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Tony Chapman cuts through the chaos, confusion and negativity to focus on insights and ideas that can help you get to where you need and deserve to go. Positive and inspirational to counter the relentless storm of negativity.

Tony Chapman cuts through the chaos, confusion and negativity to focus on insights and ideas that can help you get to where you need and deserve to go. Positive and inspirational to counter the relentless storm of negativity.

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Canada

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Tony Chapman cuts through the chaos, confusion and negativity to focus on insights and ideas that can help you get to where you need and deserve to go. Positive and inspirational to counter the relentless storm of negativity.

Twitter:

@TonyChapman

Language:

English


Episodes

OFFENSE MATTERS to Jon Love

1/22/2021
Jon Love is one of the world's most successful and respected builders and leaders. Jon offers several 'drop the mic' insights and ideas in this podcast. (Bring pen and paper) Jon chooses the word OFFENSE, as his word that matters and shares how we can all apply this mindset to counter the relentless storm of negativity. Jon shares early memories of his father and why relationships breathe life into purpose, pursuit and humanity. Jon offers his thoughts on how not to follow in the...

Duration:00:19:32

RELENTLESS matters to Sulemaan Ahmed

1/14/2021
RELENTLESS matters to Sulemaan Ahmed In WORDS MATTERS, I interview people I admire and then ask them for the word that matters most and why. We then look at how this word influences their choices, their life and their career to discover life lessons we can all apply to help us get to where we need and deserve to go. In this episode, I chat with Sulemaan Ahmed, a gifted entrepreneur, a loving Father and Partner, and someone who is relentless in uncovering the truth, overcoming diversity and...

Duration:00:16:07

VOGLIA Matters to Anthony Longo

1/8/2021
In my new series, I ask people that I admire, what word matters most to them. It’s a simple question but not one that’s easy to answer. In this episode, I chat with Anthony Longo, the CEO of Longo's, one of the most exciting food retailers on the planet. Longos is a family business that treats everyone - their customers, employees, and vendors, like family. Anthony talks about the Italian word VOGLIA. In English, it means to crave or desire, an appropriate word for a food...

Duration:00:21:02

Your WORDS Matter

12/29/2020
Chat Bites are bite-sized podcasts. In each one, I focus on a word and why I feel it matters to your life and livelihood. In this episode, I take you back to when I spent a qualifying year at Carlton University. I took an English Literature Course, and we studied Utopia and Dystopia. My end of term assignment was to write a short story on one world or the other. I had an idea that I wanted to express and then have you think about- that neither civilization was attainable or acceptable, and...

Duration:00:09:52

It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it

11/27/2020
What if what happens to you changes your life for the worse, twice, and forever? At age 27, Mitchell, a former US Marine, has a great job in San Francisco, achieved his first solo flight as part of his pilot training and is heading back home on his brand new motorcycle. Tragedy strikes when a truck sideswipes Mitchell, turning into a horrific accident where his gas tank explodes. Mitchell describes it as being a human bonfire and wakes up in the hospital badly burned, face permanently,...

Duration:00:38:04

Brooke Henderson. She has Heart and She has Game

11/20/2020
We didn't have a lot of money growing up or a family car, so sports was always pickup. It didn't shut down my imagination. Even under a streetlight in ball hockey, I was Guy Lafleur scoring the overtime goal or on a field, Joe Theismann throwing the winning pass. We played golf at the back of our high school with a course that included four holes and hours spent looking for balls the victim of errant shots. I always wondered what it would be to play at the highest level and be one who went...

Duration:00:38:26

LIFE MATTERS - Lest We Forget. The Kyle Davidson Story.

11/13/2020
Lest we Forget, how can I forget what I can't imagine? I watch war movies and documentaries, read books, but I have never seen, felt or experienced being in the military. I can't imagine being in a combat situation, where you share a collective goal with your enemy, to kill or be killed. Or your home is a trench of cold, wet mud, and your vista, a web of barbed wire with the same intention a spider has to catch a fly? Or the sounds of a shower of bullets heading your way, or the scream of a...

Duration:00:38:01

LIFE MATTERS - Bryan Baeumler, Building the Impossible Dream

11/6/2020
How many of you have dreamed about making a significant life change. You might be holding a freshly printed lottery ticket, or on vacation immersing yourself in a new culture. Some might not have a choice as an unforeseen circumstance has impacted your or your families life. I know the Pandemic has motivated me to rethink and reprioritize what matters most. Today I meet up with the extraordinary Bryan Baeumler. Bryan went from hammering nails at age 14, as he built his cottage from the...

Duration:00:38:03

LIFE MATTERS - Mark Henick to the edge and back

10/30/2020
Is Destiny a matter of choice or chance? Mark Henick has his first mental health crisis in Grade 6 and by Grade 8 he tried suicide for the first time. By age 15 Mark's life was like a Yo-Yo bouncing out of psychiatric wards, with treatment often involving a cocktail of drugs. At Age 15 Mark's mental state was at a point where he felt he had only one choice and that was his Life or Death. He chose death and ended up on the wrong side of an overpass, perched on a few inches of concrete,...

