Dec. 16, 2021

U2U.S4.E6 - Sean Conohan

Resourcefulness is a quality that is learned, sought after, and highly desired. Resourcefulness is when you choose to figure it out, keep trying, and believe that you will find a way. Sean Conohan is definitely one of the peo...

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Dec. 9, 2021

U2u.S4.E5 - Mark Meincke

Life is all about the curveballs. The unexpected, the unbelievable, and the things that change our perspective on why we are here. Mark Meincke has definitely had his fair share of twists and turns - but he uses his experienc...

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Dec. 2, 2021

U2U.S4.E4 - Rachael Dent Flynn

There is nothing greater than learning from people that serve with their whole hearts. Rachael Dent Flynn is a volunteer firefighter and the owner/operator of FLAR Equine Experience in Nova Scotia. As someone who loves to hel...

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Nov. 25, 2021

U2U.S4.E3 - Neil MacLean

When you have stories like the ones that Neil MacLean does, you write them down. Neil worked in a variety of correctional institutions during his 25 years as an officer. He shares a few stories in this podcast, but if …

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Nov. 18, 2021

U2U.S4.E2 - The Unicorns

Sharon was picked to be in a documentary...cool RIGHT??? So, during the filming, they asked us to record a podcast. Here it is. Sharon and Lauren share their stories of re-invention. It's a candid conversation between two fri...

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Nov. 11, 2021

U2U.S4.E1 - Gloria Joynt-Lang

Well, here we are Season 4. We are back in the studio talking to people who have re-invented themselves. In this episode, we have Gloria Joynt-Lang. We both had the pleasure of working with Gloria at EIFW. We talked about …

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Sept. 16, 2021

U2U.S3.E14 - Season Finale

Well, another season has come to an end for us. We had the best time talking to all these incredible humans. There is not a day that goes by that we are not grateful for your time, your story, and …

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Aug. 26, 2021

U2U.S3.E13 - Daniela Tsentouros

Daniela Tsentouros found herself on the receiving end of the call that no corrections officer family ever wants to get. With limited information, all she knew was that her husband had been taken, hostage. Daniela talks about ...

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Aug. 19, 2021

U2U.S3.E12 - Grant Ellsworth

Grant Ellsworth joins us on the podcast this week. This conversation could have gone on for hours as you can hear how passionate Grant is about mental, physical, and emotional health to sustain a career in corrections. Grant ...

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Aug. 12, 2021

U2U.S2.E11 - Nikki Cloutier

One thing most corrections officers don't lack is courage. This episode came to be when Nikki Cloutier sent a brave DM on Instagram. We could not have been more excited to talk with her about her career, her business, and …

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Aug. 5, 2021

U2U.S3.E10-Karl MacPhee

Chatting with Karl is always a pleasure. Karl MacPhee is a man of many roles. He entered the military at the age of 19 - and was medically discharged at the age of 21 after being diagnosed with epilepsy. This …

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July 29, 2021

U2U.S3.E9- Alex Graham

When creativity, passion, and purpose come together - you get something like Brand 47 Coffee Co. Alex Graham is our guest on this episode. A former first responder, married to her wife Holly who is a first responder, the pare...

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July 8, 2021

U2U.S3.E8 - Chad Kennedy

Chad Kennedy has had his fair share of trauma over the last 13 years as an Alberta Sheriff. He is on a mission to educate others that "it is not weak to speak". After numerous signs that he was struggling …

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July 1, 2021

U2U.S3E - Trudy Dover

Everyone has a story. In this episode, we get to chat with Trudy about hers. There is power behind each of our stories, and we get to choose where the power is emphasized and whether it keeps us in the …

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June 24, 2021

U2U.S3E6 - Dr. Shelly Bernard and Naomi Paton

Well, it took a little coaxing but we were able to. get this dynamic duo to come and chat about what it is like to be psychologists at a women's federal institution. Dr. Shelly Bernard and Naomi Paton love the …

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June 17, 2021

U2U.S3E5 - Steve Morrissey

Seriously, this was such an incredible conversation. Steve is an RCMP member with numerous positions under his belt and those experiences have brought on some adverse effects. One of the biggest takeaways from his own persona...

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June 10, 2021

U2U.S3.E4 - Dan McCaughan

There is nothing greater than connecting with old friends. Dan McCaughan sits down to talk to us about his career in corrections, his mission to reconstruct his identity from grumpy CX to Triathlon competitor and Iron Man rac...

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June 3, 2021

U2U.S3.E3 - Jon Archambault

In this episode we with chat with Jon Archambault. This guy is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to advocating for first responders and the military with PTSD. In the military for 11years, and then right into …

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May 27, 2021

U2U.S3.E2 - Brett MacIntosh

We had the most incredible conversation with Brett in this episode. If you are not lucky enough to know this man - that sucks for you. Brett has faced tons of adversity from being assaulted by an inmate only a …

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May 20, 2021

U2U.S3.E1 - Combat Diva's

Welcome to Season 3 of From Uniforms to Unicorns. It was a natural decision to start this season off with the Divas and the Unicorns. We were lucky enough to be on the Combat Diva podcast and we were just …

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May 20, 2021

Intro to Season 3

We are excited about Season 3. We are talking about Mental Health. We decided to have a little fun. We invited our children to come on and tell us what they do to support their mental health. It's a short …

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April 8, 2021


Sharon and Lauren take a few minutes (okay 45mins) to talk about how incredible this season was, thank our guests, and be grateful for all the people that listened, shared their stories, and messaged us. This little passion p...

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April 1, 2021

U2U.S2S11 - Janet Craigen

We had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Janet. Sharon and Janet worked together briefly at Bowden Institution. Janet speaks about her experience at Kingston Penitentiary, what brought her to Alberta, and her car...

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March 25, 2021

U2U.S2.E10 - Susan Hayre

We got the chance to interview Susan Hayre for this episode. We had no idea how much we would laugh. Susan has been in Corrections for 21 years - she has worked at both male and female facilities, has a …

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