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Writing Practice: Describe a person who has had a significant impact on your life

Write a summary using formal English language. Assignment: Describe a person who has had a significant impact on your life. This could be a family member, friend, or mentor. Explain


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I would like to talk about my last spa manager in Switzerland, Mr. Reu. I worked with him for four years. He is a very inspiring manager and mentor for me.

I met Mr. Reu during my contract at the Belle Park Hotel in Spain. He is the spa manager of the beautiful and renowned spa. It is one of the best connections of my life. Mr. Reu is completely dedicated to his job and his team. He’s a leader and a very down-to-earth manager with innovative ideas.


When I arrived at his team in 2017, I had just experienced a professional failure and had lost all self-confidence. Mr. Reu helped me regain confidence in my skills and much more. He boosted me and pushed me to be the best version of myself. He inspired me to find my way and increase my skills to become an expert in my job. Thanks to him, in 4 years, I became the best therapist on his team: I had the best sales and the largest number of loyal customers. After one year and a half, he offered me the opportunity to become the trainer of our spa and I learned a lot about human development, management, and teaching.


Mr. Reu taught me a lot, always guiding me and letting me think for myself. Firstly, he taught me to manage people with empathy and care. He is people-oriented and manages his teams in a highly personalized way. I've learned to adapt my training to each participant and now, before every training, I prepare my course regarding the spa, the country, and the team. Secondly, he taught me how to help people develop. He has a complete understanding of people and loves to coach them. Thanks to him, I have improved my coaching skills substantially and can now better help people in their personal and professional development.


During the training I offer spa employees, I observe the trainees, listen to them, and bring them my experience to help them grow. Thirdly, he taught me to understand myself better, and to know my strengths and areas for improvement, so that I can constantly evolve. I often question myself in order to grow, train, and improve my work. Fourthly, he taught me that failure helps us to become better and that we shouldn't be ashamed of it. Since then, I've taken a softer view of what I'm going through and I've learned to let go of the need to be good and successful all the time. And finally, he taught me we can constantly reinvent ourselves, and we can only be bored at work if we want to be. He showed me that it's up to us to break from routine, to change things by trying new things, and to try out new ideas because nobody else will do it for us. Since then, I realized that it's okay to have a lot of ideas and that it's very positive to want to do lots of things in your life.


Mr Reu influenced me to become the best version of myself and constantly work on myself to try and do what I want according to who I am. He supported me in understanding that we have to find our « WHY » to live a life aligned with who we are.




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