26 Minutes With is about honouring leaders, change-makers, impact-makers and those brave enough to do things differently. From our heart and soul, we aim to make the world a more just, compassionate, better world to live, work, connect and play in.

26 Minutes With is geared to inspiring, empowering and encouraging the “Entrepreneurial leader” spirit and those who do and act courageously.

The podcast that can bring positive change to the world.

26 Minutes With is a podcast that defends those that have a different view, that come from the heart and have the courage to speak up, act and affect positive change.

Heart and soul leadership is missing in the world today. What if we need to awaken to new ideas and possibilities and the track we are going on is not always the best? We need to have dialogue, open, honest and raw at times to discover this truth.

Each week, we will feature great guests who are making a difference for good and yes, some might even rock the boat. Dive in deeper with our additional bonus episodes with each guest.

Whether it is how we do business, leading at work, making communities stronger, eradicating poverty and touting abundance, or new ways to heal and be healthy, or changing politics, social/economic issues or empowering youth to be all they can be and learning from our elders, this show is a journey of ideas, solutions and new thinking that has create a “Vision” for where and who we want to be!

Please enjoy our podcasts and share it with others who might benefit.

Join us for weekly 26-30 minute podcast/posts and then a deeper dive (more time with our guests)

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Week One:

One year ago an event happened in Canada, that galvanized people coast to coast It was also divisive too. We talk about how trucker, after trucker came to Ottawa to stand up for those who were chastised for making different choices. We talk to one of the organizers, Tom Marazzo and his take on…

  • Lessons learned one year after
  • The recent Emergency Measures Act and trial
  • The state of our country
  • What needs to happen moving forward.

Here is our deeper dive

We go a little deeper with Tom Marazzo and continue our discussion on the aftermath of last years Freedom Convoy and what as citizens we need to be mindful of as we look at some systemic issues socially, politically and economically.

Week Two:

We talk Men’s health with Bryan Hardy…it is real and candid. Health has come so into focus these past 3 years, from mental health, to boosting our immune system. It is a vital topic, here the first part of our chat. Enjoy!

Here is the deeper dive with Bryan Hardy…we go in just a bit more as we talk men’s health and well-being.

Week 3:

John White is the co-founder of Circling, a transformational experiential personal growth program that is having profound affects on relating, authentic communication and enriching our connections with other including ourselves.

Part one of 26 Minutes with gets into it and the deeper dive uncovers some real nuggets and gems too!

Our deeper dive provides more insights and ideas and if you want that, listen in… and enjoy our chat with John White

Week 4:

26 Minutes with Explores the Impact of trauma, with guest Rachael Thompson, she and I go one-on-one and unpack the effects and ways to find peace and work positively with our trauma’s.

#trauma, #healingwork, #selflove, #reikihealing

The Deeper Dive

We look at the impact trauma has on our entire lives and how to look at it, heal it or find peace and then move forward without in a more loving and life affirming way!

Our guest is healer, thought leader and YouTuber, Rachael Thompson, (Reiki Rachael)

#trauma #RachaelThompson, #healing, #mentalwellness

Week 5

We go one-on-one with a woman who is all about impact, making her community a little bit better, kinder, more tolerable, and giving hope in times where hope doesn’t always exist.

Whether it is her work with newcomers, women entrepreneurs, men who are challenged, economically, spiritually and emotionally. Or her work with youth-at-risk and families in need, Moy Fung, shares here passion, inspiration and her work with various communities that she reaches.

#family #men #socialservices #impact #moyfung

The Deeper Dive

We speak to Moy Fung about her business and passion to give back and serve those who have social, mental health and economic challenges.

She is one person who makes an impact everywhere she goes. She is committed to making the world a bit better with her new venture, a non profit venture that helps, women, families, men and youth at risk. Solid Rock family services.

Week 6

We talk with leadership coach, author and speaker Dr. Lance Secretan about his new book, made to inspire and assist us in change…with a human and soul perspective.

These past 3 years have rocked many in life, our social/economic foundations and in politics too…

Reawakening the Spirit Within gives us practical tools to lead in business, politics and life. There is no better expert to have this dialogue with!

#leadership #businesssuccess #blueprintforleading #drlancesecretan

The Deeper Dive

We take a Deeper Dive into the key leadership concepts of the book Awakening the Human Spirit, and how companies, organizations and those who are in business for themselves can lead and create positive changes and shifts. “If it is meant to be, it’s up to me.”

#leadership #lancesecretan, #inspiration, #heartcenteredbusiness #awakeningthehumanspirit

Week 7

This week, we connect with Rose Davidson. Rose is based in Australia and is doing some important work, assisting victims of Domestic Violence, to speak up, heal and re-build. Rose is doing some remarkable work and took hold of the “torch” when asked to help out a local organization with there administrative department, now she is leading two initiatives that are spreading the light on domestic violence.

#domesticviolence #hopeandhealing #rosedavidson

The Deeper Dive

We go a bit deeper into exploring how we can limit the cases of Domestic Violence and begin to heal the kids, the men and women that are all impacted by it. Rose Davidson is our guest and talks about how to organizations she is involved with are shedding light and hope.

#domesticviolence #makinganimpact #rosedavidson #hopeandhealing

Week 8- What Strategies do you need to move through a recession?

