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: Adam Weisbart
I met Adam as a speaker at one of the Agile Alliance conferences. His topic, content, and delivery all spoke to my soul. I was instantly a fan.
I’m centering this appreciation on recent elements. When 2020 hit, Adam decided to host the Agile Virtual Summit. He texted and called me (along with many others I’m sure) for advice, support, etc. I love what he has focused on and created with this event. But I’m writing this post because of the interactions he has continued over the past few years.
Before 2020, we only engaged when we would run into each other at a conference. And typically, because it’s crazy busy – we would only have a bit of time to catch up or get in a quick laugh. But now, it’s different. I will get an occasional text asking for a recommendation, or asking a question about the communities we are a part of, or even better a random “can you believe this craziness about traveling” from him over the holidays. As much of an extravert as I am, I am horrific about virtual interactions. I’m not a great texter. I don’t think to just call someone. He does and I appreciate the effort as it truly does make me feel a little less alone and connected. Plus, I have enjoyed our relationship growing. I feel like I can reach out to him for anything, and given how much of a fan I am…it’s really really nice.
I appreciate you and all that you do for others. Thank you!
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