Hello, I'm Elif. Thanks for stopping by!
I was born and raised in Ankara, the capital of Turkey by amazing and inspiring parents who have backed me up with every decision I've made in my life and were crazy enough to send me away to Montreal, Canada when I was only 17. I completed my undergraduate degree in Political Sciences and Economics at McGill University and returned to Istanbul to kickstart my career in the corporate world. Doing an MBA degree at Bilgi University later helped me explore my passion in business: I was hooked onto content marketing, when it wasn't yet widely popular in Europe. Soon after, my knowledge of content grew and I found myself in the wondrous world of inbound marketing. On a daily basis, my entrepreneurial mind and passion for inbound are working together to create adventurous ideas.
Over time, I've become an experienced digital and inbound marketer and worked in all areas within this field (more details in the resume section). In 2016, I discovered the world of remote work when I joined Wings4U, a 100% virtual digital marketing agency as their Global Account Manager. I helped companies (specifically B2B SaaS businesses) reach their marketing potential and generate leads through effective marketing programs. Thanks to working remotely, I was more global and mobile than ever and my path crossed with a Miami-based B2B marketing agency, ThinkInk, when I was visiting Miami. I joined them as a Digital Marketing Expert in March 2018, moved to Toronto in August of the same year, and represented their single-person HQ in Canada. In November 2018, I launched my own marketing consulting company, Elif Hiz Consulting to uncover my passions and experiences and offer services to clients, under my own roof.
I have strong people skills, that enables me to successfully manage and collaborate with real (and virtual) teams and different cultures across regions. I am a productive and energetic team player.
I enjoy working in multicultural environments & where I can think freely. Since I've discovered that travelling and changing my surroundings once in a while is my biggest source of inspiration, I have been moving around and worked from different cities around the world: Istanbul, Bali, Florence, Singapore, Bodrum and Toronto, recently. I don’t ever expect that the list will end here.
I live to travel more, write more, learn more and take more photos.
Creativity, can-do attitude and adaptability to ever-changing situations are my superpowers.
I love a good challenge!