As this is the holiday season, giving thanks and counting my blessings is on my mind. In my consulting work at Wellspring, these are the things that I am most thankful for:
- My colleagues – Consulting can be mentally and physically challenging work, but when you’re in the trenches with great colleagues, it makes all the difference.
- My clients – With each new project, I delve into a field of work that is entirely new to me, and as each project ends, I am always struck by how invested I am in this new world. It is the passion and dedication of nonprofit leaders that inspire this transformation.
- My interviewees – It’s amazing to me that people are willing to give up an hour of their time to talk with a stranger in order to support our data gathering process. I have been honored to speak with some who are famous world experts and leaders. I am most appreciative.
- Excel – Yes, Excel. I don’t get that thrill opening Word or PowerPoint, but Excel… ah.
- Coffee – Amen.