Be Well

Our Culture of Well-Being ​

Our culture of well-being helps safeguard our AECOM family, clients and communities, and inspires us to deliver a better world. By being well, we bring our best selves to everything we do, personally and professionally.

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Javier Romero Madrid

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Laura Taburet Madrid

Fun Fact about Me

My 5 year old son and I meditate together – and sometimes we imitate Rafiki, the baboon from Lion King, to make it fun!

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Tisha Eames Dallas, TX

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Bridget Bulthaup Warrenville, IL

Fun Fact about Me

I am an environmental youth educator on my days "off." I teach a program called Mighty Acorns that connects elementary and middle school students with multiple, meaningful and sustained interactions in their local ecosystems. We remove invasive species, collect seeds for native plantings, and go on hikes throughout the school year to promote environmental stewardship in the community.

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Stacy Schoen Rocky Hill, CT

Fun Fact about Me

I have two daughters and we love to find new places around our state to hike and enjoy the outdoors.

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Jenny Yerk Chicago, IL

Fun Fact about Me

Loves to hike, read, travel, and the beach!

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Serina Tan Singapore

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Zoey Pong Singapore

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Jonathan Lim Singapore

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Doris Lim Singapore

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Chloe Cheng Singapore

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HweeTing Tan Singapore

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Angie Toh Singapore

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Johnkh Tan Singapore

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Tara Gregory Richmond Hill, ON

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Kevin Phillips Richmond Hill, ON

Fun Fact about Me

I spend my spare time training for Ironman races around the world.

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Leslie Leamen Richmond Hill, ON

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Charlote Lagdameo Taguig City

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Ofelia Orcales Taguig City

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Aquinas Hyacinth Toledo Taguig City

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Reggie Cultura Taguig City

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Jemuel Asiado Taguig City

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Melvin Dionisio Taguig City

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Angel Landicho Taguig City

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Donna Liberato Taguig City

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Janis Myrtle Delos Reyes Taguig City

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Sue Yu Hong Kong

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Chloe Chan Hong Kong

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Roy Xavier Dubai

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Joseph Baby Dubai, UAE

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Youssef Corban Dubai, UAE

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Eva Alimpolos Dubai, UAE

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Elisa Campos Dubai, UAE

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Sophie Ziai Dubai, UAE

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MaryAnn Hamernyk Edmonton, AB

Fun Fact about Me

My favorite place to be is at the lake cottage in the summer!

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Joanne Knox Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Christopher Owen Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Peter Mueller Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Omar Swaid Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Mirjana Ratkovic Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Tariq Ayoub Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Jelena Vranic Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Joanne Knox Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Yara Nasif Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Nour Mousli Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Karim Gebril Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Jessica Singer Doha, QA

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Joana Agustin Doha, QA

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Abdusakur Abubakar Doha, QA

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Hubert Diaz Doha, QA

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Paardhasarathy Thalla Doha, QA

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Mais Al-Aloosi Dubai

Fun Fact about Me

One day I will open my own Woodworking Shop! I loved the handiwork and smell of wood as a 14 year old. Bonus fun fact: I have one cat. He is a beautiful mix of ginger and white, I named him Kita, which means Cat in Arabic. So, yes i called my cat Cat 🙂

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Joanne Cheng Taipei

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Apisara Pungluang Bangkok

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Varaporn Charoendechathon Bangkok

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Tim McNamara Melbourne, VIC

Fun Fact about Me

I worked as a music journalist in a former life.

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David M Stevens Melbourne, VIC

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Rose Li Shanghai

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Michael Gan Shanghai

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Youna Zhang Shanghai

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Jia Xiang Shenzhen

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Albert Huang Shenzhen

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Joan Hu Shenzhen

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Yan Huang Shenzhen

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Alyssa Holler Austin, TX

Fun Fact about Me

I'm a choral singer (mezzo soprano)!

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David Hanly Karwar

Fun Fact about Me

Favourite Indian novelist: R.K. Narayan

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Nidhi Arora Gurgaon

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Ashish Verma Gurgaon

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Valerie Hodge Southfield, MI

Fun Fact about Me

I love to travel.

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Jamie Rudnycky Southfield, MI

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Jacqueline Bedard Montreal, QC

Fun Fact about Me

J’adore faire des casse-têtes; un moment où on ne pense à rien. Le confinement est tout indiqué pour m’adonner à mon hobbie!

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Sandra Hernandez Montreal, QC

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Jacqui Brown St. Albans

Fun Fact about Me

I drive my family mad as I'm not great at staying still and am always on the move.

