If you’re interested in bettering your career and finding fulfillment in what you do, listen to episodes of Career Cravings. Co-hosted by Toronto Practice Lead, Meghan Reid and Dev Ramcharan, Career Cravings is a straight-talking and humorous insight-generation-machine for your career! With Dev on the cusp of being a Baby Boomer and a Gen X-er, and Meghan being a Millennial, their rich insights and knowledge span the generations. Meghan, Dev, and their diverse guests bring you the best of their experience and expertise, sharing the kind of thinking that you need to help you sharpen your focus and transform your career.
July 16, 2017
Bibi Wanjiro has worked as an office administrator and an executive assistant for over 8 years. She’s skilled in her work and has been successful in her roles, but she’s struggled to figure out what she really wants for her future. Having the skills to excel is important, but what is she passionate about? How does someone go about figuring this out? If you’ve had similar thoughts, tune in and hear how Dev and Meg help Bibi work towards clarity and employ the type of thinking she needs in order to navigate the future of her career!
July 9, 2017
Rosie’s story covers a lot of ground: from pursuing a career in multimedia, to becoming an entrepreneur, to adapting to different clients. Her positivity, determination, challenges and successes are explored in this interesting episode Rosie’s current multimedia endeavors include her video company Mind Spin Media and her photography business Little Laughs. Canada Career Counselling is proud to have launched an animated video created by Rosie about what we do.
June 25, 2017
In this unique episode, Harrison Szutu (age 11) and his father Tom Szutu discuss their first joint book project, the Ninja Mice of Wallstreet. Harrison describes how he went from being a mediocre writer to his wild imagination having a creative idea for a series of characters that teach kids about how investments work. It’s never too early to start exploring careers, and we’ll learn from Harrison and Tom how important it is for children to be given opportunities to nurture their career interests. This episode has some great nuggets for both children and parents, such as finding ways to work together on passions and hobbies, and learning early life lessons from the challenges along the way.
June 11, 2017
Raise while you rise. This is the mantra of Samah Ali’s production house, Sisterhood Media, which explores conversations on identity, community growth, and self-actualization. Tune in to this episode of Career Cravings to hear how this millennial and award winning documentary film maker is building an online community of media mavericks who support each other while growing themselves!
June 4, 2017
Although many individuals choose to complete post secondary education and inevitably gain exposure to academia, few truly understand what it takes to be a professor. In this episode of Career Cravings, hear from Dr. Matt Logan about his experience becoming an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at California State University San Bernardino. Born in Canada, Matt discusses his choice to pursue academia in the States as well as the challenges and triumphs of being a professor.
May 14, 2017
Although it may seem counter intuitive, it can often be helpful to consider all of your past work and educational experience in order to help you plan for your future. In this episode, Meghan and her guest Jessica Ferraro (website and instagram) do just that; they comb through Jessica’s experiences in search of the patterns, themes, threads, and “nuggets” that tie her career story together and inform where her future is headed. Although her past may seem varied, by the end of the hour, it’s clear that discipline, directing from behind the scenes, being a self-starter, creativity, the satisfaction of tangible outcomes, building “something special” and the search for happiness are all key for Jess. Equipped with this insight, Jess is starting her Monday with more clarity and certainty about the future of her career!
May 7, 2017
Christianne Varty’s story is one of competing in her sport of ringette for Team Canada, as well as progressing in her academic career, which will culminate in a PhD in Management (Organizational Behaviour) at the Lazaridis School of Business at Wilfrid Laurier University. Christianne shares insights about herself and career that have helped her achieve success and fulfillment. Listeners will learn from how Christianne continues to compete against herself and be resilient in the face of inevitable setbacks. She speaks of her goal to positively impact people and workplaces through her research, consulting, and coaching, and how success is achieved by doing well at even the small stuff!
April 23, 2017
At Canada Career Counselling, we believe career planning should be a fundamental element of the education system. In other words, education should be more practical and prepare youth to understand what type of careers they’d be passionate about and would be successful pursuing. In this episode of Career Cravings, Meg and Dev speak with one of Canada’s leading authorities on the topic, Phil Jarvis. Tune in learn more about how the flaws in the Canadian education system can be improved. We discuss the importance of creativity, the impact artificial intelligence will have on the workforce, as well as the national coalition Phil is leading in order change how children across Canada are educated!
If you would like to get in touch, Phil can be reached at 506-961-8585 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 9, 2017
Do you have passions you wish you could explore further, but find that full-time work is taking all your energy? Pursuing hobbies is a way to build your energy, and can turn into a “sideline” career that builds over time. In this episode, Terri Gilson describes her career in health services, and how she has also pursued her passion for baking, cooking, and food blogging alongside. Terri is a lifelong learner, who uses her creativity and planning skills to make a difference in people’s lives. Learn how a multi-track career can be the answer to fully exploring and living out your interests and passions.
