6 minutes | Aug 20, 2019
40 - New Views
On today's episode of Brand New View, Marc and Sid discuss the future of the podcast. Marc will be stepping down from co-hosting duties to focus on the business side of podcast production with his company BNV Media. That means Sid will be taking over as sole host and we'll be starting that back up in the next month or so. Don't worry, it will only be a short hiatus because we'll be posting an update episode in a few weeks before Brand New View with Sid Kosatsky drops in late September, early October with several new episodes! Listen in to hear all about the exciting new plans.
77 minutes | Aug 12, 2019
39 - Brand New Beginnings - MARC BOUDREAU
On today's episode, former guest Verity Vale sits down with Marc to discuss his journey and how he found himself in the podcasting world. Among other things, they chat about growing up, figuring out how to make a living doing what you're passionate about, and what the future of BNV Media looks like! Listen in to hear it all.
52 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
38 - Jokes on the Road - BRITTANY CAMPBELL
On today’s episode we’re joined by Brittany Campbell. Originally from Charlottetown, Brittany spent time teaching Cadets before heading over to Halifax about two years ago to further pursue a career in comedy. After making her way up the ranks on the East Coast, she’s now moving to Edmonton at the end of August with her girlfriend. You can follow them along on their journey across the country with their new podcast, Two Lesbians and a Cat, coming out soon! Listen in as we go through it all.
37 minutes | Jul 29, 2019
37 - Laugh Often - COLIN HOLLETT
On this week’s episode we’re joined by the hilarious comedian Colin Hollett. Originally from Newfoundland, Colin has spent time living and working in Edmonton and also had a career in Real Estate before he started doing comedy full-time. We chat about life in Newfoundland, what it’s like to tour as a comedian, where he gets his inspiration, and how he balances everything in between. Listen in as we go through it all!
65 minutes | Jul 25, 2019
Brand New View on CANNABIS
On today’s bonus episode, it’s a Brand New View on Cannabis. I sit down with Beau Cleeton of Canadian Lumber, Brett Evans, creator of The Doobtool, and SKOSHA’s Joe Sanford to chat all about the Cannabis Industry. Among other things, we talk about what it’s like working in this new industry, some of the challenges that come with it, and how we can end certain stigmas surrounding cannabis. Sit back and enjoy!
74 minutes | Jul 22, 2019
36 - Perceive Your Passion - RYAN WILLIAMS
On this week’s episode we’re joined by Ryan Williams. Ryan is a photographer, husband, and father of two kids. We discussed how Ryan discovered his love for photography, and the journey he has taken thus far to get where he is today. We talked about growing up and playing baseball at a highly competitive level, navigating through the sales world which included stops at GoodLife Fitness and 7 years selling dental equipment (the latter being the career he left about a month ago) to finally focus on his passion full time! Listen in as we go through it all.
65 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
35 - Finding Perfection in Imperfection - RUTH MCMULLEN
On this week’s episode we’re joined by Ruth McMullen. Ruth is originally from Ontario but now calls Halifax her home. Ruth is the founder and host of the podcast Optimistically Depressed where she has on guests to discuss mental health, hurt, life philosophies and everything in between. Ruth is also one of the founders of Halifax Social Network which aims to bring creative people and communities together to foster positive growth and impactful relationships. Listen in as we talk all things life, family, mental health, and finding yourself through it all!
67 minutes | Jul 8, 2019
34 - Transform the Game - BRADLEY DAYE
On this week’s episode we have a new co-host joining the team! Sid Kosatsky will be taking over the majority of co-hosting duties as Ben transitions out of his role, but don’t worry, he’ll be back to co-host from time to time. Today’s guest is Bradley Daye, a fellow Nova Scotian who is making his mark in the social entrepreneurial world. His business, Placemaking 4G is a community interest company and a one of a kind recruiting firm where 60% of their profits are reinvested back into the community or a social cause. P4G is ushering in a “new generation of recruiting” in Atlantic Canada, listen in to hear all about it as we get into Bradley’s journey and how he found himself where he is today!
