Brigid – the trio of Emma Smit-Geraghty, Beth Terry, and Sarah Glinz – bring their music to the stage with rich three-part vocal harmonies that transcend genre. Masters of storytelling and song, they draw inspiration from music icons such as Fleetwood Mac, Jann Arden, Joni Mitchell, and Carole King. Their music touches on the many aspects of being a woman, and the joys/struggles that come along with that. They are also active in their community raising awareness and funds for charitable organizations, such as Halifax Sexual Health Centre, Colchester Sexual Assault Centre, The Lotus Centre, CALA, PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre, EyeBike NS & Better Together NS.
Brigid is both at home performing covers of iconic music and original music inspired by their lives and experiences. All three are proud to be musicians, music educators, mothers, wives, daughters, and women, and this comes through in their stories and songs.
This episode was recorded in front of a *Live Audience* at the Swell Atlantic Conference in Sydney, NS.
Michelle Hurlburt is the CEO Founder, Educator, and Certified Master Coach Practitioner at 3DLife Inc. – an education and coaching company focused on transforming professional and personal leadership. Through training and coaching services and programs, she works with entrepreneurs and organizational leaders toward being more valued, effective, and inspired at work and in life. With 25 years of experience in education and in business, Michelle’s 3DLifeTM vision and mission is to optimize leadership presence and performance to meaningfully impact the people and the world around them, positively transform workplace cultures, and successfully grow their businesses and organizations – without sacrificing professional or personal fulfillment. Her interests, experience, and certifications include emotional intelligence and social and emotional learning skills, mental health and well-being, self-leadership and leadership development, business, education, mindfulness, and transformational coaching.
Rebekah Streeter Rad is a creative professional with extensive project experience from concept to development. A versatile dance educator with more than 10 years of experience planning, developing and implementing festivals, competitions and choreography she has also worked as a Wardrobe Stylist with background in costume construction and design. Rebekah is a highly motivated, personable individual who thrives under pressure and is passionate about creating performance and educational opportunities for youth in the arts as well as advocating for making stress management techniques available in our everyday life. In recent years Rebekah has expanded her knowledge in the customer service industry by managing and organic spa and eventually owning and operating a 5 star B&B, boutique style hotel that focused on customer service and elevating the guest experience, by providing unique spaces, a feeling of community and a focus on health and wellness. She has also set up and overseen the design and completion of multiple short term rental units and a restaurant. Her newest venture Voda Retreats brings together the pillars of Self-care, Hygge and Connection with her experience in the health and wellness industry to create a new model for rest and relaxation in the travel industry. Voda combines luxury travel amenities , kits and experiences with health and wellness education to help its customers cultivate self-care habits while on vacation that will easily transition to day to day life.
Heather Deveaux is an adult educator, course creator, instructional designer, serial entrepreneur, lover of travel, fast cars and anything to do with tacos. Heather brings years of business and education experience to the stage to talk shop, set goals and get things done. She has worked with organizations and business owners in 8 countries, across 4 continents, and her courses and programs have reached thousands of students around the world. Nominated for the Global Impact Business Owner of the Year 2022, and the RBC Woman of Influence Award 2021 and 2022, Heather has written five books, hosted four podcasts, and has run countless businesses and created thousands of hours of course content since 2000.
Shaina Falcone is a Canadian Fitness professional who has worked in the fitness industry for 20 years. Her passion is helping women become stronger and feel more confident through eating well and exercising regularly.
Shaina is a Stott Pilates certified Pilates & Barre instructor, and a Canfitpro certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness instructor, as well as Canfitpro certified Healthy Eating & Weight Loss Coach.
Shaina teaches fusion fitness by blending Pilates, barre, strength and cardio intervals into her programs to create a unique workout experience that strengthens body and mind.
You can find Shaina in her online studio at shainafalconefitness.com, and on Instagram @shainafalconefitness.
Ellen Marshall is the Event Manager/Public Relations Officer for the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association and has over 20 years’ experience in event planning and management. She has been the lead contact/manager on all events that she has handled. Ellen has coordinated events like the Dutch Mason Blues Festival, NS Mi’kmaw Summer Games, First Nations Health Conference, Atlantic First Nations Environmental Network Conference (four conferences under the same name), Atlantic Aboriginal Contaminants Conference, to name a few. Ellen’s expertise in coordinating, planning, organizing events and logistics is unparalleled.
Ellen is a member of the Millbrook First Nation and lives in Truro. She is the chair of the Colchester Adult Learning Association board of directors and is also a board member of the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. She volunteers in her community for many events and has a small catering business and performs free online cooking classes. Ellen has one son, Charlie and a rescue dog, Pearl.
Jackie Torrens is a Halifax-based actor, writer and film director. She and producer Jessica Brown have, under their company Peep Media, completed four documentary films for CBC, the Documentary Channel and Bravo which include Edge of East, My Week on Welfare, Small Town Show Biz and Bernie Langille Wants to Know Who Killed Bernie Langille, which premiered this spring at Hot Docs. Jackie has also done two documentary films for Telltale Productions, Free Reins and the feature length Radical Age. Torrens’ radio documentaries include The Poet Laureate of Youth Now, which received an Atlantic Journalism Award and Camp Mini Ha Ha, which received a CBC Award of Excellence.
Jessica Brown has been working in the film and television industry since 2003. In 2012 she incorporated Peep Media Inc. with award winning Writer/Director Jackie Torrens. Since 2012, they have completed four television documentaries which include: Small Town Show Biz: 2 Dreams from a Harbourtown (CBC, Documentary Channel), Edge of East (CBC, Documentary Channel; Screen Nova Scotia Award nominee for Best Documentary), My Week on Welfare (CBC, Documentary Channel, Screen Nova Scotia Award nominee Best Documentary) and Bernie Langille Wants to Know... Who Killed Bernie Langille (BravoFACTUAL). Torrens and Brown are currently producing the feature length documentary version of Bernie Langille Wants to Know What Happened to Bernie Langille, for CBC’s documentary Channel. Brown also produces in the scripted world, and works as Head Researcher/Field Producer for CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes; she produced the low budget feature film Noon Gun; the short films My Younger Older Sister and The Toll, the short film/digital media project Hidden Window; as well as line producing the feature film Bunker 6, and producing the television series for Shaw Media TV with TV’s Jonathan Torrens (Gemini Award nominee- Best Host). In 2008 she produced her first feature length documentary film Chasing Wild Horses (BRAVO, CBC, OASIS HD), which has screened around the world, and has won awards at the New York International Independent Film Festival- Best International Documentary), and Worldfest Houston (Platinum Remy Award).