Real Community Talks

Micro-Level Influencers Doing Macro-Level Things.

About the show

Welcome to Real Community Talks where we meet with micro-level influencer's doing macro-level things. The idea behind RCT is that if one on one conversation's have the power to affect someone's future trajectory, why not make those conversation's accessible to all?

I meet with some of my favourite community influencers including creators, artists, public servants, non-profit workers, entrepreneurs, motivational speakers and more so that you can hear about their journey/process in hopes to inspire yours. The stories you hear are not necessarily formula's for success but examples of individuals who are making their dreams possible despite obstacles. I firmly believe that everyone has a unique story that could potentially change someone's entire perspective on their circumstance.

Enjoy the show!

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  • RCT S2 EP 6: Oshane Howard "Choose Which Side You Wanna Be On"

    June 26th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Oshane Howards is a professional Free Lancer and a commercial, fashion Photographer, videographer and creative Director.

  • RCT S2 EP 5: Sam Demma "Small Consistent Actions"

    June 12th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  48 mins 33 secs

    Sam Demma is a Youth Speaker who travels the country speaking to multiple students about the power of Small Consistent Actions. Most recently he delivered that talk on the renowned TEDx stage.

    On this episode we talk about how Sam's identity in soccer was crushed when he was injured three times, the power teachers have to change a student's life, his recent TEDx talk, and how big change can result from small consistent actions.

  • RCT S2 EP4: Khaled Iwamura "It's All About Sacrifice"

    June 4th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  59 mins 13 secs

    Khaled Iwamura is the founder of QuickBite News, a media company comprised of, and which is now one of the largest digital only media companies in Canada. On this episode we talk insauga origin stories, how he had to sell his condo to pursue his passions, how he prioritizes his family above all and how he beat the 6PM news with a "Fishing Rod".

  • RCT S2 EP3: Mahfuz Chowdhury "It's Important To Be Consistent With Your Head Down"

    May 21st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 5 mins

    This probably isn't the first time you're hearing about Mahfuz Chowdhury as he is one of the more prominent social media influencers/Marketers in the city! On this episode we talk about his process of reinventing himself, how he went blind, how he dealt with heartbreak, sticking to your roots and how curating who you follow or surround yourself with can greatly impact the person you become.

  • RCT S2 EP 2: Mayor Bonnie Crombie "Balance Is Tough To Achieve"

    May 14th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 2 mins
    beards, brampton, canada, cities, city, community, economic, encouragement, entrepreneur, failure, governance, government, growth, host, humble, identity, impact, infrastructure, interview, knowledge, malton, matt, mayor, mississauga, motivation, municipal, municipalities, ontario, origins, passion, pathways, podcast, podcasters, podcasting, poli, policing, politicians, politics, process, progress, province, purpose, radio, rct, real, regional, sauga, speaker, storytelling, talks, toronto, unconventional, voice, wisdom

    Bonnie Crombie is the Mayor of the sixth largest and the greatest city in Canada, Mississauga. Prior becoming Mayor, Bonnie was a Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville as well as the Ward 5 Councillor for Malton and Britannia. On this episode we talk about the Mayor's origin story, her early days as a community advocate and business woman, how legacy plays on her decision making, one of her biggest failures, and the hot topic of debate the Separation of Mississauga from the Region of Peel.

  • RCT S2 EP1: Jodianne Beckford "Even if you're scared, do it anyways"

    May 7th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  58 mins 7 secs
    abortion, anxiety, autism, brampton, community, creative, director, disabilities, disability, encouragement, entrepreneur, freelance, growth, identity, impact, interview, introvert, knowledge, malton, mississauga, motivation, photography, podcast, podcasting, process, progress, purpose, radio, rape, rct, sauga, speaker, storytelling, suicide, toronto, wisdom

    We are amped to Launch the FIRST episode of Season 2 with the talented Jodianne Beckford the host of one of the hottest most relevant entrepreneur podcasts in not only our city but in Canada! On this episode we talk about the anxiety of being an introvert, how a misdiagnosis affected her trajectory, why she started her podcast, and we get into some of the deepest points of pain in her life and how she is still standing today (Fair warning, grab tissues).