A positive mind leads to a positive life, with Professor, public health specialist, and life coach Kathryn Glendon

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In this episode, Sujani sits down with Kathryn Glendon, a public health specialist, professor, and life coach. They talk about Kathryn’s experiences working in the Chesprocott health district and academia, how to incorporate positive thinking in your life, and finding your way through all the twists and turns of your career path.

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • How Kathryn found her way into public health and how the various internships and field experiences shaped her career interests
  • Tips on how to land a job in public health with an undergraduate degree
  • Why Kathryn decided to pursue a graduate degree 
  • The importance of experiencing many different things so you can better understand where your passion truly lies
  • Kathryn’s experience working with the Chesprocott health district and how her work has expanded and changed throughout the pandemic
  • What a day in the life of a public health specialist looks like
  • How Kathryn balances her work in the health district with academia
  • How positive thinking changes your perspective and can lead to more open doors
  • The biggest challenges Kathryn faced through her career and what – if anything – she would have done differently
  • Kathryn’s plans and goals for the future

Today’s Guest:

Kate is a Certified Professional Coach who is dynamic and forward thinking.

She hold a Master’s degree in Public Health and has over 15 years of experience in community health promotion and prevention with a focus of total wellness, specializing  in Planning –  Policy Development – Media Relations – Community Mobilization – Program design and implementation and management. Kate assists communities, groups, and individuals to increase their quality of life.  

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