DrupalCon Seattle 2019

I’m excited to announce I will be speaking at DrupalCon again!

I’ll be presenting two-thirty minute sessions on the following topics:

Mindless multitasking: a dummy’s guide to productivity

Did you know that multitasking is detrimental to your productivity? The more you multitask, the less you accomplish. Constant jumping around from task to task not only affects your productivity, but can affect your mental health and level of stress over time.

The mind is not capable of effectively focusing on more than one thing at once. You have the power and ability to choose a different way of working that will have you accomplishing more while feeling relaxed at the end of the day.

In this session you will learn how to:

  • Tune in. Use your mind and body to be present and relieve feelings of stress and anxiety.
  • Be laser-focused. Prioritize your activities and focus on what’s important.
  • Glide through your day. Optimize your productivity and work with ease.


Lead, follow, or get out of the way: managing global teams harmoniously

Many businesses today have one or more distributed teams. Distributed teams operating in different time zones can work on projects around the clock, and strong talent can be found around the world.

However the benefits of distributed teams aren’t without some trade-offs. It can be difficult to adopt the agile practice of face-to-face interactions. Meetings may not always be at a convenient time, depending on which time zone you are in. Scheduling enough crossover time between team members in different locations can be a challenge.

Managing a global team successfully involves much more than navigating time zones and managing people’s calendars.

In this session you will learn:

  • Common mistakes that project managers make managing global teams.
  • 5 tips to leading global teams successfully.
  • How to build trust, respect, and teamwork, no matter what the location.

Hope to see you at DrupalCon!

DrupalCon Seattle