Day in the life: Doerte: Upskilled to pursue a better paying career after parental leave!
Course: Salesforce Consultancy Skills Course
Sector: Business Services
Job Title: Senior Sales Manager
Works: comSelect GmbH
Doerte, from Germany, started her journey with Supermums after listening to an interview with Heather Black and Carol Fishman Cohen on the iRelaunch podcast. It became clear very quickly from listening to Heather that it was time to upskill and to become a Salesforce consultant. After spending 20 year with ArcelorMittal in a variety of business development roles, Doerte started to research the prevalence of Salesforce in Germany, and quickly found a variety of consultancy roles within the Salesforce ecosystem to apply for.
Doerte now works as a Senior Sales Manager for comSelect, a Salesforce partner since 2002 and one of the leading Salesforce consultancies in Germany.
Doerte was able to launch her Salesforce Consultancy career successfully because…
‘Of the practical knowledge I gained from doing the Supermums course. Working so closely with Heather who has gained so much experience in her career as a Salesforce consultant allowed me to get a real insight into what it means to be a Salesforce consultant. The course material is all recorded as well, so you can go back and review everything even once the live session is over. I found this particularly useful in going back through certain parts of the course to understand how a Salesforce project is best rolled out and and worked on.
The course also really helps you identify and figure out what career path it is that actually that fits to your personality. Your mentor works with you to identify your strengths and what you are good at, which is why I went down the consultancy route.’
Doerte has now successfully achieved a Salesforce career that offers her…
‘The flexibility that I needed after becoming a parent. After maternity leave, I left my last employer as we couldn’t agree on the conditions I required around flexible working and looking after my child. After that I decided, OK, I want to be really clear on what am I going to do, and that’s when I came across Heather’s podcast. It was perfect timing really, from what Heather was describing about the Salesforce consultancy role, it sounded like a perfect match for me.
I now work in a role which allows me the flexibility to work from home when I need. Home working is common practice for comSelect, which is fantastic because this provides me the opportunity to really combine family obligations with work.
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