SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

219 episodes of SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast since the first episode, which aired on April 6th, 2020.

  • Asian upbringing into Liberal Arts and finding his interest in Sales with Jonathan Tjoandi (JT-001)

    January 11th, 2023  |  29 mins 34 secs
    leadership, motivation, salesteam

    In this podcast episode, the SIWIKE Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier Podcast welcomes a new guest host, Jonathan Tjoandi, business development lead at Rose Rocket. He dives into his current role leading the sales team, dealing with inbound and outbound leads, and building better processes within their organization. We also get a glimpse into his childhood in Indonesia, and his journey to finding his career path. In addition, the episode touches on the speaker's struggles with academics and expectations from parents after graduation, as well as the importance of constant learning and developing skills when leading a team.

  • Being Your Authentic Self with Kwame Fraser SIWIKE Podcast (KF-001)

    January 4th, 2023  |  25 mins 18 secs
    authentic, communication, name

    In this episode, Kwame, shares his experiences with changing his name and how it has helped him embrace his authentic self and people are respectful of his choice. Kwame has spent time in Jamaica and learned more about his father's family, and through this journey, he has discovered more about his heritage. Embracing this part of himself has been a journey of self-discovery.

  • Navigating your first 90 days in a new job with Tiffany Uman SIWIKE Podcast (TF-003)

    December 20th, 2022  |  38 mins 10 secs
    communication, start, successful

    In this episode, our experts delve into the crucial steps for a successful start in a new job. They emphasize the importance of having a clear understanding of the company's mission and values, being organized and prepared for your role, and being a good listener to understand the company's culture. They also stress the importance of making your boss look good, understanding your impact on the organization, and building relationships with co-workers. Finally, they offer advice on accelerating timelines for co-op positions and trusting yourself in the new role. Tune in for valuable insights to kick-start your new job on the right foot

  • Developing a successful mindset - Dylan Nadler DN-001

    December 13th, 2022  |  33 mins 2 secs
    mindset, success, taekwondo

    Dylan Adler is the founder of Mind Lock, a company that focuses on mental training for athletes. He discussed his background in taekwondo and psychology, how he started his company, and some of his experiences growing up as an athletic and competitive child. He also shared his advice on how to improve performance in sports or business by documenting progress, setting goals, and being persistent while also knowing when to move on. He emphasized the importance of organizing and structuring work early on to avoid bad habits and ensure that a system is in place when it is needed.

  • Geeky theatre kid to handling Google mega accounts - Dan Marquez DM-001

    December 6th, 2022  |  42 mins 47 secs
    consulting, engineering, google, theatre

    In this episode, Dan Marquez and Luki speak about Dan's background in as a geeky theatre kid, is progress into engineering, consulting, then into supporting Google's mega accounts.

  • What do employers look for in a new grad hire Bruce Chang - SIWIKE Podcast BC-002 Mentor Corner

    November 30th, 2022  |  39 mins 17 secs
    interview, job, recruitment

    In this episode, Bruce, discusses the difference between recruiters and hiring managers, and the role of each in the recruitment process. He also highlights the importance of being prepared, honest, and able to demonstrate one's ability to learn and work through uncertainty when interviewing for a job. Additionally, both the candidate and the hiring manager should assess if there is a good fit, and the candidate should also interview the interviewer and the company to see if it's a good fit for them.

  • How gaming helped me get a job Brian Yang - SIWIKE Podcast BY-002 Mentor Corner

    November 23rd, 2022  |  32 mins 59 secs
    confidence, gaming, job

    In this episode, Brian describes how playing a game helped him overcome his depression and lack of confidence. He found nostalgia in the game and began to rebuild his confidence through analyzing, competing, and networking within the game. He eventually used these skills to network and make connections in the real world, leading to a job opportunity. He also emphasized the importance of taking small steps in building confidence and the power of choice in personal development. The game served as a middle ground for them to build their social skills before applying them in real life.

  • Small Town, to online Fitness Entrepreneur Alicia Kacho - SIWIKE Podcast AK-001 Mentor Corner

    November 16th, 2022  |  28 mins 13 secs
    coaching, fitness, online
  • What to do after being laid off Andrea Lo - SIWIKE Podcast AndLo-002 Mentor Corner

    November 9th, 2022  |  36 mins 58 secs
    emotion, jobs, laidoff

    Andrea was laid off from her job as a marketing professional during the pandemic. She took time to review her severance package and consult with legal professionals before signing it. She coped with the emotional impact by shutting down emotions, focusing on legal matters, seeking support, and finding healthy coping mechanisms. However, she faced additional stressors such as a breakup and lack of support from family due to the pandemic lockdown restrictions. She used her free time to start a business.

  • Challenging starts, small town Dev and YouTube

    November 2nd, 2022  |  35 mins 7 secs
    coding, software engineer, youtube

    Jagmeet, a software engineer hailing from a South Indian community, has recently taken up cooking and working out as hobbies. Growing up, Jagmeet didn't have an inclination towards coding, but a chance encounter with C++ in 11th grade sparked a newfound interest. This interest led him to pursue a degree in computer science in college. After completing his education, Jagmeet moved to Canada for university where he faced challenges adjusting to the different education system and high tuition costs. Nevertheless, Jagmeet persevered and landed a job at a small startup company that helped import goods from the US to Canada. Now, Jagmeet is striving to enhance his LinkedIn profile, resume, and portfolio.

  • Builder, wannabe architect now helping others break into IT - Jubee Vilceus JV-001 podcast

    October 26th, 2022  |  28 mins 37 secs
    breaking into it, builder, education, job search, learning

    In this episode, Jubee Vilceus and Luki talk about his journey from being a build and wannabe architect to now helping others break into IT.

  • Music, Psychology and advancing learning - Steve Joordens SJ-001

    October 19th, 2022  |  33 mins 6 secs
    advancing learning, music, psychology

    In this episode we discuss Steve Jordan's background in psychology, education technology, music, and other fields. Steve is a Professor of Psychology at University of Toronto, and also the Director of the Advanced Learning Technologies Lab. He enjoys teaching large classes and using technology to enhance the students' learning experience. They talk about the importance of highlighting others' strengths and spreading positivity and his journey on music. Steve also mentions how he has learned to be skeptical of his own memories through his research in memory.

  • Extraverted jock-gamer turned engineer-consultant Brian Yang - SIWIKE Podcast BY-001

    October 12th, 2022  |  38 mins 44 secs
    consultant, engineer, gamer

    Brian is a senior consultant at Deloitte and is actively working on self-improvement and considering a career in life coaching.

  • Teaching, Business, HR and working abroad Lisa Langley - SIWIKE Podcast LL-001 Mentor Corner

    October 5th, 2022  |  31 mins 30 secs

    In this episode, Luki speaks with Lisa Langley who shares her journey from Teaching to Business to various roles in HR abroad

  • Dealing with Discomfort Mike Santeusanio - SIWIKE Podcast MS-002 Mentor Corner

    September 28th, 2022  |  29 mins 34 secs
    dealing with anxiety, dealing with discomfort, dealing with stress, mindfulness, mindset

    Discomfort is a part of life. In this episode of the SIWIKE Podcast, Mike Santeusanio shares how to deal with discomfort and live a comfortable life.

  • What you should know about the future of work - Brian Lau BL-002 podcast

    September 21st, 2022  |  29 mins 26 secs
    future of work, how to be prepared for work, what is work, work experiences

    In this episode, Brian Lau and Luki talk about What you should know about the future of work.
    We chat about what they thought work was growing up.
    Early work experience.
    Future of work.
    Advice for those looking to work.