The toughest battles can shape an unbreakable will and a voice that will not be drowned out. From some of the most danger-fraught military zones in the world, Major Matina Jewell (Retired) chose to see life with a purpose. Her purpose was created from career-ending injuries in Lebanon and suffering loss in the 'PB Khiam' UN patrol base.
She went about navigating her next with a spirit of making things better, from working with the Australian Government for veteran welfare to catalysing positive change for peace-keeping forces in the United Nations. Amidst all the tribulations, Matina found two things that would define what she sought to transform: humanity and empathy. And that above all else was her message to those at Confluence: what lens did you choose this morning and what perspective might you take for tomorrow?
Focus on your overarching purpose because often it is that what combines and unites our people to get us through difficult days and if the purpose helps others, it truly does have a double positive effect.