Please introduce yourself and what you do?
Hello! My name is Gordon and I am a 26-year-old full-time project manager. In addition to my professional role, I am also a co-founder of Believe in Greatness. Believe in Greatness is an organisation that focuses on three main pillars: track club, growth-mindset, and public speaking. Our goal is to help individuals reach their full potential by providing coaching and resources in these areas.
Where did the idea for Believe In Greatness come from? Why did you set up this company?
The idea for Believe in Greatness was developed during a difficult time in my professional career when I was unemployed and struggling mentally. Initially, I was looking to focus on creating a track club, leveraging my background and passion for physical health to facilitate an inclusive environment for kids to grow in confidence. However, over time, the idea developed and expanded into creating mindset and public speaking programmes. Our premise was simple – we wanted to help individuals believe in themselves and open pathways for future success.
Give us some highlights of your journey. What have been the moments that have kept you going?
My journey with Believe in Greatness has been incredibly rewarding so far, and there have been several moments that have kept me going. One of the highlights was when we conducted a workshop with a co-working space in March 2023. The attendees were able to make significant improvements in their public speaking after understanding the impact that fear of judgement can have on their performance. Witnessing their growth and development was incredibly rewarding, and it reinforced my belief in the power of coaching and mentorship.
What’s something you wish you’d known before you started your business? What advice would you give to someone just starting out?
One thing that I wish I had known before starting Believe in Greatness is the power of networking.
Networking is a critical component of building any successful business, and it’s something that I underestimated when I first started. I quickly realised that building a strong network of like-minded individuals and industry experts can be incredibly valuable in terms of gaining new clients, accessing resources, and getting advice.
If I could offer any advice to someone just starting out in their business, it would be to focus on building a strong network from the beginning. Attend events, conferences, and workshops related to your industry and make an effort to connect with people. Join professional associations and networking groups, and leverage social media to connect with others in your field.
Who is someone you look up to, who inspires you?
One person who I look up to and who inspires me is James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits. Clear’s work has had a profound impact on my personal and professional life, and his message about the power of small habits and continuous improvement resonates with me.
What will people learn at the Believe In Greatness x Last Friday workshop?
At the Believe In Greatness x Last Friday workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn a range of valuable skills related to public speaking and communication. The workshop will focus on three main areas: conquering anxiety, forging meaningful connections and honing communication skills. Overall, participants can expect to walk away from the workshop with a range of new tools and strategies for becoming a more confident, effective speaker, and building meaningful connections with their listeners.
Get your tickets to the Believe In Greatness x Last Friday workshop
On 28th April, Impact Brixton’s iconic Last Friday event has a little something extra. Join us from 5:15pm for a public speaking workshop and networking event facilitated by the experts at Believe In Greatness. They’ll share how to conquer the anxiety of speaking in public, forge meaningful connections with your listeners, and hone your communication skills to become a more effective speaker. Get your tickets now!