Career Buzz – Radio Show

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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”? [...]

May 6th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

April 21st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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

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, Canadians are increasingly looking at how mental health issues impact employees in the workplace. In this episode of CareerBuzz (broadcast on Oct 19, 2017), Mark is joined by [...]

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Opening Up a World of Career Opportunities & Lifetime Experiences

Seeing the need for post-secondary graduates to really understand and grasp opportunities Alex McKee founded Millennial Xchange. Not limiting itself as a mentor program but a career launch pad where ambitious creative minds can connect with professionals from all walks of life. Also joining the conversation are Diane Latta, a mentor with Millennial Xchange and mentee, Harrison [...]

March 28th, 2017|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Pursuing a Career in Sales – Three Interviews from the Great Canadian Sales Competition

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 [...]

February 3rd, 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 2009 [...]

January 16th, 2017|0 Comments