Breaking Brave with Marilyn Barefoot

Marilyn Barefoot

How does one break on through to the other side? But really - how do we foster bravery? Each episode, find out how innovators and trailblazers from every walk of life broke through in their chosen or created fields. A podcast meant to inspire, invigorate, inform and uplift.

Executive Producer & Production Strategist at The Deli CYNTHIA HEYD on ageism, sexism, how they manifest in the world of advertising, and so much more!!!
Jul 28 2022
Executive Producer & Production Strategist at The Deli CYNTHIA HEYD on ageism, sexism, how they manifest in the world of advertising, and so much more!!!
This episode of Breaking Brave is brought to you by: SOULSNACKS! Soul snacks are single ingredient, eco conscious dog and cat treats! Sourced directly from farms in Ontario and wrapped in fully compostable packaging. Treating your pets never felt so good. Head to and use coupon code BREAKINGBRAVE for 15% off your purchase!!! ​ & CRANK COFFEE the newest member of the Neal Brothers family. Crank Coffee is a new Canadian whole bean coffee brand that is certified organic and fair trade. Founded by the Neal Brothers Peter and Chris. This brand was influenced by cycling, coffee lovers, and experts! Check it out at the Neal brothers online shop here: and USE COUPON CODE BRAVE for 20% OFF Your first Crank Coffee purchase! -- For more from Cynthia Heyd, please get in touch via: LinkedIn: website: thedeli.com, Social Media: @cynthiaheyd @thedeli_productionagency -- As always, thanks so much for tuning into Breaking Brave! If you like the show, please subscribe, review, and/or send us your suggestions or questions via the platforms below! For more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: LinkedIn: Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot ABOUT Marilyn Barefoot, the Host of Breaking Brave: Breaking Brave is Hosted by Marilyn Barefoot, one of the foremost business coaches & creative ideators in North America - Marilyn gets hired by several of the world's biggest brands, companies, and organizations (the NHL, McDonald's, Deloitte, Coca-Cola, MTV, Viacom, The CFL, Forbes Magazine; to name just a few) to help them get unstuck and generate big, creative ideas. It helps us so much to have your feedback which goes a really long way in helping us shape the future of Breaking Brave and host the guests you're most interested in hearing from! So if you have the time, please subscribe, review, and connect with Marilyn on social media or through her website! And as always, thanks so much for tuning in!
STAN & TAMMY EDWARDS on the Ironman Competitor's FULL RECOVERY after a massive heart attack left him clinically dead for 33 minutes
Jul 14 2022
STAN & TAMMY EDWARDS on the Ironman Competitor's FULL RECOVERY after a massive heart attack left him clinically dead for 33 minutes
This episode of Breaking Brave is brought to you by: SOULSNACKS! Soul snacks are single ingredient, eco conscious dog and cat treats! Sourced directly from farms in Ontario and wrapped in fully compostable packaging. Treating your pets never felt so good. Head to and use coupon code BREAKINGBRAVE for 15% off your purchase!!! ​ & CRANK COFFEE the newest member of the Neal Brothers family. Crank Coffee is a new Canadian whole bean coffee brand that is certified organic and fair trade. Founded by the Neal Brothers Peter and Chris. This brand was influenced by cycling, coffee lovers, and experts! Check it out at the Neal brothers online shop here: and USE COUPON CODE BRAVE for 20% OFF Your first Crank Coffee purchase! -- Stan Edwards is an Ironman competitor. He had a massive heart attack while out for a bike ride.. He was clinically dead for 33 minutes and has made a full recovery. His story is incredible. Since he was in a coma for several weeks of it, his wife Tammy was a great addition to the conversation adding details and perspective to the fight for his life. Please enjoy this riveting conversation. For more from Stan & Tammy, please check out the following: ( ( ( always, thanks so much for tuning into Breaking Brave! If you like the show, please subscribe, review, and/or send us your suggestions or questions via the platforms below! For more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: LinkedIn: Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot ABOUT Marilyn Barefoot, the Host of Breaking Brave: Breaking Brave is Hosted by Marilyn Barefoot, one of the foremost business coaches & creative ideators in North America - Marilyn gets hired by several of the world's biggest brands, companies, and organizations (the NHL, McDonald's, Deloitte, Coca-Cola, MTV, Viacom, The CFL, Forbes Magazine; to name just a few) to help them get unstuck and generate big, creative ideas. It helps us so much to have your feedback which goes a really long way in helping us shape the future of Breaking Brave and host the guests you're most interested in hearing from! So if you have the time, please subscribe, review, and connect with Marilyn on social media or through her website! And as always, thanks so much for tuning in!
DANU MORRIGAN on narcissistic mothers, the impact of familial relationships on our development, how this shapes adult relationship seeking, breaking patterns, and SO much more!
Jun 30 2022
DANU MORRIGAN on narcissistic mothers, the impact of familial relationships on our development, how this shapes adult relationship seeking, breaking patterns, and SO much more!
This episode of Breaking Brave is brought to you by: SOULSNACKS! Soul snacks are single ingredient, eco conscious dog and cat treats! Sourced directly from farms in Ontario and wrapped in fully compostable packaging. Treating your pets never felt so good. Head to and use coupon code BREAKINGBRAVE for 15% off your purchase!!! ​ & CRANK COFFEE the newest member of the Neal Brothers family. Crank Coffee is a new Canadian whole bean coffee brand that is certified organic and fair trade. Founded by the Neal Brothers Peter and Chris. This brand was influenced by cycling, coffee lovers, and experts! Check it out at the Neal brothers online shop here: and USE COUPON CODE BRAVE for 20% OFF Your first Crank Coffee purchase! -- DANU MORRIGAN is on a path to healing from her experiences growing up with a 'narcissistic mother.' She shares the details of her experience in great detail and we hope it may be helpful for anyone out there who recognizes these traits in their own parents, family members, or themselves. For more from Danu, please head to her website at: always, thanks so much for tuning into Breaking Brave! If you like the show, please subscribe, review, and/or send us your suggestions or questions via the platforms below! For more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: LinkedIn: Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot ABOUT Marilyn Barefoot, the Host of Breaking Brave: Breaking Brave is Hosted by Marilyn Barefoot, one of the foremost business coaches & creative ideators in North America - Marilyn gets hired by several of the world's biggest brands, companies, and organizations (the NHL, McDonald's, Deloitte, Coca-Cola, MTV, Viacom, The CFL, Forbes Magazine; to name just a few) to help them get unstuck and generate big, creative ideas. It helps us so much to have your feedback which goes a really long way in helping us shape the future of Breaking Brave and host the guests you're most interested in hearing from! So if you have the time, please subscribe, review, and connect with Marilyn on social media or through her website! And as always, thanks so much for tuning in!
PR Expert, author, & storyteller SONYA SINGH on embracing her South Asian roots, why working in creative spaces requires a very thick skin, and so much more!
Jun 16 2022
PR Expert, author, & storyteller SONYA SINGH on embracing her South Asian roots, why working in creative spaces requires a very thick skin, and so much more!
