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This is a show about the fabulous and fascinating people that make up our great city. Interviews with entrepreneurs, executives, thought leaders, creatives, and anyone who has an interesting story to tell about how they're contributing to our wonderful city. Luke is an Associate Broker and REALTOR® with RE/MAX Kelowna. In 2016, Luke was selected to appear as a contestant for 9 episodes on the reality TV show, Seller’s Market. In September 2017 Luke appeared on the Canada-wide real estate radio show At Home.

This is a show about the fabulous and fascinating people that make up our great city. Interviews with entrepreneurs, executives, thought leaders, creatives, and anyone who has an interesting story to tell about how they're contributing to our wonderful city. Luke is an Associate Broker and REALTOR® with RE/MAX Kelowna. In 2016, Luke was selected to appear as a contestant for 9 episodes on the reality TV show, Seller’s Market. In September 2017 Luke appeared on the Canada-wide real estate radio show At Home.
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This is a show about the fabulous and fascinating people that make up our great city. Interviews with entrepreneurs, executives, thought leaders, creatives, and anyone who has an interesting story to tell about how they're contributing to our wonderful city. Luke is an Associate Broker and REALTOR® with RE/MAX Kelowna. In 2016, Luke was selected to appear as a contestant for 9 episodes on the reality TV show, Seller’s Market. In September 2017 Luke appeared on the Canada-wide real estate radio show At Home.

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778-215-4273


Episodes

053 – A lifelong passion for real estate with Arun Alleluia

1/6/2019
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25 years ago, Arun Alleluia ( RE/MAX Kelowna ) drove from the west end of Toronto all the way across Canada, to deliver a car here as a favour to a friend. When he saw the mountains for the first time, his decision to move here was almost instantaneous. In Kelowna, Arun first worked as a bouncer, then at a record store, and then with a little help from family, started a very successful real estate investing career. In 2015 he became a REALTOR® and was successful from day 1. Learn what...

Duration:00:24:35

052 – Declutter and get organized – Simple Living – with Donna Wilcox

1/1/2019
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Donna Wilcox owner/operator of Simple Living, is a professional home organizer. She has a passion for clearing clutter, getting organized, and creating beautiful spaces. She loves helping clients get control of their surroundings, so they can truly relax, enjoy their homes, and get on with living their lives. Whether you tackle one closet, or an entire house, Donna will work alongside you, helping and supporting you through the de-cluttering and organizing process. She has an eye for good...

Duration:00:32:49

051 – Learn, Envision, Create, Observe and Grow – with Shane Austin

1/1/2019
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Shane Austin is a professional designer with a passion for community building. During his years wearing an ‘entrepreneur's hat’ he's been growing a coworking business, consulting on product design and user experience, and volunteering for a non-profit aimed at digital professionals. As a designer, Shane has a track record of successes, with over fourteen years of experience with medium to large projects. He's worked in agency, corporate, government and educational settings. Shane believes...

Duration:00:36:17

050 – Becoming the best version of yourself with Viala the Viking

12/30/2018
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Scott Viala moved to Kelowna just over two years ago from Prince Albert, SK. He has been a personal trainer for over 11 years and in that time has traveled all around the world to acquire fitness knowledge from some of the very best. This traveling and training has helped him create his very own Unconventional Training Methods that are unique to Kelowna. Some of these methods include Kettlebells, Steel Mace, Heavy Sleds and Bodyweight movements. This blend of strength & conditioning helps...

Duration:00:25:44

049 – A wonderful life full of music with Jimmy LeGuilloux

12/28/2018
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Jimmy LeGuilloux's song "The Learning Curve" was recored at Frequency - Wine & Sound and it is fantastic! Make sure you listen all the way to the end of the episode, because we end it off with that song. Jimmy is an award winning musician from Kelowna British Columbia, Canada. He most recently won the 2017 Anita Tozer Memorial Award at the City of Kelowna Civic Awards for his outstanding contribution to the quality of life in Kelowna. Jimmy loves theatre and played guitar in Rock of Ages,...

