I'm currently a Simplicity Consultant supporting Microsoft in the role of Visual Merchandising Project Manager. I oversee all things VM for Surface, Xbox, and PCA in Best Buy's across the US. I started my tech career part time at T-mobile, and I've since held various roles at major companies such as AT&T and Microsoft. After a lifetime of gaining hands on experience in the field and leading teams in delivering world class in-store experiences, I found myself wanting more. My current consulting role has allowed me to grow in ways that I didn't know I wanted!
What I love about consulting is that I get opportunities to interact with people from various backgrounds in an effort to maximize impact and productivity. Over the last 2 years at Simplicity, my professional network has exploded with people from various backgrounds and industries, and I have a much higher since of fulfillment in the work that I do and the impact that I've been able to make. If you are considering the path of consulting, what I'd recommend is starting off by either reading or listening to 'Work, Your Way' by Lisa Hufford. Yes, I get how it sounds… " Of course he'd say that he works for her company…" Honestly, it was EXTREMELY insightful to the life that I have been living the last few years, but it made me pause and think about what I want for myself in future opportunities. I am no longer restricted in thinking that there is only one way to approach a career. If you are thinking about a life of consulting, Lisa's book provides answers to the questions that you don't even know to ask yet.
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