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Administration

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Jay Gosselin

Founder & President, MentorU & Discover Year

MA (incomplete), Educational Counselling (University of Ottawa); BA, Honours, Economics and Political Science (Queen's University)

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Make time in your life for the things that pique your curiosity, regardless of how "practical" they seem. Curiosities lead to passion, and passion, combined with your unique talent, will create purpose. Purposeful people make a living doing things they would do for free. As they say, "do something you love, and you'll never work a day in your life."

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Julia Dostaler

Program Manager, Discover Year

Honours BA, Specialization in Communications, Minor in Sociology (University of Ottawa)

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Work hard and stay humble. Good things come to those who are patient and persistent.

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Renée Michaud

Entrepreneur (emerging atrist, communicator, and coach), DJ, Discover Year Coordinator

B. Sc., Major in Biology and Minor in Communication (University of Ottawa)

What was your greatest failure/ set-back in life? How did you recover from it and how did it help you in the future?:

Healing from three severe depressive episodes has taught me to take responsibility for my health and happiness. I now value the importance of work-life balance, rest, meditation, contentment, sobriety, simplicity/minimalism and identifying the root cause of my choices to see if my actions are driven by fear or by love.

Facilitators

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Alex Keenan

Public Speaking Coach and Facilitator at Stage Light Communications, and Camp Director and Public Speaking Coach, Spice! Leadership

B.A. Political Studies (Mount Saint Vincent University); LL.B. with Certificate in Environmental Law (Dalhousie University); LL.L. in Quebec Civil Law (University of Ottawa)

Career achievement you are most proud of:

Starting my own business

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Britt-Mari Sykes

Founder and Sole Practitioner: Britt-Mari Sykes PhD Integrative Career Counseling

PhD, MA, BA – University of Ottawa – Psychology, Religious Studies

Most important skills in your line of work

Compassion, having an open-mind, the ability to listen and hear, empathy, a love of people, a sense of humour, curiosity, humility, respect for others, discretion, resilience.

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Daniel Lavoie

Executive Director of Public Affairs, RCMP (Retired)

BA Communications Studies (Concordia University)

What activity or experience outside of your career has had the greatest impact on your life:

Working in a summer camp where my personality was able to develop and bloom. I was able to carry a lot of the skills (judgement, decision-making, perseverance, leadership, planning, interpersonal relationship among others) into the workplace.

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Erminia Lombardi

Coach, Freelance & StudySpot Educational Services

BA, Political Science (Western University); CCF, Certified Coach Practitioner.

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Keep learning about yourself and keep growing. We are never done.

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Lauren Skye Wallis

Regional Chief Mentor, Discover Year; Career Counsellor

Honors BA Kinesiology (Western University); Master of Science, Physiotherapy (McMaster University); Master of Arts, Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Career achievement you are most proud of:

Recognizing my passion wasn’t aligning with my career, and going back to school to transition from Physiotherapy to Counselling.

Mentors

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Abenezer Abebe

Software Engineer - Epidemic Sound

Honours Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.), E-Business / Electronic Commerce, uOttawa; Certificate, Digital Data Strategist, Hyper Island

Most important skills in your line of work:

Learning hard things independently

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Adam Kourakis

Owner/Operator, Velofix Ottawa

B. Sc., Honours, Specialization in Human Kinetics (University of Ottawa); Professional Bike Mechanic (Winterborn Bicycle Institute); Professional Bike Mechanic (Shimano Technical Institute)

Career achievement you are most proud of:

Working in London for the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Adam Mowrey

Current MBA student, McGill University

BA, Major in Sociology and Minor in Law and Society (Dalhousie University); Graduate Certificate in International Business Management (Algonquin College)

Career achievement you are most proud of:

During the winter/spring of 2015 I lead a team responsible for refining and presenting a customer service and event delivery training program at TD Place (a sports and entertainment venue). The effectiveness of this project was tested during the first major event of the 2015 season at TD place - the FIFA Women’s World Cup Tournament. The staff members who participated in the program were successful in their new roles. I am most proud of having overseen this project from a concept to its execution.

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Afton Maisonneuve

Associate at Kelly Santini LLP, and Infantry, Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa, DND

B. Soc. Sc., International Development and Globalisation (University of Ottawa); LL.L, Civil Law and LL.B, Common Law (University of Ottawa)

What is your favourite foreign city/country that you have visited and why:

Vis-en-Artois, France. Near Arras, which is a martyr city (over 75% was destroyed during WWI), this city is at the beginning of the last very bloody 100 days’ march of WWI. They have since named the highway “Canada’s Highway of Heroes”, and I was lucky enough to be part of Canada’s delegation for the inauguration on Sep 2nd, 2018 (100 year anniversary)

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Andrew Watson

Butcher, White House Meats; Professor & External Career Councillor, Grenoble Ecole de Management

MSc, Innovation, Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Grenoble Ecole de Management (Grenoble, France); BA, Bachelor of Commerce, Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada)

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Endeavour to understand WHY you are making the career and life choices that you are.

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Billy Anderson

Founder, The Courage Crusade; Program Leader, Box of Crayons; Program Leader, Footprint Leadership.

Adler Certified Professional Coach - Adler ; Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing Major - Carleton University

What motivates you the most in your work

Helping people be more selfish so they can live a fuller life.

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Billy Rogers

Owner/ Co-founder, Escape Manor,

B. Comm. Major in Hospitality Management (Ryerson University)

What motivates you the most in your work:

Since my very first job I have always dreamed of what it would be like to never have a boss again. It took 36 years, and I now run a currently successful business, and other than my enjoyment of making people happy (and being able to provide a healthy lifestyle for my family), I never intend to work for someone else again. I go to work every day, push hard to create new opportunities and start new projects, because the idea of working for someone else again terrifies me.

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Brett Dean

Designate Captain, City of Markham Firefighters

Bachelor of Commerce, Honors Degree. major in Marketing, Minor in Economics. (Queen's University), Pre-service Firefighting Diploma (Durham College)

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Choose a career path based on interest in the field, your potential to succeed in that industry and personal fulfillment you will receive in that line of work, not monetary reasons.

