Joelle Asmondy is the Marketing Director for Learn2GroomDogs.com, The Paragon School of Pet Grooming, and Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa. A graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in Art, Joelle has combined her creative skills with real-life business operations techniques to help individuals and teams reach their personal and professional goals.
More About Joelle
What are the two proudest moments in your career?
1) Being invited to show some paintings in a Grand Rapids art gallery in my twenties.
2) I always feel amazed and empowered anytime I try something new (and challenging) and make it work.
Are you formally trained, apprenticed, or self-taught?
What is your favorite breed of dog to live with?
Any muscle-bound pets - especially rescues!
What advice can you offer to aspiring pet professionals?
This goes for anyone in any industry - be disciplined and always hold yourself accountable. Responsibility breeds respect. If you want something, work for it and understand that nothing comes easily - although if you love what you do, the labor will always feel like play. Be open to new things and learn to appreciate the small stuff - when you're grateful, life seems brighter and the world a whole lot friendlier.
What do you love to do when you are not working?
READ! If I won the lottery, I would make myself a beautiful library to dream in. I love working in my yard and garden... getting my hands in the soil and making things myself is hugely satisfying. I also love morel hunting and look forward to it every Spring.
What driving force keeps you going?
Endless curiosity and a way of seeing things differently. I've been told I look at the world as though it's my first day here - I can't really think of a better compliment.
What one thing really ticks you off?