2021 Reflection

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2021 Reflection

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It struck me that if I had one thing to pick as I leave 2021 the feeling would be grateful. I am incredibly grateful— 

  • That my business did well and is exiting the year with resilience. And for each and every client who puts their trust in me.

  • For the many incredibly diverse learners who attended my virtual workshops over the year. I was blown away by your curiosity, engagement, and growth mindset.

  • For my children, grandchildren, and furry children. They are a great blessing to me and they are a big part of my legacy.

  • That I had the opportunity to record another year of Meta-cast’s with Josh Anderson. Thank you, Josh, for putting up with me.

  • For the opportunity to work with my colleagues and friends at Zenergy Technologies. This is my second time around with Zenergy, and I’m grateful that they “took me back”.

  • To complete my Extraordinarily Badass Agile Coaching book and to have “stayed with” the title. Jen, Rhiannon, Mark, Stuart, Kim, and DeAnna I couldn’t have done it without you.

  • To everyone who developed the vaccines that continue to save many lives. I’m humbled as I think about the resilience of our human spirit.

  • For those who co-taught workshops with me. I’m not the easiest person to do this with, so thank you for your patience and partnership.

  • To give back and share some of my privileges with my D&I support efforts. I’m grateful for my friendship with Aanu Gopald, who has helped me with my BLM support efforts.

  • To my wife Diane for her daily partnership, love, and support. Honey, I can never thank you enough for being a part of my life’s journey.

  • For everyone in healthcare, public service, and education for their seemingly tireless and selfless support of others. What wonderful role models.

  • That even though I’ve been health-challenged over the past few years, I’m doing fine and taking things one day at a time.

  • For Jorgen Hesselberg allowing Mark Summers and me to develop the Agile Coaching PI for Comparative Agility.

Most of all, I’m grateful for each and every day that I have the opportunity to do something I love deeply, with people who are incredible, and that makes a small difference one person at a time.

As we enter a new year, I’d encourage all of you to look back with appreciation and gratitude and capture the “good things”, small and large, you’ve experienced this year. I know it made the way forward so much brighter and hopeful for me and I wish that for you as well. So, long 2021, and good morning 2022!

Stay agile my friends,



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