6 episodes

Driven by curiosity and continuous improvement, Julie has an insatiable thirst for learning thirst and reads all the business books she can get her hands on. She is fluently bilingual (English and French) and her passport proudly displays the stamps from 40+ countries. In addition to her love of travel, Julie spends her spare time as a board member, volunteer, biker and gym rat. She lives in Ottawa, Canada with her football-loving English husband and fur kid.

The Generalist Advantage Julie Lavergne

    • Business

Driven by curiosity and continuous improvement, Julie has an insatiable thirst for learning thirst and reads all the business books she can get her hands on. She is fluently bilingual (English and French) and her passport proudly displays the stamps from 40+ countries. In addition to her love of travel, Julie spends her spare time as a board member, volunteer, biker and gym rat. She lives in Ottawa, Canada with her football-loving English husband and fur kid.

    E6: Self-Efficacy and Gaining Clarity on Career Choices.

    E6: Self-Efficacy and Gaining Clarity on Career Choices.

    Why listen: If you have teens looking to make career choices - you will want to listen to Devon’s advice.  Heck, get career advice for yourself!

    • 36 min
    E5. Surely a Marketing Generalist knows how to market themselves?

    E5. Surely a Marketing Generalist knows how to market themselves?

    Julie interviews Beverley Carkner, a marketing professional with over 20 years of experience across various industries, including publishing, tourism, government, self-employement and now medical.

    • 23 min
    E4. The Power Of Knowing What Is Good Enough

    E4. The Power Of Knowing What Is Good Enough

    Julie and Karissa explore the often overlooked, yet crucial role of generalists in today's professional landscape.

    • 36 min
    E3. How Can Generalists Help With The Housing Crisis?

    E3. How Can Generalists Help With The Housing Crisis?

    In this podcast episode, Julie and her guest Kathleen dive deep into the world of generalism, exploring Kathleen's extensive career spanning architecture, parks management, law enforcement, and more. They discuss the value of generalists in driving innovation and problem-solving, particularly in industries like construction and facility management. Through personal anecdotes and insightful discussions, they highlight the role of generalists in navigating change, promoting collaboration, and shaping the future of work.

    • 41 min
    E1: Welcome to the Generalist Advantage Podcast.

    E1: Welcome to the Generalist Advantage Podcast.

    Welcome to The Generalist Advantage podcast, hosted by Julie Lavergne.



    Join me as we explore the world of Generalists—Often overlooked, but with immense potential. From disrupting norms to solving complex problems, we'll uncover the value of embracing diverse perspectives. Whether you're a seasoned generalist or simply curious, this podcast celebrates the untapped potential of thinking outside the box.

    • 5 min
    E2: The person who kicked off my generalist journey

    E2: The person who kicked off my generalist journey

    Host Julie Lavergne and guest Christine Pothier discuss their journey of embracing the "generalist" identity in their careers. Christine shares how a podcast in early 2022 validated this path for her after struggling to find a specialty. They connected on LinkedIn during the pandemic, bonding over similar career experiences. Their conversation inspired Julie's new podcast and community for generalists. Christine reflects on past projects, highlighting the strengths and challenges of her problem-solving skills and ability to rally diverse talents. Together, they delve into the communication challenges and recruitment barriers faced by generalists.

    • 35 min

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