Wish I Knew . . .

#49 Mirko Hilsheimer - Big 4 German Partner / Get the basics right / Creating Awareness / China Decision / Todays choices are tomorrows obligations

April 26, 2022 Gary Nowak Season 1 Episode 49
Wish I Knew . . .
#49 Mirko Hilsheimer - Big 4 German Partner / Get the basics right / Creating Awareness / China Decision / Todays choices are tomorrows obligations
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 I am so grateful to my guest Mirko Hilsheimer coming to us from Germany and providing some genuine advice, sharing of his experience and giving me great perspective throughout our conversation.


Career Background:

  • Started off in mechanical engineering, then an international business admin degree
  • MBA in Strategic Market from Sheffield Business school in the UK
  • Solid consulting background with:
     
    • Nearly 4 years at PwC
    • Over 17 years with KPMG in Germany & China

Highlights:

  •  Job at 14 to get a better bike (I can totally relate)
  • Proud of 3 degrees?
  • Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday
  • Figuring out what to do in your 20's
     
    • 3 pieces of Great advice / Talk to people
    • Follow your gut do what you believe in / Don't be too rationale
  • What he looks for in a candidate for consulting
  • Walking through the decades
  • Getting the basics right
  • Loving connections in Consulting
  • Big blue knocking him out of PwC
  • Diversity in Consulting
  • #1 thing a good consultant should be doing
  • Communication in the younger generation and connections
  • What Mirko does well
  • Sharing success
  • His CHRO role, fantastic
  • Being in the people business
  • Creating awareness of leadership and importance of people
  • Great setback story with a positive outcome
  • Reaching out for personal feedback
  • Giving feedback today, 
  • His China decision
  • Great advice discussion
  • Awesome consulting story