Beyond Our Borders

Beyond Our Borders

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Beyond Our Borders is a series of conversations with Atlantic Canadians who are impacting the world. Your story has made an impression on us as well as our communities within and outside our borders. We are looking for personal stories —your journey to prosperity and impact; inspiration; highly practical tools; tactics and strategies that can help our listeners create a life of positive impact—personally and professionally.


Tyler Simmonds - Filmmaker/Public Speaker
Jun 17 • 39 min
In 2016, the Huffington Post named Nova Scotia’s Tyler Simmonds one of the “10 inspirational people under 30 you should be following on Twitter.” An artist and advocate, he is using his voice and talents to create a safe space to discuss mental illness,…
Lisa Drader-Murphy - Fashion Designer
Jun 3 • 34 min
I have so much respect for Lisa Drader-Murphy not just as an international fashion designer but also as a savvy businesswoman with an inspiring work ethic. Tune in to this episode of Beyond Our Borders to find out how she has pivoted during our global…
Trent McClellan - Comedian: This Hour has 22 Minutes
May 20 • 43 min
I couldn’t stop giggling in this interview! One of my absolute favorite conversations with the very funny and talented comedian Trent McClellan. One of the stars of CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes, not only is he funny he is also incredibly gracious, kind…
Hope Swinimer - Hope for Wildlife
May 6 • 35 min
About 25 years ago, the injury, rehabilitation and release of an injured robin set in motion what would eventually become a beloved global television series and—one woman’s mission to reconnect humans to their natural world. I’m talking about the…
Ellie Black - Canadian Olympic Gymnast
Apr 8 • 33 min
She is the first female gymnast from Nova Scotia to go to the Olympics. She’s been described as a “superstar in the world of gymnastics,” and “Canada’s top gymnast.” Of course I am talking about Ellie Black. After the 2016 Olympics in Rio she ranked 5th…
Rhy Waters and Jonathan Burns - Podstarter
Mar 13 • 55 min
Listen up! Have you ever thought about starting a podcast? Do you already have one? Or, do you just like listening them? My guests in this episode of Beyond Our Borders are the funny and dynamic Rhy Waters and Jonathan Burns. Digital serendipity brought…
Janice Landry - Author/Journalist
Feb 26 • 51 min
What are you most grateful for? That is the question that award-winning journalist and author Janice Landry poses in her latest book, Silver Linings: Stories of Gratitude, Resiliency and Growth through Adversity. 15 inspiring Canadians across five…
Karen Wentzell - Filmmaker
Feb 12 • 41 min
I first met film and television producer, Karen Wentzell when she spoke on a Women in Film & Television (WIFT-Atlantic) panel. I was struck by her poise, insight and generosity in sharing her knowledge. She is behind such critically acclaimed hits as the…
Tom Ryan - YA Author
Jan 29 • 45 min
Tom Ryan is taking the literary world by storm in the young adult fiction genre. His first novel Way to Go, was chosen as one of the most important works in the history of Nova Scotia. Born and raised in Cape Breton he still considers NS the perfect place…
Andrea Janzen - Leadership Coach
Jan 15 • 37 min
I had a great conversation with Leadership Coach, Andrea Janzen. She is authentic, honest, insightful and at times refreshingly raw about her own vulnerability and the universal fear zone of “impostor syndrome”. She has developed tools and strategies to…
Lennie Gallant - PEI Musician
Jan 1 • 38 min
Singer. Songwriter. Poet. Lennie Gallant has captured our hearts with 13 albums over the last three decades and has collected numerous awards and accolades along the way. Recently, he was awarded the Order of Canada. Golden Nuggets: •Find out who in his…
Brenda Saunders/Todd - CEO Dress for Success
Nov 6, 2019 • 35 min
Brenda Saunders/Todd is the CEO of Dress for Success Halifax, a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting economic independence for all women. Brenda has committed her life and career to advancing women in our society. She was recently…
Custio Clayton - Candian Olympic Boxer
Oct 23, 2019 • 36 min
Guess who I got to interview? Custio!!!! Yup. The undefeated welterweight boxing champion Custio Clayton who represented his home community of North Preston, Nova Scotia and Canada on the world stage in the 2012 Olympic Games. Humble, gracious and sweet.…
Jennifer Gillivan - IWK Health Centre Foundation
Oct 2, 2019 • 44 min
Jennifer Gillivan is the celebrated President & CEO of the IWK Foundation. Since 2012 she has driven unprecedented results for the organization. She is also so much more. She is a respected leader in Canada, a community builder and a champion of women and…
Episode 5: Tareq Hadhad, Peace by Chocolate
Sep 18, 2019 • 39 min
In the blink of an eye, an air strike blew up Tareq Hadhad’s idyllic life in Damascus. He and his family lost everything. Forced into the role of refugee he refused to be a victim and always looked at what he could do or contribute in the moment for a…
Episode 4: Brittany Pickrem, Brand & Design
Sep 4, 2019 • 36 min
You may not know her name but chances are you’ve see her work. Brittany Pickrem is THE branding expert. Locally she’s worked on brands like the a International Jazz Festival and the IWK Children’s Hospital . Globally she’s worked with Lionsgate…
Episode 3: John Wesley Chisholm - Arcadia Entertainment
Aug 21, 2019 • 42 min
John Wesley Chisholm’s company, Arcadia Content has produced hundreds of hours of television worldwide, including the beautiful gift of a show, Hope for Wildlife. He shares film industry insight; what most budding filmmakers get wrong when seeking…
Episode 2: Saeed El-Darahali, SimplyCast
Aug 7, 2019 • 35 min
Saeed El Darahali arrived in Canada with his family at the tender age of 12 and he didn’t speak any English. At 14, he became a first time entrepreneur selling cotton candy. By 17 he enlisted in the military to give back to his country. Today he is a…
Episode 1: Eleanor Beaton
Jul 24, 2019 • 39 min
Listen up! Especially all ambitious, driven women out there who are living with purpose and who desire to create a positive impact. Eleanor Beaton is this week’s podcast guest and you don’t want to miss it. She is an internationally recognized women’s…