fresh faces friday – meet the gec!
posted: March 26, 2010
Have you ever called the Guest Education Centre with a crazy question? If yes, you know that you are greeted with an incredibly knowledgeable, fun and experienced educator who knows the difference between Senorita Pink and Fruity Tootie and can bring the store experience to you on the phone. It’s time to meet the freshest faces to join the team!
This fantastic group of people support our guests, stores, ecommerce team, and online communities. It’s also a bit of an insider secret that the GEC is an awesome launching pad into other roles in the company– just ask our Public Relations Coordinator, Lindsay, or our Online Community Manager, Carolyn!
Right now the GEC is growing. Meet Robin and Jennifer, the newest GECers:
Robin, living the West Coast dream!
what is your most memorable childhood experience?
Family vacations. Almost every year on Christmas break or summer vacation we would pile into the family car and drive from Ontario to Nova Scotia and spend two weeks there. They were never big or fancy but definitely something I’ve always treasured.
why did you join lululemon?
About 10 months ago I decided to move out to BC to pursue a career goal in firefighting. I began my search for a flexible job that would help me reach my goals. lululemon stood out and I’ve been with the company a month and a half now. It’s not only congruent with my life style but my values, too.
Robin, when he’s not at the GEC!
what’s your favourite way to sweat?
Pumping iron! No better feeling than putting those numbers up and reaching your goals.
who/what inspires you?
My family inspires me. I’ve been blessed to have some really amazing teachers and role models. Other things that have had a great impact on my life are: arts, culture, traveling, and the amazing people I’ve met along the way.
what’s your BHAG (big, hairy,audacious goal)?
Although its sort of an ‘on the spot BHAG’ I can honestly say that owning my own fitness centre/health store is something I would thoroughly enjoy.
One of Jennifer’s biggest passions is dancing. Here she is on stage performing.
what has been the biggest surprise working for lululemon?
How much everyone here cares about each other personally as well as professionally. This really goes to show how support from peers speeds up progress, as everyone here is striving for and achieving goals every single day. It amazes me just how much positivity is in this one room as a result of the ongoing support and encouragement from others.
what is your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate. I have a stash in my desk at all times.
what are you passionate about?
I have a passion for life, but if I had to be specific, my passion lies in dance. I have wild dreams about performing in huge venues, and I can talk about dance for hours on end. It’s my way of expressing myself and inspiring others to live their dreams as well.
what drives you crazy?
Fruit salad/mixed fruit cups—I have a distaste for oranges in my fruit salad/mixed fruit cups. The citrus flavor contaminates everything and you can’t enjoy your other fruits!
what quote/piece of advice has had the biggest impact on you?
“When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” There’s a positive and a creative way to look at all situations. Things are never as bad as they seem at first.
More exciting opportunities for fresh educator faces are popping up at the GEC! Visit http://tbe.taleo.net/NA1/ats/careers to find out more.