A Big, Progressive, Socially Conscious Idea for Business Leaders...
In my twenties I worked one-on-one with young offenders in Vancouver, BC, supporting their transition from jail into the community - I was planning to follow my mom's lead and head into a career in social work. I enjoyed the work but found it was hard to advocate for clients while on the front line.
At the same time, I was working as a fitness trainer and had a number of clients who were successful business owners.
It was through these clients, who became good friends, that I had my first glimpse into the
impact a person can make
as a business leader.
I saw first-hand how
business leadership had the ability to
amplify a person's voice. It became clear to me that my new path, and passion, would be to
exercise my voice through entrepreneurship.
Continuous learning to tackle increasingly complex situations
From my interview with Kelly VanBuskirk, p
June 2017 in the Saint John Telegraph-Journal.
Those who know
Kelly VanBuskirk know that he works very hard, gives generously and has an insatiable curiosity that fuels his research and writing.
Kelly was admitted to the
New Brunswick Bar in 1993 and has practiced extensively in the field of civil litigation, focusing primarily on labour, employment law and human rights. He became a partner at
Lawson Creamer in 1996. In recognition of his extensive accomplishments and contributions, Kelly was given the
designation of Queen's Counsel in 2015.
Our conversation began with me asking Kelly about
employment law and the importance of business owners understanding it...
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