“You miss 100% of shots you don’t take”- Wayne Gretzky

What’s the difference between good and great? Sometimes it can come down to getting the right advice at the right moment, and applying that knowledge in your life on a daily basis. Our latest Ideas on Tap could be that moment for you!

Check out the videos below to hear local experts share how they bridged the gap from good to great in their own careers, and the tactics they used to get there.

Let’s get great!

Good as Gold with Chad Reynolds

Chad Reynolds can’t stop creating.

He’s a videographer, photographer, musician, animator, producer, designer, and founder of The Golden Media Company. Chad comes from an academic background in Urban Planning/Design and has 8 years of professional marketing experience, including his most recent tenure as a media specialist for Tourism Saskatoon. He is very involved in the community in Saskatoon and has helped to plan and execute many notable events in the city including the FIBA YXE 3X3 Tournament, The Rush Rally, The Guinness World Records Largest Snowball Fight, YXE Street Food Festival, and more.

His favorite part of the work he now does at The Golden Media Company is interviewing individuals and businesses he works with, learning and capturing the most delineative stories for the videos he produces.

Watch as Chad describes his journey from urban planning to owning his own business!

The 9 Mile Journey with Shawn Moen and Garrett Pederson

Shawn Moen and Garrett Pederson are the co-founders of 9 Mile Legacy Brewing, a small craft brewery in the heart of Saskatoon.

After stepping away from professional careers, the duo spent time working in breweries abroad, honing their craft before returning to Saskatoon. 9 Mile Legacy specializes in small-batch variety - having brewed roughly 50 different beer styles since its inception in 2015. 9 Mile beer can be found in a number of retail partners across Saskatoon or right at the source - visit the taproom on 20th Street W.

Check out the origin story and coming of age journey of 9 Mile Legacy!

Good to Great to Lux with Molly Lux

Bringing creativity and polish to events across Saskatchewan, Molly leads Lux Events with eagerness, passion, and enthusiasm. Molly's bubbly personality and calm demeanor make her the perfect partner in executing your vision. No matter the number of guests, Molly’s events are polished, personalized and unforgettable!

Watch as Molly outlines the keys to Lux’s evolution as a business:

The Toastmasters Advantage with Kyle Loeffler and Penny Nilsen

Kyle Loeffler and Penny Nilsen know exactly how Toastmasters can prepare you for all sorts of situations where communication is key.

Kyle joined Toastmasters three years ago to prepare for his academic studies as an engineering technologist. Kyle recognizes the role communication and leadership has played in his success with applying new technologies and design processes to manufacturing. Kyle remains a member because of the unexpected skills he has developed and the impact of those skills on day-to-day life.

Penny has a Master of Adult Education and Curriculum Development, which has proven to be a valuable asset in her work as an instructor at Great Plains College in Warman. Penny has also applied her skills to develop and coordinate an adult training program for Toastmasters within Saskatchewan. Currently, Penny serves on the executive of two Toastmasters clubs and as a district officer.

Dive into Kyle and Penny’s personal tales about getting from good to great:

The Just for You Story with Jessica Tetu

Jessica Tetu is a Saskatoon-based serial entrepreneur making waves across the province in the beauty & spa industry while making an impact on her community through her dedication to philanthropy!

Overcoming adversity at a very young age, Jess relocated to Saskatoon from her small hometown of Craik, Sk, at the age of 15. Through dedication, determination and hard work, she has become an award-winning, top entrepreneur in Saskatchewan.

This year alone she won a Volunteer of the Year award and Women of Distinction Award!

Jess is the sole owner of four Just For You Day Spas, Founder, and CEO of Lia Reese Canada, Co-Founder of Entrepreneur306 Business Consulting and Founder and CEO of 4seventyone Recovery Resources, a non-for- profit charity she created with her brother assisting families of addiction.

Watch as Jessica share some fabulous, inspirational insight on overcoming personal limitations to achieve your goals:

About Ideas on Tap

Ideas On Tap is Saskatoon’s must-attend monthly event, Great speakers, food, drink, networking & learning.

Locals from the community come into our office and give a presentation. Anyone is welcome to give a talk, share some knowledge, pitch new business ideas or share passionate side projects.

We love to mix it up, from the first female polar bear biologist, whiskey testing, synesthesia, and didgeridoos, to tax incentives — these are all topics we’ve had at past Ideas On Tap.

We love the diversity!

Get your free tickets to our next event here.