April 2, 2017
A unique and inspirational show with two guests, Rob Finot, Director of Heavy Maintenance for WestJet, and Dr. Laura Hambley’s 11-year-old son, Nicholas Lovett – who’s passionate about a career in aviation. Rob and Nick discuss the excitement of working in aviation, key leadership capabilities and moving through challenges to continue innovating and improving safety. It’s never too early to start exploring careers, and we’ll learn from Rob and Nick how important it is for children to be given opportunities to nurture their career interests.
March 26, 2017
Michael Binnion is passionate about advancing causes that make a difference in the world. He is a serial entrepreneur who focuses on impacting Canadians at a national level. He is currently the President and CEO of Questerre Energy, founded in 2000, and the Chair of the Quebec Oil and Gas Association. His career has spanned both for-profit and not-for-profits, and his latest focus is on the Modern Miracle Network. In this intriguing show, Michael shares his wisdom about career change and taking risks, and how he goes about making a net contribution to society.
March 19, 2017
Did you know that awareness and exploration of education and career options significantly impacts the future focused choices you make? Or that hope and adaptability is important for your future happiness and success? Further, can you guess the percent of students who drop out after their first year of post secondary due to poor fit with their program? Hear more about the answers to these questions and more on this episode of Career Cravings. Lee Taal, Ted Talk alumni and the Founder/CEO of ChatterHigh, shares the story of his career journey and why he’s so passionate about the future of today’s students! You’ll also learn about Canada’s Most Informed Student and School Competitions, for grade 11 students in Canada, and how you could win a scholarship!
March 5, 2017
Do you have more than one passion? Having difficulty deciding which one to pursue? Meet Beth Yarzab, Canada Career Counselling’s Career Advisor, on this episode of Career Cravings. Beth is a multi-passionate mom of twins, who’s truly crafted her dream career by merging the things she enjoys the most into one holistic career package! Tune in to learn more about Beth’s career and get inspired to develop a career path that’s fit for you!
February 26, 2017
Kelly Moroz has dedicated his career to helping unleash kids’ potential through his innovative child and adolescent psychology practice. Kelly has been the director of the Moroz Child Psychology Group, a private practice in Calgary, Alberta since 2003. In this episode, Dev and Laura interview Kelly and hear about his inspiring career story, the risks he took along the way, and the exciting vision he has for continuing to impact children and teens at a broader level in the future.
February 12, 2017
At Canada Career Counselling, we often have parents contact us for advice about raising “successful millennials.” If you have questions about preparing your children for career success, tune in now! Christine Reid, a teacher of over 30 years and a mother of 3 successful millennials (Google software engineer, an engineering manager of an international company, and a Psychologist/business owner/radio host) shares her insight and experience. From generational shifts in the classroom, helicopter parenting, modelling, communication, and boundary setting, this episode digs deep to discuss what you need to know in order to instill the motivation, self-efficacy, and skills needed to be successful in today’s society!
February 5, 2017
In this episode, Meg and Dev answer pressing career questions and weigh in on the dos and don’ts for your career in 2017. A must-hear for tips on LinkedIn, resume, networking, going entrepreneurial, and more!
January 29, 2017
Worried about telling your employer you’re pregnant? Confused about what to expect when you take your maternity leave? Assuming that having children will be detrimental to you career? This episode features Canada Career Counselling’s very own Avra Davidoff, one of Canada’s leading experts on maternity leave transitions. Avra shares some interesting results from the Making it Work! study, as well as advice for women and employers to successfully navigate maternity leave transitions. If you’re pregnant or can foresee a maternity leave in your future, this episode is a must hear!
January 22, 2017
On this episode of Career Cravings, Meg, Dev, and Laura have a panel discussion reflecting on key insights and important messages shared by past guests. The hosts explore their personal take-aways and highlight cross-guest themes. Their goal? Lay all the “golden nuggets” on the table so you can tailor your mindset and actions to satisfy your career cravings in 2017!
January 15, 2017
In her own words, Julie Michels has never passed up a chance to do something about which she knows nothing about. A life long learner, she’s worked as a chef, a trauma counsellor, supported youth in a locked psychiatric unit, had a home furnishings/interior design business, been a project/program manager, and worked in audit and governance. Not to mention, she’s a recording artist and composer! From her career path alone, you know you’ve got to hear this women’s story!
January 8, 2017
Do you consider yourself an activist? Have you considered what a sustainable career in social justice looks like? In this episode of Career Cravings, lawyer Brendan Jowett discusses his career and the systemic inequalities he’s working to combat. In this informative and eye-opening interview, Brendan shares his motivations, examples of cases he’s been involved in, and what it really means to “fight” for social justice
December 18, 2016
Creative and practical; abstract and concrete; analytical and social; optimistic and doubtful; private and public. These adjectives may seem like opposites, but all describe aspects of Andrew Tenyenhuis and his career as a landscape architect! With such a broad spectrum of attributes, it can be challenging to navigate a career path; so many options could be a fit, but how do you determine what’s best? If you’ve come across this conundrum, tune in to learn how Andrew navigated his career journey and learn a few tips to help you navigate yours!
