Appreciation Post – Agile Alliance Board

By August 22, 2022No Comments

Unfortunately, saying thank you seems to be an afterthought 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:  Agile Alliance Board

As some of you may know I was on the Agile Alliance board from 2018-2020.  I chose not to renew a second term so my ending was a bit abrupt in that 2020 meant no in-person opportunities to say goodbye etc.  Of course, these teammates sent me a little notebook and scarf as an appreciation gift but not getting to hug anyone or say thank you in person to each other…just sucked a bit.  

Now I’ve stayed in touch with a number of them (ok most of them) in a variety of ways over the past two years.  So one of the first things I did when I arrived at Agile 2022, was joined this group for a little euchre and catch up time.  What I didn’t expect was they surprised me with a gift.  What the gift was is slightly irrelevant.  What makes me stop and really appreciate this is two factors:  one, this was something we had talked about for years getting and it just never happened;  two, they included me when they didn’t have to.  To know that there was a conversation in some form that said “we should do this for Tricia (and others) too”, honestly brings tears to my eyes.  This was an appreciation gift to me that I didn’t have any expectations of and truly made me feel seen and valued.               

So thank you.  Being independent can be lonely at times and you all reminded me that I have lots of teammates always.


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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