Sep 14, 2020

Performative Speaking with Robbie Crabtree! - Let’s Solve The Universe #33

What is Performative Speaking, and how can you use it to create a mood, feeling, or vibe in your audience to convince them of something? Developed during his career as a trial lawyer, Robbie realized that his tactics could benefit others in all areas of their life. His course, "Performative Speaking" launches September 2020. You can find it on his website, robbiecrab.com. Follow Robbie on social media, Twitter @robbiecrab.

May 18, 2020

NoCode, Fundamental Learning, and How to Start with Craig Burgess! - Let’s Solve The Universe #32

Systems-based thinking can lead one to great success. But how do you learn it? Craig takes us through the fundamentals, along with some discussion of trends in NoCode software and more.

Craig Burgess is Genius Division's creative director. At weekends, he likes to strangle and grapple fellow Brazilian jiu-jitsu enthusiasts throughout the country. In his down time, he peruses the internet's finest cat videos.

Genius Division: https://www.geniusdivision.com
Get Doing Things: https://getdoingthings.com/

May 18, 2020

Dr. Roger Lee Ray Gives us a Christian Argument for Universal Basic Income - Let’s Solve The Universe #31

With the pandemic upon us, there have been renewed calls for Universal Basic Income. Could it work? Are we morally obligated to implement such an idea? Dr. Roger Lee Ray takes us through his argument for UBI.

Dr. Roger Lee Ray is the pastor of the Community Christian Church in Springfield and the author of Progressive Faith and Practice and his recently released book, Meditations.

DR RAY'S BOOK - MEDITATIONS: https://www.amazon.ca/Meditations-Post-theistic-Prayers-Progressive-Congregations/dp/1532684169

May 18, 2020

Generation IV Nuclear Salvation with Mark Schneider! - Let’s Solve The Universe Podcast #30

Nuclear power. Both loved and feared by many. Could it be the ultimate solution in our fight against poverty? Mark Schneider, world-renowned expert on nuclear energy, makes the case for how nuclear could save humanity.

Mark Schneider is a nuclear futurist and a leading expert in emerging Gen IV Nuclear (www.genIVnuclear.com). He has a Bachelors Degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology and has spent 20 years working with advanced, small-scale nuclear reactors within the US Naval Nuclear Power Program.

Apr 17, 2020

The Six Pillars of Influential Content with Joshua Lisec! - Let’s Solve The Universe Podcast #29 - 2020-04-17

What are the Six Pillars of Influential Content, and how can you use them to get people to do what you want? 

Joshua Lisec is The World’s Only Award-Winning, Celebrity-Recommended, #1 International Bestselling Certified Professional Ghostwriter. After achieving his own literary dreams and having multiple novels published by an independent publishing house, Joshua now helps entrepreneurs, executives, and public figures write, publish, and launch books that establish their personal brands, multiply their organization’s revenue, and fling open doors of opportunity.

Find Joshua online at https://entrepreneurswordsmith.com/ and on his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/joshualisec.

Grab his new course, "The Best Way to Say It," on Gumroad.

NOTE: I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.

Apr 17, 2020

Janic Gorayeb, the Creative Curator! - Let’s Solve The Universe #28 - 2020-04-17

A few months ago, Janic had an epiphany. She realized that creativity has always been a core part of her life. She realized... she was a Creative Curator! What does that mean, and how can you become more creative? In this episode Janic takes us through personal leadership and creativity.

Janic is a Creative Curator and Founder of Ripple Effect Leadership. Janic has a passion for creative and personal leadership with core values at the centre of everything we do. Creativity has been at the foundation of her entire life. You can find Janic online at rippleeffect.ws and follow her on Instagram, @rippleeffectleadership!

Apr 16, 2020

Tammy Vallieres, The Hero Intelligence Teacher! - Let’s Solve The Universe #27 - 2020-04-16

What's a Hero Intelligence Teacher, and how is she transforming the world, one student at a time? Sit back, grab your favorite beverage, and let Tammy explain it all... it'll change the way you think about education forever!

