Latest Shows!

It was huge fun having Fiona Steil-Antoni, Women’s International Master (WIM) and popular Twitch streamer, join me on Step Up! to talk about her brilliant career in chess and broadcasting. This was the perfect show to wrap up 2020! Click here to go to the main show page and listen!

Tara Weir, global explorer and adventure cyclist, joined me on the podcast to talk about her amazing adventures as a solo traveler. Tara has cycled more than 37,000 kilometres in 20 countries around the world. We dive into her treks through Mongolia, Myanmar, the Himalayas, the West Coast Route (Canada – USA – Mexico), and more. Join us!

I sat down with Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura to discuss his life studying and teaching goju ryu karate. As the World Chief Instructor for the IOGKF, Sensei Nakamura is one of the most sought-after karate instructors in the world. This is a conversation not to be missed, whether you are into the martial arts or not! 

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I had a unique opportunity to chat with former WTA star and Canadian Olympian Aleksandra Wozniak on the second episode of season three.

We covered a ton of ground, from her amazing career to her thoughts on performance, achieving goals, and moving on to the next phase in her career. For a tennis nerd like me, this was huge fun, and a privilege to have her on the show. Click here to listen!

The amazing Angeline V. Teo helped kick off season 3 by calling in from Singapore to discuss Life & Leadership in Challenging times. Listen here!

Our Season 2, Episode 5 show features former professional golfer and 5-time Canadian Long Drive champion, Fareen Samji. Far was a phenomenal guest, and I had a ball (and a scone) sitting down with her. Listen now!

Stay tuned for plenty of new shows through the summer and fall of ’19 – thanks for listening!

New shows, starting with Adrian Leeds (House Hunters International, French Real Estate Consultant), launched April 15th, 2019. Listen now!

Stay tuned for new shows and info on future guests – cheers!


Season two launched with special guest Scott Wilson (from TV’s Departures / Descending). We had a fantastic time, and Scott’s show broke all Step Up! records for listeners – so thank you to all who downloaded shows and got in touch. To have a listen and learn more about the episode, click here.

Episode two features recording artist Camille Miller, who called in from Sao Paulo, Brazil! Camille has performed all over the world and launched her latest album, Fight or Flight, in the fall of 2016. Camille is upbeat, energetic, and funny – this is a show you won’t want to miss! Click here to listen.


Episode three featured Olympian Sarah Nurse who talked about her life in hockey, her Olympic experience, Canadian hockey rivalries with the US, and why people make the wrong choices on House Hunters International. Click here to listen.


Welcome to Step Up! I’m Paul de Burger, a professional speaker, writer, photographer and world traveller.

Step Up! is a podcast focused on motivation, amazing people, and the will to live life on your terms. What does this mean? It means I talk to people with interesting stories and backgrounds to help you tap into their knowledge base and learn from their experiences. I talk to musicians, entrepreneurs, adventurers, writers, health and wellness experts, doctors, athletes, and trail blazers from all walks of life.

The podcast offers long-form discussions (between 45-60 mins), with no constraints on content or format, a relaxed environment, and on-location interviews.

I love listening to podcasts and wanted to give back to the world by providing content that people will find entertaining and motivating. So here we are – sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!