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72. Bill Hart - Closing the Gap Between Intention and Execution

Bill Hart is a coach with over 19,000 hours in the coach’s chair, an author, and a three time cancer survivor. For the last 17 years, Bill has worked with leaders, executives, branch managers, vice presidents and business owners. Before he became an executive coach he worked for 25 years as a leader in the mortgage and real estate industry. During this episode, Bill discusses his new book “White Collar Warrior: Lessons for Sales Professionals from America's Military Elite” where he...


71. Be a Parent Your Kids are Watching

During this episode, Ben discusses the pressures of parenting, the relationship between your family and your business, and how to have an honest conversation with your kids.


70. Two Top Producers Interview Ben on How He Hacked the Game of Real Estate To Build a Life He Loves

During this episode, Ben gets interviewed by The Not So Black and White Real Estate Podcast. Ben discusses living on the streets to owning over 40 investment properties to becoming one of the top agents in Alberta and one of the top real estate coaches in the country. Gary McGowan and Colin Campbell are two guys who interview multi-million dollar business owners that set the bar for their competition while giving back to the communities they love. Links: The Not So Black and White Real...


69. How To Turn Your Passion In To A Business With James Desmarais

James Desmarais, is a talented Edmonton based videographer who runs Chazah Video Productions. He works with realtors to create amazing video home walkthroughs, promos videos, as well as other projects for other businesses. During this episode, James discusses his journey on how he went from being an arborist to taking his video passion and turning it into a career as a videographer. James reveals the challenges he went through as he started up and where he is now. Ben and James talk about...


68. Cameron Herold - How to Get Free PR to Explode Your Brand

Cameron Herold is the founder of COO Alliance, a qualified and vetted peer group designed to support and develop the 2nd in command. He is the mastermind behind hundreds of companies’ exponential growth. Cameron’s purpose is to help you exceed your vision. Ben welcomes Cameron Herold back to the show for second time. During this episode, Cameron discusses how he developed mass publicity in top media outlets for 1-800-GOT-JUNK with a small budget and the launch of his book, “Free PR: How to...


67. Meryana Ashkar - Realtor Doubles Her Income Then Quits, To Find Herself

During this episode, Meryana Ashkar discusses her journey with the ups and downs in her real estate career and how she rebuilt her business to grow with the life she wanted. Meryana talks about her soul searching trips to India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Japan, Germany, and Nepal and the struggles she faced when she returned back to Canada. Meryana offers advice on how to reconnect with who you really are and reveals her most recent travel plans.


66. Kelsey Grant - Why We Defend People That Hurt Us

Kelsey Grant is a relationship and love educator rooted in radical self-love methodology. She has helped thousands find themselves, love themselves and restore relationships around them. Ben welcomes Kelsey back for their 6 Love and the Raw Truth episode. During this episode, Kelsey discusses in depth the reasons we defend people that hurt us. Kelsey shares her personal experience with defense in her past relationships, as well as the shadow within us and...


65 . Oliver Manalese - How to Discover What's Possible For You

Oliver Manalese runs a personal transformation consultancy. He is an expert in coaching high achievers who are succeeding in their career or business but find themselves spiritually bankrupt. With a focus on creating a meaningful life and making a difference, clients align their purpose with a business to serve others. Clients learn to share their unique gifts in a way that causes them to make more money, be a leader, and experience a newfound sense of satisfaction and inner peace. Oliver's...


64. Peter Estephan - How Hiring an Assistant Doubled Real Estate Business and Changed My Life

Peter Estephan is an Edmonton real estate agent, father of 2 amazing kids - one with special needs and also a member of Ben’s Agent From Within Academy. Peter has been a real estate agent for 14 years. During this episode, Peter discusses his personal life including divorce and challenges with having a child with special needs. He also talks about his real estate career, the effect of having an assistant has had on his life, and his experience the Academy and how he transformed his business...


63. Neeley Koester - Your Hidden Story and How to Get Reconnected

Neeley Koester is a victim of sexual abuse, and dedicates a part of her life in facilitating a group that supports one another in moving through their own abuse stories. Neeley is also a talented ceramic artist and ran her own studio while living in Nashville. During this episode, Ben and Neeley discuss Neeley’s sexual abuse story, how she’s helping people, her struggle with the church, and her past ceramic art career. They also discuss how Neeley’s trust fund created a fear within her and...


