EP 021: Career journey of a consultant rockstar featuring Jonathan

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.

Christie & MECE Muse podcast was mentioned in TIME magazine

Jonathan uses SWOT analysis techniques at all times on his projects – learn about it here.

JM Perry Coaching

Music credit:  Ben Sound Lounge

EP 012: Career journey of a consultant rockstar featuring Ron

In this Where are They Now? episode, Christie interviews Ron, a former consulting colleague with the brand of a rockstar. Ron discusses a myriad of topics, shares stories of his career journey, managing resistance, the differences in federal vs commercial consulting, how to choose between becoming an independent consultant, working at mid-tier boutique, or for a large Big 4 consulting firm. Christie and Ron also gives advice to a newbie consultant facing peer pressure drinking on his engagement.

Music credit:  Ben Sound Lounge

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