Reinvention-logo

Reinvention

Arts & Culture Podcasts

Life is unpredictable and requires constant adaptation. No one knows this more than Dragons’ Den star, investor, and author Arlene Dickinson. Having lived through major business disruptions throughout her career, and reinvented both her business and herself, Arlene shares advice and tips from her journey. Join her weekly as she speaks with leaders from a variety of industries to discuss the ways they’ve reinvented themselves and what they’ve learned through the process.

Life is unpredictable and requires constant adaptation. No one knows this more than Dragons’ Den star, investor, and author Arlene Dickinson. Having lived through major business disruptions throughout her career, and reinvented both her business and herself, Arlene shares advice and tips from her journey. Join her weekly as she speaks with leaders from a variety of industries to discuss the ways they’ve reinvented themselves and what they’ve learned through the process.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Life is unpredictable and requires constant adaptation. No one knows this more than Dragons’ Den star, investor, and author Arlene Dickinson. Having lived through major business disruptions throughout her career, and reinvented both her business and herself, Arlene shares advice and tips from her journey. Join her weekly as she speaks with leaders from a variety of industries to discuss the ways they’ve reinvented themselves and what they’ve learned through the process.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 29: Jillian Harris | Founder & Creative Director of Jillian Harris Design

4/16/2021
From waiting tables to starring in The Bachelor and The Bachelorette , Jillian Harris knows a thing or two about reinvention. She chats with Arlene on Episode 29 about how the confidence you place in yourself can propel your life.

Duration:00:50:42

Episode 28: Ensign Broderick | Artist

3/31/2021
From record store to rockstar, Jason Sniderman - aka Ensign Broderick - has truly lived a life immersed in music. He joins Arlene on this week’s episode to discuss how the chance to fulfill your purpose should never be bound be age.

Duration:00:53:19

Episode 27: Danae Mercer | Journalist & Self-Love Advocate

3/24/2021
On social media, things aren’t always what they seem, and no one knows this better than Journalist and Self-Love Advocate, Danae Mercer. This week, she chats with Arlene about why she began sharing the many different ways influencers contort their bodies and edit images for Instagram. A process which has helped her, and countless others, reinvent their lives. Follow Arlene Dickinson on Twitter. Follow Danae Mercer on Instagram.

Duration:00:51:12

Episode 26: Serena Ryder | Musician & Mental Health Advocate

3/17/2021
Platinum-selling singer-songwriter, Serena Ryder, joins Arlene on Episode 26 to discuss the overwhelming pressure that came with her rise to international stardom. From the highs of releasing chart-topping music to the lows of being admitted to a psychiatric ward, Serena opens up on her battles with mental health and how she overcame. Follow Arlene Dickinson on Twitter. Follow Serena Ryder on Twitter.

Duration:00:51:39

Episode 25: Tamara Levitt | Author & Head Of Mindfulness At Calm

2/24/2021
Need to reduce stress and anxiety in your life? This week’s guest can help you with that. Tamara Levitt is the Head of Mindfulness at Calm - an app for meditation and better sleep. Known for her tranquil voice that relaxes millions of people every day, Tamara’s journey to success was quite the opposite. Follow Arlene Dickinson on Twitter. Follow Tamara Levitt on Twitter.

Duration:00:53:00

Episode 24: Daniel Mazzone | Visual Artist

1/29/2021
Previously homeless, Daniel Mazzone is one of Canada’s most talented visual artists. Known for his easily recognizable pop-art style, Daniel’s journey hasn’t always been picture perfect. On Episode 24, Daniel shares with Arlene how the lowest parts of his life helped him find the clarity to push himself to one he was proud of. And when a stranger randomly purchased his art for $15k, he then found the confidence to pursue a career he once thought was impossible. Follow Arlene Dickinson on...

Duration:00:45:42

Episode 23: Merkules | Rapper

12/9/2020
Rising rap star Merkules sits down with Arlene on Episode 23. The talented lyricist opens up on how a violent attack in 2008 was the catalyst for his reinvention and how when you find your core purpose in life you need bet on yourself to achieve it. Follow Arlene Dickinson on Twitter. Follow Merkules on Twitter.

Duration:00:56:43

Episode 22: Linwood Barclay | International Bestselling Author

11/26/2020
Life has twists and turns similar to that of a thriller – and no one knows thrillers as good as Linwood Barclay does. On Episode 22, Linwood reveals to Arlene how even though he was one of those lucky people who knew what he wanted to do from a young age, life threw obstacles at him that he had to overcome before being able to follow his passion. Follow Arlene Dickinson on Twitter. Follow Linwood Barclay on Twitter.

Duration:00:48:52

Episode 21: Matthew Santoro | Digital Creator

11/19/2020
Digital Creator Matthew Santoro chats all things social with Arlene on Episode 21. Having reinvented himself from an accountant to a YouTube sensation, Matthew is no stranger to the process and shares the reinvention he is in the middle of right now. Follow Arlene Dickinson on Twitter. Follow Matthew Santoro on Twitter.

