Georgina King, Senior Consultant

An interview to discover what a day in the life of a Wavestone Senior Consultant looks like

What does a normal day look like for you as a Senior Consultant at Wavestone?

I tend to work from home, so for me a normal day starts off with my commute to the office otherwise known as the second bedroom via the coffee shop, aka the kitchen. I normally start work between 7:30-8:00 to plan my day and catch up on emails before my daily stand-up call at 8:30, after this no two days at the same in the life of a consultant. Currently I am on a longer engagement therefore I have several regular tasks; I have weekly programme meetings on a Monday and a Thursday presenting to varying stakeholders, we host workshops to gather requirements, meet suppliers to compare and explore solutions and then there is data. Data collection, cleansing and analysis. Alongside this a large part of my role as a senior consultant involves working with various other companies including, current and potential suppliers to the client, other consultancies working within the client as well as future clients for Wavestone. 

Wavestone has a big culture for getting involved with internal projects as well. For me this consists of being part of our “All Hands” team for the UK office, I co-run coffee roulette where we randomly match you with another member of the UK team and the two of you can expense a coffee and have a catch-up, I am a member of our FinOps practice and most recently I am training to become our new staffing co-ordinator which will be an exciting new venture.   

What are the most exciting aspects of your role?

The most exciting aspect of my role is the people. I have the opportunity to work with people all over the world from a variety of industries. This means that I am constantly learning and allows me to be involved in different types of engagements.  

This continues into the Wavestone culture.  At Wavestone we host charity days where you spend the day volunteering alongside internal events such as our Wavestone bridges event where you can learn more about other areas of the business. This continues to the annual ski trip and monthly socials.  

What's your most memorable Wavestone experience?

It is easy to get caught up working evenings and weekends when working for a global company with global clients. Wavestone set up a day in London at an external venue where we spent the day offline discussing a healthy work life balance and the importance of taking adequate breaks. Although at first glance this can seem like a simple thing, this has stuck as one of my most memorable experiences at Wavestone because it helped show the importance Wavestone places on their employee’s wellbeing.

Very importantly, what is your favourite lunch spot near the office?

I normally bring my own lunch into the office, however if I am stuck for time, you can get B Bagel delivered to the office where I would recommend trying their Fried Egg Bagel or their Hot Salt Beef Bagel!   

How did you get into the technology consulting industry?

After completing my degree in business and finance I joined a Digital Consulting graduate scheme as a Junior Consultant, here I worked up to a senior consultant before moving to Wavestone. When I first joined my graduate scheme, I did not have a strong technical background but instead I was great at working with a variety of people and was willing to learn. I joined a cloud centre of excellence and got learning about the industry and technologies, here I found my interest in FinOps, combining my finance knowledge with my new role and learning. From here rest spiralled, I gained confidence and knowledge in a range of technologies working with some great colleagues who supported my journey leading clients in their technical transformations.  

What would you do (career-wise) if you were not in this current job?

I would work as nutritionist and person trainer. Alongside I would love to open a Macronutrient friendly café down by the beach, where you can tailor your meal to suit your macronutrient split to meet your current needs. This is something that I am passionate about and who wouldn’t want to work by the beach every day?  

What advice would you give to prospective candidates who may be interested in joining Wavestone?

Firstly, to be yourself, that way you will be much more confident and comfortable during the interview process.  Then I would advise to be open and willing to learn, no two projects are the same, so having the ability to apply knowledge to different scenarios and learn new information is key. Finally, I would advise to do some research on Wavestone, find our what areas we work in most interest you and prepare some questions around them, this will be a good conversation starter and show you have invested some time into Wavestone  

What does success mean to you?

Success to me is a happy client and creating a positive impact.

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