Category Archives: mindset

Invest in Your Health and Invest in Your Body



Dr. Colleen McQuarrie founded the Ottawa Integrative Health Centre in 2004, and continues her role as the Clinic Director, while practicing as a full time Naturopathic Doctor. Her primary focus is family health, fertility, prenatal care, menopause, pediatrics and functional neurology. In 2010, she was awarded the Ottawa Business Journals “Top Forty under 40” award.

Guest: Dr. Colleen McQuarrie, ND – Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Colleen McQuarrie founded the Ottawa Integrative Health Centre in 2004, and continues her role as the Clinic Director, while practicing as a full time Naturopathic Doctor. Her primary focus is family health, fertility, prenatal care, menopause, pediatrics and functional neurology. In 2010, she was awarded the Ottawa Business Journals “Top Forty under 40” award.

With over 15 years as a practicing Naturopathic Doctor, Colleen is passionate about health, and provides seminars, workshops and lectures to special interest groups, as well as, medical students and private industry.

Colleen is a member of both the provincial and national Naturopathic Associations (OAND and CAND) since her days as a student. She remains engaged in her profession by acting as the Chair for the Board of Governors at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (www.ccnm.edu).

In this episode learn about: 

  • What is a Naturopathic Doctor
  • Common health concerns for entrepreneurs 
  • Stress hormones
  • Tips to improve our mood at home
  • Fasting benefits
  • Prebiotics vs. Probiotics
Book Mentioned:

Attracting Perfect Customers: The Power of Strategic Synchronicity
by Stacey Hall


Maximizing Cashflow by Maximizing Mindset with Ryan DeLaurentis



Ryan DeLaurentis is a commercial & multi-family real estate investor in Ontario. His company, DCI properties, focuses primarily on cash flow first investing. He purchases most of his properties with JV partners looking to supplement their income, prepare for retirement, or who just want a hands-off real estate investment with above average returns. 

Guest: Real Estate Investor, Ryan DeLaurentis

Primary Investment Strategy: Joint Venture Multi-family Investing

Portfolio:  20 properties, plus flips and wholesale deals

In this episode learn about: 
– Ways to maximize cashflow on MFPs
– Building your network
– Benefits of joining networking events
– Tips on finding deals

Get in touch with Ryan by email at ryan@dciproperties.ca or call 416-556-9221

More about Ryan:
Ryan and his wife have been investing in the London area for the past couple of years.  They are also very involved in their community, and try to give back to local charities and dog shelters whenever they can.


Finding Your Why as a Real Estate Investor – Laurel Simmons REITE Club Co-Founder



Laurel Simmons bought her first investment rental property in the early 80s when she really didn’t know what she was doing. Fast-forward to today, and along with her husband, Daniel St-Jean, Laurel is a partner in Safe and Sound Real Estate Investment Group which specializes in rent-to-own properties. She’s also the Grounding member of The REITE Club team – she holds the Founder’s toes to the fire and helps make sure the club’s events are the best they can possibly be.

Guest: The REITE Club Co-Founder, Laurel Simmons

Primary Investment Strategy: Joint Venture, Rent to Own

Portfolio: Owned 60+ properties, 35 LTO deals

In this episode learn about: 
– How to find your “WHY” as an Investor
– Biggest investors mistake on defining their strategy 
– Importance of taking down notes

To get in touch with Laurel: Visit her website www.sasreig.com or email Laurel directly at laurelrsimmons@gmail.com.

More about Laurel:
Laurel has spent over three decades working in the consulting world both with hi-tech and government organizations. She’s travelled the world as a consultant, speaker and trainer and finally, she’s travelling to where she wants to go WHEN she wants to go and for as LONG she wants to go without in any way having to worry about her clients.