The Challenge Mindset: Helping Youth Find Purpose& Impact - JP Michael, TedX Kanata

"A future that's unpredictable with massive changes."

You can make a big difference by helping young people look beyond job titles to find important challenges to solve. We can then help them find companies working on these challenges. This new approach is called the challenge mindset, and it is igniting a sense of purpose in youth.


What difference could you make if you could ignite a sense of purpose in the youth today? 


JP Michel is on a mission to change the way we prepare people for their careers. He is the founder and head coach at SparkPath and creator of the challenge mindset. JP’s work on careers has been featured on the BBC, CBC and TFO. Since 2009, he has leveraged his experience coaching high-performing leaders to help hundreds of high-school students develop their potential, set meaningful career paths, and accomplish their goals.


The question ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ is no longer serving young people. For too long, we’ve encouraged them to prepare for their future by choosing a job title. This approach is causing anxiety and not preparing them for a complex future.


This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.