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.


#51: Fabulous and Entertaining, with Glenn Lundy
Oct 20 • 64 min
A story about overcoming adversity. Glenn Lundy talks to me about his depression, homelessness, and his attempt to take his own life. More importantly, he reveals how he overcame the toughest time in his life and built an empire. Oh, and he manages his…
#50: Mental Health and Business, with Mark Metry
Oct 13 • 61 min
Today we are chatting with Mark Metry, the founder of Growcasts- a podcast acceleration network. Mark is a young entrepreneur that started multiple successful ventures. Currently, he is the host of the global top 100 Podcasts called Humans 2.0. He’s also…
#49: 12 Tips to Grow on LinkedIn, with Richard Moore
Oct 6 • 60 min
I am your host Laura L. Bernhard and today we are chatting with Sales Coach and LinkedIn Course Creator, Richard Moore. Richard had several corporate jobs before pivoting into entrepreneurship. In this episode, he reveals the life-changing moments that…
#48: 5 PR Tips for Founders, with Jessica Barlow
Sep 29 • 67 min
From Art school to advertising agencies to entrepreneurship, there were many pivots in Jessica Barlow’s career. Now, she’s building a business in the healthcare sector and teaches founders and startups how to do their own PR. Jessica’s work has been…
#47: Top Facebook Ad Tips from Courtney Tarrant
Sep 22 • 45 min
This week, we chat with Courtney Tarrant, the founder of a boutique Facebook Ads Agency for online entrepreneurs. After trying to figure out the right career path, life pushed her into online advertising. In this episode, Courtney shares her wealth of…
#46: Grow your SaaS Business, with Sarah Boland
Sep 15 • 43 min
We chat with Sarah Boland, Founder and CEO of the LifeLapse App. After film school, Sarah was looking for a creative outlet that would embrace her countless ideas. She started multiple side projects until she focused on the stop-motion video app called…
#45: Only Work 5 Hours a Week, like Kristin Molenaar
Sep 8 • 57 min
We chat with Kristin Molenaar, Founder of yesbossva.com. With the goal of eradicating entrepreneurial stress, her company is a luxury virtual assistant provider. When Kristin hit a financial ceiling within her own business, she realized that the only way…
#44: How To Start a New Business, with Celia Gercovich
Sep 1 • 81 min
Do you have a dream about starting your own business? Celia Gercovich dreams and then executes. Here is a list of all the businesses the Australian Entrepreneur started: 1) Eyelashes 2) Subscription Box 3) Dropshipping 4) eCommerce Business 5) Balloon…
#43: Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry, with Kendall Joshua
Aug 21 • 29 min
We chat with Kendall Joshua, a song-writer, music producer and rapper. Her passion for music started at a young age and at just 19 years old, she’s released her own albums, built a loyal fanbase, produced music and created a brand around her passion and…
#42: How to Win in Real Estate, with Jas Takhar
Aug 18 • 56 min
For many, real estate is a long term side project. And that makes sense. According to Canadian Real Estate mogul, Jas Takhar, one investment property can change your life. The co-founder of REC Canada got into real estate by accident. It only piqued his…
#41: How to Pitch Investors, with Laura-Page Hamelin
Aug 11 • 38 min
Laura Page-Hamelin is the Founder of Artebula. The Artebula App gives parents and kids a way to collect, organize and store their artwork, digitally, in the cloud. The company supports the development of critical thinking and innovation in children,…
#40: 6 Tips to Grow Your Business, with Martin Coulombe
Aug 4 • 54 min
In today’s episode, we chat with Martin Coulombe, Founder of Osedea – a custom digital solution provider. Martin found his love for programming when he pitched a new scheduling software to Pepsi. From there, he worked for Proctor & Gamble and then started…
#39: Declutter your Life, with Raheela James
Jul 28 • 39 min
Raheela James is the blogger of bizmom.com and Family Empowerment Guide. After going back to school to get a Masters in Business administration, with three small kids, her husband, and a household to run, chaos ensued. Her children started complaining,…
#38: How Affiliate Marketing made Erik Bergman Millions
Jul 21 • 52 min
Erik Bergman, co-Founder of Catena Media and founder of great.com. After playing poker for several years, he started affiliate marketing for casinos. Working alongside his childhood friend, Emil, their business exploded. By the time Erik was 28 years old,…
#37: How Lea Turner’s Passion Drove Her Success
Jul 14 • 49 min
What is your passion? Can you use it to drive your business? That’s what Lea Turner, Founder of Stereo-Type Audio Transcription, did. She knew she wanted to travel the world, so she started transcribing as a side hustle, to get extra cash. After basically…
#36: The Mindset to Find Opportunities, with Alain Guillot [BONUS]
Jul 10 • 23 min
Alain Guillot lost his dance studio and photography business due to the pandemic. But that hasn’t stopped him from making money. Within two weeks, he taught himself how to build WordPress websites and leverage search engine optimization (SEO). In this…
#35: Create an Online Community, with the Founders of Healthybud
Jul 7 • 68 min
Woof, woof! Pet treat creators Kyle Feigenbaum, Adrien Malka and Dana Ben David reveal how they created Healthybud, healthy pet treats. They discuss the importance of leveraging each other’s skills and the passion that drives their effort. Within one…
#34: Creating a New Market, with Marie-Pier Hébert
Jun 30 • 39 min
Ever had an idea for a market that doesn’t exist yet? Marie-Pier Hébert started an on-demand babysitting service after working across the globe. No matter where she went, there were never any on-demand babysitting services for guests. So she moved back to…
#33: The New American Dream, with Marcus Chan
Jun 23 • 57 min
Marcus Chan is the Founder and President of Venli Consulting. Marcus is a self-taught sales guru. He was promoted 10 times in 10 years, broke sales records, and worked for two fortune 500 companies. After 14 years in Corporate America, he started his own…
#32: From Admin to CEO, with Mary Grothe
Jun 16 • 59 min
If you’re interested in sales, this episode is for you! Mary Grothe is the founder of SalesBQ - an outsourced revenue operations firm. Serving over 50 companies in the last year, they helped double and even triple revenue for many of their clients. In…
#31: Embrace Your Difference, with Brandon Burns
Jun 9 • 41 min
Brandon Burns differentiates himself in the business world with his entertainment side. Although he is the founder of the Enterprise Monkey App, he was also one of the top 30 contestants on Australian Idol and started his own band. In this episode, I have…
#30: Five Leadership Growth Tips, with Beth Armknecht Miller
Jun 2 • 47 min
After helping hundreds of people develop their leadership skills, Beth Armknecht Miller shares some of her tips with us! I ask her about her entrepreneurial journey and how Executive Velocity came to be. Then, we dive into Leadership Growth Tips,…
#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…