Your Big Break with Gwen Elliot

Your Big Break features today’s top lifestyle entrepreneurs, media magnets, and TV producers, sharing their advice for you to get your big break in business. Your host, Gwen Elliot is a media strategist and TV producer for the Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada. She has helped clients get featured in Forbes, Virgin, Cosmopolitan, Breakfast Television to name a few. Learn more at
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Jul 22, 2016

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Jul 13, 2016

Wooohoo! Connor Beaton is on the show today! Connor is the Founder of ManTalks: a space for the modern man to evolve through authenticity, community, purpose and accountability. Connor has a unique background ranging from singing Opera to working for one of the biggest technology companies in the world. He’s now a trailblazer in helping men to live their best life by being ALL of who they (or YOU) are.

Jul 6, 2016

Nicholas Montgomery is the founder of Shelfies, a global brand with the mission to make you smile with their clothing and merchandise. Well hot damn, it’s working, as his company have shipped 50,000 orders from Kosovo to Uganda and his company has been featured in GQ, Buzzfeed, Complex, CP24 and NBC to name a few. His styles have also been worn by Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Baddie Winkle and he was even able to meet Canada’s Prime Minister to show him the ‘Dreamy Trudeau’ sweater.

Jun 30, 2016

I like to joke that speaking to Meghan Telpner is like talking to a rainbow. You are in awe of the energy, vibrancy and fun. Oh and the pot of gold is her teachings on how to live your healthiest life through undieting. She’s also an entrepreneurial rock-star. She’s been in the online biz world for over 8 years, and since then she’s created over 40 online programs, and has taught thousands of people around the world through her book, media appearances, speaking gigs and Culinary Nutrition Program. After listening to this episode you will be uber inspired to truly start enjoying your life….and perhaps even pick up a kaftan ;)

Jun 22, 2016

Layla Saad lived an experience that you may either REALLY want or TRULY dread: going viral. When content you create ‘goes viral’ it uncontrollably gets shared and you suddenly have hundreds, thousands or millions of eyes on your work. Layla is a  Women’s Leadership & Business Coach, and recently had this ‘big break’ type experience and we talk all about it on the show.  She also talks about Queenology and the Queen archetype which she embodies in business and life, the power of positioning, and the power of entrepreneurial support.

Jun 15, 2016

Many moons ago at Marie Forleo’s Rich Happy and Hot event I met an incredible entrepreneur (and total jet-company owning baller) named Diana House. At the time, Diana was a couple of years into her startup, Tiny Devotions (which is now on it’s way to becoming an 8-figure business). Diana is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, coach and speaker who is on a mission to ‘know thyself’ and build successful businesses around her strengths. If you want to start a new business, have more fun, and learn mindset technique to totally uplevel your life, you’re going to LOVE today’s episode.

Jun 8, 2016

Ruby Fremon is a coach, catalyst and ignitor of all of your wildest dreams. She is the kinda gal who helps you get unstuck and say f*ck yes to being alive. Seriously. Listen to her for 10 minutes (or the whole episode ;) and you’ll be deeply inspired to OWN your story and use the experiences you’ve lived through to help build your dream life. Ruby is fiercely honest in the interview and truly embodies freedom and self-love. Ruby has been featured from The Huffington Post to to Plenty of Fish! We talk all about how she was able to be featured and grow her business through sharing her message.

Jun 2, 2016

Lauren Hampton knows how to make great television. She’s a former producer for CBS’s Dr. Phil and she’s worked for TMZ and Divorce Court. She’s also handled the glamorous side of media working red carpets. She now produces the lifestyle segments for The Real (which airs on FOX, BET and around the world). In this super actionable episode she shares what she was looking for when finding an expert for television, how to ace your on-air interview, and shares in incredibly inspiring story of making it in Hollywood (because let’s face it...if you can make it there you can make it anywhere ;)

May 26, 2016

Katherine is the Founder of Female Funders — an organization dedicated to helping women fund and get funded. Previously, Katherine founded ShopLocket, acquired by PCH in 2014. She has been named one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women and one of 5 Women to Watch in Wearable Technology.

May 19, 2016

Known for her raw, honest and grounded approach to self-help and spirituality, Elizabeth DiAlto is the founder of Wild Soul Movement, author of Untame Yourself, and host of the popular Untame The Wild Soul Woman podcast. She’s been a teacher, leader, speaker, coach and trainer to groups and individuals for 13+ years and she also consults organizations ranging from start ups to large corporations such as Dove UK.

May 12, 2016
Regan Hillyer is a serial entrepreneur, investor, mindset coach and the author of the bestselling book Be Your Brand. In her client work, she helps entrepreneurs uncover their true message so they can make a bigger impact in the world.
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May 5, 2016

LISA Q. FETTERMAN is the founder and CEO of Nomiku, the first home sous vide immersion circulator machine on the market. Lisa has been featured in Wired, Make, CNET and Forbes, and was named on both Forbes and Zagat Survey’s 30 Under 30 lists for her pioneering work in the food space. Lisa has worked at some of the top restaurants in the country including Babbo and Jean-Georges in New York and Saison in San Francisco. She lives in San Francisco where she employs her hunger-inducing recipe blog and infectious personality to fuel Nomiku’s momentum.

