General manager, Holt Renfrew Vancouver

“I tend to thrive on a hectic pace. Having 
just relocated from Holt Renfrew in Toronto, I am loving the seawall, riding my bike and generally enjoying all that beautiful Vancouver has to offer. All the challenges of being at a new store and living in a new city seem 
to be giving me more energy, rather than draining it from me.”

President and 
founder, Oh Boy

“The number one thing is to love what you do. If you don’t, it’s very easy to become overly stressed. I allow myself the psychological freedom to say, ‘I’m going to work until I get it done.’ That takes a bit of understanding from your family and friends, but as a result, you’re going to be more relaxed. It’s not a prescription for everybody, but it works for me.”

NOEL FOX (right)
Studio director and 
co-founder, Cowie and Fox Inc.
“Work hard, play hard is a must. My next trip is to Indonesia, and I spend a lot of weekends mountain biking in Whistler and skiing and snowboarding in the winter. And yoga. We have a yoga instructor who comes into the office every Wednesday. These things help clear my mind. When I run into a roadblock, I do lunch with a mentor, like Chip Wilson, who I’m actually doing the Grouse Grind with next week.”