Lindsay Bean, a member of our Accounts Team, is currently working with our team in Paris! She gave us the inside scoop on her experience so far:
Two weeks ago, I was asked to travel to Paris for three weeks to work alongside my Parisian colleagues.
Fast-forward, I’ve spent my first two weeks in a new city, with new people. My initial thoughts before traveling to Paris were a mix of excitement, anxiety, and curiosity. I wasn’t sure what to expect — I could barely speak 10 words of French.
After a bit of planning and traveling pains, I finally landed in Paris: The City of Lights. On the surface, it seemed very much like any other large city, but when I arrived at the office on my first day, I started to feel the true magic of Paris. Everyone I met was so warm, welcoming and accommodating. I felt like I had known all of these new faces for years. After introductions, tours of the multiple buildings, and settling in—the work began.
As a part of the US footprint for the Team Creatif Group, I was looking forward to learning all about the way my international colleagues work day-to-day. Over the past two weeks, the main thing I’ve gained, among learning a lot of other things, is a global perspective. I’ve gained perspective not only on the way another part of our company runs, but also on managing accounts, working with creatives, relationships with colleagues, and, of course, meeting the needs of our clients.
My time in Paris isn’t quite over, and I’m sure the time I have remaining will hold just as many new learning experiences. The time I’ve spent so far has been invaluable for my personal and professional growth. I am completely thankful for all I’ve learned and experienced!