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To achieve your aspirations you need to be resilient | Caroline Wiscombe | TEDxWhitehaven

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Published on Apr 8, 2015

Caroline draws upon academic and personal examples to champion the idea that to achieve your aspirations the most important characteristic is resilience.

Caroline was born and brought up in a working class community in the North East of England. Losing her builder father at a young age she was raised by a dynamic and forward thinking mother who, having moved north to marry after the war, became the first female primary head-teacher in the region. Caroline’s sister became the first female bus driver in Newcastle Upon Tyne before attending night school to become a solicitor, in which profession she has become the leading authority on gaining compensation for miners ‘vibration white finger’. Against this feminist background Caroline forged a career in the licensed retail sector raising standards and professionalism by serving on the professional body for the trade, the British Institute of Innkeeping, for eight years.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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