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Today's Guest Is Marie Rounsavell
Marie Rounsavell began her career in proposals in 2007 as a technical writer and quickly moved on to positions in capture management and proposal leadership. At present, she is working as the assistant team leader at FCM Travel Solutions where, in addition to managing proposals, provides leadership to a team devoted to strategic sales support, content creation, and library management. As part of a global team, Marie gets to pretend to be an all-knowing oracle when it comes to selling from behind the screen. She has been active in the California Chapter’s mentorship program since 2018 and at present, sits on the board of directors. Marie Rounsavell is a writer, proposal manager, and maker based in Los Angeles. Prior to pursuing career as a writer, Marie used to work in a museum where she glued dried plants to large sheets of beautiful thick paper and taught kids about primates in a zoo and answered questions like whether the cheetahs were married or when the animatronic dinosaurs were fed. She also sold gorgeous plants once. Marie used to work for an art publisher who sent her to China while her work in a staffing company sent her everywhere around the globe. After graduating with a degree in English and World Literature from Pitzer College, Marie worked in a fancy bookstore where people were surprised about the fact that she had read many of the books. In the travel company, where she currently works, Marie gets to travel to amazing places, although she does her best work at home. Marie has been always interested in what life has to do with work and what work has to do with how one lives. She says, if balance is a hobby, investigating that balance is her passion. Marie allows people to call her an artist based on what she read once that said art is a behaviour—a thing people do to make their worlds more interesting, rather than the thing that is made or talked about. Marie is also a natural dyer and knitter. Along with making clothes, she tries to be a compulsive writer and always paints to amuse herself.
In this episode we will discuss Marie’s
- Life and Career
- Transition of Career with Proposal Industry
- Role as writer, proposal manager and consultant
- Experience as an active member of APMP and her role as Board Director in the California Chapter
- People influential in her life and career
- Advice to bid and proposal professionals
- Next Steps and
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