Wish I Knew . . .

#37 Gareth Chegwidden - Transformation Business Strategy Principle / Spread your wings / why MBA / Experience as much as possible

February 01, 2022 Gary Nowak Season 1 Episode 37
Wish I Knew . . .
#37 Gareth Chegwidden - Transformation Business Strategy Principle / Spread your wings / why MBA / Experience as much as possible
Show Notes

Today you will hear my conversation with a dear friend, colleague and all around great guy Gareth Chegwidden

 

Career Overview

  • Educated in Sydney Australia at Macquarie and University of Technology, Sydney
  • Big 4 experience with Deloitte
  • AMP as head of relationship mngt and portfolio services
  • Adjunct lecturer at University of Sydney going on over 5 years
  • Currently at Telstra at their Transformation business Strategy Principle

 

Highlights

  • Hated being a tutor while in high school
  • Getting a McDonalds sponsorship
  • Being a perfectionist, good advice on managing it
  • Uni part time / full time work, Falling into a dual degree
  • Being on a project with 550 bosses, impacting the entire business
  • Strong beliefs loosely held
  • When is it time to spread your wings
  • Soft skills key to success
     
    • Change Management 
    • Taking the bosses on the journey
  • An all walk of life mentoring perspective
  • Experience as much as possible
  • Getting pulled to an awesome job
  • Why an MBA
  • Building a program affecting 16,000 people