meet a kingston keyleader
posted: June 22, 2009
This week we thought we’d introduce you to Tiffany. Tiffany works in our Kingston, Ontario store as a key leader and holds the lululemon world record for most scuba hoodies owned by a single person. It gets cold in Kingston after all! And so, without further ado … meet Tiffany!
What do you do at lululemon?
I am currently a key leader at the store in Kingston, Ontario. That is my official job title – but what I really do is set big hairy audacious goals; teach and coach the people I work with; learn, learn, learn; and have fun! I am the visual merchandiser for the store, as well as the facebook and website guru. I LOVE what I do.
What is a typical Monday like?
Working at the store in Kingston, each Monday is a bit different – but there are a few things that I never miss no matter the day! I always read the top-ten most emailed stories of the New York Times online (usually from my bed); grab a Starbucks; laugh; sweat; facebook; and listen to my favourite music!
What are your quotes to live by?
There are two quotes that I live by. The first is ‘everything happens for a reason’. No matter what the situation, if you truly believe this is the case – you can never have a bad day. The second is ‘experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want’. Life is easy when its easy – it takes guts to learn from something you don’t necessarily want to!
When you were younger what did you want to be?
I’m not sure if there was ever anything that I really wanted to be. I was always trying to create a business though – I loved lemonade stands! Now at the store in Kingston, we always joke that we are just ‘playing store’ – so I guess lululemon is where I’m supposed to be!
How do you sweat once a day?
I will either go for a run, go to my favourite yoga studio (which is a five minute walk from my house, which I LOVE!), or my guilty pleasure, sitting in the sun and sweatin’ it out that way!
What’s your favourite piece lululemon makes?
This is an impossible question for me to answer! I can’t just pick one. Some of my favourite pieces are: the Remix lulu Hoodie, the Relaxed Fit Crops, the RUN: Race Tech and the Groovie Gym Bag. My favourite lululemon colour of all time is sunshine!
What is your 10 year goal?
I am living in Vancouver, working at the lululemon Store Support Centre. I have a beautiful loft, with a huge dining room so I can have dinner parties all the time (as of now I don’t cook!). I live within walking distance to a yoga studio and a lululemon store. I have done my yoga teacher training, and am working on getting my MBA. Whew!
Do you have a BHAG?
Firstly, BHAGs are an addiction of mine. I set a new BHAG at least once a week… and I know I have a really, really good one when I get a little flutter in my heart every time I think about it! Currently, my biggest, baddest, hairiest audacious goal is to be the CEO of lululemon athletica by February 9, 2024. That’s 15 years from the day I set it – I will be just shy of turning 35.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
Oh goodness! Well I like to think that I have way bigger and better achievements still ahead of me, but if I had to choose, it would be the life I’ve created for myself. It’s the realization that I am in total control of my life – what I want, I can create!
Where do you think lululemon will be in 50 years?
In 50 years it will be June 2059, and I will be 70 years old. I truly cannot say – the world is moving at such a rapid rate, it’s near impossible to speculate. I do know that lululemon will have changed the world – in raising the level of health of its communities, changing existing business practices, with respect to the environment, and the list could go on. It’s as simple as that!