Offstage Winnipeg
Jamie McLennan - Behind the scenes at Manitoba Opera

Jamie McLennan - Behind the scenes at Manitoba Opera

November 21, 2019

Offstage Winnipeg’s second opera singer guest, Jamie McLennan, joins us today, in advance of his appearance as Little Bat in Manitoba Opera’s production of Susannah. This episode is a little different because I had the opportunity to interview Jamie in his dressing room just before the tech rehearsal on Wed, Nov. 20. In addition to learning more about him, his career and opera productions in general, we get a special visit from his makeup artist and some beautiful warm-ups in the background!

Susannah is playing on Nov. 23, 26 & 29 at Centennial Concert Hall. Get tickets at mbopera.ca.
Follow:
@manitobaopera
@jamiemclennan
@flipsideopera
@littleoperaco

Christina Thanisch-Smith - opera singing, her career path, and the joy singing can bring

Christina Thanisch-Smith - opera singing, her career path, and the joy singing can bring

November 5, 2019

This week, opera singer, Christina Thanisch-Smith joins me on the podcast to talk all things classical singing! She enlightens me on some of the science behind singing and her training, tells the story of the moment she knew she wanted to do this forever and how important singing can be for anyone and everyone. Plus, a special performance!

Christina is the featured performer in Vocal Ascent's Nov. 17 concert.

Follow @christinathanisch

Shaye Rautenbach - Losing her sister to suicide, She Wore Flowers in her Hair, Mental Health

Shaye Rautenbach - Losing her sister to suicide, She Wore Flowers in her Hair, Mental Health

October 10, 2019

Welcome back! I’m joined this week by Shaye Rautenbach, mental health advocate, creator of the She Wore Flowers in her Hair event and nursing student. Shay lost her sister to suicide 4 years ago and in addition to sharing amazing stories about the special person her sister was, she talks about the importance of mental health care, and removing the stigma.

Mentions:

Dialectival Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

@officialsheworeflowers

@shayewinter

Hannah Rose Pratt - Motivation, her mom’s story and working through grief

Hannah Rose Pratt - Motivation, her mom’s story and working through grief

June 26, 2019

On this episode of Offstage Winnipeg, the incredibly accomplished Hannah Rose Pratt joins me to talk about her mental health and self-care, dealing with grief after the loss of her mom and how she prioritizes her long to-do list. A communications manager, creator of the Break the Silence on Violence Against Women campaign, spin motivator, founder of the Winnipeg Dress Collective while also working on a masters degree, we learn what motivates her to keep learning, creating and helping people.

Mentions:
The Grief Diaries, Break the Silence campaign, @bestcaredrycleaners, Girl’s Gotta Eat, Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, @hannahrosepratt, @hannahrosespin, @pinkyinablanket

Rachelle Taylor - Prairie Yogi, journey through infertility and slowing down

Rachelle Taylor - Prairie Yogi, journey through infertility and slowing down

June 4, 2019

Founder of the Prairie Yogi community, Rachelle Taylor joins me on this week’s episode of the podcast. We talk about Rachelle’s struggles with infertility, how she’s made the decision to slow down and create space to reflect and how understanding her enneagram personality type has made her a better business person, partner and mom. On top of the running festivals and events, she’s mom to a 10-month-old, she teaches at Yoga Public and digital marketing at the University of Winnipeg.

Mentions:
Rachelleltaylor
rachelletaylor.ca
theaceclass_
yogapublic.com
vanesshenry
allymaz
enneagramandcoffee
Enneagram test
Discovering The Enneagram: An Ancient Tool a New Spiritual Journey

Brooke Van Ryssel - My Body, inclusive fitness and rejecting diet culture

Brooke Van Ryssel - My Body, inclusive fitness and rejecting diet culture

May 23, 2019

This week, Brooke Van Ryssel, founder and owner of My Body Fitness & Nutrition joins me this week to talk body positivity and inclusivity. She talks about the toxicity of diet culture, and how size is not an accurate indicator of health. Things even get a little personal on this episode!

Mentions:
@mybodywpg
@strategiccharmboutique
Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon

Charmaine Jennings - creating what needs to exist, diversity in business and body positivity

Charmaine Jennings - creating what needs to exist, diversity in business and body positivity

May 14, 2019

Entrepreneur and boss lady, Charmaine Jennings joins me on today's podcast to talk about diving in and starting her business, @strategiccharmboutique and creating the networking group she always wanted to see, @hustleandcharmcommunity. She talks about getting over the roadblocks, and doing what she always knew she wanted with her career.

Mentions:
@hustleandcharmcommunity
@strategiccharmboutique
@charmainej
@johannaseier
@mybodywpg
@iamnatalie
@nakedskincareapothecary

Margaux Kitsch - whatMwore, proving the skeptics wrong and showing Winnipeg what it needed

Margaux Kitsch - whatMwore, proving the skeptics wrong and showing Winnipeg what it needed

May 6, 2019

Winnipeg’s style icon, Margaux Kitsch from whatMwore joins me on today’s episode of Offstage Winnipeg. We chat about how she saw the potential for her business, even when people doubted her, how her Indigenous heritage and love for Mother Earth has influenced her career, and the power of social media. Also, she’s so cool that she uses the word “fire” as an adjective.

Follow Margaux at @whatMwore and learn more about her: www.whatmwore.com.

Mentions:
@clairissacruz / @barebodysugaring
@johanna.seier
@browsbyg
@coutukitsch
@campbrandgoods

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May 6, 2019

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