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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

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...

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

033 – The art of transforming spaces into something beautiful with Gabriela Zaga

10/17/2018
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Gabriela Zaga from Zaga Home Decor and Staging immigrated from Mexico to Canada in the 1980s. First she lived in Montreal, where she learned English and then Spanish. When she arrived in Kelowna almost 2 years ago she immediately felt "this is home" and decided to move here with her sons. We talk about how the country of Mexico has changed so dramatically over the years, especially recently. We also go in depth about Gabriela's love of design and the amazing work she is doing to help...

Duration:00:32:01

032 – Building a new life from scratch and coping with homesickness w/ Michelle Dupuis

10/13/2018
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Michelle Dupuis from Lifeblood Marketing and Realty Labs is a great person, who unexpectedly relocated here from Alberta 9 years ago. We talk about dealing with homesickness, and learning how to build a great life from scratch in your new hometown, by making connections and building friendships that last a lifetime. The struggle to find, and then finally settling in to a profession that really suits your personality. The value of surrounding yourself with great mentors. Great marketing...

Duration:00:25:03

031 – Get organized with Meghan Carr: how to declutter physically, mentally and emotionally

9/30/2018
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Meghan Carr from Get Organized with Meg sat down with me, for a great conversation about starting a new business, in a city where she had just relocated to and barely new anyone. We discussed how decluttering and organizing not only frees up physical space, but also mental and emotional space. You can listen to Episode 31 (and see detailed Show Notes) of the I Love Kelowna Podcast right here: Apple Podcast If You Don’t Have Apple Podcast If you enjoyed this episode, an iTunes review...

Duration:00:35:02

030 - Creativity and Passion: making stunning, delicious cakes with Cindy Finnigan

9/24/2018
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Cindy Finnigan is such a creatively talented and all-around wonderful individual! I learned about her passion and the creative process in making spectacular cakes. Not only do they taste AMAZING – Cindy brought me a deep chocolate with salted caramel filling and Mexican vanilla buttercream cake for the interview – many of Cindy's cakes are visually stunning. You should definitely check out her Instagram profile @cakeryarts You can listen to Episode 30 (and see the Show Notes) of the I Love...

Duration:00:25:26

029 – Karen Mason of the Kelowna Women's Shelter: Ending Abuse, Building Hope

9/17/2018
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Karen Mason is a career communicator and lifetime volunteer with a passion for supporting women and children. As executive director of Kelowna Women’s Shelter she oversees a team of dedicated, highly-trained staff to provide emergency and transitional housing, counselling support, education and advocacy for women and their children who’ve experienced intimate partner violence and abuse. We discuss how the Shelter is helping real women and children living among us in Kelowna, who need vital...

Duration:00:26:56

028 – Shawnee Love: starting a consulting business from scratch during a recession

9/13/2018
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During this interview with with Shawnee Love from LoveHR, we discuss the challenges of starting a brand new consulting business from scratch during a recession; what to expect and how to be successful. You can listen to Episode 28 (and see the Show Notes) of the I Love Kelowna Podcast right here: Apple Podcast If You Don’t Have Apple Podcast If you enjoyed this episode, an iTunes review would be SO appreciated! SHOW NOTES Community FuturesThe Captain Class: The Hidden Force that...

Duration:00:23:51

027 – Todd Embley and Transformative Tech: Mental Health, Wellness and Joy through technology

9/11/2018
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During this interview with with Todd Embley from HorizonThree, we discuss the exciting world of Transformative Technology, which is tech that furthers the human aims of Mental Health, Wellness and Joy. We discuss the fascinating world of venture capital and small tech startups. If you're running a technology company – or thinking of starting one – and you're wondering if Kelowna is the right city to be based out of, you definitely want to listen to this conversation. You can listen to...

Duration:00:40:08