Meet the Member – James Lambert (JCI Southampton)

Meet the Member – James Lambert (JCI Southampton)

May 19, 2015 12:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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Although we are in the middle of our Meet the National Board blog series this is our usual Meet the Member day and I thought it fitting to introduce James Lambert from JCI Southampton.  Although James isn’t on National Board and doesn’t attend our meeting he’s been a huge support to the team so far this year.  He’s running our TOYP project, involved in organising LEAP and volunteered to help with our website.

Which chamber are you a member of?
Southampton

How long have you been a JCI member?
2 and a half years

What made you join?
I re-located to Southampton for work and originally joined JCI for the networking opportunities. Since joining I have got so much more out of being a member particularly in relation to Personal Development.

What is the most interesting JCI event you’ve been to and why?
LEAP (JCI’s Leadership academy) which I attended in August 2013. Amongst other things the weekend helped me learn about myself and how I can work better with others as well as making some great new friends. LEAP is back for its 4th year in 2015 and I am honoured to be the LEAP Director this year. If you haven’t been to LEAP I would strongly encourage you to come this year (it’s on 21st – 23rd August). For more info see http://www.jciuk.org.uk/leap

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The 2014 LEAP delegate including james hiding

Had JCI presented any unusual/interesting opportunities?
Attending TOYP academy in Istanbul where I got to learn more about JCI and also local customs as I stayed with a JCI member there.

What is your job/career/profession/business?
I work as a tax accountant, preparing tax returns for people to ensure they (legally) don’t pay too much tax

Has JCI had any impact on your job/career/profession/business?
Yes. JCI has improved my communication skills and increased my confidence in my own abilities.

What’s your proudest achievement?
There are 2 – Being named Most Outstanding New Member in 2013 and also running the Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) project this year.

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If we came to your home and looked inside your refrigerator, what would we see?
Not much as it is shopping day tomorrow!

What is a good weekend to you?
Relaxing with friends and a walk along the coast with my fiancé

Tell us something crazy/dangerous/inspiring/unusual you have done
I’ve done a couple of skydives (one over the desert in Africa and the other in New Zealand).

Thanks James!!

 

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