Apr 28, 2016
Sheevaun Moran is a business advisor, master coach, quantum energy thought leader and the founder of Energetic Solutions®.
Having worked with 15,000+ entrepreneurs, Sheevaun has combined her corporate experience, rapid growth expertise and her unique approach using energetic techniques & principles to help innovate small businesses into big conglomerates.
Apr 21, 2016

Esther Kiss is the founder of Born To Influence, a boutique publicity firm specializing in helping experts and personal brands get more publicity, leads and sales.

Her clients have been featured on TV, in newspapers, magazines and on some of the top podcasts in the world, resulting in millions of dollars in additional sales.

She is also the producer and host of Born To Influence: The Marketing Show, where she interviews highly successful entrepreneurs and NY Times bestselling authors about their marketing and publicity strategies.

Apr 14, 2016

Vasavi Kumar is often described as "your kick-in-the-pants guide en route to your desired destination.” She is a licensed social worker, special education teacher, and a certified coach. Vasavi holds dual Masters degrees in Special Education from Hofstra University and Social Work from Columbia University. She's a pro at attracting media and works with her clients to create and go after opportunities that are aligned with their brand values. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, was a regular on NBC’s Kansas City Live as the “Keepin’ It Real Guru.” and was on VH1’s Basketball Wives where she coached one of the main stars of the show. She truly believes that with impeccable character, work ethic, and unwavering values, you can do, be and have anything you want. Connect with her at


Apr 7, 2016

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Mar 31, 2016

Charlotte is a professional makeup artist and beauty writer in Derry, Ireland and before that was a plus-size Wilhelmina Model in NYC

She’s been featured on the BBC and the Belfast Telegraph to name a few.


Mar 24, 2016
enn Scalia is a visibility strategist for entrepreneurs who want to make an impact. This self professed introvert and single mom went from rock bottom to creating a multi 6-­figure business. Known for her tough love, no­-B.S. style, Jenn helps entrepreneurs overhaul their biggest fears and empowers them to share their message with the world.


Mar 17, 2016

Giovanni Marsico is the founder of Archangel – a community of big-hearted entrepreneurs and superheroes that are making the world a better place through purpose-driven entrepreneurship and philanthropy.

Giovanni hosts his flagship mastermind event, Archangel Academy, every January in the Los Angeles area, and leads an online private community called Archangel Club that gifts forward 50% of revenues to create positive impact in the world.

Mar 10, 2016

Earlier in his professional career, Alex helped build several multi-million dollar entertainment brands (The Dark Knight, Shrek, Harry Potter 6), but these days, that’s not what gets him to jump out of bed each morning.

Today, he is best-selling author, speaker and mentor for millennial entrepreneurs.  His biggest passion is helping people to create epic online businesses based on their passions withUltimate Biz Builders. By living out his dreams and impacting others, he hopes to inspire millions throughout the world to do the same (or bigger).

The best-selling author of Abundance Now and the co-author of ‘the Secret,’ Lisa Nichols says that Alex’s bestselling book, The Two-Week Notice (, is “your guide to unapologetically stepping into your greatness in your business and life.”

Throughout his career, Alex has been blessed to learn from some of the world’s top entrepreneurs, business leaders, coaches and political leaders, helping him to build and share his message with the world.

He has spoken about pursuing a passion-based life at Fortune 500 companies, conferences, universities and leadership development programs, and he writes about personal growth and how it fits into millennial entrepreneurship.  His writing has been published on Under30CEO, Addicted2Success, ThoughtCatalog, Prsuit, among many others.

He is a proud graduate of Vanderbilt University and can be found traveling the world sharing his message and living a life of deliberate intention and purpose.

Mar 3, 2016

Lisa Greig is the co-organizer of the Death Cafe. She’s also a Canadian social worker and entrepreneur based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. 

Feb 25, 2016

Kim Caldwell of Hurray Media & Hurray Kimmay: writer, blogger, host, guest expert, bra fitter, social media professional, brand community builder.h

Feb 11, 2016
I was born and raised in a small town called Deerfield Beach, Florida just north of Fort Lauderdale. I moved to New York in 2012 to make my dreams of working at a global magazine come true with no precious journalism experience. It certainly wasn't easy, but after building my portfolio by taking any job I could get (including unpaid internships after receiving an MBA). I landed my first full time position at Real Simple as the Fashion Assistant. During my time there I also was able to contribute to Red Carpet Fashion Awards and Essence Magazine. After my time at Real Simple I moved on to Instyle where I currently report on breaking fashion, beauty, and celebrity news. It's fun to meet so many talented stars and to be the first to report what's new, but the most rewarding part is being able to use my voice to help startups and to educate our readers to make them more empowered consumers. 
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