Noticed this single word used in a CV (resume) but forgot to write it down. It is a single word used to describe a person who enthusiastically initiates action.

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    An initiator?
    – Helmar
    Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 12:50
  • @Helmar The initiator may not enthusiastically initiate. Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 12:54

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I believe that proactive is the word you are searching for.

(Of a person or action) creating or controlling a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened

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