Breaking with tradition and forging your own path artwork
Toughest Call with Chaz Thorne

Breaking with tradition and forging your own path

  • S1E7
  • 15:39
  • July 11th 2021

In this episode, I’m talking with Jonathan Torrens about his decision to take control of his career and work by striking out on his own and leaving behind the suffocating notion of “that’s just the way things are done around here”.


For 30 years, Jonathan has been a mainstay in Canadian TV with resume credits that include Street Cents, Jonovision, Trailer Park Boys, Mr. D, This Hour has 22 Minutes, DeGrassi, Royal Canadian Air Farce, and Letterkenny.


A multiple Canadian Screen Award-winner, Jonathan has vast experience both in front of and behind the camera as a host, actor, writer, director, and producer.


Whether you’re an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur, it can be stifling to constantly feel like a cog in a wheel. It takes courage to break away from traditional ways of getting things done in favour of an approach that works for you and the ventures you’re trying to bring to life.


Jonathan talks about how he used all of the nos to fuel his determination to make creative projects that were true reflections of his original visions.


If you’d like to learn more about Jonathan and his production company, Canadian Content Studios, you can check out their website,


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Toughest Call with Chaz Thorne

On Toughest Call, leaders tell entertaining 20-minute stories about their most difficult career challenge.

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