All our Canadian east coasters should keep an eye out for our first ever Human Resource Partner based out of Toronto, Jocelyn! With 17 stores in Ontario alone, we figured it was essential to have some awesome HR talent on the ground.
what are the biggest surprises since joining the team?
The culture lives throughout the company. I knew that lululemon’s culture was strong, but it has been so amazing working with such an open and supportive team throughout my on-boarding.
during the olympics, what was your favourite experience?
The first was watching Alex Bilodeau win the first Olympic Gold medal. Every Canadian was proud to have our first gold medal winner be someone who was so deserving. Secondly, I landed in Vancouver the night Canada won the gold medal men’s hockey game. The city was alive and everyone was celebrating the end of an amazing Olympic 2 weeks. It was amazing to be in Vancouver for that last night.
what is a recent goal you've accomplished?
I recently purchased my home here in Toronto. I made it a goal to find a loft that I loved as much as the one I had in Vancouver and not settle until I find the right one. A year after moving to Toronto, I found my place!
what inspires you?
One of my favourite quotes has always been, "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” These words are powerful. It’s easy to get comfortable or to give in to our fears. I read this quote and it gives me that extra push to take the first step to try something new and encourages me during difficult time.
Also, so many members of the lululemon team I have met are incredibly inspiring. I have already met people who have quit their jobs to go on trips they never dreamed they could do, who have ran marathons as though it was as easy as a walk around the block. It's inspiring to see people that come to work each day and recognize the possibility in their team and support eac other to accomplish goals.
For all you other HR buffs out there who sigh with relief when you step on your yoga mat or tie up your runners, our HR team is growing fast and there are opportunities in Vancouver and the US right now. You can check out the roles on the careers website.