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Carl Michaelson

Co-Director of Westlake Bourget College Hockey Academy; Partner and Director of Operations at M4 Burritos; Director of Regional Sales for Flood Barrier American & Barricade Environmental Inc. (flood mitigation industry)

BA Economics (Hobart College)

What motivates you the most in your work:

I believe when you have the opportunity to work in pursuing your greatest passion, the “work” you put in becomes viewed differently. It is not a chore, nor inconvenient to spend hours upon hours working on your craft. So, what motivates me is the realization that I have this opportunity in itself.

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Cindy Gosselin

Director of Communications, Kuper Academy;

B.A. Political Science and English Literature (McGill University)

Most important skills in your line of work:

Interpersonal skills, writing ability, being perceptive and thinking win-win. It's also so very important, in any line of work, to be able to get along with people and to try to understand where they may be coming from in order to move ahead with work projects, meetings, etc.

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Chantal St-Denis

National Representative, Media Relations, Canadian Labour Congress

Diploma in Public Relations (La Cité collégiale); Honours B.A, Public Relations (University of Ottawa )

What is your favourite foreign city/country that you have visited and why?

I tend to fall in love with most of the places I visit, so I'm not sure I can single out one that I loved more than others. Maybe I can say that my favourite travelling experience was going to Italy alone. It was the first time I'd gone oversees - I was meeting up with friends eventually, but that whole first week I was on my own. When things went wrong, I had to figure it out. That whole trip showed me that I'm tougher than I had given myself credit for, and certainly more self-sufficient and adaptable.

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Chris Bisson

Owner/Partner, Escape Manor

B. Comm., Administration (University of Ottawa); Social Media Marketing (Algonquin College)

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Live what you love, but realize that what you love will change throughout your life.

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Chris Wright

Owner, Remember Me Roofing Inc., and owner, Blue Water Properties

Business Administration (Algonquin College)

What activity or experience outside of your career has had the greatest impact on your life:

Moving out west to Calgary had the biggest impact in my life. When I left Ottawa I was a college drop out with little direction, I came back with a career and a work ethic. What I didn’t know at the time was that I needed to be broken out of my comfort zone and separated from my routine. I would recommend to anyone moving away even if just for a bit to gain a new outlook on life.

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Corey MacDonald

Mental Performance Consultant/Player Mentor, University of Ottawa Men’s Hockey team, and Coordinator, Mentoring Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa

M.A. Sports Psychology (University of Ottawa); B. Sc. Psychology (University of Ottawa)

What is your favourite foreign city/country that you have visited and why?

Port au Prince, Haiti. This trip acts as a constant reminder of the things that really matter in my life.

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Dan Trommater

Self employed speaker, facilitator and magician

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

You don't need advice. Just go fail.

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David Campbell

Regional Branch Manager, RBC

Diploma in Business Administration (Algonquin College)

Most important skills in your line of work:

The genuine desire to help people.

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David E. Lefebvre

Food Toxicology Scientist; Health Canada

PhD in Biochemistry; University of Ottawa (2007), BSc (Honours), Biochemistry, University of Ottawa (2002)

Most important skills in your line of work:

The ability to interpret and apply current scientific issues and methods, creativity, problem solving, collaboration, patience, writing and communication.

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Elaine Uskoski

Owner of Eye Spy Health & Wellness Holistic Clinic + Author & Speaker – Video Gaming Addiction Awareness

Social Service Worker Diploma at Sheridan College, Brampton, ON Certification in North American & Australian Models of Iridology, Nutrition and Herbology from The Institute of Natural Health Technologies – Oakville, ON

What activity or experience outside of your career has had the greatest impact on your life?

Becoming a parent and realizing that all your actions are now being modelled to help your children grow in the best way possible. I now always operate with that in mind and make decisions with more intention. It gives me accountability and purpose for my decisions and behaviours.

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Emily Beekmans

Business Owner and Lead Photographer & Videographer at Emily Beeks Creative

Diploma Photography, School of Media & Design at Algonquin College - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Carleton University

What is your favourite foreign city/country that you have visited and why:

If I can absolutely only list one place: Bali, Indonesia. I found my bliss here. It’s the first place that I finally felt like myself. It’s actually where I initially decided to change my direction and pursue my creative instincts, full-time.

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Emily Kathen

Digital Communications Officer at Universities Canada; digital writer for Ottawa Life Magazine

Honours BA in Communication with a minor in Business Management (University of Ottawa)

What activity or experience outside of your career has had the greatest impact on your life:

My gap year! My decision to take a year off between high school and university truly shaped me into the person I am today. My gap year taught me some of the most important lessons I may ever learn, altered the way I approach challenges and set-backs, and changed my outlook on life in general. It also gave me that pesky travel bug that just never seems to go away! Taking a year off gave me the opportunity to meet wonderful and interesting people, make incredible memories, explore beautiful cities, and learn a lot about myself along the way.

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Fahd Alhattab

Entrepreneur In Residence – University of Ottawa; CEO – Fahd Speaks – Speaker, Trainer, Consultant

BA, Political Science and Economics, Carleton University

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Explore all different type of jobs, subjects, industries - Explore vs Exploit rule. Shift your mindset from being a consumer, to a creator.

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Garry Tutte

Freelance Filmmaker (producing, directing, editing), and Owner/Operator of Morro Creative

TV Broadcasting Diploma (Algonquin College)

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Discover the world as far beyond your own backyard as possible to grow your life experience, knowledge and personal potential before making critical life choices.

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Ian Affleck

Vice President, Plant Biotechnology, CropLife Canada

Masters in Science, Crop Physiology (University of Guelph); B. Sc., Plant Science, Minor in Pest Management (Nova Scotia Agriculture College)

What motivates you the most in your work:

Playing a role in the development of technologies which will support global food security.