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Jennifer Fryer St. Albans

Fun Fact about Me

I ran the London Marathon in April 2019 … and I haven't completed another run outdoors since!!

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Cheryl Surdick Pittsburgh, PA

Fun Fact about Me

I have two daughters and a grandson that I absolutely ADORE! I am a published poet and I love the paranormal.

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Jacquilyn Coelho Clifton, NJ

Fun Fact about Me

I feel my parents played a trick on me. Everyone calls me Jack and my last name means rabbit in Portuguese.

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Jessica Calderon Waller, TX

Fun Fact about Me

LOVE me a tropical beach (like in my home island of PR) and I could cook all day if you let me!!

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Jodie Knight Altrincham

Fun Fact about Me

I swam competitively for my home town from the age of 7 to 16. I also swam and played water polo throughout university!

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Debra Regan Conshohocken, PA

Fun Fact about Me

My oldest son and I won a dance contest a few years ago.

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Elisa Dominguez Los Angeles, CA

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Christina Watkins Auckland

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Anna Lavender Chesterfield

Fun Fact about Me

I was once a contestant on The Price is Right

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Filza Agwan Chesterfield

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Nicola Howarth Chesterfield

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Simon Watson Chesterfield

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Arlene Speight Phoenix, AZ

Fun Fact about Me

I have a keychain collection that has over 200 keychains from around the world.

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Amy Yang Kitchener, ON

Fun Fact about Me

With all the extra time at home, I've learned how to make lemon meringue pie from scratch.

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Rachael Austin Manchester

Fun Fact about Me

In 2018, I spent 9 days trekking to Everest Base Camp!

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Louise Partington Manchester

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Bazz Patel Manchester

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Terri Stade Whitby, ON

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Hayley Astbury Nottingham Regan Way

Fun Fact about Me

Since I was young, my hobby has been World War II reenactment and living history

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Juanita Morison Calgary, AB

Fun Fact about Me

As a kid I rode dirt bikes in the mountains of southern Alberta with my Dad and brother.

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Tobin Belisle Seattle

Fun Fact about Me

Currently I am learning as much as I can about woodworking and using traditional hand tools. I've been trying to teach myself anything and everything that I can about working with wood and have even begun designing my own furniture and various other designs.

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Maria Karalis New York, NY

Fun Fact about Me

I have an 11 year old dog that I am OBSESSED with!

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Graham Brown Warrington

Fun Fact about Me

I have a keen interest in understanding how the mind works and I like to use mindfulness techniques to keep calm and reduce anxiety.

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Sujitha Chandrasekharan Bangalore

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Nethravathi A Bangalore

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Aanya Kakkar Gurgaon

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Jaswinder Singh Wadhwa Gurgaon

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Tania Birkemeyer Milan

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Zaal Kajaia Moscow

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Michael Volmer Neu-Isenburg

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Caroline Muller Obernai

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Jorn Theunis Leuven

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Evelien Smit Den Haag

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Malgorzata Jurczok Poznan

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Eugenia Scandalarou Athens

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Cindy Sammauro Greenwood Village, CO

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Michelle Hardison Greenwood Village, CO

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Sarala D Chennai

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N Kumar Pitchumani Chennai

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Selma Benbouzid Manama, BH

Fun Fact about Me

My first car was a VW Beetle and it was my childhood dream car.

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Brittany Perez Los Angeles, CA

Fun Fact about Me

I love to eat and cook! Especially experimenting with new and healthy ingredients to promote well-being.

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Angela Mckennie Portland, OR

Fun Fact about Me

In my spare time, I like to write, direct, and perform in local theatre.

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Daniel Netzley Salt Lake City

Fun Fact about Me

I am from Hyrum, UT and I love looking at maps.

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Vikki Smith Birmingham

Fun Fact about Me

When visiting Australia I did my first skydive - I loved it so much I did two more - 3 skydives in 3 weeks! 🙂

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Nicole Mallett Birmingham

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Joshua Waggott Birmingham

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Matt Wood Birmingham

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Ellis Fenwick Birmingham

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Joanne Tayler Birmingham

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Lisa Mulvey Birmingham

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Sam Burns Birmingham

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Leeonie Wright Townsville

Fun Fact about Me

I live in a very warm part of Australia, but can't wait for winter each year so I can huddle around a warm fire with family and friends.

