Alessandra Marini attended her first ever JCI Cambrige workshop on the 16th of March 2017. In fact, this was the first time that Alessandra came across JCI as an organisation. We caught up with Alessandra after the event. This is what she had to say…in her own words.
Review by Alessandra Marini
I was so enthusiastic when I found out that a personal development workshop was taking place in Cambridge that I immediately decided to sign up for the event.
When I arrived, I met Naily Makangu, the President of JCI Cambridge and she introduced me to very friendly people from different backgrounds and countries. While drinking a good glass of wine and eating snacks, they talked to me about JCI and all the activities that they regularly organise in a broad range of fields.
After half an hour of networking, Rich Wainwright, award winning Business Coach from ActionCOACH, started talking about how our small daily choices shape our life decisions and how they can bring us closer or pull us away from our dreams.
We have learned how to plan actions to achieve our goals, how much impact our attitude can have in our performance and in our career path and how to prioritise tasks when we feel overwhelmed. For every topic, Rich provided very tangible examples where I could recognise myself.
But the most important lesson I have learned at the Power of Personal Development Workshop is that the environment affects our actions, our behaviour and our results. This is why it is important to be surrounded by inspiring people, people like those I met that night.
After the workshop, we still wanted to talk about so many things, that we decided to go in a pub nearby and have a few drinks together.
Not only I have learned more about the power of personal development, but I also met great new friends.
Thanks JCI Cambridge!
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This post was written by Naily Makangu