Over the past decade I've worked on some incredible projects, and been fortunate enough to have my contributions recognised by the organisation's I've been a part of. The two moments below were dreams come true, and moments I will never forget.
Abernathy Award -
Seth Godin's altMBA (2017)
At the completion of Seth Godin's altMBA I was honoured to be awarded the Abernathy Award as voted by my cohort peers.
The altMBA cohort awards are given to one student in each cohort, someone that fellow cohort peers nominated based on the individual’s generosity in helping others.
The award is named in honour of Ralph Abernathy, linchpin of the civil rights movement fifty years ago, and a selfless leader who changed our culture for the better.
It was an incredible honour, and these were some of the kind words that had been submitted by my peers.
‘I honestly think Heath went above and beyond when it comes to his aim of helping his peers learn and grow. I was deeply and profoundly moved by his generosity and his commitment to both his own growth, but importantly the growth of his colleagues in altMBA13. I was never in a Learning Group with Heath, but I just saw how, in every comment and in every discussion, he was genuinely invested in other people’s growth. I feel he did the hard work first, I feel he applied the emotional labour and I feel he brought all of his energy to the process – his vulnerability, his courage, his humour and his generosity.’
‘Heath created a few “special moments” for us over the past month. They were unexpected gifts based on lessons learned from others but given voice through Heath’s ability to connect that wisdom with his own journey. I found Heath willing to contribute over and above, when the rest of the group were reluctant. A wonderful positive attitude (at 3am!!) and a willingness to adapt and compromise.’
Adaptability & Flexibility Award - World Vision (2016)
The Adaptability & Flexibility Award was one of four major awards presented at the 2016 World Vision staff awards.
It was an incredible honour to receive this award in recognition of my role as co-creator and project lead of the Run India project.
The award was just against the criteria below.
"This award recognises the ability or willingness to accept and accommodate change in an ambiguous environment. We want to be a more a flexible and agile supporter centric organisation and more flexible in how we work and adapt to change."