I am responsible for the internal Finance and Admin at The Poirier Group, a role that has grown significantly in my time here both in volume and complexity.
Fate must have been a factor in getting into my role at TPG several years ago. I was not looking for work at the time as I was just finishing up a role with a client that had been bought out and was considering retirement from my freelance work when TPG called me. I wasn’t aware that my resume was still out there. I did not have any experience with the consulting industry at the time but on the first meeting with David, I was intrigued by the challenge and aligned with the values that I could feel matter to the growth of this company
I’ve learned what it is that consultants do. The only knowledge I had was of consultants going into a company and cutting headcount to save money. I’ve learned that at TPG that is the last resort in helping our clients manage change, growth and improve performance. I have learned that there is so much more to what we do to help companies achieve success. We ultimately work side by side with our clients, making a welcome difference to their business.
That is an ever-present struggle, I’m in the sandwich generation where I am taking care of both my children and my elderly parents, but also at the time in my life where I can put my career in drive mode. I make time for my family by working part-time in the office and grow my career by being included daily activities of the business, enabled by my ability to work remotely. Technology has made this possible. I commit to my well being by making exercise part of my daily routine and that certainly helps manage stress.
Working with a team of like-minded, value-driven people that I can call my friends and family not just co-workers has been my favourite part of working in this organization. There is truly a special feel to the atmosphere and environment I work in. Everyone works together to help each other and the business grow. This feeling gets passed on to our clients and makes me proud to be a part of it all.