Erika Finlay, the Community Engagement Manager for Vancouver tech firm, Unbounce shares how breaking all of the rules for office life have helped to engage the employees. Opening up the office, encouraging volunteerism, playing games, taking breaks, and eating together have all lead Unbounce's employees to actually have fun at work; a concept that used to be foreign in offices.
Peter van Stolk of Spud.ca (Sustainable Produce, Urban, Delivery), Be Fresh Restaurant Chain joins us to talk about thinking local when it comes to your food and how this is impacting our community where it matters most.
Zack Berman and Ryan Slater are the co-founders of The Juice Truck, Canada's first Cold Pressed Juice Bar. They have their first book coming out in June 2017 with Penguin Random House on Juicing, Smoothies and living a Plant Based Lifestyle. Both of these guys are advocates of plant based living and the benefits for your personal health and the health of the world.
Are you living somebody else’s story? Or are you writing your own? Recently, we offered Ashley Wiles of Sole Girls a float, and a chance to share her wisdom with Mike on our regular #VancouverSurvivalGuide podcast.
In a recent episode of the Real Vancouver podcast, hosts Andy and Mike Zaremba started off their "Vancouver Survival Guide" with a bang. They sat down with Connor Beaton, founder of Man Talks, to discuss how local businesses and entrepreneurs could be leveraged to make their communities a better place. Beaton talked at length about the origins of Man Talks and how personal and professional development for men should always be a priority.
Piggy-backing on this day known to be the most depressing day of the year, tying in the concept of people taking a proactive and personally responsible approach to maintaining optimal mental health seemed like an excellent idea!
As our stress levels increase or as we are chronically in a stressful (fight-or-flight) state our mind's ability to be easily triggered and reactive increases. We may say and think things that we normally wouldn't say or think if we were in a calmer state. Actively practicing stress management can allow us to be a "better" version of ourselves when dealing with others.