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August 10, 2018

Grow Programme Profiles: Meet Aden

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Alyssa Jaffer

At The Collective, we believe in supporting our members to reach their full potential, and we’re constantly working towards that goal. Next week, The Collective Impact team is launching the Grow Programme, a self-development initiative aimed to support members in becoming the best versions of themselves.

We caught up with Aden, our member who has participated in the Grow Programme pilot over the last couple of months, to learn more about how the programme has already enriched her life.

How do you spend your time?

Aden: Juggling my business, full-time job, networking events and carving out a Sunday to unwind, reflect and plan my power week.

What are you passionate about?

Bringing you happiness and transformation.

What’s a challenge in your life right now, and how are you dealing with it?

Starting-up my own business with no financial backing. I am dealing with it by leveraging The Collective resources, skills exchange, events, Grow Pilot Programme as well as attending external business events which has collectively helped me in accessing information, networks and in doing so, avoid pitfalls, make sound decisions and ultimately reach my goals faster.  

What’s a goal you have, and how are you working towards it?

Quit my full-time job and pursue my business on a full-time basis. I am working towards it by setting up a rainy day fund, generating sales funnel system and doing daily mindfulness practices such as setting my intentions/affirmations to the universe to support me in achieving this goal.

Describe the Grow Programme in your own words.

It’s a holistic peer-group led initiative that aims to bring out the best version of you, through various avenues ranging from skills exchange, coaching, grown fund and ignite events. There is a place for you no matter what your self-development needs are.

Self-development is the best investment and where better than the place you call home?! The Collective Grow Programme is a must if you want to be the best version of yourself each and every day.

What have you gained from the Grow Programme? What’s the best part?

I learned how to utilise non-directive problem solving techniques through the ACTION Learning which I am applying both in my personal and professional relationships. I enjoyed the weekly peer-group sessions as it was an opportunity to meet, engage and collectively help each other in solving areas of concern in a psychologically safe and friendly environment.

What would you say to someone who’s considering partaking in self development?

Self-development is the best investment and where better than the place you call home?! The Collective Grow Programme is a must if you want to be the best version of yourself each and every day.

Any other thoughts?

No dream is ever too big to reach. All it takes is faith, goals and collective community to help you achieve! ⚉

Applications for the Grow Programme are now open and you can apply hereFor any queries, please contact Impact lead Petronella Tyson or community host Hydie Warwick.

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