This guest is pretty special. He hired me for my first adult job out of college, that started my career trajectory into the cabinet manufacturing world. Chad Stretch is the Manager of the AWMAC Atlantic Chapter. That’s the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada. And yes, I look that up every time! We cover the pros and cons of residential vs commercial millwork. You’ll get a history lesson on how AWMAC became to be. Why we need to be paying our trades people more so they’ll stay in our industry. And Robots are not taking over, automation is creating more work, more quality and more profit!
PART 2 of our conversation with Elly Hart! Our conversation continues and gets into the really good stuff! We discuss our views on how to get more people to look at trades as a career options and are women being overlooked? A conversation on leadership and how it’s seen differently between men and women. Normalizing diversity, a lesson on not 'burning bridges', selfcare, introverts….now do you see why we had to split it into 2 parts!?!
Head over to Instagram to follow Elly's journey @ellytheapprentice.
PART 1: Yep that’s right! You are basically about to listen to 2 girls meeting each other for the first time and barely taking a breath! We talked so much, we needed to break it up over 2 episodes. Elly Hart is today’s guest, you might know her as @ellytheapprentice on Instagram where she shares her journey as an apprentice. In this episode we get to hear Elly’s journey from Journalist in Australia to an apprentice in Canada. We discuss the lack of exposure to trades in schools, challenges with being your own subcontractor. We both share our personal journey and experiences as women in trades and the impact Covid had in commercial construction in BC….Note: this conversation with Elly was in August 2020!
In this episode we talk with one of my favorite people, Krista Pippy from Dream Kitchens and Renovations. Join us while we talk about the Kitchen and renovation industry in NFLD during COVID, Krista’s experiences as a woman in the kitchen cabinet industry, her new book, axe throwing and what’s next! She’s always got a project ‘on the go’!