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 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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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.

Jan 28, 2016

John Lee Dumas is the host of Entrepreneur on Fire, a daily podcast where he interviews today's top entrepreneurs. He's interviewed +1200 entrepreneurs and receives over 1,000,000 downloads per month. Purchase your copy of John's new book at

Jan 14, 2016

Branded a “Moxie Maven” by the White House for her unique and effective approach to developing rising female leaders, Alexia Vernon has become a go-to thought leader, speaker, coach and trainer for executives, entrepreneurs and rising leaders. Specializing in women’s communication and leadership development (and embraced by men as well as women because of her powerful storytelling, infectious humor and no nonsense solutions), Alexia is the Founder of Influencer Academy. A skill-based women’s leadership development program (offered in Las Vegas and available on site for companies across the U.S. and Canada), Influencer Academy provides hands-on coaching and training in such critical leadership areas as public speaking, persuasion, negotiation, coaching, facilitation and thought leadership. The co-host of Las Vegas’ TEDxWomen event, Alexia is also the creator of Your Spotlight Talk, a virtual training program that teaches participants how to create, book and perform a TED-style talk. Alexia also leads Your Spotlight Workshop, an 8-week group coaching program where entrepreneurs, educators and thought leaders learn how to monetize their expertise through developing and facilitating one-of-a-kind workshops. Whether she’s dishing advice with media such as CNN, NBC, the Wall Street Journal, Inc., Women’s Health Magazine and Forbes—or keynoting a professional conference, entrepreneurial summit or corporate event—Alexia is unparalleled in her ability to move audiences to identify and slay their limiting beliefs, reflect and reframe thinking and behavior, and take aggressive and achievable action. Alexia is the author of the ATD Press book, 90 Days 90 Ways: Onboard Young Professionals to Peak Performance.

Jan 6, 2016

2016 is the year of the BIG BREAK and I can’t think of a better way to kick off the year than having Sharon Stokes share her story. Sharon had teh ultimate big break moment at the end of 2015 when she left her career as a television producer to pursue being a life coach full-time (she studiend at  The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching).  She has also worked as a coach at Matthew Hussey’s 5 day Lifestyle Retreats, where she helped transform the lives of countless women and been voted as one of the top trainers.  Sharon is also a Certified Fitness Instructor, currently teaching BodyJam and Jillian Michaels’ BodyShred program.  As a TV producer, Sharon worked in the media for over 10 years as a Segment Producer for Entertainment and Lifestyle TV. Through her media career she has had the opportunity to interview A-list celebrities and coach lifestyle experts to peak performance levels for television.

Dec 23, 2015

Natalie MacNeil is an Emmy Award-winning media entrepreneur, author of She Takes on the World and soon-to-be-released The Conquer Kit, and the Creator of

She Takes On The World is one of the top sites on the planet for entrepreneurial women. It was recognized by Forbes on “Top 10 Websites for Entrepreneurial Women” and was featured by ForbesWoman on “Top 100 Websites for Women.” She Takes on the World is also the 2013 recipient of “Website of the Year” at the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Today, Natalie and her team at She Takes on the World are focused on transforming businesses around the world through The Conquer Club, a 12-month implementation incubator for ambitious entrepreneurs.

Natalie is frequently quoted and interviewed in the media. She has appeared in top media outlets like Glamour, People StyleWatch, Inc., Forbes, ForbesWoman,Wall Street Journal, CNN,, Globe and Mail, Mashable, and more.



Dec 17, 2015

Kelly Azevedo is the founder of She's Got Systems and she’s an online business systems expert. Kelly frequently writes for media outlets such as Forbes and the Washington Post and her unique brand of work-life balance was featured in the New York Times. And Kelly has been featured, contributed or has been quoted in the media over 300 times.

Dec 10, 2015

Maggie Patterson is a copywriter and communications strategist. She works with entrepreneurs to help them market their businesses, using content, copy and communications strategies. With more than 15 years of experience she has worked with companies of all sizes from big brands to solopreneurs. Maggie also the host of the Marketing Moxie podcast, and her work has featured in the media at, The Huffington Post, Virgin, Fast Company, Yahoo Small Business and more.

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