meet a kingston keyleader

Kingston Keyleader

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!

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She really does own all those scubas. I’ve seen it with my own eyes!! And while i’ll never fully understand Tiffany, and all her lulu-craziness. I love her to death, and am so proud that Lulu appreciates her as much as i do.
xox Your bestie.

Comment by Allessia — June 22, 2009 @ 7:03 pm

how many scubas do you own?

Comment by Rachael — June 22, 2009 @ 7:35 pm

hi rachael! i think my current count is 24… i can hardly keep track any more :) i’m sure more will be added soon!

Comment by tiffany a. — June 22, 2009 @ 10:16 pm

WOW Tiffany! I’m super inspired by you – and I’m pumped that you are so passionate about BHAGS!!! So am I!! Check out our Chinook mini-website – we’ve created a BHAG album.

And 24 hoodies, damn girl…!

Comment by Natalie Westerbeek — June 23, 2009 @ 10:59 am

Tiffany you are such an inspiration! To think you joined us over 5 years ago in our Oakville location and now you’re rockin’ it in Kingston! Can’t wait till you make it to the SSC in Vancouver.

Comment by Bree S. — June 23, 2009 @ 12:06 pm

Tiff!! miss you over here in Oshawa! So pumped that you are featured.. you are an amazing educator and i learn so much from you on the floor everyday!

Comment by Emma F — June 23, 2009 @ 8:10 pm

natalie! thank you so much for sharing that album with me. it’s AMAZING. i’m going to steal the idea and have lululemon kingston do it for facebook! i’m sad though – your BHAG wasn’t posted… please do share!

Comment by tiffany a. — June 24, 2009 @ 2:29 pm

oh bree! your message made my day. can you believe that was already five years ago? crazy. i have two more years of school, and i will be in vancouver in no time flat. i can hardly wait to work with you again! hope you are well! xo

Comment by tiffany a. — June 24, 2009 @ 2:31 pm

emma, we miss you more than you know! there is no one who pumps up a floor like you. can hardly wait to have you back in september – hope you are rockin’ it in oshawa. (heck, i KNOW you are rockin’ it in oshawa!) have a great summer!

Comment by tiffany a. — June 24, 2009 @ 2:32 pm

Hey Tiffany! Finally had time to read your blog…you are truly amazing! I can picture you saying every word in person!! I have to know though….what is a BHAG? I am thinking a goal setting thing but I need to know what it stands for. Have an awesome summer!

Comment by Debbie Blue — June 30, 2009 @ 12:53 pm

Hi, Ugh, I liked! So clear and positively.

Comment by Jinny — July 3, 2009 @ 3:09 am

Debbie Blue, a BHAG is a big, hairy, audacious goal! :) and it’s definitely the greatest thing to set. Your BHAGs should scare you, inspire you and make you want to share them with everyone!

Comment by Ashley — July 3, 2009 @ 2:12 pm

Hmm. Is it true? :-)

Comment by flashplayer — July 4, 2009 @ 10:43 pm

hi T, just got around to reading this finally.. congrats! I too can attest to the insurmountable scuba collection this girl has. miss you i’ll message you back soon!

Comment by rob — July 6, 2009 @ 2:21 pm

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