Emily Koolen – Director | CareerJoy Certified Career Coach

“If only I could … I’d be the happiest person alive”
be doing what I love with the people I love

Top 5 favorite movies?
I love movies that make me feel something (good or bad) with great characters. I love Mulan, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club and my very favorite is Princess Bride (I even walked down the aisle to it’s theme song)

If you could be a character from Star Wars, who would you be and why?
R2D2 for being spunky, brave and loyal and not backing down from a challenge

What’s your favorite thing to do on a hot summer day?
Swim, swim, swim

What’s your most endearing quality?
Loyalty, I tend to stick by people.

What’s one of the most daring things you’ve done?
I like being daring but one of the more daring (and by that I mean probably reckless) was going alone to find some strangers on a beach in a different country to ask if I could borrow one of their surfboards (while barely speaking their language) then surfing the day away with them.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be someone who helped others  (furry or otherwise). I thought that meant the medical field like a vet, paramedic, speech therapist or nurse but then I realized that I would never pass that many science classes…

Under what conditions would you shave your head bald?
To support a loved one for a good cause.

What’s your idea of a great vacation?
Great people, great food, beautiful scenery, fun activities (ideally active ones since I don’t sit still for very long).

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever had for breakfast?
 If 3am counts as breakfast, then poutine. If it doesn’t, Nanaimo bars.

What’s your favorite unhealthy snack?
Does great wine count as a snack? Or is it too healthy? Otherwise coconut and chocolate macaroons.