Agile + DevOps West 2021 Concurrent Session : Leading Courageously When Vulnerability Looks & Feels So Scary

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Leading Courageously When Vulnerability Looks & Feels So Scary

Many people believe that you either are born with courage or you're not. Thankfully, Dr. Brené Brown's research shows that you can learn to be courageous! There are four skill sets of courage, and by applying these, you can learn how to have tough conversations, hold yourself and others accountable, reset after a setback, and how to build trust. During this session, you will receive an understanding of all four skill sets, and then dive deeper into the second skill set: LIVING into Our Values.
This is a mix of talk and workshop: The first 30 minutes are providing color and context, and the remaining 45 minutes are the workshop of crafting three values and the support system necessary to turn those values from BS to behavior, leveraging Dare to Lead™ Values and workbook questions and steps. I am a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and authorized to share this work.
During this session, you will learn how to lead courageously, take care of yourself, and work at a sustainable pace while encouraging the rest of the team. Recognizing transparency is also key – as you will learn to be transparent about where you are, as a team, as an organization, and in relation to difficult decisions you’ve had to make to survive a crisis.


Christy Erbeck, former Chief People Officer at AgileThought, has over 25 years’ experience in domestic and international speaking, consulting, training, and coaching, working in both software development and non-product-focused environments, including manufacturing, distribution, and sales & marketing. She has trained and worked with thousands of individuals worldwide, from nontechnical roles, to software developers, sales, and high-level executive management. As an inspirational speaker and workshop advocate, she specializes in topics as wide ranging as play in the workplace to courageous leadership in an agile environment. Christy co-authored Roadmap to Success, a compilation of thoughts from some of America’s top intellectual minds (Ken Blanchard, Deepak Chopra, and others) on mapping out successful business strategies, including understanding employee engagement to improve profitability. She has SPS, PSPO & PSM certifications, holds a Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator.