Unfortunately, saying thank you seems to be an after thought more and more. So at least once a month, I will take a few minutes to publicly appreciate someone that has had an impact on me.

This round:  Anjalee

Last year I gave a very honest and raw look into the lessons I learned to become a leader.  Later that afternoon, I received a text:  “Hi Tricia, are you around?  I would like to meet with you.  I heard your talk this morning, very inspiring.  Anjalee”.  I immediately responded and we met to chat for awhile.  One of the things I love the most about Agile conferences is how accessible anyone is but it still takes initiative to approach.  I love that she reached out!  But that’s not the best part…

She stays in touch!  I received a text a few weeks later about her sharing what she learned at the conference.  Then latter just to wish me well for the holidays. It’s this initiative that I applaud and appreciate the most.  Building relationships, especially virtually is tough.  We’re all so busy and we don’t want to feel like a burden to someone else but the opposite is typically true.  Because she showed the extra effort, so did I.  I reached how to her just to check in.  The result: a great Skype conversation about some challenges she is facing.  I think I helped her but I know she helped me.  I loved brainstorming with her.  I loved finding creative experiments.  She gave me that opportunity and I really appreciate it.

So thank you for continuing to take initiative and investing!

Intentionally omitting picture and last name as this is still a forming relationship and not sure how she would feel about her name/photo online 

Tricia Broderick

Tricia Broderick

Tricia Broderick is a leadership and organizational advisor. Her transformational leadership at all levels of an organization, ignites growth of leaders and high performing teams to deliver quality outcomes. Tricia has more than twenty years of experience in the software development industry. She is a highly-rated trainer, coach, facilitator and motivational keynote speaker. Beyond her extensive knowledge and skills, her biggest offering is inspiring people to believe anything is possible.

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