Since leaving a successful career in advertising, Susanne Biro has become a much sought-after leadership coach, having worked with the likes of top physicians at the Mayo Clinic, and top talent at organizations like New York Life and General Electric. However, despite a career rich in achievements, her recent invitation to spend a week on Necker Island -- the private home island of Sir Richard Branson -- where she took part in paradigm-busting conversations with two dozen of this planet's Change Makers and Rule Breakers, was undoubtedly her professional highlight. Together, over tea, we talk Brene Brown, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rosa Parks, and about Susanne's mission to "Tell the truth. Change the world." And of course we also talk veganism, and why she's so committed to promoting plant-based living. (She tells us what Sir Richard Branson's take is on the cow-environment connection too.)
After I pounced on her at a children's colouring contest, and convinced her to be a guest on Tea with a Titan, three-time Olympic snowboarder Mercedes Nicoll and I talk topics like the difference between a dream and a goal. The true definition of what it means to get up after a fall, Mercedes discusses what she's learned since a terrible snowboarding accident she suffered at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi -- a fall that left her suffering the debilitating effects of a concussion for nearly two years after. With 8 World Cup podium finishes, 5 National Championships, and 3 Olympic Games (Turin, Vancouver, and Sochi) under her belt, ironically in many ways this go-getter is actually just getting started. In a word, this woman is unstoppable.
Four-time Stanley Cup winner and Original Six NHL Hockey legend, Ab McDonald shares insights about what separates the good-from-the-great. (Turns out, it comes down to loving what you do, and working hard.) We talk happy memories playing with Gordie Howe, Rocket Richard, and Jean Belliveau. As well as life highlights like meeting Muhammad Ali, Bob Hope, Ed Sullivan -- and jamming in his basement with Burton Cummings. ("American Woman...!") And we do it, all over tea. (This NHL super star loves his Earl Grey.)
Former advertising Creative Director Danielle Krysa transformed her one-time debilitating jealousy for other artists into one of the world’s most revered art blogs, TheJealousCurator.com. Since then, she’s become a trusted voice in the realm of becoming creatively unblocked – speaking at companies like Pixar and appearing as a panellist on Oprah Winfrey Network TV. Today, she is a three-time author and host of the podcast Art for your Ear. Her latest book "Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk" launches in October 2016 at bookstores everywhere, and is also available on Audible.com.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Amber Fares, discusses her decision to depart her career in advertising and pursue unknown territory -- all with a camera strapped around her neck. After her eventual move to Palestine and a memorable encounter with the Middle East's first all-woman race car driving team, the genesis for her hit documentary Speed Sisters was in full fruition.
Writer/speaker/performer/philanthropist and seasoned interview-buff Mary-Jo Dionne welcomes you to the launch of her new podcast Tea with a Titan: Conversations Steeped in Greatness.