Podcast Episode 2 - Leading, Not Managing, Projects
I’m so excited to share with you today’s guest for Upright and Better’s second episode. Here’s Monica Borrell, a dear friend and mentor. Monica Borrell is currently the CEO of Cardsmith, a visual project management tool patterned after Sticky Notes, and the co-founder of Project Elevate. Fun fact about Monica, is that she’s been self employed since 1992. She’s founded seven companies including Go East, Matrix, Corner Star, LoveJoyFood, Cardsmith and now Project Elevate. She’s also a PMI Certified Project Manager and a theory of constraints Jonah. Monica is way into Sticky Notes.
In-between creating companies, she’s held various positions on contract with large organizations in change management, product management and product leadership roles. She’s also a Project Leadership Consultant, Practicing Team Leader, Mentor and Coach to project managers, helping them become more strategic and stronger leaders. Monica writes about project management on the Project Elevate blog and about visual project management and team collaboration on the Cardsmith blog.
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Kristen Gallagher is the founder and CEO of Edify, a learning strategy partner that develops learning strategies and employee onboarding programs for high-growth technical organizations. Kristen has architected and delivered onboarding programs for companies bringing on just one person a quarter to 100+ people a quarter, in just one office and 13+ global offices. Her range of expertise in the science of adult learning, business strategy, knowledge management, and organizational development means that Kristen architects programs that are designed to evolve and scale with rapid changes.
At Edify, we believe that high growth doesn't have to mean high pain. We partner with you to build programs customized to your team to get your new hires up to speed faster and better - and help get them past those critical 6, 12, and 18 month marks. We do what few consultants dare to offer: we actually integrate your IT, HR, and Facilities teams to create a unified onboarding experience for both employees, managers, and administrators. We create onboarding experiences led by the new hire themselves - creating value for their development and their manager. We deliver value across the business by helping you create a business objective-focused and actionable learning & development strategy. We help you pinpoint the challenges your junior and seasoned, but unsupported, managers face in juggling people management and technical management, then we solve for exactly those challenges.
If you're tired of scrambling to onboard your new hires, struggling with the same-old, same-old management challenges, and looking to galvanize your team so they can meet the vision, it's time you looked for a partner like Edify!