Dr. Meg Haggitt loves the journey of becoming, which has resulted in many high level successes in academics, business and soccer. Married to her high school sweetheart and a mama of two, she loves dipping into her dual passions of teaching university level biology while building her health and wellness business focused on long term and sustainable healthy habits.
I have always followed my passion for building my career life, as I know that if I love what I am doing, I am happy to work and deliver above expectations, which makes me stand out among my peers. I don’t see career moves as “head” decisions but “heart” decisions, asking myself if I have the heart to stay in it even when it’s tough.
I chose my university program by following my gut instincts, after having watched a movie called Outbreak that I found fascinating! Luckily, no one interfered with my desire to study biology (which came out of nowhere); instead they let me carve my own path. When I look back at the opportunities I landed, such as teaching at a German university in my third year of undergrad, earning a first author publication in my fourth year, and being named one of the top 24 students entering graduate school in Canada for science and engineering, I can see that I didn’t get those chances because initially I was the most qualified or had the best resume.
The opportunities showed up because I showed up – engaged, enthusiastic, wanting to learn without fear of not being good enough as I was. Being passionate got me in the door, and from there, hard work and effort let me stay.
I love what I do, in every sense of the word. I am never dreading work, wishing away my time. I follow my instincts, show up enthusiastically and look to learn from those better than me. Over time, if you do that in any area, eventually you will stand out. My best advice is to trust yourself, follow your instincts, find those better than you and show up to learn the craft.
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