July 8, 2016
My Radio Debut on That Business Show
I had another first this week. It wasn’t something on my bucket list but it certainly pushed me out of my comfort zone. I appeared on live radio on July 6th on That Business Show’s Working Women Wednesday hosted by Jamie Meloni. You are just now hearing about this because I didn’t want to let anyone know to listen live (except my husband, of course) for fear of sounding like a complete idiot. In fact, I chose the July 6th date thinking many people would be out on holiday and there wouldn’t be anyone around to listen anyhow. Leading up to the day of the show, my proud introvert self went through my usual 4 (or maybe 6 but who’s counting) stages of fear. It didn’t help that Jamie sent an email two days prior mentioning live video streaming and an in-studio photographer. What? Now video and pictures too! Finally I reach the last stage of fear which was final acceptance. I was brushing my teeth that morning and realized, “Damn. This thing is really going to happen”. No tropical storm or South Tampa flood or widespread power outage was going to save me. And so, I did it! And I can’t, I won’t, say I liked it because that’s the introvert in me, but I will say that Jamie made it fairly quick and painless and I hope somewhat more entertaining than just listening to me give a talk.
Now, I share with you the video recording of this traumatic life event after having run it past good friend, Toby Morris, giving him direction to tell me whether to blog it or bury it. In Toby style, he said to bury it on the front page of my blog, so here you go.
Video & Recap
Next, I’m off to begin the 4 (or 6) stages of fear for, not 1, not 2, but 3 panels I’ve committed to over the next 3 months. Ugh!
About Stephanie Davis
Stephanie is now VP of Product Excellence at LeadingAgile focused on the growth, development, and delivery of some amazing agile products. Recently, she spent the past two years as Executive Director - Enterprise Agility Office at Catalina leading another top-to-bottom, inside-out agile transformation. Prior to that, Stephanie was Senior Director of Enterprise Agility at Valpak. She was with Valpak for 13 years, most of which were focused on leading their agile transformation to what became a world renowned success story published in case studies and demonstrated to over 50 different companies through the years via agile tours. Prior to Valpak, Stephanie held past positions in the project management domain with AT&T and IBM.
Stephanie's academic credentials include a BS in Marketing from the University of South Florida and an MBA in International Business from the University of Bristol in England. She also maintains the Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) credentials.
Stephanie is big on tech community involvement! Most recently, she served as an elected board member to the Agile Alliance, a non-profit organization with global membership, committed to advancing agile development values, principles, and practices. In addition, she serves her local community as an organizer for Tampa Bay Agile, the largest and most active tech Meetup in the area, and the annual Agile Open Florida event.
In 2016, Stephanie was awarded Tampa Bay Tech’s Technology Leader of the Year and the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s BusinessWoman of the Year (Tech) and Emerging Technology Leader of the Year.
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July 9th, 2016 at 2:42 pm
Great interview. It’s still tough to explain agile approaches to those not involved in software.