Episode 23 - The Hero's Journey to Find a Fulfilling Career with Guest Duncan So
In this week's episode, I speak with Duncan who started as an engineer and spent years at Virgin Mobile. But he always had a focus on people and the human interaction between technology and customers. So when life presented an "interruption moment" he spun that human focused approach first into a psychology degree. He started a non-profit to help student think about their careers in Ghana and then created the Burnout Clinic in Toronto which helps companies and their leaders prevent or treat burnout. Little did he know that this focus on the human side of business was going to be so crucial as a pandemic hit the globe.
In this episode we specifically talk about
- The Hero's Journey and how those moments of resilience and questioning and forks in the road can end up creating an amazing career
- Recognizing "interruption moments" and how to leverage those into a pivot in your life (and career!)
- A lot of talk about burnout!
- Finding our motivation through personal valies
- And how we are coping through this pandemic in a collective movement that will hopefully continue as we start to figure out our new normal
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More about Duncan...
Duncan So is the Co-Founder & Executive Director at The Burnout Clinic. Duncan has been a child of corporate burnout that has led him professionally into the field of human flourishing for over a decade working on systemic social change projects. He’s a social entrepreneur and change agent, on a mission to create a more passionate world building systems and programs for companies and communities on the path of making social good.
Board Certified with the Association of Integrative Psychology. A Master Practitioner in Mental Emotional Release, NLP and Hypnosis. He graduated with a degree in Applied Sciences specializing in Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto.
At the Burnout Clinic, we help HR Leaders and Entrepreneurs develop and integrate burnout intervention programs within their organization. Our flagship 2-day burnout intervention program stops the cycle of high anxiety, fatigue, creative slumps, and burnout, and rapidly returns leaders back happy, productive and creatively engaged at work.