Janic Gorayeb, the Creative Curator! – Let’s Solve The Universe #28 – 2020-04-17


A few months ago, Janic had an epiphany. She realized that creativity has always been a core part of her life. She realized… she was a Creative Curator! What does that mean, and how can you become more creative? In this episode Janic takes us through personal leadership and creativity.

Janic is a Creative Curator and Founder of Ripple Effect Leadership. Janic has a passion for creative and personal leadership with core values at the centre of everything we do. Creativity has been at the foundation of her entire life. You can find Janic online at rippleeffect.ws and follow her on Instagram, @rippleeffectleadership!

Tammy Vallieres, The Hero Intelligence Teacher! – Let’s Solve The Universe #27 – 2020-04-16


What’s a Hero Intelligence Teacher, and how is she transforming the world, one student at a time? Sit back, grab your favorite beverage, and let Tammy explain it all… it’ll change the way you think about education forever!

Tammy Vallieres’ life work focuses on improving the quality of people’s lives, especially in the field of education. Her passion is to help teachers improve classroom management so that all children are learning in harmonious environments. She supports 21st century learners who struggle to maintain optimism during troublesome times and want to bring altruism back into the hearts and minds of everyone. Her mission is to expand this ideology and vision to reach children internationally so that every child’s full potential is recognized and fostered into greatness.

Check out the Grow Your Hero program at https://quest.growyourhero.com/, Hero Intelligence at http://www.hero-intelligence.com/, and connect with Tammy on Facebook!

Carl Franklin, Host of .NET Rocks! – Let’s Solve The Universe #26 – 2019-08-31


Carl Franklin is Executive Vice President of App vNext, a software development firm focused on modern methodologies and technologies. Carl is a 20+ year veteran of the software industry, co-host and founder of .NET Rocks!, the first and most widely listened to podcast for .NET developers, a Microsoft MVP for Developer Technologies, and Senior Executive of Pwop Studios, a full-service audio and video production/post production studio located in Southeastern Connecticut.

Follow Carl on Twitter, @carlfranklin! If you’re a .NET developer (or even if you’re not!) check out Carl’s Blazor DeskShow at https://blazordeskshow.com/.

The Power of Music with Alex Ven – Let’s Solve The Universe #25 – 2020-04-03


Why is music so powerful? How can it be socially transformative? Alex Ven is back to talk about the research he’s done for his upcoming book.

Alex Ven is a musician, producer and DJ based in London, Ontario. Self-taught on drums, guitar and various programs such as Ableton, he loves to see how music brings people together. Alex is a Western graduate from Media, Information and Technoculture, where he studied media and its profound effects on society.

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Mark Henshaw, Live from Wuhan, China – Let’s Solve The Universe #24 – 2020-04-03


Seventy days into lockdown in Wuhan, Mark Henshaw, Canadian ESL Teacher (and all-around epic human being) talks about the COVID-19 virus, what life has been like, and what we can expect going forward. That, plus how online learning is changing the world, and how we’ve come together as a species to make the best of a bad situation!

Let’s Solve The Universe 0022 – 2020-03-27 – Michael Doyle


Michael Doyle is a speaker, author and clarity coach. It is his divine mandate to empower others. He is deeply passionate about human potential, peak performance, and what really drives us in life. Michael positively impacts the trajectory of his clients lives by guiding them to new levels of clarity and flow.

Imagine going from feeling “stuck,” to achieving your goals while experiencing more “Flow,” in your life. If you are ready for your next level, let him help you unleash your full potential. He is fascinated with “Flow-state” and he exists to empower others.

Find Michael online at doyleitin.com, and the Grow Your Hero program at quest.growyourhero.com.

The Watermark App

This holiday season, I got to celebrate by having not one, but two back-to-back colds. As pervasive boredom began to set hold, I decided I needed to do something productive with my holidays.

Then, my fiancee (yes, I proposed at Christmas and she said YES!) and I were talking about one of her volunteer activities. She’s part of a swing dance community, and they’re trying to up their social media game. One of their challenges is how to get nice watermarked photos online without spending oodles of time in an image editor.

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