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Karen Junor Glasgow

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Sandra Fesler Boston, MA

Fun Fact about Me

I love cooking

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Deborah Macomber Boston, MA

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Rhian Beckett Manchester

Fun Fact about Me

I can walk on my hands

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David A Johnson Manchester

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Sylvia Graham Leeds

Fun Fact about Me

When I was very young I was given the honour of presenting flowers to Princess Anne and Prince Charles but became overwhelmed, burst into tears, dropped the flowers and ran away.

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Hilda Bernal Orange, CA

Fun Fact about Me

I was in the US Army in the 90's which for some odd reason people find it hard to believe. I am a mom of 2 20-something yr olds and a glamma of 3....love family time, dancing and chilling at home watching movies.

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Leisa Krawchuk Winnipeg, MB

Fun Fact about Me

I'm 5'4" and I live in a house with 6'2" or more giants

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Rozina David Bucharest

Fun Fact about Me

I know it's crazy, but I love to eat chocolate.

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Jo Pitman Bristol

Fun Fact about Me

As a child I had some unusual pets. These included a goat, chickens, tortoise, chameleon and a lamb.

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Jan Dorsch Atlanta, GA

Fun Fact about Me

I am a huge Fleetwood Mac and Sevie Nicks fan and spent 5 years starting back in the early 2000's following them all over the US. Developed many friendships in the travels, attended over 200 shows with my new friends, and had pictures made with the band.

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Stephen Lockett Edinburgh

Fun Fact about Me

I injured my left shoulder years ago and now I can pop out my collar bone, which looks a bit gross!

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Georgia Parkes Edinburgh

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Katherine Lees Croydon

Fun Fact about Me

Along with being a Waste Management Consultant for AECOM I am also a fully qualified Fitness Instructor with an obsession for Trees and Chickens (the alive type, not the chicken-wing on a plate type).

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Emma Auld Glasgow Citypoint

Fun Fact about Me

I once performed in the Ballet Coppelia with the Royal Ballet Company.

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Stephen Leckie Glasgow Citypoint

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Katherine Saunders Burnaby, BC

Fun Fact about Me

I love to sail, travel far away and take photos of landscapes, people, experiences to share with family and friends.

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Dianne Gustafson Calgary, AB

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Aimee Delaurentiis Calgary, AB

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Towanda Clay Washington, DC

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Hanan Roum Tampa, FL

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Richard Sanborn Tallahassee, FL

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Nolwazi Mnqayi Umhlanga Rocks, Durban

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Nicole Bates Cape Town

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Stefan Cremer Pretoria

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Karien Van Heerden Pretoria

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Mary John Mumbai

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Melanie Lusak Brisbane

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Heryanti Aulia Dewi Jakarta Selatan

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Jeffrey Siang Kuala Lumpur

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Fadzilah Hamzah Kuala Lumpur

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Adzlina Badoo Kuala Lumpur

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Irene Ng Kuala Lumpur

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Melinda Zhang Chengdu

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Cinndy Zhou Beijing

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Stephen W Miller Swindon

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Charlotte Hatt Southampton

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Brian J Nixon Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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Annie Calder Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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Roland Eve London

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Tasha Northwood London

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Karen Ward London

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Philip Wells London

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Karen Barrow London

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David Watts Liverpool

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Hilary Clark Liverpool

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Adam Johnson Cardiff

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Jessica Dunn Cardiff

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Cathy Williamson Belfast

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Suzanne Reid Belfast

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Abbie Smith Basingstoke

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Neil Garnham London, ON

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Suzette Worby London, ON

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Michelle Kohlsmith Ottawa, ON

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Lynda Collin Quebec, QC

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Millie Gillis Mississauga, ON

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Tracy Cannizzaro Markham, ON

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Roberto Tirado San Francisco

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Valarie Yruretagoyena San Diego, CA

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Leta Maclean San Diego, CA

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Kristie Clarke Saint Louis, MO

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Linda Arnold Saint Louis, MO

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Kassie Madrid Sacramento

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Elizabeth Fields Roanoke, VA

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Kelly Wasko Raytown, MO

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Greg Watkins Raleigh, NC

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Irene Degrazia Princeton, NJ

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Amanda Bonitatibus Pittsburgh, PA

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Annemarie Panzer Piscataway

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Debra Regan Philadelphia

Fun Fact about Me

My oldest son and I won a dance contest a few years ago.

