Introducing Michelle Sexton! Ethical Bean has people working outside of the office and Michelle is not only one of them but without a doubt, one of the best reps around. An always moving force of nature, she has paused momentarily to engage our blog readership with a few insightful replies to my questions.
ADL: Michelle, you are quite possibly the friendliest person I know. Quick with the introductions and always ready with a smile. Did you learn this from the book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” or were you born with it?
MS: Ha! Why, thanks Aaron, I’m glad you think so! I have to credit my parents for this I think. They were and still are amazing role models in this and many other departments.
ADL: Most people have a dream car. It frequently remains a poster on their wall. However, you actually own yours. Tell us about your baby.
MS: Well, it started as a dream, with ripped out pages of magazines on my wall at the tender age of ten. My Dad is a big car buff so he was always talking about different makes and models. I took a liking to the Mercedes convertibles of the late 70’s and early 80’s. One day I just decided to start looking at what was out there & three months later, I found my ‘baby’: a 1981 Mercedes 380SL. Love it!
ADL: “The Outsiders” is one of the best books ever and a pretty darn fine movie. All the studs of yesteryear got some screen time. Who was your crush? Two Bit? Pony Boy? Dallas? C’mon fess up we all had a favourite from this good looking crew.
MS: It’s Dallas all the way, baby! Gotta love Matt Dillon in the 80’s!
ADL: Customer service is your middle name. Give us a tip.
MS: Communication, organization, patience & a friendly smile.
ADL: What you do is an ever-changing chessboard of reality. What’s the best part?
MS: I love my job! As you said it, the ‘ever-changing’ aspect keeps me hopping ‘cause I love to stay active.
ADL: Vacation. How did you get so many weeks? No seriously, how did you? It’s like you’re a European citizen. What’s the secret?
MS: Ha! It’s actually an illusion, Aaron – just a little ‘creative planning’ really…oh and some cost saving for the company with unpaid time off! I love to travel and still have so much to see, so I fit in a trip whenever and wherever possible.
ADL: Is living in Kits as good as it looks for those of us standing on the Eastside of Main Street?
MS: I love my ‘hood. Living close to the city, beach and mountains can’t be beat. Having said that, anywhere in Van is the place to be. So watch out, I may end up on your side of the tracks one of these days!
ADL: “My body is a temple” is never more accurately applied than to you. Do you have some suggested care and feeding of a sales rep to maintain the sharp edge while pounding the pavement? Wheatgrass Carob smoothie every day?
MS: Yup, you guessed it! Big power smoothie in the morning after an Earl Grey green tea almond milk latte and a few vitamin supplements gets me ready to take on whatever the streets of the Lower Mainland throw at me!
ADL: To say you are well travelled would be an understatement. Most memorable spot most of us will never go?
MS: Oh boy, I have to pick just one?!!! Fiji comes to mind…loved it there, so remote and naturally friendly people…amazing diving – still dreaming of going back one day!
ADL: Finish this statement. “I’d leave the idyllic confines of Kitsilano for…
MS: Why, LOVE of course!
ADL: You never wear the same outfit twice. Do you:
a) Rep a clothing label?
b) Own a second home for storage?
c) Have a wardrobe that has no back and leads to Mr. Tumnus?
d) Just appear that way to your colour blind co-worker?
MS: I’m going to have to go with “d” Aaron. However, I still knock on the back wall of my closet every once in a while to see if Narnia is ready for me yet… 😉
Thanks for playing Michelle. You’re the best!