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Isabeau Morin

Human Resources Assistant at Department of Justice Canada

B.A. in Communications (University of Ottawa); Currently pursuing Masters in Global Affairs (University of Toronto)

What activity or experience outside of your career has had the greatest impact on your life:

A few years ago, I participated in a humanitarian trip where we built houses for people in Jamaica. It was incredibly humbling for so many reasons. One important lesson I learned from the experience is that happiness isn’t a commodity you can buy – it’s a state of mind.

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Jenepher Lennox Terrion

Full Professor and Department Chair, Department of Communication, University of Ottawa

PhD, Communication (Concordia University); MA, Communication (State University of New York); BA, Communication (University of Ottawa)

What is your favourite foreign city/country that you have visited and why:

I love Athens, Greece. I spent lots of time in Greece when I hitchhiked through Europe after undergrad, and then got to return to teach a graduate course there as an invited professor.

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Jenny Mitchell

Certified Fundraising Executive, CFRE

Doctorate of Musical Arts (State University of New York); Masters of Music Piano Performance (Manhattan School of Music); Bachelor of Music Honours Piano Performance, Minor in Economics (McGill University)

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Worry less about the future. Focus on the activities, tasks and people that bring the most joy to your life, and always say YES to a new opportunity.

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Jesse Perreault

VP of Marketing – Car Loans Canada

Over 20 digital certifications in areas like Google Ads, Google Analytics, Digital Sales, Facebook’s Blueprint, etc.

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

The only meaning something has, is the meaning we give it. "You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control you that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass”. Perspective is critical.

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Jessica Londei-Shortall

Intern (consultant) for Optimum Talent

BA Psychology, Concordia (Montreal); Ph.D. Organisational Psychology, Université de Montréal

Most important skills in your line of work:

Asking good questions, digging deeper, caring for people and wanting to always keep learning.

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Jonah Cedar

Current Full-Time Student at Indiana University - BA in Sustainability and Biodiversity

Single Most Important Piece Of Advice For Students Leaving High School:

You are at an incredible time in your life. You are young and have nothing to lose and everything to gain. You are ending a chapter that had rules telling you how to live and now you get to start a new chapter of your life where you get to decide where to go.

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Jonathan Allsopp

Student Recruitment Officer, Algonquin College

Public Relations Practitioner (Algonquin College); Correctional Worker Diploma (Algonquin College)

What motivates you the most in your work:

Completing a task to the best of my ability.

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Joshua Harris

Joshua Harris English Teacher with Funbulous: Jiu Qu English

Pursuing a B.Sc in Computer Science (Carleton University); Discover Year Graduate Class of 2017

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

The people that care for you - your friends, family, coaches and teachers - have all given you great guidance. They’ve picked you up from your lowest days and supported you in your greatest achievements, but now you have to make a decision. You have to search deep within yourself and find what you want to do the most and strive for it. You now have to pursue your dream and not the dream of those around you. Only you can find what you want to do and it is you that will make it a reality.

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Julia Myer

Director, Public Engagement, Plan Canada

BA, Honours, International Development Studies with Major in Sociology (McGill University)

Most important skills in your line of work:

Innovation, creativity and public speaking.

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Julianne Upton

Communications Coordinator, Public Services and Procurement Canada, Government of Canada

Honours Bachelor of Arts, Major in Communications, Minor in Business Administration (Co-op) University of Ottawa

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Enjoy the present rather than worry about the future. Focus on doing what makes you happy, work hard, and the rest will fall into place (maybe not necessarily right away – but eventually!). Patience is a virtue.

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Kara Stonehouse

Business Owner, Principle, Aha! Graphic Facilitation

BID, Industrial Design, Co-op, Minor in Business (Carleton Univesity); MSc, Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (Blekinge Sweden)

What motivates you the most in your work:

My vision to make Canada sustainable in my lifetime; Positive feedback from clients.

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Karena Carneiro de Souza

Creator and Consultant (The Karena Arena)

BSc. Mathematics & Computing (University of Westminster)

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I ended up where I was intended to be”. Start with a plan. Be willing to adjust it as new opportunities come your way. To live the long life that turned out exactly as you imagined it when you were 15 would be a boring thing! Remain excited and curious, embrace challenge and change. Best advice I received when I graduated: Make Great Memories. It is guaranteed that you will have some periods in your life when things do not go your way. Remember the days that are highlights – they will get you through darker times.

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Kate Gallagher

Digital Business Analyst at Ergo Services

Discover Year Graduate Class of 2016; B.A in Social Sciences with a Minor in Psychology (University of Ottawa)

What activity or experience outside of your career has had the greatest impact on your life:

Moving abroad. I’d add that doing so on my own made a tremendous impact as well.

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Kathryn Yeung

VP HR Consulting / Stratford Managers Corporation (Management Consultant specializing in Change Management, HR program design/development and Coach)

Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management - with Honours (Humber College); Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology (University of Toronto, St. Michael's College University)

What motivates you the most in your work:

The variety of work I get to do, generally within a field I am familiar with or have the capacity to learn quickly because of my experiences with the type of work that I do. I design or do research to offer custom solutions for my clients that work for them.

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Keddy Declan Uzor

Account Executive, S.i. Systems

BA, Major in Communications with Minor in Business Administration (University of Ottawa)

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Understand that you need to keep on feeding your brain with information, don’t stop reading. Read about anything, it doesn’t have to be about a serious topic like the war in Afghanistan or the political inequality of society, just read about whatever you enjoy and feel like reading. Constant stimulation of the brain increases its potential.

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Kimberly Barclay

Strategic Change Consultant, Deloitte Canada

MBA, University of Ottawa, 2017; BA, International Development Studies and Political Science (Dalhousie University)

What is your favourite foreign city/country that you have visited and why:

I have loved many places that I have visited, however, having lived in South Korea for over six years, it will always have a special place in my life. Korea is a very interesting and unique country in terms of geopolitics, business and culture. The food is to die for!

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Kris Zawadka

Co-Owner, Isle Help Point of Sale Systems, and Lead Programmer and Web Master, Escape Manor

High School Diploma

Most important skills in your line of work:

Endless desire to learn new technologies.

