About Mimi


  • May 1, 2011

    6 Years of Sales

    After spending way too much time studying marketing in university, I graduated from a Master degree and had absolutely no clue (still) of what I wanted to do in life. I had to start somewhere, so after spending a couple of summers at Coca-Cola as a Sales Representative, I was hired to join their sales team on a full-time basis. From that point on, it all went downhill... I spent 6 years climbing the sales corporate ladder in the Consumer Packaged Good industry. I was absolutely addicted to promotions, increased salary and titles. I was extremely good at doing everything in my power to please others (aka my bosses) and got promoted super quickly and skipped a bunch of steps.

  • Jul 2, 2017

    Aha! Moment

    Have you ever felt completely lost and unhappy on a Monday morning? I myself hit rock bottom in July 2017, on a plane traveling for work on a Sunday. I had this “ha ha” moment. I realized I was stuck in the rat race of corporate life. I had a job I hated, a boss that couldn’t even say hi to me in the morning, I had been selling products I don’t believe in my whole career and was doing all this only for money and a title that comes with it.

    I hated my weeks as I was truly living 2 days out of 7 happy. It struck me! I had settled for less.

    We only have one life to live. It’s crazy that most of us don’t really take advantage of it.

    I believe:

    • We are all worth doing something that feels meaningful
    • We are all worth being excited by what we’re building
    • We should all do what we are passionate about
    • We should all strive to become the best version of ourselves

    Therefore, ask yourself, are you settling?

  • Oct 22, 2017

    Exit Strategy

    From my Aha! Moment, I took 3 months to prepare my exit from the corporate world on a mission to find what would allow me to step into my power.

    What happened next after I landed from that plane ride was quite magic for me. This feeling that there was no turning back. I was willing to get my inner fire back, even if it was going to cost me a lot. My husband and I had a discussion, we made a plan, we knew it would require sacrifices, but the conclusion was that I had 3 months to save as much money as possible and then leave my job.

    We started by giving up our beautiful lease and stayed at my parents' place for 6 months. I can tell you, that itself was very challenging. We were used to our own private space. Now we had to share everything with them. My husband even ended up wearing my dad’s underwear one day!

    Then, we decided to go on a minimalist trend. That was easier said than done. I had to stop consuming fashion addictively as I had previously done. We decluttered our life from all the unnecessary stuff we had been accumulating and sold it or gave it away.

    I also had to give back my beloved company car, which means we are now carless and riding the TTC.

    I think the worst thing was the restaurant budget we were now on. We had taken the habit of spending an incredible amount of money eating out to numb the pain of our weekly routine. It was like our little treats. That got us stuck in such a bad circle as we were even more addicted to the money my job was getting us in order to keep up with all those expenses.

    All I’m saying here is you can always make choices that will allow you to change your life. You are the one that puts limits to your own happiness.

  • Jan 1, 2018

    Realizing what to focus on

    After a period of soul searching, I understood the problem I wanted to solve for people: The lack of fulfillment and happiness in our career.

    Since I left my job, I took me time to recenter myself and decide where I wanted to go next. This time was the most profitable time as I was able to figure out what I wanted to bring to the world and what would be meaningful work for me.

    It’s simple, I LOVE PEOPLE. I enjoy helping them and finding the beauty in everyone. People that inspire me are strong headed, they love what they do and they’re great at it and most of all they never stop failing and getting back up.

    After a period of soul searching, I understood the problem I wanted to solve for people: The lack of fulfillment and happiness in our career.

  • Mar 26, 2018

    Happy on Mondays

    Date of the first Happy on Mondays meetup in Toronto. I wanted to surround myself with people that had found their calling and were living their dream life. I wanted to understand how they did it and inspire people to pursue a career they truly love. That’s when I decided to organize meetups where these people could share their journey with me and an audience.

    So that’s it; I realized I could help people that are in the same situation I was to take action and change their unhappy work life to being Happy on Mondays.

    I want to inspire you to do what you love the most. I believe this is what will bring you happiness and success. You truly deserve to be the best version of yourself!

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