Success Interviews A – L

Please listen to as many interviews as you like. The more you listen to the more insights you will gain. All of these interviewees have graciously donated their time to be part of this project.

If you can, please make a ‘pay what you can’ donation. All proceeds go the the Autism Ontario Niagara Region Chapter

 

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Sandy Annunziata – 2 Time CFL Grey Cup Champion, Broadcaster, Niagara Region Politician & Entrepreneur

Sandy is a man who wears many hats since retiring from playing in the Canadian Football League.. He is a Niagara Regional Councilor representing Fort Erie, a regular commentator of CFRB 1010 Radio, part of the TSN radio Toronto Argonaut broadcast team and runs his own sports diagnostic company. His home life is just as busy as he and wife raise young children.

Sandy shares the insights he learned through sport and his career playing professional football and how these have guided him to achieve success in both his professional and personal life.

For more info about Sandy Annunziata, please visit – https://www.niagararegion.ca/government/council/profiles/sannunziata-profile.aspx

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Chris Biggs – Radio Personality, Co-Host of the Biggs & Barr Morning Show on 97.7 HTZ FM, St. Catharines, ON

Chris Biggs says he has the best job in the world. He gets paid to have fun on the radio. As you listen to Chris you begin to realize that radio is a demanding gig and being funny is serious job. His story is simple. He worked really hard to climb his way up the radio ladder to the coveted ‘Morning Show’ time slot.  Humble and gracious, Chris is a radio veteran who is extremely passionate about creating great radio for his listeners.

For more info about Chris Biggs, Please visit – http://www.htzfm.com/biggsandbarr/blog/

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BONUS Interview – Click the arrow below to hear Chris talk about having a child on the Autism Spectrum (4:54)

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Christopher Dabrowski – Co-Founder Niagara Falls Comic Con Show, PR Professional & Entrepreneur

Christopher Dabrowski is a man with a big vision and a big heart. He runs his own PR agency and donates his time and expertise to several Niagara charities. His also a recipient of the 2014 Niagara 40 under 40 Achievement Award.

Christopher is also the Co-Founder of the Niagara Falls Comic Can show. In a few short years this show has grown into one of the premier events in Niagara attracting people from across Canada , the U.S. and even from Europe.

In his interview, Christopher shares his pride and passion for Niagara and the vision that helps him achieve his goals.

For more info about Niagara Falls Comic Con, please visit – http://niagarafallscomiccon.com/
For more info about High Impact PR, please visit – http://www.highimpactpr.ca/

Click here to listen to Christopher Dabrowski’s interview (14:21)

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Colin Chilvers – Academy Award (Oscar) Winning Special Effects Director, Director of TV shows, TV Commercials and Music Videos.

And the Oscar goes to …. Colin Chilvers. Colin won the Oscar for his Special Effects work on Super Man The Movie. Originally from England Colin moved to Niagara after doing a location inspection of Niagara Falls for the Super Man Movie.

Colin’s resume details a career of working with the who’s who of the movie and TV industry from blockbuster Hollywood movies to TV commercials. Career highlights include working with one of the most creative artist of our generation, Michael Jackson.

While still doing projects in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, Colin is also helping local Niagara companies with their videos and websites. He lends his expertise as an advisor for the media programs at Brock University and Niagara College.

For more info about Colin Chilvers, please visit – http://www.colinchilvers.info/ColinInfo/Welcome.html

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Greg Frewin – World Class Magician & Niagara Entrepreneur

Amazing is the only way to describe Greg Frewin’s career and his passion for amazing and entertaining his audiences. Greg is currently Canada’s most accomplished and successful magician. He has performed on every major stage in the world, on numerous TV specials and has won every magic award and honor offered. For the past 10 years Greg has performed about 275 dates a year in his own theatre – The Greg Frewin Theatre – in Niagara Falls, ON.

Greg shares the real secrets that have brought him incredible success both on and off the stage.

For more info about Greg Frewin, please visit – http://gregfrewintheatre.com/

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Allie Hughes – New Media Marketing Expert & Entrepreneur

When you speak with Allie Hughes you immediately sense her passion. She possesses an intense  passion for her company, clients, family and friends. Besides a tireless entrepreneurial spirit, Allie walks her talk and embodies an ongoing commitment to learn, grow and succeed. Passion is the driving force behind how she runs her new media marketing company and how she works with her clients. Her company is at the forefront of digital marketing in Niagara. Allie is a 2014 Niagara 40 Under 40 recipient and is an active voice in the Niagara community.

For more info about Allie, please visit – http://www.hughesandco.ca/ and www.alliehughes.ca

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Scott Kress – Mountaineer, Author, Keynote Speaker & Corporate Trainer

Scott Kress is the 51st Canadian to summit Mount Everest and only the 18th Canadian to climb the ‘7 Summits’ – the highest mountain on all seven continents. Scott is passionate about sharing the life lessons learned through climbing with corporate audiences. His message is simple and powerful – your attitude determines your altitude!

In his interview, Scott shares excellent and actionable tips about the necessity of having a strong vision and strategically setting achievable and measurable goals.

For more info about Scott’s team building company, Summit Team Building , please visit - www.summitteambuilding.com

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Steve Ludzik – Former NHL Hockey Player, NHL Coach, Broadcaster, Author and Parkinson’s Disease Advocate & Philanthropist

Steve Ludzik jokingly says, “I’ve had more come backs than Frank Sinatra.”  Steve’s hockey career and personal life have been greatly impacted by health issues. First severe Crohn’s Disease almost ended his junior career, a liver aliment ended his NHL career and then at age 39 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

Steve’s inspiring story is one of over coming adversity and living life with gratitude and gusto. His current passion and calling is the Steve Ludzik Centre for Parkinson’s Rehab at Hotel Dieu Shaver in St. Catharines, Ontario. Through his events – The Steve Ludzik Celebrity Golf Tournament and The Steve Ludzik Celebrity Roast – he raises funds for the Centre and awareness about Parkinson’s Disease.

For more info about Steve Ludzik, please visit – http://www.ludzy.com/
For more info about the Steve Ludzik Centre for Parkinson’s Rehab at Hotel Dieu Shaver , please visit – http://www.hoteldieushaver.org/neurology.cfm

Click here to listen to Steve Ludzik’s interview (24:34)