Director of education and events for Redken Canada, Terry Ritcey, was taken by surprise at the Chatters Symposium 2018 in Red Deer, Alta., when he was awarded with the “Lifetime Achievement Award”.
The annual event, created 10 years ago, successfully gathered nearly 1,000 beauty professionals this year for a weekend that combined education with inspiration.
This year, The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Ritcey by Jack Ingraham, general manager for Redken Canada. (This award has only been given to two other recipients in the past!)
Meant to recognize and celebrate the passion and dedication of an industry professional while honouring their achievements of going above and beyond for the betterment of the industry, Ritcey said he was “blindsided” when the award was presented to him.
“I’ve worked with Redken my entire career and I believe in everything it stands for. It also aligns with my own personal values of helping others,” said Ritcey.
“Receiving this award was a great honour and I’m still letting it sink in and allowing this moment to be real to celebrate me and my success.”
As national director of education and events for Redken Canada, Ritcey is responsible for both creating and executing visions of education and events in Canada, while aligning his department’s vision of marketing and sales to tell the same story through their respective channels.
“One of our beliefs is that when we teach something we have learned to someone else, we are learning it all over again,” said Ritcey. “This is a constant in my life and is what keeps me going. I am meshed with the company’s values and principles to Learn Better, Earn Better and ultimately Live Best.”
Ritcey believes that one should always strive to be the best version of themselves.
“If you do what you do with passion, you will always be successful in life. When you follow your heart, it allows you to have a wonderful career,” he said.
“Be greater tomorrow than you are today and always strive to do better than your best. Those are the values I instill in others.”