Roya picked up a part-time job as a receptionist at an auto body shop to help support herself while she was in school, but it wasn’t long until she realized that she was already where she wanted to be.
Ashleigh Ball is a singer, songwriter, musician and voice artist. She’s the frontwoman for indie pop band Hey Ocean!, she recently put out her own solo album, and she has a completely different career working on animated series like “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”.
As Director of Talent at an auto dealership, Karen helps others create their own story.
No one else touches the guitars made by Yusuke Kawakami—he makes them all on his own by hand. It takes three to six months to complete a custom guitar, but you’ll need to get in line—there’s a four year wait list.
Three friends started Embrace Orthopaedics to revolutionize knee braces.
Former Olympian Julia Dexter created Squiggle Park, an app that teaches kids to read five times faster than any other online program.
Growing up in poverty was tough, but it made Judy Lynn Archer tougher. She found a way out of poverty through work in the trades. As the founding CEO of Women Building Futures, she now helps other women work their way to better lives.
Girlboss, Nicole Smith believes that memories are the best travel souvenir and she wants your vacation to be picture perfect. Her company, Flytographer, matches travelers with experienced photographers from all over the world to capture
Paul Natrall is the head chef and owner of Mr. Bannock, a food truck serving up an Indigenous fusion menu. He uses traditional Squamish Nation ingredients like juniper berries and smoked wild salmon in his offerings.
Valerie Song is an eco-entrepreneur who’s passionate about providing people the ability to grow healthy, pesticide-free food. Her goal is to help a million families sprout real food at home. Valerie tells us all about her invention, Ava.
As a General Foreman, Rob Michelin is the guy in charge on a job site. He brings specialist knowledge and 30 years of experience in construction and focuses on overall management of his trade on large-scale projects.
Ben Nemtin from MTV’s The Buried Life, filmmaker and best-selling author dropped by the True Calling studio to talk to us about the newest item on his personal bucket list.
Gingerbread Mompreneur: How a Family Tradition Became a Thriving Business for This Baker and Mother of Five
Gingerbread Mompreneur: How a Family Tradition Became a Thriving Business for This Baker and Mother of Five Kat Murray is a busy mother of five with a wildly successful boutique home bakery business. She does it all: cookies, cupcakes, wedding cakes—but her specialty...
Jackie Kai Ellis’ life was perfect on paper, but she was miserable. When she left her old life to study pastry in Paris and open a bakery in Vancouver, she found her true, authentic self.
Manjit Minhas from CBC’s Dragon’s Den dropped by the True Calling studio to talk to us about satisfaction, how to succeed as an entrepreneur and how to never work a day in your life.
Manjit Minhas is a Dragon on CBC’s Dragon’s Den, and the CEO and co-founder of Minhas Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries. The entrepreneur and mother of two came to visit the True Calling studio on a recent trip to Vancouver for a round of 24 Questions, and told us about her hidden talents, what she’s least proud of, and the book that helped her business to succeed.
When we asked Jackie Kai Ellis what she does for a living, she was stumped: “That’s like, the hardest question! I do a lot of things!”
Praveen K. Sandhu’s life was threatened by someone close to her, and it was a threat meant to last a lifetime. Instead of letting it break her, Praveen used that experience as motivation to achieve her dreams.
Ashley Ward is the co-founder of Maple Organics, an organic skin care company that she runs with business partner Rosy Atwal.
When you’re keeping the lights on for an entire province, it can be pretty satisfying work.
As a top tier marketing executive, being successful in the business world was everything Rosy Atwal had dreamed; but when Rosy became a mother, the delicate see-saw of how to balance the two began.
Kylik Kisoun Cultural Guide Entrepreneur. Cultural ambassador. Guide. Canadian. There are many words that Kylik Kisoun Taylor now identifies with, but none came easily at first. It took returning to the North, and becoming re-rooted in his culture to get where he is...
Adrian Duke Entrepreneur Adrian Duke took the big jump, sold his truck and left his well-paying job on the oil rigs in Alberta, BC to realize his dream of creating his own business. Now he's running two companies in water slides and escape rooms, and both are leading...
Tonia Marshall Program Coordinator Tonia Marshall helps Indigenous students become shipbuilders in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Pathways to Shipbuilding is a partnership between the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, Irving Shipbuilding Inc., Nova Scotia Community College, GE...
Catherine Ruby Chartered Professional Accountant I work at a school, but I'm not a teacher, nor a student counsellor. What am I? MORE stories
Trevor Bird of Fable He made a name for himself competing on Top Chef Canada and is now the successful chef and owner of Vancouver based Fable Kitchen and Fable Diner. But for Trevor Bird, starting off his career hasn’t been without personal challenges. MORE stories...
Eric Termuende Entrepeneur “..without having to worry about the approval of others was something I could ultimately fuel the rest of my life with.” Eric Termuende is an entrepreneur and public speaker, specializing on the topic of work place happiness. MORE stories...
Cheryl Yue Chartered Professional Accountant at Lululemon As a Chartered Professional Accountant at Lululemon, Cheryl Yue shows that with a CPA designation, you can work just about anywhere you want. MORE stories...
Bill Hallett of Vancouver Foundation Studying Accounting may not sound like the most exciting pursuit... And yet, Bill’s life has been anything but boring. This is the story of a man who followed his natural math talents only to find they would lead him down some...
Head Honcho Donna Wadsworth Donna proves that having passion, stamina, and a good mentor can help you find your true calling later in life. MORE stories
Jessica Schultz Marine Ecologist When you don’t know where you’re going or what you’re doing, just keep swimming — that’s Jessica Schultz’s philosophy. She’s a marine ecologist for the Vancouver Aquarium and spends a lot of her time studying marine animals and...
Victor Straatman of Meatme.Co Victor Straatman isn't a meat specialist. He's just a guy who wanted to buy his meat from a sustainable source without going through a huge hassle. And that is, sometimes, all that's needed for a vision to be born. MORE stories...
Ian MacKinnon of Later Media How do you know if tossing stability, reliable income and benefits out the window to start your own risky venture is the right path for you? Well, the first sign is you can’t get it off your mind. Take our friend Ian MacKinnon here: he...
Tyson Pylypiw of Encana Meet Tyson, Team Lead of Road & Lease Construction at Encana, one of Canada’s top energy producers of oil and natural gas. Tyson gets a thrill out of seeing a project through from design and planning to final construction so that natural...
Kevin Howlett of Air Canada Meet Kevin Howlett, Senior Vice President of Regional Markets for Air Canada. As a part of Air Canada’s executive team Kevin overseas Air Canada’s entire Western Region operations. Kevin’s as active with his employee teams as he is with a...
Welder Blake Crome Meet Blake Crome, an Apprentice Welder at Seaspan, an association of Canadian companies involved in coastal and deep sea transportation, bunkering, ship repair, and shipbuilding. MORE stories
Coast Pilot Neil Crysler Meet Neil Crysler, a Licenced ship Pilot with the BC Coast Pilots, a company consisting of approximately 105 licensed marine pilots who work with the Pacific Pilotage Authority to keep the British Columbia Coast line safe and healthy. Neil...
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