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Laura Gibson

Director of Product Management, Revision Military

MBA (John Molson School of Business); Mechanical Engineering (Queen's University); Certificate in Project Management (McGill University)

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Our business leaders have backgrounds in film, biology and design. Choose a field that interests you and be willing to work your way up.

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Magda Badran

Psychologist; Counsellor, Public Service and Procurement Canada

Doctoral Studies in Psychology (L’Université du Québec en Outaouais); M.A. Counselling and Spirituality (St-Paul’s University); B.A. Liberal Arts, Major in French, Minor in Psychology (The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA) with Junior Year Abroad in Montpellier, France (Université Paul Valéry)

What motivates you the most in your work:

What motivates me is loving what I do and feeling like an instrument of transformation for good. What motivates me, as well, is the motivation of the individuals who consult to grow, heal and change for the better, becoming all that they are meant to be. The authentic co-creation of a relationship of trust from which growth, healing and change become possible.

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Maggy Ashby

Owner / Therapist at Ashby & Associates Massage Therapy

BScH Honours in Biology, Minor in English (Queen's University); Diploma from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy; Registration with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario

Most important skills in your line of work:

Sincerity: You must care about people and their experience of life. Analytical abilities help. You must be intuitive, and be able to develop a strategic plan. A good business mind helps too.

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Matthew Simpson

Senior Legal Counsel, Sinopec Canada

LLB (University of New Brunswick); BA, Honours (Queens University)

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Develop a wide variety of sustained interests and activities. This will help you figure out what you truly enjoy, what your career aspirations are and how best to get there.

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Marc-André Daoust

Associate Director, CO-OP and Careers, University of Ottawa

(M.Ed.), Specialization in Leadership, (B.Ed.), Integrating technology in the classroom, (M.Ed.), Specialization in Leadership

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Try before you buy.

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Mark Dumalski

Partner - Tax, Deloitte

B. Comm. (University of Ottawa); Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA)

What activity or experience outside of your career has had the greatest impact on your life:

Losing my vision as a young child has presented me with my greatest challenges, and provided me with my greatest opportunities. Being blind has forced me to develop my problem-solving skills and memory, and has allowed me to experience things, and meet people, that would never have otherwise been possible.

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Mark Fossen

Singer-Songwriter; Musician; Freelance Live Event Technician

B.A., Arts, (UOttawa); Recording Technology & Music Production (OIART)

What is your favourite foreign city/country that you have visited and why:

I spent a year travelling around India when I was eighteen, and it changed me forever. The people, the food, the sights, and the extreme diversity of cultures and climates within one nation are all truly remarkable. India taught me to constantly check my privilege, to know the difference between my needs versus my desires, and bestowed upon me some street smarts that I likely never would have developed otherwise.

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Mark Sutcliffe

Broadcaster/entrepreneur with 1310 NEWS, CPAC

High school, working toward BA from Carleton

What motivates you the most in your work:

Looking at things clearly and dispassionately to get to the heart of what's really happening, making a difference in other people's lives.

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Matt Archibald

Director, Student Services Centre and Lecturer, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa

Masters in Business Administration (Dalhousie University); B. Comm. (University of Ottawa)

Career achievement you are most proud of:

Being able to do what I love, which is teaching and being a part of the educational environment.

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Michael King

Student; Part-time at Nicastro’s, Fine Italian Foods emporium

Pursuing a B.Comm (Carleton University) ; E.S.C. Pierre-Savard (high school, 2016), Discover Year Class of 2017.

What activity or experience outside of your career has had the greatest impact on your life:

Taking time off from studying. Figuring what I was learning, why it was impactful, where I was the most motivated. Discover Year was the best choice for this. It would take more than the passing of time to gain the skills similar to the ones introduced in the program. Learning is a life-long experience, and I will need to continuously engage these skills to progress.

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Michaela Kealey

HR Coordinator, Envolta

BA: Major Psychology / Minor Business (Carleton University)

What activity or experience outside of your career has had the greatest impact on your life:

The loss of my father. The saddest most difficult period of my life, was also the place from where I began rebuilding myself. Only this time, without preconceived notions of what I “should” be doing… because nothing was as it “should” be anymore.

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Mike Gagnon

Principal at Magnify Consulting

Bachelor, Administrative and Commercial Studies (University of Western Ontario)

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

You don’t have to do what all your friends are doing. Also don’t expect to find your passion right away. For most this has to be discovered and you have to actively search to hopefully discover it.

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Mustapha Amraoui

Founder and consultant, Intercultural Intelligence Consulting

MBA (Université de Sherbrooke)

What motivates you the most in your work:

Making a difference in creating inclusive communities by helping people develop an inclusive mindset, see better, feel better and become a better version of themselves beyond their personal and cultural barriers. People sharing their feelings about how my contribution helped them see better feel better and become better.

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Nadae Oukrid

Head Mentor and Secondary 5 Mentor at the Regional Mentoring Center, University of Ottawa

Honours Bachelor in Health Sciences, Honours BA in Communications (in progress) at the University of Ottawa.

What motivates you the most in your work:

The most motivating thing to me is seeing a student successfully finish their first year at university and know that I helped them work through the problems I had to face by myself during my first year.

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Naomi Haile

Senior Compliance Specialist, Canada Revenue Agency

BA, Bachelor of Commerce, Finance Specialization, uOttawa

Career achievement you are most proud of:

Leaving a toxic work environment after months of deliberation. Taking control of my career and advocating for my advancement, investment in training, and exposing myself to more growth opportunities even when I was fearful to make the jump.

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Natalie Brett

Senior Program Analyst for the Indigenous Sport Unit at Sport Canada (Government of Canada)

M. Sc., Sports Management (Bournemouth University); B. Sc., Exercise Science, Major in Athletic Therapy (Concordia University); DEC Natural Science (John Abbott College)

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

When one door closes, another one opens. It may not be immediate but it will be right for you. Be patient, don’t give up, and be open to alternatives.

