Mastering the Art of Career Transition
Navigating transition — especially when unexpected — can be one of the most challenging milestones of one’s journey. But, when empowered with strategies for success, it can also be one of the most pivotal. You’ve seen Marci on The Social, a fun and fresh daytime talk series airing daily on CTV. But Marci’s career started two decades earlier, after graduating from the Radio and Television program at Ryerson University and landing a reporter gig at CHCH-TV in Hamilton. Her next move was to CTV news, earning national spotlight with her award-winning reporting on the most influential stories of the decade. In 2003 Marci landed the coveted role of news anchor on Canada AM, the longest running and most-watched TV morning show in the country. After an eight-year run (during which she gave birth to her first child), Marci was appointed to Co-Host and held the position for five years (where she became a mother for the second time). Her thirteen-year tenure with Canada AM helped elevate the program to its legacy status and earned her countless accolades and award nominations. Then in June 2016, Canada AM announced it would air its last episode after 43 seasons. Media headlines declared it a ‘major shake-up in Canadian TV’ and while audiences wondered what was next, Marci Ien was getting to work designing the next phase of her evolving career.
In this presentation, Marci shares key lessons learned along her professional journey and how they too can help you navigate transition on your journey to advancement, including. She explores lessons around knowing your worth, facing discomfort head-on, finding your passion, leveraging your network and channeling your influence.
One of the broadcasting world's most experienced on-air hosts, Marci's well rounded in all the skills that make a great host, on screen and at events. She brings an upbeat, positive energy to the stage keeping audiences engaged throughout. Marci is very informative, summarizing key learnings throughout the event and making sure the event stays on schedule.
In the span of her career, Marci has moderated discussions with some of the most recognizable names in Canada. She has the rare ability to dig deep & get individuals thinking and talking about the information most relevant to attendees. Her skills in making guests trust & feel comfortable around her are incomparable. Marci is a great option for a moderator for a wide range of events.
African Canadian Achievement Award | Excellence in Media
Planet Africa Award | Excellence in Media