growth experience

growth experience

An experience that helps or allows one to change and mature. That painful break-up was ultimately a growth experience—now, I only date people who truly care about me.
See also: experience, growth

growth experience

 and growth opportunity; learning experience
Euph. an unpleasant experience. This job has been a growth experience for me. I've learned so much. Jim said that his trip to Mexico turned out to be a real learning experience.
See also: experience, growth
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Chen brings to Aleris 25 years of cross-cultural business leadership, general management, M&A and infrastructure growth experience in commodity, specialty chemicals and agricultural industries," Steven Demetriou, chairman and CEO of Aleris, says.
Music study is a growth experience, undoubtedly, and while not all growth is easy or even painless, the primary perspective on the process as a whole should be positive.
It was a growth experience for me, not artistically, but I got a chance to see how much hard work it is going on tour.
But as in the real world--or even The Real World--they need to be grounded by a few likable souls, a sense of context outside their domestic bitchiness, and the impression that it's all somehow a growth experience.
Teachers who have gone through the National Board Certification process describe it as the most meaningful professional growth experience of their careers," says NEA staffer Susan Carmon.
He was a compassionate leader; a man of vision and commitment; a beloved advocate of summer camp as a valuable growth experience for children.
In fact, it proved to be a growth experience for Scott.
On December 2, 2010, five research teams gathered in Santiago, Chile, to discuss the growth experiences of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela since independence from Spain.
As attractive as the social market economy might seem, we will not be able to say with any assurance how good or necessary neoliberal policies in fact were until we investigate rigorously and comparatively the growth experiences of all the European--and indeed East Asian--states, 1945-1990.
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