Monday, October 8, 2012

Independence: Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.


Well, it's official. My last day with LeanDog is October 12, 2012. It has been a crazy ride and I have learned a ton along the way and have the utmost respect for Jon Stahl, Cheezy and the rest of the gang on the boat. And I look forward to continuing to work with them, if not under slightly different circumstances :D

But all good things must come to an end…and then on to more good things!

So, starting October 15th, I will be making my foray into independent consulting, operating as the business "odbox". There are a multitude of reasons for this, some of which are even sane ;) …but mostly it's the desire to live a more nomadic life for a while and accelerate my learning and experiences around Business/Software Organizational Development.

I plan on continuing to coach organizations and teams on lean/agile principles and practices as well as  round out some training materials. Also, I plan to keep speaking as that has been a great way to share what I've learned from practicing as well as a great way to meet so many new interesting people!

More excitingly, I'm also beginning to plan a professional "walkabout" that will hopefully start mid-summer 2013 and last about a year. My goal is to be able to practice with or shadow folks that I would not otherwise have the opportunity to. Of course I gotta keep whatever lights I may have on, so I will be weaving this in with coaching and training…but, if you've got a spare couch, bed or barn lemme know ;)

Cheers,
- Matt

8 comments:

  1. I wish you good luck! If you need a couch in the San Mateo, CA area, mine is available.

    ;ted

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  2. All the best of luck, Matt. I'm still hoping our paths may cross again some day...

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    1. Thanks for the well-wishes...and I'm sure they will :)

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  3. Good luck, Matt!

    - Mickey at CAS

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  4. Wish you the very best of luck, Matt. - Pasu

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