Do what matters. For you, your children, your community, and the planet. That's what business should do, and what we should too!
This podcast accompanies you on your journey to craft a successful purpose and impact driven career that adds value to you as a whole integrated person.
It’s designed to help you explore a wide range of perspectives on your talents, ideas to hone in on your higher purpose, and to assume more control over your journey.
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Culture at Work
Thriving in an international career whether you are a migrant worker or expat, requires a great deal of self awareness, personal and professional development. It's not simple but it is rewarding. In this session I talk to one of my longest friends, someone I consider a sister, based on our shared experiences travelling throughout Latin America together as part of an internal audit team.
Lupina Valdes de la Pena is a dual national of Mexico and the Netherlands, holding an accounting degree and an MBA and currently working in Internal audit and risk with an international operation.
022 Career Journal Part 3 Entrepreneurial Spirit
Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur. It’s a bit like giving birth, or falling in love for the first time. You absolutely cannot forget it, and the experience changes you, imprints on you, and you can never fully turn your back on it ever again. In this episode I discuss the pros and cons of returning to employment after 4 years as an entrepreneur.
Katherine Ann Byam is a best-selling author, sustainability activist, coach and consultant for business resilience and sustainable change, partnering with leaders committed to a shared future.”
Mindfulness and Meditation
In this episode we explore the use of mindfulness to tame your non- stop mind, experience relaxation and calm, manage stress and work pressures, deal with overwhelm, and achieve a greater sense of self! Marie-Claire Krayenhoff is the founder of Zentre. Zentre is an online platform offering mental well-being programmes for Modern Minds and Busy lifestyles. With over 9 years of experience in large corporations (L’ Oreal, Diageo, Beiersdorf), working in finance, marketing and sales roles, she has a deep understanding of the dynamics at play: the pressure on targets, tight deadlines, difficult conversations, and internal politics. She will take us along her journey learning about, and developing concrete, scientifically proven tools and techniques to actualise your greatest Calm and Fullest potential.
My Career Journal Part 2 Reconciling Success and Failure
Why is the idea of getting back into employment so taboo for entrepreneurs? And why do friends and family have so much riding on binary outcomes of failure and success? If you want to see into the window of the souls of the people around you, become an entrepreneur. Let’s dig into this a bit, as I believe it affects everyone, and prevents people from not starting great ideas, and also not knowing when to stop an idea not worth developing further.
Black in Design
Andrew Montgomery is a Digital Product + UX Designer born and raised in Jamaica, but currently working in Toronto, though he considers himself a citizen of the world. He’s seen two sides to the story of technology. Coming from a place with limited access, to a hub of innovation, He always questioned how to bridge the gap. Then he discovered user experience design. He believes that access to technology is a right, not a privilege,and this guides his design decisions. He aims to help make the world more equitable through his work. As a creative thinker and problem solver, he enjoys straddling the line of marrying human needs with business goals. Creating great products comes from understanding the people using them. Humans willingly incorporate useful and enjoyable experiences into their daily life. When not designing, He’s teaching kids code, in the mountains skiing, playing soccer or travelling the world. Experiencing different cultures heavily influences the way I solve problems. 16 countries and counting.
My Career Journal Part1 - Making Sense of Change
My Career Journal, part 1. What do you do when things aren’t quite going to plan, and you’ve run down your buffers to the point that something needs to give? You make a change. And that change has to be one that works for you. Tune into this episode where I share about the big secret that I’ve been keeping, and how it’s going to impact my work. Before we dive in, I want you to know this, change is good. Even when it’s hard. Motivation to take the first action is usually all it takes before you can start to see clarity in new perspectives.