Stan Edwards is an Ironman competitor. He had a massive heart attack while out for a bike ride.. He was clinically dead for 33 minutes and has made a full recovery. His story is incredible.
Since Stan was in a coma for several weeks, his wife Tammy and their two sons, Logan and Zac are a great addition to the conversation, adding details and perspective to the fight for Stan's life and the amazing recovery he was able to make. Please enjoy this in-depth conversation.
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52.The EDWARDS FAMILY returns! An update from Stan, Tammy, and their two amazing sons, LOGAN & ZAC!
51.Dr. Ben Bravery on his battle with cancer, how it changed his perspective on medicine & patient care, why our medical system needs to change, his brand new book, and so much more!
50.KATE & KENT HAMMOND on the search for meaning after losing their one-year-old boy and so much more...
49.ANDREA DALZELL on being the first-ever registered nurse in a wheelchair in New York state, why disability is NOT a lack of capability, her commitment to helping others with disabilities, and SO MUCH MORE!
48.Four time Olympic Medalist SILKEN LAUMANN on overcoming profound adversity after her accident, perseverance, the triumph of the human spirit, and so much more!
47.Jill Bodak on her father’s decision to access MAID and end his suffering. A story of joy, terror, grief, unshakeable love, and so much more!
45.Award-winning Actress, Writer, Director & Author, KATIE BOLAND on her directorial debut, sobriety, bravery, mental health, and so much more!!!
44.CEO, DAILY BREAD FOOD BANK, NEIL HETHERINGTON RETURNS! An update from Neil on the state of food insecurity, poverty's link to affordable housing, the pandemic's impact on the food bank, the nature of real bravery, and so much more!
43.DR. DANIEL KALLA RETURNS! On his latest books, life as Head of Emergency at St. Paul's Hospital, and so much more!
42.ALANNA NATHANSON & NATALIE ARMATA on owning one of the only female-founded agencies in North America, bravery, decency, creativity, and so much more!
41.Speaker, Author, & CEO RON TITE! On what defines great marketing, bravery in business, stand-up comedy, innovation's connection to bravery, and SO MUCH MORE!!!
40.International Bestselling Author SAMANTHA BAILEY on the brutal business of publishing, carving a unique path, bravery's connection to risk-taking, and so much more!
39.In case you missed it, EDMUND METATAWABIN: First Nations Chief, Author, Recipient of the Order of Canada, and Residential School Survivor, Dr. EDMUND METATAWABIN on the real meaning of truth and reconciliation, the path to healing, attending St. Anne's Residential School, and so much more.
38.SVP, Managing Director of BRANDFIRE, & Fellow MIGHTY WOMAN, IRA BAPTISTE on 35 years as an exec in marketing & advertising, bravery in business, women in the C-Suite and so much more!
37.Ex-Con IVAN SUAREZ on bravery, turning his life around & becoming an author, motivational speaker, business icon & SO MUCH MORE!
36.New York Times Bestselling Author ANN LEARY on the history that's shaped women's rights, reproductive rights, the writing process, her new book, the dread of self-promotion, and SO MUCH MORE!
35.Executive Producer & Production Strategist at The Deli CYNTHIA HEYD on ageism, sexism, how they manifest in the world of advertising, and so much more!!!
34.STAN & TAMMY EDWARDS on the Ironman Competitor's FULL RECOVERY after a massive heart attack left him clinically dead for 33 minutes
33.DANU MORRIGAN on narcissistic mothers, the impact of familial relationships on our development, how this shapes adult relationship seeking, breaking patterns, and SO much more!
32.PR Expert, author, & storyteller SONYA SINGH on embracing her South Asian roots, why working in creative spaces requires a very thick skin, and so much more!
31.Bestselling Author GENEVIEVE GRAHAM on starting your dream career in your 40s, the misconception that CDN history is boring, the importance of research, how and why she became a writer, and so much more!
30.JOHN CULLEN on founding "IT'S JUST PARKINSON'S", battling Parkinson's Disease as an Avid Athlete & Powerlifter, his new DOCUMENTARY, motivating others fighting similar battles, and so much more!
29.The brilliant HEATHER MARSHALL on the Vital Importance of Reproductive Rights, her masterful debut novel LOOKING FOR JANE, about a secret network of women fighting for the right to choose—inspired by true stories, and so much more!
