40 Minute Mentor

June 17, 2020

Shaking Up Macho Culture with Ina Kjaer & Maggie Brereton

In today’s episode of the 40 Minute Mentor, we get the privilege of speaking to not one, but two inspiring mentors – Ina Kjaer and Maggie Brereton from EOS Deal Advisory.

Following successful careers as senior Partners within KPMG’s deal advisory business, Ina and Maggie took the bold decision to leave with a determination to shake up an industry known for it’s macho culture, long hours and a shocking gender pay gap. To do this they launched EOS Deal Advisory– a diverse, tech driven deal advisory consultancy that has already grown to a team of over 15 and has an enviable client list.

It’s not every day that we get to talk to such impressive leaders who have reached the top of the Big 4 and then taken the bold leap of starting a business from scratch! It was fascinating to hear Ina and Maggie’s stories and learn more about their experience and how they’re striving to do things differently at EOS.

Having started the business less than 12 months ago, today’s conversation focuses on the highs and lows of launching your own business, including:

  • The initial challenges they faced in the early months of EOS and how they were able to overcome them.
  • Why they decided to start EOS together, as equal partners, and how this has influenced the way they work and the way they’re building the business.
  • And the importance of culture and diversity and how EOS are actively trying to create a business that’s distinct from the ‘macho culture’ often found in bigger consultancies.

Ina and Maggie were fantastic 40 Minute Mentors and it was an absolute pleasure to dive into their careers and the vision they have for EOS.

So whether you’re currently working in a consultancy and want to understand how you can progress your career, or perhaps you’re contemplating starting your own professional services business – this episode is packed with great career advice and life lessons from two trail blazers, who are truly disrupting the industry.

We’re always keen to get feedback so if you have any thoughts once you’ve listened to this interview just drop me an email at ku.oc.cmbj@semaj

If you want to find out more about Ina, you can check out her LinkedIn profile here – www.linkedin.com/in/ina-kj%C3%A6r-065540/

If you want to find out more about Maggie, you can check out her LinkedIn profile here – www.linkedin.com/in/maggie-brereton-99339814/

If you want to find out more about EOS Deal Advisory, you can check out their website following – www.eos-dealadvisory.co.uk/

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