Is that the light at the end of the tunnel…or is it just a train? Many people have said these words or had this thought, but until you feel it for yourself, it is just a funny saying.
For several years, and through multiple jobs, many of my close friends (and those co-workers who bridged the gap from co-worker to colleague) have encouraged me to consult. They ask me things like, “why are you here? Why are you doing this? You should go out on your own. You would be great at helping companies solve their problems. Oh and also…please take me with you!!!” A nice compliment but always a tenuous venture to consider. My career trajectory so far has been a series of upward transitions in companies where I succeeded at what they hired me to do, so they gave me more responsibility. New responsibilities were often outside of my comfort zone or area of expertise, but I am smart, determined, and successful, so these accomplishments led to more responsibilities…and so it goes. Does this sound like your journey, too?
I am happiest when I am able to come into a situation where something is broken, is moving slowly, is dysfunctional, is ineffective, is not getting the right results, or does not even yet exist. I have a unique ability to create or improve programs and processes, in order to turn them into something successful, profitable, engaging, and exciting. Well-oiled machines are simply boring to me. Who wants to sit at the sound board and manage the dials? (Unless you are a sound engineer, respect!) Give me a situation where there needs to be an urgent fix because I love to analyze, prescribe, and implement strategies that work!
Because of that constant and continual encouragement, coupled with my passion for fixing…I am ready to enter into the consulting realm, but we need a netter name because the term consultant often has negative connotations. Anyone who has ever paid more than they wanted for less than they deserved, blames it on the ‘consultant’. (And I understand why…I’ve seen it before, too). So how about we just say…influencer. It sounds better than management mercenary, right?
I’m pleased to announce the formation of Shawn Storer Strategic Solutions. As an influencer, I can help you with any of your needs in so many areas of expertise. I specialize in a broad range of strategic solutions for your organization and offer expertise in: Culture; Strategy; Learning & Development; Human Resources; Recruitment; Talent Management; Operations; Contact Center; Sales; Customer Experience; Keynote; Guest Speaking; and more!
If you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, if you realized the light is a train, or if you just need to dig your own tunnel…call me. I’m here to help!