When we are facing major changes at work or in life, hearing how others have overcome challenges and setbacks can be a big help.
I enjoy sharing the stories of inspirational individuals, the different challenges they face, and how they mastered change and transitions. Here are just a few of them:
Sometimes I will reference books, podcasts or TED talks that help us gain fresh perspectives and insights.
A classic movie worth watching is The Intern starring Robert De Niro as Ben Whittaker, a senior intern at an online fashion site. Ben portrays the wisdom, patience and people skills of a 70-year-old with nothing to prove apart from being a congenial and capable older worker surrounded by young techies who are blown away by his wit and wisdom. He forms an unexpected bond with his boss, Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), based on mutual respect and mentoring.
Get in touch if you know of someone who would like to share their story. I’d love to hear from you.