Original Article by Lora Waugh for Hospitality Careers
Posted Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Born in Quebec (sometimes referred to as “La Belle Province”, which is the only Canadian province with a mainly French-speaking population and the only one to have French as its sole provincial official language), Brigitte Bissonnette speaks both perfect French and English, and has a good working knowledge of Japanese.
Brigitte refuses to “hang up her personality” at the corporate door. She is a Corporate Account Executive on the Emerging Markets team of Hcareers, and an onTargetjobs USA (Dice Holdings, Inc.) Star Award winner for the last three years. She believes in building her brand by providing unique customer service to her clients, putting smiles on their faces, offering personalized messages, and helping people feel genuinely recognized. Brigitte is a true world citizen.
“I left my native Quebec in 1990,” she says. “My entrepreneurial spirit led me out West to embark on a career in hospitality. At first, I was a restaurant supervisor at Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, and later a managing partner of a popular café/pub / wine & beer store in Whistler Village. Then I headed to Japan and immersed myself in the language, tradition, and culture of the Far East. I visited Tokyo and the Greater Tokyo Area—the largest metropolitan area in the world, with more than 30 million residents. I had a wonderful experience!” Continue reading