I didn’t mean to leave a cliff-hanger from the last post. I honestly just thought it was best to separate the announcements to properly give focus to both. However, with the time spent responding to emails, I should have just combined them. Sorry!
So what’s next for me? I have learned so much in the last two years. I’ve learned how to be a better leader, trainer, coach and speaker. However, the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that I can’t go back. I know how obvious that sounds but I have a history of this. I tried to go back to developing code multiple times, even though my heart was elsewhere. I tried to go back to project management, even though my goals/dreams were elsewhere. Turns out, I tried to go back to practitioner even though my purpose is now elsewhere.
As a result of accepting the lack of fit at Pearson, I am excited to be joining Agile For All. A place that I seem seem to very much fit. I could list a hundred reasons why coaching at this company is a very logical choice, such as gaining colleagues that I already had an enormous amount of respect for. However, what really sealed the decision was my purpose aligned with their vision…making a difference in the software development industry by humanizing the workplace.
I’m both excited and nervous. I’ve never considered myself a “sales person” so I already know I have plenty of learning ahead of me! What a great feeling to have 🙂