The Young Professional Daily is an exclusive 30-Day series on Notable where we feature a different young Canadian professional every day for 30 days. They work in a variety of industries, some are employed while some do the employing, and they have various 5-year plans. Sound familiar? We want to share their story with you to offer a bird’s eye on what the colleagues you may not even know you had, are up to.
Refined and sophisticated yet kind and approachable, Natalie Gee of GEE Beauty is a young professional with an eye for style, class and entrepreneurialism. Natalie and her partners at GEE Beauty have taken the beauty market by storm since the inception of GEE Beauty in 2005. Get to know Natalie Gee in today’s Young Professional Daily on Notable.
Notable: What is your Name and age?
Natalie Gee. 30
Notable: Elevator Pitch (we just met on an elevator, we have 30 seconds together in the elevator, please describe your business.
Its time you were gorgeous.
Notable: Why did you get involved in your industry, why this one, what was the inspiration?
I wanted to do something for myself, and being from a family of self-starters I was gravitated toward starting my own business. Although it’s a lot of hard work, its exceptionally rewarding.
Notable: What is the best part of what you do on a day-to-day basis?
The best part of what we do is the ability to give our clients instant gratification from the beauty services that we offer.
Notable: What is the most challenging part of your job?
Every day we are challenged to improve our business. We constantly work on customer service.
Notable: Where do you see yourself going in 5 years?
We see our business expanding in 5 years with stores in North America and Europe.
Notable: What advice would you give to other young professionals?
My advice is to love what you do. Be passionate, and be focused.
Notable: What is your greatest asset as it relates to business?
My greatest asset is my professionalism.
Notable: What does success look like to you?
This is about doing something for my entire life; to be fulfilled, to be able to achieve, to have a life long journey of accomplishment.
Notable: What is the most memorable milestone in your career?
My most memorable milestone is the first day we opened Gee Beauty. Aug 4th, 2005. My first sale was a blush for $20.00 and I thought we were rich. That client is still buying that blush today.
Notable: Do you support any charities? If so, which one(s) and why is that important to you?
We support many charities, and we donate to anyone who asks us for a service in part of a silent auction. We are however most partial to Sick Kids Hospital. All of my tips from services I offer are donated.
Notable: What is Notable to you?
Notable to me is information, and I can never be without it.
Notable: Anything Else?
Thank you for asking me to be a part of this. I love what I do and I am grateful to the team that I have with me.