Season 2

Leigh Ann Betts | Inspirational Leader and Soulful Entrepreneur

Leigh Ann Betts

Leigh Ann Betts is an Inspirational Leader and Soulful Entrepreneur with a mission to change the world through feminine leadership and entrepreneurship. Leigh Ann is also the Canmore Branch Director for Happy Healthy Women. Here, she leads a group of entrepreneurial women based on the philosophy that Happiness + Health = Success + Wealth.

  • 2:07 – Leigh Ann Betts talks about how her career progressed. She tells the story on how she landed into a mission to help, inspire and transform women’s’ lives.
  • 4:20 – Leigh Ann goes into more detail, how she established her vision and to help people. Leigh Ann explains her curiosity and passion in the field as well as a desire to influence others for inspirational change.
  • 7:44 – Jason and Leigh Ann discuss further on breaking up barriers in being focused on passion and interests. Leigh Ann comments that it’s all about trusting ourselves and finding evidence on what we believe. You create the life you love by making over your mindset.
  • 10:50 – Leigh Ann talks about her core programs “Declutter Your Life 30 Day Challenge” and “Design Your Life 90 Day Coaching Program” mentioning it’s vital to slow down and focus on physical, mental and spiritual components of oneself.
  • 14:30 – Break to talk about our sponsor, the E=MC2 CoWork space in Canmore. Check us out with a free space for your first day, attend a Wednesday LunchBox lecture, or visit us for the wind-down Fridays.
  • 17:00 – Leigh Ann talks further on education and self-discovering everybody’s potential to create the life of desire and the need to go where you want to go. Leigh Ann points out that the right tools are key for us to make a change.
  • 20:11 – Jason steps into the methods and ways in which people can experience all the good practices Leigh Ann has to offer. Leigh Ann introduces Happy Healthy Women Canmore Branch which embraces the community rooted in happiness, health and success.
    23:04 – Leigh Ann discusses her reasons for choosing Canmore to join and develop community here.
  • 25:33 – Leigh Ann covers her outdoor pursuits and her desire to try new things. We also talk about how living in Canmore has an advantage – we have a variety of meet-up groups and different activities that are specific to our region.
  • 27:47 – Jason asks Leigh Ann about her goals for 2019 and upcoming initiatives.
  • 28:50 – Ways to connect with Leigh Ann. Make sure you go into to receive a free gift!

In this Episode

  • Feng Shui
  • Life Coaching
  • Business
  • Feminine Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Happy Healthy Women
  • Happiness Health and Success
Season 2

Cindy Zechel | Wildwood Physiotherapy

Cindy Zechel

After having travelled many places across Canada and the great north, Cindy and her family settled in Canmore. Cindy is the sole proprietor of Wildwood Physiotherapy and an expert in her practice of both Western and Eastern approaches to her practice. Cindy’s goal as a Physiotherapist is to maximize the function of the body while educating the community.

  • 1:35 – Introduction of Cindy. Cindy tells the story on making the final decision of moving into Canmore and establishing a business there.
  • 6:21 – Jason inquiries Cindy about other reasons for moving into Bow Alley. Cindy admits that Canmore was a place they loved from the very beginning and decided it is going to be the right and final move.
  • 10:12 – Jason asks Cindy about her career and professional background. Cindy’s goal as a Physiotherapist is to maximize the function of the body.
  • 13:38 – Cindy talks about a proactive approach to body health, giving reasons why prevention is better than curation. Cindy continues on her mission in educating the community in the field. She is really passioned and in love with the job!
  • 14:32 – Break to talk about our sponsor, the E=MC2 CoWork space in Canmore. Check us out with a free space for your first day, attend a Wednesday LunchBox lecture, or visit us for wind down Fridays.
  • 17:00 – Cindy lists advantages on working on her own such as flexibility and ability to spend more time with each client. It’s very important that the client receives good value for the money and time they have spent on treatments.
  • 19:13 – Cindy leads us through different approaches to Physiotherapy adding that blending therapies is what defines her treatments.
  • 23:02 – Jason asks Cindy about advice on reaching her services and reasons upon choosing the right treatments she offers.
  • 26:50 – Jason and Cindy talk about modality and machine-treatments in Physiotherapy.
  • 27:38 – Jason describes his experience with physiotherapy after suffering a sports injury.
  • 28:50 – Cindy shares the joy of having work-life balance in Canmore and mentions all favourite outdoor activities for her and her family.
  • 32:15 – Best ways to reach Cindy: Wildwood Physiotherapy website, e-mail: or phone/text: 403-493-0406.