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Barbara Larente Orlando, FL

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Zachary Tannehill Omaha, NE

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Annette Strasser Oakland, CA

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Terri Whatley Norfolk, VA

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Deborah Vandenbraak Newark, DE

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Elena Calderon New York, NY

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Andrea Moore New York, NY

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Gary Betour New York, NY

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Jo Ann Lemoine New Orleans, LA

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Margaret Ness Morrisville, NC

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Shannon Officer Minneapolis, MN

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Carolyn Scholz Milwaukee, WI

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Gisselle Vega Miami, FL

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Kim Windloss Miami, FL

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Gail Lighty Latham, NY

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Elise Conto Latham, NY

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Reuben Cozmyer Kansas City, MO

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Debbie Meyers Jackson, MS

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Lesley Tharpe Indianapolis, IN

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Rhonda Toms Hunt Valley

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Kathy Bishop Houston, TX

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Dawn Mineker Honolulu, HI

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Theresa Costa Honolulu, HI

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Jan-marie Agua Honolulu, HI

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Abhishek Gupta Greenville, SC

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Jennifer Speck Grand Rapids, MI

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Angenia Taylor Glen Allen, VA

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Sally Perdue Fresno, CA

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Robyn Bingham Fort Collins, CO

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Janice Brown Coral Gables

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Joanne Heil Columbus, OH

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Alan Trim Colombia

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Marlene Loomis Colorado Springs, CO

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Margie Znidarsic Cleveland, OH

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Becky Book Cincinnati, OH

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Tricia Moisan Chelmsford, MA

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Daryle Fontenot Charlotte, NC

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Jill Carlisle Casper, WY

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Tony Ye Buffalo, NY

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Kala Knapp Boca Raton, FL

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Carla Roncancio Baton Rouge, LA

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Jacqueline Bell Baltimore, MD

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Ann Mathew Arlington, VA

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Tanakia Harris Arlington, VA

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Shannon Hernandez Albuquerque, NM

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Amy Jones York

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Julie A Robinson Akron

Jan Demeere

SH&E Director Continental Europe
Ghent, BE

Our health is most likely the most precious thing we have on earth. It includes physical, mental, and well-being aspects. For example, mandatory slowing down and experiencing less stress reminds us of the importance of it. We should take care of our good health and a program like Freedom to Grow can help us doing so.

During a lock-down, where we consume less, we do not travel and stay at home, we directly see the positive impact on our ecosystem, for instance a better air quality, increasing fish populations in our oceans, etc. We are a part of nature and need it around us to feel well.

Now is a great time to think about changing habits in a sustainable way and preserve our planet for future generations.

Charles Thuss

Chief Operating Officer, Construction Services at AECOM
Los Angeles, California, US

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Sandra Broughton

Corporate Vice President, Global Head of Travel
Los Angeles, California, US
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Lucy Carraz

Director, Advisory Services Lead & Head of Government Sector, Buildings and Places, UK & Ireland
London, GB

I am incredibly passionate about our team’s well-being and will do all I can to support our people in their drive to live a happy and healthy life and enjoy their time working at AECOM. I achieve my well-being by being active and having quality, uninterrupted family time. I need to be better at creating me time and space for thinking. I am working on this and would encourage others to do the same!

Also, don’t feel guilty when you are focusing on one area! A key quote I heard from a client who in turn had taken it from a film a few years ago was “Have courage and be kind.” For me this means seeking and providing support or advice when needed.

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Tom Pitts

Chief Operating Officer, Continental Europe
London, GB

With the vast majority of our business in Continental Europe now working remotely, it is essential that we stay connected with our teams and check in regularly on their well-being. We have found as a leadership team that using the video function on Teams has helped with this tremendously. Seeing everyone regularly face to face, and importantly how they are reacting and feeling, has helped with both engagement and ensuring the well-being of the team. I have also introduced video calls with my own teams, and start each meeting with a well-being moment to check that they are safe and well both mentally and physically.

While working remotely I have made a number of changes to my working day to safeguard my own well-being such as taking breaks from work. The highlight of my day is spending time with my 18 month old daughter and going on a long walk together – weather permitting in the UK! We have also made a number of small changes to our lifestyle to act more sustainably. One example is that all our fruit and vegetables are being sourced from a company that saves produce that has been rejected by supermarkets and would have gone to waste.

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Karen Barrow

Talent Lead, EMEA
London, GB

On a day-to-day basis well-being has always been a key consideration for me, however during the current period where we have found ourselves living and working in a way that is very different to what we are used to, the focus on the well-being of my team, myself and those around me has become more important than ever.

Previously I would have said that the physical and emotional well-being pillars were those that I resonated with the most, however over the last 6 weeks I have truly come to appreciate the power of being socially connected – something that I, and perhaps many others, took for granted before.

