Raleigh International – Providing for the Future

Christian O’Meara graduated from Buckinghamshire College with a bachelor’s degree in leisure management. He is the CEO of Logic20/20 in Seattle, a business and technology consulting firm. Logic20/20 was named Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For five years in a row. Christian O’Meara’s ambition and goal with the Seattle firm was to make it one of the best companies to work for and do business with. Over the years he has been involved with numerous programs and supported or volunteered in different communities. One of the groups he worked with is Raleigh International.

Raleigh International is a sustainable development nonprofit organization whose goal is to create a better future for coming generations. Raleigh International gathers young people from all around the world, working side by side with them to improve and preserve the environment. The main areas Raleigh International most wants to improve upon are access to safe water and sanitation, as well as building livelihoods and protecting and maintaining a safe environment.

Anyone can volunteer with Raleigh International, and over the years the group has developed strong bonds with universities and companies around the world that share its vision. Its belief is that creating lasting change in the world comes from its youth, as there are over seven billion people in the world and more than half of them are under 30. It oversees expeditions in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Nepal, and Tanzania, and offers young people the chance to go out of their comfort zone and explore, as well as develop new skills and cultural awareness in exchange for their help.

Playing Rugby Improves Health and Builds Character

Since 2012, Christian O’Meara has served as chief executive officer of Seattle, Washington-based Logic 20/20, recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Firms by Consulting Magazine. He is a fond supporter of rugby, a sport he’s been playing ever since he was 11 years old. Christian O’Meara has written several articles explaining and revealing how the sport has enhanced his personal and professional life.

Like most sport team games, rugby helps people get a sense of usefulness and belongingness within a team. Serving a purpose, working towards a goal with a team builds character and humility. Winning becomes more valuable as a result of a team effort. Requiring a high degree of preparation and training, rugby also helps players become disciplined and resilient to keep going no matter the costs and suffering.

As a high contact sport, rugby builds strength and improves flexibility. Rugby develops upper body strength as well as muscular strength and leg muscles. Furthermore, it increases the body’s cardiovascular system and bone density, making the heart and the lungs stronger and stimulating calcium. An improved bone density makes someone less likely to develop osteoporosis.

The Lesson Business Leaders Can Learn from Coaches

Having worked as a leader in the technology industry for over 20 years, Christian O’Meara of Seattle, Washington operates as the chief executive officer of Logic20/20, a technology consulting firm that supports businesses. Additionally, Christian O’Meara served as both a rugby and soccer coach for more than ten years and insists that he learned several business lessons from sports, including the importance of a great coach.

According to Mr. O’Meara, a coach must always be there for the team. This also applies to leadership in business. A good leader aims to spend time with the members of the team, providing authentic discussions and interactions. Even small gestures performed daily, such as asking about someone’s day, fulfill that goal and instill a sense of leadership presence within the team.

Leaders strive to be transparent and welcome honest feedback from their teams. When received, leaders apply this information to how they reach big picture goals for themselves and for everyone working under them. To help members of the team feel at ease offering feedback, leaders incorporate humor and laughter into their daily routines.

Three Benefits Professionals Gain By Working With a Mentor

As an experienced leader and executive in the technology industry, Christian O’Meara co-founded Logic20/20, a business technology consulting firm based in Seattle, Washington. In his role as chief executive officer for the company, Christian O’Meara advocates for mentorships, having acted as a mentor and received previous mentorship from numerous individuals. His work suggests that professionals who work with good mentors enjoy certain benefits that their peers may not experience.

First, a mentee learns humility by receiving honest feedback. A suitable mentor offers a candid opinion about a mentee’s goals, both long-term and short-term. In return, a mentee adopts a humble attitude, opening themselves up to the information their mentor offers them.

Second, a mentor brings a unique perspective to the mentor/mentee relationship and can provide a different point of view that a mentee has yet to consider. This may help the mentee recognize an element about their goals that they had not previously considered.

Third, a mentee earns access to their mentor’s business acumen firsthand. Depending on a mentor’s style, the mentee may observe professional intuition through example or through meetings and discussions on the topic. This type of insight can be difficult to come by in other situations.