Alternate blog post titles include “I’m Bouncing from Unbounce”, “It’s Time to Bounce” and “Unbouncy Unbouncer Bounces” …Ok ok, I’m done.
When I joined Unbounce 5 years ago there were only 15 employees, we had no meetings rooms, no HR, no vacation bonus and Oli Gardner was deathly afraid of a stage. And, we all worked in the same room on the 4th floor of The Landing in Gastown, Vancouver. Since then, revenue has grown 864% to be exact, and there are nearly 180 Unbouncers working in 3 different offices and time zones. Working at one of the fastest growing companies in the country has been an invaluable experience to say the least.
My ‘marketing game’ has been upped in a very serious way too. Can you imagine how much I learned working as closely as I did with Oli (co-founder, marketing expert and now top-rated speaker) in those years? No one has ever both blown my mind and challenged me so much. Not to mention the mentorship of our CEO Rick Perreault, and all that comes with the marketing team growing to nearly 40 people. Nope, you cannot buy an education like that.
I moved across the country to beautiful Vancouver for 2 years to join the team, met my husband, then returned home to spearhead our first satellite office in Montreal. I’ve been so lucky to work alongside some of the most simultaneously talented, generous and genuine humans I’ve ever met (…I love you).
As a diehard achiever and a new mom, I crave both challenging work and balance. I know I can provide a ton of value and still sit down for dinner with my kids at night. For many complicated reasons and though it was a really tough decision, I just won’t find that at Unbounce, so I won’t be returning when my maternity leave ends in a few weeks.
So what’s next for me?
I’m returning to consulting! Yep, I’m going to take all that I’ve learned over my now 15 years of marketing (insert awkward joke about how old I am), and pass it on to other businesses and entrepreneurs. I’ll be updating my website with this soon so I’ll be sharing that when it’s ready.
Thanks so much for reading. :)