Over the past month, I’ve noticed a significant number of my contacts changing roles, either within their organizations or by moving to new firms. It seems like the end of the year is a popular time for ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. I too have an impending change, which I would like to share with my extended network.
After almost three years as a Roynatter, this upcoming week will be my last. I accepted a position with Yardstick as their VP, Performance Marketing and will begin my journey there on December 17, 2018.
For those who know me well, they will instantly know that Yardstick is an incredible fit for me. For those who may not know me as well, here is why:
- Yardstick is one of Canada’s leaders in online learning, testing and high-stakes assessment, by drawing on the latest developments in computer and web technology. I’m a lifelong learner and firmly believe having access to quality training is a necessity for any employee wanting to stay relevant in an ever-changing world.
- This summer, I started working towards an MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at HEC Paris. Therefore, working for a company that has won numerous awards for business growth and entrepreneurship and named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2017 seems like a match made in heaven.
- Yardstick has a BHAG (for those unfamiliar with the term, it stands for ‘big hairy audacious goal’) of helping 1 billion learners (from its 19.8 million learners today) achieve competence by 2025. Anyone who has spent even a minimal amount of time with me will agree that I am just a wee bit competitive and am motivated by a good challenge.
There are two sides to this story. While I am thrilled about this fantastic opportunity that lies ahead, I am saddened knowing what an amazing group of people I will be leaving. The spirit and drive that lives within Roynatters is magnetic and I’ll miss the micro-culture that lives within Roynat at Scotiabank.
I know that all the great experiences, relationships and memories from my time at Roynat and the bank will stay with me on this next part of my journey. I expect this week to be filled with emotion, as I wrap up my work and say my goodbyes to old colleagues locally, and across the country. However, it really isn’t goodbye, I’m sure our paths will cross again!