Kate Latimer

Chief Executive Officer

The Cranlana Programme

Confusing, liberating, revealing, wonderful

When I did my colloquium in 2009 I had just joined Cranlana as CEO. Kerry Flattley was one of the moderators and when he asked the first set of hard questions, as he does, all heads turned to me for the answer. As if I knew! My fellow participants were quickly disabused of the notion that I had a jump on these great ideas because of my position. I found the conversation frustratingly hard, confusing, liberating, revealing, wonderful. It made me realise how rarely we speak about what really matters, about purpose and how we want to live, ought to live. I also remember a feeling of sadness on the Saturday morning after the coll that I wouldn’t be seeing my colloquium buddies to have those kinds of conversations again…