Sometimes its easy to forget how important the intimate connections we form with people we work with. Sometimes you just have look back at some of the nifty things people say as a poignant reminder. I found these two gems on my LinkedIn and until recently I forgot about them. Only until recently till my layoff did they become even more relevant to me personally and help me refocus on Simplicity as a means for social change.
Carly, Student, York University (colleague):
"It's been a while since I worked with Rolo but I saw someone else recommend him in my feed and I must say he is a very recommendable guy! I worked directly for Rolo as a bartender at one of his events when I was in school. He is an excellent leader with a true passion and dedication to his events business and it's overarching vision. He rolls up his sleeves and leads by example ensuring everything goes off without a hitch. I wish him all the success in the world. He truly deserves it." August 29, 2011
Melissa Dedic, Senior Foodraiser, Second Harvest:
“Rolando's good heart and community-centred principles are what distinguishes his business: Simplicity Event Planning & Catering from other similar companies. I first met him at our warehouse. Rather than letting excess food from an event he recently catered go to waste, Rolando delivered it to Second Harvest (my place of employment; a food rescue charity in Toronto). Because of his great environmental and social conscious, Rolando's excess food is delivered to social service programs across Toronto via Second Harvest. To date, he has donated enough excess food to feed nearly 400 hungry Torontonians! This is food that would have otherwise gone to waste if it wasn't for Rolando's efforts to rediistribute it to those in need. It has been and continues to be a true pleasure working with Rolando.” August 29, 2011
I guess only through your impact on people do you realize how important it is to keep striving. Thanks gals! It means so much to me to read this and inspires me to keep forging ahead.