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Don't Just Talk, Say Something!

Over the past two decades running her successful public relations firm NKPR, Natasha Koifman has met, worked with and learned from so many incredible, brilliant and talented people. On this new podcast, Natasha introduces you to her wide network of industry experts, changemakers, thought leaders, colleagues and friends, who share their important lessons and valuable learnings in life and business. Natasha loves to hear from you so feel free to follow and DM her @natashaNKPR and be sure to subscribe and leave a review and rating!
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Aug 23, 2022

In the PR industry, we often work with other partners in parallel industries such as marketing, advertising and media buying. And while we at NKPR always play well in the sandbox, it helps when you’re working with someone who values strategy and thoughtfulness as much as we do. On today’s episode, Natasha is happy to welcome Kris Menon, Founder and President of Your Brand Integrated Marketing who works with brands including Audi, Warner Brothers, Tag and more. Kris and Natasha have worked collaboratively, both running their own agencies, for almost two decades and today on the podcast they talk why honesty and transparency is so important, how the path to success isn’t a straight line and what you don’t see behind the scenes working in PR. Natasha loves to hear from you! Follow and DM her @natashaNKPR and be sure to subscribe and leave a review and rating!

Aug 16, 2022

INK Entertainment is synonymous when it comes to Toronto’s restaurant, nightlife and hospitality scene. It’s President and Founder Charles Khabouth started the company 40 years ago and has built it up with dozens of restaurants including Amal, Byblos and Sofia, The stunning Bisha hotel and employing over 3000 staff! On this episode of the podcast Charles and Natasha discuss the importance of listening to your critics, constantly learning and focusing on your vision. Natasha loves to hear from you! Follow and DM her @natashaNKPR and be sure to subscribe and leave a review and rating!

 

Aug 9, 2022

Loyalty is one quality that Natasha highly values in the people she surrounds herself with and today's two guests have proven that’s important to them as well over and over and over again.  NKPR’s Vice-Presidents Rebecca Risen and Lauren Cohen have been with the agency for over 13 years and 11 years respectively and on this episode of the podcast they chat about first impressions, the importance of mentorship, a few of our favourite celebrity moments and Natasha's biggest retail regret. Natasha loves to hear from you! Follow and DM her @natashaNKPR and be sure to subscribe and leave a review and rating!

Aug 2, 2022

Olympic and Paralympic Sports Agent Brant Feldman and Natasha met at a party during the Toronto International Film Festival 14 years ago and hit it off right from the start. Over that time although they've never lived in the same place, they’ve found many ways to collaborate and support each other. On today's episode Brant shares his advice on expanding your network, the art of making meaningful connections and the importance of gender equity in business. Natasha loves to hear from you! Follow and DM her @natashaNKPR and be sure to subscribe and leave a review and rating!

Jul 26, 2022

When NKPR launched 20 years ago, today’s guest Nicole Manes was instrumental in its success. One of Natasha's first hires, Nicole was with the agency from the very early days - through three office moves, and through significant growth. On this episode, Natasha and Nicole chat about the early days of NKPR, the importance of intuition, and some takeaways from working in an agency environment.  Natasha loves to hear from you! Follow and DM her @natashaNKPR and be sure to subscribe and leave a review and rating!

Jul 19, 2022

Matt Basile is a chef, author, entrepreneur and most importantly a down to earth and very kind person. The founder of street food brand Fidel Gastro, Matt took his background in advertising and paired it with his passion for food. The result? Food trucks, a restaurant, TV appearances, cookbooks, catering and more. Natasha and Matt share a love for food, building brands, and for following their passions.

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Jul 12, 2022

Several years ago Ebuka reached out to Natasha with a very personal note asking Natasha to be her mentor. A self-taught baker, Ebuka is super creative, talented and kind and you’ll love her just as much as Natasha does. On today’s episode the pair talk about the importance of mentorship and how being thoughtful in your approach can lead to the results you want. 

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Jul 5, 2022

Today’s guest is not only one of the biggest names behind-the-scenes in the modeling and artist management industry, but one of Natasha's nearest, dearest and funniest friends. For over 20 years, Craig Lawrence has been working with the biggest and most influential names in the modeling and celebrity industry in New York, Miami, and around the world. Natasha and Craig met when NKPR was hired to act as the agency of record for FORD Models in NYC - because the thinking was that there are no barriers when it comes to working. Smart work is smart work, and Craig has exemplified that. On the podcast the pair talk about honesty, dealing with egos and when it comes to surrounding yourself with the right people - it’s about the quality, not the quantity.

