First Quarter as NG Exec

My first quarter on the Exec has been a lesson in passion. Now I know what you’re thinking, but hear me out…

I didn’t realise, before joining the Exec team, just how passionate they are about providing the best of everything, be that commercial agreements, member support or learning, to the Group. Their passion drives them forward, when others would have decided to quit –they make brave decisions and see them through, and its passion that makes that happen.

Their passion is contagious too, it motivates them individually and as a team and acts like a magnet, attracting other passionate people to their purpose.

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.”

All that passion, of course, makes for a very dynamic and lively team, where

Discussion and dialogue are ardent and ideas and opinions abound. My personal challenge has been to learn to step back–as all of you are, I too amused to making decisions in my business, where I have to consider ATG and its immediate community only. Now, I have to consider the needs of 70+ members who have entrusted me to help steer and direct their Group to success, so it’s been a real lesson in listening, reflecting and diplomacy to participate in a more democratic decision-making process.

I hope that I will over the coming months, add value to the Exec team by bringing a new perspective and clarity, acting as a devils-advocate when needed, a strong view and voice and, above all, my own passion!

I’m looking forward to an exciting year of growth and prosperity for all