TSP Then & Now: K.C. McAllister
A Look Back Through the Years
When did you start working at TSP?
16 and a half years ago. June 29, 2000, the day after my 23rd birthday. I graduated in May and started at the end of June.
Why have you stayed with TSP for so long?
I was the college liberal arts nerd, so I liked learning and understanding how things connect. Working across the healthcare industry has been intellectually stimulating. At the same time, our business has an altruistic piece. You’re helping place the person or build the team getting a therapy in the hands of patients or finding ways to give access to those without care. That’s rewarding.
I have also stayed because of the people. The continuity of truly caring about each other, our clients, and our candidates has made TSP my home and my family.
How is TSP different from when you started?
When I started, we did executive search. That’s still such a core part of who we are, but as we evolved, we recognized there are more ways we could help our clients grow. As clients brought new challenges to us, we’ve been able to step up and figure out solutions…and so our business has expanded into new areas. There’s nothing that stops us from continually trying to improve and think ahead to what’s next.
What advice would you give your younger self?
In a business that is all about people, there is a lot of unpredictability resulting in both great highs and great lows. Now, with almost 20 years in the business, I look back and recognize there have been so many positives and so many great things that have happened at TSP. I would say to my younger self, “Try to step back more often and see what you have accomplished, how far you’ve come as a team, and how far the business has come…and enjoy it.”