“Knowing what is the water cooler conversation like [is important]. You might not learn it immediately, but you have got to pay to attention it.”
Quick Wins interview with Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew, a senior executive in the public sector, seasoned consultant, and author of 2 books, Ready for a Revolution: 30 Days to Jolt Your Life and Rules of Engagement: Making Connections. In this interview, Dr. Booker-Drew shares her own career journey and then breaks down what a toxic work cultures and how to best manage workplace conflicts.
In this Where are They Now? episode, Christie interviews Jonathan, now a Senior Vice President at a global marketing firm and a former consulting colleague with the brand of a rockstar. Jonathan shares stories of his career journey and how he transitioned from the media & entertainment industry into consulting and back into the music industry.
Jonathan also discusses a myriad of topics including:
Moving from Virginia to NYC to Los Angeles and living differences between the various cities.
Genesis of shareholder value as a strategic priority in corporations and its impact on organizational cultures.
Things to consider when deciding to pursue an MBA and how to get a free education.
Realities of firing a client that compromises integrity and values.
Becoming a trusted advisor for your client and Jonathan’s definition of a great consultant.
Hacks to get promoted quickly as a newbie in a consulting firm.
In career dilemma segment of the show, Christie and Jonathan gives advice on how to manage conflicts and build relationships with a difficult client.