April 14, 2021

Lisa – From Accounting to Real Estate Investing

#31 – Hailing from the Cayman Islands, Lisa Hylton has always had a career where she crunched numbers, although who she was crunching numbers for has changed dramatically over time. After doing part of her university degree i...

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April 7, 2021

Helen – Helping People Find Their Next Career, After She Found Her Own

#30 – Helen Hanison has lived a life of two careers. After stumbling a little as a teenager, she attended university at the age of 21 to get a degree in Media and Communications and after spending a term during …

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March 31, 2021

James – Merging Radio and Technology

#29 - James Cridland knew from the time he was a teenager that radio and technology were two of his biggest passions. Given that, he had a fairly easy time deciding where to try and get hired after high school; …

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March 24, 2021

Jessica – From Student Affairs to the Non-Profit Sector

#28 – Jessica Bondy has always been a natural leader and from a young age she developed a passion for helping others. Towards the end of high school, as she tried to figure out what career path to go down, …

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March 17, 2021

Kristy – From VP Human Resources, to Stay at Home Mom, to Professiona…

#27 – Kristy Bernardo is the woman behind the wildly successful blog The Wicked Noodle, however, being a professional foodie wasn’t always in her future. Growing up in small town Wisconsin, Kristy didn’t have s strong sense o...

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March 10, 2021

Christine – From Retail, to Public Relations, to Wine Tours

#26 – Christine Dainard is in a vastly different place now than she was when she left high school in her teens. After not getting her diploma, she became a top 10 salesperson, nationwide, for a Canadian exercise equipment ret...

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March 3, 2021

Lindsay – From Insurance to Podcast Creator

#25 - Composer, voice actor, sound designer, host. These are some of the words you can use to describe what Lindsay Graham does in his current career as a full-time podcast creator. He's the man behind American History Teller...

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Feb. 24, 2021

Priyanka - From Diesel Engines to Technology Consulting

#24 – Early in her professional career in India, Priyanka Ojha has moved around a lot. It started when she got her degree in mechanical engineering and was quickly recruited by Bosch to work in their diesel engine pump divisi...

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Feb. 17, 2021

Ivan – From Commerce to Vocal Coach

#23 – Ivan Lu was driven by respect and competition to follow in his brother’s footsteps in a corporate career. To make that dream a reality he decided to get a degree in Commerce, something that would provide him with …

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Feb. 10, 2021

Chris – From Diamond Sales to Skate Shop Owner

#22 – Chris Johnson has an idyllic life working at his own skate shop, Passion Board Shop, in Eau Claire Wisconsin. But when he was 18, life didn’t look like it was heading in that direction. With an interest in …

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Feb. 3, 2021

Scott – From Law, to Silk Screen Printing, to Small Business Consulti…

#21 – Raised in rural Kansas, Scott Mason would look up at the stars at night and dream of two things – disco and the big city! After finishing his undergraduate degree in Minneapolis, Scott was accepted into Columbia Law …

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Jan. 27, 2021

Sarabeth – Career Hybridity from Art to Innovation

#20 – From switching schools in undergrad to working in the Bahamas, to living in 4 states before she was 30, moving around was never something that held Sarabeth Berk back. She had never been afraid of change, from the …

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Jan. 20, 2021

Josh – The Lawyer Who Tried to Avoid Law

#19 - Growing up near London, England, Josh De Luna decided to study law in university, but not because he wanted to become a lawyer. He was busy trying to figure out who he was and how he fit into …

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Jan. 13, 2021

Yemi – Accounting to Economics, In Three Countries

#18 - Growing up in Nigeria, Yemi Timson aspired to achieve greatness. Despite her parent's wishes that she become a doctor, she had an interest in accounting and economics and completed a diploma at the University of Jos. Wh...

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Jan. 6, 2021

Jonathan – Digital Marketing -> World Traveler -> Leadership Coach

#17 - When leaving high school, Jonathan Miller took the route that many would say leads to success; he went to Wilfrid Laurier University, did co-op, and graduated with a business degree. His co-op secured him a good starter...

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Dec. 16, 2020

Ania – The Many Careers Before Interior Design

#16 – Ania’s career path has taken her many places. When she was in high school she wanted to be a lawyer but a guidance counsellor crushed that dream. When she wanted to go to fashion school in Los Angeles, …

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Dec. 9, 2020

Tyler – Hockey Broadcaster With A Pit Stop

#15 – As a kid raised playing ball hockey on the streets of Toronto, Tyler Madarasz always knew he wanted to work in hockey. But when it came time to pick an education pathway to get him to his goal, …

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Dec. 2, 2020

Sen – From Surgeon to Healthcare Improvement Specialist

#14 - While cultures around the world are different, parents are all the same; they want their children to have a good life, and a stable career can help make that happen. That’s why Sen’s parents recommended that their son,...

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Nov. 25, 2020

Will – The Winding Road to Becoming a Youtuber and Twitch Streamer

#13 - Will Smyth (a.k.a ImperialJedi) didn’t always know he was going to be a Youtuber/Twitch streamer, but he did have ambitions to do something grand or different. Racecar driver? Radio host? He couldn't settle on one thing...

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Nov. 18, 2020

Kait – From Fashion, to Marketing, to Human Resources

#12 - 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 paths and finally settled on fashion as her career of choice. But the path to …

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Nov. 11, 2020

Brandon – From Passion for Polymers to Savvy at Sales

#11 - Brandon was always good at chemistry and had plans to invent new materials after getting a university chemistry degree. But as university wrapped up, he realized that he did not want a future filled with lab work, so …

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Nov. 4, 2020

Zahra – Channeling her Creativity as an Author and Marketer

#10 - Zahra can trace her creative streak back to her time as a child, when she created products to sell to her friends. After planning to work her way into a career in psychology, she realized that she was …

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Oct. 28, 2020

Heather - Social Work to Social Parenting

#9 - As a good student in high school, Heather Patel did not have an exact goal in mind when she decided to attend the University of Waterloo. Three degrees later she had found her calling; helping others as a …

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Oct. 21, 2020

Ronak – From Biomedical Sciences, to Marketing, to Entrepreneur-Baris…

#8 - A young Ronak Patel was practical, so a career working with computers seemed like a smart decision. When he realized the passion wasn't there, he pivoted to working towards becoming an optometrist but again the passion ...

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