Synergy Personal Development

Are You Really Doing That For Free!?

August 24, 2021 by J C There are greater rewards than money For 19 days, I volunteered at the Olympics and rarely did a day pass where one of my friends or family members would ask; are you really doing that for free?Just looking at the featured image will tell you, I was paid in […]

A Simple Thank You Means so Much

August 22, 2021 by J COne of the great things about volunteering for the Olympics was meeting young people who were exploring options for their careers. Some worked in broadcasting services, others assisted during sporting events, but one young woman really caught my attention for her diligence and passion for her work. Her name is […]

Gold Medal Worthy Success Begins With Good Communication

August 17, 2021 by J C As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have received a lot of Olympic pins while doing my volunteer duties. One reason for that, I believe, is communication skills. Not a shift goes by that someone doesn’t ask me how I got so many pins. As an experienced teacher […]

Pin Collecting at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

August 4, 2021 by J C Olympic Pin Collecting Today will be my 13th day of volunteer activities, and along the way, I have enjoyed every day. You can check my previous post for evidence of that. One thing that has really become an interesting measure of the ability of each one of us volunteers […]

Giving Smiles & Solving Problems at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

July 30, 2021 by J C So, my Olympic experience is half over, and I am having a memento mori moment. Trying to take in as much as I can in the 10 days of volunteering I have remaining. To say it’s been sublime is really an understatement. It is hard to imagine what it’s […]

Taking Her Volunteer Experience to the Next Level

July 29, 2021 by J CJill Barcelona-Suzuki has been living in Japan for several years. She first came here in 1998 as the Philipine delegate to the Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program, currently named Ship for Southeast Asia and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP). SSEAYP aims to promote friendship and understanding among youths from Japan […]

Welcome to My Home Away From Home Tokyo 2020 Olympics

July 28, 2021 by J C Nima Esnaashari has been living in Hyogo prefecture since 2010. He moved to Japan from the United States. He originally came to Japan on the Japan Exchange and Teaching, also referred to as the JET Program. This program is sponsored by the Japanese government and places native English speakers […]

Building a Business on the Spirit of Volunteerism

July 28, 2021 by J CNada Rochevska led language services during the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She has been a part of many Olympics, both Winter, and Summer, since her first experience at the Lillehammer Youth Olympics in 2016.Her vast knowledge of the volunteer experience and mega sporting events combined with her love […]

Tokyo 2020 – Ready to Serve

John Cunningham

July 15, 2021 by J C Yesterday was my first day of volunteer activities for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and it was full of intrigue. From the start to the end, it was all an enjoyable learning experience. Step 1 – Leave early, just in case I learned Murphy’s law, If something can go wrong, […]

We Can Transform the World

July 4, 2021 by J C Participating in the Olympics is an opportunity to be on the world stage. It is a chance to let your light shine and brighten the lives of people from all over the world. While the number of people that we Tokyo 2020 volunteers will get to interact with is […]