70 minutes | Jul 1, 2019
33 - From Coast to Host - SID KOSATSKY
On today’s episode we sit down with Sid Kosatsky. Sid grew up in Winnipeg and from a young age was always interested in helping others. After taking some time off after high school, he decided to become a Military Firefighter. Sid spent the next ten years in that role and during the last few years, Sid became interested in real estate investing. After listening to several real estate development and entrepreneurial podcasts, Sid purchased his own property and soon after realized he list it on Airbnb. With the knowledge gained from the informative podcasts, Sid decided to start his own Airbnb management company called HostOften. He also created CollabOften and a cleaning company that, you guessed it, is tasked with cleaning the properties HostOften manages. Now, Sid is in charge of almost 50 Airbnb properties and there is still a lot of room to grow, the potential is endless. Listen in as we go through it all!
59 minutes | Jun 25, 2019
32 - Fundamentals & Football - KWAME OSEI
On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Kwame Osei. Kwame grew up in the Rexdale area of Toronto and eventually made his way to the East Coast for university. Not long after graduating with two degrees, Kwame moved to Fort McMurray where he currently resides. He is now a School Teacher but he also finds time to manage his athletic wear clothing company and coach football among other things. With a move back to Toronto happening in the near future, it’s a very exciting time for Kwame! Listen in as we go through it all.
60 minutes | Jun 17, 2019
31 - Solution Focused - VERITY VALE
On this week’s episode we sit down with Verity Vale. Verity is originally from Plymouth in the United Kingdom but has spent the last year living in Halifax. After university, Verity spent time in Glasgow, Scotland where she decided she would become a police officer. After 15 years on the force, and the last 7 as a Detective, Verity decided to go on sabbatical to explore starting her own business. She is now the only Solution-Focused Hypnotherapist in Nova Scotia and owner of Verity Vale Hypnotherapy. Listen in to hear all about what Verity does and the big plans she has for the future!
100 minutes | Jun 10, 2019
30 - Create Opportunity - TERRENCE TAYLOR
On today’s episode we sit down with Terrence Taylor. Originally from Las Vegas, Terrence made his way to the East Coast of Canada when he was 16 years old. A prime example of someone who is living life on their own terms, Terrence has always had a passion to share experiences and stories with others. After a quick stop in Charlottetown where he created his own Food Service business called TnT Food Experience, Terrence moved back to Nova Scotia where he began to establish his social enterprise called Terrence Taylor Media. A storytelling media company that not only creates impactful original content like Changing The Narrative Podcast but also strives to create opportunities and provide resources for others who may not have them otherwise. Listen in as we go through it all!
62 minutes | Jun 3, 2019
29 - True to Yourself - KEONTÉ BEALS
On this week’s episode we sit down with Keonté Beals. Keonté grew up in North Preston and from an early age, he developed a strong love and passion for music . Early on, Keonté sang in his church choir and eventually began sharing his music online. He received incredible feedback and used that positivity to continue to create and work hard on growing his career. Keonté is now routinely performing shows (including one this Saturday in Halifax) and also has an album in the works! Although admittedly a shy person, Keonté brings raw passion and energy to his performances that he choreographs himself. Listen in as we go through it all.
84 minutes | May 27, 2019
28 - Get Your Mind Set - BRETT EVANS
On today’s episode we sit down with Brett Evans. Brett grew up in the North End of Halifax and at the age of 19 became the youngest Real Estate Agent in Nova Scotia. Brett was able to learn the ins and outs of the business world and after four years left to start his own company in the Cannabis Industry called The Canadian Pro-Cannabis Group. The organization’s main goal was to connect patients to cannabis-educated physicians who could provide them information and resources on cannabis. Now, Brett main focus is on the Doobtool, a cannabis accessory he invented that allows you to properly transport and prepare cannabis products anywhere. Brett hopes the Doobtool will help end the stigma and misconceptions that surround cannabis use and users. The future looks bright for Brett as he continues to move forward with his business and improve upon his incredible invention. Listen in to hear it all!
88 minutes | May 20, 2019
27 - Family Matters - ANKUR GUPTA
On this week’s episode we sit down with Ankur Gupta. A Haligonian at heart, Ankur attended the Halifax Grammar School before heading off to university where he studied Business and Philosophy. During his final two years, Ankur became heavily involved with the technology community, serving on boards and running different initiatives that continue to this day. Upon graduating, Ankur made his way to Toronto and was hired as a Project Manager for a technology firm and although Ankur was finding success, he wanted something he could call his own. When the opportunity to come back to the East Coast and work alongside his family arose, he jumped at the chance. Present day, Ankur is now partly responsible for the re-brand and growth of their business Scanway and he has many exciting plans for his business in the works! Listen in as we go through it all.
