Corinna Boyce, Territory Account Manager - Alberta North, DIRTT Environmental Solutions
I work with various project stakeholders helping them better understand the value and advantages of Industrialized Pre-Fabricated Interior Construction. I am based out of our DIRTT HQ in Calgary and work remotely here in Edmonton and support our local DIRTT Partner Innerspaces. I will be celebrating my inaugural 1st year with DIRTT and am really enjoying representing a company who is focused on sustainable construction and building interiors for the 21st century.
What originally drew you to CREW? Can you share with us a few things you have learned or gained since joining?
Being new to the CRE industry, I was initially encouraged to join CREW by a veteran member here in Edmonton. Women empowering Women is something I was very definitely interested in and proud to support. Through this past year despite its challenges, I have met some pretty incredible members. I so look forward to attending live events and meeting more of you in person.
What are your favourite aspects of your job? Can you share what motivates your success and drive?
There are a few reasons that I joined DIRTT. In one of my previous sales roles, I was focused on increasing employee engagement by assisting individuals find careers that utilize their unique individual strengths. I soon realized that in addition to helping organizations retain their top talent, positive company culture was equally important to employee satisfaction. They say company culture eats strategy for lunch, and I strongly believe comfortable collaborative workspaces build and help create that very culture.
What originally drew you to the CRE industry? What advice do you have for someone who is looking for, or is new to, a career in CRE?
Although I’m not working directly in CRE, I do support many organizations and individuals in CRE who assist their clients in finding the perfect workplaces to support their businesses. My advice for anyone considering joining CRE would be go for it! More women need to enter this industry and they can be extremely successful. Always keep learning new innovative ways to service your clients and differentiate yourself for the others by providing unique services is key.
Our industry has seen a big shift with the ongoing pandemic. What tips do you have for staying connected to clients and colleagues at this time?
Set up as many virtual meetings as possible. Make them fun by doing a Lunch & Learn, or Cocktail hour etc. Although our world may never be the same as it was prior to the pandemic, if this time at home that has taught us just how important human connection is. Workplaces will need to evolve into comfortable places that encourage collaboration and socialization. Offices will need to embrace a new kind or work that embraces technology and supports the wellness of each of their different generational employees.
What is the best piece of career or life advice you have received?
No matter what you do in this life, give it your all and you will be successful. I lost my father at a very early age and he taught all of us kids the importance of a strong work ethic. I will never forget his words of wisdom and have passed this along to my own daughter.
Outside of work, what hobbies are you passionate about? How do you make sure you maintain time to enjoy them while balancing work and home life?
My hobbies include, spending time with my family and our 2 dogs. My Bernese Mountain Dog & French Bulldog are a big part of our lives. You can find us often at the dog park or family cottage relaxing and recharging. I also love golfing, gardening, trying new restaurants and travelling. (I miss travel so much)