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46 minutes | Jan 19, 2023
Investing Matters: An Update on the Real Estate Market with The Vancouver Life
Host Ethan Astaneh speaks with Dan Wurtele and Ryan Dash, partners at The Vancouver Life Real Estate Group. Dan and Ryan lead a team of award-winning real estate advisors to help their clients navigate the complexities of the Vancouver real estate market. In today's discussion, Dan and Ryan discuss some of the most timely issues affecting the Vancouver real estate market. They provide an overview of the real estate market and how investments have performed in the various segments, why the Vancouver market differs from the Toronto Market, and share some salient advice for first-time home buyers.
51 minutes | Jan 5, 2023
Women's LEAD: Achieving Your Full Potential with Dr. Stacy Irvine
In the latest episode of The Wealth Exchange podcast, Women’s LEAD host Selena Woo sits down with Dr. Stacy Irvine, co-founder of Totum Life Science and author of "Your Better Instincts". Stacy co-founded Totum Life Science with her partner Tim Irvine in 1995. They now have multiple locations in Toronto, providing a one-stop shop for all wellness needs and training some of Canada’s highest-performing athletes. Dr. Stacy Irvine shares how she discovered her passion which led her to create Totum, and how everyone can use their instincts to achieve their full potential.
16 minutes | Dec 21, 2022
Investing Matters: Private Capital Quarterly - What Investors Should Know
Host Ethan Astaneh speaks with Ashley Ng, Director of Infrastructure Investments and Kazuki Nohdomi, Portfolio Manager - Private Equity & Venture Capital. On our first Private Capital Quarterly podcast, they walk us through some of the structural decisions our funds make that enhance value to clients and the due-diligence process that ensures we're prudent in how we take risks. They also look at the opportunities in the current market environment, discuss examples of unique investments clients can access when investing in our Private Capital funds and discuss their strategy on how we intend to capitalize on this.
48 minutes | Dec 8, 2022
Women’s LEAD: How Two Canadian Entrepreneurs Redefined Thoughtful Giving
As we move into the holiday season, many consumers are transitioning their purchasing habits to consider the impact of their purchase. Just as gift-giving is done thoughtfully and with intention, as should be gift-buying, which is why the Canadian gifting service, Wonderkind, made sustainability, supporting local businesses, and charitable giving the hallmarks of their business. In the latest episode of The Wealth Exchange podcast, Women’s LEAD host Selena Woo speaks with Wonderkind founders Tara and Shawna about starting a women-led business, including their entrepreneurial journey, the importance of mentorship, and how they prioritize giving back to their communities.
45 minutes | Dec 6, 2022
Investing Matters: 2022 Real Estate Trends
While Nicola Wealth's real estate funds saw an unprecedented growth of $2 billion in 2021, amidst the pandemic, 2022 had a whole new set of intricacies. In this podcast episode, Nicola Wealth CEO John Nicola, Managing Director of Nicola Wealth Real Estate Mark Hannah, and CEO of Venterra Realty John Foresi take a look back at the real estate markets in 2022, including the trends and surprises in the markets, as well as what they anticipate moving into 2023.
22 minutes | Oct 13, 2022
LEAD Impact: How the Movember Movement is Making a Difference for Men’s Health, with Mitch Hermansen
A growing number of men are facing life with a prostate cancer diagnosis. Globally, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among young men. And across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 69% of all suicides. In this episode, Director of Development at Movember, Mitch Hermansen, joins Ron Haik, host of the LEAD Impact podcast, to share how Movember is actively making a difference in men’s mental health, suicide prevention, and prostate and testicular cancer.
29 minutes | Oct 6, 2022
Philanthropy Focus: The Importance of Mental Health Services for Cancer Patients, with BC Cancer
One in every two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, a diagnosis which often affects not only the emotional well-being of patients but also their families and caregivers. In this episode of Philanthropy Focus, host Victoria Emslie is joined by Dr. Alan Bates, Provincial Practice Leader for Psychiatry at BC Cancer, and Sarah Roth, President and CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation, who share how BC Cancer and their team of psychiatrists are helping those living with or affected by cancer cope with the physical, practical, emotional and psychological aspects of their care.
