E76 The Value and Importance of Influential Relationships in our lives with Jennifer Bridges and David Nour
How has your life been impacted by a Curve Bender? What is a Curve Bender? What is next for all of us in the Project Management Community impacted by the pandemic? In this episode Jennifer Bridges and David Nour share with us their personal stories and also their experiences as leaders within the community.
Lots of laughs in this episode and fun with Jennifer and David. We laughed about the “Punch it” story with David and Jennifer out riding motorcycles. David shared his immigration story coming to the US from Iran alone as a teen back in the 1980s. Jennifer reminds us all to embrace compassion and think how COVID may be impacting our team and partners.
We also have a great discussion about work-life blending and the value of time and relationships in our lives. We chat about the special relationships we’ve had in our lives and how they’ve had an impact on us. David calls these relationships “curve benders,” and in his upcoming book, Curve Benders, he identifies who and where they are, how to find and engage them, and, equally valuable, how you can become a curve bender to impact the lives and livelihoods of others profoundly.
Jennifer shares the origin of PM Next which resulted from common themes and struggles people experienced during the pandemic. The program is a collection from several presenters with great content, insights, and lessons. PM Next is a fantastic example of collaboration effort between industry leaders to learn the new skills and competencies needed to thrive in the current context and take advantage of the changes happening in the world
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Jennifer Bridges is a Certified High Performance Coach and Project Management Professional, She is passionate about inspiring, influencing and impacting the future of Project Management and the leaders courageous enough to lead the project economy and future of work.
Jennifer is the Founder of PDUs2Go.com and Co-Host of PM Next Leadership Development Program. She is the author of “Optimize Your Thinking: How to Unlock your Performance Potential”, “The Thought Masters series” and the companion, “Thinking Journal”. She is also a contributing author of the “Project Pain Reliever: A Just-in-Time Handbook for Anyone Managing Projects”. She has authored hundreds of articles on leadership and project management published in print and online publications including PMNetwork Magazine published by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
More notably recognized as one of the most prolific YouTube video trainers, Jennifer has produced hundreds of video “White Board Sessions” on leadership and project management that have been viewed by over 25+ million project managers world-wide and syndicated in major colleges, universities and corporate campuses. Her signature coaching program empowers visionary leaders to vision their new path, align their natural gifts and talents and design an integrated career and life they love based on purpose.
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The Nour Group, Inc. is a global advisory, education, coaching, and tech firm; passionate about strategic relationships, visual storytelling, and non-linear growth.
A senior leadership/board advisor, educator, executive coach, and bestselling author, David Nour is internationally recognized as the leading expert on applications of strategic relationships in profitable growth, sustained innovation, and lasting change.
The author of eleven books, including bestsellers Relationship Economics® (Wiley) and Co-Create (St. Martin’s Press), as well as the forthcoming Curve Benders (Wiley, 2021), Nour serves as a trusted advisor to global clients and coaches corporate leaders. He is an adjunct professor at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and was named to the Global Gurus Top 30 Leadership Professionals and the Thinkers 50 Radar Class of 2021 lists.
A Forbes Leadership contributor on the Future of Work, and an Inc. contributor on Relationship Economics, Nour’s unique insights have been featured in various prominent publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Huffington Post Business, Entrepreneur, and Knowledge@Wharton. He’s also the host of the popular Curve Benders podcast.
Born in Iran, Nour immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager with $100, limited family ties, and no fluency in English. He graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management and went on to earn an Executive MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He resides in Atlanta, GA, with his family.
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