Interview conducted by Ana Gambetta.
This March, MSPC honors all the amazing women who work in the firm.
Nicole Henry has been with the firm for over 20 years, and although her work is very important and allows her to have the creative freedom she craves, there is more to Nicole than meets the eye. I interviewed Nicole and asked very important questions and to my surprise, we have a lot in common. We both love Maya Angelou and admire how ahead of her time she was, we would both love to sit down and have a meal with Bob Marley, and travel is definitely a reward we both enjoy. She mentions how working for Rick Montalbano, is one of the best experiences she’s had working at MSPC (he is a great mentor and inspiration) and claims that the job found her, but it’s clear that MSPC needs her just as much. Although it is rewarding and amazing to work at MSPC, if she had any other career choice, Nicole would be a professional dancer, the ability to be able to tell a story through body movements is appealing to her and absolutely “magical”. Nicole is an amazing human, and above it all, she’s an amazing woman to have as part of our team. Read below to learn more about her!
- What is your greatest fear?
- Cockroaches and dependency – having to physically and/or financially depend on someone else. Very self sufficient – it’s the Aquarian in me!
- Who is the most successful woman you’ve ever met?
- Someone who is courageous and is doing exactly what they have always wanted to do, and that is my Aunt Georgia who at the age of 45 reinvented herself after her divorce. She relocated to Turks & Caicos and created the life she knew she deserved. She opened her own day spa, becoming a household name on the island. She is well sought after for her “microblading” techniques.
- What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
- Own up to your own mistakes & learn from them.
- What is your happy place?
- The Beach
- What is your favorite country, favorite city, & the last place you visited?
- Italy , Paris, Switzerland
- If you could tell something to your college self, what would it be?
- Push myself academically to go further (becoming a CPA or achieving a master’s degree, etc.)
- What is the most significant career accomplishment you are most proud about?
- One job, two decades, and still happy to go to work
- If you were to look at yourself 5-10 years ago, would you have envisioned your career to be what it is today?
- No, I didn’t think I would have worked here (MSPC) for as long as I have
- If left alone on an island (with no electricity), what are three things you would absolutely NEED?
- Rose Hip seed Oil, a lighter, a sharp knife
- Coffee or tea?
- Cat or dog?
- What is one piece of advice you would want to share with other women?
- Be less judgmental, followed up with the expression “comparison is the thief of joy”. Be your authentic self.
- If you could back and do it all again, would you?
- Yes! and travel so much more and further my academic endeavors.