Q&A with Darcie Crowe, Forty Under 40 Winner 2021, Senior investment advisor and portfolio manager, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management, Age 39
Who or what is responsible for your work ethic?
My family. I hope to set an example for my children just as my parents did for me.
What is your guilty pleasure?
A good romance novel.
What is the best book you would recommend?
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham and Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.
Now that you are (or are close to) entering your forties, what goals have you set for yourself?
Continue to invest in myself and my business, commit to learning something new each day and step outside of my comfort zone as much as possible. The feeling of discomfort often results in the greatest growth.
What was your childhood career dream?
I always dreamed of being a veterinarian because I have such a love of animals. A summer internship made me realize I wasn’t cut out for the heartbreak that comes along with it!
Name your happiest place.
Beach, flip-flops and sunshine with my family.
What was your toughest business or professional decision?
Moving to Vancouver from Toronto five years ago and transitioning from investment banking to wealth management. Change always comes with risk and uncertainty, but often the greatest reward as well.
What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?
Prioritize your health. Peak performance in all aspects of life requires a healthy body and mindset.
What is your best habit?
Setting boundaries, maintaining a schedule and ensuring I create time for rest.
Tell us one improbable fact about yourself.
I competed at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations in triple jump and hurdles.
Best piece of advice ever received?
Be patient and persistent. Success happens with tiny incremental efforts each day and never in a straight line.
Biggest learning (about life or business) during the pandemic?
People are incredibly adaptable, and you can find glimmers of beauty in worst-case scenarios.
What career highlight are you most proud of?
Being the pillar for clients working through life transitions and challenging times. That’s the greatest reward in our business.