But for me, I felt there had to be more. I wanted to not just advise clients as an outsider but help them grow their businesses from the inside. I took a risk and jumped ship into the commercial world.
There, I got a real taste of business and – after a few years of bluster and bravado – I decided to get serious about it. I undertook an MBA from a B-school that charged me a small fortune and cost me most of my hair. But I loved it; it opened up my world.
I leveraged it to get an interview at a global brand agency that changed my life forever. For the first time in my career, I found myself doing work that was both strategic and creative. It was profoundly interesting and deeply satisfying. I never looked back.