This week, we are proud to share James Williams’ story.
James joined Sendero in our Dallas office in 2018. He earned his undergraduate degree in Piano Performance at Texas A&M and earned an MBA and Masters in Arts Administration at Southern Methodist University. James is currently working in a Project Management role in the healthcare industry and also serves as a member of Sendero’s Video Marketing Committee.
We sat down with James to ask him a little bit about his experience as an Analyst at Sendero.
Any prior experience before joining Sendero?
I did not have much formal business experience before coming to Sendero. My career was mainly in classical and collaborative piano performance. I ate, slept, drank, taught and practiced piano. After years of doing that I began to wonder what else might be out there. About that time I discovered that I had a real passion for business. Eventually, I went back to school and got my MBA, and landed my first role at Sendero.
What led you to Sendero?
Senior Manager, Sean Sims. At the time, I had known him for a couple of years, and he was someone I really respected. When it came time to look for jobs post grad work, I knew I wanted to go into consulting. Based on my hobbies, interest and personality my career advisors at SMU were all encouraging me to look into this local company called Sendero. After the third or fourth coach brought it up, I decided to reach out to Sean who I remembered worked here. We chatted, It felt like a good fit so I applied.
What stands out to you about Sendero?
The people add a level of value to the work that can sometimes be under-acknowledged. Going to work with great people, collaborating with great people and growing with great people has been a blessing that I could never have anticipated having before I applied and started.
What has been your favorite part about being a consultant?
Learning new things. I never could have imagined two years ago that I would be so knowledgeable about the specific set of things that I have worked on. That has been awesome!
What is something that you learned during Analyst training that has stuck with you?
Having a framework for better delegation of duties was something I picked up in my recent trainings. During my last project, I was asked to lead a small team, and I was just not the most prolific delegator. Having a framework to think about that topic more objectively is something I will take with me going forward.
Tell us about your favorite project role thus far. Why was it your favorite?
So far, I have enjoyed my Project Management role at the healthcare client I am currently staffed at. Why? Well, the speed that things happen has been something I have found exciting. Also, the role itself is more dynamic and I seem to respond that in a positive way.