I've always been drawn to roles where I've been able to do lots of different jobs, at different times, and in different places. I've been fortunate that the jobs I've had have been very varied from the start, but also that I've been able to develop things so that variety becomes the standard. It's helped me to stay in my roles for a good length of time, and also helped the organisations I've worked for to diversify. Win win.
Now that I am working for myself, that variety is still crucial to me. It's one of the main reasons for making the switch, and something I don't want to lose sight of. Outside of my consultancy work, I will be continuing my writing, obsession with food and food history, research and academic presentations. I'm hoping that I will be fortunate enough to get involved with a variety of clients in my consultancy role too.
The clients and contracts (yes, plural!) I have so far meet my brief. They are jobs I want to do, working with people I want to support, working to make a real difference. This is important to me. It's also important that I maintain contact with other 'peers' and not become isolated 'working alone'.
To bring even more variety my way, and to help me to remain 'connected' I am delighted to have been asked to join Wren & Greyhound as an Associate Consultant. I've long admired Graeme and his work, and can't wait to get started on some really interesting jobs together.
The quest for variety brings with it the need to be a skilled juggler. You're unlikely to see me with balls, clubs or flaming torches, but juggling is something I've done all my career. If you're looking to develop more variety in your organisation, or perhaps you have been dropping some of the balls lately, maybe I can help.
HI, I'm Kevin and Third Quarter is my Consultancy. Follow my adventures here...