The 2017 Rising Stars of the Profession: Mary Dalrymple

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Mary Dalrymple Eagle Hill Consulting Excellence in Strategy Age: 31

Ask Mary Dalrymple about the best advice—personal or professional—she’s ever received and she says “luck favors the brave. Take risks. Be bold. What’s the worst that can happen? It’s never as bad as you think.”

Dalrymple has certainly followed that advice she received throughout her career.

Dalrymple developed and helped implement a federal agency’s first Human Capital Strategic Plan. Traditional human capital programs were not broadly applicable for the organization given the diversity of the agency’s workforce, and operational mission.  With an ever-increasing retirement threat, as well as low employee engagement, productivity and morale, she knew something had to change—and it did when they ultimately adopted Eagle Hill—and Dalrymple’s—plan.

“In a small business setting, Eagle Hill has afforded me opportunities to be autonomous, chart my own path, and take on stretch roles both internally and with my clients. I’ve learned so much in the last three years,” she says. “Watching my team grow their skills and progress in their careers is the single most rewarding part of what I do.  I’ve been fortunate to learn from incredible mentors, my goal is to ‘pay it forward’ to my team.”

Dalrymple says joining the Eagle Hill Consulting leadership team this past year has been a real honor. “Having a seat at the table with individuals that I highly respect, and making decisions about where we are headed as a company is truly empowering.”

As far as winning a Rising Stars of the Profession award, Dalrymple says she feels “humbled that my colleagues surprised me and submitted this nomination, given that we have so many talented and deserving individuals here at Eagle Hill. I am grateful to work for such a supportive company.”

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