This episode of Breaking Brave is brought to you by: SOULSNACKS! Soul snacks are single ingredient, eco conscious dog and cat treats! Sourced directly from farms in Ontario and wrapped in fully compostable packaging. Treating your pets never felt so good. Head to and use coupon code BREAKINGBRAVE for 15% off your purchase!!! ​ & CRANK COFFEE the newest member of the Neal Brothers family. Crank Coffee is a new Canadian whole bean coffee brand that is certified organic and fair trade. Founded by the Neal Brothers Peter and Chris. This brand was influenced by cycling, coffee lovers, and experts! Check it out at the Neal brothers online shop here: and USE COUPON CODE BRAVE for 20% OFF Your first Crank Coffee purchase! -- Sonya Singh is an author, writer, and storyteller who currently lives in Toronto, Canada. She's a former entertainment reporter turned PR expert. Her debut novel Sari, Not Sari is already generating serious advanced buzz (including being selected for the prestigious  (Debutante Ball)). She also signed an international two book deal. Sonya wrote Sari, Not Sari, to laugh her way through some of her more disastrous breakups. In her spare time, you can find Sonya sipping on a matcha latte, enjoying a homemade pizza, or hanging out with her adorable dog, Moses Alexander. -- As always, thanks so much for tuning into Breaking Brave! If you like the show, please subscribe, review, and/or send us your suggestions or questions via the platforms below! For more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: LinkedIn: Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot ABOUT Marilyn Barefoot, the Host of Breaking Brave: Breaking Brave is Hosted by Marilyn Barefoot, one of the foremost business coaches & creative ideators in North America - Marilyn gets hired by several of the world's biggest brands, companies, and organizations (the NHL, McDonald's, Deloitte, Coca-Cola, MTV, Viacom, The CFL, Forbes Magazine; to name just a few) to help them get unstuck and generate big, creative ideas. It helps us so much to have your feedback which goes a really long way in helping us shape the future of Breaking Brave and host the guests you're most interested in hearing from! So if you have the time, please subscribe, review, and connect with Marilyn on social media or through her website! And as always, thanks so much for tuning in!
Bestselling Author GENEVIEVE GRAHAM on starting your dream career in your 40s, the misconception that CDN history is boring, the importance of research, how and why she became a writer, and so much more!
Jun 2 2022
Bestselling Author GENEVIEVE GRAHAM on starting your dream career in your 40s, the misconception that CDN history is boring, the importance of research, how and why she became a writer, and so much more!
This episode of Breaking Brave is brought to you by: SOULSNACKS! Soul snacks are single ingredient, eco conscious dog and cat treats! Sourced directly from farms in Ontario and wrapped in fully compostable packaging. Treating your pets never felt so good. Head to and use coupon code BREAKINGBRAVE for 15% off your purchase!!! ​ & CRANK COFFEE the newest member of the Neal Brothers family. Crank Coffee is a new Canadian whole bean coffee brand that is certified organic and fair trade. Founded by the Neal Brothers Peter and Chris. This brand was influenced by cycling, coffee lovers, and experts! Check it out at the Neal brothers online shop here: and USE COUPON CODE BRAVE for 20% OFF Your first Crank Coffee purchase! -- Genevieve Graham is the USA Today, Globe & Mail and Toronto Star #1 bestselling author of several Canadian Historical Fiction novels, including #1 INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLERS Letters Across the Sea and The Forgotten Home Child, which held the #1 position across the country for 11 weeks in 2020, and was the #4 bestselling Canadian novel of the year. Genevieve graduated from the University of Toronto in 1986 with a Bachelor of Music in Performance on the Oboe, but did not pursue music as a career other than to teach piano to dozens of neighbourhood children. Instead, she held a number of careers from advertising and marketing to fundraising, then left it all for her most challenging role as a stay-at-home mom. In 2007, Genevieve decided to try her hand at writing a book, using everything she’d learned from years of reading historical fiction. The following year, she and her family moved to Nova Scotia, where she was suddenly surrounded by Canadian history she knew nothing about. She dove into research, alarmed by what she’d never learned, and since then has made it her mission to bring Canadian history to life, writing one book per year. Bluebird, publishing April 2022, is her 7th Canadian historical fiction novel, all of which were published by Simon & Schuster Canada. She currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with her husband, two daughters, two cats, and a silly little dog. For more from Genevieve, please connect via: Her website: www.GenevieveGraham.com And social media at: @GenGrahamAuthor on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram -- As always, thanks so much for tuning into Breaking Brave! If you like the show, please subscribe, review, and/or send us your suggestions or questions via the platforms below! For more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: LinkedIn: Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot ABOUT Marilyn Barefoot, the Host of Breaking Brave: Breaking Brave is Hosted by Marilyn Barefoot, one of the foremost business coaches & creative ideators in North America - Marilyn gets hired by several of the world's biggest brands, companies, and organizations (the NHL, McDonald's, Deloitte, Coca-Cola, MTV, Viacom, The CFL, Forbes Magazine; to name just a few) to help them get unstuck and generate big, creative ideas. It helps us so much to have your feedback which goes a really long way in helping us shape the future of Breaking Brave and host the guests you're most interested in hearing from! So if you have the time, please subscribe, review, and connect with Marilyn on social media or through her website! And as always, thanks so much for tuning in!
JOHN CULLEN on founding "IT'S JUST PARKINSON'S", battling Parkinson's Disease as an Avid Athlete & Powerlifter,  his new DOCUMENTARY,  motivating others fighting similar battles, and so much more!
May 19 2022
JOHN CULLEN on founding "IT'S JUST PARKINSON'S", battling Parkinson's Disease as an Avid Athlete & Powerlifter, his new DOCUMENTARY, motivating others fighting similar battles, and so much more!
