Yearly Archives: 2011

Good News Toronto

Dec. 14, 2011 Click to Listen or Download When a string of bad things happened in Toronto, people began saying, 'Toronto's so dangerous!' That message compelled Eva Karpati to show the doomsayers her city was still Toronto the Good. But how? With no background in publishing, Eva launched a newspaper, Good News Toronto, featuring stories [...]

December 12th, 2011|0 Comments

Banker becomes gallery owner. Teenagers' career choices

Nov. 30, 2011 Click to listen or download After completing a degree in English Literature and an MBA, Andrew Fitzgerald worked in banking in Toronto for five years. Itching to travel, he quit his job and set off for Vietnam to live and work where he found a banking job that led to other ones in [...]

November 30th, 2011|1 Comment

Importance of workplace social networks, social capital in your career.

Nov. 16, 2011 Click to listen or download John-Paul Hatala,Ph.D. joins Career Buzz to share his own career story, and his academic research on social networking behaviors, social capital, human resource development, career development and the transition to the labour market. Dr. Hatala is currently an Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, a Senior [...]

November 15th, 2011|0 Comments


Strengths and Assets Shopping List Use this list to help you identify strengths and assets as you reflect on your story. This list is referenced in the Your Story CareerCycles Handout. Strengths are skills and knowledge you want to use. As Assets, these may be learned behaviors and additional skills you possess, though you don’t want [...]

November 3rd, 2011|Comments Off on Strengths

Volunteering keeps you engaged and vibrant. Know when to say yes.

Nov. 2, 2011 Click to listen or download Bob Sauvé led such a compelling ‘tour’ of a painting during my recent visit to the National Gallery in Ottawa -- he knew everything about St Jerome in Penitence -- that I had to ask about his story. A school principal, educator and faculty member at U [...]

November 1st, 2011|0 Comments

Notice what awakens career excitement.

Oct. 26, 2011 Click to listen or download When Gregg Brown worked in the restaurant business, he was asked to do training: “they plunked me in front of a flipchart and it felt very good.” He’s always been in training, from sitting his sister down in front of a chalkboard when they were kids, to [...]

Open up a whole new world. Powerful moments.

Want to start getting more of what you want and less of what you don’t want in your career? “Stop trying to figure out how and try helping someone else get what they want.” said Paul Tobey, president of Training Business Pros and recent Career Buzz guest. Tune in this Wednesday to hear powerful moments from [...]

October 18th, 2011|0 Comments

What can we learn from the wind about making career and life choices?

When you feel the wind in your face, most people don’t realize the moving air isn’t ‘pushed’ from the direction it’s coming from, rather, it is ‘pulled’ in the direction it’s going. This lack of clarity about how wind works parallels many people’s lack of clarity around making effective career and life choices. You may look [...]

The Spearhead Beer story. Executive Mentors.

October 12, 2011 Click to listen or download Dimitri van Kampen is a self-described beer geek and foodie, a passionate real beer advocate and homebrewer. While working in project finance at a large international law firm in London, England, making senior partners unimaginably wealthy and spending countless hours in pubs, Dimitri became interested in real [...]

October 12th, 2011|1 Comment

Careers in the green economy. 'When is it time to move up?' 3 questions to manage your career.

Sept. 28, 2011 Click to listen or download What are careers in the green economy? Brent Kopperson is the founder and Executive Director of Windfall Ecology Centre, a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to building sustainable communities. Brent's career story includes 10 years leading an entertainment merchandising company before a dramatic change that led him to [...]

September 27th, 2011|0 Comments