Joining Bolt as an Intern was one of the most logical decisions I have ever made and my first week has assured me that it was not only the right one but a fantastic one. My first day began with a trip down to Farnham for a meeting with Sarah and Becs, who head up Bolt Marketing and PR, where we spent our time developing future plans and opportunities. I’m thrilled to be part of Bolt at such an exciting time, moving the company forward with both existing and prospective clients. The future looks extremely bright as the past has been, with lots of innovative ideas around how to grow Bolt.
I was fortunate enough to join Jo at British Airways on Tuesday at their HQ – Waterside House. This is where I fell in love with Bolt and its unique style, when I joined Lou, Jo and Rachael last year for the first Module of their Inner Leadership programme; Raising Self-Awareness and Knowing Your Impact. Honestly, it was intimidating walking into a room full of highly respected managers and people who had been at BA for years, but in the first few minutes I made a decision to not be fearful but to enjoy my surroundings and thrive on the fact that I am a 21 year old presented with an incredible opportunity to learn. I soon realised that my initial appearance, parallel to a rabbit in headlights, was unnecessary and I felt very welcomed and at ease communicating and opening up. With the guidance of Lou and Jo, with Rach on hand, the delegates were about to embark on what had the potential to be a life changing journey if they chose it to be. Many of them were willing but unsure and nervous from the start and a few reluctant and extremely hesitant, but over the 2 days I spent with them I observed extraordinary personalities escape from behind senior titles and smart suits. It was incredible to watch and I myself learned so many useful things and simple shifts which have affected many parts of my life in a very positive way ever since. Tuesday was that same groups’ review morning, so it was brilliant to speak with the same people I met 6 months ago and hear about their journeys. Each of them briefly shared personal stories of how aspects of their life, both at home and work had been benefited by this programme and the learning that they had received. ‘The power of Bolt’ I think I will refer to it as.
Wednesday and Thursday of this week I have spent researching new avenues discussed with Sarah and Becs on Monday and I am excited to keep you updated as things start taking shape. After over 3 years in America earning my BSc with an emphasis in psychology I am full of inspiration and a true passion for the work that Bolt does. Every week I will be writing a blog about my experience as an Intern, sharing my take on what life working for, what I deem to be one of the most energising, impactful and powerful companies, is like.
Maimee Morris – Bolt Intern