Great work comes from great people. And we could not do the work we do at DRG without the many experts that contribute to our team.
Meet Andrew Watson, one of our Talent Consulting experts.
What is your role within DRG?
As a Senior Talent Consultant, I work with clients in the educational and nonprofit sectors to help them promote their open positions (and themselves overall a bit) and then find excellent and creative talent to support and promote their mission.
What would you want organizations to know about DRG?
So much! We are first and foremost a team, filled with experts in every aspect of talent acquisition and support. I’m the front door and face of the work when I lead a search, but there are so many others working behind the scenes to help clients find success. Secondly, we get it about the value of diversity in our workplace and for those we serve. And I have to add: we are filled with good humor and supportive colleagues. There is freshness and happiness in our work as opposed to the formality I’ve seen at times in my career.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
I’ve soaked in advice from the start, about my leadership, my writing, and the priorities of the constituencies and organizations I’ve served. I’m smiling as I write this, as it brings up memories of colleagues and community members who have wisely and effectively offered this advice over my decades of work in schools and now with the team at DRG. I know that overexpression of my excitement, optimism, and humor can become a weakness, but I’ve generally not taken advice about altering them much…
What brings you joy in your free time?
Live music (how lucky am I that two of my three daughters ended up living in Austin, TX!?), travel, good books, magazines, and newspapers. Mostly family, though, including Carol, my daughters Madeleine, Elizabeth, and Corinne, and the past two years with first granddaughter, Dottie!
Which book/movie/tv show/podcast etc. is at the top of your list right now?
I’m finishing A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan at the moment, then starting All Your Children, Scattered by Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse as background as I prepare to support a school in Rwanda.
Anything else you’d like to share?
I thought the best part of the work with DRG would be staying connected with the hundreds of school leaders I’ve met over the years, and that has come true. What I didn’t know was the enjoyment waiting for me as I met the next generation of these leaders (and they seem so much better prepared than I was at their age!)
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