Becoming a Leader

There’s no single path to becoming a successful leader. Although hard work and foresight are important traits, it sometimes comes down to being the right person at the right time. But there are concrete steps you can take to ensure that when opportunity knocks, you’re ready to answer. In this episode, business and community leaders offer insight on how they got where they are. They share key pieces of advice from their own journeys as well as tips on how to get your foot in the door, find a mentor, and develop your leadership skills. If you’re looking for inspiration and guidance on how to join the leadership ranks and advance your career, this episode is your opportunity to learn from some of Canada’s most successful leaders.

Recorded February 26, 2015, in Vancouver, BC.


Dan Burritt, BA’04 – Reporter, CBC News Vancouver


Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia, BA’86 – Chief Executive Officer, Century Plaza Hotel & Spa and Absolute Spa Group. Named one of Canada’s most powerful women.
Cybele Negris, BA’91 – CEO and Co-Founder, Inc. Named one of BC’s Most Influential Women in Business.
David Ostrow, Honorary Medical Alumni Award recipient – Interim President and CEO, Fraser Health; Professor of Medicine, UBC. Foremost leader in the medical industry.