“Questions were encouraged, thinking was valued, growing as a person was essential. ”
Wade McMillan (CEO Brothers in Arms)
Maxim is giving young New Zealanders an opportunity to grow as people. It gave me that opportunity when I was an intern. Questions were encouraged, thinking was valued, growing as a person was essential. One thing I find really interesting and healthy about Maxim is that the people who make it up don’t always agree. They have differences of opinion and perspective while still holding to a common ground – a heart for our New Zealand.
Since finishing the internship I have left my engineering career to become CEO of a charity called “Brothers in Arms.” We are connecting at-risk young people – young people who are going off the rails – with volunteer mentors from their local area, strengthening communities through positive relationships. I love bringing the ideas, perspectives and connections I developed at Maxim, and mashing them together with the processes of making things work from engineering, in a context that I care a lot about — loving our neighbours by investing ourselves.