YEDaily: Carine Redmond

Though 28-year-old Carine Redmond always knew she wanted to work for herself, her current role is something that came about much earlier than expected. Find out the best and most challenging parts of her life as a publicist and consultant for national and global lifestyle brands in today’s YEDaily…

Elevator Pitch: Describe your job in a nutshell.
As a publicist and consultant for national and global lifestyle brands and celebrity talent, I pitch stories to the media, manage media requests and execute large scale events. 

Why did you start working at your company? What was the inspiration for this career route?
I always knew I would work for myself – both my parents did and I kind of think it’s something that’s in your bones. It just happened earlier than I expected.

What is the best part of what you do on a day-to-day basis? The most challenging part?
The loom of 100 unread emails would be the most challenging; happy clients the most enjoyable 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?  
Building my brand, having babies, the usual. 

What does success look like to you?  
See above. 

What is the most memorable milestone in your career?
Working with team USA, meeting the Dalai Lama, my first client, those were all pretty big. 

Do you have any advice for other young professionals?
Work with clients you really love and definitely only work for yourself if you want to do it forever!

Do you support any charities? If so, which one(s) and why is that important to you?
I work with and support Covenant House Vancouver.

What is Notable to you?
People who are passionate about what they do. 

BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, or Other?  
iPhone now, although I was a slave to my BlackBerry for years and really bratty about giving it up!