[MMM] | A Career That Spans From A (Astronaut) to G (Governor General) | Monday Morning Motivator

July 17, 2017 | The “Achieve” Edition


You may have seen recent announcement about the Governor General of Canada position.


Our current Governor, David Johnson, is stepping down after seven years of service.


Our new Governor General role has been filled with Julie Payette, the winning candidate. She is the first person in this role who comes from the science and technology sector. Her bio is impressive.


She was chosen out of a pool of 5300+ applicants to become 1 of 4 astronauts. In 1992, she became the second Canadian woman to space and the first Canadian to visit the International Space Station. She can speak six languages, has a commercial pilot’s license, military captaincy, and deep-sea dive certification. She is an accomplished pianist and has sung with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Piacere Vocale in Basel, Switzerland.


Simply stated, Julie has a “stellar” resume.


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If you missed the advertisement, that is not a surprise as there wasn’t one. Like 80% of positions, it was not posted publicly but was quietly filled with an internal process of professional networks and contacts.


I shared previously, the principle of the power of And.


Julie is a prime example of what most organizations are looking for in their leaders. A broad background of education, experience and other types of skills that make them well rounded.


I am inspired by her story. It proves that with discipline, talent, and hard work, there are no limitations to the kinds of opportunities you can achieve in your career.


Along the road with you!




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