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

SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast - what you didn’t know you needed to know about jobs, careers and life

About the show

A companion to the book: SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: how to unlock your career potential

Hosted by Luki Danukarjanto

Sharing insights and learning about jobs (search, resumes, interviews, networking), careers (purpose, promotions, wealth) and life (fulfillment, health, wisdom)

SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast on social media


  • How to be a leader | Keith Nugara SIWIKE (KN-001)

    December 31st, 2023  |  25 mins 21 secs
    careerdevelopment, careertransitions, keith, lukidanu, ncigroup, networking, networkingpower, personaldevelopment, podcast, professionalgrowth, siwikecommunity, siwikeinsights, siwikepodcast, worklifebalance, workplacechallenges

    Dive into the latest episode of the SIWIKE Podcast, where host Luki Danu engages in a compelling dialogue with the incredible Keith. In this 25-minute journey, Keith shares insights into his career trajectory, from the early days to a successful transition into the tech industry. Uncover valuable lessons on resilience, navigating industry changes, and the secrets to thriving in a global business landscape. Join us for a conversation on continuous learning, growth, and the pursuit of success.

  • How to start your career in Canada | Miguel Abascal SIWIKE (MA-002)

    December 26th, 2023  |  41 mins 22 secs
    activelistening, careeradvice, coffeechatstrategies, communicationtips, curiosityconversations, etworkingtips, informationalinterviews, lukidanu, networkingskills, professionaldevelopment, relationshipbuilding, siwikepodcast

    🔍 Unlocking the Power of Networking: Informative Conversations and Coffee Chats ft. Luki & Miguel 🤝

    Join the insightful discussion between Luki and Miguel as they delve into the art of informational interviews, coffee chats, and curiosity conversations. In this engaging dialogue, discover the keys to effective networking and relationship-building, both in professional and personal contexts.

    🌐 Key Takeaways:

    🌐Learn how to make the most out of informational interviews by shifting the focus to serving and understanding the other person's needs.
    🌐Uncover the secrets to successful coffee chats and curiosity conversations that go beyond formalities.
    🌐Explore practical tips for active listening and tailoring your approach based on the other person's preferences.

    🚀 Networking Mastery Unveiled:
    Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting your career journey, this conversation provides invaluable insights into building meaningful connections. Hear real-life examples, anecdotes, and actionable advice that can elevate your networking game to new heights.

  • Turning pressures of life into diamonds | SIWIKE Podcast | Sean Mullin (SM-001)

    December 19th, 2023  |  45 mins 4 secs
    career coaching, career growth, luki danu, motivational, personal development, podcast, professional advice, self-improvement, siwike, success tips

    🎙️ Welcome to another enlightening episode of the SIWIKE Podcast, hosted by Luki Danu! In this episode, we're thrilled to have Sean as our guest host. Join us as we dive deep into the realms of career development and personal growth.

    🔍 In this conversation, we explore the unique insights and experiences of Sean, discussing key strategies for career advancement and personal development. Whether you're a student, early-career professional, or seasoned expert, this episode is packed with actionable advice and SIWIKE (Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier) moments that can guide your journey.

    🌟 What You'll Discover:

    • Sean's valuable lessons on navigating the professional world.
    • Strategies for continuous personal and career growth.
    • Insights into the philosophy of "SIWIKE" and how it applies to everyday life.
  • How to improve your mental health and wellness | SIWIKE Podcast | Corey Chadwick (CChad-001)

    December 12th, 2023  |  33 mins 5 secs
    #lukidanu #siwikepodcast #coreychadwick #mentalhealth #wellbeing #mentalhealthawareness #selfcare #healthymindset #mentalhealthsupport

    In this compelling episode of the SIWIKE Podcast, join Luki Danu and guest host Corey Chadwick as they explore the crucial topic of mental health. This episode offers deep insights into managing mental well-being, understanding mental health challenges, and strategies for personal growth amidst these challenges. Tune in for an open and honest discussion that aims to break the stigma and provide helpful advice for anyone looking to improve their mental health.

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    Special thanks to for the theme music

    00:00 Intro
    03:09 Mom's mental health
    07:35 Make changes in life
    10:19 Experience pandemic
    14:05 Make a choice
    16:29 Ask yourself first
    21:30 Thinking about "What ifs?"
    24:32 Choosing not to be happy
    29:02 Thinking what you want in life

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  • How to become a consultant | SIWIKE Podcast | Bruce McQuillen (BMcQ-001)

    December 5th, 2023  |  34 mins 38 secs
    career advice, career path strategies, career success, job market insights, luki danu, personal growth, professional development, professional networking, siwike, skill development

    Join us in this enlightening episode of the SIWIKE Podcast as we welcome our guest host, Bruce. Dive deep into valuable insights and practical advice on career development and personal growth with our expert, Luki Danu. In this episode, we explore the intricacies of navigating the professional world, uncovering strategies for success, and sharing the 'Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier' to help you on your journey. Whether you're just starting out, seeking a career change, or looking to grow in your current role, this podcast is a treasure trove of knowledge and inspiration for anyone aiming to excel in their career. Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe for more empowering content!