December 11, 2016
Can you relate to having parental or cultural pressure to pursue (or not to pursue) a certain career direction? If so, Peter Han’s story will inspire you to follow you passions despite these pressures. Peter is a millennial entrepreneur who is the founder of Bluekey Education, a company hatched as an idea to create an inclusive space for students from all over the world to build academic resilience. What started as a small tutoring service has now transformed into a reputable company with over 30 employees across different countries. Peter exemplifies humility, hard work, open-mindedness, and courage as he shares the story of how he’s following his ideal career path.
December 4, 2016
When people think about careers in medicine or healthcare, occupations like ‘doctor’ and ‘nurse’ quickly come to mind. However, healthcare runs so much deeper than this! Administration, strategy, planning, and operations are all vital aspects that are often overlooked, simply because we lack exposure to these non-patient-facing roles in our lives. If you’ve ever considered working behind the scenes in healthcare, tune in to hear Melanie Mayoh, currently the Manager of Corporate Planning at Health Quality Ontario, discuss her career path and personal insights about the work she was meant to do!
November 27, 2016
If you’ve ever considered building an international career, this episode is a must-hear! Tune in to hear how Drawain Tota, an engineer by education, developed his 30-year career portfolio through work in Canada and Trinidad. With experience in government, consulting, teaching, and entrepreneurship, Drawain is not your run-of the-mill engineer!
November 20, 2016
Planet, People, Profit – these are values of Suzanne West and her company, Imaginea Energy. By embodying all of these values equally, Suzanne is shaking up the energy industry and using it as force for good! If you have big dreams about changing the world, tune in to hear how this fearless leader and visionary makes her ideas become a reality!
November 13, 2016
Sales professionals and entrepreneurs: it’s time to leave your ego at the door and increase your sales! In this advice-packed episode, Linda Kern shares key insights into how she helps individuals and companies grow their businesses and revenue. An entrepreneur herself, tune in to learn from someone who actually practices what they preach!
November 6, 2016
Dr. Laura Hambley co-hosts this episode with Dev! Tune in to hear from Psychotherapist, Keisha Greene, who specializes in helping pregnant and parenting mothers recover from addiction. Her career story and the impactful work she does is likely to inspire and educate those considering careers in human services, counselling, social work and other helping professions.
October 23, 2016
The daily grind: get up – go to work – come home – make dinner – go to bed – repeat. You aren’t passionate about what you do, but hey- it pays the bills, right? If you can relate to this mindset, you need to listen and get inspired by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Kaylea Cross! Hear how Kaylea chased down her dreams and turned her love of story telling into her dream career! If she did it, what’s stopping you?
October 17, 2016
What do a military officer, psychotherapist, and professor have in common? Tune in to hear how Dr. Michael Sorsdahl used his transferrable military-related skills to transition his career path towards psychotherapy and education. If you’ve got preconceived notions about the armed forces, this episode is for you!
October 9, 2016
A career woman and mother to three young children, Laureen Plaxtin unexpectedly lost her husband to cancer. Although she never planned on being a widow or a single parent, she’s been strategic and focused in navigating her career and working through these “taboo” labels. If you’ve dealt with the loss of a loved one or are a single parent, listen in for Laureen’s powerful advice on career planning and taking the drivers seat in your life and career!
October 2, 2016
Calling all artists and creators! How many times have you been told something like, “your passions are better suited to being a hobby,” or “you can’t support yourself as an artist!”? If you can relate, tune in and hear how Tanya Casole-Gouveia made working in the arts work for her!
September 25, 2016
An advice packed show for anyone considering entrepreneurship! Listen in and hear how Kim Boudreau Smith and Line Brunet, CEOs of Bold Radio, made it their mission to have their voices, along with the voices of other passionate individuals, heard around the world!
September 11, 2016
Are you considering a career in medicine? While many Canadian students pursue acceptance into Canadian medical schools, there are educational options abroad that can set you up for success! Listen to Dr. Lara Gizzi’s experience and advice about being an internationally trained practitioner.
September 4th, 2016
Millennials now make up approximately one-in-three workers in North America. More and more, they’re making significant contributions across the career lattice and moving their way up the career ladder. If you’re a millennial and considering management or leadership, this episode is for you!
MJuly 24th, 2016
Who says you can only follow one career path? Not Dr. Laura Hambley! Listen in to learn how and why this serial entrepreneur, psychologist, fiction-author, academic, and mother does it all! (Warning: passion and excellent time management skills required!)
May 8th, 2016
Are you a Millennial looking for career advice? Listen to Dev interview Meghan about her career path to date. Usually the one doing the interviewing, Meghan switches roles and gets personal about her career successes and lessons.
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