I started this blog to share my ideas, knowledge and inspirations around BI, consulting, people management, technical skills, and anything and everything to do with what it means to be successful in business today. I hope you can use them no matter what industry you work in. If you learnt something from my posts, and if you like them please share on Facebook or LinkedIn so that a colleague or a friend who needs some advice (or a laugh) can get something out of it too.
After more over a decade studying and working in law in the UK, I found myself overworked, underpaid and burnt out. I impulsively quit my short lived and much hated job in a law firm, started working in Financial Crime as an analyst and learnt to program, later taking a job as a business intelligence consultant.
After a steep learning curve, nights studying SAS and SQL, and long days on client site on high pressure projects I learnt that it takes courage, strength, patience and good observation skills if you want to do more than just get by, but become the best at selling and promoting the brand that is “you”.
Nobody really sat me down to teach me what it means to sell yourself and that I was often underselling myself through things like being humble or quietly getting on with things. I learnt that I was not happy “fitting in with the crowd”. I didn’t want to be just another analyst that could be replaced tomorrow and no one would miss them. Instead, I would be myself and bring my personality along to client meetings.
Today I have the confidence to be loud, proud and opinionated. Hopefully I can inspire someone to be themselves more, or help them achieve the best version of themselves. Or maybe I can at least amuse you with my thoughts for 5 minutes while you drink your morning coffee 🙂