To live without a plan is to live a casual life and those that live casual lives often become casualties of the challenges in the world. This is why “planning” is very crucial to the success of anyone.
This week’s episode is all about how to design a good plan for your career journey and taking hold of opportunities when they show up. I discussed extensively with Diogene what lead him to relocate to Canada from Belgium, how to find mentors, the value immigrants bring to the Canadian economy, and much more.
Diogène Ntirandekura is an entrepreneur, digital transformation consultant, author, and podcaster living in Montreal, Canada. He is the product of three countries: born in Belgium, has Burundian roots, and is today a proud Canadian. Diogène started working as an Information Technology consultant for IBM Belgium and was involved in several international SAP (a business management software) implementation projects. In 2013, Diogène decided to leave Brussels to move to Montreal, Canada. He worked there for Deloitte, a global consulting firm then to a midsize SAP consulting firm before becoming independent in 2017. He created ERP Happy and started to work on projects as a subcontractor for other consulting firms. As a subcontractor, Diogène worked on projects that 7 to 9 figures budget, managing a part of the scope of the solution offered to the client.
Currently, Diogène is creating a consulting agency model for ERP Happy with a small team of people executing the work alongside him. In early 2020, Diogène created a podcast called Consulting Lifestyle, with about 75 episodes released in its first season. His show is in the TOP 10% of the podcasts in the “Consulting” Category as per www.listennotes.com. In early 2021, Diogène plans to create a second podcast, in French, about digital transformation and consulting.
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