Meet Robyn Peel, Community Economic Development Coordinator with Community Futures East Kootenay, an organization that helps to foster strong, resilient local economies by promoting economic development and the creation of jobs and wealth across the East Kootenay Region.
As a hot desk member at 2nd Edition Coworking, Robyn appreciates the opportunity for different thoughts, focus & insight that comes with a change of scene.
During her time at the office, she is nurturing partnerships, inspiring innovative thinking, developing & sharing best practice & promoting collaboration across the whole East Kootenay region, ensuring our communities are vibrant places to live, work & visit.
Being the community minded person that she is, she finds 2nd Edition Coworking a great place to connect with others.
Q: What do you love most about your work?
A: I love connecting with the hard-working and passionate people working across the region, all trying to make the East Kootenay’s a fabulous place to live, work and play. There are so many individuals, businesses and organizations all working to grow and sustain our wonderful communities and I love supporting them in that process. It suits my inherently nosy nature!
Q: What is one thing – either industry-related or not – you learned in the last month?
A: I am always learning something new – whether through books or news articles I read, webinars I attend, discussions I have, or podcasts I listen to. Nothing jumps out at me as ground-breaking in terms of what I’ve learned in the past month, but I love that I continue to update my beliefs and ideas of the world on a very regular basis.
Q: How do you define success?
A: Waking up each day with a smile on your face, knowing you are doing what you enjoy, and making a positive impact while doing so.
Q: Who inspires you?
A: Anyone who spends their time doing something they care about deeply – whether that be in their business or personal lives. Engaged, passionate people who are making a positive difference inspire me.
Q: When not working how do you spend your time?
A: In summer, you will find me in my garden most of the time. Or otherwise I’ll be reading a book with a cup of tea, or getting amongst the fabulous outdoors that Fernie has to offer.
Q: What’s one thing you love about Fernie?
A: The mountains and the easy access to beautiful natural places, and this is quickly followed by the people and a sense of community.
Q: What’s the last book you read?
A: I love reading and try to read at least 20 books a year. The last book I finished was “The Weight of Ink” by Rachel Kadish, which was a fabulous read.