All posts by Maria Matarelli

Agile Leadership Podcast

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I am excited to announce the new Agile Leadership Podcast with myself and Michael Sahota talking about Agile Leadership and the challenges that organizations face and ways to overcome them.

Many companies begin using Agile to increase their speed to market and with the goal of delivering more value in a more effective way, however have experienced many challenges applying Agile across the organization.

In this Podcast, we discuss the challenges that organizations face and patterns for empowering organizational effectiveness.

Agile Leadership Podcast with Maria Matarelli and Michael Sahota

Listen now –> http://bit.ly/2rVIp2k

If you would like to learn more about this topic, we have another Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1) course coming up in Chicago on June 5-6 with a few seats still available!

Find more details here –> www.AgileLeadershipChicago.com

New Zealand Travels and Social Impact

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What an amazing experience!

Traveling from L.A. –> Queenstown, NZ –> Dunedin, NZ –> Bay of Islands, NZ –> Vanuatu –> Fiji

Starting in Queenstown, New Zealand, meeting 39 incredible people, performing random acts of kindness, and exploring the city in adventure mode.

Dunedin, New Zealand, speaking on stage and DJing at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in New Zealand at the INSPIRE event to raise money for the Sophie Elliott Foundation to create awareness on preventing violence against young women.

Bay of Islands, New Zealand, staying off the grid with an indigenous tribe on a Marae for five days and bringing fresh water filters to nearby tribes.

Vanuatu, bringing fresh water filters to schools, churches, and non profit organizations and providing training for the locals on how to use them.

The best part of this trip was the inward journey and opportunities for self reflection throughout these many countries and cultures.

It was an absolute dream come true to DJ at the stadium and also DJ at the Marae with the tribe!!!

It has definitely been an adventure with an amazing group of people!! And lasting friendships for years to come.

Will be heading to Fiji tomorrow for a week of reflection and relaxation.

Join Our Yearly Boardroom Cruise!

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There is a trend of conferences on cruise ships that has been emerging over the last few years and it is brilliant. Join our group, the Boardroom Cruise as we partner with a group of more than 400 Marketing professionals as we sail on a week long cruise from New Orleans to Montego Bay Jamaica, Cayman Islands, and Cozumel Mexico.

This cruise sells out every year and there are only a few cabins left!! Reserve your cabin today:

www.BoardroomCruise.com

 

Maria Matarelli, Keynote Speaker

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Maria Matarelli travels the world speaking to corporate audiences on methodologies that increase efficiencies and productivity.

Maria speaks at around 50 conferences and companies in more than 30 cities across more than 10 different countries per year and has been a professional speaker for more than 5 years.

See a speaking sample here: Keynote Excerpt (1 min 42 sec) as Maria talks about the importance of enjoying the journey.

Hear what audience members have to say about Maria’s presentations: Live Testimonials (1 min 30 sec)

“We had the great pleasure to invite Maria Matarelli as Keynote Speaker for our 6th Project Management Congress in Panama, her very own style, great knowledge and expertise were key factors in sharing with us everything about “Leadership Agility”, she captured her audience attention leaving them eager to continue learning more about this topic. Maria has a very special talent to inspire others, she captured the attendees attention by closing the Agile workshop with the Harlem Shake routine making everyone to really enjoy the event. Maria Thanks!!”

– Robin Arjona, President, Project Management Institute, Panama Chapter


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Pictured above, Maria speaks on “Ineffective Leadership” to an audience of more than 700 people at the UK Synergy conference in London, UK.

Maria is also a published author of “Workaholic? A 12-Step Guide to Having a Life and Getting Things Done” and co-author of several other books.

Maria has delivered presentations for Corporations including:

  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Bank of America
  • Walt Disney
  • Eli Lilly
  • and more…

And professional organizations such as:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Women Working in Technology (WWIT)
  • Agile Alliance
  • Scrum Alliance
  • and more…

To have Maria speak at your next event, please reach out here!

Maria energizes audiences across the globe with her inspiring talks and the actionable techniques that she shares. Check out the Best Presentation Ending Ever as Maria’s presentation closed out an excited group at a conference in Panama!

Agile for Social Good: Boy Scouts Using Scrum

By | Maria Matarelli, Social Impact, Training | No Comments

Enclosed is a preview of the topic that Maria Matarelli and Rick Waters will be presenting at the Global Scrum Gathering held in Orlando, Florida on April 19, 2016:
“Agile for Social Good: Boy Scouts Using Scrum”

Imagine using Scrum for social good. What impact could we make if we introduce Scrum to new groups, applications, and environments. While discussing Agile for social good in an open space session in Shanghai, we decided to teach and certify Boy Scouts and help a Veteran Not For Profit group along the way. Join us to discover how you can begin applying Agile and Scrum for social impact.