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Welcome to the Creation of Living podcast with Heather Nichols! Join us for conversations and inspirations that ignite your creative fire, infuse pleasure into your life & living, and explore the pragmatics of living from beauty, possibility, wonder, and choice. What if your joy is a unique gift that only you can be for the world?
 
Every day bench jewelers around the world contribute to millennia-old, universal traditions that commemorate and shape human experiences relating to identity, memory, celebration and love. While the community of sharing and teaching unites us, the intimate work involved in making jewelry is paradoxically private. Many jewelers bring their creations to life in solitude. For the Love of Jewelers podcast connects listeners with the honest, inspirational stories of leaders and influencers engage ...
 
The road to the middle market CEO corner office is paved with mile markers that guide in surprising, unpredictable, and some might even say “mysterious” ways! But how do you get such a widely coveted position? This is the question often heard during decades of ROI’s executive search interviews, conducted with top-level executives. ROI’s Into the Corner Office podcast is a new inspiration and answer platform which premieres visionary tales of adventure with great endings and highlights, from ...
 
Shapes of Grief is brought to you by Liz Gleeson, an Irish grief therapist. Liz hosts conversations with people about their experience of loss and grief in their lives. Through the recounting of our grief stories, integration can begin to happen, both for the teller and the listener. Everyone has a story of loss and everyone's story offers hope and inspiration to other grievers. Sharing these stories with each other can go a long way in normalising this human experience. Please do become a P ...
 
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This week Holly speaks to James Daunt, founder of Daunt Books and CEO of Waterstones. James is a passionate champion of independent high streets, so much so, that his reason for joining Waterstones as CEO was to turn the ship at the brink of failure in order to prevent what would have been a devastating loss to British independent book selling. Jam…
 
Chris Ford is the Managing Partner and CEO for the Canadian region at Capco. Chris has been focused on strategy and implementation of technology transformation services in the Canadian market for almost 20 years. Chris is a senior professional with experience leading architecture, business delivery, development, functional and non-functional and in…
 
In this week’s episode of Conversations of Inspiration Holly talks to designer and founder Jenny Packham. Raw, open and searingly honest, this interview will leave you in no doubt of the burning energy and powerful impact that living creatively can have on the world. Jenny Packham is one of the UK’s most successful fashion brands, her designs have …
 
Jean-Christophe Bédos is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Birks Group Inc., formerly Henry Birks & Sons, a leading manufacturer and retailer of luxury jewelery and watchmaking since 1879 in Canada. Before joining Birks, Mr. Bédos was formerly with the high-end jeweller, Boucheron International (Kering), in Paris, France, where he …
 
Finding personal fulfilment through creativity and regenerating after times of darkness define this week’s conversation with Anna Lewis, founder of creative small business, Sketchy Muma. Anna has the unique ability to draw beautiful, honest and heartfelt illustrations that depict experiences and feelings that somehow seem to capture moments in time…
 
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Bay State Milling Company, Peter F. Levangie is responsible for all functional areas of the Company and its daily operating activities. Mr. Levangie joined Bay State Milling in 2004 as the Vice President of Strategic Planning. Since that time, he held the titles of Executive Vice President of Revenue & St…
 
“It chose me,” Sarah Williamson declares about her career as a custom bridal jewelry designer. Drawn by the challenge of creating one-of-a-kind engagement rings that maintain a timeless look and feel, Sarah’s bridal line, Precious Ghosts, represents countless bench hours spent on intricately crafting small rings symbolic of the love between two peo…
 
Self belief, taking risks and a lust for finding the path less travelled defines this week’s Conversation of Inspiration with Ben Fogle. With a successful TV career, a passion for the environment and more than 20 years of monumental global challenges, Ben’s life has been one of highs and lows, but the golden thread throughout has been his continued…
 
