My name is Lilla and I am sharing my giving journey on this blog. By ‘giving’ I mean all the ways we contribute to make our world a better place, one smile and one step at a time. My goal is to inspire people to listen to their heart and to develop themselves – to become their best self for a better world.
My journey has been a curvy path, with a lot of soulsearching. I tried many different ways of giving, to contribute to what I find important, both in my work and private life.
I took a big leap a few years ago; I quitted and left my commercial employer. This has been a double career switch: from for-profit to non-profit and from salaried worker to self-employed. I wanted my values to be the basis of my life and my work. I am grateful that I got opportunities to work with purpose-driven, mostly nonprofit organisations. This felt like coming home, coming closer to my heart. More ‘me’. It has now been a few years that I work as a consultant for mission-driven organisations who care about animals, environment and social development and justice. I learn more about giving every day through self-inquiry and striving to live a compassionate life. Besides supporting mission-driven organisations, I am coaching people who want to make a positive impact. I help them to step into their leadership, live a more fulfilled life, make a difference with their work and shine their light in the world.
Creating this website and writing my blog has been a big step on my journey, a new leap. Sharing my story and helping people to reconnect with themselves feels like a deep breath, an exciting and humbling experience. I hope that one of my blogs or one of our conversations will inspire you to follow your own path, to live from compassion and understanding of yourself and all living beings.
This site comes to life in cooperation with my partner. He is contributing his talent in photography to create the visual experience. He gives the images to the words. His photos, picturing mostly landscapes and animals, are marked with INphotography throughout this blog.
Thank you for joining me on A Giving Journey and I am looking forward to hear about yours! Share your thoughts and stories with me! You can get in touch with me and ask or share or just say hi via email or on Linkedin.
PS: All opinions and thoughts expressed here are mine, I write this independently from the organisations that I work with or volunteer for. So this is all me 🙂