Recently I wrote a post about two scenarios:
1. social media as a halloween grab bag, where you reach out into the dark and don’t know what you’re going to bump up against or
2. social media as a place to meet, connect and build relationships, like meeting in a gorgeous field of flowers.
Regarding the latter I’ve made a wonderful connection with a woman named Sam who, after I’d asked her what she’s about and she responded, she asked me of the same.
Here’s your reply Sam.
I am more than the sum of my parts.
I am the crossroads, where family, friends, travels, education, authors and even strangers have brushed their influences upon me.
- I’m as comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt working with people in poverty as I am in a suit in the C-suite (no heels, come on I’m 5’10”)
- I work with professional comedians, because I believe humour is a gateway to powerful learning
- I was born to teach and train, it’s in my blood. I enjoy nothing more than setting a smorgasbord of diverse learning opportunities that’s so sumptuous that participants can’t help but help themselves
- I once lived in a house that had a jail cell
- I went to school on a ship that sailed around the world
- I’ve worked with the former President of Mozambique, the Honourable Joaquim Chissano, the United Nations, and the Olympics
- When I was young I worked with people who were autistic, people in a psychiatric boarding home, sex offenders, severely physically challenged folk, and French kids in a daycare (no better language teachers).
- I’ve always been fascinated with all faces of diversity which, decades ago now, convinced me that becoming a fashion designer wasn’t the route I should take (though I was accepted into fashion design school).
- I was an entrepreneur at 13 when I started selling boxwood to clients
- I know what the term Lusophone means
- I have been inside the ring of a camel wrestling competition
- I have been a single married mama
- I lost 30 pounds more than 2 years ago and along the way learned much about the process of change & how to affect change
- I am delightfully public and intensely private
And you? Who are you?