As we wind down in 2019, I reflect on what a year it has been for The Global Edge. This time of year is very special to me, as I am sure it is to all of you. Like no other time, we all feel the overwhelming “spirit of the season” that comes from thankfulness, generosity and joy. I write this letter to express my sincere gratitude to you for being a part of the Global Edge journey and family.
It is hard to believe as we close out 2019, that it has been over a decade since I started the business. Growing out of my home office to now being on the global stage in the energy industry with the biggest players, it is humbling to see the incredible growth and accomplishments of The Global Edge team.
My message has always been that we strive to be the agency of choice for everyone. For our employees, for our clients and for our candidates. We are seeing that come to fruition in a big way because our bottom line doesn’t drive our business but rather the people do.
In this day and age of electronics, technology, and fast-paced living, we continue to be the business that treats people like people. We value relationships and will continue to do so regardless of how big we get.
Looking back on the year at The Global Edge, I am filled with a profound honor as I was able to see the benefits of our words being put into practice. We were nominated for several awards, and even won a few of those, that recognized excellence in the workplace and respected our core values. From being awarded the Best Energy Workplace at the GRIT Awards to Recruitment Agency of the year at the Oil and Gas awards to being a finalist at the prestigious ExxonMobil LNG Power Play awards, our peers have started to catch on to what we have known since day one- we truly have the best team in the industry who don’t just talk the talk, but walk the walk.
On the personal front, 2019 was a year of pushing myself out of my comfort zone as I was able to watch a passion and vision come to life through the launch of the Doyenne Initiative. The Doyenne Initiative is a non-governmental organization (NGO) created to provide and support higher-level education and knowledge growth opportunities for women in developing countries. Through my professional experiences and travels over the years, I have seen witnessed such a drastic gap in women who were experienced technical experts in their field in the Energy industry.
My heart has always been called to giving back and I felt that a focus on elevating women to ‘take their seat at the table’ through higher education is where I could make the most impact. I am thrilled to see this program develop in 2020, stay tuned for more updates!
Our success of 2019 is a credit to you. Thank you for being a part of our Global Edge family, for trusting us with your careers and business, and for allowing us to continue our journey to redefine excellence in recruitment. I am looking forward to turning the corner into a new year as well as new decade and as always, have audacious plans for our business.
A big thanks to all who have helped us on this journey, it is our privilege to work with you and we look forward to continued successes for all!
–Kathy Eberwein, CEO of The Global Edge Consultants