I’ve been an independent consultant for ten years. During that time I’ve worked mostly in Spain and Latin America, with a short experience in the United States. I’ve had the opportunity to contribute to a large number of projects and to work together with a lot of people from around the world. Working for oneself is hard (uncertainty, long working days, no paid holidays or not holidays at all…) but rewarding (new challenges all the time, a good pay when things go well and flexibility to manage the one own’s agenda). If I had to summarize these ten years, I would say it’s been a great time.
But I’ve come to a point where I felt I needed a change. Being a consultant, it always came the moment when I had to let the project go. Then, the client continued working on it and I started something new for someone else (and I took it to the point where I had to let it go… again). After all these years, I had the need to work in something from the beginning… and then continue developing it over time.
A few months ago, I was hired (again, as a consultant) by the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia. We knew each other because I taught there from 2006 to 2010. I had to help them to plan the university digital transformation. It was a common project: they told me what they had done so far and we worked together identifying all the possibilities, writing the goals, etc. At the end, I delivered my final reports and everything was ready to continue as usual.
But this time was different because they came to the conclusion that they needed someone who could lead the project after my collaboration. They were satisfied with the work I had done, and for me this seemed to be what I was looking for. The rest, as they say, is history. Wish me good luck with this new and exciting challenge