What would you change if you could?
I am a self confessed change addict!
When I was 28 years old I felt I “needed” to switch from successfully building a career in management consultancy, ironically the “Strategic Change” practice. It was a job that took me across continents and to cultures as diverse as the state sector in Zimbabwe and a Hong Kong start up. I was rarely anywhere for more than 6 weeks and got to work with different people all the time. So that should have suited me perfectly, but the urge to change was there. Fast forward a few years and I was sitting in a technology conference in New Orleans. Again that urge to do something new hit me and I moved into the world of sport and the not for profit sector.
Eight years on and I have ripped up the rule book and changed my environment once more. My newly found “day a week” has changed my organisation, my own life and now I can focus 8 hours a week on changing anything I want. This is an incredibly powerful and liberating feeling. Because I enjoy change so much myself, I am naturally curious about how people change the environment around themselves (and in part how this changes them as they go along that trip).
A great “Change Story” is that of Adam Garone, the founder of Movember, who went to TED Talks to describe his journey to change the world through raising awareness of and funds for Prostate Cancer. To watch Adam talk about his journey check TED out. Watch it here
- Video: TED talk – schools and the role of ‘grit’ in success (schoolsimprovement.net)
- TED staffers growing moustaches for Movember (ted.com)