Life at Ascend
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Ascend Accelerate graduate program: Empowering the coming Generations of Exceptional Consultants
Now, as the flourishing summer is just around the corner, we reflect on the incredible journey that the third generation of Ascend Accelerate, our graduate program, has done over the past year. Last August, they took their first stumbling steps into the world of consulting, and over the past months, the group has honed their skills, embraced challenges, and discovered their potential as management consultants. But perhaps most importantly – they have become a natural part of the Ascend family. Keep on reading to get a deep-dive into this transformative year and the remarkable growth of our graduates.
Leadership at Ascend – Mentorship Program
At Ascend, everyone is part of building the company
Leadership at Knowit Ascend: Empowering Every Consultant to Reach Their Full Potential
At Ascend, I was drawn to the collaborative culture, where everyone’s opinion is valued, and ideas are encouraged to flourish
Continuing my career at Ascend, it will be interesting to see how we can leverage Knowit’s extensive ecosystem of new colleagues and clients
What drew me to Ascend was the firm’s reputation for excellence and its unique culture
At Ascend, you are always encouraged to shoulder responsibility and ownership, no matter how junior or senior you are
My key focus will be on driving Innovation and Collaboration in our new context as part of the Knowit ecosystem
At Ascend, we are a tight-knit team that aims to create the most possible value for our clients whilst simultaneously supporting and developing each other
I fell for the friendly people, and that Ascend is a small and entrepreneurial management consultancy firm
Being a part of Knowit’s ecosystem, we continue to run Ascend based on our core values; Inclusive leadership and a strong sense of entrepreneurship
Since October 3rd, Ascend has been part of Knowit. We met with Jonas Nodler, Founding Partner and Johanna Murby, our future Managing Partner, to learn more about their view on the current business climate, Ascend, and the next chapter together with Knowit. Jonas and Johanna share some inspiring thoughts on opportunities in the new context and complementary synergies that extend several values for our customers.
My mentor offered me a safe place to ask questions and reflect on both my past experiences and future career plans
The values we live at Ascend are also key in every collaboration with our customers
At Ascend, I am constantly surrounded by intelligent, driven and fun people, which is truly energizing and inspiring
Why we work at Ascend
We consider fun a competitive advantage, how can you not be proud of representing that?
Together with Ascend, we can create larger impact and real change
We met with Lars Theobaldt, managing partner at Detecon – a German consultancy company with more than 1,100 consultants worldwide, specializing in digital transformations and Telecoms. Lars is currently responsible for the establishment and development of Detecon in the Nordics and has since 2020 been fostering the partnership between Ascend and Detecon.
At Ascend, we build the company and make our internal functions work together as a team
Everyone at Ascend always wants to move forward, committing and making an impact
My primary focus areas for 2022 will be our clients, the consultants who work with us today and the consultants who have worked with us over the years
I consider the way we view colleagues and the trust we have in each other’s capabilities is what makes Ascend unique
At Ascend, I have the chance to work with outstanding people that are highly skilled at what they do
The purpose of the office
Right before the pandemic struck, we decided to expand our office to twice its size. The objectives of the expansion were to build a stronger foundation for us to work together, invite customers, and create a meeting point where everyone feels welcome and inspired. Little did we know that the world was about to turn upside down.