In this episode, Blair + Theresa brought together a group of entrepreneurs with different backgrounds and businesses to talk about all things success. Tune in and learn from Lew, Marie-Pier, and Sol as they share what success means to them and their thoughts on the journey.
About the Guests:
Soledad Rodriguez is an Entrepreneur and Mom. She is committed to helping International Students achieve their academic goals.
Marie-Pier Dionne is an aromatherapist, entrepreneur and the founder of Love & Lemons Life Essentials. It is her passion to help others live the lives they love, with all their health and happiness!
She originally hails from Rimouski, Québec. She found her second home in the mountains of British Columbia 16 years ago when she moved to Whistler and later Squamish. Currently, she is based out of Castlegar, BC, where she spends her free time in the mountains. She is also passionate about children, art, design, food, extreme sports and all the little excitements of life.
LEW POPPY is an American independent nonbinary Hip Hop artist and songwriter from the South East side of Detroit, MI. Since they were a child, LEW POPPY has been involved in the creative arts, first through dance and then later through music as they became part of choirs and played several instruments. LEW POPPY was surrounded by creatives and in a time when Hip Hop was exploding, everyone around them was spitting bars and LEW POPPY's poetry soon evolved into rap lyrics out of the sheer competitiveness in them. After coming up against years of adversity in the music industry as a result of their sexuality and determination to not compromise on who they were, LEW POPPY released their debut single 'Thot Thot' in December 2020, which is now being followed by the debut album “Skirt Chaser” both under the name LPOPPY. Soon after, LPOPPY changed the name to LEW POPPY to make themselves more familiar with their peers. LEW POPPY's unique and attention grabbing style has resulted in being picked up for Spotify editorial playlists and we know this is just the beginning for this promising talent.
Blair Kaplan Venables is an expert in social media marketing and the president of Blair Kaplan Communications, a British Columbia-based PR agency. As a pioneer in the industry, she brings more than a decade of experience to her clients, which includes global wellness, entertainment, and lifestyle brands. Blair has helped her customers grow their followers into the tens of thousands in just one month, win integrative marketing awards, and more. She has spoken on national stages and her expertise has been featured in media outlets including CBC Radio, CEOWORLD Magazine, She Owns It, and Thrive Global. Blair is also the #1 best-selling author of Pulsing Through My Veins: Raw and Real Stories from an Entrepreneur. When she’s not working on the board for her local chamber of commerce, you can find Blair growing the “I Am Resilient Project,” an online community where users share their stories of overcoming life’s most difficult moments.
Theresa Lambert is a High-Performance Lifestyle and Success Coach, Speaker, and Bestselling Author of “Achieve with Grace: A guide to elegance and effectiveness in intense workplaces. She founded her coaching and consulting firm, Theresa Lambert Coaching & Consulting Inc., to help ambitious women succeed with more elegance and less struggle so they can lead with focus and nourish themselves to the top. Drawing from her nearly 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and most recently her 6-year tenure as the General Manager of Nita Lake Lodge she brings both a real world view and proven applicable tools to support her clients. Theresa has been recognized as a business leader in Whistler’s Profiles of Excellence, featured in Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, Hotelier Magazine, and Beyourown, and spoken at Women in Hospitality Leadership events, including Empower Her. Originally from Stuttgart, Germany, Theresa now lives in Whistler, BC where you can most often find her on the golf course in the summer months or relaxing by a fireplace in winter.
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