Archive | March, 2009

“Hello!” from the Capital city!

31 Mar

“Hello!” from the Capital city!, originally uploaded by kkryski.

So I have a few minutes to breathe!

I’m listen to Marilyn Manson’s Beautiful People (à la Big Shiny Tunes 2) and lying on my extra comfortable king sized bed in a beautiful castle in downtown Ottawa (Fairmont Château Laurier).

I’m lucky to be here but nervously awaiting the purpose of my trip: the CWC 2009 Annual Awards Gala.

I didn’t win an award.

I work at CWC and have spent the last few weeks working on one of the most challenging projects of my (not-so-long) career.

This project is also why I have been on a sort of internet hiatus, as I had brought my home computer to the office to work on this project.

My manager and I were given the honour of creating “videos” to welcome eight of the nine award winners to the stage.

We had little to work with and, with this being the inaugural year of the CWC Excellence in Leadership award, we had few guidlines and no real idea where we were going.

Our award winners are amazing individuals who have accomplished great things in their careers. I’m excited to be blessed with the chance to meet them.

So my nervousness comes from my hope that the rabbit we pulled out of the hat in this project I thought of as a sort of Mission Impossible will do our winners justice. We did our best, as communicators and story tellers, to do right by them and to share a short snippet of their awesomeness – something that could never be summed up in a 45 second clip.

My sincerest congratulations to Excellence in Leadership winners Nyla Ahmad, Rochelle Grayson, Lesley McFarlane, Robin Mcintyre, Annie Ménard, Margot Micallef and Susan Wood; Employer of the Year Xerox Canada Ltd. and Woman of the Year Susanne Boyce!!


Biographical information.

10 Mar

Biographical information., originally uploaded by kkryski.

Just some descripter words.

However, they missed “conflicting duality.” Obviously the maker of this mug has never been shopping with a Gemini on a budget.

My cat thinks he is a human.

10 Mar

My cat thinks he is a human., originally uploaded by kkryski.

I wake up and am scrambling to get myself together and get out the door. I come back in to grab my purse and there is my darling Nico, asleep in my bed.

Not sure how he managed to tuck himself in so well!?

School Obsessed

4 Mar

I’ve only officially been done school (again) for about four months.

Sometimes, I want to go back. Not because I am a glutton for poverty and being at the bottom of the career chain. I just have an insatiable thirst and enthusiasm for learning.

I know that much of this learning could be done on my own but I love the classroom setting. I love engaging in conversation about my newfound interests and knowledge with people who share a passion and understanding for those same things.

If I am given the chance to go back, these are the things I would like to study:

  • Software development
  • More Languages
  • Graphic Design
  • Web stuff (not sure what, exactly, but some kind of coding for sure)
  • Sociology
  • Business (Perhaps an MBA?)

Right now I have real life to attend.

WANTED: One full-time employer

3 Mar

Position summary:

Seeking a full-time employer in the PR/Communications field, preferably in the social/new media area, and in the GTA. Looking for a sunny, engaging environment that thrives on the positive energy of its (potentially young) employees. Ideally, the candidate represents a corporate culture that is synonymous with such words as hip, cool, radical, splendid, etc.

If in the city of Toronto, this is an added bonus, as my car is currently buried under three feet of snow in Muskoka. (Oh yes! There most certainly is a picture!) Will problem solve to get to an out-of-town job, until it melts, on an as-needed basis. (Especially if your company exudes unusually high levels of awesomeness.)

Employer Qualifications:

  • An appreciation for competence
  • A love for creative energy
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills – gives constructive criticism constructively
  • Experience working with high energy individuals
  • Ability to laugh
  • Ability to manage and lead through inspiration
  • A passion for what you do, which excites, in the rest of your team, a desire to perform at an A+ level.
  • Must be approachable (even with high levels of awesomeness) and generally understanding (ex. Malaria is a reason to not come in to work!)
  • Does not have a history of yelling at employees or making them cry (April Fool’s Day is exempt)

Other Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment:

  • Interest in fashion is optional (Proximity to shoe stores may be seen as a bonus or liability, depending on salary)


Interested employers may contact me via email. ( kkryski at gmail dot com )
You can also download my current resumé by visiting my online portfolio.

I look forward to meeting with you…whoever you are!