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Your destination to learn from people that are passionate about their business and have an amazing story to tell. Are you ready to Elevate Your Expectations of what you thought was possible?
48 Episodes
On Episode 048 of The 15 Minutes of Fame podcast we decided to go a little crazy. We decided to record this LIVE on Facebook.   Check it out here: Luckily our guest this week is a brave and VERY smart person and is well versed in live presentations, thanks for coming on the show Steve Foran. Steve founded Gratitude at Work in 2007 and started hosting conversations in his community which have since grown into work with leaders across Canada and into the United States, shifting cultures, helping leaders and their teams bring more gratitude to work each day. So, if there was a time for more gratitude, now is the time! Here are 21 Tips to making a gratitude list from Steve. #15MinutesofFame #ElevateYourExpectations
We have been working on scheduling Mia Voss as our guest for months, and as you can see by her website below she is a very busy lady.   Mia is a Brand Ambassador and Lifestyle Blogger, as well she has a building inspection business.  What can't she do??? Our topic is very timely, as we were originally going to talk about Pivoting in your business.  In the age of COVID-19, where many industries and entrepreneurs are really unsure of what is going to happen, you have to be proactive.   Join Mia and Erica as they talk about how you can take advantage of this time for you and your business., and set you up for success! *We also at CelebConnect want to send our love to you, and wishes that we all can get though this together.  Stay healthy friends! Learn more about Mia Voss: #15MinutesOfFame Connect with Erica:
In this Episode we take our first trip to South Africa to chat with “Purposepreneur” Cherona D. Here is a little more info about Cherona: “So, who or what are you, exactly? I inhale and feel the weight of the answer. Will I be too much or too little? You see, I do not have a set job description. I have grown, evolved, grown again and I have continued to do so. I don’t fit the traditional mould. I have moved into the realm of influence where I was needed.” Join us as we talk about her journey as well as what she has named “Joy Thieves”. Check out her site: #ElevateYourExpectations
Chris is a parent of a teenager with OCD.  For the last few years he has helped raise awareness for families and kids dealing with this disorder in an effort to expand access to resources and effective treatment.  Part of his work includes producing a film about kids with OCD called UNSTUCK:an OCD kids movie and creating the first digital OCD conference called OCDeconstruct. In this episode Chris shares how OCD became a passion, some tips for parents to help them and their kids, as well as some resources to help them.   Thanks for sharing your passion with us Chris! Keep up to date: #15MinutesOfFame #ElevateYourExpectations
Over the days following the horrific helicopter crash in California where 9 lives were lost, including Kobe Bryant and his daughter 13 year old Gianna, there has been an outpouring of grief and tears.  Obviously this shook the basketball world, but it really has effected many of us outside that world as well.   Why?   We wanted to bring on someone that would have first hand knowledge of Kobe and his legacy.  Paul Bromby is not only a lifelong Lakers and Kobe Bryant fan, he works as a Senior Producer at Sporstnet and was part of the team that had the difficult task of reporting this accident in real time.   He is here to share his thoughts on why so many have been impacted by this tragedy, while also explaining the legacy of Kobe and his Mamba Mentality in sports, in business and in life Our guest is,Paul Bromby:  Senior Producer - and Tim & Sid Lead Coach - New Horizon Basketball 1999 CIS Basketball Champion  Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us Paul #RIP #ElevateYourExpectations #WomenEmpowerment Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the victims: Christina Mauser Ara Zobayan Sarah Chester Payton Chester John Altobellis Keri Altobelli Alyssa Altobelli Kobe Bryant Gianna Bryant
Karen Dean is a speaker, entrepreneur, survivor and is one FIERCE lady.  In this episode, Erica and Karen talk about what you should expect to see when seeing her speak as well as some helpful tips to over coming and becoming who you were meant to be! "As a successful coach, speaker & author, Karen Dean leads a movement of brilliant women who are redefining resilience." Learn More: Please share this episode with someone that you know needs to hear Karen's message. #ElevateYourEvent #ElevateYourExpectations
In this episode Erica spoke with Victoria Taylor all the way from the UK.  They discussed hospitality, experience design, Vikki's "why" and more that all speaks to her focus of making people matter. "For over 15 years I have helped those I work with to think differently and design and create unique experiences that deliver beyond expectations of just great performance and sales (those come naturally as a result of delivering exceptional experience). I help businesses to reach the heart as well as the mind, creating an intimate, emotional connection that people want to feel with them time and time again." Learn more about Victoria Taylor: or Follow @VictoriaTayluk everywhere #ElevateYourExpectations #MakePeopleMatter #SubscribeNow
Today Erica sits down with Sara and Brent of Dashboard Living.  They are not your typical Travel Bloggers. So, what makes them different and what is their goal? "To provide inspirational travel experiences, showcasing our community, country and beyond with a focus on the people & cultures that make these places unique.  With sustainability and philanthropy leading the way, we strive to inspire dreams and live free." In this episode, these two share some great information about knowing your audience, as well as some great tips and takeaways.  The great thing about Dashboard Living is, what you see is what you get.  They are themselves, always, and after you listen to them for 5 minutes you understand why they have built such a loyal audience. Enjoy! For more info: #15MinutesOfFame #ElevateYourExpectations
Today we talk to Comedian, Emcee, Speaker etc.... Cliff Prang.  We caught up with Cliff at 7am from his home in British Columbia, and though it was VERY early he still had us laughing.  There are many things that make Cliff different than other speakers and comedians, as you will hear in this episode. "Even with the best intentions any event can end up feeling… so… boring. I take great pride and delight by infusing Funny, Freshness and Flow to any event without dropping the other F-word. Hire me to be your comedian, emcee or keynote speaker and we will have a Fantastic time." Learn more To inquire about hiring Cliff for your event, check out: #15MinutesOfFame #SpeakerSeries
