Once upon a time, in the picturesque land of New Zealand, after just celebrating my 21st birthday my life took an unexpected turn. It was a devastating moment when I lost my beloved father to a tragic accident caused by a teenage drunk driver. As an only child, our bond was unbreakable, and his untimely departure left a void in my heart.
Armed with the knowledge and worldly experience gained from schooling in São Paulo, Brazil, an exchange student to America, and business college, (along with life skills earned from backpacking around the world trying to find myself!) I yearned to make a meaningful impact in the professional world.
Seeking solace and new opportunities, I set my sights on the vast horizons of Australia. It was there that I embarked on a journey to carve my own path, fueled by the memory of my father’s unwavering support.
After countless interviews and a grueling four-hour psychological test, I was granted an opportunity that would shape my future. I was hired at a prestigious Human Resource Consulting Company, where I delved into the intricate world of Human Capital, honing my skills and expanding my knowledge through courses and certifications.
Just as life seemed to be falling into place, fate dealt me another blow in my mid 20’s. A diagnosis that shook me to my core: stage 4 cancer. The doctors delivered the grim news, giving me a mere 6 months to live.
Driven by an unwavering determination to overcome this formidable adversary, I made a life-altering decision. I embarked on a courageous journey, flying halfway around the world in search of experimental innovative immune treatments and a glimmer of hope. It was a leap of faith, a testament to my unyielding spirit.
Nearly a year later, a somewhat stunned doctor looked me in the eye and said, “I don’t know what you did, but your cancer is gone.” I had looked death in the face and I had told it to ‘shove off.’ If I could do that, I could do anything. It was then I decided to come to America to find the next chapter of my life.
Arriving in the Boston, Massachusetts over two decades ago with nothing more than a single suitcase a good dose of grit, passion, perseverance and a desire to make a difference, I carried with me a profound belief in the power of resilience and personal growth. My dream was to help individuals rise above adversity and unlock their full potential, igniting a spark within them to become the best versions of themselves.
Those words resonated deep within me, affirming my innate ability to anticipate challenges, identify opportunities, and navigate uncharted territories. It was a testament to my unwavering determination and commitment to helping others overcome obstacles and achieve greatness.
Inspired by this encounter, I embarked on a mission to harness my unique perspective and insights, combining them with my entrepreneurial spirit and experience. I knew that by partnering with like-minded individuals, we could create something truly extraordinary.
It was during this transformative 20 year journey with a myriad of venture backed and bootstrapped startup companies that I had the privilege of crossing paths with brilliant entrepreneurs from MIT, Harvard, Cornell, John Hopkins and Stanford, to name a few, who hired me as a consultant to build their company from scratch and coach their executives and teams. One person in particular was a remarkable individual, a former founder, Ph.D. and CEO of a Life Science startup with a keen eye for talent and an astute understanding of human nature. One day he looked at me and said, “You can see around corners, Prue.” Another inspiring leader said to me, “I tell the team to give their difficult projects to you because you always find a solution and get the project completed and on time. We love that about you.”
And so, Bit By Bit Brilliance was born—a boutique Fractional People Solution company with a collective of hand-picked exceptional fractional leaders, driven by a shared passion for empowering companies to reach their full potential. Together, we form a team that is unafraid to tackle any challenge head-on. We possess the resilience to weather storms, the expertise to navigate complex business and people operation landscapes, and the unwavering commitment to building collaborative, accountable expert teams that love what they do.
Join us on this extraordinary journey as we combine our unique abilities, our passion for entrepreneurship, and our unwavering commitment to brilliance. Together, we will rise above adversity, unlock the full potential of your company and create a future filled with limitless possibilities.
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