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What I do is like putting puzzles together. I get to be creative by figuring out which pieces go where. I constantly feel like I’m making an impact, so my creative juices keep flowing.
Senior Finance Consultant: Chicago
What is your role on Salo projects?
I help people who feel that they are in over their head. I’m the one who throws the life jacket. I bring calm to their chaos. I’ll take the extra step, do a deep dive, and present all my findings in a visually compelling way.
What do you love about being an employee of Salo?
The connections that we have as Salo consultants. We are a part of a community. As an independent consultant, you often feel like you don’t belong anywhere. Salo makes sure you do belong. There are people to help you, train you and develop you. You have a connection here.
What is it about your work as a consultant that you find inspiring?
What I do is like putting puzzles together. I get to be creative by figuring out which pieces go where and how to analyze things. I constantly feel like I’m making an impact, so my creative juices keep flowing. I can pick a report or two reports that look different and figure out how they go together. You need creative ability for that. I love to keep going and think of different ways to analyze data.
What qualities make for a good consultant?
You definitely want to change, move and be able to adapt to different environments. You have to be a lifetime learner, and that means being okay with re-learning things. And at Salo, you have a network of people you can talk to who have different skills you can rely on. You’re not out on a limb by yourself.
What else do you love to do?
I work closely with my church, particularly with a group of girls which we call G4. It’s a mentor group where the girls come every third Saturday, and we teach them how to speak, proper etiquette, how to deal with bullies, mental health concerns, and peer pressure. We work, but we also have a lot of fun.