Tammy Vallieres' life work focuses on improving the quality of people’s lives, especially in the field of education. Her passion is to help teachers improve classroom management so that all children are learning in harmonious environments. She supports 21st century learners who struggle to maintain optimism during troublesome times and want to bring altruism back into the hearts and minds of everyone. Her mission is to expand this ideology and vision to reach children internationally so that every child’s full potential is recognized and fostered into greatness.

Check out the Grow Your Hero program at https://quest.growyourhero.com/, Hero Intelligence at http://www.hero-intelligence.com/, and connect with Tammy on Facebook!

Apr 15, 2020

Carl Franklin, Host of .NET Rocks! - Let’s Solve The Universe #26 - 2019-08-31

Carl Franklin is Executive Vice President of App vNext, a software development firm focused on modern methodologies and technologies. Carl is a 20+ year veteran of the software industry, co-host and founder of .NET Rocks!, the first and most widely listened to podcast for .NET developers, a Microsoft MVP for Developer Technologies, and Senior Executive of Pwop Studios, a full-service audio and video production/post production studio located in Southeastern Connecticut.

Follow Carl on Twitter, @carlfranklin! If you're a .NET developer (or even if you're not!) check out Carl's Blazor DeskShow at https://blazordeskshow.com/.

Apr 3, 2020

The Power of Music with Alex Ven - Let’s Solve The Universe #25 - 2020-04-03

Why is music so powerful? How can it be socially transformative? Alex Ven is back to talk about the research he's done for his upcoming book.

Alex Ven is a musician, producer and DJ based in London, Ontario. Self-taught on drums, guitar and various programs such as Ableton, he loves to see how music brings people together. Alex is a Western graduate from Media, Information and Technoculture, where he studied media and its profound effects on society.

Show links:

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20140907-does-music-pre-date-modern-man

Apr 3, 2020

Mark Henshaw, Live from Wuhan, China - Let’s Solve The Universe #24 - 2020-04-03

Seventy days into lockdown in Wuhan, Mark Henshaw, Canadian ESL Teacher (and all-around epic human being) talks about the COVID-19 virus, what life has been like, and what we can expect going forward. That, plus how online learning is changing the world, and how we've come together as a species to make the best of a bad situation!

Mar 29, 2020

Let’s Solve The Universe 0023 - 2020-03-27 - Frances Hickmott

Frances Hickmott is a Self-Leadership keynote speaker, author and mentor and is the founder of the Global Self Leadership Summit. You can find her online at francesfound.com and on LinkedIn.

Mar 29, 2020

Let’s Solve The Universe 0022 - 2020-03-27 - Michael Doyle

Michael Doyle is a speaker, author and clarity coach. It is his divine mandate to empower others. He is deeply passionate about human potential, peak performance, and what really drives us in life. Michael positively impacts the trajectory of his clients lives by guiding them to new levels of clarity and flow.

Imagine going from feeling “stuck,” to achieving your goals while experiencing more “Flow,” in your life. If you are ready for your next level, let him help you unleash your full potential. He is fascinated with "Flow-state" and he exists to empower others.

Find Michael online at doyleitin.com, and the Grow Your Hero program at quest.growyourhero.com.

Mar 29, 2020

Let’s Solve The Universe 0021 - 2020-03-27 - Allison Graham

Allison's motto is "Just Get It Done!" Since 2006, she has helped professionals and business owners master daily resilience, get connected and find their easiest path to success. She's worked with Fortune 500 companies to start-up tech entrepreneurs as a speaker, coach, 4-time author and provider of online programs. You may have seen her featured by media outlets like Global News and Fast Company or heard her Resiliency Ninja podcast. Connect with her on LinkedIn or check out her books and online programs on at allisongraham.co.

Mar 27, 2020

Let’s Solve The Universe 0020 - 2020-03-27 - #COVID19 and Hotels

We're about to have a bed shortage in hospitals due to #COVID19. At the same time, we have huge vacancies in hotels, motels, and convention centres. We need all the hospital beds we can get for the most serious COVID19 cases. Could we temporarily convert hotels, motels, convention centres, and indoor sports arenas into temporary "hospital wings" for non-COVID/low-risk COVID cases?

