Blog

/Blog

Canadian Positive Psychology Association 2018 Part II: John Helliwell on Global Happiness, Plus Bill Craig and Jay Gosselin

Mark Franklin was your Career Buzz correspondent interviewing keynoters and speakers on-site at the Canadian Positive Psychology Association’s 2018 Conference in Toronto.  The CPPA promotes the science and practice of positive psychology – and facilitates collaboration among researchers, practitioners, teachers, and students in Canada. Up first is John Helliwell. Over the past decade and supported in part by the World Happiness Report there's growing interest in [...]

Canadian Positive Psychology Association 2018: Tim Pychyl on Procrastination, Plus Ryan Niemiec & Margarita Tarragona

Mark Franklin was your Career Buzz correspondent interviewing keynoters and speakers on-site at two conferences: the Canadian Positive Psychology Association’s 2018 Conference in Toronto.  The CPPA promotes the science and practice of positive psychology - and facilitates collaboration among researchers, practitioners, teachers, and students in Canada. Up first is Dr. Ryan Niemiec who is the Education Director of the VIA Institute on Character. It’s a global, non-profit organization in Cincinnati, Ohio that advances [...]

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s (CCPA) 2018 Conference

Mark Franklin was your Career Buzz correspondent interviewing keynoters and speakers on-site at the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s 2018 Conference in lovely Winnipeg, Manitoba. The CCPA aims to help practitioners and researchers who work in the mental health field. For the first time ever, there are five (and soon to be six) generations working [...]

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 [...]