Inspired and ready to inspire – with such “after” feelings, the 3-day training course for Latvian, Spanish and Romanian youth leaders, i.e. specialists, educators, employees, whose everyday life is connected with youth, ended. The training took place in the Erasmus+ project “Mobil Program for Youth Learners” (MoPYL) and was conducted online by leadership expert Peter Acton. In order to be able to convey the power and inspiration that the participants gained during these three days, we must first tell about the inspirer himself.
Peter is a certified, experienced, passionate and energetic youth coach and speaker who helps teenagers discover their values and purpose in life, offering strategies and tactics for success, purpose realization and reaching their maximum potential, encouraging and strengthening their confidence and self-esteem. Having lived in different cultures, including Africa, Central Asia, the European Union and Taiwan, and helping young people there realize their potential and become leaders, Peter has gained a colorful life experience to share. He has also reached the highest level in the sport and now uses these skills to coach others to become the best players in their lives. Such an incredibly inspiring personality!
The participants of the training course learned methods of working with teenagers to promote leadership skills, motivation, responsibility and sense of belonging, as well as to strengthen in them such values as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trust, gentleness and self-control. These values are called basic Christian values, or the fruits of the Holy Spirit (according to Galatians 5:22), but they are an important basis for personality development not only among believers, but also for every person in secular everyday life.
“A leader is like a thermostat, but don’t confuse it with a thermometer. A thermometer only detects the temperature, whereas a thermostat can regulate the system to a comfortable temperature. And this is a significant difference. A leader is the one who creates the necessary temperature or atmosphere in a room, in an organization, in a youth environment, in a classroom, wherever he works. In creating a positive and supportive environment, the leader highlights the good qualities and strengths of each young person, points out their importance and gives them wings to believe in themselves and realize their dreams. On the other hand, in order to achieve the goal, you have to be deaf to the disbelief of those around you, “You won’t succeed”, “You won’t be able to”, emphasized the coach.
The project is co-funded by the European Union. It is implemented in the “Erasmus+” program in cooperation with the Agency for International Programs for Youth.
“The project “Mobile Program for Youth Learners” is financed with the support of European Commission’s programm “Erasmus+”. This publication reflects only the author’s views, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained there in.”