In reaction to the outbreak of COVID-19, Movemeon developed an initiative titled ‘Consultants Against COVID-19‘. This initiative comprises of 400+ highly skilled consultants and ex-consultants willing and ready to provide their services for free to support any charities, public sector and other not for profit organisations in need during the crisis. Headed up by Jack Fitch and Clare Tsangari (who are also volunteering their support for free) they are matchmaking the best skills to key roles and creating awareness through a dedicated LinkedIn channel.
40+ consultants have currently been placed with a variety of public health organisations, charities and government at the national level. This is Gaspare’s journey to supporting Equal Care, a co-owned care and support service that puts the power back into the hands of the givers and receivers of care.
Where did you start your career/where are you going?
I started as a Pharmacist in Italy then I moved to the UK to become a Strategy Consultant specialised in Life Science and currently I am helping a SaaS company to scale up its Operations. The future, who knows? I will go where I will have the opportunity to do meaningful work and nurture meaningful relationships.
What first attracted you to volunteer your time and join Consultants against COVID-19?
I have experience in Life Science as an entrepreneur and as a consultant, I felt the need to put my experience at the services of the most in need.
What are the key aspects of your new role and how do they help support your new company?
I collaborate with Emma (CEO) mostly in Operations & Strategy. I help her in different remits, at the moment I am using my experience in System Design and Decision Matrix to streamline and reduce the time to evaluate the different candidates which will provide care services. We just started but I am excited about the project.
How has this worldwide pandemic affected you personally/your work life?
Personally, it made me think (a lot), I had time to read, meditate and think about my relationships, my family and my life. It is a bleak moment but slowing down (even in a forced way) sometimes can help to appreciate more what you have and take time for yourself. I hope I will not take for granted in the future the kind of freedom we have and the kindness of people around you.
What are you doing more of because of coronavirus?
Reading books, I treated reading as my job which reinforced the structure I design my day with. This helped a lot to maintain a sense of purpose and to be productive.
Finally, what are you most looking forward to doing once social distancing rules have been relaxed?
Hugging people without the fear of the consequence, we are human and we need human touch.
Whether you’re on the front lines of fighting the virus or not, Consultants Against COVID-19 are helping companies with full-time support down to one-off expertise. Please contact freehelp@movemeon
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