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Natalie Rowe

Assistant Director, Workforce Planning and Development, Canada Revenue Agency

Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) (Ottawa, Ontario); M.Sc. Economics, B.Sc. Economics and Accounting (University of the West Indies)

What is your favourite foreign city/country that you have visited and why:

I have been privileged to visit many beautiful places. The place that captured my admiration the most was Disneyland in Orlando, Florida. My admiration was simply that all that I witnessed – the people from all over the world, the sights, and the seemingly endless experiences – started in the mind of one person. It showed me the power of a vision, and how impactful its realization can be.

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Neil Schwartz

Co-owner and General Counsel for Escape Manor Inc.

J.D. Law (University of Ottawa); B. Comm. Major in Hospitality Management (Ryerson University); College Diploma, Hotel Management (Algonquin College)

What is your favourite foreign city/country that you have visited and why:

I spent 6 months living in Auckland, NZ while on exchange during undergrad. Beyond the sheer beauty of the country and the folks that live there, who were welcoming and generous in all respects, my visit to New Zealand was impactful because of the introspection that naturally resulted from being so far from home. You learn a lot about yourself and your values when in a faraway place; where currency, accents, rules and customs are markedly different from those you’ve come to know. By taking a step back, I learned a lot and gained perspective on my life in Canada. I also learned to play cricket, terribly!

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Nick Arsenault

Deputy Director, The Boundless School

M.Sc., Environmental Management & Policy from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (Lund University, Sweden); BES Environment & Resource Studies, BA Spanish & Latin American Studies (University of Waterloo)

What activity or experience outside of your career has had the greatest impact on your life:

Journeying deep into the Amazon, high into the Himalaya, far into the Canadian wilderness and in sitting quietly with myself. By this I mean, disconnecting from all distractions, stepping into the unknown, facing fear, being uncomfortable. Seek and be curious.

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Pam Coburn

Owner, PDC Web Services; Author & Publisher

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Double Major in Marketing and Personnel / Labour Relations (La Salle University); Web Technologies Certificate Program (International Webmasters Association)

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

It’s OK to NOT know what you want to do or be for the rest of your life! Chunk it out in 5-7 year increments. Play to your strengths. Try something, if it clicks, great! If it doesn’t, approach it differently and give it a second try. Then try something new. Don’t be discouraged. It’s about learning and growing as a person and making a worthy contribution.

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Paul Lemelin

Real Estate Broker, Team Leader (6 realtors) Keller Williams Distinction

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Specialization in Theatre Performance (Concordia University)

Most important skills in my line of work:

Mind set, staying positive, networking/lead generation, listening, communicating, acting, absorbing and applying new information, kindness, organization, resolve, determination, endurance, consistency, discipline, self-control and will power.

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Rachelle Thibodeau

Coordinator of Academic Support, Program Evaluation, and Research, Centre for Initiatives in Education, Carleton University

B.A. (Honours); M.A.; Ph.D in Psychology (Carleton University)

What activity or experience outside of your career has had the greatest impact on your life:

I volunteered for the Peace and Environment Resource Centre for several years. I developed many important work skills there that I hadn’t developed through school or other work experiences. It was life-changing.

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Ross Finnie

Professor and Director of the Education Policy Research Initiative, University of Ottawa

Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison), M.A. (University of Wisconsin-Madison), B.A. (Hons), (Queen's University)

Most important skills in your line of work:

Being able to think innovatively, then execute projects/actions with a focus on quality.

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Russell Willis

Regional Campus Director for Adult Programs & Support - Brenau University

Master of Education (Ed.M), Administration, Planning & Social Policy, Harvard University; Master of Education (Ed.M), Human Development & Psychology with a concentration in Adolescent Risk & Prevention, Harvard University; Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Speech Communication, The University of Georgia

Most important skills in your line of work:

Listening with full attention given to the person or people with whom I am meeting.

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Ryan van Asten

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Calgary Flames Hockey Club

M. Sc. (University of Calgary); B. Sc., Honours (Queen's University); BPHE (Queen's University)

Career achievement you are most proud of

2012 & 2014 Stanley Cup Champions with the Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club.

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Samantha Santoni

Partnerships and Special Event Officer, National Gallery of Canada; Part-time Instructor at Algonquin College

M.Sc Neuroscience, B.Sc Honours in Neuroscience and mental health

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Do what makes you happy and don’t be afraid to change directions or try new things! Some of the greatest opportunities I’ve had in my career came about by following my passions and interests, even if it seems to have nothing to with my field.

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Sandy Rita Tannouri

Investment Officer, Events Program and Outreach Team, Global Affairs Canada

Honours Bachelor of Commerce (International Management) with CO-OP at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa.

Career achievement you are most proud of:

My biggest career achievement to date and that I am most proud of is having the opportunity to work abroad as Logistics Coordinator for Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest telecommunications show, with the Embassy of Canada to Spain, in Madrid. I provided tailored services to clients to ensure their successful presence at MWC 2018 in Barcelona.

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Sarah Saska

Co-Founder & CEO, Feminuity

Certification in Diversity and Inclusion, Cornell University (ongoing); Doctor of Philosophy, Western University; Masters of Arts, uOttawa, Certification in Sexual and Gender Diversity, Department of Gender Studies at Queen’s University; Bachelor of Arts, Queen's University

Career achievement you are most proud of:

I am proud of myself for hacking the traditional graduate school process to make it work for me in a way that feels authentic to my path and for having the foresight to lead the way in terms of building equitable tech companies.

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Scott McLaren

President, Festival Promotions

B. Comm. (University of Ottawa)

Career achievement you are most proud of:

Designing and providing all non-sponsored branded merchandise for the FIFA Women's World Cup, and winning Ottawa’s top 40 under 40.

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Scott Robertson

Associate in the law firm of Nahwegahbow Corbiere LLP, practicing exclusively in the area of Indigenous Law

Member of the Indigenous Bar Association, Law Society of Upper Canada, and the Advocates Society. Year of Call in Ontario; University of Ottawa, LLB; Queen’s University, B. Ed.; Carleton University, B.A.

Most important skills in your line of work:

Listening, compassion, respect and a thirst for knowledge.

