On October 29th, I received an email from KPMG indicating that I won the national “What Makes a Top Employer” video contest!!! I was on my layover in San Fransisco en route to Tokyo and heard about a minute before I was supposed to board (which as per my previous blog post – fight was delayed a few more hours). I couldn’t have been more thrilled! I was absolutely giddy in the SFO airport wishing that I could tell someone (I was on roaming), and unfortunately I couldn’t resist. I likely have a hefty bill from the international texts and calling.
Representatives from KPMG were completely flexible with the fact that I was on my way to Tokyo and rather unavailable due to the conference I was attending. We agreed to chat upon my return and finalize all the details.
KPMG recently went live with a summary of the competition:
On November 9th, TalentEgg.ca wrote an article on the competition.
If you missed seeing my original submission to KPMG’s contest, feel free to view here:
And on October 3rd, I posted an additional video to “engage” ;) the viewers.
I ended up connecting with KPMG late this week and they are currently working on the finding a date for me to connect with the 5 CEO’s. In the near-ish future, I will have a 1 hour meeting with the following well-respected and successful CEO’s:
- Bill Thomas, CEO of KPMG Canada, as the sponsoring company
- Nadir Mohamed, President & CEO of Rogers Communications
- Cameron Heaps, Co-founder of Steam Whistle Brewing Company
- Bruce Poon Tip, Founder (AKA “The Captain”) of Gap Adventures
- Colin Moore, President of Starbucks Coffee Americas
This means a trip out to Toronto and a whole lot of opportunity!
From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone for your support during this competition. In 30 days, WE reached 661 votes, and over 2,169 viewings. In 30 short days, you all listened to what I had to say about the future of work. In 30 days, I saw the power of social media, with votes, tweets (retweets), facebook posts, and online discussion. In 30 short days, you gave me opportunity.
Thank you for your continual commitment. Ahh it gives me absolute warm fuzzies to know I have people in my court, rooting for me every ounce of the way. I absolutely have *big* plans for 2011, stay tuned for how the CEO meetings go and for the next steps with my career.
With all my heart. ❤