August’s Meet the Team section is dedicated to Karen Ferry, one of our talented, highly motivated, and experienced Senior Consultants.
Tell us about your journey in Xoomworks
I joined Xoomworks 5 years ago, as a Senior Consultant. I have been luckily enough to work on a wide variety of projects across the globe. I work predominantly as a Project Manager across multiple solutions ensuring projects are delivered to the highest quality, within budget, timescales, and scope. I also work as a Change Manager, focusing on the impact of change, aiming to minimise any negative effects and maximise the benefits of organisational change. I am also focusing on the people side of change – identifying the impact on people, getting them ready for change, and handling any resistance to change.
What do you like most about working at Xoomworks?
The people. I appreciate the openness and support of my colleagues and that everyone helps everyone. I also enjoy the variety of work, and that no project is the same.
Are there any projects that you are particularly fond of?
That is a hard question to answer. It is like asking do you have a favorite child – each one has a best bit.
Let’s talk about your team. Who are they and what makes them special?
They are extremely skilled, helpful, and enthusiastic people providing amazing service.
What are your hobbies? What do you like doing in your free time?
I love cycling and swimming. I’ve also just taken up SUP (Stand Up Paddle boarding) and I’m trying to master the skill of staying up right whilst propelling myself along, so my swimming skills are coming in handy for when I lose balance.