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Career Buzz: Now-Next-Future and Student Engagement

Learn from my Career Buzz interview with career thought leaders Dave Redekopp and Tony Botehlo Click and listen: benefits-of-co-working Dave Redekopp, PhD, is president and executive director of Life-Role Development Group, a career development, leadership & productivity consultancy. Tune in this Wednesday to hear Dave’s passion for career development — it’s resulted in models and projects including the ‘NOW, NEXT, FUTURE’ approach to career development, ‘Gumption, Discipline and Withitness,’ ‘Passion-Based Succession Planning,’ and ‘Moving Toward an Anti-Dilbert Workplace.’ Dave won the national Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Counselling and Career Development. Tony Botelho is manager of Simon Fraser University’s Career Services (watch the inspiring video Tony narrates) and Volunteer Services. Tony will share with Career Buzz listeners his perspectives on “career education in the age of engagement,” a topic he recently presented at the Cannexus career conference. He’ll answer: “What is meant by student engagement and retention and is there a relationship with career development?” Tony recently completed a Masters degree focusing on the role of career education in the contemporary university environment.

Career Buzz: Preventing bullying, promoting mental wellness, changing the world

One of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20, Wali Shah is a South Asian speaker & poet. As an artist, he’s an advocate for Bullying Prevention and Mental Wellness. Wali helped raise over 1 million dollars for United Way, and is also an ambassador for CrimeStoppers and Bell Let’s Talk. Wali’s been featured on MTV, The Toronto Star, and Huffington Post. And, he’s opened for Sarah McLachlan, and has even freestyled with hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar. .

Dragon’s Den star Arlene Dickinson tells her career story on Career Buzz radio

Dragon’s Den star Arlene Dickinson tells her career story on Career Buzz radio 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 Communications, a co-star of the CBC TV hit Dragons’ Den, and one of the country’s most sought-after female entrepreneurs. Hear Arlene’s career story and advice from her book Persuasion. Plus, hear what it was like to be on Dragon’s Den from the SMARTeacher founders.

Luke ramps up access. The story behind StopGap

“I left my life as I knew it,” Luke Anderson explained to Career Buzz listeners (Feb. 24, 2016) about the day of his mountain biking accident. “All of a sudden I was introduced to a world that’s not well suited to someone who uses a wheelchair.” Luke’s frustration with the lack of accessibility led him to found Stopgap Foundation which builds ramps for single-step storefronts and raises awareness about barriers in our built environment. Listen to the podcast to hear how Luke used his passion to navigate his transition away from an engineering firm toward his life’s work.

Mental Health and Self-Care in the Workplace

Listen to this episode of CareerBuzz at 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 Nitika Rewari of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Addie Greco-Sanchez, president of AGS Rehab Solutions and Judy Kerling at the Region of Peel in Workplace Health, Safety & Wellness to discuss the current state of mental health in the workplace in Canada, MHCC’s “National Standard,” mental health first-aid, and how job-seekers can identify employers supportive of a psychologically healthy workplace. CareerBuzz is hosted by Mark Franklin, president and practice leader of CareerCycles.

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 are Diane Latta a mentor with Millennial Xchange & Harrison Olajos of Campus Brainiac. Two Innovators in helping students build bridges with industry leading professionals as well as helping students from early stages shape their career paths towards a brighter future.

The New Retirement; The Business of Chiropractic

1. Back to business: Helping his chiropractic patients find relief from their back pain, while running a thriving health care business is only part of Dr. Ron Nusbaum‘s career story. Tune in to hear the surprising twists and turns as Career Buzz talks to the Director of Back Clinics of Canada. 2. Late-career realities and the new retirement:  What are people wanting, and needing, when they consider next steps later in their careers? Hear the two things that most surprised career consultant and educator Heather Bennett in her recent research into the new retirement.

What to do about ‘precarious work’? Finland’s answer: Youth Guarantee

“My friends aren’t working at the jobs they trained for… and others have given up looking. I’d go to school, but I decided that since the jobs are not there, it just isn’t worth it.” (Toronto Star, 2009). So begins the report by Donnalee Bell, Senior Consultant with the Canadian Career Development Foundation, on precarious work and what to do about it. What programs work? Donnalee will share with Career Buzz listeners the results after scouring the world to find what works here and abroad. Plus, we hear from Janne Savolainen from Finland about a program that works there, the Youth Guarantee. Listen here

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