Elevate life – my learning journey
I am Barbara. New Principal & Consultant at Beratergruppe Neuwaldegg since April 2016. I am going to share my personal learning journey with you.
My learning journey #1 von Barbara Buzanich-Pöltl
Imaging my first day. I found myself standing in the middle of a circle with 50 people around me—our staff & network partners—and everyone stared at me. One question raised: “Why are you with Beratergruppe Neuwaldegg?“ And the first thought which I heard myself saying was: „… because it was love at the first sight.“
How did that happen???
Yes, there was this strong connection and commitment from the first moment. AND there was this special start before my first day started: Our Purpose Quest in Burgenland at Friedrichshof for three days, facilitated by Claus Eurich.
I can tell you, that was a tough time!!!
Tough in terms of openness, vulnerability, conflicts, honesty, … For sure there were feelings like: „Get me out of here!“, „Where are we heading to?“ or „Is it worth to get that extra mile?“. And there were these gentle and heart-opening moments—full of life & power.
One of these inspiring moments was, when we got a present. Already knowing that values like with integrity, systemic and integral are part of our DNA, Claus offered CONVIVIALITY based on Albert Schweitzer:
“I am life that wants to live, in the midst of life that wants to live“.
There was it. This BIG meaningful word, which serves life. We struggled with it a lot and filled it with our aspects, feelings and meanings. And then we found our new purpose:
inspiring organisations. elevate life
We realized that this will be a big step for all of us. We knew that there are lots of tensions involved. We were sure that with humility we are ready to follow this purpose. But not enough.
It was time to involve all our colleagues and network partners some hours later. As expected they challenged us. And this was great! Together we got clearer what it could mean for ourselves and our collaborations with organisations. The atmosphere was electric and the first directions of impact were created, eg. to the topic integration. The whole time I had the feeling that I had been part of Beratergruppe Neuwaldegg for a long time.
So you see how a start in a new company could look like. Isn’t it cool?! Perhaps you now understand how it came to my first words of “My first day” … and maybe you also understand my last words in the circle at this meeting:
“What a first day!!!”
So feel free to discuss and/or share your thoughts with us! I would love to fill our purpose with more shades and colours!
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Mag. Barbara Buzanich-Pöltl, Principal der beratergruppe neuwaldegg