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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!

A New Year, A Clear Plan for Success!

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As we begin 2016, I am reminded of how important it is to start the year off with a clear plan on how you intend to actualize your goals. We started with a strategic planning session with my team. We retrospected on 2015 and what went well, not so well, and what should be done differently. We then put together a plan for achieving our goals in 2016. Personally, professionally, and otherwise, success comes after hard work, consistent planning, and serious accountability to yourself as well as others.

With January having nearly come and gone, it is time to evaluate what major initiatives are happening this year, and how on track you are to making things happen. When you break your yearly goals down into quarterly goals, monthly goals, and weekly goals, now you have a plan for how to achieve them and you can track to them.

With Agile approaches to business, no matter what industry you may be in, know that there are ways to create even more consistency in daily endeavors that deliver great results within your company. Learning how to streamline your workflow, shifting to being results focused, and most importantly, inspiring those around you to do the same–these are all invaluable components of a highly functioning team and organization. These are the components of success!

I’ve started to see this year begin to fill up fast! With speaking events, training classes, and a lot of exciting new things on the horizon, there are countless ways we continue to discover how to help others build a more Agile workspace and world overall.

Follow me and my team as we travel and make stops across the globe again this year. From Keynote presentations already booked from Portugal to Poland, as well as a closing Keynote presentation at the 2016 Orlando Global Scrum Gathering, know that there are exciting methods, madness, and amazing discoveries to be shared with an ever-growing audience.

If you’d like to learn more about how Agile is beginning to rapidly expand outside of IT into applications such as Marketing and beyond, follow the link below to see where you can begin this incredible journey.

Our latest discovery, the power of Agile applied to Marketing… www.AgileMarketingAcademy.com

Agile in Shanghai, China

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I had the honor of speaking at the Shanghai Scrum Gathering on the value of connecting with our customers and the importance of customer collaboration.

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There were so many great conversations and I had the opportunity to talk with several Agilists about the Agile Advantage they see in their use of Agile and Scrum around the world.

I had the opportunity to interview several of the speakers and agile practitioners including Joe Justice, Keynote Speaker, Founder of Wikispeed, and Trainer at Scrum Inc.

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Expert interviews include Joe Justice, Manny Gonzales, Vernon Stinebaker, Julien Mazloum, Stephen Forte, Daniel Gullo, and Jun Wang.

The Agile Advantage Interviews in Shanghai

Joe gave an incredible Keynote presentation on Scrum in Manufacturing

Joe Justice Keynote Shanghai

Stephen Forte, Managing Partner at Fresco Capital talked about Agile and Lean full circle.

Stephen Forte Keynote Shanghai

Manny Gonzales, the CEO at the Scrum Alliance talked about the State of Scrum survey results.

Manny Gonzales Keynote Shanghai

The Shangri-La venue for the Gathering was incredible and people attended from all around the world.

Shangri-La Hotel in Shanghai

It was an incredible trip to Shanghai and a good refresher that the challenges we see in one location tend to be similar challenges around the world and the same good agile practices can combat those challenges to reach a level of continuous improvement and a level of higher performance.

“Leadership Agility” Keynote Presentation in Panama

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It was such an honor to give the opening Keynote Presentation on “Leadership Agility” at the Project Management Institute Panama Congress at the Hard Rock Hotel in Panama and also lead a full day Agile workshop for participants.

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We are excited to sponsor this great event and share Agile practices with attendees.

Formula Ink Booth Panama

The Formula Ink team is excited to be part of the Project Management Institute Panama Congress and work with the great volunteers from the chapter!

Formula Ink Event Team Panama

After delivering a Keynote Presentation that included Leadership Lessons from the Harlem Shake, it would appear everyone embraced the message… to create the Best Presentation Ending Ever!

To see the full video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i4yDtHKeN4

This was DEFINITELY a GREAT crowd!!!

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“Uncovering Possibilities” Keynote Presentation in London, Ontario

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It was an honor to be the Closing Keynote at the PMI SWOC yearly symposium in London, Ontario, Canada. The theme of the conference was Power, Persona, and Politics.

PMI SWOC Symposium

I gave one of my signature presentations “Uncovering Possibilities: Embracing Uncertainty to find Opportunity” where we explore limiting beliefs, really identifying your passion and goals and how to reach them. It was a packed house and a great turnout.

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We sponsored the event as well. Sharing more details about Agile Project Management practices with attendees.

Formula Ink Booth Ontario Canada

It was great to meet Roger Singh and Cesar Abeid in person, having exchanged communication with them prior to the event.

Maria Matarelli Podcast Interview PMI SWOC

Cesar and I had a chance to talk about “Agile as a Lifestyle” on his podcast prior to the event on his podcast “PM for the Masses”. The episode is now available! Listen here: http://bit.ly/1DgjKUu

Maria Matarelli Agile Lifestyle Podcast Interview

It was great to to meet with the Leadership team at PMI SWOC.

Fabian Boehm, PMI SWOC VP of Professional Development, Roger Singh, PMI SWOC VP of Finance, Maria Matarelli, President of Formula Ink, Kamran Khan, PMI SWOC President, Cesar Abeid, PMI SWOC Director of Social Media, and Chris Tice with Formula Ink. (left to right)

Maria Matarelli with President of PMI SWOC

The Formula Ink team is very excited to support this great event.

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We’ll be back in London, Ontario throughout the year to lead a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification course. This is a great opportunity for people to prepare for two leading industry certifications in just 3 days.

Formula Ink Maria Matarelli Agile Certification Training