Today is our 17th Anniversary as a company! April 1, 1999, Vancouver Island Excellence Seminars (later to become Excellence Seminars International) was established, and WE got down to work!!! I emphasize WE !
Today, and many, many, many days, I have received accolades for the leadership role I have played in keeping the Excellence Series and our Graduate courses going. I appreciate being appreciated and here is the truth… I have not kept our courses going, WE HAVE!
WE has included every single person who has had the courage to step up to take one or more of our courses; every single person who has encouraged people in their lives to take our courses; every single person who has assisted our courses; every single person who has led our courses; every single person who has worked for our company; and every single person who contributed in the 20 years the Excellence Series was delivered leading up to April 1, 1999.
I really get and love the power of WE and I understood it right from the get-go! The first event we staged as a company, in April 1999, was not a program. It was a think tank of sorts. I rented a hotel room and pulled together a couple of dozen graduates and we put our heads together to figure out what needed to be done. Then, we launched our first program in June of 1999.
Chester Kwok, Donna Gratton & Pam Lewis: Working together to Create A New Online Introductory Session.
WE did it! And we have continued to do it! Together we have created something much bigger than any one of us could have done alone. As I sit here at my computer and ponder the power of we , I am teary and filled with gratitude!!! I love that we are greater than the sum of our parts. I love being part of WE and I thank you for being part of our journey!
~ Pam Lewis, Director & Program Leader