Roy MacGregor on what it means to be Canadian….

Proud to be Canadian this Monday morning? Alex Bilodeau won Canada’s first ever gold at an Olympic games held on our land. He has made us proud and his life will never be the same. Over 23 million watched some portion of the opening day of the 2010 winter Olympics. 84% of all televisions on Friday, were watching the opening ceremonies. This week’s podcas t is with Roy MacGregor, one of Canada’s most gifted storytellers, author and Globe & Mail columnist. Roy has invested the past 35 yrs traveling from St.John’s To Victoria discovering and sharing what makes Canada such a wonderful and complex place to live, work and play.

He shares some of these observations in his book Canadians: A Portrait of a Country and its People. Roy shared his thoughts on why identity is so important “A separate national identity is key when you live so closely to a large influential country like the United Sates, much like a teenager expressing their uniqueness and independence from their family. We even speak differently in our little world.” Athletes and professionals that are successful in the Olympics and in a competitive global marketplace have a number of things in common – they have a clear and distinctive identity, they have something to offer that the market needs and most of all, they believe in themselves.

This weeks 60 Second Workout; Tune in and support our Olympic athletes.

This weeks CareerPoll ; How confident are you about using your skill-set in a new career?

Last weeks CareerPoll results from the question, what impact did getting laid-off have on you?

The Canadian Career Development Webinar Thur Feb 19th 12-1 PM ET Reinventing your career, re-purposing our skills and moving forward with your life; Legendary Blogger Anil Dash founder of lastyearsmodel.org
What are transferable skills? Do you have skills and talents you could use in another career? Is it possible to obtain a new career direction with your “old” skills and credentials? Join Alan Kearns as he interviews Anil Dash, founding Director of ExpertLabs and creator of www.lastyearsmodel.org. Anil will share his perspective on why new isn’t always better, that it’s important to put thought into what we save and what we discard in our society, and that if we take a different perspective we can utilize already existing resources.

” We can fix the false impression that the newest gadgets are the only interesting ones by simply promoting the fact that we’re getting a lot out of our existing products.” (Anil Dash)

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! Invest 1 hour in your career to help manage risk in your career? Join our free webinar- Friday Feb 18, 12-1 p.m. ET. This complimentary 1-hour workshop is based on my book; Get the Right Job Right Now! It’s easy to learn simple ways to take control of your career, all from the comfort & convenience of your own desk. Limited to 20 participants. Click and register.

Who’s coaching you to win gold in your career? Feeling stuck? Need help with a professional resume, job search and interview preparation? Invest in yourself; get the edge in this competitive job market. Take a small step and book an initial consultation with me.

Proud of our country, along the road with you!

Alan

PS. Looking to know your strengths? The Career Identity Program can help you identify the right career fit for you.

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