ONE: Don’t be afraid to throw yourself into the deep end.
As a skydiving enthusiast, I am quite used to jumping into the unknown. Just two days into my journey and still finding my feet, I was asked to attend a pitch for a potential opportunity during their corporate retreat.
The ‘pitch’ was typical Provantage style – less of the slick, corporate presentation and leaning more towards an open and honest conversation with the shareholders coupled with the compassion needed as they make one of the biggest decisions of their lives.
It was great to witness and participate in the discussion, sharing thoughts on the shareholders’ needs and desires, how Provantage could assist in achieving their goals and what to expect in the period ahead should they decide to go to market.
True to the nature of Provantage being a boutique corporate finance firm, offering an unparalleled personalised service to our clients, we were more than happy to agree to stay for dinner at the clients’ request. A three-course meal and a bottle of wine, I soon found, is a Provantage-approved way of building meaningful, trusting relationships with our clients!