Sharks, Surfing and Healthy Living
August 18, 2015
Hosted by Shannon Skinner
Host Shannon Skinner speaks with the Queen of Surfing, Veronica Grey, about her environmental documentary "The Worst Shark Attack Ever," which is introduced by Leonardo DiCaprio and includes The Cure, her innovative shark repellent gear, and her book 'Healthy, Wealthy and Wise" on healthy living. In the second half, Shannon interviews registered dietician, Orange-county based Jessa Nowak about the proven secrets to weight loss.
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Hosted by Shannon Skinner, SHANNON SKINNER LIVE is a weekly lifestyle show that uncovers the stories and solutions to living an extraordinary life and making this world a better place. Each week features experts, change-makers and visionaries from around the world. We talk about subjects you won’t hear anywhere else! Shannon’s gift is unlocking hearts and opening minds, which she has become known for as host of her own popular television show and online platform, ExtraordinaryWomenTV.com, the ultimate online life-guidance resource for women. When you live your best life, you are changing the world.
Shannon Skinner is an award-winning television and radio host, inspirational speaker and author. She is the creator and host of the television series and online platform, Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner, the ultimate online life-guidance resource for women. She has interviewed hundreds of influencers, experts and celebrities. Some notable guests include actress Mariel Hemingway, TV personality and entrepreneur Debbie Travis, and singer-songwriter Jully Black.
Shannon is the author of The Whispering Heart: Your Inner Guide to Creativity, a how-to book on unleashing creativity and living an extraordinary life. As a writer, she contributes to several publications including The Huffington Post.
She is the recipient of the University of Saskatchewan, College of Arts and Science’s Alumni of Influence Award 2014. Shannon studied creative writing at the University of Oxford and film studies at Ryerson University, and received her B.A. at the University of Saskatchewan. She is based in Toronto, Canada.
Vikas Abbott is the managing director, Vasco Travel, the industry leaders in in-bound travel to India, based in Delhi. A family-run business, Vasco Travel has a long association with the tourism industry. The family had a hotel "Abbott Hotel" before partition - the area which is now in Pakistan. Vasco Travel, as part of its Responsible Tourism Practices Initiative, is a corporate supporter to 'Grow-trees', whereby it plants five trees for each of its guest. It is also associated with SOS Children's Villages of India, working for the cause of orphaned children and disadvantaged families in India. [www.VascoTravel.net] Guest Vikas Abbott
Dr. Joan Borysenko
Dr. Joan Borysenko is a pioneer in integrative medicine and world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection. Her work has been foundational in a global health-care revolution that recognizes the role of meaning, and spirituality, as a part of health and healing. Harvard Medical School educated, Dr. Borysenko is the author of the New York Times best-seller, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind. She is also the author or co-author of 13 other books, including her latest book, The Plant Plus Diet Solution. She is the Founding Partner of Mind/Body Health Sciences, located in Boulder, Colorado, and the Director of The Claritas Institute Interspiritual Mentor Training Program. She lives in New Mexico. Guest Dr. Joan Borysenko
Monika Burwise, is the co-founder of Global Awakening Institute, author, and world-leading expert in the fields of psycho-dynamics, personal empowerment and spiritual evolution. She is the author of "Knock Knock, Who is There?: In Search of the Holy Grail." She is based in Toronto. Guest Monika Burwise
Dr. Amelia Case
Dr. Amelia Case is the owner/founder of the Universal Health Institute; an entrepreneur; alternative health care expert and physician; health and life strategist; make-mine-a-million winner; certified breakthrough experience teacher; Demartini Method facilitator and expert; author of Princesses With a Twist. She is based in Chicago. [http://princesseswithatwist.com/} Guest Dr. Amelia Case
Dr. John Demartini
Dr. John Demartini is a world-renowned specialist in human behavior, a researcher, author and global educator. He has studied more than 29,000 books from a wide-range of disciplines and has synthesized the wisdom of the ages. He speaks and teaches all over the world, and has shared the stage with Sir Richard Branson, Deepak Chopra and Donald Trump. Dr. Demartini is the author of over 40 books including the acclaimed ‘The Breakthrough Experience®’, which has been translated into over 29 languages. He travels 360 days of the year. [https://drdemartini.com/] Guest Dr. John Demartini
Tylaine Duggan is the award-winning founder of Youth Day Global, a festivals initiative that started in Toronto to empower youth, and celebrate their creative and artistic talents. A successful entrepreneur, Duggan has lived all over the world, speaks 6 languages and has 6 children. She's based in Toronto. [http://www.yd-toronto.com/] Guest Tylaine Duggan
