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On the Career Path: Admin to Consultant with SF Welly & Chch communities: Thurs Mar 31 12pm NZT

Salesforce User Group, Wellington, New Zealand
Thu, Mar 31, 2022, 12:00 PM (NZDT)

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About this event


Recording Link: (Passcode: qk=WB5a$)

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Attendee Locations

  • Wellington / Te-Whangaui-a-Tara
  • Auckland / Tamaki Makaurau
  • Hamilton
  • Christchurch
  • Nelson
  • Tauranga
  • Palmerston North
  • Kapiti Coast
  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Hong Kong
  • San Diego, USA
  • Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA

New certs recently passed - congrats :)

  • Adrienne Cutcliffe - Field Service Consultant (after the meeting)
  • Sarah Whitau - Sales Cloud Consultant
  • Pari Sathyanarayana - Platform App Builder
  • Bill Wu - Slack Admin
  • Stephen Stanley - B2B Solution Architect (3rd attempt, just after the meeting!)
  • Also a confession from Marc Baizman:100% failed my Admin exam first 2 times - so do not be put off by failure!

Some Notes from the Speakers, Chat & Q&A (watch the recording for more detail)

  • deep community involvement...
  • Non profit / Non profit experience helps as you may know more than your NP customer by then
  • Attending events
  • User group meetings are really helpful
  • Networking
  • Get active on LinkedIn
  • Certs recommended to focus on: Admin & Platform App Builder, then for consulting, Sales Cloud Consultant, Service Cloud Consultant too
  • Trailhead: Rebecca did them all the time, to get her info when she was asked questions, and loves the super badges - Trailhead Super badges are real world challenges
  • Get competitive on Trailhead - that encourages participation!
  • Running workshops and asking open ended questions, soft skills, to understand what they are trying to achieve
  • Change management also important
  • Find a mentor
  • Any experience can be cross-skilled to consulting
  • Life experience!
  • Check out grad programmes if you ares sill studying, many partners have specific Salesforce training / grad path


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Please join us in the combined meeting for the extended Wellington and Christchurch Salesforce community groups, with a focus this month on Salesforce careers, and making the move from customer admin to partner consultant.

Hear from 3 inspiring Wāhine Toa who will share their very different Salesforce career journeys with us, and we'll have time for Q&A

  • Natalie Savell - Senior Functional Consultant at PwC
  • Adrienne Cutcliffe - Nonprofit Solutions Lead at Traction on Demand
  • Rebecca D'Arcy - Senior Functional Consultant at Datacom

Thurs 31 March 12 pm NZT

All welcome - please make sure you register if you wish to attend as this is proving a very popular event and is close to being full. Only those who have registered will be admitted - please do not pass on the link.

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Featured Presentation


Group Leader

  • Anna Loughnan

    Anna Loughnan

    Independent Consultant



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