Speaking Out

  Public speaking can be daunting for sure. It took me years of training and Workshops to reach a level that I was happy with. Through the PSE Summer Camps, we created a series of sessions, games and exercises that helped our project managers develop their public speaking skills for the four weeks that theyContinue reading “Speaking Out”

Meeting the World

In the Summer Camps, we had a very much diverse team of people: Spanish, French, English, German, American etc etc and of all ages. This, combined with the different levels of English fluency made our team meetings all the more challenging. We had to ensure that all team members had the opportunity to be heardContinue reading “Meeting the World”

Influencing through Actions

The classic book by Dale Carnegie ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ offers a great insight into the basics of leading a successful team and the importance of leading by actions and example. Through our PSE Summer Camps, putting the ideas in this book into practice has come naturally and throughout the year, IContinue reading “Influencing through Actions”


Sometimes, self-reflection is the best medicine to surviving a high-intensity workplace. At the bank, one had to constantly reflect back on past decisions and positions taken to learn from past mistakes BUT never allowing oneself to succumb to negativeness. By learning from errors and understanding how you deal with intensity, one can decide on howContinue reading “High-Intensity”

Change by Design

A great book deserving a thorough read is Change by Design by Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO. Below I link to an online summary and have pasted the contents here for simplicity: ‘The leader of one of the most successful design companies, Brown shares what he has learned about how to make “change by design.”Continue reading “Change by Design”