A Look back to 2021

What a year! We are incredibly grateful for all of you. 

*Author: Ricardo P. Lillo, CEO DOOR International

Date: 24.12.2021

A Message from Ricardo

Gratitude is important every day of the year, but currently, it’s even more important than ever. Often the way we end an experience has the biggest influence on how we feel about the entire thing. Christmas is ahead of us, and the end of the calendar year is upon us. How do you want it to feel?

In the spirit of reflection on 2021, I encourage you to take a moment to answer this question, as well. 2021 has been another challenging year for all of us. However, speaking personally, I am incredibly grateful to be a part of the DOOR family, surrounded by my local and extended DOOR teams around the world and I am looking forward to the years ahead. I am even more grateful for our clients, who not only trusted us with their employees, but also giving us their business year after year. THANK YOU!

The past two years have shown me how fortunate I am to work with a team that refuses to give anything less than 110%. Even in the darkest days of the pandemic, the DOOR team rallied beside each other for the sake of our clients. They guided our clients through some of their toughest business decisions to date – helping find impossible training solutions and providing clarity when little else made sense.

A big ‘thank you’ goes also to our partners and facilitators, who often selflessly put their schedules and individual priorities aside repeatedly to be there for our clients. Your work made and continues to make real differences.

As one of your values is sharing, DOOR International gave back to our local charities and never lost focus on our community responsibilities.

I’d also like to thank my local and extend DOOR teams around the world: the Wiesbaden team, the DISEA team in India and of course our fantastic development team in India, who helps us design and develop the most successful client solutions. Your drive, commitment and dedication are truly exceptional.

Let’s charge forward this new year with the hope of better days to come. Let’s also not lose sight of the many, many blessings we’ve been given. Keep the faith and hold tight to that bold and unshakeable resilience. That’s how we’ll create a better future.

Let us celebrate 40 years of DOOR in 2022 with the celebration such an anniversary deserves!

On behalf of all of us at DOOR International, I wish you a happy, healthy, and successful 2022.

Wishing you all a safe and healthy Holiday Season.


Ricardo P. Lillo