Embarking on our Omobono 2.0 journey has given us a toolkit to draw on in this challenging time. We will draw on everything we have learnt to help you find a way forward during this period of huge uncertainty too.
Our industry will change, our companies will change but perhaps, if we can channel those feelings of vulnerability into courage, those changes will be for the better.
Last year we set off on a journey that we call Omobono 2.0. We did so because we’d reached a point where we felt a bit stuck; we knew we could be better than we were and we knew we needed to be better if we were going to thrive in a world of political, environmental and economic change and uncertainty.
Little did we know when we first sat down with Mack Fogelson, who has coached us on this journey, what was really coming down the road and how we would need to draw on everything we would go on to learn as we steer into a new reality of remote working, self-isolation and global uncertainty.
It feels like we’ve spent the last seven months preparing; we just didn’t know at the time what we were really preparing for. Over the coming weeks our systems, our ways of working and our mental health will be pushed. Through our work on Omobono 2.0 we’ve become equipped with a toolkit to help us, and our clients, through some of the challenges that we’re experiencing right now and the challenges that certainly lie ahead. Here’s what we have been doing:
Yesterday morning I took myself away from the chaos of my household and had a moment. I felt overwhelmed – by the news, by my rapidly changing circumstances, by people’s kindness and generosity, by making the right decisions to inform and support a company of amazing people about whom I care deeply. I felt lucky, I am in a better position than many, but I also felt scared and vulnerable. I remembered what I now know about vulnerability:
“The definition of vulnerability is uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure. But vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our most accurate measure of courage.” Brené Brown
So, if you are a client, partner or friend of Omobono, please know that you are not alone in your home office/dining room/living room/bedroom. We are here and we will draw on everything we have learnt to help you find a way forward during this period of huge uncertainty too. We all feel vulnerable at the moment and it is easy to feel overwhelmed by those feelings. Our industry will change, our companies will change but perhaps, if we can channel those feelings of vulnerability into courage, those changes will be for the better. We will continue to help clients find new solutions to new challenges. Please get in touch if you need our support.