My Strive Story: Lindsay Norcom
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.
Manager, Recruiting & Talent
Tell us about yourself.
Hi! I’m Lindsay, an Atlanta-native who recently returned to my hometown after almost 6 wonderful years in Chicago. After a relocation for my husband’s job took us to Chicago, I decided it was a perfect opportunity for me to try a career in the corporate world. I worked as an elementary school counselor prior to our move, and Chicago is a city full of amazing opportunities that I wanted in on. In my journey to find the right path, along came Strive and I couldn’t be more grateful. I have already grown immensely here at Strive and am currently serving as a Manager of Recruitment & Talent. Outside of work, I love hanging out with my husband, Andrew, and our tabby cat, Phoebe. While trying new restaurants and bars is still a favorite past time, the pandemic has allowed us to hone our home chef and bartender skills. Outside of that, we both love spending time with friends and family, especially our niece and nephews. Oh, and we’re big sports people! We root for all the hometown teams – the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta United, and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. We also cheer on our honorary Chicago Bears during football season.
What attracted you to Strive?
From the beginning, I met a tight-knit team of incredibly kind and driven individuals who were always willing to help me learn I was drawn to Strive from the first conversation I had with a member of the corporate recruiting team. I could tell the company was warm and welcoming and striving (pardon the pun) to achieve big goals. It was evident that the people here were smart, passionate, and open-minded – knew I wanted to be a part of what Strive was building. I also loved that Strive didn’t see my lack of corporate experience as a barrier, but a building block to my potential success. My time in education certainly taught me numerous skills that I could apply to my job as a recruiter and Strive valued that. All I needed was drive, determination, and a willingness to give 100% each day and my teammates and leaders at Strive would help me learn and develop along the way.
What keeps you at Strive?
If I had to pinpoint one thing that keeps me at Strive, which is tough by the way, it would be the growth opportunities I see for myself, the recruiters I manage, and the company as a whole. In just the 2.5 years I have been at Strive, we have added two new markets, Minneapolis, MN and Charlotte, NC, and have our sights set on adding many more down the line. Not only are we adding markets, but the leaders at Strive knew about my desire to one day move from Chicago back to my hometown of Atlanta, GA, one of Strive’s existing markets, and they helped me achieve that. As we continue to grow, there will be a need for Strive’s people to step up into new roles and it’s exciting to think about what that will look like.
What makes Strive stand above the rest?
I believe Strive stands above the rest because of the dedication and commitment to deliver the very best. To me, Strive stands out because it’s a place where your voice is heard and you have the opportunity to live out our Core Value, ‘Make an Impact.’ Upon joining Strive, I got involved with StriveX, our employee-led committee of extracurricular activities, and am now serving as a Co-chair of our revamped National StriveX program. I am also still involved with StriveX committees including Wellness and Women’s Empowerment (WE). Being a part of StriveX allows me to connect with my colleagues in a different way and build relationships outside of our day-to-day roles at Strive. Strive also makes it a priority to serve the communities where we have offices and StriveX is a catalyst to achieving that
What are you looking forward to in the future?
I look forward to seeing how Strive continues to grow, especially with our recent acquisition by The Planet Group. We still have big goals ahead of us and I fully believe that we have the right people and the right resources to help us achieve them. I am also really excited about all the new people we will add to Strive. Strive isn’t the company we are without our people, and I love that we are adding a diverse mix of bright and driven individuals month over month.
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!