The difference between caring and caring enough to do something
Organizations and the people who run them care. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be gainfully employed. But care doesn’t translate into action. Often we fall off track, get caught in red tape, and give into the status quo and learned helplessness.
I help organizations tackle their strategies and practices from a place of caring and understanding that goes beyond what frameworks alone can do. To truly change the behavior of the organization we have to change the people within it and that takes more than just implementing a framework. It takes caring, invitation, inclusivity to implement action, and supportive interaction each step of the journey. Let’s transition together!
What My Clients Say
“Natalie was able to relate many of the complex concepts to stories about real life – her experience or situations she has come in contact with. She is extremely well-read and her passion for the topics really came through in her instructions.”
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Financial services company
“She was a good listener and tried to address any questions succinctly and directly. She was able to present the material in a timely manner and had a great rapport with the class. I was never bored as I have been in other training sessions – her ability to keep the class engaged was very skillful!”
SAFe Class Attendee
Natalie was brought into our organization to analyze how Agile was implemented and was functioning. She interviewed several individuals and groups throughout the organization, provided an in depth analysis, and proposed strategic steps for an implementation plan moving forward. She is very adept at communicating and evoking opinions from individuals at every level of an organization. She has a passion for her work, and at every step of the way, she acknowledged our company needs.
Utility services company
Formerly known as Confessions of a ScrumMaster, my blog has been named as one of the best project management blogs by Capterra and Paymo to name a few.
I’m a competitive person by nature – everyone would tell you so. I’ve had jobs that give me bonuses based on how well I do compared to others, how well the company does in the market, and how ‘hard’ I work, so to say, based on some arbitrary metrics. I hadn’t thought about bonuses as being demotivating before because I like to compete (and win). In some of my experience they have driven behaviors of lower collaboration and higher negative competition where the only winner is the company itself and not the individual employee doing the work (and the company can only win in that situation for so long before people get frustrated and either leave or stop trying). Doesn’t sound like the ideal situation.Read more
Most people have seen the statistic where a man will apply for a job he meets 6/10 qualifications for and the woman won’t unless she meets 10/10 (states HBR, Confidence Code, Lean In…). This is centered in a lot of bias, imposter syndrome, and also business norms and these are all hurting not just the job prospects of someone applying but also the success of the person who actually gets hired (Natalie speculation here…)Read more
There’s been a movement around #payToSpeak conferences on Twitter and elsewhere, that is conferences where the speaker essentially ends up paying to speak there (travel expenses, time put into the talk, time not working when being at the conference etc.). I think that speakers should be paid, or they at least shouldn’t be going negative in budget to speak at a conference. Here’s my experience:Read more
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