Updated: Jun 26
Very few people know what they really want to do in life. Once you do "don't give up"!
On May 13th, 2020, I was honored and privileged to become a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with the Scrum Alliance and join an amazing community of professional trainers and great human beings. About 10 years ago I attended my Certified Scrum Master (CSM). I was spellbound by the instructor on how flawlessly he delivered the class. That's
when my mind was made up, I want to be like him. I started working on my advanced certifications and teaching frequently. It was only in the summer of 2016 that I was introduced to Dave Prior.
Dave, what can I say? I still have a Skype recording that I hold dear to my heart in which you shared your "tough love" as you reviewed my training materials and my personal statement :-). I still remember that discussion. It made me strive higher and work harder. Thank you! It took me a year to get my materials in shape before I started my co-training journey with you.
Bernie Maloney who I first met at the Global Gathering in Minneapolis, Thank you so much for being a mentor, friend, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) coach. I still enjoy your checking on me via text messages :-) You and Laura opened your house and heart to me. I cannot thank you enough.
Jason Tanner, you reinforced Training from the BACK of the Room (TBR) principles as we co-created our co-training workbook. It was an amazing "no slides" co-training that opened up a world of possibilities that I had not explored before. I also like to thank each and every team member from Applied Frameworks that were there to mentor me at every stage.
Eric Tucker, I have no words! You were there for me night or day, even after a long day of training. Co-training with you was an amazing journey that helped me understand what interactive and engaging really meant :-). Thank you so much!
Petri Heiramo, your deep knowledge that you share with your students and me and your kindness and generosity to teach a class for my community and do a special stopover in NYC :-) Thank you!
Rick Waters, I still remember our class in Jersey City where we co-delivered a class and paid a portion of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society. Thank you for being a friend and mentor. Your generosity certainly rubbed off on me :-)
Bjorn, Anu, Judy, and Erika, and of course Lisa, thank you so much for an amazing TAC experience and Howard Sublett for checking on me both when I was a "not yet" and when I was "approved". Bjorn, ATC, and the 7Cs are now part of me. Thank you!
The CST-Candidate cohort from all over the world, you know who you are :-) Thank you for the countless hours you spent in helping me.
Quoting Bernie "You getting there is inevitable, Just don't give up!" and so my journey continues.