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Ami McKay is one of Canada’s most published Interior Designers and the owner of her own brick and mortar – the PURE Shoppe. She is passionate about sustainable product design, beautiful interiors, and creating joyous healthy spaces.
If you could give your past self some advice, what would you tell yourself?
Join women’s support groups. Get a mentor. Having a mentor helped me with what’s coming next in my business and how to prepare for it. And how I found a mentor is being part of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs. And now I volunteer there and mentor other women.
Do you have a mantra or phrase you live by? What is it?
If you can dream it you can do it. I truly believe it and live by it. It works.
What is your number one business goal this year?
To have my retail shoppe do incredibly well.
What is your number one priority when it comes to your career and daily work?
To feel joy and share joy.
What is your favourite thing about what you do in your career and why?
I get to be uber creative, I love coming up with ideas and then making them happen.
What makes you motivated on a daily basis?
Making people laugh around me. Getting my team excited about the design process and passing that enthusiasm on to clients and getting them excited about the design process too. It’s about giving and sharing.