Duration:00:25:12

048 – Perseverance and working smart with Kurt Jory

12/28/2018
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Kurt Jory is a financial advisor with The Peacock Sheridan Group, which is a private financial planning firm servicing clients throughout the Okanagan & Alberta. Kurt is life insurance licensed, holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Kurt’s passion for simplifying financial matters and his conviction that hard work alone does not guarantee success are what make him a dynamic addition to your existing team of trusted...

Duration:00:22:34

047 – Finding the right mentorship and funding for startups with Steve Wandler

12/27/2018
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In 2001, Steve Wandler founded YourTechOnline. Going on to beat Best Buy’s Geek Squad to rank #1 Online Tech Support company in North America. We was acquired by Support.com in 2008. Returning to Canada from the Silicon Valley, Steve saw the need to create a way for startup entrepreneurs to start meaningful conversations with mentors, VC’s and like-minded peers. Steve started Metabridge a non profit to do just that. Since its inception, the organization has evolved to an invitational...

Duration:00:46:11

046 – creative art + deep understanding of data = marketing success with William Walczak

12/7/2018
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William Walczak from Hiilite - Web Design, SEO, SEM, and Marketing Agency has total passion for technology, brands and business. He believes that maximum potential is achieved only when the right technology works in concert with the brightest creative minds. He wants to empower those around him to achieve their best results. William utilizes Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Analytics, management consulting and solid business fundamentals to find...

Duration:00:35:29

045 – Cutting-edge research into traumatic brain injury (TBI) and domestic partner violence with Dr. Paul van Donkelaar

12/6/2018
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Dr. Paul van Donkelaar has partnered up with his spouse Karen Mason of the Kelowna Women's Shelter to initiate groundbreaking studies into the connections between domestic partner violence and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The research taking place in his UBC Okanagan lab focuses on gaining a better understanding of traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to sports concussion or intimate partner violence. They measure cerebrovascular, neurocognitive, sensorimotor, and blood biomarker variables...

Duration:00:31:15

044 – Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my journey through depression with Tracey Maxfield

12/5/2018
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Since the release of her book, Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my journey through depression, Tracey Maxfield has become a staunch advocate for Mental Illness and Mental Health Awareness and Bullying and completed the course, Bringing Mental Health to Schools. She has met with teenagers ages 11 to 15 years to talk about bullying and mental illness and has appeared on numerous podcasts, live radio shows and ABC KOMO News 4, KSHV 45, and NBC News 6 television shows. In June, Tracey was featured in...

Duration:01:00:26

043 – Unleashing creativity and taking care of business with Sonia Riediger

12/5/2018
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Sonia Riediger is one of those rare individuals who is ambidextrous, and equally skilled on her analytical side as well as her creative side. She makes amazing custom jewelry of many varieties. She truly loves what she does and she's fantastic at it! Her business is called Sonja's Vision. We discuss the ins and outs of success in doing something you love to do; balancing the business aspects with your creative talents. If you enjoyed this episode, an iTunes review would be SO appreciated!...

Duration:00:29:08

042 – taking your tourism experience to a whole new level with Don DeGagne and Brenda Hamilton

12/2/2018
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Don DeGagne and Brenda Marie Hamilton together run a super cool group called Okanagan Experiential Tourism. Seeing sights is no longer enough. Visitors seek to venture beyond the “tourist attractions” and want to dive deeper into authentic local culture while connecting with people from other cultures in meaningful ways. Experiential tourism involves stimulating more of the senses and making connections on multiple levels, ranging from an emotional and intellectual to a spiritual level. It...

Duration:00:23:21

041 – living, eating and breathing Fabulous Living with Cheryll Gillespie

11/25/2018
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I got to experience Cheryll Gillespie's style and grace first-hand, when Kara Rogers and I visited her home office and studio. What an extraordinary and talented individual she is! Cheryll runs Rock House Style – Canada's leading luxury interior, fashion and life design firm – with her daughter Sam Shakura. We talked about scouting undervalued properties and the work of transforming them into something spectacular; what it was like settling into Kelowna after moving from Edmonton; starting...

