Episodes

July 20, 2022

Claudio – From Gas Station Manager, to Window Washer, to Flight Simul…

#75 – Although he would never do it, Claudio Teixeira could probably pull a Frank Abagnale and fake his way through flying a jet aircraft. That’s because Claudio has over 5000 hours in the ‘sky’ on the Boeing 777 simulator …

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July 13, 2022

Evo – From Tire Sales, to Travel Blogging, to Podcast Pontificator

#74 – As the creator of the 40th podcast in the world way back in 2004, Evo Terra has had an impact on the world of podcasting for almost two decades and was recently honoured as a 2022 inductee into …

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July 6, 2022

Hailee – From Primate Rehabilitation to Police Officer Specializing i…

#73 – Have you ever wanted to collect data on wild jaguars or help rehabilitate a monkey with a broken arm? Well then let me introduce you to Hailee Hallas. Along with tree-planting in northern Ontario, studying these animals...

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June 29, 2022

The Podcast is Back!

Career Crossroads is back after an unplanned break! Before we get into some new interviews, I’ve got some updates about why there has been such a long break as well as some information about some other projects I’ve been work...

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April 13, 2022

Jenn – The Path to Founding Cheekbone Beauty

#71 – In 2016, Jenn Harper founded Cheekbone Beauty despite having no previous experience in the cosmetics industry. This was a major career change as up until that point she had worked exclusively in hospitality and in whole...

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March 30, 2022

Isil – Overcoming Fear and Finding Her Creative Self

#70 - Isil Usal Cavelli grew up in Izmir, Turkey, and didn't have a lot of role models. Consequently, if you told her that she couldn't have a specific career she would believe you without giving it much thought. Dancing? …

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March 2, 2022

Priya – How a Broadcaster Dabbled in Teaching on the Way to a Career …

#69 – Priya Sam grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan, and was torn between two interests. Should she explore her interest in teaching, something she developed entirely on her own, or should she work towards a path in journalism, a...

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Feb. 16, 2022

Rest, Recovery, and Dreaming

#68 - After eight weeks off, Career Crossroads is back! I'm rested and somewhat recovered so it's time for an update on what's been going on with me and the podcast. This episode recaps everything that's gone on in the …

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Feb. 9, 2022

Best of Career Crossroads #4 - Lindsay Graham

#67 - This week is the fourth and final episode of the Best of Career Crossroads series before I return with new episodes. This week we're revisiting my interview with Lindsay Graham from March 2021. _____________________ Com...

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Feb. 3, 2022

Best of Career Crossroads #3 - Ashlee

In episode #3 of the Best of Career Crossroads series, we revisit my interview with Ashlee. Being LeBron James’ first intern is a pretty cool way to start your career, and that’s exactly the job Ashlee Ammons was recommended ...

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Jan. 26, 2022

Best of Career Crossroads #2 - Kait

In episode #2 of the Best of Career Crossroads series, we revisit my interview with Kait. 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 ...

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Jan. 19, 2022

Best of Career Crossroads #1 - Robbie

As I take a break from posting new interviews I'll be hightailing some of my favorite episodes from the past year and a half. This is week one of the Best of Career Crossroads series of episodes. Today, we're featuring …

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Dec. 22, 2021

December 2021 Update - The Burnout is Real

#63 - We’ve had twelve new interviews since Career Crossroads one year anniversary so it’s time for another update episode. Let’s talk about both the good and the bad of the last three months of running Career Crossroads, and...

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Dec. 15, 2021

Dakota – How Knowing His Values Led Him to Become A Professional Co-A…

#62 – Dakota LaMarre has never thought of his career as a way to make money. Yes, making money is necessary and yes, it’s a by-product of the jobs he has had over the years, but he needed more out …

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Dec. 8, 2021

Robert – From Journalism to Web Accessibility Advocate

#61 - With influences like Stephen King and Lemony Snicket, Robert Kingett, who was born blind and with cerebral palsy, realized at a young age that writing was a fantastic way to express himself. Initially setting out to st...

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Dec. 1, 2021

Greg – How a Traumatic Brain Injury Changed His Path

#60 – Greg Noack was not happy with his life in his early 20’s. He had moved to British Columbia with plans to start anew after being unhappy with the options his business diploma afforded him in Ontario. He was …

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Nov. 24, 2021

Sydney – TikTok Travel and Tech Sales

#59 – Many people know Sydney as the ‘TikTok travel sales girl’ where she’s gained a significant following (160k+) by telling stories about the crazy phone calls she received while helping people book their dream vacations. D...

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Nov. 17, 2021

Ken – The Path From Paycheck to Purpose

#58 – Ken Coleman is known as America’s Career Coach, and for good reason. As the host of The Ken Coleman show, a nationally broadcast radio show on SiriusXM radio, he spends an hour each day talking to people about …

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Nov. 10, 2021

Crian - Career Paths in Five Countries

#57 – From his beginnings in South Africa, to his education in the United States and Ireland, on to his careers in South Korea and Taiwan, Crain Padayachee has experienced more change in his 39 years than most of us …

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Nov. 3, 2021

Lena – Business and Engineering and Technology, Oh My

#56 – Lena Xiang is the founder of Open Classroom Experience, a virtual global innovation program for Gen Z leaders that helps them have a valuable virtual intercultural experience that prepares them to thrive in an everchang...

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Oct. 27, 2021

Brooke – The Highs and Lows of Politics and Beyond

#55 – Politics runs in Brooke Crewson’s blood. From the age of five, she was helping her dad go door-to-door in his political campaigns, and at 15 she made the conscious decision to start volunteering to support campaigns she...

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Oct. 20, 2021

Keith - Opera Singer to Coffee Cocktail Artisan

#54 – Growing up in Canada, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States, Keith Honda had a world of options when he finished university. With his deep voice and talent for singing, Keith chose to come to Wilfrid Laurier Unive...

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Oct. 13, 2021

Jabez – Mechanical Engineering to Business Consulting

#53 – Growing up in Mozambique, Jabez Ivan Joshiraj was always interested in building things when he was younger. Both cars and airplanes were fascinating and he decided that one day, he wanted to be the person behind their d...

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Oct. 6, 2021

Lauren – From Retail, to Music, to Mobile Flower Shop

#52 – The first thing Lauren Vandervecht ever thought she wanted to do for a career was be an interior designer. At the time it was the only job she knew of where she could be creative and while that …

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