On the last page of every issue of Industry West, we find a Saskatchewan business person or leader to answer our version of the Proust Questionnaire. Marcel Proust made the questionnaire famous, believing that 35 specific questions could reveal a person’s true nature. We grabbed this idea—you’ve probably seen it in Vanity Fair—and made our own version. The first five questions are ours, and then we ask our subject to pick their favourite Proust questions to answer.
Meet Kim Sutherland, CEO of Regina’s Street Culture Project Inc. Kim has been working with the city’s vulnerable and street-involved youth since 1996.
- Where are you from? Born in Midale, and I will always live in Saskatchewan!
- Where did you attend school and what did you study? MacEwan University: Executive Leadership.
- What is your career history? For Profit Businesses and Non Profit Corporations: Management/Leadership.
- What’s the best piece of business or career advice you have or have been given? “In this line of work, we are not dealing with widgets off a factory line, these are human beings. To us it’s a job, to the kids we serve, we’re family. Don’t ever underestimate our purpose.”
- What’s your favourite thing about Saskatchewan? Being near my kids, with wide open space to breathe clean air, and spectacular sunrises/sunsets, daily!
- What is the trait you most deplore in others? Self Pity.
- What do you consider your greatest achievement? Fatherhood.
- Where would you most like to live? In rural Saskatchewan, 50 kilometers from the nearest city and on a quiet gravel road.
- Who are your heroes in real life? My kids.
- What is it that you most dislike? Milk.