Elaine Froese is an award-winning author, speaker and coach who specializes in helping farm families work through issues surrounding business and communication. She is the author of "Planting the Seed of Hope: a Celebration of Prairie Life," "Do the Tough Things Right" and her latest book, "Farming's In-Law Factor." She is also a regular contributor to a number of media outlets. Elaine currently farms with her family in southwestern Manitoba. http://www.elainefroese.com/ Guest Elaine Froese
Cynthia Horvath Garbutt
Cynthia Horvath Garbutt is an attorney and the founding executive director for the Global Health Initiative (GHI) at Chicago Lake Shore Medical Associates, and serves as the fund’s director for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Since 2008, she has worked with GHI founding president Dr. Robert J. Havey and the physicians at Chicago Lake Shore Medical Associates, a regional medical practice of Northwestern Medical Group, to fund over 650 medical students and residents for month long rotations to low resource areas around the world. She is based in Chicago. Guest Cynthia Horvath Garbutt
Caroline Granger, president/CEO of the Grange of Prince Edward County Vineyard and Estate Winery, located approximately 2 1/2 hours east of Toronto. Caroline also comes from a farm family and lead her family's farming business into a successful new enterprise which includes her daughter, Maggie, as a business partner. http://www.grangeofprinceedward.com/ Guest Caroline Granger
Veronica Grey is an environmental activist, filmmaker, surfer and director of the award-winning environmental documentary "Worst Shark Attack Ever" starring Leonardo DiCaprio and The Cure. She is the world's most televised surfer known as The Queen of Surfing. She was recently mentioned in Forbes magazine for her shark repellent innovations and is currently traveling around the world documenting the Top 10 Surf Hotels. Guest Veronica Grey
Cathy Hackl is an Emmy-nominated broadcast journalist turned public relations professional and social media strategist. Cathy is helping brands from across the globe with their Periscope strategy through her consulting business, Socially Streaming. She is the PR director for Periscope Community Summit/ New York Scope Week, the first user-generated conference for and by Periscope users. Cathy teaches Social Media Management at IE Business School, one of Europe’s top business schools. She has spoken in the U.S. and internationally on communications and social media. Cathy will also start teaching as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Florida College of Journalism & Communications in 2016. She has more than 10 years of combined experience in PR, social media & communications and working in national and local media including outlets such as CNN, FOX5, Discovery Channel and ABC News. She is based in Gainesville, Florida. Guest Cathy Hackl
Dr. Carolyn Harris
Carolyn Harris is a royal historian and author of "Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada." She received her PhD in European history at Queen's University and teaches at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. She often provides historical and royal commentary for print, TV and radio. Guest Dr. Carolyn Harris
Jenise Lee is the Founder and CEO of CertClean – Canada’s only certification for safer beauty and personal care products. The certification allows shoppers to instantly recognize beauty products with safer and healthier formulations – products free from potentially harmful ingredients. Jenise has a Chemical Engineering degree (University of Waterloo), and a MBA (Schulich School of Business). Out of over 450 MBA students, Jenise was awarded the Graduate Business Council Charity Award for having exemplified outstanding contributions to charitable causes. Jenise previously worked for an environmental engineering firm where she led a wide variety of projects related to environmental site assessments, environmental impact studies and leading edge renewable energy projects. Jenise now uses her analytical and strategic thinking skills to position environmentally conscious businesses for growth. She has lived in China, Italy and Canada, and is now based in Toronto. Guest Jenise Lee
Rona Maynard taps the power of stories to open minds and build communities. As Editor at Chatelaine during the biggest re-branding in its history, Rona led the team that attracted a new generation of readers. Her truth-telling editorials were carried in wallets and taped to fridge doors. One of the first prominent Canadians to go public with a history of depression, Rona shares her story at podiums nationwide, proving that mental illness is no barrier to success. She is the author of a memoir, "My Mother’s Daughter," that Alice Munro has called “wonderfully honest and enthralling,” and the leader of a memoir workshop for first-time writers. By popular demand, she now offers a companion workshop on brand building through storytelling. [http://ronamaynard.com/] Guest Rona Maynard
Reeti Mishra is a motivational speaker, educator, writer, poet and president of the Consular Spouses Association in Toronto. She is actively involved in various community services as a member of diplomatic and consular organization in many countries. She is passionate about yoga and spirituality, speaks 5 languages, and has traveled and lived in Peru, Italy, Nepal, US, Afghanistan, Tanzania and Canada – where she is based. Guest Reeti Mishra
Dr. Samita Nandy
