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Wednesday, July 27, 2005


I'm so excited! I got a call from a potential client a few minutes ago and had a really interesting conversation. According to the Director of Compliance (DOC) that I spoke with, their company is in the process of expanding and is looking to hire a consulting team to come in and create an assessment to measure their organizational structure, leadership style, corporate vision/goals, policies, and procedures.

Finally a chance to put my graduate degree to use! It was exciting to finally talk to someone who understood the importance of going through a systematic process. Starting with a proper needs assessment; taking the time to develop the appropriate methodology; creating a timeline for actual implementation; carefully documenting results; presenting the findings to management and hopefully getting buy-in to implement suggested recommendations.

I was actually giddy about the fact that while the DOC knew what she was talking about, she was very open to hearing my approach and input. For the first time I actually felt an adrenaline rush as we discussed goals, timelines, budgets, processes and expected results.

Working for an HR/OD consulting firm for the last 2 years has not been bad. But OD is such a misunderstood field and certainly often overlooked in corporate budgets - so largely I've been involved with working with clients that need compliance training or outplacement. As part of a boutique firm, I've even had to do my fair share of sales/marketing/administrative tasks. No complaints really - but this is a chance to really focus on Org. Effectiveness and Change Management!

Of course it would be icing on the cake to actually get the account! Wouldn't that be something to blog about? But for now, I'm just glad to have something exciting to work on! :)


Sareet said...

That sounds wonderful! Hope it works out for you!

jol said...

Can you really do all that? But as I know you truly well, I will answer my own question: You can do it.

Anonymous said...

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CUBBY said...

congrats! you so deserev it.. and finally you can show them how good you really are! i am happy for you and i do hope and pray that you will get the account.. but no doubt, you'd get it for sure!
By the way, your entries makes Blog so much fun! you really write and express your thoughts well:) I can't wait for your next entry!

Joanne said...

Thanks for the kind words! Even if 3 of the comments are from my family (therefore slightly biased) and one is from Sareet, who I've known only quite recently -I'm still basking in the glow of your compliments and well wishes! :)

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