Wish I Knew . . .

#32 Kim Huddle - Big 4 MD / Honest and open discussion / "Let it Breathe" / Resilience / The Porsche

December 07, 2021 Gary Nowak Season 1 Episode 32
Wish I Knew . . .
#32 Kim Huddle - Big 4 MD / Honest and open discussion / "Let it Breathe" / Resilience / The Porsche
Show Notes

Welcome to another episode of "Wish I Knew . . . " 

A podcast where I speak with people about their careers focusing on their success, advice, mentoring and listening to interesting stories.

 I'm your host Gary Nowak and today I have a feeling that you are going to find as much inspiration in this episode as in any that I've recorded when you hear from my current guest Kim Huddle.

Career Background:
Growing up in Northern Kentucky
Working at:

  • Non-ferrous foundry
  • Sara Lee as a Brand manager
  • International Paper in IT
  • Tenneco as a Director
  • Exeult
  • Ephinay
  • Equaterra

KPMG as a Managing Director

  • Thomas Moore University education

  

Highlights

 - Early career with many jobs 
- Working at a non-ferrous foundry

  •  Made sewer caps
  •  Gas nozzles

- Sara Lee started the corporate career, moved around a bit
- Having the CEO look out for you, great first story when they met
- Seeing the writing on the wall
- Getting an education, never questioning
- Generalist vs specialist
- Having clients with no employees
- Meeting all kinds of clients personalities to meet the person where they are at
- Failing??
- Getting advice in the moment
- Choke it but let it breathe 
- Excellent mentoring discussion and Reverse mentoring
- Do you like your job, how you can tell if they do or don't
- Role models and how things might have changed
- Going a hundred miles an hour and finding time to read a book
- Taking a company from Red to Black
- Imposter syndrome discussion
- Understanding personalities
- Not stopping after a blue collar job
- Client stories