The No Formula Podcast

The No Formula Podcast

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The No Formula Podcast offers a glimpse into the lives of real entrepreneurs who possess a variety of experiences and backgrounds. Through raw conversations, learn about their passions, journeys, setbacks, and milestones. Join host Laura L Bernhard as she confirms that there’s in fact, no formula, to success.


#29: Remove Your Distractions, with Trevor Dunbar
May 26 • 45 min
Trevor Dunbar mentors people to experience personal and spiritual growth. His tactic is to schedule wilderness retreats to help them through whatever might be holding them back. Using his 4Ps process, his goal is to send them back to their lives feeling…
#28: May Houri Takes The Cake
May 19 • 29 min
May Houri started her baking business almost 10 years ago. It was her side hustle for the first four years until she was let go from her full-time job. She told me that that was the push she needed to take Chocolata Bakery and Sweet Stuff full-time.…
#27: Popping into the Market, with Devon Sevy
May 14 • 53 min
After two years of hard work, Devon realized he wasn’t passionate about what he was doing. Within one week, he picked up a new business: Popcorn service for corporate events in Montreal. By focusing on SEO, he got his first client from Google within two…
#26: Take Off with TikTok - Jayde Vincent and Kyle Kaplanis’ Journey
May 5 • 64 min
In less than a year, Jayde Vincent grew her TikTok account to 1.5M followers. She is now helping brands grow their presence on the video-sharing app, with the help of her step-dad, Kyle Kaplanis. Hear how they grew her presence and her streams of income…
#25: Set Yourself Up For Success, with Luis Diaz
Apr 28 • 64 min
After years of starting and building companies, Luis Diaz has quite a few tips for the rest of us. FIVE things to set us up for success: 1) MINDSET, 2) TIMING, 3) MARKET RESEARCH, 4) BEING OPEN TO OPPORTUNITIES, and 5) STRATEGY. He goes into detail about…
#24: Values over Revenue, with Mompreneur, Marina Byezhanova
Apr 21 • 55 min
Marina Byezhanova has two identities: businesswoman and mother. And her happiest moments are when both of her worlds collide. The recruitment expert co-founded Pronexia and InfluenceHR. She was featured in Forbes, Fast Company, and Success Magazine. In…
#23: Overcoming Addiction and Building 6 Streams of Revenue, with Jeremy Mura
Apr 14 • 41 min
Jeremy Mura is a Graphic Designer from Australia. At the young age of 25, he’s overcome a drug addiction and built six streams of revenue. With help from God and a good support system, he believes his success is the result of a strong mindset and taking…
#22: Being Happy On A Budget, with Christine Teh
Apr 7 • 52 min
Everyone can use financial direction sometimes. Financial Coach, Christine Teh gives us tips on how to financially transition from corporate job to entrepreneur as well as tips on how to get out of debt. Her mantra, “love money and it will love you,”…
#21: The Comfort of Radio During The Pandemic [BONUS EPISODE]
Apr 6 • 25 min
What comforts you during tough times? For many Montrealers, it’s listening to a familiar voice on the radio, like Morning Show Host, Terry Di Monte from CHOM 97.7. I interviewed him about how radio is impacted during catastrophes like COVID-19. “[They…
#20: Boost Your Productivity in Less than 15-minutes [BONUS EPISODE]
Apr 3 • 13 min
What would you do with 5 extra hours a week? Habit development coach, Scott Rust, talks to me about developing good habits to remain productive. As most of us are confined to our homes, this couldn’t have come at a better time. Thanks Scott! So what do we…
#19: How to Keep Corporate Family Together while Social Distancing [BONUS EPISODE]
Mar 30 • 19 min
Luis Diaz, a Communication Specialist at Lexington Strategies and Professor of Strategic Communications at McGill University, sheds light on how to keep your corporate family close while social distancing. As a crisis management specialist, Luis admits…
#18: B2B Sales During The Pandemic [BONUS EPISODE]
Mar 28 • 17 min
In this special episode, Jason Bay, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer at Blissful Prospecting discusses B2B Sales Strategies during this tough time. He reminds us that selling should not stop at this time. However, the concept of providing value to…
#17: COVID-19 from a Nurse’s Perspective [BONUS EPISODE]
Mar 26 • 12 min
Oncology Nurse from St-Mary’s Hospital in Montreal, Melissa Montuori, is in good spirits despite the chaos surrounding COVID-19. She reveals that there is, in fact, a shortage of masks, visitor restrictions at the hospital and that there may be another…
#16: Marketing during the Pandemic [BONUS EPISODE]
Mar 24 • 11 min
The answer is not to scare everyone into thinking your product will save them from the virus. Shocking! I chat with Salvatore Migliara, Founder of Rul3 Media, Creative Marketing Agency, to understand how to approach marketing during the trying times. As…
