How many years have you been in the industry?
What led you to this type of work?
What firms have you previously worked with?
What types of projects/clients/industries are you involved in?
What is your educational background?
What motivates you as a person and as a professional? What drives you to do good work? In other words, What’s the key to your success?
In and around the office, your co-workers and peers appreciate your... ?
Meanwhile, your clients appreciate your... ?
What’s the most challenging part of your job? What’s the most rewarding?
Is there one thing you do professionally that, when you share with people not in your field, they say, “I didn’t know you did that type of work”, or “I didn’t know that was part of your job”?
What are your passions, practices and personal pursuits? How do you like to spend your time when you’re away from work?
Who are the meaningful people in your life?
What is your favorite place (or favorite places)? Where might someone bump into you around town?
If you have a quote to live by, what is it? Where did you first hear it?
Can you name one person in your life (whether living or deceased) you view as a mentor?
How do you serve as a mentor to others (whether co-workers, friends, kids, etc.)?
Do you donate (time, resources, etc.) to any charitable or community organizations? If so, would you mind naming them?