This episode of Breaking Brave is brought to you by: SOULSNACKS! Soul snacks are single ingredient, eco conscious dog and cat treats! Sourced directly from farms in Ontario and wrapped in fully compostable packaging. Treating your pets never felt so good. Head to and use coupon code BREAKINGBRAVE for 15% off your purchase!!! ​ & CRANK COFFEE the newest member of the Neal Brothers family. Crank Coffee is a new Canadian whole bean coffee brand that is certified organic and fair trade. Founded by the Neal Brothers Peter and Chris. This brand was influenced by cycling, coffee lovers, and experts! Check it out at the Neal brothers online shop here: and USE COUPON CODE BRAVE for 20% OFF Your first Crank Coffee purchase! -- In 2015 John Cullen was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. An avid athlete his whole life, John has participated in over 100 running and cycling races, and over a dozen obstacle races all over the country and even in Europe. After his Parkinson’s diagnosis, physical exercise became crucial. But this wasn’t going to stop John. He knew he would need to prepare himself for the unknown battle that he was about to face. In 2019 John started powerlifting. To his surprise he discovered that lifting heavy weights stressed his central nervous system, which helped set back some of his Parkinson’s symptoms. Although not a cure for Parkinson’s, John finds that frequent powerlifting exercises allow him to control some of the symptoms associated with the disease. John's love for the sport as well as for people sparked his inner passion to want to bring light to his situation in order to motivate others fighting the same battle. What started off simply as John's mindset and motto that he lives by “Its Just Parkinson's” has spiralled out of control and developed into a powerful movement and organization called IJP or IT'S JUST PARKINSON’S. Through this platform John continues to connect and help people battling Parkinsons Disease both within his community and even across the country and the globe like in Europe and the Middle East. John hopes to continue to touch as many people as possible through his new Documentary Movie titled “IT'S JUST PARKINSON’S” that will soon be available to the public. John is determined to help shine light on what a lot of people still don’t know about Parkinsons Disease, and feels that anyone dealing with a disease of their own or hardship in their life, can develop an IJP mindset that can help them through their journey in life. FOR MORE FROM JOHN CULLEN, Please connect via: His website: www.itsjustparkinsons.com And Instagram @itsjustparkinsons -- As always, thanks so much for tuning into Breaking Brave! If you like the show, please subscribe, review, and/or send us your suggestions or questions via the platforms below! For more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: LinkedIn: Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot ABOUT Marilyn Barefoot, the Host of Breaking Brave: Breaking Brave is Hosted by Marilyn Barefoot, one of the foremost business coaches & creative ideators in North America - Marilyn gets hired by several of the world's biggest brands, companies, and organizations (the NHL, McDonald's, Deloitte, Coca-Cola, MTV, Viacom, The CFL, Forbes Magazine; to name just a few) to help them get unstuck and generate big, creative ideas. It helps us so much to have your feedback which goes a really long way in helping us shape the future of Breaking Brave and host the guests you're most interested in hearing from! So if you have the time, please subscribe, review, and connect with Marilyn on social media or through her website! And as always, thanks so much for tuning in!
The brilliant HEATHER MARSHALL on the Vital Importance of Reproductive Rights, her masterful debut novel LOOKING FOR JANE, about a secret network of women fighting for the right to choose—inspired by true stories, and so much more!
May 5 2022
The brilliant HEATHER MARSHALL on the Vital Importance of Reproductive Rights, her masterful debut novel LOOKING FOR JANE, about a secret network of women fighting for the right to choose—inspired by true stories, and so much more!
This episode of Breaking Brave is brought to you by: SOULSNACKS! Soul snacks are single ingredient, eco conscious dog and cat treats! Sourced directly from farms in Ontario and wrapped in fully compostable packaging. Treating your pets never felt so good. Head to and use coupon code BREAKINGBRAVE for 15% off your purchase!!! ​ & CRANK COFFEE the newest member of the Neal Brothers family. Crank Coffee is a new Canadian whole bean coffee brand that is certified organic and fair trade. Founded by the Neal Brothers Peter and Chris. This brand was influenced by cycling, coffee lovers, and experts! Check it out at the Neal brothers online shop here: and USE COUPON CODE BRAVE for 20% OFF Your first Crank Coffee purchase! -- Heather Marshall's debut novel LOOKING FOR JANE, is ALL ABOUT women fighting for their reproductive rights. So it could not be more relevant to bring you this conversation with Heather, on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court voting to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito that was circulated inside the court and obtained by major media outlets. Heather's thoughts and vast knowledge on this topic is beyond worthy of your time and attention. We discuss the vital importance of reproductive rights - not just for women/women-identifying folks - but for ALL humankind regardless of sex or gender, her totally masterful debut novel, the reason this topic is so deeply important to her, how she came up with the idea for the book, and so much more. Heather Marshall lives with her family near Toronto. She completed master’s degrees in Canadian History and Political Science, and worked in politics and communications before turning her attention to her true passion: storytelling. Looking for Jane is her debut novel. Visit her website and connect on social channels at HeatherMarshallAuthor.com -- As always, thank you so much for listening to Breaking Brave! If you like the show, please subscribe, review, and/or send us your suggestions or questions via the platforms below! For more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: ( ) LinkedIn: ( ) Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot ABOUT Marilyn Barefoot, the Host of Breaking Brave: Breaking Brave is Hosted by Marilyn Barefoot, one of the foremost business coaches & creative ideators in North America - Marilyn gets hired by several of the world's biggest brands, companies, and organizations (the NHL, McDonald's, Deloitte, Coca-Cola, MTV, Viacom, The CFL, Forbes Magazine; to name just a few) to help them get unstuck and generate big, creative ideas. It helps us so much to have your feedback which goes a really long way in helping us shape the future of Breaking Brave and host the guests you're most interested in hearing from! So if you have the time, please subscribe, review, and connect with Marilyn on social media or through her website! And as always, thanks so much for tuning in!
ZARQA NAWAZ on her brand new book, coping through comedy, creating Little Mosque on the Prairie, Finding the funny in dark subject matter, and so much more!!!
Apr 21 2022
ZARQA NAWAZ on her brand new book, coping through comedy, creating Little Mosque on the Prairie, Finding the funny in dark subject matter, and so much more!!!
This episode of Breaking Brave is brought to you by: SOULSNACKS! Soul snacks are single ingredient, eco conscious dog and cat treats! Sourced directly from farms in Ontario and wrapped in fully compostable packaging. Treating your pets never felt so good. Head to and use coupon code BREAKINGBRAVE for 15% off your purchase!!! ​ & CRANK COFFEE the newest member of the Neal Brothers family. Crank Coffee is a new Canadian whole bean coffee brand that is certified organic and fair trade. Founded by the Neal Brothers Peter and Chris. This brand was influenced by cycling, coffee lovers, and experts! Check it out at the Neal brothers online shop here: and USE COUPON CODE BRAVE for 20% OFF Your first Crank Coffee purchase! -- ZARQA NAWAZ is a Canadian producer for film and television, a published author, public speaker, journalist, and former broadcaster. In 2007, Zarqa created the internationally renowned CBC comedy series, Little Mosque on the Prairie, the world’s first sitcom about a Muslim community living in the west. Little Mosque on the Prairie premiered to the highest ratings CBC had in over 20 years. The show went on to win a Gemini, and was nominated for Best Television Series – Comedy at the 2007  (Directors Guild of Canada) Awards. Internationally, Little Mosque won awards for Best International Television Series and Best Screenplay at the 2007 Roma Fiction Fest. In 2012, it made its American debut on Hulu, and is now broadcast in over 60 countries. The Los Angeles Times said “the genius of ‘Mosque’ is that the characters resonate with viewers all over the world.” After the success of Little Mosque on the Prairie, Zarqa successfully sold comedy pilots to ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox Studios.Little Mosque on the Prairie was inspired by the National Film Board documentary, Me and the Mosque Her ground-breaking documentary which premiered at the Montreal International Film Festival in 2005. Using original animation, archival footage and interviews with Muslim women and Islamic scholars, Zarqa examined how patriarchal cultural traditions have become mixed up with theology. Zarqa also has a significant presence in the publishing world. In 2014, her comedic memoir, Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, published by HarperCollins, appeared on the bestseller list of The Globe and Mail, and was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, Kobo Emerging Writer’s Award and Saskatchewan Book Award of the Year. It was Chatelaine Magazine’s Book Club Pick and Canadian Living’s Book of the Summer. Zarqa’s work in the media world has not just been as a television creator, but also as an advice columnist for the Globe & Mail, host of The Morning Edition, Saskatchewan’s CBC Radio’s morning show, and anchor of CBC Saskatchewan’s six o’clock news. A frequent public speaker on Islam and comedy, Zarqa received a Doctor of Divinity from the University of Saskatchewan for her interfaith work in the community. In recognition for her contribution to the world of arts, she received The Brampton Walk of Fame in 2019. Zarqa completed a Bachelor of Science from University of Toronto in 1990 and a second degree in journalism at Ryerson University in 1992. She lives in Regina with her loving but long-suffering family and is the proud mother of four children. -- As always, thank you so much for listening to Breaking Brave! If you like the show, please subscribe, review, and/or send us your suggestions or questions via the platforms below! For more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: LinkedIn: Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot ABOUT Marilyn Barefoot, the Host of Breaking Brave:...