Steve is the CEO & Co-Founder of Kodiak Building Partners, Inc., based in Denver, Colorado.As Chief Executive Officer, he serves on Kodiak’s Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall vision and execution of Kodiak’s business strategy.Since its creation in July 2011, Kodiak has grown to nearly $1.8 Billion in revenue through a series of …
 
How do you turn a passion for herbs into one of the most pioneering and sustainable companies of our time? That’s the question Holly poses to Sebastain Pole, co-founder of Pukka Herbs on this week's episode. After years of studying to become a Master Herbsmith, Sebastian spied an advert in a local magazine, placed by Tim Westwell, looking for creat…
 
Walter Lamothe is President & CEO of Bentley & Co and Founder of Full Range Strategy.Walter has over 40 years of rich retail experience and a network that can get businesses to another level and get the deals done. An entrepreneurial change agent and visionary, Walter is performance driven and a leader that translates strategic missions into define…
 
With a strong mission to share her passion for the power of botanicals, Liz Earle MBE has revolutionised the wellbeing sector and forever changed the connection between beauty and health. Liz shares her story from her early career spent writing for beauty magazines, researching every available product to co-founding her iconic skincare line. Harnes…
 
Talman Pizzey is the chief executive officer for Rockwood and affiliated companies including Acuren where he leads a staff of 5000 employees in the provision of materials engineering, inspection, and rope access industrial services through 90 offices across the United States, Canada, and the UK. Talman has been with Acuren (including predecessor co…
 
Howdy started working at Chelsea Milling Company in 1963 as a sophomore in high school. He worked in many departments, learning the company from the ground up during his high school and college summer breaks.He left the company in 1968 saying he would return later, but first, he was going to pursue a boyhood dream. He wanted to be a race car driver…
 
Ross Wainwright is a seasoned software executive with a proven 30-year record of fast-tracking ideas that will disrupt existing markets. As Alida’s leader, Wainwright firmly believes in a world where the best business decisions are those made ​with​ customers, not ​for​ them. He has aligned his global team to help companies uncover and action their…
 
Sarah’s first major loss happened when she was just twelve weeks old and her adoring mother Mags died as a result of an asthma attack. Sarah’s Dad raised her and her brother until he died tragically when Sarah was just eight years old. What followed next were several weeks of confusion and trauma before Sarah and her brother were put into the safe …
 
DAVE HATAJ is the second-generation president and owner of Edgerton Gear, Inc., a Wisconsin-based custom gear manufacturer, where has worked for over 30 years. As a journeyman machinist by age twenty-one, he then earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of California-Irvine. He completed his master’s thesis of Systems Theory and Family Busine…
 
An outdoor horse girl, the bereavement group in a dingy basement just didn't work for Adrienne Freeland after her brother died by suicide. Seeing a problem that needed fixing, Adrienne contacted her local hospice to talk about setting up an alternative kind of bereavement group; in her barn with the horses. In this episode, Adrienne explains some o…
 
JR Canada Restaurant Group Ltd. (JRC) was founded in 2015 by Canadian business entrepreneur Lewis Gelmon, better known as the original master developer for Domino’s Pizza in Canada. In 2015, JRC purchased the Canadian Master Development rights (“Master License Agreement”) for Johnny Rockets, an iconic world renowned “Americana” restaurant brand. Ge…
 
This week we celebrate the 100th episode of Conversations of Inspiration. In her most in depth and personal interview to date, Holly recounts her own journey. Interviewed by the small business community as well as close friends and family - Holly delves into who, and what, has shaped her journey to date. A look back at her childhood and the incredi…
 
After overcoming his despair when he realized he could technically never grow up to be a firetruck, Alex Boyd, surrounded by a family of artisans, was encouraged to create. A working artist, teacher and jewelry-repair aficionado—the bills still have to be paid—Alex has developed textured, yet linear aesthetics at his bench and avoids as much polish…
 
