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Growing together in Brazil

Rafael Flora is an Accountability Manager in Grant Thornton Brazil. With a passion for learning and development, Rafael reflects on his journey as a mentor and trainer to colleagues across the Sao Paulo office.

“Grant Thornton Brazil is a very young company. It has a young spirit and a dynamic environment.

I try to make a difference in everything I do every day. I am a person who believes strongly in people. I invest a lot of time in teaching, training and inspiring growth in others. To help a person grow, you have to play the role of parent, teacher, friend, tutor and mentor all at once. You have to stay close to the person – that is the only way to understand how to help them achieve their goals.

"Unlocking the potential for growth means seeing the people who work with me grow and the clients who I work for grow and prosper."

But I also look for possibilities for personal growth. The big problem is when you think you know everything. When you say: 'I am already full' or 'I have reached the next level, I do not have anything more to learn.'

From that moment, you start to become obsolete. My belief is to grow every day but not to grow alone.

I spend time outside my normal working hours organising training programmes for colleagues across every service line. It’s a great source of pride for me – leaving a legacy on a person that really helps them grow.”


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