What do you want to achieve?
Post by Damian Killikelly
Part 1 in a series - How a journey of self discovery led to positive change
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves” (Leo Tolstoy)
My passion as a trainer is seeing the amazing results achieved by my participants, professionally and personally, as they go through our development programmes. It is inspiring to touch lives through our content, approach and experiences. I constantly repeat in the training room that “only actions generate results”. However, do I walk the walk? Many areas have become good habits over the years. However, when I looked at myself honestly, there were several places where I let myself off the hook.
I have experienced a tumultuous 24 months professionally that resulted in leaving a business I loved. Throughout this rollercoaster, consciously applying the learnings I share with my participants has resulted in finding out a lot about myself and in significant personal growth. I am immensely proud to have been a part of setting up our own business - Hansen Beck - with a great group of like-minded colleagues. I never thought I would have the courage or ability to do this.
I will share over a number of articles, some short learnings with you from the expedition I took. Hopefully, some of these will touch a chord with you. I am inspired and excited about the opportunities we have created for the next 10 years and beyond. If anything I share helps you to define your future, that would be even better.
Call to action: Start with yourself. Be the authentic you that you want to present to the world.
Written by Damian Killikelly
After a variety of experiences working in accountancy and sales for 13 years, I was lucky enough 17 years ago to find my vocation – training. Doing something you genuinely love is life-changing. I strongly recommend if you haven’t found your own vocation that you keep searching and taking the chances and opportunities that come along – it is never too late! I passionately believe that behaviour change is only sustainable when it is embedded in daily life –not just professionally but personally. The more we see the benefits in our most important relationships, the more motivated we are to continue. I am privileged to see these changes in my participants but also to be constantly challenged through their growth to look at myself and my own development.