I had been working for 14 years for a great organization: the Newfoundland Hospital Association. In 1994, I had the mandate to make the Education and Consulting service a self-funding one: we were in the midst of a significant economic downturn at that time. We re-invented ourselves, learned a great deal, and achieved our goal within two years. In 1996, when my CEO retired, I knew it was also time for me to move on. A colleague helped me to take the leap of faith that I could become a successful consultant. I have never looked back. Since then, in the same way my colleague supported me, I try my best to support aspiring consultants.
I love the trustful relationships I have been able to create with clients and colleagues. To be so trusted is a personal asset that I will always protect.
Doing my own accounting!
I was engaged to work with a Board on governance issues. It was not a pretty picture: lots of animosity and open conflict. I was nervous as their reputation was notorious. I planned carefully and stayed neutral. I helped them test assumptions and beliefs and to see what they could be. They are now a long-standing client, which has extended to their counterpart Boards throughout the country.
The ability to really listen and to reflect on what I've heard.
It would be a book on how to live on a desert island and my iPad (and battery chargers) to log my journey.
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