Parents as Career Coaches

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Parents as Career Coaches podcast aims to educate parents, and other adult allies, on how to help launch young people on a trajectory to a satisfying and fulfilling life in a better world, and how we can engage in meaningful and fruitful conversations with the young people in our lives surrounding their futures. read less
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Episodes

The Montessori Perspective: Igniting Purpose and Agency in Youth | Season One
Jan 5 2024
The Montessori Perspective: Igniting Purpose and Agency in Youth | Season One
Gavin McCormack has been a teacher for more than 25 years, working in countries throughout the world and building many schools in the Himalayan regions of Nepal. As a Montessori ambassador for Australia and the co-founder upschool.co and Educationinfluence.com, Gavin has worked tirelessly for 25 years to change the face of education for those before him. As a Montessori teacher, Gavin’s focus is to putting children at the centre of their education. As a writer, he has engaged in writing many picture books based on ethics and moral lessons for children, whilst also writing and producing a parenting book based on the Montessori principles around early child development and cognitive ability, The Potential in Every Child. Gavin believes that hope lies in empowering young people to have the confidence to try things that are new, and the resilience to fail and to try again. Gavin’s recent Ted talk spoke of children building confidence, trust, morale and leadership when these are often overlooked in modern educational philosophies and pedagogies. He believes that these are the skills that will take us into the future in a world we can be proud of. A world, where every life matters, regardless of colour, creed, religion or demographics. A world where nature is our greatest ally, not an asset to be over-utilised, and where children are looked upon as leaders who have the confidence and independence to make informed choices of their own from a very early age.Resources:EducationInfluenceGavin’s Profile on EducationInfluenceGavin’s WebsiteGavin’s Ted Talk
Wisdom from Career Development Superstars | Season One
Dec 12 2023
Wisdom from Career Development Superstars | Season One
Tricia Berry is a Learning Specialist with the New Brunswick Government. Her work includes career guidance at the secondary level, teacher development within post-secondary education programs, and, currently, provincial implementation of career education across K-12. Berry is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (C.C.C) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).Sareena Hopkins is Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation. She has been instrumental in a wide range of strategic leadership initiatives in Canada and internationally. She facilitated the International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy in Seoul (June 2017) and was lead author of the policy communiqué “Building the Talent Pipeline and Providing Youth with Hope for the Future” (2015). She also worked with the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training and the Council of Ministers of Education Canada on their policy frameworks for career education and successful student transitions. A winner of provincial and national awards in career development, Dave Redekopp has devoted over twenty-five years to the development of better career development and workplace concepts and practices. His work has addressed a wide arrange of issues, from helping at-risk teens manage their career paths to working with executives to make their companies more career friendly. Dave has also been a Governor of the Canadian Career Development Foundation, a Director of the Canada Career Consortium, and the Director of Program Development for the Centre for Career Development Innovation.