Alicia Curtis is involved in many projects that may seem at first glance to be unconnected. She’s involved in the philanthropy project 100 Women, the Emerging Young Leaders on Boards project, and many other initiatives. What I learnt in having a conversation with Alicia is that she’s passionate about developing the leadership of people that she works with, particularly focusing on purpose and meaning.
She told me that
“Purpose is a really simple concept – its really about giving your greatest talents in the greatest service to the world. I think a lot of people get caught up in this Holy Grail search – What is my PURPOSE! And I think that it is nothing more difficult than working out what are you good at and how can you serve the world with that.”
To live a really fulfilling life, in the way I see fulfilment, you have to be a revolutionary in modern society, because at every turn you’re pushed into fame and fortune and beauty. Those are the things that our external society admires and encourages. So I think to stand strong and turn away from that is what brings about the revolutionary point of it, to be courageous.
|Emerging Leaders in Governance Program|
|Gross National Happiness Centre – Bhutan|
|100 Women – philanthropy|