Duration:00:57:03

Episode 20: Harley Finkelstein | Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

11/12/2020
President of Shopify, Harley Finkelstein, joins Arlene on this week’s episode to discuss how being turned down a DJ job at the age of 13 sparked his journey as an entrepreneur and brought him to his current state. Follow Arlene Dickinson on Twitter. Follow Harley Finkelstein on Twitter.

Duration:00:48:08

Episode 19: Cameron Bailey | Artistic Director & Co-Head of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

11/4/2020
Arlene chats with Artistic Director & Co-Head of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Cameron Bailey, on this week's episode of Reinvention. As head of one of the world's largest film festivals, Cameron shares what he and his team had to do to keep programming alive during the pandemic along with how reinvention is needed to ensure the film industry survives. Follow Arlene Dickinson on Twitter. Follow Cameron Bailey on Twitter.

Duration:00:42:30

Episode 18: Drew Scott | TV Personality and Host of the podcast, At Home With Linda and Drew Scott | Property Brothers

10/28/2020
One of TV’s most familiar faces and 1/2 of the Property Brothers, Drew Scott, joins Arlene on this week’s episode of Reinvention. Always eager to follow his dreams in becoming an actor, Drew discusses juggling multiple jobs at a time and never giving into the negative pressure that comes from friends – which ultimately helped him reach that goal. Follow Arlene Dickinson on Twitter. Follow Drew Scott on Twitter.

Duration:00:51:27

Episode 17: Paul Langlois | Musician & Songwriter | The Tragically Hip

10/21/2020
On this week’s episode, Arlene speaks with Paul Langlois from The Tragically Hip ahead of the third anniversary of Gord Downie’s death. Speaking on the impact of Gord’s passing and what’s next, Paul leaves those looking to reinvent with wise words: look for it, wait for it and work for it. Follow Arlene Dickinson on Twitter. Follow Paul Langlois on Twitter.

Duration:00:52:05

Episode 16: Kardinal Offishall | Rapper, Producer & Record Executive

10/14/2020
The OG of Canadian rap and hip-hop, Kardinal Offishall, joins Arlene to talk about his rise to fame in a country which had no history in the genre, providing insight on how you need to pave the way when there isn’t a path forward. The two also discuss what societal reinvention is needed to ensure racial injustice becomes a thing of the past. Follow Arlene Dickinson on Twitter. Follow Kardinal Offishall on Twitter.

Duration:00:50:33

Episode 15: Tareq Hadhad | CEO & Founder of Peace by Chocolate

10/7/2020
Tareq Hadhad joins Arlene on this week’s episode to share his journey from war-torn Syria to Nova Scotia, where he and his family started Peace by Chocolate – a chocolate company which directs proceeds to peace-building projects around the world. Follow Arlene Dickinson on Twitter. Follow Peace By Chocolate on Twitter.

Duration:01:00:06

Episode 14: Jully Black | Singer-Songwriter, Producer & Actress

9/16/2020
Canada’s Queen of R&B, Jully Black, chats with Arlene on this week’s episode of Reinvention. She speaks to how a positive mindset leads to favourable results and shares terrific gems of advice her mom left with her. Follow Arlene Dickinson on Twitter. Follow Jully Black on Twitter.

Duration:00:47:52

Episode 13: Randy Bachman | Musician & Songwriter (Part 2)

9/9/2020
On this week’s episode of Reinvention, we bring you part two of Arlene’s conversation with rock legend Randy Bachman. Randy shows us that with immense highs comes equally immense lows. After living like a rock star for years, he found himself depressed, divorced, broke and even contemplating suicide. He didn’t accept what many would deem their fate, though, and reinvented himself. Follow Arlene Dickinson on Twitter. Follow Randy Bachman on Twitter.

Duration:00:30:02

Episode 12: Randy Bachman | Musician & Songwriter (Part 1)

9/4/2020
Rock legend Randy Bachman catches up with Arlene on Episode 12 to discuss his meteoric rise to fame – which started at the very young age of three, upon discovering his core purpose in music. From being embarrassed of not knowing how to read music notes, to going on to sell more records in 1969-1970 than the entire Canadian music industry combined, Randy is an open book who shares valuable tips for those looking to reinvent. Follow Arlene Dickinson on Twitter. Follow Randy Bachman on...

Duration:00:44:06

Episode 11: Tieghan Gerard | Food Blogger & Cookbook Author, Half Baked Harvest

8/26/2020
What started as a way to help her dad cook for her family of nine has turned into a wildly popular blog and cookbook series. Tieghan Gerard joins Arlene on Episode 11 to share how she began Half Baked Harvest, whether formal education is needed when changing careers and the need to put aside worries and fears. Follow Arlene Dickinson on Twitter. Follow Tieghan Gerard with Half Baked Harvest on Twitter.

Duration:00:50:02

Episode 10: Arlene Dickinson

8/20/2020
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. On this episode of Reinvention, Arlene gives her perspective on the pandemic and how it should be used as an opportunity for the world to reinvent itself. Follow Arlene on Twitter.

Duration:00:19:37