IAN MIRMELSTEIN on pioneering the advertising industry's first networking group for non-drinkers, addiction, balancing career, personal life, recovery, & so much more!!!
Apr 7 2022
IAN MIRMELSTEIN on pioneering the advertising industry's first networking group for non-drinkers, addiction, balancing career, personal life, recovery, & so much more!!!
IAN MIRMELSTEIN is the Cofounder & CEO of YELLOW, as well as a Consultative Digital Executive with 20+ years of direct-sales & management experience leading teams, launching new businesses and scaling market transforming products & services. Successful as player-coach, manager & individual contributor, Ian has a track record of driving top line revenue and profitability. His broad category experience includes Retail, Pharma, Automotive, Technology, Financial & CPG across multiple media silos and disciplines including OLV, OTT, CTV, DOOH, SAAS and programmatic. At Comcast Technology Solutions, Ian is leading the market adoption of the industry's first SAAS creative ad management platform for linear broadcast TV, OLV, CTV & audio. In 2014, Ian gave up drinking alcohol and reaped many benefits in all areas of his life. In 2020, he cofounded YELLOW with Darren Marble, a successful entrepreneur who was also CURRENTLY NOT DRINKING ETC. "Darren and I agreed that this community we shared was one of the most vibrant, inspiring and fastest-growing communities in mainstream culture and absolutely deserved a unifying brand - so we created it." For more on YELLOW please visit: ( ) Ian is also the founder of Sober Executives in Advertising, Media & Marketing - SEAM (2017), Sober Executives Inc., a 501(c)3 (2018) & co-founder of Our United Tribes - an international leadership and mentoring organization (2019). Last but certainly not least, Ian is a dedicated dad to 3 sons he lovingly calls “The Dudes.” His passions outside career are live music, fitness, golf, skiing, traveling and food! -- As always, thank you so much for listening to Breaking Brave! If you like the show, please subscribe, review, and/or send us your suggestions or questions via the platforms below! For more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: ( ) LinkedIn: ( ) Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot ABOUT Marilyn Barefoot, the Host of Breaking Brave: Breaking Brave is Hosted by Marilyn Barefoot, one of the foremost business coaches & creative ideators in North America - Marilyn gets hired by several of the world's biggest brands, companies, and organizations (the NHL, McDonald's, Deloitte, Coca-Cola, MTV, Viacom, The CFL, Forbes Magazine; to name just a few) to help them get unstuck and generate big, creative ideas. It helps us so much to have your feedback which goes a really long way in helping us shape the future of Breaking Brave and host the guests you're most interested in hearing from! So if you have the time, please subscribe, review, and connect with Marilyn on social media or through her website! And as always, thanks so much for tuning in!
AN UPDATE from OLGA  KRAKOVNA on the war in UKRAINE
Apr 6 2022
AN UPDATE from OLGA KRAKOVNA on the war in UKRAINE
Since we spoke with Olga just last week, Olga has now single handedly raised over $18,000.00 for the war in Ukraine - WOW!!! These funds have specifically gone towards hospitals, to purchase medical supplies. They've purchased ventilators which were urgently needed, among additional medical supplies and equipment needed to heal the wounded and those in need of medical help and attention in the war zone in Ukraine. This support is truly incredible and we can't thank you enough - for being a part of the Breaking Brave community - and for supporting this incredibly urgent and worthy cause. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Olga and all of us at Breaking Brave are beyond grateful. -- Olga came to Canada in 2001, holding the hand of her 8 year old daughter in one hand and a cart with 4 pieces of luggage in another. She was a single mom just wanting a better life for her daughter. She brought in her mom and sister who are now the most proud Canadians she knows. As a professional, she built her career working in Telecom (Bell) and at tech companies like Oracle and, now, Splunk. Like many other Ukrainian women in Canada, Olga helped Ukraine in 2014-2015, when Putin took Crimea and pieces of Lugansk and Donetsk regions. And today, when the bombs are falling on schools and apartment buildings murdering and hurting children  in the middle of Europe in her native Ukraine, like thousands of other Ukrainian women, Olga is waking up and going to bed with a sole purpose to help Ukrainian people, to reduce suffering, to save lives. Each of us picks her way, her starfish to save. Each of us sends money to Ukraine to enable individuals resisting this aggression to keep fighting, keep living. Each of us is a part of her own  "chain of trust" where we give to people we trust. Olga's way is to be nimble, be agile, make the most impact with whatever money she gets. These causes are not always "sexy" but always save lives and reduce suffering. Thank you all for trusting Olga and for making a real difference. Direct Notes from Olga below: Here are the names I mentioned:  Daryl Wood who were the first to send me the money without questions asked My new friend, a Jewish community leader Avrum Rosensweig Shpak, the lady whose son was killed in his bed Diana Makarova and Roman Donik, volunteers in Ukraine I support Rostyslav and Iryna Bilchenko - Canadian Ukrainians who organize aid for the hospital, currently targeting 15K for medications. Rostyslav is my osteopath who used to be a doctor in Kharkiv City Hospital #2 , so he is helping his ex-colleagues Oleksiy and Olena Dotsenko, doctors in Kharkiv City Hospital #2 who manage the hospital at this difficult time and tell us what they need. ..and one more name, Oleksiy Arestovich, = when I referred to the presidential adviser calling on Ukrainians to be a part of the war as required by the Geneva convention In regards to money:  e-transfer to me: olga.helpukraine@gmail.com paypal to Ukraine : Olena Penkovska  alyona.penkovska@gmail.com - this is my best friend who will direct wherever we need to. -- As always, thank you so much for listening to Breaking Brave! If you like the show, please subscribe, review, and/or send us your suggestions or questions via the platforms below! For more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: LinkedIn: Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot ABOUT Marilyn Barefoot, the Host of Breaking Brave: Breaking Brave is Hosted by Marilyn Barefoot, one of the foremost business coaches & creative ideators in North America - Marilyn gets hired by several of the world's biggest brands, companies, and organizations (the NHL, McDonald's, Deloitte, Coca-Cola, MTV,...
OLGA  KRAKOVNA on the war in UKRAINE, how you can help, and so much more.
Mar 24 2022
OLGA KRAKOVNA on the war in UKRAINE, how you can help, and so much more.
