In the Fold – Meghan Witthaus

What is something you have learned this past year at 10Fold that has aided your success? 

As cliché as it sounds, the most resonant lesson for me this past year has been, “honesty is the best policy.” 2021 was full of new personal challenges as I shifted into a new role at 10Fold, not to mention navigating the trends of our industry and those of our clients’ while still in the throes of a global pandemic. There were days when I was stumped on how to handle things, low on bandwidth, and just downright mentally exhausted. Trying to hide and suppress those realities got me nowhere. It was only when I was honest and transparent with my fellow team members and leaders that I not only got the help and flexibility that I needed but wasn’t judged or punished for that reality. Asking for help or admitting you don’t know something at work can feel really scary. I feel very fortunate to find myself in such an empathetic and compassionate workplace where we acknowledge that we’re all human and lend each other a helping hand.

What do you hope to learn in the next year?

I’m excited to learn more about client prospecting as we continue to grow our Vertical Technologies practice group and to continue to foster my skills as a trusted partner to my clients. I’m also excited to focus on inspiring, challenging, and supporting my direct reports – both mentally and emotionally – to reach new heights and get promoted!

What was your favorite team activity in the last year? 

The past few years have been tough not being able to get together in person, but it hasn’t stopped us from connecting and having a lot of laughs along the way. We recently had a virtual happy hour where we all got cocktail making kits and just played Wordle Unlimited for an hour. It was a blast. The culture at 10Fold is all about being your authentic self, which not only lets us support each other in producing creative and smart work but also empowers us to really get to know each other and enjoy each other’s company. And that culture isn’t reserved for only the people who have been here a long time – from the moment you start, you’re welcomed with open arms into the group. 

What was your favorite accomplishment you had with a client over the last year?

I recently transitions from a more media-focused senior account executive role to a management role, which means that my account teams are my pride and joy now. It has been so rewarding to focus more on big picture strategy and connecting personally with my clients to make sure they’re needs are met while I mentor my team members whose shoes I once stood in and watch them achieve both big wins and consistent new opportunities. The management in training (MIT) program was tremendously helpful in getting me ready for my new role in management and my fellow managers really helped me to be able to let go of the reigns so that my team members can flourish.  

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