Find out about Megan
In a nutshell, what does your role involve?
My role is all about organisation. Although every day is different as a consultant, there is a weekly rhythm to my role which allows myself and the team to flourish. Planning, keeping risk logs up to date and constantly checking on the progress of actions is essential to the smooth running of a change programme. My organisational skills help to keep our clients on track with minimal issues along the way.
What are the key skills to being a successful consultant?
I’ve come to realise that there are plenty of transferable skills from being a teacher to being a consultant. Of course, organisation is one of them, but communication is just as important, both written and verbal.
Why Entec Si?
I was a primary school teacher and PE Coordinator for eight years and although I really enjoyed it, the work life balance just wasn’t there for me. When I realised a lot of the skills I had developed through teaching were transferable to change consultancy I started applying for jobs. Most consultancies asked for at least two years’ direct experience in Project Management but fortunately for me, Entec Si noticed my potential and the unique perspective I had to offer, and the rest is history!
When I was researching the company, I remember looking through their website at the time and being amazed at the variety of work they do. Having friends in the same industry, I know I am very fortunate to be in a role that offers work in such a variety of areas. It’s this broad range of work that makes me love my job as much as I do.
Three words to describe Entec Si?
Flexible, hardworking, and caring.
What is your biggest personal goal in life?
My biggest personal goal in life is to go to as many Olympic Games as I can. Growing up, my biggest goal was to become an Olympian! In my early 20s, when I realised that this was no longer a realistic goal, I switched my attention to attending as a spectator instead. I now plan my holidays around attending Olympic Games – making sure I’m there to watch and live vicariously through the success of the incredible athletes. So far, I have been to three different Olympics; Beijing, London and Rio – Covid-19 thwarted my Tokyo plans. I’m planning on following Team GB to Paris in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028.
What is your favourite time of year and why?
Advent. I find I’m in a far better mood throughout the month simply because of eating a morning chocolate from my advent calendar! Christmas time in general is the best time of the year for me. Aside from the chocolates for breakfast, I love the socialising and gift giving. It’s a season of fun and celebration that has stayed just as exciting as from when I was young.
Top piece of advice for someone looking to start their career as a consultant?
My top piece of advice for anyone who is thinking about a career as a consultant is to accept you can’t know it all straight away. Whatever the project is, whoever the client is, it will take time to understand the content and workings of the organisations involved.
I would also say, don’t underestimate the power of an up-to-date action log – there’s nothing better than staying organised.