Lima, Peru | Age 69
My name is Chichi Uccelli, and I’m a 69 year old woman living in Peru. I am a sculptor, having studied under Margarita Checa, one of the most prestigious sculptors in Peru.
I took HarvardX’s Unlocking the Immunity to Changeafter a family member had specifically recommended Bob Kegan as a very talented teacher. In the beginning the course wasn’t easy not only because my native language is Spanish, but also because the comprehension of abstract concepts and the dynamic of the course.
I thought I woudn’t have time for anything but my work, but I became engrossed with the course. For me is a tremendous challenge to try to improve a lot of things that manage me, like the stress I suffer always regarding the time, and also to be kind with people when I am worried about something.
For me the most memorable moment in the course was when I was wrote my Bio and discovered the negative way I react in the situations of stress, or my perfectionism, or that problem that I have for delegating things to someone, all of which were produced in my childhood. I wish I knew about this course when I was a kid. I think if more young students had access to this course, it will be much better for them to study, to learn and to teach.
I think that now I will have control of myself. I will forgive myself when I fail. I will understand things can change. If I consider others can help me with my work, I will be less stressed, happier, and will do more things with more pleasure.
I think this course will help me in my personal growth, in trying to help myself become calmer and kinder. I feel so happy, very endebted to all of you who – without any private interest – are helping us to be better persons.