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Leaving the Allure. Embracing the Unexpected. (Part II)

After a rollercoaster ride of a career spanning education to agriculture to politics and from Montreal to Vancouver to Ottawa to Toronto to Prince Edward County, Ontario, Helene LeBlanc left the allure of politics for.... Tune in to hear her latest adventure. http://careercycles.com/careerbuzz/2018.05.02-HELENE-LEBLANC.mp3

June 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Leaving the Allure, Embracing the Unexpected

How do you leave the allure of the music business and land in… an insurance office?  Just ask Adam Hare. From young entrepreneur, developing his own clothing line, to managing a creative team for Universal Music Canada, Adam now makes waves, yes, in the insurance industry. He launched an award-winning, online brokerage called Insurance Jack. In 4 years, [...]

The Secret Weapon to Organizational Change Success

From mergers to downsizings, 70% of corporate change initiatives fail. The culprit in most cases is terrible communication, which allows a combination of vivid imaginations and social media-fuelled rumours to create a mess -  that may take years to fix. Elizabeth Williams has learned the lessons from epic change failures. Now operating her own [...]

Workplace Wellness Recharge Stations

Dr. Jonas Eyford is a chiropractor who enjoys digging into the complexities of human behavior and how they impact health. He’s worked on medical teams in clinics and on health policy with the World Health Organization. He now runs Fjord Wellness, setting up onsite Recharge Stations. In a new take on workplace wellness, these recharge stations [...]

Side-Door Strategy & Travel for Career Improvement

How do you connect with prospective employers or clients that you desperately want to speak to? Well, one way not to do it as depicted in the James Franco movie, The Disaster Artist, is to harass the employer. (In the movie, it’s a famous producer in a restaurant). But what about a “side- door strategy”? [...]

Gamification in the Workplace & Kickstarting Your Career at 33

Games can be a lot of fun. But, is there any evidence that they can achieve important learning goals? Just ask Mary Flanagan, inventor, artist, writer and designer whose quirky games, engaging installations, wild poetry and critical essays forge a unique vision of technology, pop culture and avant-garde art. With 30 games, five books, over [...]

Workplace Wellness and Transformative Volunteering support Employees’ Careers and Lives

On today's program, Mark interviews Atom Cheung, a former technical producer for CareerBuzz and currently a sports presenter for RTHK, Hong Kong’s national radio station. Atom shares with us the story of his journey that’s led to what is now a 7 year international career in radio and allowed for opportunities such as interviews with England Premier League players [...]

Mental Health and Self-Care in the Workplace

How safe is your workplace from a psychological health perspective? What can you do as an employee and employer to mitigate psychological health risks in the workplace? Half a million Canadians are off work each week due to mental illness. One in five Canadians experience a mental health problem each year. With figures like these, [...]

Canada ranks 13th of 23 countries in 3 career management needs

I was surprised to find Canada in the lower half of these international career management rankings, below countries like Saudi Arabia, and well ahead of USA. Hello, I'm Jasper Naerger from Germany, and I am doing an internship – with good financial support from my country, by the way – at CareerCycles.com, a career management social [...]

June 14th, 2017|0 Comments