Adam, thinking back to your adolescence was there a particular job you dreamed of doing when you grew up?
I was fascinated by aircrafts when I was a child and always prepared to run outside when I heard an aircraft passing overhead. I was also envious of a good friend’s older brother who was an aerospace engineer for Bombardier Inc. and shared stories / work experiences with us. When traveling, I was that child who popped his head into the flight deck and asked to meet the pilot. I was convinced that I wanted to be a pilot.
Choosing to complete an Executive MBA is a big consideration. After reviewing the various masters’ programs available, why did you choose to enroll in the Telfer Executive MBA Program?
The Telfer Executive MBA program provides the opportunity for professionals from various business sectors that possess diverse professional competencies to work in a collaborative environment and share their experiences through group learning. Also, I believe that the Telfer Executive MBA program will empower my ability to understand enterprise level objectives, challenges and complexities within business sectors where I have not had any exposure – i.e. health, banking, financial management, telecommunications, etc. The program will compliment my core competencies and further progress my complex problem solving capabilities through the program case studies, research projects and the experience shared through my peers. I believe the program will contribute to the progression of my career by enabling entrance into new business sectors and through the advanced executive level thinking and decision making skills that I will be taught.
Adam, what qualities do you admire in a mentor? Do you have someone who you consider a strong mentor or leader within your life?
I have been very fortunate to have been coached by two mentors in my life. The key attributes of these mentors that I admire and appreciate include: (a) taking a personal interest in mentoring; (b) interest in sharing expertise, knowledge and lessons learned; (c) believing that a positive outlook and attitude will lead to success. These mentors continue to be instrumental to my personal and professional success. Throughout my career, I have gained business, management and technical experience through many interesting consulting projects. These experiences assisted in my personal and professional development, building on my abilities to demonstrate strong leadership, planning and organizational qualities both independently and through synergistic team-work to successful delivery on client engagements.