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Scott Urquhart

Senior Manager, Merchandising for Converse

B. Sc., Biology (University of British Columbia)

What activity or experience outside of your career has had the greatest impact on your life:

Traveling helps me remember that the world is a huge place with millions of different people and cultures. Sometimes we get so caught up in our own lives that we lose sight of this. 

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Scott Westberg

Orthopaedic Surgeon, WGH, Whitehorse YT

International Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship, BOPDHB, Tauranga NZ; FRCSC, Orthopaedic Surgery (University of Alberta); MD (University of British Columbia); Hon. BSc Human Kinetics (St. Francis Xavier University)

Most important skills in your line of work:

Communication and collaboration. 

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Shawn Smith

Founder and CEO of Don’t dis-my-ability consultation services Inc.

Master of Education in Counselling Psychology (University of New Brunswick); Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology (St. Thomas University); College Diploma in Social Sciences (John Abbott College)

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Try to find more than one part time job instead of one full time job. The more experiences you have the quicker you will realize what aspects of different jobs you enjoy and want to pursue. 

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Silvia Bonaccio

Professor, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa

PhD Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Purdue University); Masters in Science in Administration (Concordia University); BA, Psychology(McGill University)

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

When I was about to start university, a family friend told me that all the other students would be just as nervous as I was. I've thought about this advice during all major life transitions - everyone is anxious about big changes. I remind myself that I’ve developed resilience and other important skills that will allow me to handle these changes.

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Stacey-Ann Morris

Curriculum Consultant, Carleton University

M.Ed. with Specialization in Technology, Education and Innovation (Harvard University); BA Communications and Human Rights (Carleton University)

What is your favourite foreign city/country that you have visited and why:

In 2007, I visited the Elmina Castle in Ghana. During the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the Elmina Castle was used as a fort to inhabit African slaves before shipping them to different colonies. It was an incredibly moving and humbling experience to witness the suffering they endured. I also remember that specific moment in time, where I fully understood and appreciated the strength and courage of my own ancestry. 

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Stephen J. Brown

Program Officer, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Masters in Political Science (University of Ottawa); BA, Double Major in History and Political Science (McMaster University)

What activity or experience outside of your career has had the greatest impact on your life:

I would say the first time that I went backpacking through Europe. To realize and understand that there are thousands of students just like me throughout the world who will be competing with me in the workforce motivates me everyday to continue to work harder and hone my craft.

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Steve Harding

Director, Xactly Design and Advertising

Masters in Management, Concentration in Sports Management (University of Technology, Sydney); B. Soc. Sc., Honours, Leisure Studies (University of Ottawa)

What motivates you the most in your work:

Creative projects and brands, satisfying and delivering results, closing business, building relationships, personal development.

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Steve Wilson

VP Sales & Marketing and Co-Owner, Escape Manor

Honours in Hospitality Management, Algonquin College; Graduate of International Hospitality / Cultural Representative Program, Disney Institute

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Make a concerted effort to discover your true passions so that they may form the underpinnings of an amazing roadmap to your eventual success. You won't find your Mecca immediately (and this is good), as you need to explore and make mistakes along your journey, as this is what will eventually guide you to true happiness and success.

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Tessa Felix

Culture and HR Lead for PWL Capital Inc.

BA, Psychology Simon Fraser University/Saint Mary’s University; Registered Investment Advisor, Canadian Securities Institute; Certified Reality-Based Leader, Reality-Based Leadership.

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Something my Dad told me when I was very young, and it has lasted the test of time “be the hardest working person in the room”. My only addition to this is “be the hardest working, compassionate and empathetic person in the room”

Life Path Coaches

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Andrea Felix

Busily Retired

MA - Child and Youth Care(University of Victoria); RCC (BCACC); BA - Child and Youth Care (University of Victoria)

Career achievement you are most proud of:

Designing, implementing and growing a student peer counselling and service program that ignited +/- 100 youth per year to enhance their ability to support each other and the broader community.

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Carolyn Robertson

CO-OP Program Coordinator, University of Ottawa

M. Ed., Counselling; Bachelor of Education​; BA, Psychology

Career achievement you are most proud of:

I am most proud of completing my M.Ed. while continuing to work full time raising a family. As well, I have helped over 2000 students get their first real world work experience and watching them start their careers  is amazing!

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Cathy Holuk

HR Consultant, Leadership Coach and Family Business Advisor - Holuk Consulting & Coaching

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Public Administration, Carleton University ; Bachelor of Public Administration, Carleton University

Career achievement you are most proud of:

I am most proud of having the courage to pursue my passion for coaching by starting my own Consulting & Coaching business. Quitting a steady job and venturing into the unknown was not easy and is not within my comfort zone and has tested me in ways I never would have imagined. It has been an incredible journey of self-discovery and whatever the outcome, has already been one of my most valuable experiences.

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Chris Judge

Head of Operations, Novozymes Canada Limited

BA. (Hons), Business Studies (Hull College)

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Your first “job” may not even be close to your dream job. Don’t be disheartened…you will learn from it and gain valuable experience. Don’t give up on your dreams.

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Dave Urichuck

Certified Life Coach , B.I.C.E 2015;

Bachelor Degree in Geography (University of Ottawa); Social Science Degree (Heritage College)

Career achievement you are most proud of:

I wrote a book.

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Diana MacTier

Retired

Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution (Carleton University); Master's in Continuing Education (University of Calgary); Master's in Recreation (Acadia University); Bachelor of Arts; Specialization in Leisure Studies and Psychology

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Enjoy your journey. Do what you love. School is about the people you meet. Academic success is only part of the puzzle.

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Dean Fulford

Leadership Development Practice Lead, Stratford Managers

Career achievement you are most proud of:

Stepping out of my comfort zone of corporate HR into consulting, learning how to manage and develop a business.

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Devon Turcotte

Career Coach and Founder, Careerified

MA, Interdisciplinary Studies (Royal Roads University); Graduate Certificate, Corporate Communications (Seneca College); Graduate Certificate, Environmental Management and Assessment (Niagara College); BA, Geography (University of Guelph)

Career achievement you are most proud of:

Sticking to my values – I left environmental consulting because I found it boring and morally questionable. I’ve left workplaces that didn’t feel like me. And I was unashamedly myself in each role – I don’t have a “work face” and a “home face.” It’s just my face.