Mar 27, 2020

Let’s Solve The Universe 0019 - 2020-03-26 - S

S is a co-founder of EXAR Studios a company that provides tools and inspiration for creatives and technical experts to build out their visions in virtual reality and augmented reality. S is an entrepreneur, artist, and engineer who is constantly looking for ways to push different artistic mediums ahead using technology. Find him on social media as @theguycalleds or s@exarstudios.com

Mar 27, 2020

Let’s Solve The Universe 0018 - 2020-03-27 - Greg Horton

Greg Horton is The Casual Athlete. He offers wellness services to people who find access to traditional fitness methods difficult. He is a local photographer, a husband, and a motivator. His motto, "fitness for the rest of us" encapsulates his mission and guides his approach to delivering fitness to the world.

Mar 27, 2020

Let’s Solve The Universe 0017 - 2020-03-26 - Wayne Hamilton

W.T. Hamilton is an author, mentor, coach and has just launched his new One Chapter book series. He is focused on helping people learn how to use the non-spiritual side of law of attraction to achieve success in business. He writes motivational books with his Mom and are often called the unlikely Duo. He is married with four kids, loves the gym, having fun, drinking beer and helping people.

Mar 15, 2020

Let’s Solve The Universe 0016 - 2020-03-20 - COVID-19 - The Case for UBI

Is Universal Basic Income the cure for our economic woes? Elias thinks so. He believes that COVID-19 is a dry-run for job displacement due to automation. What do you think?

Mar 13, 2020

Let’s Solve The Universe 0015 - 2020-03-13 - The Remote Work SoloCast!

In the face of COVID-19 you might have to work remote. What tech do you need? How much Internet speed? In this special episode Elias talks about what tech to use, how to set up your environment for peak performance, and how to avoid going stir-crazy!

Aug 25, 2019

Let’s Solve The Universe 0014 - 2019-08-24 - Ben Cowie, London Bicycle Cafe

Ben Cowie is a Geochemist, Earth historian and Velocapitalist (not to be confused with velociraptor). We got to talk about academia, the future of bike infrastructure, and way more. He's an awesome person. Check out more about the bike cafe at https://www.londonbicyclecafe.com/.

Feb 5, 2019

Let’s Solve The Universe 0013 - 2019-02-05 - Kevin Bulmer

Kevin Bulmer, the No Schedule Man, is a gentlemen whom I have a deep amount of respect for. He is the embodiment of the phoenix - rise from the ashes to realize a better version of oneself. It's only fitting that he took on the role of host of momondays London. We had an intense conversation about change - how we fear it, how we embrace it, and how it can help our entire species evolve. You rock, Kevin. Thank you for being on the podcast. Show notes at http://lstupodcast.com/13.

Jan 20, 2019

Let’s Solve The Universe 0012 - 2019-01-19 - Tara Geraghty-Ellis

Tara and I met back at momondays Guelph in 2018. She's an absolute marvel of a person, out to smash the barriers that stand in humanity's way. Her book, VisAble and Empowered, is her gift to the world. She's overcome some incredible obstacles, such as her high school when they shredded her university application. Her voice is one that advocates for all, especially those with disabilities. Our conversation ranged from the language of disabilities to self-advocacy, self-worth, and more. Plus we recorded it on her birthday! Thank you Tara for being part of this show. It was an honour.

Jan 12, 2019

Let’s Solve The Universe 0011 - 2019-01-12 - Mirage13

Artists are the best to talk with. They have such insightful, real takes on the world. They're able to transcend all sorts of boundaries. Mirage13 is no exception. Started by two sisters, "Brick" and "Pike," their sound evokes memories of the best alt-rock and punk of the 90's. If you were a child of that era (like I was) then you'll feel your hair stand on edge as you hear their renditions of Seven Nation Army and The Kids Aren't Alright. Then they'll show their deepest side with their single, Nameless. Go check them out! Oh, and the intro music this week? Their track, "Nice and Perfect."

Jan 5, 2019

Let’s Solve The Universe 0010 - 2019-01-05 - Joseph William Mackay Barker III

Joseph Barker is a retired professional swimmer with 6 Canadian records under his belt. These days his time is spent between clients in his practice as a specialized manual therapist, his vineyard and making music. His life is about innovation and passion, creating a better future now for the individuals in the community through his various projects. Oh, and his soothing voice is part of Daniel Kharlas’ VRcadia.

