At Change Gear we are often asked to facilitate team events and strategy days; so when I received a phone call asking me if I was interested in running an “away day” for the trustees of a charity, I naturally said yes. To cut to the chase I had one of the best days ever working with a wonderful group of people who are really committed to making a difference… but over to their CEO Toby Freeman to tell the story behind the charity and his thoughts on the day.
This weekend a couple of my amazing friends are off to take part in a local triathlon for the second year in a row. Just 18 months ago one of these friends had a terrible fear of open water and didn’t much like swimming – this fear was getting in the way of her achieving her personal goal of getting herself super fit and proving to herself she could do something really special. Next weekend she will be taking part in the very same event; she is fitter, stronger and more importantly feels she has really achieved what she set out to do… and is a much more confident person as a result of this.
I started to wonder about my work and how many times I meet people whose fears get in the way of them achieving so much more.