2023 has been the most incredible and inspiring year and while it has come with a plethora of challenges, they have been far outweighed by the exceptional. With all this year has held, it is difficult to believe that it was only four years ago that Jamie Meyer embarked on a journey that would change her life entirely.
When embarking on any journey, there are moments when one wonders, "Am I being overly ambitious? Can I truly achieve this?" However, as we progress along the path, we find ourselves less concerned with whether it's possible and more focused on pushing the boundaries of our own limitations, we consider whether we are being ambitious enough. Transitioning from self-questioning to self-daring.
Every day, we find ourselves fortunate to witness moments of wonder, a testament to the dedication and hard work of our Teams and the Clients we work with. Amid that unwavering commitment, we are repeatedly bestowed with the gift of witnessing progress and change unfold before our very eyes. We believe that if you are not happy while pursuing your goals, the achievement of them won't make you happy either. This is what distracts us and Jamie from taking a step back to contemplate just how much has transformed over the past four years. Our usual focus remains fixated on what we are designing, enjoying it as it unfolds and what lies ahead.
With Jamie being acknowledged as one of the Top Social and Economic Development Women Entrepreneurs of 2023, it has provided a rare moment of reflection. At the heart of every endeavour we undertake lies a foundational principle: how can we create a sustainable global impact on social and economic development while concurrently generating profit to drive this mission across diverse sectors? This aspiration is so deeply ingrained in our company that we seldom pause to recognise the magnitude of our contribution toward this purpose.
Our gratitude extends to Great Companies not only for this recognition of Jamie's efforts and work, but also for the poignant reminder of how far we've come, the unwavering passion that propels us, and the boundless potential we hold for the future.
To all those honoured with these awards, we extend our thanks. Your dedication to greatness and your consideration of the vast world and its limitless potential are sources of inspiration. Regardless of your objectives, we wish you the utmost success in achieving them. May your accomplishments not only surprise you but also create profound impacts for others.
For anyone on the precipice of a journey, graveyards are littered with those who wish they had taken the risk. And for those on a journey but questioning their progress, we usually make far greater progress than we ever recognise at the time and sometimes it never hurts to make a hard left and take that journey somewhere else entirely unexpected.
Our Founder remembers when Nine Carat was nothing more than 5 pieces of pink poster paper taped to the wall of her home in Brisbane, Australia, with a fervent desire to transcend the standard boundaries of business operations, practices and structures. Although driven to unearth the furthest extent of what was possible for others, Jamie couldn't have imagined what Nine Carat would become. Reflecting on our evolution and the impact Nine Carat has made on Individuals, Organizations, and Communities, she remains humbled and deeply passionate about our mission.
The recent honour of being named Corporate Vision's Corporate Performance Coaching Provider of the Year for the 2023 Education and Training Awards underscores a fundamental principle at the core of our foundation: the empowerment of People, drives the unparalleled success of Organizations. We firmly believe that genuine achievement for any entity stems from the cumulative and magnified accomplishments of those within it.
From our small beginnings, we have dedicated ourselves to crafting internal infrastructures that embody this philosophy. We challenged conventional models and ecosystems trapped in a never-ending cycle of conformity. Part of what we do is equip Organizations with the tools to break free from the norm, elevate their standards and practices, and fundamentally redefine their Success and sustainability. Through these efforts, we inspire and cultivate the Success of those who steer the ship daily.
We extend our gratitude to Corporate Vision, for providing a platform to recognize individuals and companies of this calibre. It is an immense honour to be counted among such ranks.
To our fellow Awardees, we offer our congratulations for the impact and contributions you have made to your respective sectors and missions. May your endeavours be met with resounding success, and may you continue to drive positive change and innovation.
We couldn't be more grateful for these illuminating opportunities. And the People and Publications that make them shine!