Self-employed, looking to transition from consulting to full time work.
Channel Partner Innovators (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 14 February 2017
I started CPi i 2008 and found my experience consulting to the IBM channel highly rewarding. In recent years, IBM has transitioned much of it's funding away from channel partners which has negatively impacted my business. While I have transitioned my work to other vendors, revenues have been unstable as channels are in a state of transition (much of the focus is on "recruitment" of partners rather than transforming them).
Seasonal Photographer/Salesperson (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 20 April 2012
- During the Christmas season, the studio becomes extremely busy and is filled with clients whose ages range from two weeks old to 90 years old. - Being both a photographer and a salesperson, I had to multitask and juggle both tasks as my co-workers were often busy with other clients. - After a 30-45 minute photo-session with the clients, I would digitally edit the photos and then present the edited photos, allowing the clients to choose from a variety of designs, sizes, colours, etc. - What I learned from this position is that time is of the essence. Time management is absolutely essential and deadlines are extremely important (i.e. If one photo session, editing session or sales pitch is prolonged, the appointments for the remaining clients are postponed, resulting in the entire team to fall behind on the scheduled appointments) - This position has taught me to take initiative and help my co-workers when they required it most.