What is it like to take a years sabbatical? How do you organize one, not if you’re a professor or a teacher, but as an employee in a regular Canadian workplace? Caterina Sanders shares her experiences from a one year global travel sabbatical with her family. She’s back at work at Habanero Consulting in Vancouver with a new sense of refreshment focusing on bringing human-centered design work to employee experience consulting. Drawing from her experiences Caterina helps connects the dots for those wanting to know.
Sheila Cassidy leads the Great Canadian Sales Competition, one of Canada’s biggest student competitions. Her team, including 150 student Ambassadors coast to coast, promotes sales as a career and a valuable skill-set to students across Canada.
A trailblazer and Chief Revenue Officer at Ceridian, Larry Dunivan was instrumental in moving Ceridian to a cloud-based company. Larry also sits as one of the judges for the Great Canadian Sales Competition.
Carter Grant, a fourth year Business Management student enrolled in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson, was a top 5 finalist at the 2nd annual Great Sales Competition. He competed against over 1,000 other students to reach his place amongst the standouts of the competition.
Sheila, Larry & Carter share their experiences with the Great Canadian Sales Competition as well as some sound advice for those wishing to pursue a successful career in sales.
“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 2009 she broke 4 World Records. In 2010 Annamay was bit by a mosquito and got Dengue fever, which ended her career. Annamay is currently an elementary teacher with the Halton district school board.
After a fifteen-year dance career, during which he was a First Soloist with the National Ballet of Canada and performed principal roles on Broadway, Chris Body went back to school. Now he works as a Physician Assistant (PA) at Toronto General Hospital.
Hear Annamay and Chris’ inspiring stories on this episode of CareerBuzz.
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. Learn more about the field of Cyber Security and Sems own career path that took her from working in various federal agencies to founding Xahive.
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 carpenter and even Zamboni driver. Hear Adams story and refreshing attitude on career & life in this episode of CareerBuzz.
What can you learn from outdoor active experience? – Interview with Outward Bound Executive Director, Sarah Wiley
During a mountain biking trip in Nepal, Sarah Wiley realized her planned career in law might not be the right fit. Now, as Executive Director of Outward Bound Canada, she is helping others learn about themselves and connect with the great outdoors. Hear Sarah Wiley’s inspiring story and learn about Outward Bound Canada in this episode of Career Buzz.
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 experience witnessing how involvement impacts experience. And involvement starts with developing awareness of what’s available in terms of support, services, programs and activities. Hear Kim share her story and the new resource she founded, One Access Space, Kim also shared these valuable resources: Cancer and Careers and Working with Cancer
“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 not identifying career opportunities.” Instead, Felicity recommended career exploration: “Check it out, talk to people, check yourself out internally if it’s the right thing for you. You can only make the best decision with the info you have in front of you. So get that info in front of you.” Hear the whole interview with Felicity Morgan.
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 Communications, a co-star of the CBC TV hit Dragons’ Den, and one of the country’s most sought-after female entrepreneurs. Hear Arlene’s career story and advice from her book Persuasion. Plus, hear what it was like to be on Dragon’s Den from the founders of SMARTeacher and Urban Cultivator.