Please don’t volunteer – your purpose depends on it

Part of the Please don’t Volunteer – 9 part series Want to watch the video? weWednesday: Please don’t volunteer – your purpose depends on it   Why do you volunteer? Do you feel it is your responsibility to contribute? Are you hoping to get something in return, such as win more business, improve your brand equity, or…

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Do you believe in your purpose? If not, B.E.L.I.E.V.E to your purpose

Suzanne F Stevens, Believe in your passion

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series We have taken you through 8 elements of How to Explore your Purpose – once you discover it, the impact you can have on the community, country or beyond won’t necessarily be easy, but it will help you live your most meaningful life. As you go through…

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How can your passion empower you?

Suzanne F. Stevens, Empower your passion

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series Since 2000, I’ve worked with organisations on how to develop communications skills to assist them in influence more people, differentiating themselves and engaging more business and teams. When conducting presentation training, I give participants an opportunity to present a topic they are passionate. The subject could be…

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How do your values influence your why?

Suzanne F. Stevens, Values, YouMeWe

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series  During my several trips to Kenya, there was one staple, a missionary couple, Lois and Dr Mark Shaw. Lois has a Masters degree in communications and the founder of Africa by Design Safaris. Mark has a Doctorate and Masters in Theology and is a professor at…

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What environment brings out your best?

Suzanne F. Stevens - Conscious Contribution

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series  I had the pleasure of attending a Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraising event. This international charity works with young people by providing voluntary mentors. During the event, one of the speakers explained the various roles someone can play to contribute to youth. She suggested you could…

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Have you discovered your strength thread?

Suzanne F. Stevens - Inner Strenth

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series We interviewed Meaza Ashenafi, for Wisdom Exchange TV, she is a quietly powerful woman, who perseveres at all cost. She found herself always wanting to protect those that could not defend themselves; as a result, she became a women’s rights lawyer and activist in Ethiopia. At a…

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Your enjoyment can lead to what you love

Suzanne F. Stevens - Kenya Enjoy

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series In selecting a career, volunteering your time, or contributing to an organisation what you love will guide you, as suggested in the previous blog, however, what you enjoy, will provoke you.  During my first trip to Kenya when deciding what activities I wanted to participate in,…

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How to bring what you love into your living

youmewe basket weaving

 Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series Sheila Freemantle, Founder of Tintsaba, a social enterprise in Swaziland, had a love for the finest traditional crafts, quality textures, and excellence. This love inspired Sheila to specialise in refined, high-quality sisal basketry weaving. Sheila was educated in societal development and African languages, and she loved…

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Contribute to whom you feel connected to

Suzanne F. Stevens - Compassion

Part of the Explore your Why – 9 part series   Why do you invest in African women’s education? Why invest in over there and not here? What is your connection to African women?   These are the questions I get asked. We provide tertiary education scholarships to women in developing countries through our YouMeWe Foundation,…

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What does presenting, contributing, and meditating have in common?

Suzanne F. Stevens - Being

 Part 1 of the Explore your Why – 9 part series As a presentation coach, I would get a thrill when I would see a person transform, from the rigid presenter to the individual who had passion and purpose in their message. It is at this intersection where a message met an individual’s unique and authentic…

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