Lorena Harito for Metro Toronto
WORKOLOGY- Published June 6, 2006
Mark Franklin runs CareerCyles, a career renewal retreat.
Wouldn’t it be fun to bike, hike, counsel others, and get paid for it? For Mark Franklin, his work is just that. Franklin leads CareerCycles, a three-day career renewal retreat that gets people away from the regular day-to-day routine and allows them to reflect on their career paths.
June 16, 2006
By Chad Huculak
Feeling burned out at work? Not quite sure where you want to be in your career? You are not alone. Often we get so caught up in our lives that we never take a step back and try to comprehend where we are and where we’re going in our careers.
CareerCycles is a unique chance to take that time to reflect and enjoy the soothing outdoors at the same time. Mark Franklin came across the idea of combining bicycle trips with career counselling on a B.C. ferry back in 2001.
“I just changed careers from engineering for 10 years to counselling,” Franklin says.