At AG Consulting Partners, we are honored to work with a diverse group of people with a variety of talents and interests. This month, we are highlighting Emmye Cahn, a Principal in our Expert Workforce, to learn more about her work and passions outside of the office.
What’s your background? Where did you grow up and go to school?
Born and raised in North Carolina where I spent much of my youth on the water of the Outer Banks and playing competitive tennis throughout the Southeast. I went to boarding school in Washington, D.C. for high school, attended the University of North Carolina for college and landed in Seattle for graduate school at the University of Washington. I am a passionate outdoor adventurer and athlete: I love skiing (water and snow), distance running, mountain biking, surfing and whatever my kids bring my way.
What motivates you to wake up every morning? (Work related or general)
In general, I am an optimist and I love the opportunity of each new day and how I can approach it. I am passionate about navigating challenging scenarios and leveraging my “team” (family, work and social) to use their strengths.
Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
Two years ago, we went on a self-guided Safari in Namibia with our children and friends who lived there. We rented overlanding vehicles and traipsed across the second least populated country in the world for three weeks, tracking elephants, lions, birds and many “deer-like” animals.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I have kayaked the Grand Canyon for 18 days.
Any favorite books, movies, or podcasts?
My favorite podcasts are Michael Gervais’ Finding Mastery and Oprah’s Master Class with Maya Angelou Parts 1 and 2 are spectacular; Favorite book is Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden; Favorite movie: Something about Mary.
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