During my varsity days, I was a volunteer for a community youth movement. In this youth movement, I took up a few positions. Many people thought I was crazy for giving so much time towards this organisation – university was so demanding already. Looking back, maybe I was a little crazy but I really gained so much experience and skills that I am able to use in the workplace today.
We work in a dynamic industry where new ideas are constantly being propounded. This phenomenon can be the life blood of soft skills training. However, unless we’re discerning, we can end up with workshops full of ‘new’ and exciting theories and tools which over-promise and under-deliver.
Recently, I experienced a difficult life event with the death of my father-in-law. It wasn’t tragic as he was ninety-five, but it caused a huge amount of upheaval with family coming from overseas, etc.
Elizabeth is the general manager of a transport company. They approached us for, firstly, sales training and later, for emotional intelligence training. A number of their people came through our doors and it became apparent to us that Elizabeth had a special knack for seeing potential in others.
Published on 29th of Aug 2017 by Debbie Engelbrecht CEO