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Jenika Heim

EducationUSA Advisor, Fullrbight Canada

MA Women’s Studies (San Diego State University); BA History and Communications, Minor in Social and Ethnic Relations (University of California, Davis)

Career achievement you are most proud of:

My first year as an advisor, I worked really closely with one student. When he got into Harvard, it felt almost like I got into Harvard too! It was also confirmation early on that I had the ability to support students in this capacity.

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Judy Laws

Vice President, Foursight Consulting Group Inc.

PhD in Education; MA in Education; B. Comm., Honours

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Build your toolbox with both technical and soft skills. Never stop learning…you are never cooked.

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Julie Richer

CEO of Peak Energy Management. Workplace Wellbeing Consultant, Professional Speaker, Self-Development Coach and Change Management Practitioner

Change Management Practitioner Certification (Prosci); Self-Development Coach with CTI; Naturopathic Energy Practitioner (Chakaura); The Leadership Circle Certification.

What motivates you the most in your work:

To know that people gain a lot of self-awareness which empowers them to take responsibility of their lives. The more people become responsible for their thoughts, behaviours and actions, the more cohesive our workplaces and community can be.

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Linda P. Cousineau

Founder, LPC and Associates Inc.

Diploma, Adult Learning, St. Francis Xavier University; Certificate, Labour Management Relations, Ottawa University; Certified as a BankCode Trainer;

What activity or experience outside of your career has had the greatest impact on your life:

22 years ago, I was traveling at night with my boss and a co-worker. We were going to a conference. Around 11pm, our car collided with three moose. Life as I knew it, changed! It took years to get back “to normal”. That experience turned out to be one of the greatest experience of my life. It thought me many things such as: facing adversity in the face, believing that anything is possible, pain can be overcome, time and patience are key in anything, life is precious, being grateful, and so many more…

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Lisa Plain

Founder and Career Coach ,Career Balance Coaching; Co-Host, The Career Builder’s Podcast; Co-Founder, Golden Path Learning.

MBA, Accounting (Brock University); BBA, Human Resources (Brock University); Certificate, Professional Coach Training, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

Career achievement you are most proud of:

Making the jump from accounting to coaching.

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Marielle Metrailler

Leadership Coach and Founder, Clarivia

Bachelor’s Degree, Sociology (University of Geneva, Switzerland); Bachelor’s Degree, Marketing (Swiss Marketing Academy, Bern, Switzerland); ACC, International Coaching Federation (ICF), Ottawa, Canada

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Enjoy that time of learning and growth, keep your mind wide open. Stay open to opportunities and let your path unfold. You don’t have to have all the answers.

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Mike Bird

Placement Advisor, L’Institut supérieure d’informatique; Founder, CoachOiseau Career Coaching.

B.Sc., Kinesiology, Minor Concentration in Economics (McGill University)

Most important skills in your line of work:

Deep listening and curiosity; strong written and oral communication, ability to critique the play, but not the player, foresight and the ability to “pave the way” for others.

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Morya McWilliam

Leadership Initiative Coordinator, Canada Revenue Agency; Coach/Facilitator, Starfish Performance Coaching

A, Honours (Carleton University); Certified Executive Coach (Royal Roads University)

What motivates you the most in your work:

Feeling that I make a difference. Since we don’t always know the impact we have on others, I strive to make every interaction meaningful. A life mantra of mine is “People don’t care what you know until they know that you care”.

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Parvin Kolahdooz

Founder and Coach at Inner Potential Coaching and Public Service Employee

Certified Integral Master Coach™, Integral Coaching Canada - Certified Applied Information Technologist (AIT), Information Technology Institute - Bachelor in Medical Science (BSc), Osmania University

Career achievement you are most proud of:

I am proud of my company (inner potential Coaching) and all it has achieved helping people create a better life for themselves.

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Peggy Wareham

Margaret Wareham Consulting – Principle, CHEO – Learning Specialist

Bachelor of Nursing, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Adult Education Certificate, St. Francis Xavier University, NS, Associate Coach Certification™, International Coaching Federation

Single most important piece of advice to students leaving high school:

Value higher learning and education and remember that it comes in many forms not only from the classroom and textbooks.

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Sarah Crowe

Manager, Canada School of Public Service

MA in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights (University of Essex); BA(H) in Political Studies (Queen’s University)

What motivates you the most in your work:

Engaging staff and witnessing their growth and success through team collaboration. Participating in efforts to improve the workplace culture and environment.

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Scott Sorg

CO-OP Program Coordinator, University of Ottawa

MBA, Marketing (McGill University) ; BComm., Finance (Concordia University)

What motivates you the most in your work:

To have a real impact on others’ lives by guiding them to make great career choices or just as importantly, saving them from bad career choices.

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Sean Keogan

Senior Account Representative, Behr Process Corporation

Bachelor of Commerce 2002, Program - Management and Enterprise development, minor in marketing, Ryerson University and Copenhagen Business School

What is your favourite foreign city/country that you have visited and why?

Thailand - super friendly people, awesome natural landscapes and the best food.

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Serge Brissette

Manager of Common Services Legislative Policy & Regulatory Affairs Branch

Social Sciences and Mathematics, Collège de l’Outaouais, Hull (Québec) - Certified coaching program by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) - Project Management principles & practices, Priority Management Group - CRA Advance Leadership Program by ACERRA, Algonquin College - Intersol, Engaging People - Coaching for High Performance - Powerful Executive Communication and The Art of Persuasion (Telfer School of Management), Ottawa University - Analytical thinking and problem resolution workshop - The Science of Lean for the Public Sector, Centre for Continuing Education.

The single most important piece of advice I would give to students leaving high school:

Run many experiments (try new things) and become aware of the world, others and mostly you (self-aware). Learn how you learn and make learning a quest!

