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Mark Franklin's Posts

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s (CCPA) 2018 Conference

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at Careercycles Mark Franklin was your Career Buzz correspondent interviewing keynoters and speakers on-site at the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s 2018 Conference in lovely Winnipeg, Manitoba. The CCPA aims to help practitioners and researchers who work in the mental health field. For the first time ever, there are five (and soon to be six... Read More »

Leaving the Allure. Embracing the Unexpected. (Part II)

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com After a rollercoaster ride of a career spanning education to agriculture to politics and from Montreal to Vancouver to Ottawa to Toronto to Prince Edward County, Ontario, Helene LeBlanc left the allure of politics for…. Tune in to hear her latest adventure. CareerBuzz is hosted by Mark Franklin, president and practice leader of CareerC... Read More »

Leaving the Allure, Embracing the Unexpected

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com How do you leave the allure of the music business and land in… an insurance office?  Just ask Adam Hare. From young entrepreneur, developing his own clothing line, to managing a creative team for Universal Music Canada, Adam now makes waves, yes, in the insurance industry. He launched an award-winning, online brokerage called Insurance Jack.... Read More »

The Secret Weapon to Organizational Change Success

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com 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 o... Read More »

Workplace Wellness Recharge Stations

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com 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 station... Read More »

Side-Door Strategy & Travel for Career Improvement

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com 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”? You know, knock on the side-door and ... Read More »

Five Ways Storytelling Can Be Used to Improve Career Development

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Gamification in the Workplace & Kickstarting Your Career at 33

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com 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 f... Read More »

Workplace Wellness and Transformative Volunteering support Employees’ Careers and Lives

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com Gain insights into workplace wellness, volunteering for career development, and blending high tech with high touch, from speakers at the 2017 Your Workplace Conference held in Toronto. Career Buzz host, Mark Franklin, speaks with Corey Diamond of Realized Worth on the value of transformative volunteering on workplace engagement, Jennifer Eli... Read More »

Mental Health and Self-Care in the Workplace

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com 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 Niti... Read More »

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