Recently, I was called that moniker:
“You’re a real Michael Clayton” said the client. After some reflection, I think I like it!
To be known as a “Fixer?” Not bad, really.
Yes. I’ve been able to navigate some sticky situations … usually it’s only money at stake. Sometimes however pride is on the line — personalities and relationships are at risk. To me those are more valuable.
Everyone has bridges. Hopefully only a few required burning. Even in those circumstances professional respect is possible.
If at the moment your crisis seems overwhelming, perhaps an unavoidable “fail” with a project? Let’s have a look. In an hour (I give the first one away free) quite a bit of perspective is possible.