Matt Gorman is a senior IT professional specializing in Enterprise software. As a consultant, he often works with clients in Higher Education. “I love working with people who need help with IT strategic planning and implementation of that planning.” Matt is passionate about his work and finds facilitating a change process to be exhilarating.
Matt started his career working in the education field. After realizing that education wasn’t a passion for him, he chose to change industries. Matt was able to parlay his technical and math into a new career in information technology. Over the years, he’s worked for the Department of Defense (DOD), state governments, and software companies, among others. “At some point, I felt disconnected from a mission and found myself working for a college. Once settled there, I realized I had found a great match.”
Matt is an avid skier. When he was a child living in central New York, his grandparents introduced him to skiing. Each winter, you can find Matt hitting the slopes in the Colorado Rockies or Wasatch mountain range. Matt believes in finding a work/life balance, “If you are going to work hard, then reward yourself with experiences you love.”
Why we love Matt
Matt Gorman has been a part of the Cowork Frederick family for over two years. Although he’s soft-spoken in nature, he always greets others with a warm smile. Members enjoy chatting with him in the Cowork Frederick kitchen or breakroom. His placid demeanor brings a sense of calm wherever he goes.
Q&A with Matt Gorman
What inspires you and keeps you going?
The unknowns of the next adventure drive me forward, and the excitement of achieving the goal.
Cowork Frederick members tend to be a little unconventional. How does that apply to you?
I find a work-life balance extremely significant on the whole. I also work to be engaged with an employer that adds interest, curiosity, and adventure to the work I do. We are all in this for the long haul, so do yourself a favor and be engaged with what interests you. We have so many choices available to us. If we keep an open mind and do some research and planning, whatever we are involved with should feed our souls.
Any tips for working in IT?
- The IT field is so vast nowadays. I suggest selecting a mission or subject matter you feel excited about, learning about the technology used in that industry, and then finding where you can make an impact.
- Don’t be afraid to venture into areas where you are weak. Accept it and then grow in the ways that will bring about success.
- Joining professional organizations has greatly impacted my professional success. I joined several professional organizations, the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association International (AFCEA), the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), and the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP). I recently became a SHRM Certified professional ( a human resources certification) as well. I’ve met so many great people and gained awareness in many different areas by getting more involved in these organizations.
Why Cowork Frederick?
I’ve been working remotely for 10+ years. I love the flexibility of remote work, but it is not necessarily easy because it can be isolating. One great solution is Federick Cowork. We are all in the same boat- we are social creatures and need each other. Everyone is very friendly, and the facility itself is extremely comfortable. At Cowork Frederick, I don’t feel like I’m in an office. I’m at my daytime home.
For those who want to learn more, how can you be reached?
Find Matt Gorman on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-gorman-consultant/
About the author:
Bethany Good is a prolific poet, creative writer, author, and storyteller. In 2019, she finally found the role she was meant to play when she became the Founder, CEO, and “Head Wordsmith” of Good Writing Co., which provides copywriting, brand voice consultation, digital marketing, and book editing services. Bethany is a dedicated wife and mother of two elementary-aged children. In her limited free time, she enjoys cuddling with her new Boston Terrier puppy, Scout, as well as gardening, hiking, and telling neighborhood kids to get off her lawn.