What people are saying about Awareness Washington County

 

"I have realized how important it is to make plans in your life to be of service to others, in large or small ways."
 
"I have become more patient, and to listen to others solutions. I have grown to lead and have become more thoughtful of others’ ideas. I have learned to speak up and be more team oriented, instead of trying to do it all myself."
 
"I have become more aware of the various things others have done before me to improve our community. It made me realize that I need to contribute more myself. I am now more aware of the variety of other people’s back story and how it impacts them."
 
"I have become more out spoken. It has made me more confident. It has made me realize the importance of everyone in the community."
 
"I am more willing to encourage a change when it is obvious a change is needed."
 
"As a result of Awareness Washington County, I have grown more confident in my capacity to be a servant leader who will create change in our community for years to come. Awareness has given me the tools to also lead others into servant leadership."
 
"AWC has helped me ensure that not only can I lead, but I can make sure that my team understands each other’s learning styles which has made them more effective. Passing it on!"
 
"I am a better listener, more understanding, and trying to stay more on track."
 
"It is easier for me to get up in front of a group and share. I found out I am more of a leader than I thought I was."
 
"I learned to focus on my strengths. I have become proud of my strengths instead of thinking they are faults. I own it!"
 
"I have tools to better appreciate my colleagues’ skills and aptitudes, and with that, I am a better co-worker. The increase in my ability to empathize with people has helped me collaborate where before there was conflict."
 
"In this class, as a leader, I have continued to develop the character traits of a true servant leader, improving my interaction with others. As a person, I learned about other classmates in Washington County to help understand the expectations of my peers."
 
"I can speak with others in this class with full trust, understand other personalities and different ways of thinking, and learned how easy it was to learn with laughter. I also learned how to explore new ideas with different views and to work better in groups."
 
"This program has helped me grow. It has helped me find my voice and stand up for what I believe is right or needs to change."
 
"I have more patience. I have learned that we all have different learning styles, but we can definitely get to the same goal." 
 
"I feel I am more outgoing and sort of comfortable speaking in front of people. I feel I can better understand where people are coming from, ie., not being difficult but truly only seeing one perspective. I can now see from multiple perspectives." 
 
"This class has made me a better leader and person because of the tools I have picked up to help me in my journey. The skills I have learned will stay with me forever. I have gained a new confidence in being a servant leader!"

"I have learned to look at things from others' point of view. I have learned that my opinions matter & need to be shared. I have learned that it is ok to not be extremely lower right, & I am not always right."

"People do become greater and receive encouragement from what I share and think from me sharing my life story with them."

"I have changed as a person and a leader as a result of this program. I am a little more outspoken, when it comes to ideas, thoughts or concerns that I may not understand. I am more open to new ideas. I am more comfortable speaking in front of people now than when I started."

"I've grown by trying to step back, listen and process before I react. I vocalize with less bluntness with the person's quadrant in mind. The class raised my awareness of what our community has to offer and what our community needs in order to be better. I will strive to make a change in the community."

"I have learned to listen to others first. I have learned to work for the cause and not myself, after all, it's not about me, it's about us!!"

"I live each day feeling drained. My job is stressful and all-consuming. I want to do more than eat, sleep, and work. Awareness Washington County has given me back my passion and drive for this community. It has reignited my flame for servant leadership, and I'm so excited to share my light."

"I have learned new skills that have helped me grow in all areas of my life. I feel like I'm better equipped to accept people for their own style, and I have learned ways to "stretch" myself in order to be more open to all people. I feel like I've also gained confidence by being a participant in this class. Thank you Awareness Wash. Co. for everything you do!"

"The class allowed me to step out in a new community & get involved in different areas to better Washington Co."

"I have changed as a leader in that I know that anywhere I am, my ideas, thoughts, passions and hopes are not enough. I need others. I need to lean into others different from myself and value what they bring to the table, as it is only together that we are capable. As a person, I now can listen closer to hear what others say. I am a better listener and able to empathize with others. Awareness Washington County has improved me greatly."

"I feel like I am starting to open up and talk a little more in front of people. I've had a lot of positive encouragement on this and made a lot of wonderful friends!"

"I have changed my perspective of other individuals by seeing their learning styles as capabilities instead of crutches. My classroom has adapted to the ideas presented in the class and for that we have all grown (I as the teacher, and the class as the learners) This class made me grow wiser of communicating with my peers. I can see wheels turning instead of blank stares! Yay!"

"The changes have been subtle. I think I have learned to be more inclusive. I desire more input from those around me. My speaking in front of people has improved."