Radical Business Intensive Participants 2018
Tad Hargrave – Your host and facilitator:
Tad is a hippy who developed a knack for marketing (and then learned how to be a hippy again.) For almost a decade, he has been touring his marketing workshops around Canada, bringing refreshing and unorthodox ideas to conscious entrepreneurs and green businesses that help them grow their organizations and businesses (without selling their souls).
He does improv comedy semi-professionally, co-runs Edmonton’s progressive community building network TheLocalGood.ca, founded treetcarshows.com, indigodrinks.ca, socialyogiyeg.com, and the Jams program of yesworld.org. He speaks Scottish Gaelic and helps to run novascotiagaelsjam.com and is also a huge Doctor Who nerd.
Tad currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta (traditionally known, in the local indigenous language of the Cree, as Amiskwaciy (Beaver Hill) and later Amiskwaciwaskihegan (Beaver Hill House) and his ancestors come primarily from Scotland with some from the Ukraine as well. He is drawn to conversations around politics, history, ancestry, healing and how those all intersect.
You can learn more about Tad and his work at marketingforhippies.com and nichingspiral.com
Crystal Bonnet is a Certified Raw Food Chef and Raw Food Nutritionist. Her passion is helping others transition to a healthy lifestyle and introducing living plant-based food into their diet. She started her health journey 5 years ago with a raw food detox and found a passion she never knew existed. Having completed many raw food chef and nutrition courses, she now dedicates her time to her blog, YouTube channel and teaching workshops in the city.
Crystal is currently working on expanding her business to introduce more services.
Genevieve Boyer is a registered acupuncturist in Edmonton who also practices Upledger Craniosacral Therapy and prescribes Chinese herbal medicine. Her practice is informed by classical Chinese medical theories, Chinese and Japanese approaches to acupuncture, and a solid understanding of western physiology and anatomy. Her treatments may include acupuncture, herbal medicine, craniosacral therapy and Reiki, as appropriate and within the comfort level of the patient. She also offers diet and lifestyle advice to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of the treatments when appropriate.
In addition to her work in effective and safe pain management, Genevieve enjoys helping families to conceive, supporting women through pregnancy, and working with children to give them a strong foundation for a lifetime of health. She has extensive training in fertility enhancement and was the first acupuncturist in Edmonton to become a board-certified Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. She also has specialized training for working with pregnant women and children in both acupuncture and craniosacral therapy, and in needle free techniques for children.
Melanie Christner’s passion is helping families navigate digestive therapy in a way that is understandable and well-supported, so they have the health to do what they’re on about in the world. Having four children of her own, she loves working with children and families, and she endeavours to pair her desire to nourish with practicality for clients.
Melanie works one-to-one intensively with clients, as well as leading families through her online GAPS Class.
Melanie is a Certified Nutritional Therapy & GAPS Practitioner in Vermont. For fun you can find her creating in her kitchen, Nordic skiing, or swimming in the Green Mountain ponds & rivers with her family.
Trista Davis was born into and raised by a family of entrepreneurs. Seeing what being in business was like from a young age Trista started her first brick and mortar business at the age of 16. She went to school on the weekends and with a $1000 loan from her uncle she opened a small nail salon in there little town of Morinville. It wasn’t long before Trista figured out that doing nails was not for her however, business was. After a few years of various jobs, direct sales, a ton of training, formal schooling, and even some network marketing, Trista figured out that it had to be something that was all her own. In 2009 she opened a weight loss clinic and since then her business has always been growing and evolving in to what it is today. Today Trista owns a weight loss clinic, a niche Yoga studio and a retreat company. Trista feels very fortunate to have the ability to live her passion everyday, through helping people to uncover more of who they are. Trista has many retreats coming up locally and in Mexico and continues to manage the day to day operations of the studio as well as see clients, Trista currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Born in Quebec, lived in Alberta for over 35 years.
Mother of 4, grandmother of 6.
I love life and the people around me. I am blessed with good health and great energy.
Cyndal Johnston: After discovering hemp oil in 2015, Cyndal became passionate about sharing the near endless benefits and uses of the hemp plant with the world. As a tree-hugger and health freak, she loves to offer nature as the solution for healing ourselves and our planet. With a mission to help as many people as she can, she has created a social enterprise where she collaborates unique products made by small family businesses. She loves to create enjoyable recipes, helping families eat balanced, nutritious meals.
Jesse Selkirk: Sleepwreck is the sound of cyborgs dancing around a ritual bonfire. As primal as it is forward reaching, as organic as it is technological, this Music is electronic and it is alive. Not lending itself to simple genre classification, Sleepwreck’s sound ranges from lush atmospheric textures, to hard hitting syncopated grooves, from heavy melodic basslines to otherworldly vocal melodies. In the studio he crafts shoe-gazing, emotional downtempo one minute and whomping tribal dance music the next. When taking to the stage he dons a face-painted alter-ego and highlights real-world instruments and voice against his phat, clean production. No matter where you hear him, at home on your headphones or putting your nearest PA system through it’s paces, Sleepwreck’s honesty, passion, and enthusiasm are intense and infectious. Having performed at festivals large and small around Western Canada alongside artists such as Phutureprimitive and Eskmo, and with his newest offering “Hypersigil Megaprayer” set to drop in spring of 2018, Sleepwreck has established himself as one of the most exciting up and coming artists in the lauded Western Canadian electronic scene.
Steven Wiig: Prairie-born, world-lived. I found Permaculture in 2011, it has been my guide ever since. Now, after 10 years away and back in a land devoid of much sustainable anything, I am attempting to popularize sustainable design and techniques in the landscaping industry and make it so functional, productive, and beautiful that it naturally becomes the new normal! Then move onto acreages and farms, help transform the monocrop prairies back into functional and productive spaces with vibrant rural communities. That is all 🙂
Sheena Witter: Wisdom and Compassion are who I am on a Soul level and the energy I try to bring to the world. Over the years this has taken many forms – teacher of creativity, mentor for at-risk youth, non-profit manager, entrepreneur, business development consultant, Mastermind facilitator. The isolation I experienced being both an Empath and an Entrepreneur had me searching for connection, community, meaning. I found this in soul work.
In my heart, I’m an alchemist. I love meeting people where they are at and helping them discover possibilities they never dreamed of. Introducing someone to who they are on soul level is one of my greatest joys. Seeing the pieces fall into place, seeing the shifts that occur when people become aligned with who they are on a soul level is magical.