Dr. Samita Nandy is the Director of the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) and writes as a cultural critic on fame. She has been featured in many media outlets including CBC TV and the Globe and Mail. Her work has been published in books "The Performance of Celebrity" and "The Emotions Industry." Her forthcoming book "Fame in Hollywood North: A Theoretical Guide to Celebrity Cultures in Canada" will be published in 2015. Samita earned her PhD in media and celebrity culture from the Department of Media and Information at Curtin University, Australia. She is based in Toronto. Guest Dr. Samita Nandy
Marina Nemat was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. After the Islamic revolution of 1979, she was arrested at the age of sixteen and spent more than two years in Evin, a political prison in Tehran, where she was tortured and came close to execution. In 1991, she moved to Canada, where she now resides. Her memoir of her life in Iran, "Prisoner of Tehran," has been published in 28 countries, and is an international bestseller. Her memoir has also been adapted for the stage. Her second book, "Life After Terhan: a Life Reclaimed," was published in 2010. She has received numerous awards including the human dignity award from the European parliament, and is an advisor to a number of human rights organizations, including the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, and Pen Canada, among others. She is a regular contributor to news outlets, and speaks all over the world. [http://www.marinanemat.com/] Guest Marina Nemat
Jessa Nowak is a registered dietician and runs her blog “http://www.inwealthandhealth.com/” She has a masters degree in nutritional science from California State University Long Beach, and has worked as a food-safety expert. She is based in Southern California. Guest Jessa Nowak
Enette Pauzé, PhD is an organizational partnership broker, specializing in helping professionals leverage partnerships to meet their strategic priorities. Her experience comes from leading provincial and national multi-stakeholder and cross-sector partnerships, training partnership leaders globally, conducting primary partnership and collaboration research, and writing articles, books and educational resources (on the topics of partnerships, leadership, collaboration, and coaching). She is the Founder/CEO of the Level 8 Leadership Institute, an educational organization dedicated to inspiring world leaders who leave global legacies. Working with her growing team and partners, Enette is fusing the magic of masterminds with the brilliance of partnerships, to catalyze innovative solutions to local, national and global issues. [www.EnettePauze.com] Guest Enette Pauze
Rev. Darcelle Runciman
Rev. Darcelle Runciman is an ordained minister with a degree in Metaphysics, and founder of The Infinity Centre, a wellness and spiritual retreat centre, based in Stirling, Ontario. She is also a spiritual and business coach, and publisher of Infinity Magazine, a publication for spiritually-connected individuals, travellers and businesses. Guest Rev. Darcelle Runciman
Vian Sharef is a beauty expert, medical esthetician, business consultant and director/founder of Toronto-based Dermedix Laser Clinic. A single mother, Vian has a background in psychology, finance and banking. Prior to moving to Canada as a teenager, Vian fled war-torn Iraq with her family and lived in a refugee camp in Turkey for 3 years. During her time in the camp, she became interested in helping people heal their pain. She went on to become a medical esthetician and since founded Dermedix, which has all the latest medical esthetic services and has a reputation for happy clients to be the platform for all women's beauty and wellness needs. She is based in Toronto. URL: http://www.dermedix.ca/ Guest Vian Sharef
Ajay Tandon is the CEO of Canadian Travel Services, a travel marketing company representing brands from across the globe. An award-winning travel industry professional, he was worked and lived all over work, including South Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa, Central Asia and Canada. He joined the travel industry in Islands of Maldives with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and during his two decades in airline management and corporate travel, took challenging posts in UAE Dubai & Abu Dhabi, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Yemen. In the past 10 years, Tandon established Jet Airways, Aerosvit Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines in Canada, and managed corporate, retail travel and travel technology companies.He is based in Toronto. [www.CanadianTravelServices.com] Guest Ajay Tandon
Dr. Karin Ulstrup
Dr. Karin Ulstrup is an internist at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago where her focus is on women’s health and preventive care. Before becoming a doctor, she was a partner at a litigation consulting firm where her focus was in weapon system programs. She returned to school and attended Georgetown University School of Medicine then residency in internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She serves internationally to help create sustainable healthcare solutions in underserved areas of around the world. She has worked in Kenya, Nepal, Guatemala, Nigeria and Mali, as well as in Southern Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, and has served on the Global Health Initiative Fund at Northwestern since its inception in 2008. She is also an active teacher and mentor in the Feinberg School of Medicine where she leads over forty medical students. She is based in Chicago. Guest Dr. Karin Ulstrup