4 May 2020

PEV People: Leadership

Bridget Harrington

“From my PEV experience I’ve learnt that nothing is too great a challenge.”

Role: Team Leader

Countries operated in: Fiji

Projects operated on: Social Consulting

Experience in 3 words: Fun, learning and more fun

What has been your greatest highlight?
My greatest highlight would be sitting in a hot stuffy room in Fiji in our leaders meeting and finding out that we were successful in obtaining a micro finance loan for one of our Fijian small business owners.

What did you learn most from your PEV experience?
From my PEV experience I’ve learnt that nothing is too great a challenge. From trekking in July 2019, I thought there is no way that I would be able to go back in lead, that I personally would not be able to do it. However, leading was one of my favourites months that I have ever experienced, both what I was able to achieve on the project as well as personally. In terms of project, strive to hit those moonshot goals, a month is a long time and you can achieve a lot.

What 3 pieces of advice would you give future TLs?
1. Have fun, and enjoy every minute of it. Make sure you play cards, much around with the trekkers, go scuba diving on weekends, have a mad rave.

2. Be positive. I find that if you go in thinking that it will be the greatest month, then it will be. Try not to get too stressed, just write down what needs to be done, and make it happen.

3. Get as much done before country in terms of planning as you can, and don’t leave anything to do on the plane, as you will just stitch yourself up, before it’s even begun.

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