Meet the consultant…
Eilis Garton-Marrows, Assistant Consultant
1. How did you go from a career in events to the world of change management?
You could say that working in events was the perfect introduction to a career in change management – it was where I discovered my love for helping clients to realise their vision.
The skills and experiences I acquired during my career in events were a perfect fit for consulting and were what drew me to change management and to Entec Si more specifically.
2. What does a day in the life of an Assistant Consultant look like?
My days are very varied, so it’s hard to say exactly what they might entail from one week to the next!
Being an Assistant Consultant involves coordinating projects during all its phases, ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget. It requires excellent attention to detail whilst being organised and taking a logical approach to tasks.
3. What key skills from your experience in events have you been able to apply to a consultancy career?
If there’s one thing that change management and events management have in common, it’s that they’re both very fast-paced careers. Given the evolving nature of consulting, it’s important to be flexible and adaptable, especially when working across various projects at the same time.
Being a people person is also essential for fostering and maintaining relationships with stakeholders.
4. What was your first impression of Entec Si?
Entec Si’s close-knit culture really did shine through from the get-go! I was most impressed with the Entec Si’s unique ‘blended teams’ approach to project delivery. Encouraging and supporting our clients through change is at the heart of what we do.
5. Best thing about working at Entec Si?
Above all, I appreciate how Entec Si places an emphasis on development, supporting people’s growth both personally and professionally. For someone just starting out in their consulting career, this is what stands out the most!
6. What does your ideal weekend look like?
I’d say becoming a homeowner has shifted what my ultimate weekend looks like; currently it’s countless trips to B&Q or other houseware shops!
7. Next major life goal?
Early next year I will be embarking on the journey of motherhood! Something I’ve always dreamed about, and although daunting, I’m so excited to bring a new life into the world.
Published: Nov 12, 2021
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