Growing Talent has predominantly run within nuclear parts of national/international employers providing on site services to Growing Talent’s funders.
This started to change yesterday with the ‘King of Connections’ – also known as Andy at ISS, a strong supporter of Growing Talent, who connected Growing Talent with Anna, relatively new to the position of Head of Social Value at ISS in a meeting yesterday.
Anna’s clear interest in the uniqueness of Growing Talent was amplified by ISS’s ‘Empathy Envoy’, also known as Melinda, who joined us to share with Anna some of the experiences her team had encountered and the life changing differences they had been part of – all in addition to their day jobs.
Andy explained to Anna that accounts outside the funders could take part and make a real difference to those that need a chance as well as gaining a positive impact on their team.
Anna agreed to attend our Recognition and Relaunch Event in January and said she would spread the word to decision makers along with Andy.
Within an hour, I’d received accepted invitations from some of these decision makers to attend! How awesome is that?