SHOW NOTES: Before we start this episode, I have some show notes that I would like to share. First off, this is a special edition and a longer show than normal. It is actually two 30 minute shows and based on your feedback, I am experimenting on the length of the show and the content. It goes much deeper into a field of specialty work and issues than our normal shows. We discuss in this episode, economic development, NGO (non governmental agencies) and the role that the military pays in civil military operations. To some this line of work is not work but meaningful adventure. It is an area of service and work that is not often thought about or talked about.
ERIN HELFET, has a decade of experience in the areas of trade and commerce, sustainable development, economic growth, and human rights with various donor funded and private sector entities, including the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Union of Foreign Chambers of French Commerce and Industry (UCCIFE), and Harley-Davidson. She has worked throughout Africa, Central America, and the EU and she is an internationally recognized advocate for women’s empowerment; and is a Women’s Media Center Expert in the areas of Business & Economy in the Africa and MENA regions. So without further Ado Let’s get right into the conversation with Erin.
BLUF: There is no time like the present to begin your journey. Don’t limit yourself when looking at the paths that lay in front of you.
BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT QUESTIONS:
- Are you a MAC or PC? MAC, and Erin carries it overseas works well.
- What is your favorite technology, hardware or software? Mobile technology. You will find has advanced in the 3rd world in some aspects faster than in the US.
- What is your favorite quote? “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
- What are your favorite books? Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
- What is the best advice you have ever received? That there is no particular timelines that you are on. There is no time like the present to start your journey.
MOST IMPORTANT TAKEAWAY: That there is all types of meaningful ways to make a living and tie in adventure. Working in the 3rd World, with Non Governmental Agencies and contractors are some to name a few.