Not being able to see family, friends or colleagues in person; not being able to take that weekend away that you’d planned; not being able to celebrate a relative or colleague’s special anniversary face to face is really tough, and does have an impact on all of us emotionally.

As a community, the most important thing we can do is look for opportunities to stay connected with those around us and offer support whenever possible. Something as simple as a 30 minute virtual coffee catch up, a regular team get-together where everyone dials in by video to talk about a particular topic which could be work or non-work-related, a daily check-in via Teams or over the phone with a direct report or colleague, or even just sending some kind or inspiring words for the day ahead over text or email message can make a huge difference to someone’s day, and help them to face the challenges ahead.

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Alejandro Garcia Vinagre

Vice President HR, Middle East & Africa
Dubai, AE

I like to think that we get to see the true nature of people when they are facing difficulties in life, or forced to make quick decisions. Since the pandemic started, I have seen amazing and positive reactions from our people at AECOM; the sense of community and caring has sprung strongly and  it’s not unusual seeing people going the extra mile for other colleagues. For that, I feel proud of being part of our organization and I would like to thank each and every one of you for not only taking care of yourselves but doing so with your colleagues. Please keep that spirit and don’t forget there are colleagues around the globe ready to support you.

Marius Potgieter

Finance Director, Africa
Gauteng, ZA

Upon closing in on my 40th birthday a few years ago, I observed many colleagues participated in activities which appeared to be adventurous, athletic and even impossible to a ‘normal’ person like myself. These colleagues participated in activities like trail running, mountain biking and swimming. I dared to dream that I could also compete in these events and entered a 5km trail run. I completed the trail run with no prior practice along many other ‘normal’ looking people and the odd ‘super’ athlete in-between. The knowledge that I too could participate with some experienced athletes made me feel good and I continued to enter these events every weekend. Before long the bug had bitten and I started to run more often, in order to become fit and avoid having sore legs and knees.

The challenge of running a bit further and a bit quicker, made me feel alive, especially when running in nature trails. The adrenaline released due to achieving goals, which is not often available in our rat-race lives, made me feel better than I had in a long time. My running goals continued to grow. I increased my distances from 5km, to 10km and then 21km in intervals of 3 months. I was able to run my 1st marathon (42.2 km) within 12 months of starting to run and I have completed a further 6 marathons in the 12 months thereafter.

My body has improved due to losing 5kg in weight and I have the benefit of having stronger legs and a more toned upper body. The major benefit has been the confidence boost achieved every time a running challenge is achieved, whether reaching the top of a hill or completing a ‘quick’ 5 km run. Upon completing a run challenge, the guaranteed rush of achievement fills your body and makes you feel like a million dollars.

I highly recommend that everybody will benefit by running, as the physical and mental benefits improved my quality of life and enhanced my circle of friends. I have become closer to nature and now enjoy sunrises, animal life and the beauty of nature while running, which I missed while being a coach potato.

Champion 1 of 2 in this location.

Dean Narainsamy

Director, Project Cost Consultancy, Buildings + Places
Gauteng, ZA
Champion 2 of 2 in this location.

Praveen Gupta

Vice President – Human Resources India
Delhi, IN

We all are witness to such unpreceded times globally which a few months ago, no one could have imagined in our wildest of imaginations. No one globally is spared of the current situation and its impact either big or small.   This has brought everyone to the same level playing field irrespective of their stature being rich or poor, race, gender, ethnicity, or age. During these times, with the barrage of information on the 24×7 news channels, social media and numerous other sources of information, it is natural to get anxious, concerned, and worried for ourselves and our loved one’s well-being.

As we look around, we also come across great stories of empathy, care, dedication, self-less duty, and love across the globe which motivates us to fight with the huge challenge and the assurance that one day we will overcome this pandemic.   Governments are doing their bit everywhere, but it is the sacrifice of the individuals such as doctors and health workers, police and local administration, armed forces etc. which stands out in such trying times.   We all can make a huge difference however seemingly small may be our contribution to fight this in our own way. There have been examples like contributing to the NGOs for providing food/relief material to the poor families, helping your own help providers, staying connected with your colleagues sometimes just to check on their well-being, connecting with old friends etc.  Some of these have given me such a great feeling which is difficult to express in words. However, the message is clear that we all are in it together and this is the only way that we can come out of this.

Alicia Donnelly

Director of Operations, Oil & Gas Canada & OM US
Sherwood Park, Alberta, CA

As we look back over the last 2 years, what is it we see?

