In 2017 I was crushed by my 600kg horse & doctors told me I may never walk again in any meaningful way. Thirteen operations later, I have defied the odds, I've learnt to walk again and even started to run - turning trauma into a triumph!
In 2017, I was told by doctors that I would likely never walk again in a meaningful way. Three years and thurteen operations later, I have defied the odds, not only learning to walk again but also completing two 100km bike rides and achieving my CPA (certifed practicing accountant) from my hospital bed. I credit my adaptability and resilience and my ability to redefine my version of success, as being vital in the fight to regain control of my legs (and life) which I hope will help others reposition challenges in their own lives.
Many people talk about the Three C’s in business. It may sound like buzz terminology but ultimately, there are certain pillars to live by when it comes to leadership in business and life. Some will refer to clarity, culture and confidence. Others will refer to competency, character and communication. When it comes to my Executive Three C’s, I prefer consistency, credibility and connection. In business, executive leadership is about serving others and investing in your people, which is why my Three C’s represent trust, building it and maintaining it.
Job-hopping, self-centred, distracted, spoiled, lazy. The millennial generation receives a bad rap sometimes. Yet, people are fascinated with us, which has always intrigued me. For all our faults, though, we’re also tech-savvy, community conscious and loyal to a T. Could it be that our generation is just misunderstood, or struggling to fit into a corporate environment that doesn’t focus on employee engagement?
“All knowledge is connected to all other knowledge. The fun is in making the connections” - Arthur Aufderheide Is connecting on social media platforms that important for your career?
We all have key moments in life that will determine our direction, especially when these moments are defined through pain. Pain can transform you and give you a new perspective and pathway in life. My mantra of strength to overcome pain came after a deeply traumatic accident when my passion for international level horse riding quickly became a fight to survive. To live through pain can be a long process of self-discovery and resilience. When you have come to anticipate that you have managed to get all your ducks in a row, only for a sudden tide change to send all those little ducks in different directions completely, life forces you to learn new perspectives.