intentional exploration

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, [...]

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, starting at 12:55, are Diane Latta, a mentor with [...]

Taking a Workplace Sabbatical: Perfect Springboard to Career and Life Renewal

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 [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Actionable Books and Legacy Circles

This week, Diane Doyon speaks about a program to help adults 50+ plan for a future of meaning and purpose using Career Legacy Circles. A process to help maintain a Work-Life balance and to prepare for leaving the workforce, while maximizing the legacy left behind. As well at 36:42, Chris Taylor shares his novel approach to bringing the [...]