I’m a writer, facilitator and agilist: Creating environments to help people thrive and do their best work. Supporting people with working together well and continuously improving. I’m passionate about living well and learning.
Listening is my superpower.
Agile Coach & Scrum Master: My work is doing what’s needed to help teams work effectively together. I love asking questions that help people come up with their own solutions. For example, in January 2019, I made it possible for 20 people in 5 organisations to identify and mitigate project risks.
Collaboration is how we make things even better together.
I have a ton of digital experience. I taught myself how to write HTML as a teen in the 90s. I’m still just as enthusiastic about, and immersed in, digital as I was then. Paying attention to systemic challenges, I take iterative strides to make things better.
Writer: I write about Liberating Structures, agile & Scrum Mastery and wellbeing every week. I’m writing a secular companion book to The Artist’s Way, as part of Camp Nanowrimo, a virtual writers’ retreat.
Workshop Lead & Facilitator: I design and deliver workshops in a range of settings:
- Supported 20 people through recovering from burnout at Afrotech Fest on 12-14 April 2019. Use my slides on your own to do the same or get in touch, I’d be happy to walk you through Practical self care & community care: How to recover from burnout and get our energy back ✊🏿
- Learn about the workshop I led for 300 people in March 2019, at the Global Gathering in Seattle
- Understand how I use the GROW model as a self-coaching tool. Setting better goals and improving my personal effectiveness, step-by-step.
🌳📚☕: I love trees, books and herbal tea. I enjoy plant based nutrition.
🍜: I learned how to cook at a 100% volunteer-run, vegan co-operative cafe. And I still love to do it. I’m sharing recipes in my incremental recipe book Eating Without Spoons.
✍🏿: I write articles. I enjoy publishing something every week. Sometimes I write fiction and poetry too.
Sustainable working environments
I love to inspire and motivate teams of enthusiastic individuals. I have more than 10 years of digital knowledge and experience. Plus, 5 years of facilitation and consensus building, I bring tonnes of enthusiasm too.
Not-for-profit work and non-hierarchical structures resonate with my values. There are other exceptional places that break the mould too. I have digital experience in a variety of organisations. From charities to corporations, all different sizes; and freelancing . I strive towards creating and nurturing an environment of trust, openness and energy.
In my spare time, I enjoy dancing, pilates and delicious vegan food. Playing co-operative tabletop games is fun too; everyone wins (or loses!) together. I’m a prolific diarist and have been for as long as I can remember.
I have some odd hobbies as well. I love watching nature documentaries about crocodilians, learning about plant-based nutrition (thanks Nutrition Facts) and editing CVs. Oh, and I find budgeting relaxing… 🐊