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CultureSep 28, 2021

Leaving a Legacy

Credera Team

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” –Greek Proverb 

Creating a Legacy Mindset

What do you want to be known for? What will you leave behind? What legacy are you creating?

This can be a heavy question, but its answers drive our actions and fuel our purpose.  

At Credera, we’re passionate about cultivating a legacy mindset in our people. A legacy mindset means that as you go throughout your life and career, you seek opportunities to make a difference that will continue long after you’re gone. It’s considering what you’ll be known for and looking to create a sustained impact and positive influence. 

While this has always been an organic part of Credera’s culture, it became more formalized during a partner retreat in 2019. Credera’s Global CEO and President Justin Bell asked the partner team to consider “What do you want to be true of Credera when you leave the firm?” Or more simply, “What is your legacy?” Each partner spent time considering the question and submitted statements they wanted to be true of their impact. 

Hear From Our Leaders About Legacy 

Three consistent themes emerged. Credera leaders want to create a legacy among our clients, our people, and our communities. 

In our recent video series, we sat down with several Credera partners and asked them to open up about why leading with a legacy mindset is important and about the legacies they’re hoping to create. 

In this video, hear Justin Bell, Credera’s Global CEO and President, Chris Dean, CEO of Credera UK, and Andrew Warden, Managing Partner, share their desired legacies.  

Why Legacy Matters

At Credera, we’ve found that living with a legacy mindset fuels a culture of growth and connectedness, empowers servant leadership, and gives meaning to what we do every day. 

While the work we do is important, and solving our client’s toughest challenges is exciting to us, Justin Bell said it best: “If the extent of what you do every day is get up and come to work to try and make money, it can be unmotivating. It is critical we have a purpose that’s higher than that, more important than that, and longer-lasting than that.”

Interested in Working at Credera?

Are you interested in joining a firm that cares about making an impact? 

We help both new and experienced professionals take the next bold step in their careers. If you are seeking similar opportunities for career growth in a fast-growing, global firm, we encourage you to check out our open opportunities

Additionally, explore what our employees are saying candidly on Glassdoor.com.

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