Agile + DevOps East 2020 Concurrent Session : Reimagining Careers for the Age of Accelerations

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Reimagining Careers for the Age of Accelerations

The rules of the game have changed! Studies indicate that by the year 2030, half of jobs will be ones that do no exist today and half the jobs of today will no longer exist. The volatility, uncertainty, and ambiguity ushered in by this age of accelerations extends not just to our environment, politics, and communities, but our organizations as well. In response, organizations are undergoing a massive transformation in technology, structure, culture, and values - fundamentally changing not only what we work on, but how we work, and who we work with.

Where does this leave our careers? If answering the question ‘Where do you see yourself five years from now?’ leaves you stuck, uncertain, confused and/or anxious, you are not alone.

In this session, shaped by her own career journey, Anjali shares how you can develop the awareness, insights, and questions to reimagine your own career to confidently navigate the future of work. You will look back at your own career for clues, and look ahead at organizational and cultural trends for insights on the skills and capacities needed for new and emerging roles. Guided by your Ikigai (reason for being), you will learn to ask much better questions to reimagine your career for this age of accelerations.

PPL Coach

Anjali Leon is founder and Principal of PPL Coach, a boutique coaching and consulting practice that offers experiential workshops and programs, innovative consulting solutions, and professional coaching in the areas of Product, People and Personal Leadership.  She brings an authentic hearts and minds approach to helping her clients create value for all their stakeholders with a win-6 attitude and an adaptive, value-driven and values-based approach. Here expertise includes: Design Thinking, Product Discovery, Leadership Agility and Lean and Agile Principles.  An inspiring conference speaker and community organizer, Anjali is founder of 'Empowering South Florida Women in Agile,' and enjoys mentoring women and young agilists.