Carlee Yukes

What gets you out of bed each morning? I really enjoy an interesting and difficult challenge at work, and the opportunity to do rise to that challenge leading a team of people.

What’s your favourite book? Very difficult question. I’m reading new books all the time, and each one has something new and insightful. My favourite book from last year, was Peak: How to Master Almost Anything by Anders Ericsson, and Robert Pool.

What 3-5 words best describe you? Curious. Thoughtful. Caring. Driven. Courageous (at times).

What’s your favourite thing to eat? Where is it from? I secretly love burger and fries! Even though I try to eat healthy most of the time. And chocolate mousse!

What’s something that people don’t really know about you? I grew up water skiing in the summers, and riding a snowmobile in the winter.

More... Carlee Yukes has held a long-time passion for mentorship, starting out as a Big Sister while attending university. She developed a formative mentee relationship in her late twenties while working at Sysco Food Services with a Sysco Executive and that has formed the foundation for her thoughts on the subject.

Carlee has worked in management and senior management roles at Sysco Food Services, in management consulting at Sierra Systems, and senior management roles at OEM Remanufacturing. Including running the Engine Production Line (an $80M business), and now leading Operational Excellence and Lean Manufacturing for OEM. Throughout her career she has mentored several team members and has dedicated time and focus to ensure the development of the staff around her.

Her most recent mentorship endeavor is as a Girl Guides leader for her daughter’s Sparks unit. She holds an MBA from Queen’s University, her PMP designation, and has complete Six Sigma black belt training. In her free time, Carlee enjoys reading, hiking, downhill skiing, playing with her kids and entertaining friends and family.