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  • Qinnie Wang

    Good ideas sometime take time to emerge. I think as long as you care enough and keep your passion, then you can make things happen :)

  • Coralie Winn

    Thanks Alessandra. It's quite a challenge to find a way to bring big picture ideas to life when you're immersed in the day to day. I think what I've really learned is that I just make stuff up as I go along. I think all of us do. I just try to be rather open about it as it's a great way to learn from people.

    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      I have lessons to learn from you about being more open to the failure that can sometimes happen when trying new things. I wonder how you take note of the things that don't work and how you motivate yourself to try new things? I actually thought of you this weekend because a friend of mine just came back from Christchurch and I had I known she was going to stop there, I would have connected you two. What can people like me- outside of Christchurch, do for you guys? I would like to visit soon, but I'd like it to be for a purpose- so if you have anything coming up that I can take part in, let me know!

  • Coralie Winn

    Thanks Alessandra for that. I think I've learned from making up a response to a natural disaster and running with it, is that it's a really fresh approach to life and people. No one really knows what they're doing! We're all learning, failing, succeeding and learning some more. I try to be open about my learning as I think it's healthy.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I think it's great you took a step back from the fellowship when you came home. I'm sure it's going to help you to reflect on your notebook, after you have time to free up your head space. I have to say what really struck me about your speech at the fellowship was that you brought up how you learned so much from everyone - and that their efforts will inform how you make decisions in Christchurch. I love that. Sometimes it just takes getting people together in one room, doing team building type exercises, to tackle real issues.

  • Aldo Puicon

    Sounds like an amazing time. Looking forward to hearing how all your experiences from the GOOD Exchange in LA manifest themselves in your work for Christchurch over the next few months.