To my repertoire of skills and knowledge I can add a solid chunk of life experience. I have had a number of life changes and challenges, have celebrated successes and suffered set-backs.
For example I have mastered working, living and studying in different cultures.
I have dealt with managing career and motherhood (here I refined my time management, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, while maintaining a sense of humour!). I have undertaken consulting, training, coaching and teaching assignments within different cultural contexts, managed teams and dealt with conflict situations, and (more that one) difficult manager.
As a sole operator I make sure to maintain a large network of professional friends and associations, visit conferences, attend workshops and seminars. This gives me inspiration and insights, keeps up my skill set and challenges me to review my processes and approaches – sometimes even forcing me to take up a coaching session to change my focus when needed!
I maintain high levels of transparency on the cost and effort involved in any project that I am engaged in and review these with my clients on a regular basis.