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Jun 28, 2022

Taylor Kaye and Natasha launched The F Words podcast together in September of 2016. It was a space for them to come together to chat, laugh and share everything about their favourite f words in their lives…like family, friends, fashion, finance.  Creating that podcast with Taylor was a highlight for Natasha over the past 20 years at NKPR, so of course Taylor had to be on Don't Just Talk, Say Something. On this episode, Taylor and Natasha share the importance of showing up for people in your life and also yourself, and some of the lessons they've learned from their previous relationships. 

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Jun 21, 2022

This episode is a walk down memory lane as Natasha welcomes two of her first ever clients at NKPR to discuss what it was like in the early days and how they've all evolved since. Kathryn Hicks is a marketing guru who specializes in footwear and athletics, working with brands including Sorel, Fila, and Timberland, and Sarah Saso, another marketing expert, has worked in community relations and corporate sponsorship for brands such as Green Shield, Manulife and CIBC. And wait until you hear about some of the things the three of them went through including sleeping on a hotel floor, a ski accident and a life changing book. 

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Jun 14, 2022

A true icon in the North American media landscape, George Stroumboulopoulos has done it all. Just to list a few of his accolades, George has hosted and executive produced shows on MuchMusic, to George Strombolopolous tonight on CBC, to Hockey Night in Canada and now he hosts a talk radio show on Apple Music. George is also heavily involved in several philanthropic endeavors, including the Artists for Peace and Justic board which he sits on with Natasha.  On this episode the pair discuss George’s outlook on life, to his relationship with hope and optimism, breaking his own biases and making risky bets in business.

Jun 7, 2022

Natasha's dear friends and clients Briar de Lange and Rick Kaczmarek from the Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area join her on the podcast today. As NKPR’s longest clients, Rick and Briar have been with the agency through major evolutions and Natasha is so honoured and privileged to have been able to grow and learn with them. On this episode they discuss the strength in long-term partnerships, adapting and being open to change and how opportunities are whatever you make of them.

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May 31, 2022
On this episode of the podcast Natasha is joined by her close friends and power couple Yannick & Shantelle Bisson.  They discuss why we choose to surround ourselves with the people that we do and how that impacts us personally and professionally.  And be sure to have some tissues handy because things get emotional. 

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May 24, 2022

One of the most innovative and accomplished entrepreneurs in the world, Dax Dasilva is the Executive Chair of Lightspeed, one of Canada’s biggest success stories, and the Founder of Age of Union, a non-profit environmental alliance to protect the planet's threatened species and ecosystems. Dax and Natasha started working together six years ago, and is a huge inspiration to her, not only for his business acumen, but for his deep commitment to making the world a better place. On this episode the pair discuss how philanthropy is integral to Dax's journey and how anyone can be a changemaker.

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May 16, 2022

There are not enough people in the world like this episode’s guest Carrie Kirkman. With over 25 years of experience in management for top women’s apparel brands, working at leading companies such as Hudson’s Bay, Global Brands Group, Jones Apparel Group, and more, Carrie is established as a leader in the womenswear industry in Canada. Carrie is also deeply passionate and committed to supporting and empowering women. Not only does she do this through her philanthropic efforts, but Carrie is a mentor to many and is deeply encouraging of helping women rise in the corporate world with the mantra of “Empowered Women Empower Women!”

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May 9, 2022

Jamie Haggarty is a business leader that's worked at some of North America’s biggest brands, including Rogers, Corus, and Deluxe Entertainment. Jamie is one of the most strategic thinkers Natasha has ever met and over the many years of working together, she has learnt so much from him. On this episode of the podcast, Natasha and Jamie talk about how navigating tough times can make or break you, why listening to people is so important…and you’ll want to remember this one thing Jamie says - ‘why not you’. 

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Apr 27, 2022
Now a household name, Caitlin Cronenberg's photography and directing work have been published in the world’s most established publications and festivals (Vogue, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Drake’s album cover and TIFF, just to name a few). Even though she’s worked with some of the biggest brands and the most famous faces, Caitlin still manages to be one of the kindest and most loyal people. On this episode of the podcast Natasha and Caitlin discuss why taking risks are always worth it, why without fear there isn’t growth and Caitlin recalls one moment on the red carpet she’ll never forget.
 
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