Gordon Gecko said “greed is good” in the movie Wall Street. I say change is good. It has influenced my professional journey and has had an enriching effect on my career. Now, as a coach and capacity builder, in the words of an African proverb, I am “lighting other candles”.
I started my career with a small law firm north of the Limpopo. Initially I saw myself blissfully spending my entire career there. But then I was presented with an opportunity to experience the law in a different country and system. “The workload is considerable, but not unachievable,” were the scary words my US mentor wrote to me. With much trepidation and a measure of excitement, I went to the US.