Message from our Founding Member, Chrizelda Walters
Our last Friday in May was filled with energy, we were in flow, the vibe was amazing, memories were created – and the moments were all captured by photographer Justin. His style and the way he made us feel at ease, echoes his Instagram bio – “big heart who loves his friends, humour and laughing (@fletcher8072)!’’ We are equally grateful for the relationship and connection we have with Gaylyn, founder of The Creative Leadership. Her commitment and work ethic is contagious and admirable. We also had the pleasure of some of our ACE delegates joining us on the day- their inner light is beaming with passion and the future looks bright!
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” – Marianne Williamson.
Fun fact about yourself?
I have an affinity for fast cars. I’m attracted to the power and speed. The adrenalin rush is euphoric.
“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” – Eckhart Toll.
What do you think makes working at the office attractive?
The office is where we as team connect on many different levels. Being present at office allow us to debrief, share experiences, learnings and tap into each other’s energy. It is where we remind one another of our motto, a healthy body and mind creates the best you that you can be for your client and self.
“Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection.” – Brene Brown.
Favourite travelling memory?
Attending the Melbourne Grand Prix and experiencing F1 live, it was an unforgettable and indescribable weekend!
Milena De Abreu
“Some people see things the way they are and ask, “Why?” I see things the way they could be and I ask, “Why not?” – John F. Kennedy.
Tell us a little about your family?
I celebrated my 10 year wedding anniversary with hubby, Stephan, this year. We reside in the west coast area, where we enjoy summer (and even winter) days by the beach front with our two kids, Mila, 7 and Giovani, 5. Eating ice cream, bike riding and watching the kite surfers is a sure treat.
UNDERSTANDING INFORMED DECISIONS :
Psychometric profiling is multifaceted and individuals are, by nature, complex. Constructs are being measured that are not directly observable. We rely on candidates to provide the most accurate information about themselves. As part of our assessment service, we offer feedback to candidates. The candidate feedback session provides the opportunity for the candidate to get closure, for us to gain better understanding of the candidate, as well as the tool and the accuracy of the profile. No assessment tool, in itself, is 100% accurate. In essence, it is the individual that provides us with the insight into the self. The feedback sessions have showed that often it is the first time that they are provided with the results and a report. Candidates, regretted or hired, are thankful for the opportunity to debrief and discuss. The most satisfying part for us during a feedback session is when candidates share how amazed they are at the level of accuracy and how relevant and helpful the information is. To be able to assist in increased levels of self-insight and awareness is truly humbling and it reminds us to seek the uniqueness of the person we are assessing, as well as to take a holistic view of the complete cycle and not only the data sets.
ADAPT : CONTINUE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
In order to conduct assessments, we need to be obtain accreditation in psychological assessments and to develop our professional repertoire. Accreditation enables us to assist in making meaningful business decisions. Jenny and I enrolled in a refresher course that covers theoretical and practical work in cognitive constructs – 10 modules in total. Successful accreditation demonstrates an understanding of the theory and practical implications. Jenny has successfully completed modules 1- 5 and I am currently completing module 3. Well done Jenny for your energy and effort!
MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCES : ACE
This is the fourth consecutive mid-year review of ACE. ACE is a programme that encourages delegates to build resilience. It offers four modules for learning and connection. Milena and I are involved with different cohorts and our mid-year review feedback revealed a rating of 100% in terms of value-add and 90% for facilitators knowledge. Herewith, some comments from delegates on the value the programme adds: “Increased self-worth”; “teaching me self-control”; “how to be present and active in my life”; “able to deal with difficult decisions”.
For your support and input. To those of you who are taking some well-deserved leave this winter holiday, we wish you a restful, happy and safe time with your families and loved ones. We encourage you to make time to reflect and we invite you to share with us. We would love to hear from you.