No Ordinary Life

No Ordinary Life

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Telling the stories about everyday people who are making extraordinary lives for themselves. Achieving their dreams, goals and happiness… and yet you’ve never heard of them.


Part 2 of 2: Joe Slota survived a ruptured brain AVM. Had a section of his skull shipped to the mid-west. When it was put back in… it disappeared
Jul 2 • 98 min
This is our 20th episode for No Ordinary Life. Hard to believe, but when you think about it we did start way back in Dec 2018 which seems like a world away now. We have had great guests over the past 8 months or so and if you haven’t listened to some of…
Part 1 of 2: Joe Slota survived a ruptured brain AVM. Had a section of his skull shipped to the mid-west. When it was put back in… it disappeared
Jun 16 • 93 min
Hey everyone, welcome back! We’ve had a bit of time off since the last podcast with Natalie James – which by the way if you haven’t listened to yet, you should because it’s awesome. We’ve had some challenges the past couple weeks, which quite honestly all…
Politics, pampering and business. Natalie James thought she needed an education till she discovered she had an MBA in life.
May 26 • 73 min
When I first was trying to figure out who to have on the podcast Natalie James was always on the top of my list. I knew she had a story to tell but I didn’t exactly know the details. Her sister-in-law, Dallas James was one my first podcast guests and when…
Part 2 of 2: A real life Breaking Bad? Tom Miller shares his story of coming to grips with his addictions and life choices and then experiencing freedom!
May 19 • 74 min
This is the second part of a 2 part series with Tom Miller founder of Lifelight Fitness. So if you if you haven’t downloaded part 1, you need to stop what you’re doing and listen to the first half of my conversation with Tom. His story is incredible! Tom…
Part 1 of 2: A real life Breaking Bad? Tom Miller shares his story of coming to grips with his addictions and life choices and then experiencing freedom!
May 12 • 51 min
I was introduced to today’s podcast guest, Tom Miller, through a former No Ordinary Life guest, Rob Grupe – who incidentally you should check out it’s a great episode. After my podcast with Rob he said to me: “You have got to meet up with my friend Tom,…
Lil’ Wayne, Oreo cookies and the Guinness Book of World Records. On this episode we talk to Leo Morejon. Social media early adopter and roller blade aficionado.
May 5 • 107 min
Leo and I met because the social media software company I worked for had acquired his company. I only confessed to him recently (actually on this podcast) that when he came in, I was immediately insecure about my job at the company. Only natural… Leo has…
Sentenced 20 years, served 7 years, 6 months and 18 days. Health & fitness has turned Rob Grupe’s life around
Apr 21 • 107 min
I first heard Rob Grupe’s story on Matt Del Negro’s podcast 10,000 No’s (which you all should be listening to as well) and was amazed by his story and what he has been able to overcome. Frankly, Rob’s story is a direct result of his own decisions as you…
First he was “aspirational dad” then, “alien dad”. From there it was “Fancy Lawyer/Corpse”, to the ultimate… “Man #3”. Living large with Cliff Prang
Apr 14 • 98 min
I first met Cliff Prang about 7 years ago I think. My family and I were on a cross country adventure in our van from Toronto, Ontario to British Columbia. When we finally arrived at our first BC stop in Chilliwack we were introduced to Cliff and his wife.…
The 12th (Episode) Anniversary - What I’ve Learned So Far…
Apr 7 • 25 min
Connect with me: IG: @no_ordinarylyfe FB: @NoOrdinaryLyfe Twitter: @NoOrdinaryLyfe Welcome everyone to the 12th anniversary of No Ordinary life. For those downloading for the first time you should know that this is not exactly the 12th anniversary but…
I have MS, but MS does not have me. Inspiring words from Dion Oxford, advocate for the homeless.
Mar 23 • 50 min
Dion was one of the first people I had ever met that worked with street people and the homeless and had a passion for it. That passion for the homeless and downtrodden led to a career of helping. Dion was the Mission Strategist for The Salvation Army’s 5…
Music Producer Doug Romanow’s got a LOT of keyboards. He uses them to make music. And he’s pretty freakin’ good at it!
Mar 16 • 67 min
With over 20 years in in the music business, Doug Romanow has got a healthy list of credits to his name. On top being a Record Producer, Mixer and Songwriter he’s also the Musical Director at the Canadian Country Music Awards. He’s worked with Justin…
Who sends their kid to a summer camp run by a guy named Death Johnny? How a cop from Belfast became the CEO of one of the premier summer camps in Canada.
Mar 10 • 96 min
When I first started this podcast my goal wasn’t to be an advertisement for Muskoka Woods. My goal was to find people who were living interesting lives and making interesting decisions. Naturally the low hanging fruit for me was to reach out to my…
Jeff Roach plays guitar. Jeff Roach sings. Jeff Roach used to have floppy hair. Jeff Roach is an Ad Man.
Feb 24 • 77 min
Jeff Roach is a global brand consultant and strategic planner specializing in brand management, digital marketing, and marketing strategy. With over 20 years in advertising and marketing communications, Jeff has touched hundreds of brands. A veritable…
There are just too many things that Andrea Jacka wants to get done!
Feb 17 • 80 min
I had the privilege of sitting down with Andrea Jacka at her kitchen table this week to talk about her life and the decisions she made to achieve no ordinary life. I discovered that she’s a genuine bad ass! I had no idea she had been in the military and…
Tad Munnings thinks about Art vs. Commerce and feeding his 5 kids
Feb 10 • 80 min
Tad Munnings is an entrepreneur that has focused most of his life and career on filmmaking and telling stories through visual means. Living in Africa at young age was definitely fundamental in shaping his worldview and how he told stories to others.…
Life’s going to knock you down. Julie Kennedy Smith always gets back up
Feb 3 • 93 min
Julie is a busy mother of 4, a doula, pre-natal educator, counsellor for young moms as well as a wife. If anyone I know has had ups and downs in their life it has been Julie. From overcoming drugs to surviving a suicide attempt along with watching her…
Serial start ups and super connector. Say hello to Mark Dowds
Jan 26 • 88 min
Mark Dowds is the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Trov Inc, one of the world’s fastest growing Insurtech companies and co-founder of tech hub, Ormeau Baths in Belfast Northern Ireland. Mark is as a serial entrepreneur as well as a super…
Entrepreneur turned Mayor. Meet Iain Lovatt
Jan 20 • 69 min
Iain Lovatt is the newly elected mayor of Stouffville, a small town about 50 km’s north of Toronto, Ontario. He has also been a friend of mine for over 30 years. I’ve always known him to be not only an entrepreneur but also a creative. Ian is a…
From suburban Mom, to sailor, to farmer? Who is Dallas James?
Jan 12 • 49 min
I speak with my good friend Dallas James from James Family Farms. Dallas has been a singer, traveler, mom, business woman a sailor and now entrepreneur. Join me for my interview with Dallas to see how she and her family are living @no_ordinarylyfe.…
No Ordinary Life - Welcome!
Dec 28, 2018 • 13 min
Welcome to the debut podcast of No Ordinary Life. NOL explores the success stories that we don’t actually get to hear about but should! Especially because it isn’t a straight line between where you were, where you are and where you’re going to be. Stories…