OK, one of the many reasons I help companies win awards.
(Hint – It’s because I help PEOPLE win awards.)
Today I tuned into the Webinar that serves as the virtual Brandon Hall Awards “ceremony.” I was thrilled to see many current and recent clients winning big (whether or not I helped them with the actual application, though especially when I did).
I emailed folks right away to congratulate them, including someone I’d worked with to write up a very impressive program for a prestigious global ranking award. She and her team had independently applied for and won TWO gold awards, so of course I wanted to wish her well.
The reply I got to my short note makes me beam ear to ear and really underscores a part of my work that I love.
What a pleasant surprise to hear from you and what synchronicity…I was thinking about you as I listened to the awards announcement.
The credit for encouraging me to apply for awards for [Program X] goes entirely to you (as you wrote the [Program X] case study for [Global Ranking Award]). And I will always remember that with gratitude. The entire team had done an outstanding job; we knew that before and now it’s recognized in the industry.
Thank you so much for your warm wishes.
Technically, I help companies win awards. In reality, I help propagate great learning and development concepts and initiatives by earning L&D rock stars recognition for their efforts. By doing so, I make people feel great about their important work and their accomplishments.
And earning a living by making people feel great is a pretty fantastic way to spend my time.