New adventures….

Shoes by Janis Petranis on Flickr

In sharing my decision to move on to new adventures, I’d left one question unanswered: What’s next?

Well, I have joined Social Edge Consulting as a Social Business Strategist, working with clients in preparing, implementing, and delivering results with their social business strategies. The role allows me the opportunity to combine my vision for the future of work with my Jive experience, and build on that through a diversity of interactions.

From the very outset in my conversations with Andrew Kratz, I was extremely impressed with the thinking and approach of Social Edge, the tone and transparency. Over the last few weeks I have been busy on-boarding and getting to know an amazing team, who not only know the Jive platform inside out, but also truly understand social business and are actually out there making it real, making it happen. A great group, who have already welcomed, energised, inspired, and teased me! Above all though, they’ve made me feel very sure of my decision and excited to be joining them.

Amongst all the excitement is a strong feeling of gratitude. In getting to this point I have been extremely lucky to have had the support of a wonderful network of friends on which I have leant heavily during the last few months. Thank You! Thank you for playing confidant, for the guidance, for listening, for being there.

And of course, thank you Social Edge for this opportunity.

So, here’s to new adventures! There’s work to be re-imagined and business that wants to become social. Let’s get on it!

Moving on….

Set Sail
Set Sail by john.puddephatt, on Flickr

After nearly 10 years, last Friday May 10th was my last working day at CSC.

My final week left me somewhat drained emotionally, only heightened by the kind messages of support and best wishes I received from colleagues. Once again, thank you to all I had the opportunity to befriend, work, collaborate, share, discuss, and debate with.

But now feelings of fear and sadness are fading fast, with the excitement at what lies ahead taking over.

I continue to be inspired by the possibilities of reinventing work and how we do business. I have never been more convinced that in order to thrive in today’s connected economy, both as organisations, and as individuals, we must embrace the change surrounding us.

I believe openness, transparency, and creativity are new key currencies. I want to trade in them, and help others do the same.

So it’s on to new adventures, of which more to come. Stay tuned!

Obligatory birthday post!

Yes, today is my birthday, the big 3-0! Happy birthday to me!

Not much more to say about it really, just a normal day at work, but maybe a good excuse for a beer this evening!

The weekend could be a different story though! 😉

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Obligatory birthday post!

Yes, today is my birthday, the big 3-0! Happy birthday to me!

Not much more to say about it really, just a normal day at work, but maybe a good excuse for a beer this evening!

The weekend could be a different story though! 😉

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