If I got to describe GLI in one word, I would most likely say: different. Breaking down the word “different”, I would start from the moment I got in, this was the first program I approach as a young professional, not as a student. From that moment, I realized that it would certainly come with different objectives, expectations, and reward or failure. I can’t go further in writing without thanking everyone, from management to the students, who contributed to the success of the GLI and to the value it provides all around the region.
I believe this program was the needed next step in our journeys as professionals or entrepreneurs, especially as it placed 40 top notch minds together. It is a necessary step because it got past the growth phase to incorporate the requirements to sustain what we grew or helped grow, a business, our personality, or other potential projects. Moving from a student framework to a professional setup came with new boundaries and a new mindset, a mindset that I have struggled with in the first months, an issue I needed to talk through! I couldn’t have found better advice during this program from the different coaches and professionals I met along the three weeks. That was crucial to me in pursuing the development I want for myself as a young professional. (more…)