Wow, the first quarter of 2019 is already over! Much of my focus this past quarter revolved around my trip to Thailand with fellow boss lady Raubi. (I shared more about how this trip came to be in this post.) I was either getting excited about and anticipating the trip, planning out the logistical details (flights, accommodation, activities like visiting elephant sanctuaries and going to cooking classes), and then actually going on the trip. But amidst all of that, I actually managed to do some work this quarter as well! Here are a few of the projects I’ve been working on.
I’ve been continuing to contribute to the Greenhouse Blog and it’s been a ton of fun! My recent posts have covered a range of topics, from fostering inclusion with thoughtful new hire onboarding to celebrating inspiring women in honor of International Women’s Day with plenty of tips for sourcing, candidate experience, and employer brand thrown in for good measure!
One of my clients went through a significant rebranding, which included launching a whole new name, logo, and brand identity. Say goodbye to RealtimeBoard and meet Miro! It was fascinating to learn about the rebranding process from them, especially since the executive team was collaborating across different countries and time zones. In addition to helping with some content around the rebranding, I helped write and edit several of their customer stories and thought leadership pieces.
Udemy for Business
Over on the Udemy for Business Blog, we’ve been doing a lot of content on digital transformation and what this means for Learning & Development (essentially, helping employees get the information and skills they need right when they need them and making use of technology like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality). We’ve also been focusing on soft or business skills since these will take on increasing importance as many tasks become automated.
I also started volunteering with the Oakland chapter of CreativeMornings. I’ve been attending their events since February 2018 (and was so inspired by the first one that I wrote a blog post about it) and find them to be a great source of community and inspiration. When I saw they were looking for help with their social media, I thought it was a great way to give back. So check out Oakland CreativeMornings on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with our latest events and updates (and of course, for the occasional adorable dog photo, because who doesn’t love those?).
And that’s a wrap for Q1 of 2019! In Q2, I have some exciting projects coming up. I’ll be speaking at Top Talent Summit in Vancouver next week and I’m hoping to launch a course with Skillshare. I also have another big trip coming up—one week of unplugging on a yoga retreat in Bali and the some fun travel/work in Singapore and Tokyo. Watch this space for more updates!