Welcome to Eurostar
I got chills the moment that the CEO popped into the Eurostar Boardroom to greet all of us and say those exact words.
I have just kicked off my first board experience with the University of Westminster MBA Program.
The client: Momentum Services, Eurostar's Catering and Customer Service arm
My role: CEO
My next few weeks: insane.
But, it's been really great so far.
Items I have learned today
Bin it: Throw something away
This board experience will all culminate in a 2000 word report and a presentation that will take place the third week of June.
Following that? I would like to officially test out Eurostar's and Momentum Services by taking a quick weekend trip to Paris. I think I will have earned it at this point!
I have enjoyed the experience so far, but we still have quite a bit of work to do as team between now and our final deliverable.
Although initially intimidated with the fact that I drew the CEO card, my team has been fantastic and really it is much more of a collaborative dynamic. Of course I step in to make sure that we are on track and focused, but really I view us all as working together to offer the best solution/recommendation that we can come up with collectively.
I also kind of love that I am starting the whole experience off in this role. Ultimately what this MBA program has shown me is that I want to lead, that I am meant to lead, so it's proven to be really nice to have an initial taste of what that all could look like.
More to come!