Carmen Schwender’s career path is as inspiring as atypical. She left her native Romania for New York in 1995 with the dream of becoming a professional ballerina—an ambition that was realised in Connecticut’s New England Ballet Company. After 20 years dancing and teaching dance, Carmen felt it was time to hang up her pointe shoes and pivot to a new career; one that would deliver new challenges along with the financial stability she needed. A degree in finance followed and in 2002, a new career with then Merrill Lynch now Bank of America on Wall Street.
If you find information about EMC and keep coming back to it, asking yourself over and over whether this is the programme for you, then it is.
EMC is not a quick-fix programme but it teaches you how to pay attention to the conscious and unconscious dynamics of human behaviour.
Be prepared to meet someone very important. Yourself.
I have learnt that my sensitivity is a gift, and I can use myself as an instrument of change and compass to understand and feel what is taking place in an environment beyond the written and visible facts.
The EMC helps you understand the multidimensional complexity of organisations, and develop a deeper understanding and new ways or eyes to see things with a more human aspect.
This programme will open up many questions for you. It will change perspectives, and triggers a review of your belief system.
The tools that we are learning are of a great help to any CEO, board member, middle manager and for any person who is keen to understand people better and make this world slightly better.