My Strive Story: Faye Thompson

Strive Consulting wouldn’t be the company it is today 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 here special.

Faye Thompson

Senior Management Consultant

Columbus, OH

Tell us about yourself.

I have worked in IT delivery for over 20 years as a consultant coach, product owner and scrum master. With a focus on an Agile mindset and continuous improvement, I have spent time in the financial services, healthcare, advertising, marketing, automotive, aviation and retail industries. I am passionate about using innovative solutions to drive business value, and enjoy training, mentoring and coaching workgroups as they transform themselves into highly engaged and energized teams. 

When I am not at work, I serve on the board of directors for the Central Ohio Agile Association and as President of the Women in STEMM Alumni Society of The Ohio State University. I also just completed my 25th year volunteering as an emergency medical responder and public affairs coordinator for the American Red Cross.  In my free time beyond that, I am an avid hockey fan, cheering on the Columbus Blue Jackets. I also really like nerding out on my hobbies, including cooking, gardening and wine. 

What attracted you to Strive?

From my initial conversation with a recruiter here at Strive, it seemed as though something different – something special – was happening here. People are at the forefront of everything Strive does, and that was really important to me. As I moved through the interview and hiring process, I only saw more and more examples of this. In fact, that whole experience was so positive, even if it hadn’t been the right fit or the right time, I still would have walked away with a positive impression of Strive. 

What keeps you at Strive?

I love that we place such a strong focus on our Core Values, and that they drive everything we do. We always seek to do the right thing for our clients, our communities, our Affiliates and our employees.   

 Also, we keep hiring more and more super cool people, and I want to hang out with them on a daily basis, which is really special. 

What makes Strive stand above the rest?

We don’t pitch one-size-fits-all solutions. We get to know our clients’ specific goals, environments and people first, and then tailor our recommendations to meet their unique needs. This is unusual in the consulting world, and it’s fantastic! We are building something really cool here. 

What are you looking forward to in the future?

After travel has been on the back-burner for the last couple of years, I’m looking forward to getting back out there and seeing the world. I love meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. My near-term goals are to finish visiting all 50 states (I’ve been to 48/50), all 7 continents (4/7), and all 63 US national parks (17/63). 

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!

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