My appreciation this month is different but fitting…

My family decided to fulfill a life-long dream to live in Denver area.  Since this meant quite a bit of change, we considered how many aspects (experiments/challenges) we could take advantage of during this time.  One of the biggest ones was for me to completely change up my responsibilities at work.

The drivers behind this decision included:

  • A desire to be a little selfish and focus on my growth
  • A desire to continue to expand my knowledge and skill sets
  • A desire to go out a little further out of my comfort zone (professionally and personally)

In the past year, these are the highlights of what I learned:

  • I learned a ton about learning environments, especially with no reputation to leverage.  I had to learn how to quickly create a safe environment so people could engage in learning with no prior relationship.
  • I had to challenge my creativity in creating exercises that helped demonstrate points for learning.
  • I had to embrace “what you truly need to know” to make learning effective in small doses.
  • I learned that I didn’t loose my client relationship (consulting) skills.
  • I love working in teams.  However, much of my responsibilities for the past year was independent work.  At first, that was refreshing but I greatly missed collaborating with others.  Not only are my deliverables better in a team environment, but I’m also more energized.  We’ll chalk that up to my extroverted side.
  • I learned that helping other people grow is not enough.  That’s not really a shocker that I too need autonomy, mastery and purpose to be passionate.
  • I learned that travel with two small children was doable but not ideal for our family.
  • I learned that I can eat my own dog food…that I can survive going outside of my comfort zone and now have recent experiences to draw on to help others.

I’m proud of this list – of this learning.  I didn’t expect to learn so much in just over a year but I’m very grateful for the opportunity.  After being reminded and validated of what I love and need, meant it’s time for me to return to a company to lead to the edge from within.  I’m very proud and excited to announce that I will be joining Pearson starting July 2nd as Manager of Project Management.  I have no idea what I will learn next but I’m ready and eager to lead again!

I experimented and learned.  That alone makes this past year a good one and one that I appreciate!

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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