I think the world is a changeable place; it should be less confusing and more inclusive for creative thinkers. Being both imaginative and well-planned under pressure is definitely not for everyone, but I often think outside the box to tackle each challenge I am faced with, thinking this looks like a job for me.
I went to Dalhousie University for my Bachelor of Management degree with an Entrepreneurship and Innovation major. As Canadian I am proud of having a global mindset with local vibes. I have been also known for having formed the first StartupBus Halifax team, a birthplace for two startups, as well as Dutch Society of Nova Scotia where I still write as a contributor. As a strategic team player, I helped my team win one of ten Industrial Champion Awards out of 887 teams in a virtual competition in 2016. With an agile product management mindset, I also helped my team win one of five Nova Scotia Open Data Contest 2020 awards.
I believe one of the qualities that sets me apart from others is yet my focus on community and public welfare, which also helped me think strategically as a public servant when I was working as part of Halifax Regional Municipality. The social impact of what I do and what my team does is on my mind every day, even after changing my career.
As a marketer, my credo is that marketing is a social science with a focus on decision making, and every professional in this field needs a lot of empathy and willingness to understand humans with different kinds of motivation.
Even though I'm personally an introverted beer lover, I enjoy spending my work day on listening to clients and understanding them describing their pursuits and hurdles. As a good listener, I'm proud of this skill of paying attention to others and elicit keywords that describe their true needs. On top of that, I'm also experienced in breaking down intricate ideas into smaller, actionable bits to make projects, campaigns and events successful. I love what I do and believe there’s no better job than the one I have.
In my free time, I routinely check out new places to drive to in Nova Scotia or new East Coast beers to drink. I also appoint some friends and family members as voluntold heroes to play board games with me, and I totally agree with Stephanie that escape rooms are pretty dope. If you don’t see me stuck in a Zoom call or a myriad of software tools, I would be probably out there somewhere cycling.
My name is Stephanie and I am Teycro’s Product Analyst. This role consists of developing solutions to help any pain points you may be experiencing with your business and to help you thrive! I consider myself to be a pretty good fit for this role as I have always been a very critical thinker - I ask “why?” when no one else has thought to and the answers I find often lead to solutions that haven’t been considered before.
I went to Queen’s University for Computing and the Creative Arts with a focus in Film & Media and graduated with my Bachelor of Arts with Honors along with a certificate in International Studies.
I volunteered as a graphic designer for Room to Read where I effectively created marketing material to advertise upcoming events for the organization. I was also an active member of Queen’s Roleplaying Games Club where I took on a leadership role of game master to guide players through innovative and creative sessions catered to them and their characters.
After graduating, I moved to Halifax to be with my spouse who had moved here for work and I have been loving Nova Scotia ever since.
I am thrilled to be in a role where I can help local businesses take off and thrive, which in turn benefits the community. I think everyone can say that they have experienced a job where they ask themselves “am I really making a difference here? Am I creating a good impact on those around me?” and at Teycro I genuinely believe that I am. For the few years that I have been in Halifax, I have seen so much growth in the area that I live in and I have loved seeing these new local businesses emerge. I look forward to contributing to this growth with Teycro.
In my free time I really enjoy doing escape rooms (if you haven’t tried them, you should!), playing both board games and video games, and spending quality time with my friends, family and pets.
our favourite quotes
“Just do it.” - Nike
“If the path you’re walking on seems to be leading you to nowhere, stop and choose another. It’s never too late to change direction.” - Anonymous
“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” - Henry Ford
“Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.” - Michelangelo
“Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.” - Henry. D. Thoreau
"It isn’t much good having anything exciting, if you can’t share it with somebody.”
- Winnie the Pooh
“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” - Peter F. Drucker
“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” - Barack Obama
“Stay hungry, stay foolish.” - Steve Jobs