In early January I was lucky enough to be chosen to be one of the first 16 people in the world to take part in a trial business programme called inspiration USA.
It was a risk, there was very little information about the course and it was a significant investment of time and money (including a week in Boston). But I took the plunge – I have never been more grateful for trusting my gut instinct to go for it.
The course has left me with an understanding of the power of Design Thinking. This means I have been able to open my mind to the many possibilities available and more importantly act on them. During these extremely difficult times with Covoid-19 I feel incredibly lucky to have experienced this course which has enabled me to re-design and re-launch my entire business in 3 days.
Additionally I have made 16 life long friends from the course, who, whilst being a very diverse group, all took the same risk. I describe it as my ‘I’m a Celeb Get Me Out of Here’ experience – an incredible shared adventure. They are my biggest cheer leaders, and I theirs.
If I hadn’t taken part in the course I know that I would be facing this uncertain future with dread and a sense of hopelessness. Whilst I am worried about the next few months I am also determined to get through it.
A week ago I ran a creative team building business that was 100 % face to face. Now I am creating the Vibrant Thinking Community designed to enable yourself and others respond with creativity to the challenge we face.
A huge thank you to Phil & Penni at Enterprise Made Simple and all the amazing lecturers at Babson. And of course my incredible cohort – whatever happens we will be there for each other, helping each other through.
If you’d like to pre-register to join our community please visit our home page www.vibrantthinking.co.uk