In this Episode

  • Physiotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Western medicine
  • Eastern medicine
  • Proactive approach
  • Physiotherapy education
  • Healthcare
  • Home practice
  • Modalities in therapy


  • E=MC2 – Coworking Space in Canmore
  • Wildwood Physiotherapy
Season 2

Chris Picek | Chef

Chef Picek

Chris Picek is the head chef at Tapas, a Spanish restaurant in Canmore. Chris talks about how he gave up on the culinary scene for a short time but then rekindled his love for cooking when joining James and Wendy at Tapas, a leading restaurant in the Bow Valley. His view on the restaurant industry and food is both refreshing and real.

  • 0:19 – Introduction of Chris Picek, a who is passionate simply by feeding people with a good food being Head Chef & Executive for ‘Tapas’ in Canmore.
  • 1:15 – Jason asks Chris about his history and background. Chris was born in Northern Canada but decided to leave home base and travel Europe when finally came back to Calgary to settle up.
  • 5:12 – Jason and Chris talk further on the job, commuting aspects, lifestyle decisions and distanced relationship. Chris admits that living in a different city than his partner is a sacrifice, believing that sometimes you have to take a long way around to get to where you are going.
  • 9:04 – Jason asks about Chris’ reasons behind coming to Canmore. Chris shares his story on following the desire to find the right fit and the opportunity at ‘Tapas’.
  • 10:38 – Jason inquiries about the restaurant, asking Chris about major factors that pulled Chris to make the change. Chris appreciated the honesty and natural-sense of the owners and the restaurant itself.
  • 15:17 – Chris gives us more details on the food business in Canmore, philosophy and challenges in being in cooking in the region. Chef Picek appreciates the total freedom on the menu and the food. The key is using the best ingredients and sourcing great materials from known places.
  • 19:25 – Break to talk about our sponsor, the E=MC2 CoWork space in Canmore. Check us out with a free space for your first day, attend a Wednesday LunchBox lecture, or visit us for wind down Fridays.
  • 22:05 – Jason and Chris talk on why a good food place has a positive impact on building community touching on the local ingredients import economy.
  • 26:08 – Jason asks Chris on the business cooking areas he is looking to explore and further testing plans on the menu.
  • 28:27 – Jason puts a question to Chris about his break on the career path and coming back. Chris comments that he realized it’s more than just a job, it’s a vocation and this was calling him more than anything else.
  • 31:09 – Chris talks through his time off work and ways of spending it, most often with dogs in the parks!
  • 33:16 – Jason asks Chris about what is this big thing about cooking for him. It is training, mentorship and leadership while treating people as they should be treated.

In this Episode

  • Culinary arts
  • Cooking
  • Chefs
  • Restaurant industry
  • Testing food
  • Growing / Buying local
  • Training and mentorship
Season 2

Melissa Mauriello | Pharmacist

Melissa Mauriello is a pharmacist and travel clinic specialist who is passionated about helping the community. Melissa has always known where her career path should go and after studying pharmacy in Australia she came back to Canada to work for a newly opened pharmacy in Canmore. Melissa talks about taking a proactive approach to health through education and of course her love for the Canmore community.

Be Sure to Listen if You are Interested in:

  • Pharmacy
  • Community
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Helping people
  • Travel Clinic
  • Needle Exchange Program

Show Notes

  • 0:17 – Introduction of Melissa Murillo and her background. Melissa is a pharmacist in Canmore, passionate about community and being a resource to educate and help.
  • 1:47 – Melissa continues on her story mentioning she always wanted to be a pharmacist. After finishing a degree in Australia she came back to Canada together with Mario, her husband, to work for a newly opened pharmacy in Canmore.
  • 4:50 – Melissa details on what living in Canmore looks like for them; having roommates keeps them sociable and happy.
  • 7:57 – Jason asks Melissa about the job opportunity that came up at Mint Health+Drugs Canmore.
  • 9:56 – Jason brings up Melissa’s ongoing desire to be a pharmacist. Melissa dives into her passion to help others by getting to know them better and helping with any ongoing health issues.
  • 11:38 – Break to talk about our sponsor, the E=MC2 CoWork space in Canmore. Check us out with a free space for your first day, attend a Wednesday LunchBox lecture, or visit us for wind down Fridays.
  • 14:05 – Jason asks Melissa about the work in pharmacy, its mission and values, and current healthcare projects. Melissa touches on a different approach she is taking and even tackling controversial topics people might want to talk through and get some help with. Melissa elaborates on the Needle Exchange Program which she currently develops.
  • 18:57 – Melissa walks us through her future career plans and opportunities to improve health in the community; international travelling is key when it comes to advising on healthcare.
  • 21:18 – Jason and Melissa discuss on the outdoors also summer and winter hobbies.
  • 26:00 – Connect with the Pharmacy on Facebook and Twitter @mintcanmore

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