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Spencer Mandy

General Manager, Canadian Payment Systems & Banknote Operations

Political Sciences (Carleton University)

Career achievement you are most proud of:

I have built a high-functioning, cohesive team that has designed, developed and delivered Banknotes to over 45 different countries including Canada over the last 15 years

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Stephen Shepertycki

Pivotree (formerly Thinkwrap Commerce) - VP, Delivery Operations

BSc Electrical Engineering (University of Ottawa)

Most important skills in your line of work:

Effective communication (verbal, written) and other skills that support relationship building are foundational skills that are critical to success not only in various work environments, but all life situations. Effective listening, cultural awareness, and developing trust via genuine communication are skills I consider to be the most important in every job I’ve had and require continual development through life….you’re never done!

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Tal Potechin

Peer Coach, George Brown College

Career Development Practitioner post-graduate certificate, George Brown College; 5 years of Rabbinical studies; B.A, Specialization in Psychology, University of Western Ontario

What activity or experience outside of your career has had the greatest impact on your life?

Adventuring around the world all my life with no plans has led me to an extraordinary curiosity about people and how they come to reach their own unique potential.

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Tara Tennant

Business Consultant & Founder, WorkingWithTara.ca

Bachelor of Business Administration (Trent University); Certificate in Bookkeeping (Algonquin College)

Career achievement you are most proud of:

Having the courage to start my own business.

Ambassador Committee

DY Alumni Sharing Their Stories
Abby Coulas

Abby Coulas

Discover Year Class of 2019

What advice would you give a student considering a DY?

Just go for it! I learned a lot about myself and to experience life to the fullest while learning as much as possible. The biggest skill I learned is confidence within myself. I know I am capable of doing anything if I work hard enough. Thank you DY family!

Aden Simmons-Issac

Aden Simmons-Issac

Discover Year Class of 2020

Alexander Dessureau

Alexander Dessureau

Discover Year Class of 2020

What is the greatest lesson or skill you took away from your Discover Year?

The greatest lesson I learnt is 'not every plan will work, sometimes you just have to be confident in yourself to wing it.' Like I did with my plan for travel, and with the speech I prepared. I didn't chicken out when things looked bad, instead I got confident enough to work through those times in triumph.

Alexandre Richardson

Alexandre Richardson

Discover Year Class of 2020

What is the greatest lesson or skill you took away from your Discover Year?

Curiosity.

I learned the true meaning of curiosity and its impact on my life. Now having learned its meaning, it has now changed how I approach every aspect of my life. It has given me peace and strength in a lot of areas where I used to feel fear.

Ana Alves

Ana Alves

Discover Year Class of 2020

What’s different/unique about DY?

It is a place where you don't have to fake who you are to 'fit in'. The real you is welcome.

Discover Year brings belonging to the world.

Anique White

Anique White

Discover Year Class of 2020

What is the greatest lesson or skill you took away from your Discover Year?

The greatest lesson that I learned from Discover Year is that there is no such thing as a waste of time. It’s important to try things that scare you and to fail here and there because with every experience you take away something of value.

Anna Kollenberg

Anna Kollenberg

Discover Year Class of 2019

What is the greatest lesson or skill you took away from your Discover Year?

Discover Year has pushed me to value my strengths and my mental health in new ways that I’m so grateful for. I’ve developed the self awareness to recognize when something is changing me, the thoughtfulness to consider whether it’s a positive change, and the confidence to do something if I’m not happy.

Arielle Gatotos

Arielle Gatotos

Discover Year Class of 2020

What is the greatest lesson or skill you took away from your Discover Year?

When you strive for growth and exploration instead of perfection, you don't have to let fear and uncertainty stop you. You can move forward and embrace curiosity even without having everything figured out. This can lead to so many transformative experiences and opportunities you wouldn't see otherwise.

Brigid Willcock

Brigid Willcock

Discover Year Class of 2019

Claire Brennan

Claire Brennan

Discover Year Class of 2019

What’s different/unique about DY?

Discover Year is unique because it gives young people an opportunity most people wouldn’t get in the first place. It is a full year of discovery, from yourself to the world around you. You are given all different resources and mentors to learn from. Just in this one year you get to work on soft skills that will help you throughout your entire life. It’s a place to learn, grow, experience new things, and no matter what you leave with the skills to continue to discover more for yourself!

Conor Jacobson

Conor Jacobson

Discover Year Class of 2019

Eveline Wante

Eveline Wante

Discover Year Class of 2020

What's different/unique about DY?

DY is different from every other gap year program because it combines everything you can do in a gap year. You learn essential life skills, get work experience, meet amazing people, have a personal life path coach, and travel the world, all in 1 year!

Grace King

Grace King

Discover Year Class of 2020

Joshua Fournier

Joshua Fournier

Discover Year Class of 2019

Lachlan Robertson-Martin

Lachlan Robertson-Martin

Discover Year Class of 2019

Lukas Wirz-Endrys

Lukas Wirz-Endrys

Discover Year Class of 2019

What advice would you give a student considering a DY?

Do that in life, what feels true to you. Take on new things that excite you, push you, and better you as a person. Explore your interests but be yourself- for genuine character and active curiosity will bring you far.

Niklas Lentfer

Niklas Lentfer

Discover Year Class of 2019

What advice would you give a student considering a DY?

One advice I would give to an upcoming DY student is to be open minded and willing to learn new things. Through out DY, one will meet many new people and face new challenges and so being open minded I think is important.

Phoebe Smith

Phoebe Smith

Discover Year Class of 2019

Rhys FitzGerald

Rhys FitzGerald

Discover Year Class of 2020

What is the greatest lesson or skill you took away from your Discover Year?

The greatest skill I took away from DY was how to enjoy the present. I stopped worrying about what job I am going to have in 20 years, or what kind of house I will have and I started to really appreciate the present, and everything it has to offer.

Sarah Gaudet

Sarah Gaudet

Discover Year Class of 2019

Tyler Lindsay

Tyler Lindsay

Discover Year Class of 2020

What's different/unique about DY?

The environment, where there is no judgement, and everyone is your friend. As well, you are given time to travel, which is an amazing opportunity to learn and grow.