A positive future for humanity

I strongly believe that my vision of a future workplace for you, rooted in a positive future for humanity, is possible. Considering that people tend to support what they help to create, it is also important to think from a future that inspires others with a sense of what is possible and helping people focus on what they are capable of, rather than just what they do.

For this vision to come true, you and others will face many challenges that require extraordinary innovation. Today, we face a collision of major breakdowns in business, government and human affairs that can only be resolved through extraordinary innovation, specifically collaborative innovation. Collaboration isn’t about knowing something, but rather creating an environment and culture which rewards and allows for multiple viewpoints to be heard and considered. This requires strong creative leaders with the courage to change tack, away from old ways of operating from the past, to resolve big challenges. The following six principles of collaborative innovation help expand creativity and innovation: Energy awareness, mutuality, curiosity, coachability, generous listening and committed speaking. Bringing together the combined knowledge and experiences of a group of people and encouraging them to collaborate based upon these six principles ignites creativity and innovation. What emerges is whole new worlds of possibilities…

My commitment

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.” In the past, this was something I struggled with. I now understand that when my thoughts, words and actions are aligned, I begin to love and trust myself on a whole new level. This then increases my level of integrity, confidence and happiness and ultimately my overall fulfillment in life.

Moreover, words are energy. When we speak or write, we use the vehicles of words to carry meaning, as well as energy, from ourselves to another person or group of people. Each word we speak has a life of its own, a vibratory signature that creates waves into the expanse of the universe, in the same way that a note of music creates waves. And like musical notes, our words live in communities of other words and change in relation to the words that surround them. When we are conscious of the energy behind our words, we become capable of making beautiful music in the world.

Knowing that my words can have an impact on the world, I pledge to you that I will speak from my heart, be true to my word, live authentically, lead by example, and embody the change I dream of for you and humanity.

“The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” – William Hutchison Murray


Share this:

About the Author

Avatar photo

Jean-Marc SheitoyanThoughtful and empathetic business executive with strong leadership skills and entrepreneurial spirit, excellent communication and soft skills, project and organizational management skills, agility, perseverance and resilience. Passionate about exploring the possibilities by which human potential, innovation, design and technology could contribute to creating a preferred and sustainable future, Jean-Marc Sheitoyan fosters a motivating and collaborative work atmosphere through generous listening and committed speaking. His core values are respect, integrity, kindness, open-mindedness, curiosity, mutuality, imagination, creativity, innovation, empowerment, commitment and accountability.Ingenious and resourceful, Mr. Sheitoyan is a responsible manager who performs well under pressure, anticipating obstacles and finding solutions to meet project objectives on time and on budget. He has hands-on experience in several business functions including strategic planning, project management, industrial design, R&D, prototyping, manufacturing, international business development, marketing, sales and fundraising.Subject-matter expert in human augmentation exoskeletons, integrated soldier systems, personal protective equipment, load-carriage, personal thermoregulation systems, wearables and soft goods. He has in-depth knowledge of collaborative innovation (resolving tough challenges with optimal effectiveness and velocity to create breakthrough solutions), design language (proprietary product differentiation strategy), additive manufacturing technologies (including metals and plastics), and materials for safety and security (including composites, foams and technical textiles).Drawing from his vast experience in international business travel, Jean-Marc celebrates cultural and linguistic diversity. He is attracted to organizations that promote a culture of leadership, excellence, collaboration, innovation and sustainable development.

View all posts by Jean-Marc Sheitoyan

Leave a Reply