In 2019, Carrie Thompson's worst nightmare came true when her beautiful son Ben died by suicide. In December 2020, Carrie had an article published in the New York Times that documented her journey through the NH48 - the 48 highest peaks of New Hampshire, a challenge she set herself to pay homage to her son who adored the outdoors. Carrie shares som…
 
April Foster is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Inked Brands, where she's obsessed with starting & scaling microbrands, many of which are founded by influencers or media companies. Prior to founding Inked, April co-founded Studio Calico, a leader in the direct-to-consumer paper-crafting category, where she pioneered subscription services…
 
In a rare and candid conversation, Jodie Kidd shares with Holly her journey. A journey full of twists and turns and highs and lows, that ultimately brought her full circle to becoming the proud owner of her local pub. Recounting her youth spent growing up in the British countryside surrounded by horses, to the whirlwind life as one of the most cele…
 
Matt is a leader with a contagious passion for great customer engagement, and the economic and business impacts created when customers are engaged in exactly the right way.Prior to founding XSELL, Matt had the opportunity to work with many quintessential brands including Disney, Apple, Carnival, AT&T, GE, Walgreens helping them to bring their custo…
 
This week Holly talks to Sophie Sellu, founder of Grain & Knot. Born from a love of nature and the need for purpose in creation, Sophie makes beautifully tactile, fully functional kitchen utensils using modern design and traditional tools and methods. After being made redundant and deciding to attend a wood carving course, Sophie bought an axe and …
 
Filmmaker Jill Campbell talks to Liz about the making of the documentary Seat 20D, which tells the story of Suse Lowenstein, a bereaved mother whose son Alexi was one of 270 people killed in the Lockerbie terror attack thirty two years ago. Jill talks about making the documentary, what she learnt about grief. Jill also speaks about how her family a…
 
Tom Dickson is from San Francisco. He graduated from BYU in 1971 and moved back home with the intentions of signing up for the National Guard. His degree was in manufacturing engineering and he landed a job with Alza, one of the inventors of the birth control pill. Tom had always had an interest in bread making and that hobby led him to start a bus…
 
A familiar face across our TVs, this week broadcaster and founder, Jake Humphrey shares a rare insight into his background and personal philosophies - both of which he credits with finding success today. Growing up in Norfolk, Jake’s childhood was not an easy one after suffering severe bullying at school. After failing his exams and being fired fro…
 
Psychotherapist, Mother and author Gill Mann speaks to Liz about living with her son's mental illness, how it impacted her and the family and the grief that followed his sudden and untimely death when travelling abroad as a young man.
 
Josh Singer is founder & CEO of Kognitive Marketing. Since its inception in 2006, the company has grown to over 800 full and part-time staff located in almost every major market across Canada. Currently, Kognitive is the #1 rated sales & marketing agency in Canada on Glassdoor. The company has also been awarded the #1 Canada’s fastest growing marke…
 
A really interesting discussion on Grief and Trauma from Trauma Therapist Meghan Riordan-Jarvis, who also experienced ptsd herself following the sudden and unexpected death of her beloved mother. Lots to learn here, for anyone experiencing or working with trauma. We talk about trauma in the therapy room, times when touch is necessary in therapy (co…
 
Gilbert was born in San Antonio, Texas to an alcoholic mother and a drug-addicted father, but God had a plan. Through a journey of hope and miracles God made a way. He graduated from South San West Campus. He then attended International Bible College where he graduated in 1996 and completed his Master’s in Theology.Gilbert has been in ministry sinc…
 
Dr Esther Ramsey Jones is a Palliative Psychotherapist with years of experience supporting people towards the end of their lives. In her latest book "The Silly Thing: Shaping the Story of Life and Death", Esther takes us through the poignant turn of events in her life when her own mother became suddenly ill and was diagnosed with terminal brain can…
 
Travis Penfield is the Founder and CEO of 49 Financial. Travis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University in 2011 with a degree in Finance from Mays Business School. Upon graduating from A&M, he worked at Deloitte Consulting until November of 2012 when he started his career as a financial advisor at AXA Advisors. While at AXA, early on in …
 
