Society has taught us that vulnerability is synonymous with weakness, but what is more courageous than acknowledging your current situation, taking responsibility of your emotions and asking for help? What is braver and more emotionally intelligent than leveraging one’s “woundedness” into genuine connections and being your true self?

In this episode of BEAM FORWARD, we speak with Gaynor Reid, Vice President of Communications & CSR, Asia Pacific for Accor. She shares with us what she has learnt through this difficult period and how to overcome the stereotyped notion of vulnerability in the corporate world. She offers advice on communicating vulnerability in life and in the workplace across cultures.

Trusting that she was in a safe work environment, Reid said, “It dawned on me that vulnerability is a strength. It is okay to say, ‘I’m struggling right now, I’m not doing well.’ And I think we’ve all felt that way through this crisis.”

Watch the below video for the full conversation.

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Recognised in his global network as an ideas man who sees opportunities in every encounter. He looks for ways to connect dynamic people from across disciplines to unearth the potential for great ideas to become outstanding. With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality, tourism and business events industry, both as a content strategist and a designer of immersive experiences around the globe, El established BEAM and built a team of Engagers committed to playing a vital part in ensuring that the world continues to move forward with innovation, growth and positivity.

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