Townsend Senior Managing Director Peter Bridges was featured in the November-December 2021 edition of Dbusiness Magazine. Read the full Q&A with reporter R.J. King on page 32-33.
I’m currently reading a book by retired Navy SEAL and ultra-endurance athlete David Goggins. It’s all about taking the rougher road and making the tougher decisions in life as a way to master your mind, defy the odds, and realize your true potential.
While Goggins is a great read for my own personal journey, I couldn’t help but think about how that mindset applies to our firm and search process. In our industry, and especially at Townsend Search Group, providing the best possible placement requires the courage to have difficult conversations about uncomfortable or sensitive subjects on both the client and candidate levels.
Peter Bridges, senior managing director at the Townsend Search Group in Birmingham, an executive search firm, said the pandemic has been an opportunity for people to self-reflect.
My grandfather ran his business with care and treated his team like family. This didn’t change when he was off the clock—he was the type of guy who would take hours to walk down the block, because he would stop to talk with everyone about their lives, families and careers, …