The GROW Magic has started spreading around the country, with the help of our awesome team: the Local Project Managers, the Ambassadors and the International Trainers. Let’s meet some of them!  

Johnny Ilca from the USA – GROW trainer in Pitesti

I decided to become a GROW trainer to learn more about speaking to different types of people in different environments. I really enjoy being a tutor and I wanted to take that experience and apply it to more people.

I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I’ve been to Romania many times in the past but I haven’t visited in a few years. I also have never been involved in such a program so the whole experience is very new to me.

On my first day I woke up early, explored the snowy city, and met up for dinner with some of the trainers that would quickly become some of my best friends 🙂 

One of my biggest personal life goals is to open a board game cafe. My participation in this project is just one step for me to get closer to this goal.

If I had a magic wand, I would create a magic cloud that would take me everywhere and use only that to get everywhere I want to go. 

3 little-known facts about my country:

  • The city I’m from, Phoenix, is a 4 hour car ride from the beach and a 3 hour car ride to the snowy mountain.
  • Sometimes it gets so hot in Phoenix that the airport stops planes from taking off and landing.
  • It is illegal to chop down a cactus in Arizona, even if it is your own yard.