Each month one of our incredible consultants is “chosen to” receive recognition because they truly embody our core values—Accountability, Partnership, Drive, Curiosity, and Transparency—with their clients and our consultant community. I get the honor of asking them a few fun questions beyond their daily work deliverables! Meet Brad Truswell, our January consultant of the month.
Q: What is your go-to Karaoke song?
A: The trick to Karaoke is to convince everyone else they should karaoke while you endlessly search for a song to sing. The goal is to keep searching long enough that you never sing. When this inevitably fails and you are forced to sing, the most important thing is to pick a song within your vocal range and ability. That’s why I always go with something by Whitney Houston or Christina Aguilera.
Q: What’s your primary assignment all about?
A: I am an operations subject matter expert for my client and my work includes budget management, compliance, logistics, co-marketing, and ownership of key metrics (such as partner influenced pipeline and customer adds).
Q: From what location do you work (Mostly home? Mostly client site? Blend?)
A: I work in a home office most days. I think what I found most surprising is that I am more productive without distractions and can use time I would otherwise be using to commute to keep working a little longer to finish a project.
Q: What is the # 1 thing that you like about Projectline?
A: I appreciate that Projectline is very supportive of its employees. There is a very consistent theme of community and helping employees build a better personal brand.
Q: What do you love about working with your client?
A: Change. As the needs of the business evolves, I enjoy lending a helping hand to guide the change. We learn from our past and can keep what continues to work and build anew when the old model no longer applies. Every year is different and brings different challenges.
Q: What is your #1 expertise if people want to reach out to you for advice? (work or non-work)
A: I recently saw a slide that described my work role as ‘here there be dragons’ to imply that I am who you turn to if you don’t know how to solve a problem. I like to think that my greatest skill is that I can think through situations and ask the right questions that need to be answered to solve the problem. I may not always know an answer, but I confidently feel I can lead you to that answer.
Q: In honor of your being Consultant of the Month, we would like to donate $250 in your name to the organization of your choice! Which organization would you like us to donate to?
A: Multiple System Atrophy Coalition. My mother died of MSA in 2011. Multiple Symptom Atrophy is not well-known and is in the Parkinsonism family of brain disorders (characterized by tremors and the eventual inability to move). It is a truly awful disorder and treatments are solely focused on reducing the symptoms.
I’m personally impressed with the dedication our consultants have to their work, but also to the wider world. If you know someone like this, please tell them about Projectline Services and point them to our career page. We are always hiring!