About Me

swedenHello, I’m Jillian!

I was born on Salt Spring Island {in beautiful British, Columbia}, but spent 8 years of my life in Calgary, Alberta attending university and kicking off my career. I’m way more west coast hippie love child than cowgirl, so I made the move to Vancouver {aka my favourite place in the world} in 2011. Every day I feel blessed to be surrounded by the ocean, mountains and some of the most rad people on this planet.

By day, I work with leaders to become better leaders and work with employees to become their best selves. Officially, I’m a HR lady, but truth be told though, I think that term is totally nauseating and I like to do things differently. I’m committed to challenging past history, rethinking my {often archaic} industry, all while pushing both people and organizations to grow. I love brainstorming, being creative and topics like technology, community engagement & culture absolutely light me up!

Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to be involved with some pretty awesome organizations. From 2003 to 2006, I competed within Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship {now SIFE} and in 2010, I led Team Canada to win Junior Chamber International‘s World Debating Championship in Japan! I’ll admit it, I’m a total nerd. These days I spend time supporting Because I am a Girl, Pink Shirt Day and Free the Children. We Day is a total highlight of my year!

I love to travel, learn, run (!!!), read and write.

I’ve been blogging since 2003 and back in the day, no one read my thoughts {and I liked it that way!}. I’m still a small town girl at heart and blog comments, hits, subscribers and all that jazz terrify me. Over the last few years I’ve learned that my purpose on this planet is to educate. I love to teach, coach and give back to the community. This blog has allowed me to have a voice and has been a critical part of my exploration in figuring out where I fit in this world.

Interested in getting in touch? My email is jillwalker@gmail.com or you can throw my name in Google and find me on pretty much any of the usual social networks. (I’m also on Snapchat – you can find me at hey-jillian).

PS: Love to cook? Me too! I’ve been collecting the best {mostly vegetarian} recipes from across the web over the past few years and they’re all stored in my recipe vortex! Take a peek and make something new!