Duration:00:37:59

LIFE MATTERS - Orlando Bowen -Gamechanger

10/23/2020
In LIFE MATTERS, Tony Chapman counters the firehose of negativity that is impacting our lives and careers, with positive stories of ordinary people, who despite their circumstances do extraordinary things. In doing so we learn life lessons that we can apply. What would you do if you were Orlando Bowen? Orlando was a professional CFL football player whose career, and almost life ended by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Orlando was given a severe beating at the hands of bad cops....

Duration:00:38:38

Quill: Putting pen to podcasting

9/16/2020
Entrepreneurs are optimists by nature. They find opportunities everywhere and want to do it all. But even the most driven entrepreneurs need to have the discipline to prioritize and focus on what will drive their business forward. Fatima Zaidi has always been one to watch. She was born in Oman, with all the cultural norms and expectations of a Middle Eastern woman. Yet, regardless of circumstance, she took the plunge to build her own career and became the CEO and co-founder of Quill Inc., an...

Duration:00:22:59

Your health means the world to Paul

9/14/2020
Paul Rivett-Carnac's parents met on a herbalist walk on Vancouver Island in the late 1970s. That walk led them to pursue a lifetime passion for healing rooted in nature. Together they moved to Ontario and St Francis Herb Farm was born. What began as a business selling herbs and tinctures to Naturopaths and Health Food Stores has grown into a family-owned business that is truly a farm, to having its own branded products on shelf and online. Today St Francis Herb Farm is now run and soon to...

Duration:00:26:23

Sewn in Canada?

9/7/2020
If you believe that Canada can't compete in the design and creation of wonderful garments, then I encourage you to listen to this episode. And if you ever question the value of immigration, then I suggest you listen to it twice. For everyone else, get ready for some goosebumps, and some incredible advice from one of the worlds thought leaders on fashion, Jeanne Beker, as well as David Kincaid, a business and branding strategist who has guided the positioning of some of the world’s top...

Duration:00:31:38

Sewn in Canada?

9/6/2020
If you believe that Canada can't compete in the design and creation of wonderful garments, then I encourage you to listen to this episode. And if you ever question the value of immigration, then I suggest you listen to it twice. For everyone else, get ready for some goosebumps, and some incredible advice from one of the worlds thought leaders on fashion, Jeanne Beker, as well as David Kincaid, a business and branding strategist who has guided the positioning of some of the world’s top...

Duration:00:40:33

A Mad Scientist succeeding in a Mad, Mad World

8/30/2020
Electrify your day by listening to the story of Connie Stacey who calls herself a Mad Scientist and for a good reason. Connie is an inventor with a brain, burning to solve some of the world's most pressing problems. In this episode, we look at her Grengine, a solar-powered generator that addresses energy poverty. One-seventh of the world lives without power, and cooks and heats with biomass fuels, which are horrible for their health and the planet. This episode is a powerful and telling...

Duration:00:30:09

Mothers know best but will the rest?

8/23/2020
Patrice Mousseau, First Nations, single Mom, watching her eight-month-old daughter scratch her arms and legs until they were bloody. The only prescription the Doctor offered to help with her daughter's eczema was a steroid cream, something Patrice didn’t want to do. So Patrice researched and identified five natural and organic ingredients that could help. Her research proved right and within two days her daughter was cured and as it turns out she wasn’t the only beneficiary. Word of mouth,...

Duration:00:24:59

Can Fable get the attention they need and deserve?

8/16/2020
Joe Parenteau is one of the co-founders of Vancouver based startup Fable. They want to become a world-renowned direct to the consumer brand, that sells dinner plates and cutlery, and eventually other accessories for your home. Finding and acquiring customers is crucial, but it is both challenging and expensive in a crowded marketplace. Our three thought leaders have different opinions about Fable's prospects. Sunil Sharma, Managing Director of Techstars Toronto, likes the founders, their...

Duration:00:31:21

Is Wonderkind too much to wonder about?

8/9/2020
Wonderkind brings unique & tailored gifts right to your door. They represent over one-hundred and twenty Made in Canada businesses, support communities, empower female entrepreneurs & spread kindness. One gift at a time. Now that’s some kind of wonderful. Or is it? Is it possible that all of this good is complicating Wonderkind’s offering and making it harder for the consumer to buy? Are the founders, Tara Cochrane and Shawna Pereira’s burning desire to sustain woman enterprise,...

Duration:00:28:34

Sheri Allain has a dilemma. Sell, scale or franchise

8/4/2020
As a mother, Sheri Allain wondered why there wasn’t more focus on STEM for children, especially girls and why her children’s school had nights devoted to drama, music, arts and crafts, but not one on technology. So Sheri created CODEZILLA to provide hands-on coding classes, camps and parties, and lunch and after school programs for kids ages 4 - 14. And Sheri’s business takes off as she isn’t the only parent asking the questions. And then COVID-19 hits and hands-on becomes virtual? Sheri...

Duration:00:28:06

Thirty thought leaders provide their expert advice

7/27/2020
Thirty thought leaders step up with profound insights, compelling ideas, and much-needed and deserved inspiration to help small business owners get to where they need and deserve to go. In Series One, Small Business Matters personalized the stories of 10 small business owners so that we take their dreams and challenges personally. Why? Small business is the heart of our economy, and it is in our collective interest to keep them beating strong. In each episode, three thought leaders...

Duration:00:26:31