When thinking of inspirational leaders who have set goals and then gone about achieving them, it’s hard to look past Australia’s crop of Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Without exception, they’ve faced numerous personal challenges and channelled their energies towards success at the highest level.
Whether or not they attained a podium finish at the Olympic or Paralympic Games, just qualifying for sport’s most elite competition is reason enough to celebrate their hard work and resilience.
We recognise the tremendous sacrifices athletes make to reach the pinnacle of their sport. Globally, Allianz is proud to be the . Locally, we’ve been a partner of Paralympics Australia since 2011, and the Australian Olympic Committee since 2019. These partnerships don’t just align us with the universal ideals of unity, community, integrity, and respect espoused by athletes at the highest level. They also provide opportunities for those who work at Allianz to apply the same ideals at a local and individual level.
As part of a new Buddy Program, some of our Allianz Culture Influencers have undertaken mentorship with leading Australian Olympic and Paralympic athletes. The vision is for the shared insights to help with setting and achieving goals.
At the close of the 2022 program, we had the chance to speak with two of our employees about what they have gained from the mentorship program.