Burch Diplomacy Club organized a motivational speech by Mr. Kemal Balihodžić, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of UpTrend Marketing Solutions, on the topic of “Motivation: Thinking Like a Diplomat” for students and staff of International Burch University.
Mr. Balihodžić spoke about the virtues of a diplomat – good manners, moderation, patience, and perseverance – and how to transfer those virtues to everyday life. He stressed the need of all of us being and staying motivated despite the myriad challenges and obstacles we all face.
“To be successful in life, you need to build bridges, not burn them. To build bridges, you need to be and act diplomatically. It won't always be easy but it'll always pay off”, advised Mr. Balihodžić.
Amer Kurtović, the president of Burch Diplomacy Club, thanked the guest for taking time to share his wisdom with Burch students and staff. Amer Kurtović presented Mr. Balihoidžić with a certificate of appreciation and a gift as small tokens of gratitude.
Mr. Balihodžić is the founder and current Chief Executive Officer of UpTrend Marketing Solutions. He completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the field of international relations and is completing his doctoral studies in the field of financial marketing. He worked as the Head of Marketing for International Burch University and published a book, “Born for Success: from Applauder to Applause” in 2016.