher, Sant Kirpal Singh in 1967. Returning seven months later with only $7, a $1,500 loan and blessings, he opened the Golden Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant. He returned to India the following year and married his Life-partner Ratana. Together, they began Nature’s Path Foods in 1985, which, after many struggles, became North America’s largest organic breakfast foods company, employing hundreds at three facilities in US & Canada. In an age of sell-outs, Nature’s Path remains fiercely independent and family-owned. Their children and valued team members are carrying on the torch, with Arran and Ratana serving as mentors. Download this episode (right click and save)
Praveen has been a principal of Varshney Capital Corp., a Vancouver based merchant banking, venture capital and corporate advisory services firm, since 1991. He is a director or officer of various publicly traded companies including Mogo and Hempco Food and Fiber Inc and Co-Founder of G-PAK and former CFO of Carmanah Technologies Corp. which became Canada’s largest solar company. He also was Co-Founder of a predecessor of Mountain Province Diamonds the largest new diamond mine in the world & De Beers’ second-largest producer behind its Jwaneng mine in Botswana and a past recipient of Business in Vancouver’s 40 Under 40 Awards. Download this episode (right click and save)
Peter is a network marketer that also has a great podcast called Hey, Hey Lighten UP!! Live Healthy, Live Longer! The podcast features people who are into fitness, specifically for older folks who are looking for ways to stay in shape: Download this episode (right click and save)
Michelle has been an entrepreneur her whole life and even comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Her company Mworklab provides a coworking community for entrepreneurs who want office space in the Tricity area. She is also the founder of Start-Up to Launch, which helps entrepreneurs turn their ideas into a thriving online business. Check out her interview: Download this episode (right click and save)
Mark helps people develop webinars and creating traffic for company web sites. He has had an interesting career and now owns and operates Success on the Fly. You can find out more about Mark here, and check out what he had to say in the Vancouver entrepreneur interview: Download this episode (right click and save)
Richard is from the US, but currently owns and operates a prominent call centre in Costa Rica call Costa Rica Call Centre. His goals are to launch an office here soon and take advantage of everything that BC has to offer. He is currently looking for businesses who are looking for call centre services so he can start packing. Check out his hour long interview here: Download this episode (right click and save)
Aura is the founder and a passionate nutritionist, personal trainer and health coach. She has helped hundreds of clients over the last 10 years to achieve their health and wellness goals. Her interview on our show was inspirational and she talks about the benefits of starting a business in BC. Coach1online continues to help people reach their goals. Check out her interview: Download this episode (right click and save)