Duration:00:24:22

040 – Building a great life full of happy energy with Stephen Morrison

11/22/2018
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It's hard to imagine that Stephen Jacob James was ever cut from a sports team. He is a young lawyer with Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP. Stephen has an amazing amount of energy; he's not just a busy lawyer, he's also a director with United Way of the Central and South Okanagan / Similkameen, a co-leader of November Project Kelowna, and he both plays and volunteers his time with Okanagan College Basketball and UBC Okanagan Heat. We talk about overcoming the rejection of getting cut...

Duration:00:17:14

039 – Using tech to do a lot of good with Sheldon Gardiner

11/22/2018
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I had a great conversation with Sheldon Gardiner from Do Some Good . We talked about his innovative use of technology to connect local businesses with charitable organizations in and around Kelowna. We discuss the fact that as citizens, our health, happiness and security depend on the strength of our community. Businesses who demonstrate a strong commitment to the community should be recognized for their actions, and we discuss some very practical tools for them do exactly that. I Love...

Duration:00:16:12

038 – How to optimize your enterprise for top performance with Karen Bowen

11/4/2018
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I had a great conversation with Karen Bowen of Managerknowhow regarding her consulting business and the key factors between the success and failure of any venture. We discuss different management styles and how self awareness is the first step towards optimizing a team's performance, no matter how large or small the enterprise. I Love Kelowna is now available everywhere. You can listen to Episode 39 (and see Show Notes with relevant links) right here: Apple Podcast /...

Duration:00:34:01

037 – Make your cat look great and eliminate nasty hairballs with Classy Cat Cuts!

11/2/2018
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Kara Rogers and I met with Kim Prost of Classy Cat Cuts to have our cat Henry completely shaved! I never knew this was even a thing, but there are 4 great reasons to consider grooming your cat (Kim grooms dogs also): 1. Especially in our hot summers, cats with thick and heavy coats like Henry can become extremely uncomfortable. 2. Henry used to swallow and cough up hairballs several times a week! Since he's been groomed he no longer suffers from this painful situation. 3. A cat's hair can...

Duration:00:30:20

036 – Agriculture and Agri-Tourism in the middle of a modern city at McMillan Farms

10/22/2018
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Kara Rogers and I sat down with Ron McMillan for a conversation on a cold rainy morning, outdoors under an old wood shelter. You can hear the rain falling throughout the recording, as well as some surprise guest appearances by some farm animals! Ron is the owner of McMillan Farms and he truly loves what he does. The farm has been in the family now for three generations, or four counting Ron's sons and daughter. Just a short drive from downtown Kelowna and you are surrounded by beautiful...

Duration:00:30:08

034 – How to help developmentally challenged children with Dr. Rhonda Nelson

10/21/2018
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Dr. Rhonda Nelson from Starbright Children's Development Centre is a passionate and committed director who has been serving the needs of developmentally challenged children and their families for many years now. We discuss how to recognize whether your infant or toddler may be facing challenges, and where to seek help. There is a wide array of resources available to such children and their families in the Okanagan, and Starbright is a major part of that effort. You can listen to Episode 34...

Duration:00:24:25

035 – A passion for sales and real estate with Daniel Daniluck

10/21/2018
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Daniel Daniluck from RE/MAX Kelowna is a truly great broker who loves real estate and helping his fellow agents to manage all of rules and regulations we face, but also to thrive in our sales careers. We talk about why he chose the RE/MAX brand, and what drives him to be the best mentor and broker he can be. Also: why Kelowna is such a great place to live, work, play and eventually retire to. We've got it all! You can listen to Episode 35 (and see Show Notes with relevant links) of the I...

Duration:00:17:38