62. Ben Oosterveld, You Call Yourself Lazy... Maybe You're Just Selfish

If you’re going to have a heart to give to people and you don’t take care of yourself, it’s selfish. You can’t use your own reservoir (energy) on everyone else, that’s your operating system – it’s like taking gas out of your own car and giving it to everyone else and then you have a car that can’t move. You need to refrain on how selfish it is to call yourself lazy.


61. Lorri McCrackin - From Broken Relationships to Self Discovery to Top Interior Designer to Coaching Woman Entrepreneurs

Lorri McCrackin is a sought after Top Interior Designer... but...she never went to school or has a degree for it... She JUST STARTED DOING IT and built one of the most successful design firms in her city, if not western Canada. Lorri has one of the most genuine hearts; she’s authentic to the bone and has a gift of gently cutting through to people's hearts. She can see through people's walls and helps them see the potential that sits dormant in people. She wakes people up from the inside...


60. Blowing Minds and Building 10x Relationships

Erwin Szeto is a professional real estate investor, Realtor at Rock Star Brokerage Inc., 2015 winner of Realtor of the year by the Real Estate Investment Network AND the Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine. He is an expert in his field and knows his business like no other. He also runs a podcast called “The truth about real estate investing… for Canadians.” During this episode, Ben and Erwin discuss Ben’s childhood, raising children, and briefly touch on religion. Ben also explains in...


59. How to Think For Yourself - Ben Oosterveld

If you want to be free for real, and if you want to find a real connection with people, you have to get honest with yourself. The relationship with yourself is the one thing that usually gets set aside because you’re busy trying to live someone else’s life. Think for yourself, just be you. You need to realize that you are amazing…if you want to realize your maximum potential in life; you’re going to have to challenge your beliefs.


58. Building a Reality TV Show with Mark Wiens

Mark Wiens is a successful Vancouver based realtor who's passionate about real estate. He loves making people laugh, can speak Mandarin, has great hair and just launched his first TV reality show. He’s the creator of the realty TV show “Vancouver’s Next Top Agent” where nine realtors are competing to win a full time job at Dracco Pacific Reality through overcoming challenges. During this episode, Mark discusses the challenges and learning curves in creating his first YouTube reality TV...


57. How to Build a Relationship with Steve Sims

Steve Sims is a whisky drinking biker from South London who hates the word authenticity but loves transparency. He’s highly educated with a doctorate in street, who truly makes the impossible happen. He has blown the minds of the rich and famous to the point Forbes names him the Modern Day Wizard of Oz. During this episode, Steve and Ben discuss how to build a relationship. Steve will explain how to analyze what to bring to a relationship, how to deliver value and the importance of being...


56. Stop Comparing Yourself- Ben Oosterveld

Most people are building an image instead of being truthful - it's an illusion. Why are we comparing ourselves to others and holding ourselves down? Look within, believe in yourself, stand alone and attractiveness will come from being YOU... Want more? Visit


55. How Personal Growth Transformed My Real Estate Business

Jenn Bashow, Justin McClintock, Mary Robinson, and Colin Clowater are real estate agents that have experienced personal growth that has completely transformed their business as a result of coaching with Ben. During this episode, each panel member will share their stories on relationships, business, fear and anxiety, and self worth. Time Stamps: We are not taught how to be the best version of ourselves - Justin McClintock Want more? Visit


54. No One's Coming to Help- Ben Oosterveld

Nobody can help you! You need to look within to find the answer and have the strength to stand alone. Don’t wait for someone to do it for you; it’s not going to happen. Make decisions from your own heart. Time Stamps:


53. Renae Oosterveld - Hearing Your Kids and Having a Relationship with Differences

Renae Oosterveld is Ben's wife. They have been together for 17 years and they have 5 children. During this episode, Renae will share her views on raising children to have their own voice and the differences between her and Ben's beliefs and the challenges they face. Time Stamps: