The Rewards of Consulting Work

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.