  • How to accelerate your career through networking

    November 29th, 2023  |  32 mins 43 secs
    career advice, career growth, job market insights, luki danu, networking strategies, personal growth, professional development, siwike podcast, skill building, success mindset

    Join us in this enlightening episode of the SIWIKE (Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier) Podcast, where our host Luki Danu dives deep into the world of career development and personal growth. Alongside our special guest host Jeremy, we explore actionable strategies and insider tips to help you navigate your career path more effectively.

    In this episode, we cover topics ranging from goal-setting and skill development to overcoming common career challenges. Whether you're just starting out or looking to make a significant career move, this podcast is packed with valuable insights to help you succeed.

    Don't forget to subscribe to our channel for more episodes like this and leave your thoughts in the comments below. Your feedback helps us create content that resonates with your career and growth needs.

  • How to self advocate | SIWIKE Podcast | Cindy Vieria (CV-001)

    November 22nd, 2023  |  39 mins 18 secs
    anthropology, career development, career insights, fundraising, healthcare careers, luki danu, master's program, personal growth, podcasting, policy, siwike, university of toronto

    Join us in this enlightening episode of the SIWIKE Podcast hosted by Luki Danu, featuring our special guest host, Cindy. Dive into an engaging conversation that spans across healthcare, policy, and anthropology, as Cindy shares her diverse career journey and insights from her master's studies at the University of Toronto. Discover invaluable tips and strategies for career development and personal growth, tailored for ambitious professionals and students. Don't forget to subscribe for more inspiring SIWIKE content!

  • How to land a job shortly after graduation | SIWIKE Podcast | Yauhan Mehta (YM-001)

    November 7th, 2023  |  38 mins 36 secs
    career advice, career coaching, career development, career growth, career planning, change management, coaching, growth mindset, industry leaders, job search, leadership, luki danu, mentorship, personal growth, podcast, professional development, psychology, siwike, success, work-life balance

    Join us in this insightful episode of the SIWIKE "Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier" podcast as we dive into the world of career development and growth with our distinguished guest, Yauhan. Hosted by Luki Danu, this conversation illuminates the intersection of psychology and career coaching, providing listeners with valuable insights and actionable advice.

    🎙️ What's in this episode?

    🎙️Yauhan's unique approach to change management and psychology in the workplace
    🎙️Practical career coaching tips for professionals at all stages
    🎙️The balance between personal life and a thriving career, as Yauhan shares his experience with recent fatherhood

    🌱 Who should listen?

    🌱Aspiring and current professionals seeking to accelerate their career growth
    🌱Individuals interested in the application of psychology to career development
    🌱Fans of Luki Danu and the SIWIKE podcast series looking for inspiration and practical advice

  • How to improve your social skills as introvert | SIWIKE Podcast | Linda Pham (LPham-003)

    October 31st, 2023  |  31 mins 1 sec
    career advice, career growth, growth mindset, introverts, linda pham, luki danu, personal development, professional growth, siwike, social skills

    Welcome to another enlightening episode of the SIWIKE (Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier) podcast! Join us as our host, Luki Danu, dives into a candid conversation with guest host Linda Pham about the nuances of introversion and extroversion in personal and professional settings.

    Are you an introvert striving for career growth? Or perhaps you're curious about how to leverage your introverted nature to your advantage? This episode is packed with insights and strategies for thriving as an introvert, demystifying common misconceptions, and sharing personal journeys of embracing introversion in an extroverted world.

    Whether you're looking to enhance your social skills, navigate your career path, or simply gain a better understanding of the introvert-extrovert spectrum, Luki and Linda provide actionable SIWIKE (Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier) that you can apply to your life and career immediately.

    Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe for more content like this, aimed at personal and professional growth. Engage with us in the comments below and share your own experiences as an introvert or extrovert!

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  • How to sell yourself | SIWIKE Podcast | Huong Vo (HV-001)

    October 24th, 2023  |  31 mins 5 secs
    career advice, career growth, career planning, growth mindset, luki danu, personal growth, podcast, professional development, siwike, success

    Join us in this enlightening episode of the SIWIKE "Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier" podcast as we dive into the essentials of career development and personal growth. Our host, Luki Danu, welcomes guest Huong for a compelling discussion that promises to empower your professional journey.

    🔍 In this episode, you'll discover:

    Innovative strategies to accelerate your career progression.
    Insightful anecdotes from Luki Danu and our guest that illuminate the path to success.
    The SIWIKE philosophy and how it can transform your approach to personal and career growth.

    📈 Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your career to the next level, this conversation is packed with practical advice and SIWIKE insights that you won't want to miss.

