Job Title: Vice President Strategy and Innovation, Edmonton Global
Lynette Tremblay has heaved 265 pounds from a squat, and dead lifted as much as 230 pounds.
Even though she knows she has the strength, every time she approaches the bar, doubt creeps into her mind.
If your headspace isn’t in it, the bar isn’t going up.”
Having the right headspace is an important lesson she takes to her work as vice president at Edmonton Global, which promotes Edmonton as a business destination and helps diversify the city’s economy. She’s also on the board of the Edmonton Screen Industries Office.
Close to five years ago, Tremblay worked with a collection of Metro area mayors, who created a blue-ribbon panel that developed a series of recommendations on how to make the region more globally competitive. The roots of Edmonton Global can be traced to that point.
When she was at the City of St. Albert, Tremblay made a recommendation to the council to sign on to becoming an Edmonton Global partner. She was with Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association when it signed a formal collaboration with Edmonton Global.
As such a booster from the outside, maybe it was kismet that she would go on to work for Edmonton Global itself, an organization that’s all the more important in the time of COVID.
“I’ve always gravitated to initiating change. COVID presents the opportunity to change the economy, and that’s what Edmonton Global’s purpose is. How can we transform our own strategy to make us more attractive?”
She’s raising the bar, all right.
This article appears in the November 2020 issue of Edify