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.

11150315_458988727600324_2865498252985773485_nThis round:  Arlo Belshee

At the Agile Alliance conference in 2010, I was sitting in a session and started chatting with a guy nearby. Don’t worry, we were not being rude…the exercise was to discuss with a person nearby. I had seen him around before as he was a little hard to miss with hair longer than mine (which is not a small feat) but our paths had just not crossed until now. By the end of that session, I can recall that the conversations were not the standard fundamental conversations. We were challenging each other in this fantastic way. I can’t remember the content but I remember thinking and feeling, this is someone that I want to keep connected with.

There will be endless people lining up to highlight the genius that is Arlo. I want to take time to appreciate the friend Arlo has become over the past five years. He challenges me to consider bigger opportunities; he helped me to realize that it was my responsibility to gain from sessions and that there is always something to learn if I look for it. He supports and coaches me to finding the right opportunities; he helped me narrow down what I really wanted to tackle next and why it was a fit. He always makes time for people – whether it’s whiskey nights or hallway conversations. He stays connected – we see each other once a year and yet I hear from him throughout the year with little updates or humorous work stories. He is a caring soul that I’m grateful to have in my life.

Thank you for being you!

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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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