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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, [...]

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 [...]

Positive Psychology experts discuss Hedonia, Eudaimonia and the Virtuous Organization

With so much interest in positive psychology, how can we use it to enrich our careers and lives? How can it help us to flourish? These are questions that today’s podcast guests help answer. Guests were speakers and exhibitors at the recent Canadian Positive Psychology Association’s national conference held in Niagara on the Lake, June [...]

Starting over at 35

On the surface Melissa Hughes had it all. In her words “On the outside, my life at 35 looked great  —  a promising career, a doting partner, an elegant home, things, vacations, a big engagement ring, money in the bank… There was just one problem: I wasn’t happy.” After a series of career error corrections [...]

Meet Luke from STOPGAP

  A single step can be a really big issue. Not just for someone who uses a wheelchair. A Toronto engineer who created a simple, user-friendly ramp that's made hundreds of businesses more accessible recently received the Everyday Political Citizen award from civic advocacy group Samara Canada. Luke Anderson — who crashed while mountain biking [...]

Why a gap year is good and how skateboarding can save your life

Jay Mandarino, CEO of  CJ Group of Companies, tells us about overcoming his barriers to a thriving career and life and giving back to his community. He talks about how skateboarding is linked to transferable skills and how it helped him gain confidence to become the amazing person he is today. At 20:25, Denis Luchyshyn [...]

Excavate your story. Ace your interview.

  Because your résumé can't do all the talking for you, Anand Patel, the co-founded InterviewDrill, explains Their app that aims to make interview preparation easier. He is a product manager that draws upon understanding his consumers to gain success in his career. Tune in Wednesday and ace the interview! Starting at 26:56: What can writing about [...]

Four more inspiring interviews from the CPPA conference

  Four more inspiring interviews from thought leaders in positive psychology at the Canadian Positive Psychology Association's 2014 conference in Ottawa: Jamie Gruman, Sue Langley, Corey Zadik and Karen Cohen. http://www.careercycles.com/NEW/MP3/careerbuzz-2014-08-27.mp3 Click here to listen or download

Myths of Happiness with Sonja Lyubomirsky

  Hear Positive Psychology experts Sonja Lyubomirsky on myths of happiness, and Bob Vallerand on harmonious passion. "I can't be happy until I get that better job." "I’ll be happy when I’m rich." Author of The How of Happiness and The Myths of Happiness, Sonja Lyubomirsky busts myths based on her 20 years of research. [...]

Millenial Generation expert, David Colleto. LoyaltyOne VP Talent. And a job search organizer.

  David Coletto is a founding partner and CEO of Abacus Data and the Canadian Millennial Research Practice focusing on people born between 1980 and 2000. Tune in to hear insights from David who was named a Forty Under Forty in Ottawa.   Diane Dowsett is Associate Vice President of Talent Management at LoyaltyOne. LoyaltyOne runs the popular Air Miles [...]