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Mark Franklin

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 »

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 »

Opening Up a World of Career Opportunities & Lifetime Experiences

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

Taking a Work Place Sabbatical: The Perfect Springboard Towards Creating a Sense of Renewal

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at CareerCycles.com 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 with a new sense of refreshme... Read More »

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

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

“My Career Ended with a Mosquito Bite” – the challenges of transitioning away from Athletics and Dance

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

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