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Wakeup Show: Riding on my Bicycleacross the English Countryside I Got Lost on Quite a Few Occasions for Over an Hour- Teddy Searight

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Wakeup Show: Riding on my Bicycleacross the English Countryside I Got Lost on Quite a Few Occasions for Over an Hour- Teddy Searight

Guest: Teddy Searight

Brief Bio

Teddy is a 27-year-old British national working as a Partnerships and Engagement Officer for the United Nations Environment Programme based in Nairobi, Kenya. He has an MSc in International Development and Environmental Change from the University of Sheffield, UK. 

Profession and Why: I have chosen to work in the area of international development and environment to help deliver positive change for the world. I believe the inequalities that exist within and between countries fuel much of the world’s hardship and suffering today.

This must change if we are to live in a habitable and prosperous world. Only by people working together can humanity’s common goal of sustainable and inclusive development be achieved. I want to spend my career furthering this goal.

Challenges 

Self-confidence is not a characteristic I am naturally blessed with. Overcoming my self-doubts personally and professionally has been a challenge I have worked on overcoming through positive reinforcements and trying to treat all criticism as constructive and to be valued.

Unforgettable Story

For one of my first internships with a charity, I rode on my bicycle across the English countryside for over an hour, getting lost on quite a few occasions.

Despite being slightly late and very flustered from the bike ride I got the job. I think this demonstration of commitment to the role helped!

Quote

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”― Barack Obama

Advice

 I have seen people with limited opportunities in life excel thanks to their hard work and self-belief in what they can become. This is something I am trying to work on integrating into my own way of thinking and I would encourage others to do the same.

Additionally, building your network is an invaluable tool for career progression. The saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know that counts”, while not completely true, denotes the importance of getting out there and meeting people in your field of interest. You never know where one of those connections might lead you.

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