A wonderful conversation with Lindsey Whissel Fenton about many facets of grief, in particular, Disenfranchised Grief. Lindsey Whissel Fenton is a senior producer at WPSU, the PBS/NPR affiliate station in Central Pennsylvania. She’s an Emmy award-winning storyteller who is passionate about using public media to build empathy. Lindsey produced, dire…
 
In this festive special, Holly revisits some of her favourite interviews and guests from 2020. Delving back into the archives, Holly is joined by guests including Sir Tim Smit, Kanya King CBE, Paul Lindley OBE, Jacqueline Gold CBE, Lord John Bird, Jay Blades, Samantha Renke and Marcia Kilgore as they reflect on their own personal journeys, their hi…
 
My name is Thomas Foster and my wife Donna, my son Douglas, and I own Strapworks.com.Sewing straps began with a love for rafting. I founded the rafting program as a sophomore at UC Davis California in 1974. In 1975 Donna and I started Sierra Whitewater Expeditions Rafting Company, taking guests on river trips all over California, Oregon, and Washin…
 
This week Holly speaks with Aron Gelbard, co-founder of Bloom & Wild. A founder passionate about making people happy, Aron knew he could only build a brand that evoked emotion. A florist first and foremost, that has broken new ground in an already established industry, Bloom & Wild has set the industry standard where others now follow. With little …
 
Kate and her partner made the heartbreaking decision to terminate their third pregnancy for medical reasons. Legislation in Ireland meant that they had to travel to the UK to give birth to baby Leo. Kate speaks about the process in the hope that sharing her experience will help other parents experiencing similar tragic circumstances. #medicaltermin…
 
About Tom:Tom Gardner and his wife Janeen of 26 years and their 4 sons live in Pittsville, WI, the central Wisconsin town where Tom grew up. Tom is the Chief Stewarding Officer of Hay Creek Companies. Tom launched Hay Creek as a trucking company as a one-truck owner/operator in 1985, then grew to a multi-truck trucking company in 1993, and eventual…
 
This week's episode with Andy Hunter, founder of Bookshop.org, brings us a modern day David vs Goliath story. His mission is to make it as easy as Amazon to shop responsibly and ethically, ensuring that books and local bricks and mortar bookshops remain part of popular culture. With a highly innovative business model that has thrived during the pan…
 
On each #GivingTuesday, we like to highlight our guests from the nonprofit sector and the amazing work they are doing. Bill Dwyer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Helping Hand Center. Helping Hand Center serves the Chicago land area and was started in the early 1950s to provide education, independence, and vocational training to peop…
 
As the son of the founder of Mr Whippy, perhaps Angus Thirlwell was always destined to build his own brand. But his path to success has not been without some hard won lessons and deep personal insight into his own motivation in life. Angus’s vision for Hotel Chocolat has always been to not only reimagine an industry, but also bring back core values…
 
In 1981 my grandfather passed away leaving me some of his woodworking equipment. In 1988 at age 21, I purchased a rental property where I was able to set up and expand my woodworking shop.Following high school graduation in 1985 Conestoga Wood Specialties, Inc. employed me, as a door assembler in their production facility. My intention was to work …
 
How do you build a business by challenging the conventional? In this episode, Alexia Inge shares her lessons as she recounts her story building the online beauty empire Cult Beauty. Growing up in a village in Somerset, Alexia’s background in the fashion and PR world gave her an insight into an industry that had always previously been dominated by m…
 
Jeff Thomas is Founder and CEO of Archetype Wealth Partners. Jeff was named to Morgan Stanley's Chairman's Club in 2008, recognized within the top 2% of all advisors globally. From 2009 to 2013, Barron's magazine recognized him as "One of Texas' Top Financial Advisors". After 25 years of working at some of the biggest names on Wall Street, Jeff fou…
 
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