This episode of Breaking Brave is brought to you by: SOULSNACKS! Soul snacks are single ingredient, eco conscious dog and cat treats! Sourced directly from farms in Ontario and wrapped in fully compostable packaging. Treating your pets never felt so good. Head to and use coupon code BREAKINGBRAVE for 15% off your purchase!!! ​ & CRANK COFFEE the newest member of the Neal Brothers family. Crank Coffee is a new Canadian whole bean coffee brand that is certified organic and fair trade. Founded by the Neal Brothers Peter and Chris. This brand was influenced by cycling, coffee lovers, and experts! Check it out at the Neal brothers online shop here: and USE COUPON CODE BRAVE for 20% OFF Your first Crank Coffee purchase! -- Olga came to Canada in 2001, holding the hand of her 8 year old daughter in one hand and a cart with 4 pieces of luggage in another. She was a single mom just wanting a better life for her daughter. She brought in her mom and sister who are now the most proud Canadians she knows. As a professional, she built her career working in Telecom (Bell) and at tech companies like Oracle and, now, Splunk. Like many other Ukrainian women in Canada, Olga helped Ukraine in 2014-2015, when Putin took Crimea and pieces of Lugansk and Donetsk regions. And today, when the bombs are falling on schools and apartment buildings murdering and hurting children  in the middle of Europe in her native Ukraine, like thousands of other Ukrainian women, Olga is waking up and going to bed with a sole purpose to help Ukrainian people, to reduce suffering, to save lives. Each of us picks her way, her starfish to save. Each of us sends money to Ukraine to enable individuals resisting this aggression to keep fighting, keep living. Each of us is a part of her own  "chain of trust" where we give to people we trust. Olga's way is to be nimble, be agile, make the most impact with whatever money she gets. These causes are not always "sexy" but always save lives and reduce suffering. Thank you all for trusting Olga and for making a real difference. Direct Notes from Olga below: Here are the names I mentioned:  Daryl Wood who were the first to send me the money without questions asked My new friend, a Jewish community leader Avrum Rosensweig Shpak, the lady whose son was killed in his bed Diana Makarova and Roman Donik, volunteers in Ukraine I support Rostyslav and Iryna Bilchenko - Canadian Ukrainians who organize aid for the hospital, currently targeting 15K for medications. Rostyslav is my osteopath who used to be a doctor in Kharkiv City Hospital #2 , so he is helping his ex-colleagues Oleksiy and Olena Dotsenko, doctors in Kharkiv City Hospital #2 who manage the hospital at this difficult time and tell us what they need. ..and one more name, Oleksiy Arestovich, = when I referred to the presidential adviser calling on Ukrainians to be a part of the war as required by the Geneva convention In regards to money:  e-transfer to me: olga.helpukraine@gmail.com paypal to Ukraine : Olena Penkovska  alyona.penkovska@gmail.com - this is my best friend who will direct wherever we need to. -- As always, thank you so much for listening to Breaking Brave! If you like the show, please subscribe, review, and/or send us your suggestions or questions via the platforms below! For more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: LinkedIn: Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot ABOUT Marilyn Barefoot, the Host of Breaking Brave: Breaking Brave is Hosted by Marilyn Barefoot, one of the foremost business coaches & creative ideators in North America - Marilyn...
Film & Television Editor CHRISTINE ARMSTRONG on breaking into the business, the creative process, collaboration and so much more!!!
Mar 10 2022
Film & Television Editor CHRISTINE ARMSTRONG on breaking into the business, the creative process, collaboration and so much more!!!
This episode of Breaking Brave is brought to you by: SOULSNACKS! Soul snacks are single ingredient, eco conscious dog and cat treats! Sourced directly from farms in Ontario and wrapped in fully compostable packaging. Treating your pets never felt so good. Head to and use coupon code BREAKINGBRAVE for 15% off your purchase!!! ​ & CRANK COFFEE the newest member of the Neal Brothers family. Crank Coffee is a new Canadian whole bean coffee brand that is certified organic and fair trade. Founded by the Neal Brothers Peter and Chris. This brand was influenced by cycling, coffee lovers, and experts! Check it out at the Neal brothers online shop here: and USE COUPON CODE BRAVE for 20% OFF Your first Crank Coffee purchase! -- Award-winning film & television editor CHRISTINE ARMSTRONG is known for her work on hit television shows such as #BLACKAF, RUTHERFORD FALLS, UPLOAD, NIGHT OWL and films such as THE NEW ROMANTIC, MARY GOES ROUND, and SUGAR DADDY, for which she received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Editing at the 9th Canadian Screen Awards in 2021! For more from Christine, please connect via socials: IG: @_charmy LinkedIn: @charmstrong -- As always, thank you so much for listening to Breaking Brave! If you like the show, please subscribe, review, and/or send us your suggestions or questions via the platforms below! For more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: LinkedIn: Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot ABOUT Marilyn Barefoot, the Host of Breaking Brave: Breaking Brave is Hosted by Marilyn Barefoot, one of the foremost business coaches & creative ideators in North America - Marilyn gets hired by several of the world's biggest brands, companies, and organizations (the NHL, McDonald's, Deloitte, Coca-Cola, MTV, Viacom, The CFL, Forbes Magazine; to name just a few) to help them get unstuck and generate big, creative ideas. It helps us so much to have your feedback which goes a really long way in helping us shape the future of Breaking Brave and host the guests you're most interested in hearing from! So if you have the time, please subscribe, review, and connect with Marilyn on social media or through her website! And as always, thanks so much for tuning in!
Founder & CEO of Nuts For Cheese, MARGARET COONS on starting her brand, scaling up, finding your niche, and so much more!
Feb 24 2022
Founder & CEO of Nuts For Cheese, MARGARET COONS on starting her brand, scaling up, finding your niche, and so much more!
This episode of Breaking Brave is brought to you by: SOULSNACKS! Soul snacks are single ingredient, eco conscious dog and cat treats! Sourced directly from farms in Ontario and wrapped in fully compostable packaging. Treating your pets never felt so good. Head to and use coupon code BREAKINGBRAVE for 15% off your purchase!!! ​ & CRANK COFFEE the newest member of the Neal Brothers family. Crank Coffee is a new Canadian whole bean coffee brand that is certified organic and fair trade. Founded by the Neal Brothers Peter and Chris. This brand was influenced by cycling, coffee lovers, and experts! Check it out at the Neal brothers online shop here: and USE COUPON CODE BRAVE for 20% OFF Your first Crank Coffee purchase! -- Margaret Coons is the Founder and CEO of Nuts For Cheese — Canada’s category leader in artisan, organic, plant-based dairy manufacturing. Vegan from an early age, Margaret developed a passion for plant-based cuisine becoming a vegan chef and experimenting with nuts and seeds to create deliciously creamy plant-based cheeses. Since launching at a farmer’s market in 2015, Nuts For Cheese has enjoyed explosive growth across North America with products available at national retailers like Whole Foods, Loblaws, Sobeys, Metro and Farm Boy. With a decadent line of organic, cashew cheese and butters, Nuts For Cheese is proving plant-based options no longer cater to vegans alone; they cater to everyone! For more from Margaret please connect via her website, www.nutsforcheese.com Or on all social media platforms: @nutsforcheese -- As always, thank you so much for listening to Breaking Brave! If you like the show, please subscribe, review, and/or send us your suggestions or questions via the platforms below! For more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: LinkedIn: Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot ABOUT Marilyn Barefoot, the Host of Breaking Brave: Breaking Brave is Hosted by Marilyn Barefoot, one of the foremost business coaches & creative ideators in North America - Marilyn gets hired by several of the world's biggest brands, companies, and organizations (the NHL, McDonald's, Deloitte, Coca-Cola, MTV, Viacom, The CFL, Forbes Magazine; to name just a few) to help them get unstuck and generate big, creative ideas. It helps us so much to have your feedback which goes a really long way in helping us shape the future of Breaking Brave and host the guests you're most interested in hearing from! So if you have the time, please subscribe, review, and connect with Marilyn on social media or through her website! And as always, thanks so much for tuning in!
