Date: Saturday, April 29th
Time: 11am - 2pm
Last Saturday, lovely Sarah Vermunt joined us to sign her newly released book "Careergasm."
Sarah read from her book and answered questions about work, life, and how to go after your dreams and goals. We loved hearing people speak openly about their passions and hesitations. Or the dirty little secret – that so many of us are unhappy at work and that we simply don't talk about it.
It was so inspiring to be in a space of honest discussion. Days later we're still talking about our own aspirations for 2017; how we can embrace our Plan B, eat our fears, and find joy and fulfillment.
A little gem from Sarah at the event (heavily paraphrased, excuse us). “Follow your curiosities. Before anything in life becomes a passion it starts with a curiosity for that activity. So don’t brush these inklings aside, but investigate them. You might just be stumbling onto a life long passion.”
I’m Sarah Vermunt, Careergasm Founder and the author of Careergasm: Find Your Way To Feel Good Work. I created Careergasm to help people pursue work that thrills and delights.
I also serve up BS-free career advice for readers at Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, Fortune, and lots of other cool places. Nobody is more surprised by this than me. I swear a lot, wear glitter nail polish, and refuse to drink the corporate Kool-Aid.
I help people figure out what the hell they want so they can quit jobs they hate and do work they love. And you know how that all started?
I had a breakdown in the middle of a crowded Starbucks. Yup. Sexy.
I was working as a professor at a business school, and was hunched over my laptop at Starbucks, working on some research. I HATED conducting research. One day I just couldn’t do it anymore. Not for another second. I had a big, fat, embarrassing meltdown right in the middle of Starbucks. The kicker? I was teaching and researching workplace happiness. #irony
I gave notice the next day. A career as a professor was not for me. Since then I’ve devoted my life to helping people quit jobs they hate, to getting the hell out of Dodge when they just can’t take it anymore, and to helping people choose careers they can fall crazy drunk in love with.
I’d like to help you get unstuck and figure some stuff out. Working with me is like a warm hug and a kick in the ass.
From January 16th to 22nd, you can experience over 100 art and design exhibitions throughout Toronto with the Toronto Design Offsite Festival!
This year we're very proud to bring some fire to the east side and we've invited local Toronto illustrator Ashley Barron to transform our shop window into an art installation.
Here is a sneak peek of Ashley working on the upcoming installation.
Installation Title: Wake Up Call
Medium: Paper and Mixed Media
Story: Roosters are often associated with sun and the dawning of a new day. They can also symbolize confidence, boldness, ingenuity, and resurrection. Employing a variety of paper sculpting and printing techniques, Toronto illustrator Ashley Barron will be constructing a large paper rooster to display in our shop window.
Our radiant rooster will be a sight to behold, and will serve as a wake up call for our inner creative creatures to bravely come out and show the world their feathers.
Stop by anytime from January 16th to January 22nd to get your jolt of New Year's inspiration!