Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2018 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Rory Lambert at Choices For Youth.
What’s your name?
What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?
Choices For Youth in St. John’s.
What are some of your favourite hobbies?
I’m an actor and a writer so I enjoy reading, being creative, public engagement and performance.
What is your favourite restaurant?
Do you have any pets?
Yes! An orange cat named Barley who believes I only exist to serve his every cat wish.
What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
To me entrepreneurship goes hand in hand with creativity. It means examining yourself and finding out the things in life that you care about. Then figuring out a way to make a viable business out of those interests. Work is still work, but it can also be joy when what you do for a living is a living, breathing part of who you are.
What is the coolest business you heard of?
I often wonder who came up with the idea to put those plastic bits on the ends of shoelaces.
What are you looking forward to most this summer?
I’m looking forward to all the innovative ideas I’m sure my participants will bring forward and figuring out how I can help them achieve their goals.
What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?
Having worked in the tourism sector for nearly twenty years, I’m always amazed at how good we are, as Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, at celebrating our culture, heritage and finding new ways to engage visitors.
What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?
They need to know that entrepreneurship is an exciting way to engage with business in a creative and exciting way. That starting a business is really about what makes you unique and special and finding a way to share that with the world.
What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?
That you can do it!
How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?
Youth Ventures Program Coordinator
Choices For Youth
117 Ropewalk Lane
St. John’s, NL