Faisal is successful because he is clear about where he is going, strategically looks for opportunities to enable him to get there and recognizes the importance of meaningful relationships
Like most high school students, Kavith began thinking about post secondary education. He started to understand the costs. He knew that he could get OSAP but wanted to be proactive. He worked as hard as he could to get his grades up. He spent about 5 hours a week thinking about what he was good at and looking for scholarship and contest opportunities. He applied for and competed in a number of opportunities and was ultimately successful in securing $45 000 in funding for school from more than 10 separate providers, with awards ranging in value from $100 to $30 000.
Patricia is now happy with her income, owns a house and has set a goal to grow to a VP level which will give her a significant salary bump. She says her approach requires discipline and can be painful. Renovations on their house are now starting to annoy her. It was extremely challenging to move home and work 10 weeks for free with a 3 hour commute, only to get a starter job at $27,000. But without other resources, this has been the most effective path she could find to build her career, income and net worth.
Marina could get an everyday administrative job in research for low to average pay but she would probably still struggle financially and this does not give her what she needs. Courageously, she has chosen to problem solve her way towards her desired life. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in a
Esfir came to Canada, driven by the desire for a career where, her contributions would be valued based on their merit and as equal to those of her male colleagues. She was frustrated that as a woman, she didn’t get meaningful opportunities at work. “They didn’t see me as a professional… I didn’t have equity and no matter how good I was, I couldn’t get any higher”.
Saying that Delyse has overcome many challenges is an understatement. Delyse was born in a country where violence against women is still prevalent; in that country nearly 1 in 5 women experience sexual violence perpetrated by someone other than a partner and intimate partner violence is even higher. Delyse was committed to finishing school, breaking the cycle of violence and building a good life for herself and later for her baby daughter.
Since completing her Masters in 2004, Margaret has worked in three different industries, in 4 different organizations. She has tripled her salary from her starting point of just under $50,000 annually. She accomplished this through a skillful maneuvering of her career towards higher paying general management roles, fierce negotiation skills and 4 core strategies...