Tony Chapman chats with ordinary people, who do extraordinary things, regardless of circumstances. In doing so, we discover life lessons that we can apply to help us get to where we need, want and deserve to go. We also learn about the future of our cities, healthcare, education, work, space travel, privacy, small business and our economy.
Small Business Matters
I chat with six experts on how to drive your top and bottom line
Bank on these words of WisdomFeaturing
Stay in Step with Your CustomersFeaturing
Stand For to Stand OutFeaturing
Winning Cultures begin with youFeaturing
Put your Best Click ForwardFeaturing
Kick Up your online marketingFeaturing
‘You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.‘ CS Lewis
Jennifer Menard-Shand is living proof of this quote, and her incredible and at times heart-wrenching story of turning impossibility into possibilities. Jennifer will inspire you. Jennifer lives a happy childhood until her parent’s divorce. Stability turned into instability as her Mother chases her demons, chooses a series of abusive partners, and any hope of normality by always moving. Things go from bad to much worse when her Mom remarried and Jennifer went from being a thirteen-year-old looking for guidance to the one trying to protect her Mom. One night, with her Mom lying on the floor, bleeding from shattered glass. Jennifer reaches for a knife to protect her from another abusive boyfriend. Jennifer starts looking for her own escape by travelling down dark paths of drugs, alcohol, petty crime and even witchcraft. The power of this story is in what Jennifer did to change her circumstances. A move to Toronto, a mentor who believed and encouraged her to chase purpose with passion, her faith. Jennifer finds success and validation and realizing that inside her was the power to choose her destiny. Today, Jennifer is a successful entrepreneur, and owner of Staff Shop, a role model, inspirational speaker, and soon-to-be Mother.See All Podcasts
I am a frequent contributor to the conversation in mass and social media I focus on what matters most to you and your livelihood and offer positive and actionable insights and ideas that you can apply to help you get to where you need and deserve to go.See All Articles
By personalizing the stories of small business owners, we take their challenges personally. In each episode, thought leaders provide much needed inspiration, insights, and ideas, to help these heroes get to where they need to go. To learn how RBC is supporting small business, click here.
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Chatter that Matters is more than a theme, it’s Tony’s mantra. Tony applies his chatter that matters mantra at virtual and live conferences. He is a sought after curator, host, speaker, moderator and interviewer. Tony has inspired audiences in China, Brazil, Spain, Poland, Scotland, Mexico and across North America.
A true visionary and well-briefed from world - affairs to marketing and media. His ability to synthesize multiple inputs and eloquently communicate a content argument is striking.
Robert Montgomery, First Maximillian
Tony is charismatic, energetic, intelligent, engaging and thought provoking
Danya Dixon, Canadian Music Week
As an entrepreneur, and especially as an entrepreneur who helps other entrepreneurs, this series is so inspirational! Tony is the ultimate storyteller but always ties it to essential stories that make up the backbone of Canada.”
Michelene Maguire, Maguire Marketing Group
I hired Tony as my keynote. My audience laughed, cried and learned. The feedback was exceptional.
Julie Burnham, Bank of Montreal
Highly innovative thinker and not afraid to tackle challenging subjects.
Tom Beakbane, Climate Realism Canada
My favourite entrepreneurial podcast.
Stephanie Beaumont, Sea and be Scene