Dec 28, 2018

Let’s Solve The Universe 0009 - 2018-12-29 - Carrie Anne Stephenson

Any day a comedian is on the podcast you know it’s going to be a rockin’ good time. It was with Carrie. I expected our talk to center around comedy. We explored far beyond just that topic. From style to how to work a crowd, it turns out that having some comedy skills is essential for life. Oh, and we talked about Pokemon and toys from the 90’s. Thank you Carrie! Check out the full show notes at http://lstupodcast.com/9.

Dec 22, 2018

Let’s Solve The Universe 0008 - 2018-12-22 - Alex Ven

Alex Ven is a musician, producer and DJ based in London, Ontario. Self-taught on drums, guitar and various programs such as Ableton, he loves to see how music brings people together. Alex is a Western graduate from Media, Information and Technoculture, where he studied media and its profound effects on society.

In short, he's an epic human being.

We covered so much ground on this podcast. With Dance Dance Revolution as our start line, we explored personas, what it means to be a musician, how Kayne West is so damn successful... and honestly, way more than that. Alex is a fascinating individual, and unbelievably talented. Talented. Key word, folks. He assembles music live before your ears. That's talent. Go check him out.

Dec 15, 2018

Let’s Solve The Universe 0007 - 2018-12-15 - Cheron Kovacs, Your Canadian Sister

Cheron Kovacs is Your Canadian Sister, a mother, an author, and all-around beautiful person. She has been on a journey of self-discovery, describing it as, "the best trial of her life." She is a teacher of self-love. We talked about our own journeys, explored parallels, the idea of fate, standing alone, keeping an open mind, and how to navigate the many twists and turns life throws our way. Along the way, Cheron has overcome many trials, including separation from her husband. Finally, her journey from Zimbabwe to Canada... well, I won't give away too much. Go listen!

Dec 8, 2018

Let’s Solve The Universe 0006 - 2018-12-08 - Amanda Miknev

It's my first time interviewing a real-life fairy! I only thought they existed in, well, fairy-tales. Amanda Miknev is The Fairy Pod Mother, and she is making the world a better, more inclusive place.

Dec 1, 2018

Let’s Solve The Universe 0005 - 2018-12-01 - Ray Syd Stern (The Universe Featuring Ray)

Ray is such a unique person. Her style, music, and mind are all in perfect sync with each other. After over two hours of conversation, I feel like we've got more to cover. We got to talk all about mindfulness, music, and control over your own mind and your own life. Plus we got to talk about psychedelics and Elon Musk.  Finally, the idea of personas, Carl Jung, and the shadow-self got explored. This episode is full of thoughts, and that's the way I like it.

Nov 24, 2018

Let’s Solve The Universe 0004 - 2018-11-24 - Greg Horton

Greg Horton is The Casual Athlete. He offers wellness services to people who find access to traditional fitness methods difficult. He is a local photographer, a husband, and a motivator. His motto, "fitness for the rest of us" encapsulates his mission and guides his approach to delivering fitness to the world.

Nov 17, 2018

Let’s Solve The Universe 0003 - 2018-11-17 - Wayne Hamilton

W.T. Hamilton is an author, mentor, coach and has just launched his new One Chapter book series. He is focused on helping people learn how to use the non-spiritual side of law of attraction to achieve success in business. He writes motivational books with his Mom and are often called the unlikely Duo. He is married with four kids, loves the gym, having fun, drinking beer and helping people.

Nov 10, 2018

Let’s Solve The Universe 0002 - 2018-11-10 - Daniel Kharlas

Daniel Kharlas is the General Manager of VRcadia, the virtual reality gaming lounge set to advance the digital future. He's also a meditation expert, and delivers guided meditation every week at the London Mindfulness Community. Check out VRcadia at http://www.vrcadia.ca/.

Nov 3, 2018

Let’s Solve The Universe 0001 - 2018-11-03 - Leanne Mayer Hodges

Leanne Mayer Hodges is a singer-songwriter and employment councilor from London, Ontario. She just released her first EP, "Bittersweet Remedy," available on all major audio platforms, including iTunes.

Our conversation ranged from her musical journey to her first EP, to how the legalization of marijuana will impact the employment market in Canada.

Leanne Mayer Music - https://www.facebook.com/mayer.leanne

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