Bule Cyr is a stellar entrepreneur that has been with the Alevation Inc. team since the day we opened our doors in 2019. At twenty-six-years-old, Bule has lived an entire lifetime of experience and uses that to paint her life today. Born and raised in Macedonia, Bule once dreamt of becoming a teacher. Her love of children and desire to help others allowed her to look at the world with kindness. It wasn’t until she was a bit older that the desire to pursue business would kick into action. This month, we sat down with Bule Cyr to discuss the road that brought her here, one that stretches from Macedonia to Massachusetts.
What can you tell us about your personal life?
“I’ve been married for a little over two years now. My husband Justin is my best friend and my rock. We don’t have kids yet, but we do have a fur baby! His name is Roger. He’s the cutest bunny in the world! I can honestly say that marrying the love of my life is one of my greatest accomplishments to date.”
You’re from Macedonia – what can you tell us about that?
“I went to high school in my hometown Resen, back in Macedonia. I went on to attend college in the capital of Macedonia, Skopje. While on my second year there, I learned about an opportunity to work and travel in the States over the summer, so my best friend and I decided to apply. It had been a dream to visit the USA since we were kids. Two weeks later, we got the visa and hopped on a plane to Boston for the best summer of our lives. We spent the summer of 2016 on Cape Cod. That entire experience taught me that I am capable of just about anything I put my mind to.”
What do you consider your greatest skill?
“I am a great listener. I will always try to understand where you come from and do my best to help you. I am both independent and team-oriented. I love having my space and working on my own terms, but at the same time, having the job that I do, I am constantly in communication with my team. We help each other reach our goals and I love the support system we have.”
How has your career grown since starting at the company?
“It’s been a constant learning experience since day one and that’s what I love most about it. I love the networking and endless opportunities within the company. I have met so many wonderful individuals that are always willing to help me.”
What values are important to you in a teammate or hiree?
“Integrity, accountability, and hard work.”
What is your leadership style?
“Communication is definitely one of my greatest skills. I lead by encouraging open communication and trying to bring out the best in every person I interact with.”
How do you respond to criticism?
“I always appreciate constructive criticism! As much as I try to do my best and hold myself accountable, there will always be room for improvement.”
Are you a planner? What are your short-term and long-term goals?
“It’s been very tough to plan lately with everything going on, but I definitely am a planner! My short-term goal is to visit my family and best friends back in Macedonia this spring. I haven’t seen them in almost two years and it’s so exciting for me to be planning this! One long-term, personal goal is to buy a house and get a golden retriever with my husband. On a professional note, we have couple of promotions coming up at Alevation Inc., so that is very exciting for me and the team.”
What business advice would you give to people hoping to start a career?
“Work hard and believe in yourself! I know a lot of younger people expect instant results, but that’s not how real life works. As long as you show up every day, put your best foot forward, believe in yourself and give it time, results will follow!”
Would you recommend this career style to young leaders?
“Absolutely. I’ve been fortunate enough to see many young people flourish and succeed in this business and I look forward to helping many more get there.”
Who inspires you?
“My family, especially my mom and two older sisters. I am beyond blessed to have such strong women in my life to set an example for me.”
A natural extrovert, Bule Cyr is somewhat of an expert recruiter. So much of the growth we have experienced at Alevation Inc. is due to her hard work and ability to connect with people. At our office, we see Bule as a friend, a leader, a teammate, and a major inspiration. Keep doing you, Bule.