Haley Adams Green
Triathlete. Mom on the run. Owen wrangler.
Haley is a key strategic partner to many Adams Green clients. A graduate of Mount Allison University, she has a CPA designation and experience in one of North America’s largest ski resort companies. Nothing makes Haley happier than using her love of numbers to make a difference. Helping non-profits and socially driven companies thrive is totally her thing.
What are you most proud of professionally? And who or why?
I'm proud of the relationships I have developed through my work. It makes me so happy to work with purpose-driven organizations and help them manage, plan and analyze their financials. Interacting with clients brightens my day. Feeling as though I have helped them, through providing accounting services, is how I achieve a sense of accomplishment.
What's your vision for Atlantic Canada in 10 years?
I'm not sure I have a vision as broad as all of Atlantic Canada, but for certain I see the city of Saint John becoming more and more vibrant, inclusive, and supportive. There is a movement of growth and innovation in the uptown core right now that is rippling out to the outskirts. Lots of development, business, and social change is happening. Opportunity abounds. I am most proud of the amount of people dedicated to reducing generational poverty in our city.
What was your greatest stage of growth? What made it a shift for you?
I stayed home for 7 years to be with my children until they reached school age. The year that I began to work outside of our home was definitely the year of biggest growth for me personally. This year has been our biggest year of growth from a business perspective as we purchased an office building to house Adams Green, and also started a co-working space, The Wheelhouse of Waterloo Village, in the building. Both of these shifts were/are exciting times of hard work. It takes time to adapt to the new normal every time you make a significant change. I love this process!
What's your favourite or most read book or podcast? Now or at each of your greatest stages of growth?
My favorite podcast at current is "Armchair Expert" by Dax Sheppard. I spend a lot of time running, and lately have enjoyed listening to Dax interview people and learn more about them. I'm fascinated by learning more about what really makes people tick, what motivates them, makes them happy, etc.
Who's inspired you, directly or indirectly? How have they inspired you?
My grandfather always inspired me. He had this amazing work ethic and can-do attitude. He was a very hard worker, but also fun to be around, which made doing a chore or mundane task fun. I strive to be that kind of person - someone people want to work with (not just have to work with, to get accounting services).
What are the principles you live by?
Family is number one. Honesty and integrity are number two. If I ask myself "how will this impact my family?" and "Is this the honest thing to do?", I can almost always make a choice easily.