Your Next Career Step Podcast

Your Next Career Step podcast

Do you want to feel inspired and motivated? Find out how, in the middle of a pandemic, our alumni from around the world are rethinking what it means to be a leader. Your Next Career Step is a podcast miniseries with a new episode airing every two weeks. On the first four episodes, we explore the idea of ‘Adapting through Change’. On the final four episodes, we explore how career paths are forged by paying attention to possibilities. Join us in conversation as we learn from industry experts and alumni about career and professional development.

#6 – Create Your Own Opportunity: Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset

July 29, 2020

In this episode, host Nicole Yeasting, BA’11, manager of alumni UBC’s Career Program speaks with alumnus and serial entrepreneur Grant Munro, BSc’01, about paying attention to possibilities.

#5 – Do Better, Be Better, Know Better: How to Cultivate a Growth Mindset

July 15, 2020

In Episode #5, host Nicole Yeasting, BA’11, Manager of alumni UBC’s Career Program speaks with alumnus Zain Meghji, BA’00. Zain is the head of video for Daily Hive, where he serves as the Creative Director of Video for their branded content arm, Hive Lab. In this conversation they speak about the importance of nurturing a growth mindset.

#4 – Understanding Employee Motivation During Change and Uncertainty

July 1, 2020

In Episode #4, host Nicole Yeasting, BA’11, Manager of alumni UBC’s Career Program speaks with Leah Allinger Pezer, BA’02. Leah is a Researcher at the University of Calgary and Principal CoFounder at Lead the Future. She shares her experience as a professional athlete, how sport and leadership are intertwined and how to better understand employees motivations during change and uncertainty.

#3 – How to Build Resilience during Challenging Times

June 17, 2020

In Episode #3, host, Nicole Yeasting, BA’11, Manager of alumni UBC‘s Career Program speaks with Dr. Wendy Carr MEd’97, Professor of Teaching and Senior Advisor to the Dean of the Faculty of Education at UBC. They discuss how to define and build resilience during challenging times.

#2 – Effective Ways to Lead Virtual Teams

June 3, 2020

In Episode #2, host, Nicole Yeasting, BA’11, Manager of alumni UBC’s Career Program, speaks with Magdalena Blasiak, BA’99, a UBC alumna, Certified Leadership Coach, Project Management Professional, and owner of Shine Forward Consulting about what we can do as individuals and leaders to lead effective teams while working remotely.

#1 – Adapting through Change: Rethinking What it Means to Lead

May 20, 2020

In Episode #1, host, Nicole Yeasting, BA’11, Manager of alumni UBC’s Career Program, speaks with Adel Gamar. A UBC Sauder Executive Education instructor and CEO and Co-Founder of Gamar Leadership Group. An expert on adaptive leadership, organizational strategy, and change management.

Presented in partnership with UBC Sauder Executive Education.

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