Getting to where you want to be in your career is not always as linear as we might think. On Career Crossroads, host Jonathan Collaton talks to one guest each week about the expected and unexpected choices they have made to get where they are in their career today. Starting with the question of 'what did you want to be when you grew up?", they discuss all the jobs they have had, the people that influenced them, and the decisions that led them to their present career. They reflect on how sometimes we have these 'crossroads' moments where we have to pick one thing over another. The episodes are about the guests and their stories.
Will – The Winding Road to Becoming a Youtuber and Twitch Streamer
#13 - Will Smyth (a.k.a ImperialJedi) didn’t always know he was going to be a Youtuber/Twitch streamer, but he did have ambitions to do something grand or different. Racecar driver? Radio host? He couldn't settle on one thing, so when he had to pick a...
Kait – From Fashion, to Marketing, to Human Resources
#12 - Kait’s journey to her current career took her through a winding road in her late teens and early 20’s. She tried multiple educational paths and finally settled on fashion as her career of choice. But the path to being a Merchandising Manager was...
Brandon – From Passion for Polymers to Savvy at Sales
#11 - Brandon was always good at chemistry and had plans to invent new materials after getting a university chemistry degree. But as university wrapped up, he realized that he did not want a future filled with lab work, so what to do? His university...
Zahra – Channeling her Creativity as an Author and Marketer
#10 - Zahra can trace her creative streak back to her time as a child, when she created products to sell to her friends. After planning to work her way into a career in psychology, she realized that she was more interested in understanding what people...
Heather - Social Work to Social Parenting
#9 - As a good student in high school, Heather Patel did not have an exact goal in mind when she decided to attend the University of Waterloo. Three degrees later she had found her calling; helping others as a social worker. With a busy career and...
Ronak – From Biomedical Sciences, to Marketing, to Entrepreneur-Barista
#8 - A young Ronak Patel was practical, so a career working with computers seemed like a smart decision. When he realized the passion wasn't there, he pivoted to working towards becoming an optometrist but again the passion was missing. After taking...
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Compelling storyteller/ interviewer
Jonathan is a wonderful podcast host, but more than that, a conversationalist. This podcast is a 10.
Funny & Thought Provoking
I love listening to the Career Crossroads podcast to hear about people’s career journey. How wonderfully reassuring to hear people speak to taking the time to make mistakes and pivot as they grow and learn. The podcast is inspiring and thoughtful, Jon has a wonderful way of bringing out interesting stories from his guests and I love the reflection summary at the end he always provides.