All about Ashley Pierre
Ashley has been an ally to First Nations people her whole life. She is committed to listening, learning, and aiding the Indigenous peoples of Colonial Canada towards achieving reconciliation. Ashley currently works at United Way British Columbia as the Administrative Assistant, Senior Leadership Team - President's office, and is married to Spencer Pierre, Len's cousin.
As the Manager for Client Services and Administration, Ashley coordinates the teams client inquiries, scheduling, booking, financing, and client follow-up. Here is everything about Ashley:
How did you meet Len?
Fraser Heights Secondary School, though since we were 3 grades apart, I didn't really get to know him until after high school.
What has it been like working at Len Pierre Consulting so far?
Exciting, Intimidating, mind changing, challenging, eye opening, so many words come to mind. It really has made me a better person and ally to my Indigenous family and friends.
What has been a memorable experience you have had with a client?
Just the amount of gratitude and praise that our consultants receive after their presentations and workshops. Every one of them is appreciated and respected on such a high level.
What was the first job you have ever had?
I'm not sure it counts, but I had a paper route when I was a kid, probably around 1992. A few years later, I mis-spent my youth working at a pool hall called Fast Eddies in Surrey. How far I've come in 20 years!
Who is your Indigenous hero or shero?
My husband, Spencer Pierre. He is the most resilient, brave, kind and gentle soul.
(Ashley and her husband, Spencer Pierre)
What did you study in university and why did you choose that field?
I started out wanting to do either nuclear chemistry or engineering, but the time and cost of that education wasn't in the cards for me. I did one year and then couldn't afford it after that. 10 years later, I took a Health Unit Coordinator program, but after doing my practicum, I realized I did not want to work in a hospital setting. The skills I learned there though, have transferred to my administrative strengths I have today.
Are you an introvert or extrovert?
What or who inspires you?
Feeling appreciated, knowing I'm doing a good job.
What makes for a good client experience?
Good customer service is #1 for sure. I pride myself on providing excellent customer service wherever I am, and I believe all of us at LPC have that same attitude. Making sure people are happy is very important, and it makes them more perceptive to the training we offer at LPC. We can only change the world one mind at a time...
What are three things you cannot live without?
Good food, wine, and my family
Thank you Ashley for all that you do for the LPC team and all of our friends and clients!