43 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
Women's LEAD: A Conversation on Truth & Reconciliation with Inez Cook
At the age of only one, Inez Cook, born in Bella Coola and a member of the Nuxálk Nation, was taken from her family and community. Now, as an adult, Inez is determined to reconnect with her community and her heritage. Known for her strength, resolve and commitment to community, Inez is an Indigenous leader, author, and owner of award-winning Salmon n’ Bannock, Vancouver’s only Indigenous restaurant. In this episode — recorded on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) — Selena Woo, Host of the Women's LEAD segment, speaks with Inez about her experience of finding her long-lost family, rediscovering her heritage, and rebuilding her identity as she integrates both the culture she was raised with and the culture she was born into.
40 minutes | Sep 8, 2022
Women’s LEAD: Supporting Diversity in the Entrepreneurial Community
In this episode of The Wealth Exchange's Women's LEAD segment, our host, Selena Woo, sits down with two entrepreneurs from the Vancouver Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), Lisa Will, Founder and CEO of Stonz and EO Diversity Chair, and Sebastien Nault, Founder and CEO of Black Tie Services and President of EO. As two entrepreneurs who have found success in their industries, Lisa and Sebastien help uncover the differences women and men face in business. They also discuss the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial journey and highlight why it is essential that entrepreneurs uplift one another and support diversity in the entrepreneurial communities.
22 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
Investing Matters: Inside the Mind of Fintech Entrepreneur, Chase Harmer
Ethan sits down with Chase Harmer, the founder of ProfitPay, a financial technology which aims to make internet merchants and marketplaces more money on their transactions. With no formal background in technology, Chase has created platforms with a $300 million valuation in eCommerce brands and influencers. In this episode, they discuss Chase's decision to leave school in pursuit of starting his own business, the lessons he has learned as an entrepreneur, and the future of the e-commerce landscape and fintech as a whole.
35 minutes | Aug 21, 2022
Lead Impact: Creating Positive Social Impact Through Investing with Ivan Anz
As a serial entrepreneur, Ivan Anz has businesses operating in more than ten countries. Among them is PhilanthroInvestors, Inc., a company that combines traditional venture capital financing with philanthropic principles. Ivan Anz works with those who aspire to invest money, time, and emotion into making a social impact while earning a financial return. On this episode, Ivan joins host Ron Haik to share how he fostered his entrepreneurial spirit and eventually aligned his business acumen with his drive to generate high-impact improvement in society.
18 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
Investing Matters: Q2 2022 Market Commentary
Rob Edel, Nicola Wealth Chief Investment Officer, joins host Ethan Astaneh to provide a recap on the markets in the second quarter of 2022. Rob and Ethan discuss whether they believe stocks are overpriced, reasonably priced or attractively priced. They also break down the bond market, red-hot inflation, and critical factors to keep an eye on as we progress through the second half of the year.
29 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
Creating Opportunities and Community for Ukrainian Refugees With Father Mykhailo Ozorovych
Since Russia invaded Ukraine, at least 12 million people have fled their homes in search of safety. While Canada continues to help Ukrainians looking to escape the conflict, there is still much to be done to help those displaced by the war. Father Mykhailo Ozorovych, the pastor at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in New Westminster, joins Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John Nicola, to share how his church is supporting Ukrainians who are fighting in the war and helping refugees find safety and community when they get to Canada.
27 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
Women's LEAD: Celebrating Pride & Building a Culture of Inclusivity with Liz Firer-Gillespie
In this episode of the Women’s LEAD podcast, host Selena Woo is joined by Nicola Wealth Real Estate’s Director of Asset Management, Liz Firer-Gillespie, who shares her experience as a woman, business leader, and member of the LGBTQ+ community. Based on her own experience, Liz is an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, women going through their fertility journey, women in real estate and for everyone to love and accept who they are. On the podcast, they speak about why accepting yourself for who you are is important, her personal experience of coming out to her friends and family, how she was able to surround herself with people who empower her and how workplaces can adapt to support diverse communities.
