Coaches and mentors are those who help you to cross the river, but eventually you need to cross the river by yourself! Huge thanks to my coach, Tina Livingston, and my mentor, Bing Guo, for their support during the Edinburgh Award.
Leadership is a compulsory life skill to learn. In the past it has been too easy for me to say, I can’t be a leader, without challenging myself. However, I hope now that I am able to say, ‘I am not ready to be a leader, but I know can be’.
Exploring your self awareness is a lifelong journey and I have come to realise that it is never too late to change things about yourself. After participating in the Edinburgh Award, which supports students to become more self-aware, I have experienced some magical changes and have truly benefited from my increased sense of self-awareness.