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Hi Eric, what kind of work do you do at the firm? A few specific personal examples of cases you’ve worked on might help. Thanks for doing this!

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WOW, that may deserve a long answer! In the past 12 months, I have done digital strategy work for a leading CPG, global strategy and operating model design for another leading CPG, DTC strategy, growth strategy & investor day prep for a leading advertising agency, global strategy for a leading mobility player looking at future impact of autonomous vehicle and other new tech, a couple DDs, pro bono work for 3 startups, etc.

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Sounds awesome. Very different from stereotypical ops work. Thanks Eric 😃

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Eric, why are you so awesome! I love how positive and passionate you are! I can feel your energy through your answers and they make me smile (read: feel good) 😂

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I know some firms have programs to work with independent consulting talent (PwC FTN, Deloitte Open Talent Community, etc.). Will ATK be starting a similar program in the future?

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Hey Eric. How do you make work life balance work for you ?

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Hi Eric, so great to see your other replies. Have you had to overcome any big obstacle in your career? Recently changed countries and feel overwhelmed with trying to build a new network from scratch.

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Hi Eric,

I got staffed on a project and have been pretty idle at the client site... Advice for asking for and getting work?

Thanks for doing this btw!

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Hi guys! You are asking great questions! This bowl was supposed to start tomorrow and I already saw and tried to answer over 60 questions. I enjoy it a lot! 😀 Hope you find this useful.

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Are you hiring? I want to work with happy people too!

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Hi Eric! How much does someone like you make a year?

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Best advice for gaining client trust and buy in? Particularly early on in an engagement where they’re resistant and really aren’t receptive to change/having you out there?

How to establish rapport?

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Hi Eric, what is your advice and tips on maintaining the connections (internal and client) that we build through our projects as we work in different geographies and industries over the years.

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