Team Member Full Name: Tyler Bartley
Preferred Name: Tyler
Job Title: Business Development Associate
How would you best describe your role on the team at The Art of Applying?
I more-or-less handle all things that involve reaching potential clients and getting them to book a Breakthrough Call. This means I conduct outreach activities, marketing and advertising, manage prospective client inquiries, and make sure that the journey from potential client to actual client is as seamless as possible.
What is your favorite aspect of your job?
My favorite aspect is helping the potential clients get prepared for their Breakthrough Calls. People reach out to us via email, our contact form, and via Facebook with questions before booking their Breakthrough Call and often a few days before their Breakthrough Call happens. It’s not always a new question to answer that I haven’t seen before, but they appreciate the help.
If you were to go to grad school, what would you study and why?
I would go for a Masters in Fashion Design, somewhere in the Big Three (Paris, London, and Milan). Fashion and design has always been a passion of mine, and I would rather walk down a path that very few end up completing due to the vigor and dedication, as opposed to find comfort. I can be comfortable once I’ve achieved my dream—for a few minutes maybe.
What do you do for fun?
I’m not one to sit still—even though I work from a laptop—so “fun” to me usually always involves physical activity. I exercise regularly, play a variety of sports, etc., but I also love to create. I explore markets and thrift for clothes to alter, I take photos, style outfits, and enjoy diving deep into a wide range of musical archives.
If you could have coffee with any public figure (alive or dead), who would it be and why?
Emma Watson. I very much so respect her continuous work ethic to bring her beliefs to life. She is an example and inspiration for humans as a whole, advocating for not only our entire race, but for the balance between the environments and resources that we interact with. And hopefully one coffee leads to another coffee the following week.
What would you describe as your culture and/or heritage? What’s something you can teach us from or about your culture?
I’m Canadian, born in Kitchener, Ontario. I have a very mixed racial background, and was raised in more of a Caribbean household. I think culture plays a strange role current day, both teaching and invading. I believe to let humans be humans, with all the flaws that come with it… but in a perfect world, understanding and respect for all humans, with culture as a means of education and inclusivity, would be nice.
What’s your favorite place you’ve traveled to and why?
India was by far the best place. The stark differences from province to province, both environmental and societal, was insane. Bombay was so busy that it put me in a numbing state of relaxation. The Ganges and temples in Varanasi shorten your breath with the magnitude of spiritual significance. The South is like a topical oasis. So much beauty in one country.
What’s the most surprising fact about you?
Nothing about me is a surprise to me, because I am myself and live with myself everyday. If you ever meet me, I’m sure you will be able to best answer this question.
Anything else you want to add?
There’s a lot of good in the world, but it just doesn’t scream as loud as the bad. Be careful where you focus your time and energy, because humans naturally tend to over-complicate things, especially for themselves. Being internally aware goes a long way, for everyone.