119 episodes

Freshstart podcast was created with one intent in mind: Your Success. Newcomers often meet challenges upon their arrival they never anticipated. These difficulties range from career transition to securing living arrangements, parenting and battling culture shock.

Freshstart podcast aims to equip newcomers with resources to enhance their success through practical tips, insights, inspiration and advise from real people like you who are achieving success.

To learn more, go to www.thefreshstarthub.com

The Freshstart Podcast David Ojeyinka

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Freshstart podcast was created with one intent in mind: Your Success. Newcomers often meet challenges upon their arrival they never anticipated. These difficulties range from career transition to securing living arrangements, parenting and battling culture shock.

Freshstart podcast aims to equip newcomers with resources to enhance their success through practical tips, insights, inspiration and advise from real people like you who are achieving success.

To learn more, go to www.thefreshstarthub.com

    How to develop skills for the future of work with David Ojeyinka

    How to develop skills for the future of work with David Ojeyinka

    Dear Immigrants is a 5-10 minute weekly letter to immigrants on varying topics to help them navigate their journey.

    The topic of today's episode is “5 ways to develop skills for the future of work” where I shared the top strategies for building the skills that will not only help you succeed, but thrive, in the future of work.

    • 6 min
    My journey: Navigating my career from employee to executive with Anthony Viel

    My journey: Navigating my career from employee to executive with Anthony Viel

    On this week's episode of the Freshstart podcast, I chat with Anthony Viel, CEO of Deloitte Canada.



    During our conversation, AV opened up about his personal and professional journey, sharing both the highs and lows that have helped shape him into the incredible leader he is today.



    In addition, we discussed the importance of mentorship and sponsorship in one's career, and how they can make all the difference in achieving success.



    We also discussed the critical issue of underemployment of skilled immigrants in Canada and how the country can better manage this challenge and much more.



    Whether you're a young professional just starting out or a seasoned veteran in the workforce, this episode is packed with actionable insights that you can immediately incorporate into your own life.



    Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity to learn from one of Canada's top business leaders and gain a fresh perspective on your own career path.



    Listen, enjoy, and share.

    • 46 min
    Embracing Your Journey: Finding Purpose in Life's Adventures with Cheesan Chew

    Embracing Your Journey: Finding Purpose in Life's Adventures with Cheesan Chew

    On this week's episode of the Freshstart podcast, I chat with Cheesan Chew, Chief Strategy Officer of Manifest Climate. Cheesan shares her personal journey and early struggles, as well as strategies for managing one's career. In addition, we discussed how companies can create a more inclusive workplace, particularly for women and immigrants. This episode is packed with actionable insights that you can incorporate into your life immediately.



    Listen, enjoy, and share.

    • 43 min
    How to avoid the comparison trap as an immigrant with David Ojeyinka

    How to avoid the comparison trap as an immigrant with David Ojeyinka

    On this week's episode of the Freshstarthub podcast, I delved deep into a topic that hits close to home for me: how to avoid the comparison trap as an immigrant. As someone who has walked the path of a newcomer, I know firsthand how easy it is to fall into the trap of comparing yourself to those around you.



    But here's the thing: comparison is a thief of joy. It robs you of your progress, your confidence, and your happiness. And as an immigrant, you already have enough challenges to face without the added burden of constantly comparing yourself to others.



    That's why I shared five practical steps in this episode and emotional stories from my journey because I want you to know that you're not alone and that it's possible to break free from the comparison trap.



    So listen to this episode, dear friend, and share it with anyone you know who might benefit from these practical steps and emotional stories. Let's break free from the comparison trap and focus on our own unique journeys. Together, we can build a brighter future for ourselves and for each other.

    • 6 min
    How to Envision a Brighter Future: The Empowerment of Black Women in the Workforce with Cheryl Tjok-A-Tam

    How to Envision a Brighter Future: The Empowerment of Black Women in the Workforce with Cheryl Tjok-A-Tam

    On this week's episode of the Freshstart podcast, I chat with Cheryl Tjok-A-Tam, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Change management in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer of RBC Royal Bank.



    In this episode, Cheryl shared her career journey and lessons learned. Cheryl shares her experiences and insights on how to navigate the corporate world as a Black woman, and how to overcome challenges and setbacks to achieve success.



    Key Takeaways:




    Building strong relationships and networks is crucial for success in the corporate world, especially for Black women who face unique challenges and barriers.
    Soft skills such as communication, collaboration, and emotional intelligence are just as important as technical skills for career advancement.
    It's essential to have a growth mindset and be open to learning and development opportunities.
    Having a support system of mentors and sponsors can be instrumental in achieving career goals.



    This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn from the experiences and insights of a brilliant leader in the corporate world. It's ideal for professionals who are looking to navigate the workplace and overcome challenges to achieve success.



    Cheryl's journey and lessons learned offer valuable insights and inspiration for anyone looking to advance their career and overcome obstacles in the workplace. Her experiences as a Black woman in a leadership role offer a unique perspective on diversity and inclusion in the corporate world.



    If you know someone who is looking to advance their career or overcome challenges in the workplace, share this episode with them. Cheryl's story and lessons learned can help inspire and empower others to achieve success in their careers. Sharing this episode can also help raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by Black women in the corporate world and the importance of creating a more inclusive and equitable workplace.

    • 45 min
    How to break career barriers as an immigrant and a woman with Omo Akintan

    How to break career barriers as an immigrant and a woman with Omo Akintan

    On this week's episode of the Freshstart podcast, I chat with Omo Akintan, Chief People Officer at University Pension Plan Ontario, who shares her remarkable story of building a career from the ground up as a Black woman. 

    In this episode, we'll delve into Omo's personal experiences and the challenges she faced on her path to founding her passion.

    Get ready to be inspired as we explore Omo's trailblazing leadership style, her innovative approach to culture and diversity, and the valuable lessons she's learned along the way.

    Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned professional, this episode is packed with valuable insights to help you achieve your own path to greatness."

    Listen, enjoy, and share.

    • 47 min

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