STA NEXT™ ACCOUNT MANAGER, Vancouvert. 416-304-9823 EXT. 2097
I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and moved to Vancouver, Canada with my family when I was a young child. My parents chose to move here because they saw a postcard with evergreen forests, the great pacific ocean, and striking snow-capped mountains. Growing up in Canada has given me opportunities in my life that I never would have had if my family stayed in Brazil; this is a fact that I am always conscious and grateful of. Even as a young adult, I feel I have lived many experiences, seen beautiful things, and been to a lot of different places.
Growing up with two cultures gave me a strong social perspective from a young age. Social cues and actions that others would dismiss as: “well, that’s just the way it is – it’s normal”, would have me comparing the Canadian ‘way’ versus the Brazilian one. I became very interested in labeling subjective social artistry into objective, scientific truths. I read books on social dynamics, studied characters in movies that had wayward personalities, and put into experimental practice what I had learned into my social life. To me, social psychology was the most interesting topic about human life, and as a kid, I believed that one day my ‘ultimate’ form would one day be me as a grey-bearded, bi-focal wearing, award-winning psychologist who also helped the police from time to time with those tough to crack cases!
Upon my entrance to university, I found out that I could actually study my lifelong obsession by studying sociology and psychology. Dedicating 4 years of my life to the sole study of thinking processes and human interaction was one of the most invigorating times of my life. The field gave me wide exposure to numerous perspectives and social issues across our society and would often leave me confused, introspective, and full of energy. Every week I would come home yelling, “guess what I learned in class today!” to my five roommates, only to be met with indirect stares and a, “yep, that’s great, Luc.” Along with graduating with my sociology degree, I acquired a business minor and then a digital marketing diploma as well.
One of the things that people told me when I chose sociology as my degree was that after I graduated, it would be tough to find a job – especially one that pays the bills! Turns out they were almost right! Right out of university I took a minimum wage job at a PR firm, and when that didn’t work out, I went to live in Lima, Peru as a social worker. The work itself was very rewarding but lacked the competitiveness and pace that I was looking for in a career. After my contract was up, I came back to Vancouver and decided to give sales a try. After 10 interviews, I landed my first sales job. On my first day, I walked into the office and saw the sales floor. People were talking quickly and excitedly through their headsets, high-fiving one another, throwing balls back and forth, and one person even had an awful expression of disappointment on their face! I instantly fell in love, and haven’t looked back since. I broke records, got promotions, and made a professional name for myself. After a 2 year career at my previous position, I wanted to stay in the world of sales and still do sales, but I wanted to work with people rather than a product. I reached out to my contact at Sales Talent Agency, spoke with several very nice and very smart people, and joined in November 2021. Having the opportunity to work at STA as a recruiter is a dream come true for me, and I look forward to what the future holds!