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Ariel Cadby-Spicer, Senior Consultant
What do you do in your day-to-day role?
As a consultant, my day-to-day tasks can vary. I am often working on several client projects simultaneously, so I prepare and demonstrate system functionality to various stakeholders and make configuration changes based on their decisions. Usually I have various calls throughout the day to facilitate Discovery or Prototype Workshops, host project-specific status calls, or troubleshoot any issues that may arise as clients are testing their systems. I also sometimes travel to client locations to train them on how to use their new systems.
What skills does your current job require? How have you mastered those skills?
My current job requires the ability to stay organized, manage my time effectively, and communicate clearly. Managing simultaneous implementations has taught me how to keep detailed documentation of decisions made and action items identified, as well as how to prioritize my own competing tasks. When I first started working at Educe Group, I took copious notes on every call I was on and every document I received and asked for feedback after doing an activity I had not done before. This strategy helped me internalize implementation processes and client needs and gave me the tools to hone my approach over time.
What advice would you give to others working in Educe Group about how to succeed in the organization?
Being a team player does not go unnoticed. It is never a waste of time to volunteer to take on a task or produce a draft of a deliverable because you gain experience by doing so and it is always appreciated internally. Questions are always welcome at Educe and everyone is more than willing to help to see you succeed. It is never frowned upon to get more information.Learn more about Ariel