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Meet Edyta Schwartz
If we sat down to read your autobiography, what would it be titled?
“Somehow, I Manage” (A joke for all The Office fans)
What is your role at MorganFranklin, and what do you do specifically?
I am a senior manager specializing in strategy and transformation. I do a little bit of everything, but for the past few projects, I have helped tech-focused companies revamp strategies and execute on them.
Please tell us about your professional background, and what led you to pursue a career at MorganFranklin?
I consulted for seven years prior to joining MorganFranklin. I came from a big company and was looking for greater variety in my work. I knew transitioning to a smaller company would provide that, and it certainly has in the past three years. I’ve worked across industries and on very different problems from client to client.
How has your diverse work experience helped you become successful in your role at MorganFranklin?
Through working with data and analytics across different organizations, and through my diverse work experience here at MorganFranklin, I have been able to strengthen my abilities to view most things from an analytical standpoint. Most clients have some kind of data issue, which requires me to analyze and understand their data to provide insight and recommendations.
The ability to take your experience from one client and apply your knowledge to a completely different problem with another client allows me to provide a different perspective.
What has been your favorite MorganFranklin project, and why?
Can I say, I don’t have a favorite? Each project has been great because I have had the ability to learn something new—that is truly invaluable.
What are the key attributes that make you a great problem solver in your role at MorganFranklin?
That attribute is the ability to break down a problem. This makes it more manageable, easier to develop milestones, and easier to measure success toward solving that problem.
What is your favorite way to unwind after a long day?
This depends, but I love long walks and getting some fresh air!
You shared that you enjoy learning to dance. What is it that you like most about dancing, and how do you apply your skills as a dancer to consulting?
You learn basic skills in dancing—how to be a follower (i.e. connect with your dance partner in order to follow them and anticipate what’s next), how to turn well, and how to have confidence. This is the same across dances—you have your basic skills, and you build upon them with each new move or dance you learn.
It’s the same for consulting. You build a good framework as a consultant to solve problems. You take what you’ve learned from the last project and apply this framework to the next problem.
If we hooked up your most ‘Recently Played’ music list in the office, what songs/artists would we hear?
I have a baby at home, so recently it’s been a lot of Raffi and Disney sing-alongs, but we still listen to salsa and do a bit of dancing in the living room!
Of this list, what is currently your favorite song to dance to, and why?
“Calma”. I went to Puerto Rico before the pandemic started in the states, and the song just takes me back to my last vacation!