They wanted me to create a consulting practice that would form the basis of their competitive aspirations in Toronto. Me. Not somebody from a rival consulting firm, not an executive with 20 years of experience. They were willing to take a risk and let me take the wheel to develop the practice and compete against the IBMs and Deloittes of the world.
Of course I said yes and here we are today, determined to make a real difference in North America!
- Creation and sustained growth of a new business line for Amaris in a new region of the world.
- Talent acquisition and management of consultants with an 'intrapeneur' mindset.
- P&L Management and development of unique offers.
- Working with business lines around the world to develop and deliver concentrated, consistent offers for multinational clients.
Today we are mostly working in data analytics, mobile development, predictive analytics, digital transformation, and enterprise mobility & security.
I was waitlisted. By then, it was too late to apply to other programs. The plan I had foreseen quickly turned into ashes before my eyes.
I think it's really easy to get stuck in the kind of thinking where only the thing directly in front of you is present in your mind. Whether it be failing a job interview, a first date, a competition, it's really easy to feel like you absolutely blew your one and only shot of success. But if there was that first shot, there will inevitably be another. Focusing too hard on one opportunity just makes you lose perspective. How do you know if it's your dream job if you haven't seen what other jobs look like?
Amaris is an independent, international Technologies and Management Consulting Group. Created in 2007, Amaris is already established in over 50 countries and supports more than 750 clients worldwide throughout their project's lifecycle. Our expertise covers five areas of innovation: Business and Management, Information Technologies, Engineering and High Technologies, Telecommunications and Biotech and Pharma. With more than 65 offices across the world, the Group offers proximity support to its clients in all their locations and many opportunities of international careers for employees.
In 2018, Amaris aims to reach a turnover of 260 million euros, 5000 employees and to develop its workforces with the anticipation of a further 2000 new job openings. We expect to triple our workforce within the next few years and reach a leading international position in independent consulting.