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Team Corker goes behind the mic! Real talk, sweaty ambitions, transformational stories, and a bit of sibling banter—listen in weekly to hear it all in short and sweet 20-minute episodes.

Team Corker goes behind the mic! Real talk, sweaty ambitions, transformational stories, and a bit of sibling banter—listen in weekly to hear it all in short and sweet 20-minute episodes.
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Team Corker goes behind the mic! Real talk, sweaty ambitions, transformational stories, and a bit of sibling banter—listen in weekly to hear it all in short and sweet 20-minute episodes.




#45: Do Scary Things to Create a Life You Love w/ Jayme Smithers, VP of Revenue at Thoughtexchange

"If you aren't nervous, it's not worth doing." - Jayme Smithers We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! On the mic today with Steph, we have Jayme Smithers – The VP of Revenue at Thoughtexchange, a previous competitive skier, and a proud dad and husband. He lives his life by constantly taking on new exciting challenges, one of the most recent ones being moving to Fernie, BC, a small town with a population of 5,000. Tune in to hear about the career leaps he’s taken, the type of father...


#44: WTF – What the Feedback with Matt + Steph

On today’s episode of #Uncorked, Matt + Steph are riffing about our favourite ‘F’ word - feedback. Tune in to hear Matt share a story about owning your feedback to avoid generalizing and, instead, being committed to leaving someone inspired to put feedback into action. Whether you’re giving it, receiving it, or afraid of both, this episode’s for you to get over the fears you have associated with feedback. Resources: Check out the Sacred Fig yoga teacher training →...


#43: Renovating Our Relationship with Our Selfish Spirit with Dr. Carla Cupido

On today’s episode of Uncorked, we have Dr Carla Cupido on the mic with Steph! Tune in to hear about her work with One Girl Can, her work with the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour that celebrates the power of the female mind and body, how it feels to be a woman in the world raising two vibrant daughters in 2018, and how being selfish can lead to selfless contributions to our community. Resource: Learn about Gutsy Girl Adventure Film Tour here (and get your tickets!) →...


#42: Life Lessons as a Woman Leader in Tech with Emily Key, Strategy & Operations Lead at Shopify.

From the 604 to the 416, we have the powerhouse that is Emily Key on the mic with Steph today! After 10 years in Vancouver, she’s packed her bags with her kids and husband to move to Toronto to start her new gig as a Strategy & Operations Lead at Shopify. Tune in to listen to her views and experiences on being a woman leader in tech (PS. did you know that VCs are investing $1.5 billion into female-founded startups and $60 billion into male-led startups?!), her two most important nuggets on...


#41: Gratitude for Our Failures with Matt + Steph

It’s easy to show gratitude for the good things in life, and things aren’t always good! What about the times we’re challenged, struggling, and failing? On this episode of #Uncorked, tune in to hear Matt and Steph dive into finding gratitude when Ironmans don’t go the way we planned, when you can’t change what happens yet can change your attitude, and how we find the joy in the tough times life throws at us. Resources: Sign up for the Kickstarter for Bryan Pudney’s new book, Avocado Toast...


#40: Why Your Business Needs Inclusion Consulting w/ Jessie Nelson, Founder of KITH+Common

Getting Uncorked today is Jessie Nelson, Founder of KITH+Common, providing inclusion consulting to businesses to bring inclusive practices to life. Steph has dubbed them the Vancouver Mayor of Connection and they’re on the mic sharing their experiences of a misaligned ad campaign with the real life experience at Equinox, working at lululemon and starting a conversation about the difference between gender identity and gender expression, and their work impacting businesses in the world of...


#39: Failing Goals and Changing Goals with Chip Wilson, Founder of Lululemon

Here are 3 things we love about Chip: 1. He always ends a conversation with the words, “love and kisses”. 2. He competed in Ironman Hawaii in 1981! 3. He views goals as not being a prison, but something that gives us fun and freedom in our lives. Tune in to hear Chip on the mic with Steph to share his views on how an exponentially changing world may cause goals to change while keeping his values and vision constant. Chip tip: Instead of setting goals from an experience in the past or from...


#38: Leaving Jobs + Starting New Chapters with #TeamCorker’s Recruiter + Content Manager, Sim Tatla.

Just like a great race review, here’s Sim’s work review with #TeamCorker! She’s leaving us at the end of the month and we got her on the mic with Steph to share her highlights, lowlights, and everything she’s learned during her year with us. And now...we’re hiring a full-time Content and Community Manager! Tune in to hear Sim share about what it takes to thrive at #TeamCorker. Resources: Sim speaking at Disrupt - http://bit.ly/disrupt-talk-sim TeamCorker’s looking for a Content + Community...


#33: Summer Holidaze - Managing Vacay and Work with Matt and Steph

Oh summer holidaze! Out-of-office emails are more frequent than not, but what about the people still in the office? Work still exists yet the shining sun is calling out for that patio life. In this episode of Uncorked, Matt and Steph are diving into working while teammates are out for the summer, how to manage work and vacay, and what it all means for Team Corker. Resources: Vancouver Queer Film Festival - https://queerfilmfestival.ca/ Susanne Conrad -...


