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Patti Croft on Self-Compassion

Episode Summary

What did it take to become the youngest woman ever to hold the role of Chief Economist at a major Canadian financial institution? Patti Croft is regarded as one of the country's most influential business leaders and financial commentators. She has 30 years of experience on Bay Street, working at Burns Fry and Wood Gundy. In 1996, Patti was named Chief Economist of TD Canada Trust. Patti has worked with Sceptre Investment Counsel, Phillips Hager & North Investment Management and was named Chief Economist of RBC Global Asset Management in late 2008. Patti has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, commenting on Canadian financial market developments and the national economic outlook. Patti is a graduate in economics from the University of Toronto and is the proud mother of three young adults. She is also a Senior Associate member of the Ticker Club. Patti shares her unfiltered story about how she built her life and career, the trade-offs she made along the way, her best advice to prepare for the worst, and the importance of self-compassion.