Management ConsultantHow did you get interested in what you do? What advice was available to you when you chose this career direction?
Always wanted to pursue an international career with different challenges and meeting (engaging with) different people all the time
What was your journey to reach the role you are in today?
Journey was not to plan for a specific career but to create a wide base of opportunities within my areas of interest to allow me to choose in the future – i.e. international organisations, different cultures, etc. – all pursued through international schools, the International Baccalaureate, and continuing to study programmes like International Relations
Talk me through a day in your life... what sorts of things would it involve?
Fairly supportive of anything I wanted to pursueWhat advice would you give to someone interested in your career?
It is not a career for those who look for stability, certainty, and guidance, and requires personal flexibility, a high degree of personal integrity and being comfortable in areas of unfamiliarity
What other directions could you go in /work in within your field other than the job you have chosen?
Majority of management consultants end up working either as executives in a specific industry of choice, pursuing entrepreneurial paths, or – because of the continuous learning process and flexibility required by occupation – tend to make even greater “leaps” in career paths to completely different starts in life (not being worried about not being able to do it)
If there is anything you have not covered about your area of expertise, please feel free to add here.
There is no definitive role description for a management consultant, and the tasks will vary from one environment to another, and from one project to another – however that is what is most appealing about the career; many negative and positive comments have been made about the management consultant but at the same time, many value the insights and experience they bring to businesses and particularly individuals – the best management consultant is one that shares his or her knowledge and does not guard it like some golden possession