Luki is Toronto's Career Catalyst, "DJ for personal development" and "personal trainer for careers".
He is a former computer scientist turned management consultant turned entrepreneur/educator. He is a former campus recruiting lead for one of the Big 4 (technology consulting).
- an educator: lecturer at a local college and educator for various soft-skills workshops
- a startup mentor: at a CLA (campus linked accelerator) and various entpreneurial organizations
- career coach: for indivduals and companies alike
- Author: SIWIKE: Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier - How to unlock your career potential https://amzn.to/2LEF52R
His goals are to:
- Weave mentorship into the fabric of society
- Elevate education (through soft-skills learning)
- Positively impact a billion people
Join him on his mission and purpose!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 16th, 2022 | 28 mins 13 secs
coaching, fitness, online
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.