Harsha Almad, managing director – Accenture in India, reflects on her pulsating consulting career and traveling the world.
My heart was bursting with excitement.
It was the fall of 2007. Dressed in my favorite trench coat and holding a magnificent orange suitcase, I waited for my taxi to arrive and take me to JFK airport in New York.
It was the moment I waited for since college: my first-ever business trip as a consultant.
As a young consultant settled in the Big Apple, travel was the coolest thing about my job. And here I was, on my way to build a transformational change program. I felt like a super girl on a mission!
As the years flew by, I went on to travel the world and lead large-scale transformation programs for our clients in the energy, Health & Public Service and Retail industries.
Consulting helped me develop professionally and personally. It instilled an extraordinary amount of discipline in me, exposed me to a variety of cultural experiences and helped me gain a breadth of experience across multiple clients and industries.