Two or three times a month, I attend networking sessions at a couple of Boards of trade. I go there to tell success stories and to give the other members information on how they the positive business cases that result from hiring people with mental health disabilities.

At one of the meetings, I met a fellow from a local marketing company who offered to send me some information on his company. I said that I would love that because I have a fellow on my caseload who had been doing some fundraising for a number of non profit organizations, and he has a imaginative writing style.

We agreed that we would speak after I saw my client and after I looked at the information on his company.

A day or so later, I received the information. It had a video of one of their marketers doing a spectacular job of explaining how her company worked to develop the brand of a mining supply company. Before I go on, I should let you see the video at
I think that you’ll agree that she gives a very intelligent explanation of what she did and how she did it.

Next time I go to a Board of Trade networking session, I think I’ll skip the shirt and tie and wear a sports bra.
Mike Broderick , a one- time archaeologist, is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor with the Fraser Health Authority in Port Coquitlam where he helps people with mental health disabilities find and keep full or part time employment .
He WAS the Employment Specialist for the Neil Squire Society in Burnaby where he found employment for people with physical disabilities, A Supported Employment Coordinator at THEO BC (now the Open Door Group), and a case manager at Community Fisheries Development Centre where he helped people move from the fishing industry to something else because there, “Ain’t no fish.” This means he is VERY familiar with how a modern day resume should look.
He is a newly retired ambassador with the Vancouver Board of Trade and a former member of the Labour Task Force of the Burnaby Board of Trade He does some work as a field Archaeologist, is a fitness instructor and frequent contributor of fitness humour articles to Alive Magazine. He is always saying, “If you can’t be fit, you can at least be funny.”
He lives in Port Coquitlam with his spouse Cecelia. You can reach him at home at or at 604-464-4105. If you’re looking for a career change, he is the Spin Doctor and can give you an effective resume makeover at competitive rates




  1. energywriter Says:

    I agree with your conclusion. Cogent discussion, but I’m sure the “view” was a stronger motivator.

  2. mikebroderick Says:

    I agree. Sometimes, however, views pop up in an unsolicited manner and in unusual locations. That’s the thrill of marketing.

  3. mikebroderick Says:

    I would never complain of unexpected views

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