Outward Bound influenced decision to join partnership
Something Sarah Scott had been contemplating before the Outward Bound course was whether she might pursue joining the partnership at Simpson Grierson.
“Outward Bound was a decisive moment. I’ve never been the best goal setter, instead grabbing opportunities and seeing where they take me. Outward Bound forced me to make some hard decisions on whether I wanted a partnership in a commercial firm. My group were focused on how we can make the most of the one life we get,” she says.
She says it was inspiring because it gave her courage, confidence and drive to go for it, and helped her with ideas for overcoming something many people experience: imposter syndrome.“Some of my colleagues have 30 years’ experience as partners. You go through thoughts such as how could they want me in the room. You’re surrounded by people that are so experienced, so exceptional and some of the best in New Zealand. I was thinking, how I could keep up with them.
“But what I realised was that was not why they wanted me in the partnership. They wanted me because of who I am, my life experiences, my perspectives on things. They wanted me because I was Sarah Scott, not because I was someone else. That was probably the biggest thing I took away from going through the Outward Bound course,” she says.
This article was originally published in LawTalk, Issue 925.