I will have the confidence and ability to be an effective presenter and speaker.
Prep goal: Do not turn down chances to present - present often.
November 2018 update: I developed a branded presentation program called "Takeoffs" to empower myself to present on a wide arrange of topics.
Practice goal: Take a formal class on presentations.
February 2019 update: I had the opportunity to sit down with Alfredo C. Tan, Chief Digital Officer at WestJet. He shared his strategy for successfully conveying your message.
- Make sure you work for the right leadership
- Use data to validate assertions
- Stories to make it memorable and inspiring
- Show what's in it for them, subtly
- Make them (whoever you are trying to sell to) part of your story
Present goal: Present at a major event.
I will build my leadership skills so that I can take on a mentor-ship focused position.
Practice goal: Undertake formal training for leadership
I will be confident in my reading and writing skills.
Prep goal: Read once a day, no matter how long.
Practice goal: Read one book per month.
January 2019 update: Completed "Herding Tigers" by Todd Henry.
March 2019 update: Completed "Pick Three" by Randi Zuckerberg.
Practice goal: Publish a blog post once per month.
Develop a community of creative people at WestJet.
Prep goal: Have a monthly meeting.
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.
Practice goal: 100 active members by 2020
Present goal: Have Connecting Creatives live outside WestJet
Develop Product Owner expertise.
Practice goal: Complete formal Product Owner training and certification.
March 2018 update: I attended a 2-day course on Product Ownership and received certification as Professional Scrum Product Owner I.
Practice goal: Job shadow a Product Owner.
Present goal: Apply for a Product Owner position.
March 2018 update: I applied for a Product Owner position on the Mobile Apps team. I was unsuccesful at recieving an interview.
I will live a healthy life.
Prep goal: Make the "smart" choice when choosing what to eat.
Prep goal: Write daily in 3 things I'm thankful for.
Practice goal: Join a yoga class.
Present goal: Get my weight down to 175lbs.
Become a design leader in "User Experience for Voice".
Prep goal: Complete online training on voice interfaces.
July 2018 update: I completed a LinkedIn Learning certification on UX for Voice: Planning and Implementation.
Practice goal: Apply learnings in a practice project.
November 2018 update: I created a bot using DialogFlow that was able to distribute design information.
Present goal: Lead a voice experience project for WestJet.