A day in the life of a Senior Consultant

Blue Latitude Health | 12th August 2014

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work at Blue Latitude Health?

We sat down with one of our senior consultants, Matt Bolton, to find out more about what a typical day is like for a senior consultant at Blue Latitude Health:  

What time do you wake up usually?

Around 6.30am most mornings.

What’s your morning routine?

Usually I fit in a session at the gym before heading to work.

How do you get to work?

I take the Central line from Ealing Broadway to St. Paul’s, and then walk 10 minutes up the road.

What time do you usually arrive in the office?

Most mornings I arrive by 9am.

What’s the first thing you usually do when you sit at your desk?

Stand up again and go make a cup of tea!

What’s a typical morning for you?

There's no such thing as a typical morning, my workload is so varied that each day can be totally different.  Some days I may get straight into some client work, other days my main focus is on business development. Occasionally I'm busy running/attending meetings, although I try to keep meetings to a minimum as they ruin people’s lives. At the beginning of the week I tend to start off by planning my workload for the week ahead.

What music do you listen to whilst working?

Pounding German techno.

Do you work through lunch or go out?

It usually depends on workload, but if I can I'll go out to stretch my legs. Usually I wander down to the local food market at Whitecross Street or the Exmouth market (if there's time).

Do you buy lunch daily or bring something in?

I always buy my lunch.

What’s the first thing you do after lunch?

Assess my progress from the morning and check I’m on course for the day.

What’s a typical afternoon for you?

Much like the morning really, it's completely variable and dependent on the workload.

What are the common challenges you face each day?

Trying to strike the balance of keeping clients and internal stakeholders happy.

What time do you typically finish work?

It varies, but generally I try leave by 6.30pm

How do you unwind from a day at work?

Go for a run in the park, play rugby or just drink loads of beer - not necessarily all on the same night though!

What are your must-read websites that you visit daily?

I probably visit the BBC News website the most, not the most exciting!  

   

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