Management Consulting has been an evolution for me. I began my career as a Project Coordinator in the Information Technology space, then worked my way up to Project Manager, and eventually Senior Program Manager. After 12 years in the IT portfolio/program/project management space, the natural next step was management consulting.
I love finding simple solutions to complex problems and delivering tangible value that clients can appreciate. I also love the variety and the ability to select the projects I work on, and clients I work with.
Writing proposals! It's always exciting to win bids, but the work to get there can take weeks or even months.
This is a tough one because I take a lot of pride and enjoyment in all of my engagements. But if I had to choose, I would say it was a program rescue that I did a couple years ago. I was able to salvage a client's $11M investment, and "right the ship" on a high-visibility initiative which was very satisfying.
My customer service skills. They have been ingrained in me since I was young and have always guided me in the right direction.
My book would be one of Tom Brown's Survival guides. Luxury items would be kind of pointless on a deserted island, so I'd probably opt for a good piece of cookware!
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