  • How to be more lucky | SIWIKE Podcast | Chengeer Lee (CLee-001)

    October 17th, 2023  |  35 mins
    career advice, career development, career growth, chengeer, engineering careers, fintech, job market, luki danu, personal development, podcast, professional growth, siwike, talent acquisition

    Join us in this enriching episode of the SIWIKE Podcast, where we sit down with Chengeer, a seasoned talent acquisition expert with a rich background in materials engineering and recruiting. Luki Danu leads the conversation, delving into the insights and personal stories that define career growth and the journey of self-discovery.

    🚀 From the foundational experiences of Chengeer's childhood to his impactful role in fintech with Casewear, this episode is a goldmine for anyone interested in the intersection of technology, finance, and career development. Luki and Chengeer discuss the 'Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier' that can help guide professionals at any stage of their journey.

    🔍 Discover how to navigate the complexities of the job market, what it takes to grow in a competitive field, and the SIWIKE (Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier) that could make all the difference in your career trajectory.

  • When parents want one thing and you want another | SIWIKE Podcast | Gloria Sheen (GS-001)

    October 10th, 2023  |  30 mins
    career advice, career development, career journey, career path, entrepreneurship, gloria sheen, luki danukarjanto, personal growth, personal training, professional growth, siwike

    Join Luki in this enlightening episode as he engages in a deep conversation with Gloria Sheen about the pivotal SIWIKE (Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier) moments in her career journey and personal growth. Gloria shares her transformative experience from being an introverted student to becoming a confident personal trainer and entrepreneur, emphasizing the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone and following your passion.

  • Recover from bullying - and transform into a life of success | SIWIKE Podcast | James Elliot(JE-001)

    October 3rd, 2023  |  43 mins 56 secs
    career advice, career coaching, career development, career growth, empowerment, entrepreneurship, james r. elliot, leadership, life coaching, luki danukarjanto, motivation, personal growth, professional development, self-improvement, siwike, success mindset, unleash potential

    Join Luki in this enlightening episode as he engages with James Elliot, a renowned expert in personal development and career growth, to explore the invaluable insights and SIWIKE (Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier) principles that have transformed lives globally.

    In this dialogue, Luki and James delve deep into the essence of career advancement, personal growth, and the pivotal SIWIKE concepts that every aspiring individual should grasp early in their journey. Whether you're a student stepping into the professional realm, an entrepreneur aiming for the stars, or a professional seeking significant up-leveling, this episode is laden with nuggets of wisdom that are instrumental for anyone looking to unleash their potential and navigate through their career path with confidence and clarity.

    For more insightful discussions with leading experts and inspiring figures in the field of career development and personal growth, subscribe to Luki's channel and stay tuned for more SIWIKE-oriented content designed to empower and guide you through your unique journey.

  • How to improve your mental wellness | SIWIKE Podcast | Cory Chadwick (CChad-001)

    September 26th, 2023  |  33 mins 12 secs
    career advancement, career discussions, cory chadwick, growth mindset, life rhythms, luki danu, mental health, personal development, self-care importance, siwike, siwike insights

    Join Luki Danu and special guest Cory Chadwick in this enlightening conversation as they delve into the SIWIKE (Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier) mindset. Cory shares his insights on mental well-being, personal growth, and career aspirations.

    Discover the journey of finding one's rhythm in life, the significance of self-care, and the power of choice in shaping our destinies. If you're seeking insights on how to elevate your career and personal life, this episode with Cory Chadwick is a must-watch.

    Dive into the SIWIKE philosophy and unlock strategies for a fulfilling career and life. Subscribe for more!

  • How to build passive income through hard work and luck | SIWIKE Podcast | Domenic Salerno (DSAL-001)

    September 19th, 2023  |  37 mins 44 secs
    career growth, domenic salerno, finance, investing, luki danu, personal development, real estate, siwike, tulum

    🎙️ Welcome to another episode of SIWIKE Podcast with Luki Danu, where we delve into the Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier! Today's guest, Domenic Salerno, shares his extraordinary career journey that took him from Italy to Canada, and eventually to investing in real estate in Tulum, Mexico. Don't miss out on life-changing lessons on personal growth, career development, and financial literacy. 🌟

  • How to be more successful as a high school student | SIWIKE Podcast | Francesca Cadhit (FC-001)

    September 12th, 2023  |  32 mins 14 secs
    academic excellence, career growth, education, francesca cadhit, life skills, luki danu, mentorship, personal development, siwike, time management

    In this enlightening episode of SIWIKE Podcast, Luki Danu explores the essentials of career growth and personal development with Francesca Cadhit, the founder of Top Class Edge. They dive deep into the value of mentorship, life skills beyond academics, and the power of thinking long-term. Whether you're a student, a young professional, or someone looking to enrich their life, this episode is packed with actionable advice to accelerate your journey toward success.

    🔗 Connect with Francesca Cadhit:


    👉 Listen to the full episode to learn how mentorship and life skills can be your "shortcut to success" (or rather, your accelerator)!