82 minutes | May 13, 2019
26 - Life Out Loud - MARTINA KELADES
On today’s episode we sit down with Martina Kelades. Martina grew up in New Minas but now lives in Cole Harbour. After initially attending university to gain an Arts Degree, Martina decided to pursue other avenues of education and attended NSCC for their Human Services Program. After graduating, she became a Personal Development Counsellor helping others get past barriers (primarily related to mental health) to succeed in life. Martina began to recognize that she herself was dealing with mental health related issues and decided to start an initiative that focuses on mental health promotion. Now Martina is beginning the next chapter of her journey with Life Out Loud, a professional and specialized service used to expand conversations related to mental health and wellness. Listen in to hear it all!
65 minutes | May 6, 2019
25 - Be Here Now - TYLER SIMMONDS
On this week’s episode we’re joined by Tyler Simmonds. Tyler grew up in North Preston and from a young age he has been living with mental illness. After struggling to find a way to voice what he was feeling, Tyler decided to open up and post online a short film he had made describing his experiences with anxiety and depression. He received a lot of amazing feedback and with that decided he could be a voice for helping others living with mental illness. Tyler has since had a book published about mindfulness and he’s created the Still Alive Foundation: which is aimed at helping others living with mental illness and reducing suicide rates. Among other things he currently has on the go, Tyler just released an Art Collaboration called Boys Don’t Cry with friend of the show Peter Hemsworth AKA BZLY. Listen in to hear it all!
87 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
24 - East Coast Cookin' - ANDY HAY
On today’s episode we sit down with Andy Hay. Andy grew up in Brookside, Nova Scotia and after initially heading to university to study Science, he decided to switch into Business as that was more to his liking. Once Andy graduated, he entered the Insurance Industry as an Underwriter but it wasn’t something he enjoyed doing and after two and a half years, he decided to leave and went on a six month trip to South East Asia. Upon returning to Nova Scotia, Andy decided to enter the Software and Technology Industry on the sales side but it still felt like something was missing. Cooking is something Andy has always enjoyed doing for others and while trying to determine his next move, he tried out for MasterChef Canada and made it on the show! After finishing 2nd place in the competition, Andy realized he could leverage, among other things, his appearance on the show, and with that Andy’s East Coast Kitchen was born. Listen in to hear Andy’s story and find out all the exciting things he has in store for the future!
74 minutes | Apr 22, 2019
23 - Rising to the Occasion - ANDREAS ROBINSON
On this week’s episode we’re joined by Andreas Robinson. Andreas grew up all over HRM and excelled from a young age in school and athletics. He focused on Track and Field and Football and eventually went to prep school in the US. However, a severe knee injury suffered in the State Championship of his final year eventually forced him to re-evaluate his path in life and after a short stint at university in BC, Andreas made his way back to Halifax. After much consideration he decided to attend St. Mary’s University for business and play football there. Since high school, Andreas has been interested in creating some sort of social enterprise and that is now becoming a reality. He is the founder and president of Infinitus Academy and their mission is to empower Youth, Individuals and Communities to “Embrace their Limitless Potential”. With graduation right around the corner, Andreas is excited to continue building Infinitus and take on any challenge in the way. Listen in as we go through it all!
87 minutes | Apr 15, 2019
22 - Elite Leadership - DYLAN ELIAS
On today’s episode we sit down with Dylan Elias. Dylan grew up in Halifax and excelled at athletics from a young age. In high school, he turned his focus to football and went on to play for Mount Allison University. Soon after, he spent time working and living in New York City and eventually found his way to Fort McMurray. He worked security for a few years before getting hired on as part of a youth mentorship program. From there, Dylan saw an opportunity to make a real difference and has since co-founded Northern Elite Football as well as become President of the Fort McMurray Ravens Football Club. But that’s not all, his full-time job is Youth Mentorship Coordinator at Fort McKay First Nation, a job he holds very close to his heart. Listen in as we hear Dylan’s story!