An on-going documentation of my personal goals and objectives.
I struggle with presenting however it is something that is important to being successful at my job. I want to put myself in more situations where I am forced to present. This will allow me to practice in a safe setting and gain confidence.
I want to continue developing confidence in story telling and presenting. As an objective and personal achievement I want to present at a major event either within WestJet (i.e. Leadership Summit) or externally (i.e. Adobe MAX or Adobe Summit).
I want to undergo formal learning when it comes to presenting. Learn from experts on best practices and skills to tell a story. This could be through WestJet's L&D program or an external program such as Toastmasters.
February 2019 update: I had the opportunity to sit down with Alfredo C. Tan, Chief Digital Officer at WestJet. He shared his strategy for success on conveying your message.
I want to present as much as possible. This will give me the confidence to present when it truly matters. I will reflect on all presentations and note areas of improvement.
November 2018 update: I developed a branded presentation program called "Takeoffs" which has helped give myself the empowerment to present on a wide arrange of topics. As a positive side effect it has given others the confidence to present under the banner of a "Take off." I have presented twice at our monthly team meetings and have a third planned before the end of the year. In addition, I have presented on a monthly basis in "Connecting Creatives." I plan on re-evaluating this goal in the 2019 to be more specific and ambitious.
I will work with my leader and my team to build my leadership skills so that I can take on a mentor-ship focused/senior level position. I want to strive to become a leader in design transformation. As part of this goal I plan on participating in WestJet's "Step up to Leadership" training.
WestJet offers a several opportunities for leadership training. I plan on registering and attending the "Step up to Leadership" training and starting on the iLead program. Despite not being in a formal position this training would allow me to become an effective leader within my team.
To support my vision of becoming a thought leader I want to improve my reading ability and in turn my writing capabilities.
WestJet is filled with creative people however I have difficulties expanding my network. I want to set up a monthly gathering of like-minded individuals to connect, learn and find inspiration. This will help me perform and feel at my best. In addition I want it to help elevate my presence at WestJet.
November 2018 update: I connected with a colleague to help develop the program. We used a design thinking exercise to develop the program and have a monthly gathering that hosts an average of 10-30 WestJetters from all through-out WestJet. We have had four events and have garnered some positive attention from executives at WestJet.