Running Growing Talent, it’s my responsibility and privilege to mentor and support vulnerable people to successfully complete and secure the permanent job on offer – literally changing their lives.
Like most things we experience vulnerability is on a scale. People on Growing Talent come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some will be very vulnerable others not so.
This support doesn’t end with the programme. I continue to mentor and support long after the programme has finished.
It’s been a difficult few months for one graduate of the programme from seven programmes ago. Still employed and doing well at work but experiencing some personal issues. A pendulum of events and emotions over the past few months will continue a while longer. I have no doubt the person concerned will conquer this period and be a much more empathetic force.
I am very proud to have received this award and know that I do make a difference.
We should follow Action for Happiness’s view on automatic living. We bundle through live without actually living it. Taking a breath to take in our surroundings and live in the moment is so key to our wellbeing and strength. I personally believe affirmation every day and a reflective period on what we have done well at the end of each day boosts out self-esteem and positivity.
I’ll look at my award every now and then to remind myself I do make a difference and do a good job. Why don’t you try it and see how your self-esteem increases?