OLUFUNTO BOROFFICE CEO and Founder of Chanja Datti Ltd, a waste recovery and recycling social enterprise out of Nigeria
Feb 10 2022
OLUFUNTO BOROFFICE CEO and Founder of Chanja Datti Ltd, a waste recovery and recycling social enterprise out of Nigeria
This episode of Breaking Brave is brought to you by: SOULSNACKS! Soul snacks are single ingredient, eco conscious dog and cat treats! Sourced directly from farms in Ontario and wrapped in fully compostable packaging. Treating your pets never felt so good. Head to and use coupon code BREAKINGBRAVE for 15% off your purchase!!! ​ & CRANK COFFEE the newest member of the Neal Brothers family. Crank Coffee is a new Canadian whole bean coffee brand that is certified organic and fair trade. Founded by the Neal Brothers Peter and Chris. This brand was influenced by cycling, coffee lovers, and experts! Check it out at the Neal brothers online shop here: and USE COUPON CODE BRAVE for 20% OFF Your first Crank Coffee purchase! -- Funto Boroffice is the founder/CEO of award winning Chanja Datti Ltd, a waste collection & recycling social enterprise dedicated to transforming the waste in her environment to value and creating jobs and Quidroo, a fintech startup providing access to working capital for Nigeria SMEs, especially women-owned SMEs. Prior to starting Chanja Datti, she spent 3 years as a Senior Aide to Nigeria’s Honorable Minister of Power covering Investments, Finance & Donor Relations, and before that, 17 years gaining global financial, strategy and project improvement experience - 12 of which was as a GE executive in the U.S, where she was a Vice President, working in the largest GE Capital Americas business. She graduated with a Masters’ degree in Financial Management from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York, and has a Bachelors’ degree in Accounting and Finance from Northeastern University in Boston where she graduated cum laude (with honors). She is a founding member and Vice President of the Recycling Association of Nigeria (RAN), founder of Initiative for the Advancement of Waste Management in Africa (aka W.A.S.T.E Africa), a Fellow of the Waste Management Society of Nigeria and an alumni of the several prestigious local and international programs and sits on several boards. She has been recognized in 2021 by Global Citizen.org as one of 11 Change-making Africans that the world needs to know about, recognized by CNBC Rising Woman Africa series one of 31 African women leaders in 2021 and winner of the 2021 WE Empower UN SDG Challenge. -- As always, thank you so much for listening to Breaking Brave! If you like the show, please subscribe, review, and/or send us your suggestions or questions via the platforms below! For more from Olufunto Boroffice please connect via the following platforms: Website: ( ( ( ( ( ( ( more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: LinkedIn: Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot ABOUT Marilyn Barefoot, the Host of Breaking Brave: Breaking Brave is Hosted by Marilyn Barefoot, one of the foremost business coaches & creative ideators in North America - Marilyn gets hired by several of the world's biggest brands, companies, and organizations (the NHL, McDonald's, Deloitte, Coca-Cola, MTV, Viacom, The CFL, Forbes Magazine; to name just a few) to help them get unstuck and generate big, creative ideas. -- It helps us so much to have your...
Psychology Professor  & Research Scientist Dr. Michelle Drouin on abuse, domestic violence, mental health, social media and so much more!
Jan 26 2022
Psychology Professor & Research Scientist Dr. Michelle Drouin on abuse, domestic violence, mental health, social media and so much more!
This episode of Breaking Brave is brought to you by: (SOULSNACKS! )Soul snacks are single ingredient, eco conscious dog and cat treats! Sourced directly from farms in Ontario and wrapped in fully compostable packaging. Treating your pets never felt so good. Head to and use coupon code BREAKINGBRAVE for 15% off your purchase!!! ​ & (CRANK COFFEE) the newest member of the Neal Brothers family. Crank Coffee is a new Canadian whole bean coffee brand that is certified organic and fair trade. Founded by the Neal Brothers Peter and Chris. This brand was influenced by cycling, coffee lovers, and experts! Check it out at the Neal brothers online shop here: and USE COUPON CODE BRAVE for 20% OFF Your first Crank Coffee purchase! -- Dr. Michelle Drouin (B.A. Cornell University; Ph.D. University of Oxford) is a psychologist, professor, forensic consultant, expert witness, author of the book OUT OF TOUCH: How to Survive an Intimacy Famine, and internationally-recognized researcher and speaker on issues related to technology, relationships, couples, and sexuality, including issues related to addiction and partner violence. Dr. Drouin’s research has attracted international attention, and she regularly does interviews for television, radio, newspapers, and magazines. Please enjoy this wide-ranging, extremely insightful, and deeply personal conversation with Dr. Michelle Drouin! However, please be advised: *CONTENT WARNING* This episode touches on sensitive subject matter that may be triggering for some due to the nature of the topics discussed in this episode, including but not limited to: abuse, domestic abuse, and domestic violence. If you, or anyone you know is experiencing abuse, domestic violence, family violence, please find family violence resources and support services in your area listed (here. ) if you are in Canada. In case the hyperlink above is unavailable, here's the link again: As always, thank you so much for listening to Breaking Brave! If you like the show, please subscribe, review, and/or send us your suggestions or questions via the platforms below! -- For more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: LinkedIn: Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot ABOUT Marilyn Barefoot, the Host of Breaking Brave: Breaking Brave is Hosted by Marilyn Barefoot, one of the foremost business coaches & creative ideators in North America - Marilyn gets hired by several of the world's biggest brands, companies, and organizations (the NHL, McDonald's, Deloitte, Coca-Cola, MTV, Viacom, The CFL, Forbes Magazine; to name just a few) to help them get unstuck and generate big, creative ideas. -- It helps us so much to have your feedback which goes a really long way in helping us shape the future of Breaking Brave and host the guests you're most interested in hearing from! So if you have the time, please subscribe, review, and connect with Marilyn on social media or through her website! And as always, thanks so much for tuning in!
