We usually start the year with a huge commitment list, sometimes it’s a bit unrealistic to say the truth! But it can be very promising, after all, New Year has come!
But since it is a new year, we decided to shake things a bit in 2021. We invited Anna Seidl, from Global Mobility Trainer, to help us Uncover the Word of the Year 2021. In an interactive workshop, Anna made us all reflect that having a word of the year could be a constant gentle reminder of what we want to focus on.
What a delightful and meaningful evening.
All the participants received their workbook beforehand, and from there, Anna Seidl guided us through this whole experience.
Reflecting on 2020
We started Reflecting on 2020, something that helped us focus our minds in what we want to work on in 2021.
- Where did you thrive?
- Where did you struggle?
- and finally when did you feel most like yourself?
were just some of the questions to start with.
Identify and Name our Personal Values
Next Step was to Identify and Name our Personal Values. “Values anchor us and give us direction throughout our lives” says Anna. It helps us to take decisions when we are uncertain, it is when you feel it in your gut that you are on the right path.
These were some of the Core Values shared by our group
Find Your Word for 2021
Third Step, an incredibly challenging one: Find Your Word for 2021. Anna gave us some time to reflect on this step, and the process started here.
Using your word in 2021
And Final Step: Using your word in 2021. After knowing what our focus for the year would be, we reflected on the impact our word will have and what we will celebrate in December 2021.
We have defined our vision for 2021, recognized the importance of reaching out to people to help you stay on track
Finally we got a golden tip: in order to thrive in 2021, what do we need to STOP.START.CONTINUE.
Oh, and my word(s) of the year?
Luciana Bruno, from iwibdus events team.
Luciana Bruno is a volunteer in the events team. She has been volunteering for iwibdus since October 2020. If you would like to volunteer please contact us
A third-generation global nomad shaped and influenced by life on four continents from a young age, Anna has a deep understanding of a globally mobile life. As a trainer and coach, she is now pouring her enthusiasm into supporting parents in learning about the challenges and opportunities their globally mobile children face while not neglecting themselves. Anna is married to an English-German and is currently raising three Third Culture Kids in the greater Stuttgart area where she runs, bakes and blogs.