Sep 27, 2021
By Jordan Chakravarty
Coming up this week on Finding Your Bliss, we are talking about a fabulous new initiative that will help empower youth to reframe, reinvent and reconnect with what they’re passionate about and what their personal purpose is in life. This is all because of an exciting initiative called the Inside>Out Initiative, which has been created with a dream team of co-founders such as Israel Diaz, the creator of Sunday+Night, a one-of-a-kind Creative firm practicing the Alchemy of Being, Business, and Brand, and Heidi Phillip who has worked for 3 decades in business, brand, marketing, advertising, communication, along with experienced educator Luke Coles who is here today, and of course our return guest, the amazing media icon Erica Ehm.
The Inside>Out Initiative team is led in part by entrepreneur, thought leader, creator and former MuchMusic TV host, Erica Ehm. Erica is also known for her pioneering work in content marketing and social media. And of course you all know about her awesome podcast Reinvention of the VJ, which features fascinating conversations with former hosts from MuchMusic that literally leave you on the edge of your seat. She is always reinventing, and now she has done it again with this fabulous new Inside>Out Initiative!
Also on the program, we have one of the co-founders of the Inside>Out Initiative, Luke Coles who is an experienced educator with a passion to shift how and what teens learn. Luke Coles is the co-Director of the Inside>Out Initiative as well as Founder/Owner of Thrive, a three-pronged service offering tutoring, personal coaching, and education consulting.
After spending 11 years at The Sterling Hall School, teaching mostly Grade 8 English, with Phys Ed, Guidance, and lots of coaching to round it out, Luke developed mentorship and outdoor education programs, and eventually became the Vice Principal of the school. While he was there, he founded WHY, the Walk for Homeless Youth, and also served on the board of the Floyd Honey Foundation, as well as doing work with the Terry Fox Foundation, and in 2011 he became the Founding Principal at Blyth Academy Lawrence Park, where he was the proud principal, for 10 years. He recently became a certified life coach and Youth Mental Health advocate. Always loving adventure and travel, Luke Coles has spent time in two of all seven continents, including Antarctica, just before the pandemic hit!
And our Featured Artist this week is 13 year-old singer Mia Baron. Mia is an emerging Toronto artist ready to make waves in the music landscape. Mia started her music pursuit a few years ago by recording covers of her favourite songs and posting them on social media. In 2019, Mia was honoured to perform at Koerner Hall along with other notable artists in a concert benefiting cancer research. This past year, Mia has been working on and releasing her original songs. She recently released her third single “Runaway” and is looking forward to releasing her fourth single “Caught” in November 2021, followed by more songs in the near future.
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