#15: How the Canadian Government is helping during COVID-19
Mar 22 • 9 min
Want to know how the Canadian Government is helping your family and your business? Here is a 10-minute round-up of what you need to know, with CPA, Chartered Accountant, Evan De Poli. Note, regulations, policies, and funds are changing daily. This episode…
#14: Tangible Business Advice During COVID-19, with Wendy Maynard [SPECIAL EPISODE]
Mar 20 • 12 min
Wendy Maynard, B2B Strategist, and Marketing Consultant reveals tangible advice on how to carry on from a business perspective, during COVID-19. What do I ask her? 1- Should businesses close shop until everything settles down? 2- Is it worth chasing…
#13: We’re Coping with COVID-19 Better Than We Think, with Luz Marina Lopez [SPECIAL EPISODE]
Mar 18 • 10 min
Psychotherapist, Luz Marina Lopez from West Palm Beach Florida sheds light on how people are already being affected by the “social distancing” and isolation. She reminds us that we are already great at keeping contact with the people we love with social…
#12: How the Coronavirus is affecting the Canadian Real Estate Market [BONUS EPISODE]
Mar 17 • 14 min
Is the novel Coronavirus delaying your search for a new property? Mortgage Broker and Founder of North East Mortgages argues that this is the time to be looking and making offers. As the Canadian market is experiencing a seller’s market, buyers have faced…
#11: How to get Funding, with The Founders of Zetane
Mar 10 • 70 min
Hear from Guillaume Hervé, Patrick St-Amant, and Jonathan Magoon, Founders of Zetane; an easy way of demonstrating your AI projects. The founders just received funding of $500,000 to grow their team and get their technology in the public eye. But this…
#10: Overcome Obstacles, with Maayan Gordon
Mar 3 • 74 min
Constantly making up excuses not to follow through? This is the story you need to hear. From being homeless to starting many successful ventures, Maayan Gordon is a Social Media Consultant, Speaker, and Glass Blower. With over 1.7 million followers on…
#9: Reach Millions, with Digital Expert, Ryan Sprance
Feb 25 • 84 min
Are you trying to grow an audience? Digital Expert, Influencer and Founder, Ryan Sprance shares his story of how he built audiences of hundreds of thousands of people. It started out as a side hustle, but when his employer found out, he got fired. Now,…
#8: Importance of Self-Leadership, with Eloïse Gagnon
Feb 18 • 63 min
You have all the wisdom you need within you, according to this week’s guest, Eloïse Gagnon. After practicing Tax Law for 15 years, she made the decision to change career paths and started coaching. Eloïse admits that it took over 2000 attempts to realize…
#7: It’s Not All Sunshine & Rainbows, with Chris Carpini
Feb 11 • 54 min
Ever feel like you’re trying to accomplish someone else’s goals? Meet Chris Carpini, Co-Founder of the Emerging Markets Program. After entering an accelerator program right after university, the pressure to grow the company was intense. Unfortunately,…
#6: Build a Million-Dollar Company, with Laura Roeder
Feb 4 • 49 min
How do you make a million dollars in revenue in one year? Laura Roeder, Founder of social media management tool, Edgar, did just that. After many years of managing social media for clients, she realized a gap in the market and launched Edgar. By combining…
#5: Follow Your Mission, with Paul Simard
Jan 28 • 44 min
As an entrepreneur, has a career change ever crossed your mind? It’s possible you may want to consider intrapreneurship. It’s a concept where individuals exhibit entrepreneurial skills in a job where they work for a company. For Paul Simard, he knew his…
#4: Five Myths of Entrepreneurship Debunked, with Samantha Kris
Jan 21 • 60 min
Samantha Kris recently earned the title of Best-Selling author for her book Bossing Up. As a guideline to how she changed her life and became a Success Coach, she reveals personal events and wisdom that got her through her toughest challenges. My favorite…
#3: Redefining Mentorship with Mortgage Guru, Terry Kilakos - Part 2
Jan 14 • 41 min
Who is your business mentor? In the second part of Terry Kilakos’ interview, he reveals his definition of a mentor. In contrast to what I believed, Terry Kilakos tells me that you do not need to know a person for them to be a mentor. He looks up to Tony…
#2: Saying YES to More Opportunities with Serial Entrepreneur, Terry Kilakos - Part 1
Jan 14 • 54 min
As a teenager, Terry Kilakos wanted to be a fighter pilot for the Canadian Forces. So, how did he end up as a Serial Entrepreneur working in real estate and financial services? There were certain people that drastically redirected his path. But it was…
#1: What To Expect From The No Formula Podcast
Jan 14 • 12 min
Welcome! Thank you for stopping by to check out what The No Formula Podcast is all about. In this short episode, I go over what you can expect from The No Formula Podcast, a little bit about me, why I started this podcast, how I came up with the name and…