Business Owner Spotlight - Almira Bardai

1. Introduce yourself! Who are you & what do you do?

I'm Almira Bardai - I'm a serial entrepreneur, brand builder & PR expert. Simply put - I build and propel brands.

2. How did you get to this point in your business journey?

I’ve been an entrepreneur for almost 20 years - either as a consultant, or with my own agency. In 2009, I co-founded and was the co-CEO of Jive PR & Digital. We scaled the business in all areas - big clients like Flight Centre, TELUS, Virgin Radio, Granville Island Brewing, TELUS and Jugo Jugo - had a team of 24 and offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Los Angeles. I sold the business in 2018, and am now working as a senior, strategic PR & brand builder.

3. Do you have a morning routine? If so – take us through it!

I do! My alarm goes off at 6am, and I give myself 15 luxurious minutes to hit the snooze button, be lazy in bed and feel gratitude for my life (and warm bed!). Then I’m up, brushing my teeth, making my bed and sitting in meditation by 6:25am.

I meditate for 20 mins, grab a coffee (one of my life’s greatest pleasures is fresh, hot, black coffee, in silence, in my living room). I need the peace and stillness to start my day right.

My three year old son usually wakes up at 7am, and it’s straight into tickles and mom mode.

4. What's one thing you cannot function without?

TWO things - coffee and champagne.

Make it three - my son

Make it four - the incredible relationships I’m blessed with in my life