E83 Breaking Through Barriers with Erika Flora
In this episode Erika Flora joins Joe Pusz in Project Management Office Hours to discuss organizational and personal transformation, defining your organization’s “why” and developing effective listening, coaching, and facilitation skills. Erika is President & CEO of Beyond20, an Industry Leader, Speaker, and Coach. Erika was also the Lead Editor of the core ITIL 4 publication on “Digital and Strategy”. Erika’s journey has been about exploring possibilities and thinking outside the box “We often make excuses for ourselves, that we can’t do something. Instead, think about the opportunity you have to change your life listening to others and learning new skills.” -Erika
Ask yourself this; are you a glass is half full or half empty type person? Maybe the glass is always full. Listen to hear Erika and PMO Joe discuss and whatever your answer may be, understand there are many ways we can learn in life. However, with learning comes barriers at some point and knowing how to overcome those obstacles will let nothing get in your way. So, go out there and push your boundaries today!
Visit https://www.beyond20.com/ to discover more about Erika and Beyond20.
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Beyond20 is an organizational transformation accelerator that combines IT professional development and software development with expert consulting to help clients attain their most ambitious evolutionary goals.
We do this by focusing on the strategic shifts our clients want to make, not just the service management or cyber skills they want to gain. We apply our integrated training, software, and consulting methodologies – all led by industry-recognized experts – to craft skill-building solutions that reflect our clients’ ways of working.
We chart custom paths to success based on our clients’ existing talent maturity and organizational abilities, and we actively manage their progress along that path so they’re free to focus on their core mission.
The result is an organization that’s able to perform at a higher level, deliver more value, and keep pace with demand – goals beyond the reach of just training or consulting alone.
After starting her career as a microbiologist, Erika Flora became a Program Manager and discovered a passion for improving how organizations manage work and deliver great products and services.
In 2006, she co-founded Beyond20. She has more than 15 years of experience leading and advising organizational transformations, served as an adjunct professor at San Diego State University, and is a prolific writer and speaker. Erika was also the lead editor of the core ITIL 4 publication on “Digital and IT Strategy.”
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Joe Pusz started THE PMO SQUAD to bring real world PMO Leadership experience to the consulting space and to advocate for Project Management through his blog PMOJOE.com. The old saying is “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Following this mindset Joe left Corporate America in 2013 to start THE PMO SQUAD and work with fellow Natural Born Project Managers to advance Project Management Best Practices.
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