My very first consulting job was, in part, my master project for my MBA. I lived in a remote First Nations community and worked alongside the Economic Development Officer to identify community needs in health, education, and culture. I particularly enjoyed meeting and hearing about the dreams of the citizens for their community. The consulting work of then crafting a roadmap to reaching those dreams was so satisfying. So were the meals the chief and his wife put on for us!
I love the variety and the opportunity to experience tangible change. Being involved in large-scale infrastructure that has generational economic and social impact is immensely gratifying.
Self-promotion – I find it really uncomfortable talking about my accomplishments because I most often see myself as serving my clients. So, my accomplishments are not necessarily about me but what my clients are able to accomplish through my work.
My most satisfying engagement has been contracting as a consultant with BDC because of the opportunity to collaborate with other delightful consulting colleagues and the variety of client organizations that I encountered.
It is hard to talk about just one – my sense of optimism, my intuitive ability with people, and a sense of humour that keeps me from taking myself too seriously.