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: Paul Tevis
As with many people I’m very grateful for, I met Paul in the Agile community. Do I have any memory of which conference or which year? Nope, I think my memory is getting worse and worse. But this post is not about that…let me focus on how much I appreciate Paul.
Sometimes, there are just events that all align and overwhelm you. Leaving you wondering if you are going to let anything drop. Normally, this would cause me a high degree of stress. However, I could focus on what I had to do as a trainer, organizer, etc. because I completely trusted Paul. In the last few weeks, Paul has facilitated a board meeting, ran point as technical difficulties volunteer for the Racial Equity events with Agile Alliance, assisted on a leading amazing teams course with a high number of students, and had a birthday in there. Not only is he incredibly organized, dependable, knowledgeable, flexible…he’s also caring and funny.
You have contributed to giving me a sense of connection when I’m stuck at home. So much so, that I’ve asked him to assist on another course in a few weeks. I may appreciate him but he may be done with me by the end of July 🙂
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