#32: Making Friends Over Salad with Trout + Taylor

Some say you can’t make friends over salad, and that couldn’t be more wrong for Caitlin Wharton and Aislinn Grant, the two female founders of Trout + Taylor. Design is the name of their game and they’re getting Uncorked with Matt today to share how they started their business talks over some salad, the growth of Trout + Taylor over the past three years, the power of a remote team, and what it means to be a women-led business in the design world. Resources: Trout + Taylor -...


#31: Pursuits of a CEO and Athlete with Mandy Farmer, CEO + President at Accent Inns + Hotel Zed

Meet Mandy Farmer. She’s the CEO and President of Accents Inn and Hotel Zed in Victoria and Kelowna. She’s also an athlete with the sweatiest of pursuits while running multiple businesses like a hero. She’s getting Uncorked today to share how she manages being a competitive cyclist, CEO, and mother, how she’s developed a connected culture with her teams, how she hires, where she gets her inspo, her top 3 daily habits, and her story of being a powerful woman leader. Resources: BC Bike Race...


#30: Corkers Do the Hustle: A Hustle Con Recap

Uber rides. Entrepreneur stories. Women leaders. Donuts. Dogs. Whether they’re travelling together, learning together, or both, Matt and Steph learn something new about each other every time. After jet-setting off to a quick trip to San Francisco for the Hustle Con conference, they’ve come back with their highlights and lowlights of all the great talks and their experiences travelling together. Resources: The Hustle Daily - https://thehustle.co/daily Ellevest - https://www.ellevest.com/...


#29: How to Hire and Fire to Build a Great Team with Matt and Steph

We often get asked about ‘The Corker Way’ of building a great team. How do we hire the unicorn? How do we know who the unicorn is? What conversations do we have to let go of what’s not working? What approaches do we take when we recruit for our own team? Matt and Steph are sharing their tips and not-so-secret secrets on how Team Corker has become, well, Team Corker! PS. Check out all of our Disrupt speakers' talks! -> http://bit.ly/disrupthryvr-speaker-videos


#28: Failing at Goals with 11-Year-Old Swimmer, Logan Roberts.

What does an 11-year-old have to say about failing at goals? Well, we have young swimmer, Logan Roberts, on the mic with Steph and she’s sharing about her most recent swimming endeavour, where she missed her provincial standard by 0.41 seconds! She’s resilient, driven, motivated by goals and has a thing or two to teach us about how to just keep swimming. Resources: Logan’s parents are also remarkable human beings + athletes! http://bit.ly/allan-mcgavin-physio...


#27: Taking a Billion Dollar Industry by Storm with Vitruvi Co-Founder, Sara Panton

From starting med school to co-founding a business with her brother, we have Vitruvi’s CEO and Co-Founder, Sara Panton on the mic with Steph today! She shares her experience of starting a company, working with her brother, and learning about different cultures to build the first digitally-oriented consumer brand for essential oils. She’s taking this billion dollar industry by storm and we’re excited to share her story. Resources: Find Sara here: https://www.instagram.com/saralpanton/ Find...


#26: What Does It Mean to Be a Man? feat. Jake Stika, Co-Founder of Next Gen Men

What does it mean to be a man when you’re not defined by genitalia and sexual organs? What’s the difference between gender identity and gender expression? What common conversation comes up with school-aged boys when it comes to what it means to be a man? Jake is the Co-Founder of Next Gen Men, a nonprofit organization focused on building better men through youth and peer engagement, education, and empowerment. Tune in to hear about his story starting Next Gen Men and his perspectives on the...


#25: DisruptHR YVR: A Recap

Over 400 attendees from remarkable organizations across Vancouver. 9 speakers who took the stage and sparked disruptive conversations. A team of volunteers who helped run a smooth and energized event. The venue of our dreams with the most helpful team support. And an unforgettable night of bringing a community together. Last week’s #disrupthryvr was one for the books. It wouldn’t have been possible without all of the hearts that took part in creating a great show. If you missed out or just...


#24: Corporate Gigs to Something New - When Do You Take the Jump?

How do you know if you're ready to kiss your corporate job goodbye and set out for a small, mission-driven organization or start your own bizz? Tune in to hear Matt's 3 litmus tests to know when you're ready for a change (including a memorable chat with a now Riverdale star...) and Steph's advice on knowing if being an entrepreneur or working for one is really for you. Resources: DisruptHR YVR is happening this week! It's sold out, but there's a waitlist...http://bit.ly/disrupthryvr2018...


#23: Curating Your Most Beautiful Life With Business Owner, Jonathon Litchfield.

You may know him as the name behind the brick-and-mortar, Litchfield, in Gastown. We know him as a dear friend and rad Vancouverite. He’s Jonathon Litchfield and we’re learning all about the newest trends he’s excited about, his recent trip to Paris and where else he goes to find life inspiration, and what he’s most looking forward to. Steph's Favorite (Litchfield) Things 1. My fave body cream (a small dab will do you just fine!) - http://bit.ly/fave-body-cream 2. I bought my man this dop...


#22: Changing Culture When the Odds Are Against You

Our friends Adam and Alyson asked us, “When I have no budget and no authority, how do I create change and manage up?” Tune in to hear about how Matt’s 4 pillars of culture and Steph’s tips on being a culture contributor vs. a culture consumer are all tied to making an organizational change for the better. Resources: Learn more about Mealshare - http://mealshare.ca/en/ Read The Hustle’s article, The 30-year-old retirees - http://bit.ly/how-to-retire-in-your-30s