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Join Our Yearly Boardroom Cruise!

By | Maria Matarelli, Travels | No Comments

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

 

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

By | Maria Matarelli, Professional Speaking, Travels, Uncategorized | No Comments

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.

Boardroom on the Beach

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When I left Chicago, I began traveling the world on one-way tickets and I ended up in Florida for a bit, escaping the bitter cold weather and as I looked around at different groups in the area for ways to meet other entrepreneurs and business owners, I decided to create my own consulting group… a business consulting group… on the beach called Boardroom on the Beach.

The idea behind this group is to provide a place for leaders to go when they need support, motivation, or to be inspired. When you’re supposed to be the fearless leader and have all the answers, where do you go to get your ideas and find the strength to lead. Come to our boardroom where we provide cutting edge strategies and specific techniques to help business owners and entrepreneurs get to the next level.

We meet on Clearwater Beach and share strategies and specific tactics for entrepreneurs and business owners to excel. We also created a spin off group and began meeting at a log cabin in Orlando, creating the group Boardroom At The Cabin.

For more details: www.BoardroomOnTheBeach.com

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