During my years as CEO of the Charity Essere Living Skills Inc (2004-2009) we provided many schools in the Sydney region with an opportunity to partner with a Corporate organisation such as Vodafone, where Essere presented a Leadership rotational series of activities for students in Year 10, 11, 12 – a variety of work- stations, drumming, leadership workshop and art design.
Their involvement hands-on produced for the school a banner or art display created by the students and was left at the school. The corporate organisation sent their employees to participate as well, the NRL footballers were also involved and at the end of the days event the school had a piece of work and the students performed a drumming performance. These days were so much fun, educational but totally inspiring!
Students involved in the workstations, these days we were creating memories for these young people. Lots of energy and lots of smiles.
Essere Living Skills Inc. provided a variety of workshops for adults – these I am so very proud of. We saw over 100,000 young people and adults during my time there as CEO of this unique pioneering Charity. What an honour to empower people to be their very best.
Essere was a charity that delivered self-esteem and resilience building workshops for all ages.
Workshops for all …
Essere Living Skills delivered a variety of workshops. We travelled all over Australia to Aboriginal communities and schools both Primary and High schools. It was an amazing adventure, we met wonderful educators and community people and were always welcomed with open arms. It is always an interesting and rewarding experience.
During my time as CEO for the charity I met many interesting people, one especially was our previous and sadly missed the honourable Sir Michael Jeffery, AC, CVO, MC (Governor General of Australia). A man of such integrity and a very kind heart.
After we had an audience with him at Admiralty House in Kirribilli he promised the charity that he would attend a leadership Essere workshop. He flew in from Canberra to a school in Windsor NSW and watched alongside parliamentary personnel and educators. He particularly loved the work we did and the outcomes that he saw and feedback from the students but he loved the drumming, he told me his grandson played the drums great watching him getting into the groove with the students.