Lunchtime Grooming Talk: Cordlife
It’s my first time exploring the Science Park today. Located at a stone’s throw away from educational institutes such as NUS and Ngee Ann Polytechnic, the Science Park strikes me with its beautiful blend of nature and mankind. Walk around and there’s a green lung almost everywhere you turn…complete with waterfalls and all. This is in stark contrast to the research laboratories housed there. I’ve been scheduled to be at Cordlife to give a grooming talk later.
As its name suggests, CordLife collects, processes and stores your baby’s cord blood stem cells which may later become potential source material for lifesaving treatment. It is indeed interesting to learn that cord blood has become a major source of stem cells for transplantation worldwide and is used to treat over 80 diseases, including certain cancers and bone marrow failure syndromes, blood disorders and immunodeficiencies. I truly salute the people wearing white overgarments in the laboratories as they are the unsung heroes of others, whose lives depend on their very hands.
Comprising a bubbly lot of employees, it was clear that everyone was in for a fun session. From the moment I declared the discussions open, chatter and laughter was all that resulted. And all for a good cause as I firmly believe that the more you share with your partner, the more both will benefit 🙂
Asking them to share on image destroyers for both men and ladies proved to be the highlight of the talk as everyone was keen to air their own opinion.
And when it came to demonstrating how to determine one’s face shape in my simple, two-step system, the group volunteered their colleagues from HR. Hailing from a HR background, this is almost always the case as HR is the know-it-all, do-it-all department in any organisation.
Coming on sportingly, the two HR representatives took it in their own stride and became models for the rest to follow and learn from.
Every talk for me is an unique experience as I love it when participants make it a point to ask questions privately after the talk or an effort to keep in touch. That’s the primary motivation that keeps me going 🙂