For me and my family it was a jam packed calendar every day of the week, both of us working, two kids in grade school, plus hockey, sleepovers, swimming, etc.  As a family we love going to the lake on the weekend, having various different friends and families come to stay with us over the summer months.  Not to mention having that one day a week where our larger family got together for a meal, game or to enjoy an outing together.  There never seemed to be enough minutes in the day to fit it all in.

As we look back over the last couple months and into what the next few will hold, things look a little different…

We have all transitioned in one way or another into a new normal.  A great percentage of us have transitioned to working from home, some of us have had to learn how to manage our jobs plus learn how to be a teacher for our children or a caregiver to our aging family members. Those jam packed calendars are…blank.  The overall shift in life has been a major adjustment.  For me, I have always found myself digging into any new challenge, charging ahead without taking time to assess the change or impact to my mind, body, family, friends or community.  Potentially many of you could also be charging ahead without taking inventory on those same very things: mind, body, family/friends/community.

I challenge you to take an inventory, how are you actually doing? Are you finding time for you? Maybe you are spending too much time alone, can you schedule time to socialize?  Setup a Teams Meeting to have coffee with those you used to run into in the coffee room at the office.  Such a great health break for you and an opportunity to ask “How are you doing? Get a real feel for how they are coping.   Those of us with kids or elderly at home, it is equally as important to teach them how to take this same inventory.  How are they reaching out to their social circles? Socialization has taken on a new form without playgrounds for the little ones or a game of cards or afternoon coffee for those older folks.  How can we help keep the mental health of our loved ones in a positive space as well?

Individually we are all adaptable and strong beings; together we adapt at greater speeds and are significantly stronger.  We need to support each other, share our individual coping mechanisms as your method may spark an idea within someone who is struggling.  I encourage each of you to start your conversations with a genuine “How are you?” “How is the family?” We never know the full lengths of what someone else may be going through and this simple gesture could be exactly what they need to make them stronger.

Marie-Joséü Croonen

Vice President Energy, Canada
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Our world has been shaken up and the way we see the future is forever changed. It is hard to realize, accept and deal with that reality. We all have our coping mechanisms, but now they may not work anymore or are simply not feasible.

We are here to help you with resources and tools and examples of how others are getting through this. This pandemic brings us all together, and teaches us to be humble, compassionate and grateful for what we do have. Reflect at the end of every day how you have expressed those 3 feelings to yourself and others. Be kind!

Champion 1 of 2 in this location.

Shawn Jubinville

Senior Vice President, Canada Oil & Gas
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Our physical and mental well-being has never been more important than it is right now.  Personally, I’ve always found exercise as a way to manage stress, unwind, and sharpen my focus.  What gets scheduled gets done; block time in your calendar to meditate, walk, run, bike or join an online training session.  This pandemic is not something we should simply endure, we should use it to find new growth, explore new ideas, and find new ways to reconnect with our well-being. Challenge your co-workers, create a competition amongst your friends, and hold each other accountable.  Most importantly have fun, laugh, and enjoy this unique opportunity to reconnect with yourself.

Champion 2 of 2 in this location.

Sean McGovern

Head of Health & Safety, CI UK&I
Birmingham, GB

Hi, my name is Sean McGovern and I am the Head of Safety Health and Environment for Civil Infrastructure in the United Kingdom and Ireland. I was asked to contribute by becoming a Well-Being Ambassador and contributing a video, audio or written piece. I don’t have the accent for video or audio so here are my thoughts:

What does well-being mean to me? Well it’s not surprising that being in a safety role that I believe that well-being is important – is it really any different from safety? It’s absolutely critical that we look after all aspects of our employees, colleagues (and in many cases friends,) health and well-being. For me it’s pointless putting huge efforts into keeping our employees safe from physical hazards if we ignore the other aspects of well-being. Safety (or well-being) isn’t just about meeting legal requirements, it’s about ensuring that our people can perform excellently. Every organisation makes statements about how they care about employees, I want AECOM to do more than just say it, to really show our people that we do care and that the health, be it physical or mental, is important to us and that our culture of caring is explicitly demonstrated. I have seen some amazing examples of engagement with staff during this difficult social isolation period, as this becomes more ‘normal’ please ensure that this doesn’t slip, that we keep showing that we care.

Where you see something great – call it out and recognise excellence. This doesn’t always have to be formal, often just a thank-you has more impact. Please take 5 minutes and think of someone who has done something memorable over the last few weeks and drop them a note to say thanks – you may be surprised at the impact and response.

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