E96 Finding Passion in Your Work with Louise Gardner

Season #5

In this episode of Project Management Office Hours, Louise Gardner and PMO Joe discussed the PMO space and how to push the start button, entrepreneurship, strategies that have helped resolve organizational resistance to new PMOs and much more.   

Passion goes a long way when you’re thinking about starting your own business. Louise shared how starting her own company has made her feel that she has a purpose. “I dance to work every day. I'm having an awesome time and I've never quite felt like that. There’s lots of positive things to be said about corporate life, but I'm having more fun than I've ever had right now.” 

Louise started her PMO career as a Project Controller in the Water industry in the late 90's. Working with topflight engineering companies on large projects, she developed a passion for supporting project teams and creating transparency around project data. After moving to Sydney, Australia in 2004, Louise continued to work with Utilities across water, power, and transport before establishing Pledge Consulting in 2012.   

“PMO is such a people centric Department team. It's about giving people a level of comfort that you are there to support them on the journey. And these things that they think can't be done shouldn't be done. Let's just deal with them one step at a time. Evolution, not revolution, is one of my favorite things” -Louise 

Driven by passion for creating efficiency, quality and an overarching desire to help organizations get more value from their project controls and project delivery teams. Pledge Consulting’s mission is ‘To help organizations deliver value by doing projects better’. 

Connect with Louise: 

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/pledge-consulting-nsw-pty-ltd  

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Pledgeconsulting  

Twitter https://www.twitter.com/pledgeconsult  

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