By Ly LE Nguyen Van, Retail Channel Marketing Manager, Schneider Electric Vietnam –
Schneider Electric is sharing the voices of its stakeholders on sustainability, partnerships and impact in Vietnam on the Sustainable Vietnam platform. Energetic Ly Le Nguyen Van, Retail Channel Marketing Manager for Schneider Electric Vietnam talks how he combines his passion with running with building a greener community; how this aligns with the company he works for; and how it is important for him to connect the positive dots between work and life.
People describe me as energetic optimistic, socially, passionate runner and a lover of all things French. This is a big compliment as I really like to spread positive energy and inspire others to always see opportunities in every situation.
I work at Schneider Electric as Retail Channel Marketing Manager for our Home & Distribution department. What I like about my job is interaction with my team and customers. As our industry is fast moving and we need to catch up with many things I need a way to find balance.
Running & SEGreenRunner
What I like about working at Schneider Electric is how they walk the talk when implementing a holistically approach of well-being. This is something I am very aligned with my company, Schneider Electric.
As an avid runner, one of my favorite parts is the global ‘SEGreenrunner’ community is how like-minded colleagues come together across the globe to share their stories, challenges and how we motivate others to join the running community. Every year, we join a running event here in Vietnam which we can choose and it is sponsored by the company.
Another exciting event apart from the digital and locally organized activities is the Schneider Electric yearly Marathon in Paris. This is also important as it promotes the ‘green concept’ in everything they do. And as an SE employee, you learn about environmental impact and you can join the marathon for free, no matter where you are based. (https://www.schneiderelectricparismarathon.com/en/)
Schneider Electric, Wellness & Being ‘Green’
But what I even like more is that Schneider Electric goes further.
All year around, we promote running to save CO2. We have different activities and challenges related to running. (https://www.se.com/ww/en/about-us/events/segreenrunners/)
These challenges can be:
- Cut plastic waste
- Cleaning your neighborhood while running
- Fuel your body– challenges to promote eating healthy for your body and for the plane
- Others promote commuting by bike or public transport, running outside instead of the treadmill and many more.
Unfortunately, this year these activities were interrupted due to COVID-19 but I can see that the community supports each other to find ways to train despite the lockdown in many countries.
An important aspect to the running is when we use #SEGreenRunners as a hashtag on social media, Schneider Electric, with the help of our NGO partners, will plant mangrove trees on our behalf.
Sports = Passion & Adventure
Another important aspect of running, is this special feeling when I put on my shoes and get out every morning at 5am to run 10km or an even longer distance during the weekend – I feel free.
This is my way to relax and to be connected to my inner self. I am a passionate runner and triathlete. The feeling of pushing my limits physically and mentally and then seeing what the human body is capable off is just incredible to me.
Being part of a community where people appreciate nature and like to create positivity is very rewarding.
My job is like a race where you face high and lows, and in order to cope with it, I train. In a race, you are physically nervous, your heart is racing, you need to control your breath. The same feelings occur professional when I present in front of hundreds of people on our newest products-
What I do? I embrace it. I am thankful that I can feel these emotions.
There are also lows in my job similar to the negativity I face during a race. During a race, I exhaust this negativity by listening to it. I have an inner dialogue with my fears and worries instead of burying them secretly. Another challenge is to stay focused on the process and in the now. I practice this a lot during training so I can apply it to the best of my ability into my daily life and work.
I could go on and on with how much sports helps me to live healthy and happy… But all this joy wouldn’t be possible without clean air and clean nature.
The most important for me is to remember the ‘why’ in work and life.
The more I connect my training, the way I live and the way I work with the “why” is how I ensure I bring my best to each aspect of it. That is ‘why’ alignment with the way I live and the way I work at Schneider Electric is important.
The feeling of freedom is a key component to a life of balance.
What is your ‘why’?
Learn it, love it, live it!.
To read the full series –
- SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC ON SUSTAINABLE VIETNAM: BEING PART OF THE COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY – By Felicitas Huong, CSR Manager, Schneider Electric Vietnam
- SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC ON SUSTAINABLE VIETNAM: A JOURNEY OF PURPOSE – By Felicitas Huong, CSR Manager, Schneider Electric Vietnam
- SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC ON SUSTAINABLE VIETNAM: BEING ‘GREEN’ PROFESSIONALLY AND PERSONALLY – By Nhi Nguyen Bach Yen, Sales & Business Intelligence, Schneider Electric Vietnam
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC ON SUSTAINABLE VIETNAM: PARTNERING FOR A NEXT GENERATION OF SKILLED WORKERS – By Mihaela Chirca, Project Manager, Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement (IECD)
To read about Schneider Electric on Sustainable Vietnam – THE ENERGY PARADOX: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC ON BRINGING LIGHT – By Christina Ameln, Sustainability Strategist, Purple IVY
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