The November air brings to mind childhood memories, sweet memories of afternoon games, running in the streets, flying kites, playing tops, yoyos or just running after a cricket escaped into the bushes. November air! Longing … yearning for those unique cloudscape chapines, romantic sunsets, peaceful, family. November air!
The winds of November are not the same. Two years ago, bringing new vibes! It was two years since I received the first information about the existence of an organization whose main purpose was done to promote and strengthen the Guatemalan leadership. I didn’t think so much, after a few months received the surprising news that I had been selected to join the group that would be the first generation of graduates of the School Leaders LEADERSHIP.
I must confess that in my life there is a before and after my experience Leadership. In my journey through life, I worked, I pushed, I promoted processes for others and for others. I didn’t stop to think in me. Leadership noticed my interior, discovered and strengthened! I found with my peers and colleagues that our toolbox was always full in each of the working sessions. I realized that I had always devoted be a companion and now I allow my self to be accompanied.
I found in the circle of trust an oasis of innerpeace. A rewarding, satisfying experience. Our unique space as a big family, our circle, the strongest link between all members of this unique family: My family by choice. I no longer feel alone, because I found other spirits as restless as mine. Noble souls whose mission is to serve others. There I found myself and embraced my forgotten dreams and ideals. I saw my friends, I discovered that we all contribute our grain of corn to the development of our country.
Leadership changed my life. It definitely strengthened my knowledge and skills. After Leadership I practice a more conscious leadership, committed and sensitive to the characteristics and needs of the sectors I work with. I care more about my inner self, my child, my inner adult and my inner father.
I feel connected to my big family, sharing with the founders of the organization that has changed my life, it has been rewarding.Thank you all, thanks to all! Rocío, Flor, Kathy, Gary, Tamalyn. Thanks for your efforts, for your faith and love for humanity, for giving your heart to this noble project, thank you for believing in me, for giving me the opportunity to be a better person and better serve my country, thank you for giving me the tools to lead.
The winds of November are not the same, now remind me that I have a new family, my Family Leadership.
Alva Benilda Batres- First Generation Leadership.