This week, we connect with Matthew De Berardinis and we talk money, with the volatility in the markets and in the banking sector, how can we navigate it and put some wise strategies in place. Matthew knows his stuff and is an engaging speaker.

#recessionproof #moneymanagement #soundmoneydecisions #leadership

The Deeper Dive: Worried about bank failures?

We go a deeper into the banking failures and what impact it can have. The key is to have a diversified plan and get the advice of a financial strategist. We talk with Matthew De Berardinis about bank closures, fear versus greed and some good planning.

#finance #moneymanagement #leadership #bankfailures

Week 9

This week, we connect with Gloria C. Jones. We take on life after retirement and how you can really make a difference in the community to make it a better place to live. Gloria empowers others to use their voice and she is doing incredible work in the Black Belt in Alabama. Her work is alleviating abject poverty and raise youth up!

#lifeafterretirement #GloriaCJones #raisingyouth #empowerment

Deeper Dive

We go one-on-one with Gloria C. Jones and take on the fact that is never too late to lead and change what needs changing. Whether it is empowering people to find their voice, speak their truth, to decide that there is no timeline when it comes to leading. This conversation with Gloria will leave you feeling better and hopeful!

#Alabama #leaders #change #hopeforthefuture

Week 10

Kayla Henry talks about her new book, her moxie, her view points that don’t always tow party line and she does it courage, conviction, purpose and passion! We discuss her new book of poetry called, F—ING THE SYSTEM. It is thought provoking, real and raw at times!

#author #movie #conviction #poetry

Deeper Dive

It is the Deeper Dive with poet Kayla Henry. As we look at the impacts these past 3 years have had and that we need to level up, be passionate about fair change and making the world we live in more just, balanced and whole! Follow us on Youtube where we share the video that made Kayla go viral!

#levelup #passionforchange #kaylahenry #poetess

Week 11

Jody Yaa Dunn is a visionary when it comes to social service strategies to reduce youth crime and then going into the justice system. Here we deal with the “School to prison pipeline”, historic and systemic racism, that dates back centuries…and media messaging, plays into how the anger coming from these 4 areas plays out in the young kids getting involved in crime. We then talk about strategies, to heal, help and offer hope to our young people.

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#JodyYaaDunn #socialservice #justicesystem #SchooltoPrisonPipeline

Deeper Dive

We go one-on-one with Jody Yaa Dunn in the Deeper Dive version about how to bring in transformation in the world of youth justice and offer, hope, healing and possibility, instead of having youth taking the crime route! Warning: The key factors that contribute to youth going the youth justice route are surprising and yet, change can indeed happen!

#transformation #hope #healing #change

Week 12

We go a lot longer today as this interview deserved a look into the work and spirit of our guest. He is a war vet, has had his health compromised by exposure to agent Orange, has defied the odds as far as his education and overcoming racism goes…and at 75 with a rich career in the healthcare sector, and in corporate and community services, 75 year old Gregory Johnson, is still teaching and sharing, leadership lessons to youth, parents and today’s business leaders. We have a fascinating chat on a life fully lived!

#leadership #servicetoothers #parenting #youthleadership

Week 13

Guest Chris Saunders the co-host of the podcast Nerdpreneurs, goes head on with us as we talk about this trend and what it takes to be successful in any business these days. It is a passionate, spirited discussion with a ton of nuggets. Enjoy!

#nerdpreneurs #liveyourpassion #nichemarketing #dungeonsanddragons

Deeper Dive

Guest Chris Saunders one half of the duo that hosts Nerdpreneur the podcast, is showing how it is done. To take your idea, passion, that might not always fit in, yet totally make it work! Find your passion, your tribe, and keep at it, eventually you can hit the mark!

#nerdpreneur #liveyourpassion #nichemarketing #success #chrissaunders #nerdpreneursthepodcast

Week 14

We are delighted to share our interview with Barry Shainbaum. He is a remarkable man, having overcome and managed to live a life of passion and purpose following a mental health incident at 18 and then later in life working through Parkinson’s. Barry’s love of music, photography, speaking, broadcasting, producing documentaries, photo-journalism and publishing has helped him through some dark and narrow times and he continues to push through and share his gifts despite his personal health and mental health journey! Get set to be inspired!

#mentalhealth #parkinsons #inspiration

Deeper Dive

We got a bit deeper with our guest Barry Shainbaum, is a remarkable man, having overcome and managed to live a life of passion and purpose following a mental health incident at 18 and then later in life working through Parkinson’s. Barry’s love of music, photography, speaking, broadcasting, producing documentaries, photo-journalism and publishing has helped him through some dark and narrow times and he continues to push through and share his gifts despite his personal health and mental health journey! Get set to be inspired!

Week 15

Did you know that men commit suicide more than any other group? That surviving let alone thriving is a big challenge in today’s crazy world. We explore what it takes to truly live with purpose, commitment and leadership at play with guest Ted Phaeton. We talk about Ted’s podcast “The Modern Man Show”.

#Modernman #networking #man #podcast #letsgrow

Deeper Dive

We take a deeper dive into why men need to come together, to be better. Better partners, business owners, friends and leaders in our communities. Traditionally men don’t connect openly with each other, but Ted’s podcast ensures that topics like parenting, mental health, business skills, mindset, and a big dose of community come together.