Emma joins our summer programme mid-way through her career change journey and will be applying her skills and experience from management consulting to _Social Starters and the world of social entrepreneurship.
I am incredibly excited to be starting the _Social Starters summer programme because I am midway through an exciting career transition into working in social impact from management consulting.
Driven by helping organisations to deliver successful changes, improve their operations and transition to new ways of working, it is no surprise that I have been a Management Consultant for 13 years! I really enjoy what I do but a recent trip around the world and career change course made me realise that I care deeply about organisations that create deep social impact and lasting changes. Therefore, I had to find a way to work 100% in this space!
My focus is always on creating positive sustainable change, with people at the heart of the transformation. My specialisms include: mission and vision creation, business planning, portfolio/ programme and project management, operational improvements, setting up reporting structures and cultural change management.
I could help support an early stage start-up through a variety of ways including: conducting an end to end business review to help them identify priority areas for improvement and help them to create a development/ growth plan from the findings or I could offer them targeted support to help review and develop their business model, strategy or marketing strategy. I have a very versatile skill set, so I would be willing to support emerging and priority areas as per the requirements of the venture.
I currently volunteer one day a week in Hackney, advising social enterprise organisations and with over six months’ experience, I am hooked! Seeing the direct impact to the beneficiaries you have helped is extremely rewarding and I really believe that social enterprises are the business model of the future.
Outside of work, my curious nature leads me to explore London, countries and cultures of the world, museums, art galleries and exhibitions. I am an amateur travel photographer and blogger and I am learning Spanish. To relax, I practice yoga and meditation and I enjoy cooking too!
I am really looking forward to growing and developing as part of the _Social Starters summer programme, delivering great work and connecting with everyone in this community!
You can learn more about how a placement with _Social Starters could support you on your career transition on our next Autumn programme HERE.
You can also join us at our next Grow Your Purpose Driven Network event in London on Thursday 24th May. More details HERE…