Ep. 49: Overcoming Fears as an Entrepreneur with Stefany Nieto

Ep. 49: Overcoming Fears as an Entrepreneur with Stefany Nieto

This week we are thrilled to have Stefany Nieto on our show. 

Stefany Nieto is the Founder and Executive Director of Green Iglu, an award-winning food-security start-up that builds food production facilities in remote communities across Canada, including the Arctic. She is also the Co-founder and COO of Gwella which aims to build the most accessible and Promethean over-the-counter portfolio of mushroom products that amplify individual and community wellness.

Tune in to today’s episode to learn more about how she overcomes her fears as an entrepreneur.

  • 00:01:13 Introduction of Stefany Nieto
  • 00:02:08 Values that she lives by
  • 00:10:15 What is Green Iglu?
  • 00:15:50 Major milestones of Green Iglu
  • 00:18:49 Most interesting challenge she faced while building Green Iglu
  • 00:21:05 Motivating people and becoming a better leader
  • 00:23:57 Greatest lessons learnt while building Green Iglu
  • 00:29:43 Founding Gwella
  • 00:34:50 Connections between Green Iglu and Gwella
  • 00:39:31 End of discussion
Ep. 48: Fostering Courage and Imagination with Kim Langen

Ep. 48: Fostering Courage and Imagination with Kim Langen

This week we are thrilled to have Kim Langen on our show.

Kim Langen is the CEO and Co-founder of Spirit of Math, an innovative leader in after school Math tuition. With over 30 years of success moving into over 40 campuses across Canada, USA and Pakistan, her focus is on high performance students. 

Tune in to today’s episode to learn about her experiences throughout life which lead to this powerhouse of a company.

Timestamps

  • 00:01:58 Introduction of Kim Langen
  • 00:07:06 How she helps people cultivate imagination?
  • 00:12:52 How to improve one’s imagination?
  • 00:16:59 Ecology and Spirit of Math
  • 00:22:27 How her past experiences exemplifies what she does? 
  • 00:29:14 How her values resonate with how she goes through life? 
  • 00:36:12 How easy it is to take things for granted?
  • 00:48:56 Development of Spirit of Math
  • 00:51:49 Moments where she had to portray courage and imagination
  • 01:03:17 Advise that she would give her young self
  • 01:04:56 End of discussion
Ep. 47: Creating a Culture of Joy with Jacqueline Jennings

Ep. 47: Creating a Culture of Joy with Jacqueline Jennings

This week we are thrilled to have Jacqueline Jennings on our show.

Jacqueline is an Associate of Raven Indigenous Capital Partners and a Director of the Fireweed Fellowship Program. The Fireweed Fellowship Program is the first national accelerator program for Indigenous entrepreneurship. The goal of Raven Indigenous Capital Partners is to accelerate the success of indigenous social enterprises by providing access to capital and bespoke technical assistance, within an Indigenous cultural framework. 

Tune into today’s episode to find out more about these exciting companies that aim to support indigenous entrepreneurs.

Timestamps

  • 00:01:00 Introduction of Jacqueline Jennings
  • 00:03:01 Values that resonate with her
  • 00:09:37 Her hobbies and pastimes
  • 00:15:26 Raven Indigenous Capital Partners
  • 00:19:05 Her individual identity
  • 00:22:26 Humility and beginner’s mindset
  • 00:25:43 How she stays curious throughout the day 
  • 00:28:43 Reflecting on failures and mistakes
  • 00:32:45 Lessons learnt from running the Fireweed Fellowship Program
  • 00:39:25 End of discussion
Ep. 46: Disrupting How we Finance Higher Education with Suzanne Tyson

Ep. 46: Disrupting How we Finance Higher Education with Suzanne Tyson

Suzanne Tyson is the Founder and CEO of Higher Ed Points, an organization that helps students fund their higher education through loyalty points. Prior to this she has held roles in educational publishing companies and in the loyalty industry. 

Tune into today’s episode to learn more about how you can support the higher education goals of your loved ones.

  • 00:00:59 Introduction of Suzanne Tyson
  • 00:02:54 Her hobbies and pastimes 
  • 00:08:09 How does Higher Ed Points work? 
  • 00:11:33 Journey towards founding Higher Ed Points
  • 00:24:10 Marketing techniques of Higher Ed Points
  • 00:28:24 What she would do with a Million dollars?
  • 00:33:42 End of discussion
Ep. 45: Achieving Zero Waste with Brianne Miller

Ep. 45: Achieving Zero Waste with Brianne Miller

As Marine Biologist turned Entrepreneur, Brianne Miller aims to achieve zero waste, connect people to the environment and to come up with cool and creative solutions to complex conservation problems. She is the co-founder of NADA, Vancouver’s package free grocery store, which links buyers to suppliers and offers healthy local and unpackaged products. 

Tune into today’s episode to learn more about Brianne’s experiences that lead to the success story of NADA. 

  • 00:00:59 Introduction of Brianne Miller 
  • 00:05:36 How NADA evolved 
  • 00:06:09 Direct and indirect human impacts on the ocean and marine animals
  • 00:09:37 Journey through building the business, its business practices, etc.  
  • 00:10:44 3Rs and how NADA lives up to its values
  • 00:20:18 How Covid has impacted the business processes of NADA
  • 00:21:51 Challenges she has faced
  • 00:25:00 How NADA inspired other businesses 
  • 00:34:19 Changes she wants to bring about to achieve sustainability goals 
  • 00:39:29 Advices on how we can contribute towards achieving sustainability 
  • 00:42:37 End of discussion