Since I joined the Big Picture Learning, there has been a lot of changes in my life, listening and learning from other peers as they share their stories, I have been able to understand that each and every person has gone through a difficult moment in their life. I also got to learn about different leadership attributes of a good leader such as being emotionally Intelligent and being self-aware.
The alumni program has helped me learn how to relate well with people in my community, Under leadership Academy I have learnt and acquire knowledge on responsibility, effective leadership qualities and how to apply skills on project based learning.
Since I joined Big Picture Learning Kenya, I have learned more about the importance of being self-aware which is more of knowing and understanding my personality and how I can manage myself. Self-awareness has helped me be to be confident and built a strong relationship with my age mates.
My major takeaways been part of the Big Picture Learning Kenya family so far has been, learning and appreciating feedback. Feedback plays an important role in our success path and some of the benefits include, improving individual performance, building better relationships and learning to respect another person’s opinion.
I have learnt about how to give and accept or take feedback which has helped me in my daily interactions with different people. I have learnt emotional intelligence which has helped me learn and know how to manage my emotional intelligence which is still work in progress as well. Growth mindset has enabled me to believe in myself even if this don’t go the way I expect or when I fail, I still have to keep pushing.
Through Utiva learning how to code, how to create a website and improving on my relevant digital skills. I’ve learnt the importance of giving and receiving feedback and writing official letters such as invitation letters to my project support team. I have finally learnt how to focus on my areas of interest, my career, my talents and my abilities and getting out of my comfort zone.