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Architects and Engineers Enjoy Self Discovery Too!

Last week I made a quick visit down to Florida for the Growth & Ownership Strategies conference hosted by Rusk O’Brien and Gido to present the  “Safari of Self Discoverymotivational talk as the opening keynote for their conference.

One of the attendees was Dianne Crocker, a Senior Economist and Managing Director of EDR’s Market Research Group. With more than fifteen years of experience in the environmental industry, Ms. Crocker is responsible for providing strategic data and analysis on environmental due diligence trends, including market surveys, newsletters, information alerts and workshops. Her articles have been published in a variety of leading environmental magazines, including Environmental Protection and Pollution.

She so much enjoyed the “Safari of Self Discovery” talk that she yesterday posted a very nice blog on commonground. Her post can read in its totality at – Here is just a short extract:

Posted November 12th, by dcrocker

“Every now and then, if you’re lucky, you hear a speaker whose message stays with you even days later. That happened to me at last week’s Rusk O’Brien Gido Growth & Ownership Strategies conference in Fort Myers. I couldn’t wait to share what I heard with my colleagues, my family, my friends and now—you.

In the midst of some breathtaking footage of animals migrating across the Serengeti plain, Stefan presented his theory that we have different skill sets and behaviors that shape who we are, how we work and how we interact with others. What makes the Serengeti exceptional is that it isolates the core survival skills so unmistakably. In each of us, one particular skill set tends to be more dominant than others.

Maybe you, like me, once had to take the Myers Briggs test  (I’m an INTJ). Think of the approach Stefan uses as a type of wildlife equivalent of that concept, but as he pointed out, it is certainly more fun to talk to other people about your personality type being in sync with an animal than a cryptic four-letter label.

Surviving the Serengeti is a provocative concept that was delivered in an engaging way with absolutely stunning footage from a place that’s now on my bucket list.”

Thanks for the great testimonial Diane. We appreciate you taking the time to write and post it.

Stefan Swanepoel

Stefan Swanepoel - Stefan Swanepoel’s life has been a “Serengeti journey”—from his birth in Kenya to schooling in Hong Kong and South Africa eventually, running a New York-based global franchise network with 25,000 sales associates in 30 countries. In all he has served as president of seven companies and two non-profit organizations.