28.ZARQA NAWAZ on her brand new book, coping through comedy, creating Little Mosque on the Prairie, Finding the funny in dark subject matter, and so much more!!!
27.IAN MIRMELSTEIN on pioneering the advertising industry's first networking group for non-drinkers, addiction, balancing career, personal life, recovery, & so much more!!!
26.AN UPDATE from OLGA KRAKOVNA on the war in UKRAINE
25.OLGA KRAKOVNA on the war in UKRAINE, how you can help, and so much more.
24.Film & Television Editor CHRISTINE ARMSTRONG on breaking into the business, the creative process, collaboration and so much more!!!
23.Founder & CEO of Nuts For Cheese, MARGARET COONS on starting her brand, scaling up, finding your niche, and so much more!
22.OLUFUNTO BOROFFICE CEO and Founder of Chanja Datti Ltd, a waste recovery and recycling social enterprise out of Nigeria
21.Psychology Professor & Research Scientist Dr. Michelle Drouin on abuse, domestic violence, mental health, social media and so much more!
20.Founder of Barefoot Wines & Author of The Barefoot Spirit, Michael Houlihan on Breaking Brave
19.CEO, DAILY BREAD FOOD BANK, NEIL HETHERINGTON on food insecurity, poverty's link to affordable housing, the pandemic's impact on the food bank, the nature of real bravery, and so much more!
18.DUNCAN SINCLAIR, Chair of Deloitte Canada & Chile on the principles that ground us, corporate governance and accountability, what we can do better post-pandemic, and so much more!
17.PETE BOMBACI: Founder of the GenWell Project, Visionary Business & Social Change Leader on the importance of real, genuine, in-person connections in the age of social media, making the world a happier, healthier place in meaningful ways, and so much more!!!
16.Dr. KELLY THE VET! Veterinarian Kelly Faubert on bravery, all things pet ownership, her passion for wildlife, the pandemic's effects on our pets, and so much more!
15.Juno Nominated Pop Star RALPH on the songwriting process, overcoming insecurities, owning her own record label, staying grounded, and so much more!
14.LUCAS WILSON on his experience with gay conversion therapy at Liberty University, Evangelicalism and proselytizing, why he's speaking out about these topics, and so much more!
13.LIBBY McCREADY on the importance of pushing ourselves & recognizing our accomplishments, trekking through The Arctic, fundraising for True Patriot Love, and so much more!
12.JEFF RISELEY on resilience and bravery, why he founded Sales Health Alliance, the importance of empowering ourselves, caring for our mental health at work mid-pandemic, and so much more!
11.Bestselling Author CATHERINE McKENZIE on the writing process, her legal career, optioning her books for film and TV and so much more!
10.Award-Winning Producer, Director, Writer, and Journalist, PETER RAYMONT on a lifetime of filmmaking, the power of great storytelling, and so much more.
9.Bestselling Author MARISSA STAPLEY on her writing process, pitching, overcoming fear and so much more
8.Peter Neal of NEAL BROTHERS FOODS: on building a successful food empire, his struggles with mental health, the importance of de-stigmatizing mental health issues, and so much more.
7.First Nations Chief, Author, Recipient of the Order of Canada, and Residential School Survivor, Dr. EDMUND METATAWABIN on the real meaning of truth and reconciliation, the path to healing, attending St. Anne's Residential School, and so much more.
6.Executive Director of the Creative Education Foundation Beth Miller on creativity, fostering innovation, why bravery rarely feels brave in the moment, overcoming personal trauma, and so much more!
5.Robert Rotenberg on being a criminal lawyer AND bestselling author simultaneously, the writing process, his legal practice, fate, a deep love for Toronto, and so much more!
4.The iconic Canadian fashion designer Linda Lundström on fashion, success, failure, inspiration, the injustices perpetrated against Indigenous communities, and so much more!
3.Dr. Daniel Kalla on writing 12 novels while serving as Head of Emergency at St. Paul's Hospital, fostering bravery in the ER, vaccine hesitancy, his brand new book, and so much more!
2.Diane Bergeron on being legally blind, repelling down a 29 storey building, completing an Iron Man, driving a race car, fundraising for CNIB Guide Dogs and so much more!
1.Evan Landry on Producing film, TV, over 100 music videos and commercials, and so much more!