Learn to Lead is a program offered through Academic Support and Engagement at Western University. This podcast will feature interviews with Western staff as they share their leadership journey and experiences that have influenced their career, leadership experiences and more.
Learn to Lead - Episode 8 - Helen
In our season finale, we will be interviewing Helen, the Learn to Lead Student Coordinator. Helen is an undergraduate student finishing her final year at Western. She'll share her perspectives and reflections from a season of conversations.
Learn to Lead - Episode 7 - Ladan
This week, Helen sat down with Ladan Mowlid, who works with as the Equity, Diversity and Education Coordinator at Western. You’ll hear about Ladan’s focus on EDI and why education is so important. She “leads by behind” and empowers others to step into their own leadership.
Learn to Lead - Episode 6 - Meg
This week, Helen sat down with Meg U’Ren, who works with the Transition, Leadership and Enrichment team at Western. Learn about her career journey which included a major shift in the earlier part of her career. In this conversation, we talk about how good leaders “take bits and pieces and apply it to their own leadership style.”
Learn to Lead - Episode 5 - David
This week, Helen sat down with David Feeney, who works with the Career Education team at Western. Learn about how experience working in not-for-profit and career education have provided him with transferable skills. David speaks at length about the various career paths and why “the idea that you need to find your passion is a misnomer”.
Learn to Lead - Episode 4 - Heather
In this week’s episode, Helen sat down with Heather Wakely. Heather, an English major, infuses her love of language into her current career. Learn about her 16-year history at Western University. Currently, she is the Team Lead for the Experiential Learning. Heather will speak about informal leadership and why your behaviours and actions strongly influence your personal style.
Learn to Lead - Episode 3 - Alex
In this week’s episode, Helen sat down with Alex Elias. Learn about his work and life experience as a Strengths Program Coordinator for Student Experience. Alex helps “students discover their strengths and their natural talent and help them apply it a little more often to be a little more awesome”. Learn about his transition from an undergrad student in the Faculty of Science into a career in Student Affairs. Find our more about CliftonStrengths and how they can help you develop as a leader.