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Career Advice Episodes

Career Advice from experts, and those people who have had setbacks and reshaped their career perspective to live more successful lives.
Sept. 9, 2022

S2E14 Jessica "Jess" Weatherall (Surfing, Science, and Choosing Joy) …

Born and raised on the Gold Coast, Australia, Jess Weatherall is definitely living her best beach life. We spoke about her love of surfing, career as a Senior Medical Education Officer in the Emergency Department at Gold Coast Health, myths …

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July 9, 2022

S2E13 The Secret To My Success - Kevin Li (TV Producer)

The Secret of My Success series, on the Reaching For The Middle podcast, highlights advice and success stories from past guests, new voices, and listeners, like you. They did the hard yards through life, so you don't have to. Or …

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June 24, 2022

S2E12 The Secret To My Success (A Call To Action)

In Episode 12, Season 2 Reaching For the Middle host, James Donison, answers that age old question, How To Be Successful. This is also a call to action, for you. Will you take the leap?

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June 10, 2022

S2E11 (Five Key Factors For Workplace Well-Being) with Dr. Cameron No…

Former Reaching For The middle guest, Dr. Cameron Norman, brings his expertise to this episode, providing five factors that contribute to workplace well-being. He'll also discuss Design Thinking and how it can assist organisations in providing a better workplace for …

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May 13, 2022

S2E9 - Oksana Tkachenko Pt 2 (Success vs Accomplishment #BossWoman)

Oksana Tkachenko is juggling a successful career and family life in Australia, with the constant worry of the horrors that are happening in her birth country of Ukraine. In part two of my conversation with Oksana, we discuss her ability …

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April 29, 2022

S2E8 - Oksana Tkachenko (Ukranian Roots and a Family in Peril)

With many of her family still in the Ukraine, and at the time of this writing, some trapped in a cellar in the Mariupol war-zone, Oksana Tkachenko is juggling her successful career, and family life in Australia, with the con...

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April 15, 2022

Pancho Fonseca Pt 2 (Defining Fatherhood, and a Guide to Surviving Ma…

This ones for all the dads and soon to be dads out there. It will also be an interest to the women in their lives who want an inside peek into our views on fatherhood and marriage. This is Part …

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April 1, 2022

Pancho Fonseca Pt 1 (A Stolen Baby in Canada)

In this episode of Reaching For The Middle, I'll speak with my childhood (and adulthood) friend, Pancho Fonseca about growing up in a lower socio-economic neighbourhood in Regina Saskatchewan, Canada, and how he managed to make so many friends, and …

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March 17, 2022

Paul Bae Pt. 2 (From High School Teacher to a TV Series Based On His …

In the second part of my conversation with writer and comedian Paul Bae, we’ll discuss the secret to becoming a great high school teacher, and the upcoming Amazon series based on his life, which will star a pretty memorable TV …

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March 4, 2022

Paul Bae - Pt 1 (The Tale of the Youth Pastor Who Became an Atheist, …

In part one of my two part chat with Writer/Comedian/Podcaster Paul Bae, we talk about his Korean roots in a ‘not so Korean’ suburb of Ontario, Canada. And how his families determination to make Korean friends led Paul to a …

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Feb. 17, 2022

Elaine Yong - Pt 2 (My 4-Week-Old Daughter Needed a Heart Transplant)

In Part 2 of 2, Elaine delves further into the nightmare of her 4-week-old daughter, Addison's heart transplant. We talk about her and husband, GlobalTV News reporter, Aaron McArthur's decision to have another child and how that didn't quite go …

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Feb. 4, 2022

Elaine Yong - Pt 1 (Self Esteem and Media Stereotypes)

Elaine Yong is a former Canadian news reporter (GlobalTV and CityTV Vancouver), and now the Communications Manager for the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Elaine discusses her career and how she "faked it" until she really made it, family, failed …

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Jan. 7, 2022

James Donison (From Canadian TV Producer to Australian Tram Driver )

A brief introduction to where RFTM host, James Donison came from, how he went from Canadian Television to driving a tram on the Gold Coast, Australia, then back to his passion of video production and photography. He'll also discuss some …

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Dec. 23, 2021

Ashley Gard - Pt 2 (Bodyguard to the Stars)

Ash Gard discusses his experience as a bodyguard (third party protection) for the rich and famous, and what it takes to be one. Working with the Rolling Stones, Paris Hilton, Harry Styles and One Direction to name a few.

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Dec. 9, 2021

Ashley Gard - Pt 1 (From Fat Guy To Lethal Weapon)

Ashley (Ash) Gard discuss how his childhood in a small New Zealand town, with parents who volunteered in victim services and a brother, who's a highly regarded bodyguard (third party protection), led Ash to a career in the military, achieve …

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