Recently, someone told me they were a “turnaround specialist”. I liked that he had a label that he could use to talk about what skills he brings to the table.
It is clear. It makes sense. It is a useful skill. You need that? He’s your guy.
But what am I?
I started out with longer phrases like, “I am good at untangling hairballs” and “I can take really ambiguous things and drive clarity”. Hmmm, not the same panache as “turnaround specialist”.
And then it hit me. Is there a term for being a Simplifier? I went to google and found a bunch of math stuff. Great, but I was an English Major in college–I don’t know what an “expressions simplifier” is or what one would do.
So I’ll ponder this one for a while–I may not be a turnaround specialist, but if you need a simplifier, I’m the guy!