Miriah Bastien believes in people.

She is the general manager of Airdrie Staples and has worked at various Staples location for almost 10 years.

She says as a manager, it is important to make sure that your staff are given the tools and support they need to set them up for success.

“Whether an associate continues their career in retail, moves on to another vocation, or uses Staples as a way to generate income for schooling, the skills they learn here will translate to further success,” she says.

“I am extremely proud to say that a number of my associates, supervisors, and managers have moved up either in promotions or skill sets.”

She adds that Staples has a one-of-a-kind culture for their associates that values learning and growing with a strong focus on the health and wellbeing of their staff.

“I have found throughout my career that you need a balance of communication, honesty and integrity,” she says.

Mohammad Rahman is a former co-worker of Bastien and says she is a great leader who truly cares about her team and works to develop them as people and employees.

“She is so passionate about business and contributes significantly to the growth of organization and community,” he says.

“She injects her positivity to her team and make the members always successful because she never gives up. She is not only a great leader but a great human being with big heart and divine soul.”