Connie Wyatt is the Founder, President, and Principal Consultant of S.A.I.D. Strategy Group. She has been leading the rapidly growing woman and minority-owned professional services firm since its inception in 2014. As a management consulting firm, S.A.I.D prides itself on being the best of the best at creative critical problem solving to deliver on what they commit to with their clients for their organizational strategic initiatives, hardware service platform deployments, and software application development projects. Their motto is ‘When you work with us, it’s SAID and done’.
Connie is a certified project manager, business analyst, and a thought leader in the industry, including being a contributing author to the book The Keys to Our Success: Lessons Learned from 25 of Our Best Project Managers, Second Edition. She has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois, a Certificate in Project Management Strategy from the University of Chicago, a Certificate in Customer Relationship Management from DePaul University, and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from Harold Washington College. She is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.
In her free time, Connie is an avid listener of music, creating playlists and exploring new genres. She also loves bicycling with the ultimate goal of riding a century, which is a 100-mile ride.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Andrea’s appreciation for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
- Connie shares why she decided to start the S.A.I.D. Strategy Group while working at the University of Chicago
- Connie explains what S.A.I.D stands for, her vision for it, and what made her business successful right from the beginning
- The role of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program in the growth of her business
- Why it’s important to learn from different sources, grow, evolve and pivot as a person and as a business
- The changes Connie has made in her business in light of the current health crisis and the 3 things she has learned from it
- What Connie is most curious about at the moment
- Connie talks about a big mistake she made, the lessons she learned from it, and her advice to women in order to advance professionally
- Connie explains why perseverance is her superpower
In this episode…
You are the master of your own destiny. If you are in a position where you feel that your business or relationships are not working out the way you want them to, then it’s high time you made some changes in the way you approach these things. Instead of looking at everybody else, make a decision to change yourself because things will change when you change.
Oftentimes people tend to have a victim mentality when things don’t turn out the way they want them to. But according to Connie Wyatt, it’s very crucial for people to evolve as things around them change and to take the time to learn from others along the way.
This week’s episode of the Lead Like a Woman Show is dedicated to Christine Wyatt, the late mother of this episode’s guest, Connie Wyatt. Connie talks to Andrea Heuston about the need for change, why she started her consultancy company, the importance of continued growth and learning, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has personally affected her and her family. Stay tuned.
Resources Mentioned in this episode
- Artitudes Design
- Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
- S.A.I.D. Strategy Group
- S.A.I.D. Strategy Group on LinkedIn
- Connie Wyatt on LinkedIn
- Celebrate Christine Wyatt
- The Keys to Our Success: Lessons Learned from 25 of Our Best Project Managers by David Barrett and Derek Vigar
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation
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