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A Day in the Life of Julie

Julie is a Management Consultant at Trenegy, currently working on a finance organization alignment project in the Mile-High City (Denver, Colorado).

 

Julie5:45-5:50 AM
My alarm goes off.

5:50-6:00 AM
My alarm goes off again and this time I actually get up!

6:00-6:45 AM
I lace up my running shoes and hit the pavement of downtown Denver. I only contemplated calling Uber twice during this run to take me back to the hotel… we will call this a win.

6:45-7:30 AM
I arrive back at the hotel on foot energized and ready to conquer the day.

7:30-7:45 AM
I meet up with the Trenegy team in the lobby of the Crawford Hotel to grab breakfast and make the 5-minute commute through LODO (Lower Downtown).

7:45-8:00 AM
I arrive at the client’s office and open up my email to read the Skimm while enjoying my morning coffee.

8:00-8:30 AM
I’m now fully awake and informed on what is happening in the world. I check my to-do list from yesterday and see what action items are still outstanding. Once I have a grasp on my agenda for the day, I heads out of the project room on the 3rd floor to follow up with the client.

8:30-9:00 AM
I walk through the doors on the 10th floor where I’m momentarily distracted when I look out the window and see the beautiful Rocky Mountains (This view never gets old). Back on track, I go to the client’s office and meet with him about an outstanding action item that is needed for data model workshop next week.

9:00-11:00 AM
I return to the project room on the 3rd floor and works on pulling the data model together for the workshop next week.

11:00-12:00 AM
I realize its Trenegy’s lunch time and I poll the team on which delicious lunch spot we will try today. After much deliberation, the team walks down the street to eat at Honor Society (a go to favorite lunch spot).

12:00-1:00 PM
I arrive back to the office and prepare for a meeting with the pricing team to discuss pricing performance metrics for the data model. I’m excited for this meeting because the pricing lead is as optimistic for the finance transformation project as I am. It is so refreshing when the client is as excited as the consultant to work towards an efficient and effective future state.

1:00-2:30 PM
The pricing team walks in and I begin discussing the current financial metric that have already been collected and verifies the definitions and calculations. The group then starts discussing what metrics are missing in the current state of the organization and all the different ways they want to capture each metric.

2:30-3:00 PM
After a successful meeting with the pricing team, I decide it’s time for the daily Starbucks run. I grab my project team and head down the block to get an iced coffee.

3:00-3:30 PM
Once back and fully caffeinated, I jump on a call with the Baylor Business Career Management office. Trenegy is dedicated to hiring the best and the brightest, so obviously I contact my alma mater to coordinate the upcoming campus visit for the career fair (Sic’em).

3:30-5:30 PM
I meet with my project team for a status update. We discuss the outstanding items for this week and make a game plan for the workshop next week. Once the workshop is planned, I begin working on the deck to facilitate the discussion for the workshop.

5:30 PM
I check my to-do list one more time and make sure I’m on track. I reflect on the activities of the day and all the progress that has been made in the last 8 weeks. I’m reminded yet again how lucky I am to be working on such a great client in such a great city. I pack up my laptop and head back to the hotel to recharge and get ready for dinner with the team.