Real Community Talks
By Matt Da Silva
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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!
||CleanRCT EP 24: Crystal Mark "Who Are You and What Do You Stand For"||Crystal Mark, aka the queen of community advocacy is a myriad of things for whatever community she belongs to. On this episode we talk about finding your own tribe, empowerment through using your gifts, caregiver burnout, and how Crystal intends to Make||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 23: Freddy Appiah "Use The Game, Don't Let The Game Use You"||Freddy Appiah is a multifaceted/multi-talented dude who puts Malton on his back no matter what. On this episode we get REAL and talk about how basketball is really a business, why Malton is so important to him, the realities of running your own non-prof||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 22: Ryan Gurcharn "Changing The System From Within"||Ryan Gurcharn aka Mr. Malton himself is currently running for English Public School Trustee for Ward 5, Mississauga. On this episode we talk about the moment he was endorsed by the current Ward 5 English Public School Trustee, how his experiences culmin||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 21: Bilal Dawson "The Best Things Come After The Hardest Decisions".||Bilal Dawson is one of the hottest/popping off Instagram/YouTube creators in Toronto especially after his "This is Canada" Parody of Childish Gambino's "This is America" went viral with over 6 Million Views on 9Gag. On this episode we talk about the sti||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 20: Harmanjit Khakh "Trust Your Age"||Harmanjit Khakh cannot be described by a traditional title because he prefers to be defined as someone whose purpose is to exude, live and spread positivity. On this episode we talk about realizing your emotional intelligence, how perspective can turn n||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 19: Jo-Anne Santos "Rest & Resiliency"||Jo-Anne Santos is a self-published author who in March 2018 released the popular "Growing Wings Book". By day she is an Early Childhood Educator and by night she is a writer/author who is currently working on resources to support up and coming authors w||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 18: Fly By Design (Sheldon Halstead) "Still Flying"||Sheldon Halstead is the founder and owner of one of the GTA's most popular custom clothing, graphic design and clothing line companies known as Fly By Design. On this episode we talk about the reality of being an entrepreneur, how to balance being a fat||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 17: Amelia Graciela Torres "It's OK To Be A Work In Progress"||Amelia Graciela Torres is a Child and Youth Worker who currently works with both Vita Centre and Malton Neighbourhood Services. On this episode we talk about the peace she has found knowing she is a work in progress, how she used her hurt for purpose, a||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 16: Olivia Orvis-Bowers "Finding The Next Level of Success"||Olivia Orvis-Bowers is currently an Administrative Coordinator with the City of Brampton having just finished working with the City of Mississauga in various administrative roles for the past 7 years. On this episode we talk about how Olivia strives to||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 15: Leo Bailey "The Best Is Yet To Come"||Leo Bailey is a Senior Manager of Digital Risk & Governance with RBC in downtown Toronto. On this episode we talk about Leo’s come up from the Rex to the city skylines of downtown Toronto, how God has been the centre of his life and decision making, a||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 14: Savy Jay "There's No Bunk Beds In Caskets"||Savy Jay Aka AJ, the Founder of $AVTEAM is a Malton Based Singer, Rapper, Songwriter and Music Producer who has been popping off in the Greater Toronto Area with roughly 9k supporters on Instagram. On this episode we discuss the behind the scenes aspect||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 13: Basir Ahmad BFX "If You're Not Living Your Brand You're Faking It"||Basir Ahmad aka BFX is the founder and photographer of BFX Photography, is the founder of Click Clique 6ix a page that features talented GTA Photographers and during his 9-5 he is a Digital Marketing Associate/Graphic Designer for a downtown Toronto Cor||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 12: Jess Spagnolo "Don't Think of Yourself as Worthless, You Have Value"||Jess Spagnolo is a multi-talented visual artist/free lance painter and a professional singer, songwriter, and musician playing across Toronto and the GTA. Recently Jess launched some of her artwork on a site called Society 6 where you can turn your high||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 11: Manvir Bhangu "It Might Take Some Time, But You'll Find Your Way"||Manvir Bhangu is the Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization, "Laadliyan", Celebrating Daughters. Recently, Manvir received an award from the Brampton Board of Trade as one of Brampton’s Top 40 under 40 for her outstanding work i||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 10: Shawayne Dunstan "- Find What's Calling You and GO Towards That"||Shawayne Dunstan is a spoken word artist/poet and is a published author with five books sold locally in the Greater Toronto Area and on Amazon. Among many other things Shawayne is an entrepreneur, an actor, a cook, a recreation and leisure worker, a dan||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 9: Allison Morris "Being a Boss, Comes With a Cost"||Allison Morris is the CEO and Fashion Designer of the high-end fashion, sportswear, and street wear company known as N I Q U E. Among many other experiences/skills, Allison is currently a Development Services Analyst, has also worked for the City of Bra||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 8: Cornel (DJ Big C) Davis "If you don't love it, don't do it"||Cornel Davis, aka DJ Big C, is a well-known multi-faceted DJ, MC, and Event Host within the Toronto and Greater Toronto Area event scene. Among many other skills, Big C is an entrepreneur, a recreation and operations professional, an avid basketball pla||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 7: Sheldon Douglas "From Selling Chocolates to Selling Homes"||Sheldon Douglas is a real estate agent/sales representative who works for ReMAX West under one of the most popular GTA real estate teams, The Brij Team. Among many other skills, Sheldon is a youth programs developer, an entrepreneur, a motivational and||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 6: Omran Omaid "Meeting the Right People at the Right Time"||Omran Omaid is a creative content producer for one of the most popular ecommerce software companies known as Shopify, which serves over 600,000 businesses. Along with our guest from Episode 3, Omran is currently working on the popular web series "Courts||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 5: Riaz Mohammed "Life is Subjective"||Riaz Mohammed is a researcher and is currently a Doctor of Chiropractic Student at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, one of the most prestigious Chiropractic schools in Canada, and arguably the world. Among many other associations, Riaz is the Vic||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 4: Chris Opoku "TRUST the Process"||Chris Opoku is both the Youth and Communications Coordinator for one of the fastest growing non-profit community based agencies in the region of peel. Among many other skills, he is a recreation and leisure professional, a counselor, a certified basketb||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 3: Adrian Wallace "Late Nights and Sacrifices"||Adrian Wallace is the executive director and series creator of the popular GTA web-series "Courtside". Among many other skills he is a creative entrepreneur, writer, dramatic talent, comedian, content producer, blogger and just an all around jack of all||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 2: Kara Lee Daley "Love Yourself, Don't Hate Yourself"||Kara Lee Daley is the Pastor, Administrator and Worship Leader for an inner city church in the downtown core of Toronto, Canada. Among many other skills she is a graphic designer, a counsellor, and an aspiring author working on multiple projects at the||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRCT EP 1: Jonathon Mitchell "The Incubator of Dreams"||Jonathon Mitchell is a multi-talented professional, a Provincial Youth Outreach Worker, an entrepreneur having started his own clothing line "WSTND Apparel", a professional dancer and much more.||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReal Community Talks: Introduction||Welcome to Real Community Talks where real conversations with community influencers are made available to everyone.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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I’m hi estoy impressed, as a producer, at he amount of work that goes into making this show. Not only do you get great interviews & high quality sound, (that’s my geeky side), but you can also watch the interviews on YouTube! It’s such a perfect demonstration of what happens when people put their passion to work! Way to go! I wish you all the success and awesomeness in the world! - The Diferente girl
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