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)

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  • MENTOR CORNER: FA-001 Frank Abbruzzese Farm, Business, Sales to President

    July 13th, 2021  |  40 mins 8 secs
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    On this episode of the SIWIKE podcast, Luki and Frank discuss Business, Sales, growing up on a farm and becoming the president of his company. Frank is the CEO and President of AlphaKOR. AlphaKOR is a tech innovative company providing businesses with the latest products, services and IT support. (

  • MENTOR CORNER: SF-001 Scott Fraser Law, Armed Forces and Publishing

    July 2nd, 2021  |  35 mins 35 secs
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    On this episode of the SIWIKE podcast, Luki and Frank discuss Law, Armed Forces and Publishing. Frank is the president and publisher of Dundurn Press ( Dundurn Press is an independent book publisher located in Toronto, Canada.

  • MENTOR CORNER: AS-001 Alena Sviderskaia Psychology, Parenthood, Accounting, Coaching

    June 27th, 2021  |  40 mins 12 secs
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    On this episode of the SIWIKE podcast, Luki and Alena discuss Psychology, Parenthood, Accounting and Coaching. Alena is a leadership coach who helps organizations turn managers into people leaders. She shares her journey from accounting to getting her psychology degree to become a therapist leading her to discover her passion for leadership coaching.

  • MENTOR CORNER: AL-001 Alexander Luksidadi Music, Coding, Startup at YC

    June 20th, 2021  |  46 mins 12 secs
    career advice, education, music, siwike, software engineering, startups, tech startup

    On this episode of the SIWIKE podcast, Luki and Alexander discuss Music, Coding and Startups. Alexander is the co-founder of "Rose Rocket" ( Rose Rocket is a transportation management software that helps build the future of trucking technology. Rose Rocket was part of a Y-Combinator cohort.

  • MENTOR CORNER: NZ-005 Nora Zayed D&I Deeper Dive - Diversity in HR and Allyship

    June 13th, 2021  |  27 mins 34 secs
    allyship, bipoc, diversity, diversity and inclusion, hr, human resources, lgbtq, social justice, systemic racism, unconscious bias

    On this episode of the SIWIKE podcast, Luki and Nora discuss Diversity in HR and Allyship

  • MENTOR CORNER: MEP-004 Mintikah English-Palmer Exercise

    June 6th, 2021  |  22 mins 6 secs
    exercise, fitness, fitnessjourney, healthandwellness, healthjourney, physical health, podcast, siwike

    On this episode of the SIWIKE Podcast, Minti and I discuss exercise. We share stories about our health journey and provide some useful tips for anyone interested in becoming more active.

  • MENTOR CORNER: KC-001 Katherine Chong Accounting to Product Management

    May 30th, 2021  |  44 mins 24 secs
    accounting, career advice, director of product, interview, podcast, product manager, productmanagement, siwike

    Katherine is a product manager who is currently embarking on a journey to find her next career path.

  • MENTOR CORNER: MF-001 Michael Fearon Intro and SIWIKE

    May 21st, 2021  |  36 mins 25 secs

    On this episode of the SIWIKE podcast, I am joined by Michael Fearon. Michael is a learning and development coordinator at the Ministry of Labour.

  • MENTOR CORNER: AA-001 Anita Agrawal Intro and SIWIKE

    May 20th, 2021  |  37 mins 33 secs

    On this episode, I am joined by Anita Agrawal. Anita runs a successful gemstone jewelry company with her mother called Jewels4Ever.

  • MENTOR CORNER: MS-001 Mike Santeusanio Intro and SIWIKE

    May 19th, 2021  |  41 mins 7 secs
    career podcast, corporate trainer, podcast, sales, siwike

    Mike is a corporate trainer and the founder of Train Your Minds.
    Train Your Minds is an organization that provides corporate workshops to help in managing your mind in the workplace.

  • MENTOR CORNER: MEP-003 Mintikah English-Palmer Physical Health

    May 18th, 2021  |  28 mins 12 secs
    body weight exercises, covid 15, freshman 15, high intensity interval training, hiit, nutrition, physical health, siwike, time under tension, tut, walking

    Minti and I talk about physical health. We dive into Nutrition, Sleep and Exercise.

  • MENTOR CORNER: BB-001Brian Bachand Intro and SIWIKE

    May 13th, 2021  |  47 mins 24 secs
    being gay, coaching, evolution, executive search, not for provide, priesthood, siwike, talent acquisition

    On this episode, we are joined by Brian Bachand.
    Brian is a priest turned chief evolution officer who has started a career coaching company "evolutionevolution"
    that helps individuals evolve within their professional and personal lives. #SIWIKE #careercoach #careerpodcast

  • MENTOR CORNER: NZ-004 Nora Zayed HR Human resources 101

    May 12th, 2021  |  37 mins 42 secs
    benefits, business partner, hr, hr technology, learning and development, payroll, recruiting, siwike, talent acquisition, total compensation

    Nora and I dive into HR to talk about some of the domain areas. #SIWIKE #humanresources #hr101

  • MENTOR CORNER: SC-001 - Sherina Cassiere Tutoring

    May 6th, 2021  |  28 mins 20 secs
    being tutored, learning, siwike, tutoring

    Sherina and I speak about tutoring. She shares about being tutored and being a tutor.

  • MENTOR CORNER: AY-001 Anu Yogeswaran Intro and SIWIKE

    May 4th, 2021  |  41 mins 7 secs
    computer information systems, gen-z, human skills, leadership, project management, siwike, soft skills

    Anu is a computer information systems grad turned project manager who has started a program to empower gen-Z with leadership skills.

  • MENTOR CORNER: MEP-002 Mintikah English-Palmer Self-Love

    April 29th, 2021  |  19 mins 18 secs
    caring, confidence, love, mindset, self-love, siwike

    Mintikah and I speak about Self-love. Not in the narcissistic way, but in accepting yourself.