Our guest this week is Peter Anthony, Maritimer at heart living in Toronto.  Peter has been working as a stand up comedian for almost twenty years, starting in clubs and moving to the corporate world.   "Some of Peter's credits include: Montreal's "Just for Laughs" Festival, CBC's "Halifax Comedy Festival," Toronto's "North by Northeast" Festival, CBC Radio's "The Debaters," and television appearances on The Comedy Network, MTV, and CTV's "Comedy Now." To learn more about what Peter would bring to your event: or visit
Today we talk to Kayla Short, blogger, speaker, lifestyle expert and digital influencer.  In this episode we talk about the importance of being your true self online, as well as what Kayla thinks of the term "Influencer".   "Trained as a teacher, I hope to inspire my readers to live their best life possible whether it’s through a healthy (and delicious) recipe, or beauty and style advice. Motivated by kindness my goal is help others look and feel good both inside and out."  Read more.. Who do you follow for your food and fashion tips? Be sure to follow Kayla @ShortPresents everywhere. #15Minutes #ElevateYourExpectations
For the first time, we had so much content that we had to record two episodes with guest, keynote speaker Eddie Lemoine.  This time we speak about The Multi Generational Workforce: "There is overwhelming research that shows bridging the generation gap leads to a much more productive and happy work environment. We have passed the point where training leaders to manage a specific generation (i.e. the Millennials) is in any way affect. To be truly effective as a leader it is critical to understand, manage and communicate across all generations." Read more: To inquire about hiring Eddie for your event: #ElevateYourEvent #15MinutesOfFame
The next episode in our Speaker Series, features Eddie Lemoine.  Eddie is a Canadian-born international author, keynote speaker, seminar leader and corporate trainer. He specializes in leadership, employee engagement, stress management, safety and the psychology of success. In this episode we talk about his best selling book "Bring About What You Think About" , and how Eddie began his speaking career.  As you will hear, Eddie is very passionate and we could have recorded two we did.  Episode 037 comes out next week ;) Enjoy! For more info about Eddie Lemoine: #ElevateYourEvent #15MinutesOfFame
This is another of our Speaker Series, and today we have Comedian Chip Ambrogio.  Chip not only has over 25 years of stand up comedy expererienc, he is a producer, writer and has worked in the corporate world.   He also teaches comedy.  A big fear of getting onstage as a comedian or a speaker is dealing with "bombing".  How to handle it?  Do you acknowledge it?  Do you run off stage screaming?   Chip has some great advice, and some fantastic stories to share.  Enjoy!!! #ElevateYourEvent Learn more about Chip:
In this episode our guest is Davin Rosenblatt.  Davin is a standup comedian and host of his weekly internet radio show Davin's Den.  In the show he and his cohosts Joe Currie and Pip Helix cover the most controversial topics of the day.  They also devote a portion of the show by taking on scammers, called  #ScamsTheScammers .  A very interesting concept, you have to hear about it. The main topic we covered in this episode is the challenge of being funny in a pc world where everyone is offended all of the time. Enjoy! #15MinutesOfFame #ElevateYourExpectations
Today I talked to my friend, and former co worker Amanda Rainville.  Amanda is an Executive Assistant, and a VERY good one at that.  In this episode we discuss some misinformation around the career, how to become one, and most importantly how to become a GOOD one. Enjoy, and please share! For more information of the companies that Amanda works with, Check out: #15MinutesOfFame #ElevateYourExpectations
Caution, this episode WILL INSPIRE YOU.  Our guest this week is Todd McDonald of Energy Atlantica.  He and Erica talk about the importance of having a business with a purpose.  As Todd explains, it is not only good for your soul, it is good for the bottom line, and especially for attracting and keeping the best talent for your company. Todd and Energy Atlantica launched a charitable organization called Give To Live, and why did they launch it?  You will just have to listen and find out. Enjoy!! #ElevateYourExpectations
Our latest episode is our second in our Speaker Series. This time we talk to Customer Service & Sales Expert Chris Gibson from BC. He is so service oriented he took some time from his travels to talk to us from his car on the side of the road in Alberta, now that is service! :) Chris is all about training large organizations about the importance of going above and beyond, or as Chris says, that 1° difference. Join Erica and Chris in this episode as they talk about how today customer service is more important than ever! #ElevateYourEvent #CelebConnectSpeakerSeries For more information about Chris Gibson
Our guest this week on The 15 Minutes Of Fame is Menna Riley.  With over 20 years’ experience delivering effective, unforgettable events for her clients, Menna Riley is most passionate about developing experiences that transform communities and industries, inform, engage and get real results. Menna currently goes by Event Strategist, Speaker, Founder of Leading Ladies Networking and Festival Director for the Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl – what a mouthful! Menna has so much on the go, and so much wisdom to share.  Enjoy the episode!!! To hear more about Menna and Leading Ladies Networking: To learn more about Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl: #ElevateYourEvent #ElevateYourExpectations
Our first guest in our Speaker Series is Adam Growe.  For over 30 years, Adam  has been performing in radio, television and on-stage. In addition to hosting 8 seasons of Cash Cab Canada, Adam is a highly sought after event host and an accomplished stand-up comedian, starring in Just for Laughs, Comedy NOW!, COMICS!, and appearing on CBS’s, Star Search and Comedy Central’s, Premium Blend. In this episode Adam tells us how he got into the business, as well we hear about the philosophy that he now lives by, "The Least You Can Do".  After hearing Adam explain it,  maybe we all should be doing the least we can do :) For more info on Adam Growe: #15MinutesOfFame #ElevateYourExpectations #ElevateYourEvent
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