Actualize explores the journeys of high performers in a variety of fields, from sports to business to the arts and beyond.
Join us as we delve into the mindset, sacrifices, and motivation of these successful individuals and learn how they achieved their goals. Through Actualize, we look beyond the highlights, and get curious about hardships endured and resilience built.
Actualize is hosted by Rob Pintwala, the founder of First Session.
Interview with Tina Luu, co-founder of Canadian startup Fable discusses her battle with burnout, juggling motherhood and entrepreneurship and more.
Featuring Braden Handley, co-founder of Inkbox, the innovative temporary tattoo company. Braden shares the story behind Inkbox's success, taking it from $10,000 to $80 Million.
In this episode, we feature Jill Van Jean, entrepreneur and founder of Fatso Peanut Butter, who shares her personal journey, including addiction, pregnancy loss, and infertility.
Explore life beyond the lens with content creator Annie MacIntosh as she delves into mental health, nature, and her journey into becoming a counsellor.
Join our chat with Jason Silver, author of "Quietly Crushing It." After a significant loss, Jason combined mindfulness with ambition, offering strategies against burnout. Learn how to elevate work with purpose.
Veteran Marine Chris Brown now a licensed therapist, dives into PTSD, EMDR, and the promise of psychedelic therapy. Listen to EP15 of Actualize podcast.
Former hockey player Kelly Hrudey discusses his NHL journey, personal mental health battles, and the changing narrative on mental wellness in sports. A conversation on breaking personal and social stigmas.
In this new episode of Actualize podcast, we talk about body confidence, mental health, and the challenges and triumphs faced by Alicia McCarvell, a popular influencer and entrepreneur.For listeners who seek to understand and embrace their own self-worth, and those who aspire to make a difference in the world of content creation.
For individuals seeking understanding, especially those navigating the intersections of cultural backgrounds and emotional well-being. We also discuss how the support of a loving partner and the joy of fatherhood can transform the emotional landscape, challenging societal norms of masculinity and strength.
When we meet an entrepreneur, we often wonder: How did they fund their startup? How do they foster its growth? And, how do they manage it all?In this episode, we sit down with Mallory Greene to delve into the challenges of fundraising as a woman, varying leadership styles, and the mental health aspects of entrepreneurship.
When working as a content creator: how can you create boundaries with social and with your emotional health? Taylor Loren, previously Director of Content Marketing at Later and Head of Marketing at Girlboss.
Ever wondered about the emotional challenges of managing an online fitness business AND being an influencer? Dive deep with Alessia Scauzillo (aka Alessia Sculpt @alessiasculpt) as she uncovers the hidden facets of shifting from a full-time corporate role to the influencer field. Alessia candidly speaks on the pivotal role her mother's passing played in reshaping her life, teaching her to follow her heart and illuminating both her life and others'.
Daniel is the Founder and CEO of Koho, a Canadian fintech company founded in 2015. Koho recently passed 1 million customers, and the company employs over 350 people. Daniel is a very thoughtful leader, who combines emotional intelligence, high intellect, and the ability to zoom in and out when needed.
Brianne is a renowned athlete and three-time Olympian, having represented the Canadian Women's Hockey Team on the world stage. Her accomplishments include two Olympic Gold medals and a silver, and she holds the distinguished title of being named the MVP of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Tournament.
On paper, Andy Johns has had a remarkable career in Silicon Valley. He worked at nine companies worth over 1 billion each. He was an early employee of Facebook, Twitter, and Quora, and was President of Wealth Front. When Andy was a few years into his tech career, he discovered deep psychological pain stemming from childhood trauma. After years in therapy, while still being a top performer in the tech world, Andy now dedicates his life to healing and growth.
Alex Auerbach is a performance psychologist, currently working with the Toronto Raptors NBA team. Prior to this role, Alex has been a college football coach and also worked with the Kansas City Chief’s NFL team. He held the role of Director of Clinical and Sports Psychology at the University of Arizona. Alex applies the principles and practices of elite sport to everyday health and high performance.In this episode we discuss mental health in a sports setting, the difference between a coach and a therapist, and how to achieve sustainable high performance and maintain motivation over time.
Yvette Yong is an Olympian, a 15-time Team Canada TaeKwonDo athlete, and a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. Yvette is a true champion in every sense of the word, having won three world TaeKwonDo championships and multiple international medals.
Today’s guest is the talented and dynamic Jillian Harris. Known for her creative flair, Jillian shows up to this podcast as authentically as ever. Jillian is a mother, partner, and an entrepreneur who wears many hats.
Our guest is Mark McLeod, a seasoned expert in the tech startup world. Mark has an impressive track record having served as CFO for companies such as Shopify and FreshBooks. In this episode, Mark shares his journey of how he transitioned from being a CFO to an executive coach. He highlights how he found his true passion in coaching and advising CEOs, which he feels was the most fulfilling aspect of his previous roles.
Sarah Stockdale is founder of Grow Class (growclass.co), a collection of practical marketing courses taught by experts. In this episode, we discuss what it’s like to be a woman in the tech industry, touching on topics such as privilege, confidence, micro aggressions, imposter syndrome, and building an organization with values at its core.