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Who You Are Matters! – New video explains game and narrative assessment

Put the power of story in your hands. OneLifeTools bridges the gap between leading edge career theory and practice. Our mission is to help scale up career management with our Narrative Assessment games, tools and training. The narrative approach has demonstrated effectiveness in several studies, and normally relies exclusively on 1-on-1 meetings. Within a world of limited [...]

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

“My Career Ended with a Mosquito Bite” – the challenges of transitioning away from Athletics and Dance

Dancers and athletes share strikingly similar challenges in their career and life transitions. Personal identity tied to profession, loss of community and team, and mental health are some of the challenges that athletes and dancers navigate in their transition from high performance. Annamay Oldershaw Pierse swam for Canada in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics. In [...]

The emerging field & importance of cyber security – Interview with cyber security expert and Xahive co-founder Sem Ponnambalam

With the growing threats to personal and government data security what are we supposed to do to protect against cyber attacks? And with the growing threats come career opportunities: information security was among the top 10 jobs for 2016. Today we are joined by cyber security expert Sem Ponnambalam about some interesting career opportunities. Learn [...]

Jobs in the Great Outdoors –Tree planting, fishing camps & Zamboni driving

10 year veteran tree planter Adam Yudelman stopped pursuing a math degree so he could focus on something we often neglect, doing things he actually enjoys. Adam’s love of the outdoors and working with his hands lead to his long and varied resume as a tree planter, fishing camp hand, organic farmer, bicycle courier, outdoor [...]

December 21st, 2016|0 Comments

What can you learn from outdoor active experience? – Interview with Outward Bound Executive Director, Sarah Wiley

How can a deep connection to the outdoors determine our direction in life, show us what we're capable of and make us into our best self? During a mountain biking trip in Nepal, Sarah Wiley realized her planned career in law might not be the right fit. Now, as the Executive Director of Outward Bound [...]

What you can learn about your career from a single leaf

Just as one leaf can represent all the colours in an entire tree, seemingly small stories from your life can provide insight into your career & life that you might not expect. Hear Patrick's story and how our narrative system helped him gain clarity and learn about career options he may not have considered. [...]

Managing Your Career While Going Through Cancer Treatment

Cancer strikes without prejudice – but people from all walks of life and within all levels of the cancer community can be united in a common goal of coping with this life-altering event. People living with cancer can and do play a significant and powerful role in their own journey. Kim Adlard has first hand [...]

Don’t Make Any Assumptions: Inside U of T Mississauga’s Career Centre

“Don’t make any assumptions,” said self-confessed career geek, Felicity Morgan, “about what you think about any career area.” Felicity is director of the career center at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. The UTM career centre serves over 13,000 students, with 15 staff. When we make assumptions we risk “not seeing our own biases and [...]

6 Reasons Why You Should Read the Obituaries First

Historian Ramsay Cook’s obituary clinched it for me – I decided I would start with the obituaries first when I read the newspaper, in paper or online. Though I’ve become more interested in history, I didn’t study it and hadn’t heard of Ramsay Cook. Then this: "we see Canada today through Ramsay Cook’s eyes," John [...]

August 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Arlene Dickenson – Feature interview with Dragons’ Den Star

Originally broadcast in January of 2013, we've edited, slimmed down and re-posted our feature interview with Dragons' Den star and prominent Canadian business woman Arlene Dickenson. At 30, Arlene Dickinson was divorced, had a high school diploma, no savings, and no idea how to feed four young children. She is now the CEO of Venture [...]