33 minutes | Jun 23, 2022
Investing Matters: Perspectives on Canada’s Housing Market with John Nicola
With so many Canadians facing an important financial decision that will impact their lives for decades to come, it is essential to understand the critical aspects of the real estate market before taking the plunge into home ownership. John Nicola, Nicola Wealth Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, joins Investing Matters host Ethan Astaneh to unpack what is happening in the Canadian real estate market. They discuss local and international markets, how real estate has performed relative to other asset classes, and finish by providing guidance on how a new entrant may approach home ownership given the unaffordability crisis. In this episode, John references graphs to illustrate his points, while these graphs are explained in detail and are not necessary to understand the podcast, they are included below for your convenience. GRAPHS
21 minutes | Jun 9, 2022
LEAD Impact: Igniting Your Passion to Go from Observer to Creator of Your Own Life with Jeremy Slate
Host Ron Haik speaks with Jeremy Slate, CEO and co-founder of Command Your Brand, a public relations agency that harnesses the power of podcasting to help accelerate leaders and their companies. In this episode, Jeremy shares his journey as he pivoted from a career and a life where he felt unfulfilled to becoming a top-performing entrepreneur helping other business owners hone in on their messaging and amplify their brands. He also describes how he was able to stack the odds in his favour and the top lessons he learned along the way.
26 minutes | May 26, 2022
Investing Matters: Q1 2022 Market Commentary - A New Market Environment
Rob Edel, Nicola Wealth Chief Investment Officer, joins host Ethan Astaneh to provide a recap on the markets in the first quarter of 2022. In this episode, Rob and Ethan discuss how the beginning of 2022 presented investors with a shocking new reality and analysts' statements about the market performance by year-end. They also take the time to help us understand inflation, how central banks are reacting to it, and whether the yield curve is flashing warning signs of a recession.
33 minutes | May 12, 2022
LEAD Impact: Reducing Energy Poverty & Enhancing Economic Equality with John Belizaire
Host Ron Haik speaks with John Belizaire, CEO of Soluna Computing, a company helping shape the future of renewable energy development. John is a versatile CEO and serial entrepreneur who has successfully founded and scaled multiple technology companies over a 20-year career. They discuss John's professional journey, the inefficiencies he witnessed in the renewable energy space, and how Soluna is on a mission to reimagine the future of the grid by providing efficient energy that reduces energy poverty and enhances economic equality across the globe.
41 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
LEAD Impact: Sleep – The Ultimate High-Performance Drug with Rick Tiedemann
Quality sleep is the cornerstone to having a strong immune system, reducing our risk of heart attacks, strokes and cancer, maintaining our cognitive and executive functioning, and ensuring that we are emotionally balanced. The benefits of quality sleep have incredible value for us individually, which translates into an unbelievable aggregate upside for leaders and their businesses. In this episode of LEAD Impact, Chief Abundance Officer of Calm Water Lifestyles, Rick Tiedemann, sits down with Wealth Advisor, Ron Haik, to discuss his extensive experience in neuroscience and how it has helped him shape the critical ingredient to becoming a "Corporate Athlete"; sleep.
25 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
Philanthropy Focus: Leading the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation with Malcolm Berry
BC Children’s is the only hospital in the province devoted exclusively to the care of children. That means one million kids—including some of the sickest and most seriously injured—count on the hospital for specialized care they often can’t receive anywhere else. Last year, more than 99,000 patients visited the hospital, including its acute care centre, research institute, mental health facility and other facilities. In this episode of Philanthropy Focus, host Victoria Emslie is joined by Malcolm Berry, President & CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Malcolm shares his personal journey which inspired him to become involved in philanthropy, his quest to help every child, family and pediatric health expert, and his vision for the future of the foundation.
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