“The possibility of the dream gives strength.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita, founder of Smart Youth Volunteers Foundation

Sharing bold plans and ideas with friends and family can sometimes provoke a concerned look and a “are you sure that’s a good idea?!” When faced with challenges, finding like minded people through networking to bounce ideas and become inspired by others that have taken the leap can often be a healthy tonic.

Regionally, self belief can be seen in our established business leaders such as Ford Engineering celebrating it’s 110th year in business, biomass pioneer Nova Pangaea Technologies raising over £900,000 in investment and senior academic Nicola Patterson of Newcastle University leading the way for policy changes to ‘Build Back Better’ for women in business as research shows significant, extra challenges faced in pandemic recovery.

Self-efficacy can be a difficult journey to begin but mission, passion and ambition can light the way. Ikigai is a template we use for our level 1 in Understanding Enterprise course for those wanting to explore business, motivations and skills. To find out more contact us.

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