Posts by John Racine

Episode 27: Summer Bellamy

I’d like to introduce my guest this week, Summer Bellamy, Ambassador with Rodan + Fields, a global leader in the skincare industry.  Summer took an alternative path, opting not to attend college or university after high school, instead finding a passion for the hospitality industry. Her career growth lead to a transition to working with a high-end women’s…

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Episode 26: Thalita Murray

I would like to introduce my guest this week, Thalita Murray, owner of The Learner Observer. She is an interior designer, blogger & influencer. Join us for our conversation to hear how Thalita turned blogging as a creative outlet into a business. Hear how buying a home & moving to Cobourg took her influencing to the next…

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Episode 25: Nicole Beatty

I would like to introduce my guest this week, Nicole Beatty Nic Bea. She is the owner of NicBea & Co. Nicole is a great example of someone who turned her passions into a career. She moved back to Cobourg 6 years ago to create an advisory business for not-for-profits. Nicole has had a large impact in our…

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Episode 24: Anna Mastin

My guest in this episode is Anna Mastin, owner of Anna Mastin – Vocalist and Teacher.  Anna has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz performance from the University of Toronto. She was the only signer accepted to this prestigious program in 2002. Anna is currently a faculty member at Metalworks Institute in Mississauga and has her own…

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Episode 23: Bill Bickle

My guest this week is Bill Bickle, owner of Fordelm, a business consulting firm. Bill has an interesting path. He was a career employee at RBC, moving up the corporate ladder while building his knowledge & skills, eventually leading him to starting his own consulting firm. Bill specializes in helping businesses & organisations ‘get healthy’ and shares…

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Episode 22: Oliver Steins

Please join me for to my conversation with Oliver Steins, Owner of Ganaraska Art & Framing. In this episode of Business Insights, we get to know Oliver both professionally and personally. We start with his journey in school and early career, then his eventual migration out to Northumberland County where he started a new chapter…

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Episode 21: Rob Quartly

This week I had the opportunity to interview MuchMusic Hall of Famer Rob Quartly. We talked about how a weekend at the Montreal Grand Prix led to a career in film making. Rob also discusses how he found himself at the birth of music videos and the impact this had on his path. Rob’s current project…

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Episode 20: Heather Norris

Heather Norris is the Executive Director of the Northumberland United Way. Heather discusses her career before getting into non-profit work, her move to Northumberland, working with Cornerstone & the Hospital Foundation, her growth into leadership at the United Way and her overall impressions of charity & non-profit work in this community. Episode 20: Heather Norris

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Episode 19: Todd Attridge

Todd is the owner and founder of Different Matters. Todd is a strategic Coach who has worked with many companies to help integrate positive change in their organizations. Please check out his website https://differentmatters.com/ Episode 19: Todd Attridge

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Episode 18: Matthew Clayton

Matthew is the retired owner of Acero Stainless. I particularly like this episode as Matt discussed his journey from musician to owner and operator of a steel fabrication company. Matt demonstrates how perseverance and attention to detail proved essential in his success. He also high-lighted how he was able to redefine his path several different…

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