Founder of Barefoot Wines & Author of The Barefoot Spirit, Michael Houlihan on Breaking Brave
Jan 13 2022
Founder of Barefoot Wines & Author of The Barefoot Spirit, Michael Houlihan on Breaking Brave
This episode of Breaking Brave is brought to you by: (SOULSNACKS! )Soul snacks are single ingredient, eco conscious dog and cat treats! Sourced directly from farms in Ontario and wrapped in fully compostable packaging. Treating your pets never felt so good. Head to and use coupon code BREAKINGBRAVE for 15% off your purchase!!! ​ & (CRANK COFFEE) the newest member of the Neal Brothers family. Crank Coffee is a new Canadian whole bean coffee brand that is certified organic and fair trade. Founded by the Neal Brothers Peter and Chris. This brand was influenced by cycling, coffee lovers, and experts! Check it out at the Neal brothers online shop here: and USE COUPON CODE BRAVE for 20% OFF Your first Crank Coffee purchase! -- Michael Houlihan is the founder of Barefoot Wines and Author of The Barefoot Spirit. Here's a link to a free chapter of his book: (www.thebarefootspirit.com/freechapter) Thanks so much for listening to Breaking Brave! If you like the show, please subscribe, review, and/or send us your suggestions or questions via the platforms below! For more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: LinkedIn: Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot It helps us so much to have your feedback which goes a really long way in helping us shape the future of Breaking Brave and host the guests you're most interested in hearing from! So if you have the time, please subscribe, review, and connect with Marilyn on social media or through her website! And as always, thanks so much for tuning in!
CEO, DAILY BREAD FOOD BANK, NEIL HETHERINGTON on food insecurity, poverty's link to affordable housing, the pandemic's impact on the food bank, the nature of real bravery, and so much more!
Dec 16 2021
CEO, DAILY BREAD FOOD BANK, NEIL HETHERINGTON on food insecurity, poverty's link to affordable housing, the pandemic's impact on the food bank, the nature of real bravery, and so much more!
This episode of Breaking Brave is brought to you by: (SOULSNACKS! )Soul snacks are single ingredient, eco conscious dog and cat treats! Sourced directly from farms in Ontario and wrapped in fully compostable packaging. Treating your pets never felt so good. Head to and use coupon code BREAKINGBRAVE for 15% off your purchase!!! ​ & (CRANK COFFEE) the newest member of the Neal Brothers family. Crank Coffee is a new Canadian whole bean coffee brand that is certified organic and fair trade. Founded by the Neal Brothers Peter and Chris. This brand was influenced by cycling, coffee lovers, and experts! Check it out at the Neal brothers online shop here: and USE COUPON CODE BRAVE for 20% OFF Your first Crank Coffee purchase! -- Neil Hetherington joined Daily Bread Food Bank as CEO in January 2018. Daily Bread Food Bank supplies fresh and shelf-stable food to more than 130 member agencies across Toronto, supports 175 food programs, and is a national leader in research that examines the causes and impacts of food insecurity. Neil began his career in project management at Tridel Construction, Canada's largest condominium developer. In September 2000, he made a career change by joining Habitat for Humanity Toronto, at the time as the youngest CEO of a Habitat affiliate in the world.  Neil’s non-profit experience includes 16 years as CEO of Habitat for Humanity in Toronto, and then New York City, and two years as CEO of Dixon Hall, a multi-service agency with 240 staff serving thousands of people in Toronto through its social programs, shelters, seniors programs, youth initiatives and community revitalization efforts.   Neil is the grandson of the late General Arnold Brown, the International Leader of The Salvation Army. That heritage serves as a primary driver for his passion in serving through the non-profit sector causes of social justice. Neil holds degrees or certificates from the University of Western Ontario - Huron College, Seneca College, Harvard Business School and the University of Virginia - Darden Business School. He obtained his MBA from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Business School in 2013.  Neil was named one of Canada's Top 40 under 40 in 2005. He has received the distinguished alumni of the year awards from each of Huron University, Royal Saint George's College, Western University and Seneca College. He was awarded Queen Elizabeth's Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals in 2002 and 2012. In 2018 he was awarded the Premiers Award for Outstanding Ontario College graduates for excellence in business. Neil is the Chair of the Board of Directors of House of Compassion, a Board member of Feed Ontario, Vice-Commodore at the National Yacht Club, and a volunteer at Out of the Cold. He is an active pilot and sailor.  In 2019 he was forced to abandon ship on a trans-Atlantic sail, 1400 miles offshore and was rescued by an oil tanker. He enjoys furniture making and in his spare time plays tennis terribly, snowboards poorly and bikes slowly. If you are in need of food, please visit Daily Bread here: *Please be advised that the new Toronto St. location is currently operating by appointment only* You can register at the above link. To support the (Daily Bread Food Bank), please (donate here) if you can OR use ( the form letter at the bottom of this page to write to your government reps.) In case the above links don't appear where you're listening to this podcast, here they are again below: Daily Bread Food Bank: down on the to find the form letter template you can fill out and send to...
DUNCAN SINCLAIR, Chair of Deloitte Canada & Chile on the principles that ground us, corporate governance and accountability, what we can do better post-pandemic, and so much more!
Dec 2 2021
DUNCAN SINCLAIR, Chair of Deloitte Canada & Chile on the principles that ground us, corporate governance and accountability, what we can do better post-pandemic, and so much more!
This episode of Breaking Brave is brought to you by: (SOULSNACKS! )Soul snacks are single ingredient, eco conscious dog and cat treats! Sourced directly from farms in Ontario and wrapped in fully compostable packaging. Treating your pets never felt so good. Head to and use coupon code BREAKINGBRAVE for 15% off your purchase!!! ​ & (CRANK COFFEE) the newest member of the Neal Brothers family. Crank Coffee is a new Canadian whole bean coffee brand that is certified organic and fair trade. Founded by the Neal Brothers Peter and Chris. This brand was influenced by cycling, coffee lovers, and experts! Check it out at the Neal brothers online shop here: and USE COUPON CODE BRAVE for 20% OFF Your first Crank Coffee purchase! -- Duncan Sinclair is the Chair of Deloitte Canada and Chile. He was elected as the Chair of Deloitte Canada and Chile in 2018 and will serve in this position until 2026. He is also a member of the Deloitte Global Board including a member of the Governance, Risk and Membership Affairs Committees. Over his 30+ year career, Duncan’s professional activities include serving clients across six continents and multiple industries. In addition to his client service roles, Duncan served as a member of the Deloitte Canada and Chile Board from 2008-2012 where he chaired the Succession Planning Committee. Duncan has also been responsible for chairing the Nominating Committees for our past two Canada-Chile CEOs and served on the Global Nominating Committee for our current Global CEO. Duncan has been a facilitator in various labs designed to help Chairs and Boards of Directors increase their operating efficiency and effectiveness. He has also been part of board assessment work in the public and private sector looking at how boards can create a shared agenda with their executive teams. Duncan has been an active facilitator and participant with the Deloitte Podium Club focusing on how boards engage effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, and is also working actively with Jonathan Goodman, head of Deloitte’s CEO, Director and Executive programs, on research related to the Chair of the future. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Duncan is an active member in the community and currently serves as Chair of the Long Term Investment Organization and he Chairs the Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee and Board of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Projects Centre at Stanford University, the Lazaridis Institute at Wilfred Laurier University, the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. For more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: LinkedIn: Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot ABOUT Marilyn Barefoot, the Host of Breaking Brave: Breaking Brave is Hosted by Marilyn Barefoot, one of the foremost business coaches & creative ideators in North America - Marilyn gets hired by several of the world's biggest brands, companies, and organizations (the NHL, McDonald's, Deloitte, Coca-Cola, MTV, Viacom, The CFL, Forbes Magazine; to name just a few) to help them get unstuck and generate big, creative ideas. - It helps us so much to have your feedback which goes a really long way in helping us shape the future of Breaking Brave and host the guests you're most interested in hearing from! So if you have the time, please subscribe, review, and connect with Marilyn on social media or through her website! And as always, thanks so much for tuning in!
PETE BOMBACI: Founder of the GenWell Project, Visionary Business & Social Change Leader on the importance of real, genuine, in-person connections in the age of social media, making the world a happier, healthier place in meaningful ways, and so much more!!!
Nov 18 2021
PETE BOMBACI: Founder of the GenWell Project, Visionary Business & Social Change Leader on the importance of real, genuine, in-person connections in the age of social media, making the world a happier, healthier place in meaningful ways, and so much more!!!
This episode of Breaking Brave is brought to you by: (SOULSNACKS! )Soul snacks are single ingredient, eco conscious dog and cat treats! Sourced directly from farms in Ontario and wrapped in fully compostable packaging. Treating your pets never felt so good. Head to and use coupon code BREAKINGBRAVE for 15% off your purchase!!! ​ & (CRANK COFFEE) the newest member of the Neal Brothers family. Crank Coffee is a new Canadian whole bean coffee brand that is certified organic and fair trade. Founded by the Neal Brothers Peter and Chris. This brand was influenced by cycling, coffee lovers, and experts! Check it out at the Neal brothers online shop here: and USE COUPON CODE BRAVE for 20% OFF Your first Crank Coffee purchase! -- Please enjoy this in-depth conversation with Pete Bombaci. Pete Bombaci is a visionary business and social change leader who believes that by doing the right thing every day, exceptional results are created. His engaging leadership style comes from an enthusiasm and genuine desire to help others, as well as the belief that building a great culture encourages collaboration, great execution and ultimately bottom line results. In 2016, Pete launched his passion project, The GenWell Project, a Human Connection Movement that was in the making for over a decade and which has recently become more relevant than ever due to Covid-19. The mission of The GenWell Project is to make the world a happier and healthier place by reminding people of the importance of face-to-face social connection and inspiring them to take action.  Pete’s experience in the not-for-profit field predates the founding of The GenWell Project, as he successfully led the Movember Canada Foundation for nearly five years, growing the cause from a few thousand participants nationwide to the largest fundraising country worldwide, leading the team that raised $142 million dollars for men’s health over that time. Prior to joining Movember Canada, Pete was a 20-year veteran of the beverage and hospitality industry, serving in roles from bartender to sales to brand management. Pete has been able to draw on these broad range of experiences in both the for-profit and not-for-profit fields to great success.  Pete, a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, lives in Toronto with his wife and their son. He is a frequent guest speaker and commentator who has contributed opinion pieces for print, magazines, radio and online.  Connect with Pete Bombaci and The GenWell Project by  Heading to the website: (www.GenWellProject.org)  Twitter: @GenWellProject  FB: (  IG: @genwellproject  LinkedIn: (  For 15% off Soul Snacks, head on over to and use coupon code: BREAKINGBRAVE For 20% off your first Crank Coffee purchase (founded by the Neal Brothers) head on over to and use coupon code: BRAVE For more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: ( ) LinkedIn: ( ) Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot ABOUT Marilyn Barefoot, the Host of Breaking Brave: (Breaking Brave) is Hosted by ( Marilyn Barefoot), one of the foremost business coaches & creative ideators in North America - Marilyn gets hired by several of the world's biggest
Dr. KELLY THE VET! Veterinarian Kelly Faubert on bravery, all things pet ownership, her passion for wildlife, the pandemic's effects on our pets, and so much more!
Nov 4 2021
Dr. KELLY THE VET! Veterinarian Kelly Faubert on bravery, all things pet ownership, her passion for wildlife, the pandemic's effects on our pets, and so much more!
Dr Kelly Faubert’s passion for wildlife (BSc. Wildlife Management, McGill University, 2003) has brought her to some of the most fascinating corners of the globe. She’s carried out field research in the Canadian High Artic, southern US deserts as well as the Australian bush (University of Melbourne). She further expanded her knowledge and experience by pursuing her BSc. Honores at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, where she specialized in Wildlife Management and where her field research had her camping amongst wild animals, and shooting tranquilizing darts from helicopters.  Her fascination with animals and her desire to help save them eventually led her to study veterinary medicine at l’Université de Montréal (DVM 2013), with a special focus on wildlife and population health, as well as alternative medicines. She then fine-tuned her skills in emergency medicine and surgery during a rotating internship (Centre Vétérianire Rive Sud, 2014).  Kelly currently practices as a general and emergency medicine veterinarian at one of Canada’s largest veterinary hospitals, Centre Vétérinaire Laval. Kelly’s other fields of interest include environmental policy, (MSc in Environmental Assessment, McGill University 2008 in conjunction with UNEP). Where through her research, based out of the African Development Bank in Tunisia, she developed tools to help incorporate environmental policy into its microfinance lending.  She then worked as an environmental consultant in North and East Africa, assisting intermediary banks incorporate these environmental standards into the development projects they finance.   Kelly is particularly interested in the functional and integrative medicine approaches to animal health, and works this into her practice as well as her volunteer work abroad, most recently with elephants in Laos.  She is the creator of the DrKellytheVet, a pet wellness brand of treats, supplements and complimentary life products that’s focus optimizing pet health and wellness. Most importantly, she is a mom to 3 young boys, Casey, Aidan and Brody, a ginger cat named Bentley, and one old fur friend - a 130lb English Mastiff called Dante. You can connect with Dr. Kelly Faubert: On Instagram: @drkellythevet Through her website: www.drkellythevet.com And buy her incredible pet treats here: more from Marilyn Barefoot or to get in touch with her directly, please connect via: Marilyn's website: ( ) LinkedIn: ( ) Twitter: @MarilynBarefoot Instagram: @marilynbarefoot ABOUT Marilyn Barefoot, the Host of Breaking Brave: (Breaking Brave) is Hosted by ( Marilyn Barefoot), one of the foremost business coaches & creative ideators in North America - Marilyn gets hired by several of the world's biggest brands, companies, and organizations (the NHL, McDonald's, Deloitte, Coca-Cola, MTV, Viacom, The CFL, Forbes Magazine; to name just a few) to help them get unstuck and generate big, creative ideas. It helps us so much to have your feedback which goes a really long way in helping us shape the future of Breaking Brave and host the guests you're most interested in hearing from! So if you have the time, please subscribe, review, and connect with Marilyn on social media or through her website! And as always, thanks so much for tuning in!