Standing Out from the Crowd with UBC’s Kari Grist

April 20, 2014

by Bruce Nickson

We all bring a unique value to this world that we should be shouting about, and we are paid to do exactly this for the brands we work on every day. Yet, often, when it comes to our own individual brand, we can fall short and get lost in the field of black and white cows.

Kari with Mr. Special

In the run-up to How to Stand Out from the Crowd, the April 30th BCAMA Evening Speaker Series event, we thought we’d give you a bit of a sneak peek into the lives of the panellists.

First, meet Kari Grist, Managing Director, Marketing & Communications at the University of British Columbia.

What do you most value in your colleagues?

Honesty and integrity, an “all-in” approach to getting the job done, and a strong sense of play.

If you were to change something about yourself, what would it be?

I would so like to be 5′ 6″ tall.  Really.

What is the first thing people notice about you?

 A charming determination.

What talent would you most like to have?

I would love to be a phenomenal singer.

What is your greatest fear?

Something happening to my kids.

Start early, or stay late?

I am a morning person, but I stay late.

What’s for lunch?

Usually, it’s salmon chowder from the Museum of Anthropology café.  But no matter what or where, there’s always a diet Coke.

Join us on April 30th to hear Kari and our other panellists – Braden Hoeppner, Chief Marketing Officer at Coastal Contacts; Darren Mahaffy, Vice President of Marketing at Nature’s Path; and Anne Farrer, Vice President and Managing Director at Karo Group – along with our moderator, Peter Reek from Smart, Savvy & Associates.

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