My Strive Story: Nicole McCarty

Strive Consulting wouldn’t be the company it is without the inspiring group of employees who make up our workforce. We pride ourselves on hiring individuals who bring a diverse group of skills and backgrounds to the table, which set our organization up for success.

Throughout our ‘My Strive Story’ Interview platform, we sit down with members from our different teams within the organization to find out where they came from, why they chose Strive, and what makes their experience special.

Tell us about yourself.

I’m Nicole McCarty, a Senior Consultant in Strive’s Management Consulting practice in our Atlanta market. I have been in consulting for almost 7 years, including the 2.5 at Strive. I am an Industrial Engineer by degree, and I have spent my entire career in a variety of roles within IT and Program Management. I also have a collection of life titles, such as Mommy (to 21 mo. son and 2 dogs), Wife, Twin, ATL sports enthusiast, Novice Golfer, and Shark Whisperer! I like to spend my time outside work traveling, enjoying the company of my adorable family, or catching a game at Truist Park.

What attracted you to Strive?

The top two factors that sold me on Strive were the company culture and our localized business model. With the addition of our little guy, it is even more important to be home and not traveling for business constantly. Connecting with my clients within my home state has enhanced relationship building and a more successful delivery process, which I truly believe is a direct testament to consulting locally. Additionally, when initially hired at Strive, I was one of the first consultants to be brought on in the Atlanta Management Consulting practice. This was incredibly appealing and exciting from a professional growth perspective, as it offered the opportunity to grow with the practice and in turn, develop the organization and make a larger impact.

What keeps you at Strive?

Strive is special. I truly enjoy the people I get to work with on a daily basis. Not only do we have a great group of people in our office, but that in turn also brings an even more positive experience on the client site. I also truly enjoy the projects I get to work on. They’ve consistently offered a different experience, which has allowed me to grow exponentially, especially in areas outside of IT or sectors I have more experience in.

What makes Strive stand above the rest?

Strive cares about your wellbeing. Employees are not a number or some specifically skilled resource to be seated on a client as you would find at most large consulting firms. Strive encourages individuality, pushes for growth, and allows you to set your own career goals, all while helping you achieve them.

What are you looking forward to in the future?

I’m looking forward to my own personal and professional growth. With every new client or project, you are faced with new challenges and opportunities to meet new people and expand your knowledge of various industries. I’m very excited to grow our consultant practice in the Atlanta market (we’re hiring!) and to bring new individuals into our teams and projects, so they can see firsthand just how incredible it is to work with Strive and all of our clients, affiliates, and colleagues. The success we see at Strive is something to be proud of and we have a lot of great work ahead of us – I’m just thrilled to be a part of it!

Interested in joining Strive?

Here at Strive Consulting, we foster an active, innovative culture, providing the coaching, mentoring, and support our employees need to work at the top of their game and succeed personally and professionally. Check out our Careers page for open roles and opportunities within Strive. We’re hiring and we’re dedicated to being your partner, committed to success.