Perspective: Through The Eyes Of A Refugee

IL - EYESIzabela Lundberg’s mission as “The World Messenger” is to create one million legacy leaders in her lifetime. Izabela’s impact starts with individuals in the most traumatic circumstances and extends to leaders all around the world. As a genocide, torture, war trauma, and cancer survivor, Izabela fully understands what is needed to transform life from fear to greatness. She is known as “the girl that helped us to restore our dreams” in the global circles of survivors. As an internationally respected catalyst of change and sustainable solutions, Izabela has lived in six countries, speaks six languages, has traveled to over 40 countries, and worked with leaders and diverse teams from more than 80 countries. She is a passionate artist, humanitarian, and philanthropist working closely with numerous non-profit organizations to inspire, educate, and engage youth around the world. Take a moment to view the world through Izabela’s eyes – the eyes of a refugee:

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Look into my eyes. Look!
Yes you, you as I am standing naked in the truth
In front of you, fearing nothing!
Look into my eyes, the eyes of a refugee
A bi-product of bloody war, torture and genocide
Who hates no one, fears no one, blames no one
Who rapes no one, cheats no one, lies to no one
Who enslave no one, attacks no one, kills no one
Look at me!

Look into my eyes, eyes that hold stories
Stories of thousands and thousands of refugees
From hundreds of countries around the world
Voiceless, silenced, oppressed and suppressed
Still seeking refuge
From weapons that silence the world’s voice
Replaced with chaos and the hating noise
From peace that comes from someone’s grave
From profit from the slave
From propaganda, racism or blame
From further inflicting the heart-wrenching pain
To someone’s father, mother, sister or brother
To someone’s husband, wife, son or daughter
To someone’s neighbor or friend
Only one to someone!

Help Us To Stop dividing by race, religion, nationality or gender
Help Us To Stop infusing, sharing and spreading propaganda
Help Us To Stop creating unwanted refugees and needing refugee camps
Help Us To Stop ignoring, denying and hiding
Help Us To Stop fearing and running
Help Us To Stop avoiding the truth!

Look into my eyes! Look.
Look and dare to share 
The most powerful force within you, in you, yes YOU
Through your courage and strength
Through your compassion and kindness
Through your support and shared understanding
Through your good will, hopes and dreams
Through your voice, actions and good deeds
Through your heart and love for all
Through your uniting with us as a whole

Look into my eyes! Look!
Love and laugh with me, yes with Me & Us
Us, The Global Citizens, living the life worth living
By being, all that you and I can be while free
Who hates no one, fears no one, blames no one, 
Who rapes no one, cheats no one, lies to no one
Who enslave no one, attacks no one, kills no one
Look at me! Look at us!

Look into YOUR eyes! Look!
As you still have a choice and can be the change 
By not fighting the old and staying in the mold
But by building the new world
World of peace, light and love for all
The world you wish your children, grandchildren and 
Great grandchildren to see
That makes you peaceful and proud of who you are
A global leader with a legacy!

‪#‎Love, ‪#‎Light and ‪#‎Peace to All ‪#‎GlobalCitizens!

~ The World Messenger[/message]

“There is no such thing as ‘no regrets’. We will all have them, but by deeply connecting with our inner selves we can limit them. Your legacy is all about learning from past experiences, living life to the fullest, being in the moment, and building for the future. Mastering leadership can’t be done without constant learning. The things Izabela Lundberg has learned and experienced are recorded in her book. It’s an amazing tribute to the human spirit, the capacity to love, the value of forgiveness, the resiliency that allows us to hope and renew our faith. This is a journal that will change you.” – excerpted and adapted from the recent Book Review published by Jane Anderson.


Izabela Lundberg
Izabela Lundberg
As a passionate advocate of lifelong learning and thought leadership, Izabela proudly prides herself and ethically serves as a transformational leader delivering global business advisory, coaching, strategy through leadership and organizational development, and innovative learning High-Performance Impact Method™ framework at Legacy Leaders Institute. By aligning and supporting business growth objectives, she works side by side with executive leaders from Startups to Fortune 500 companies. For more than two decades, Izabela demonstrated a unique ability to identify, create, and deliver solutions to complex global business challenges with her unique perspective. As a result, she successfully increased talent and team engagement, performance, revenues, and overall organizational impact in dozens of selected companies. Today, Izabela helps talent and teams come together to accomplish more than ever before with her progressive solutions and worldview (living in six countries, speaking six languages, traveling to over 45 countries, and working with diverse teams from over 100 countries). Besides, Izabela earned a Master of Science in Leadership and Organization from the University of Denver with a focus on Strategic Innovation & Change and Organizational Development & Training. She is #1 International Best Selling author and her book, The World Messenger, that is highly respected by academics, athletes, and business leaders worldwide. To receive a signed copy, go to right NOW! Need to speak with Izabela right of way? Follow & Connect with Izabela on LinkedIn and email her at [email protected]. Game On, Champions!

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