Both in an agency setting and an open source community, one of the most important factors for success is how well your team collaborates. Working in a high energy, collaborative industry can pose unique challenges for introverts.
Finding a place to discuss challenges, ways to cope, and learn from one another how to best empower each other, no matter where we are on the introvert/extrovert spectrum is a worthy investment. We wanted to provide an opportunity to openly discuss personal development with the comfort that fellow Umbracians are there to support you.
We'll hear our panelists talk about their own personal journeys with introversion and discuss ways we can ease the challenges for introverts working in an industry reliant on collaboration.
It's a great opportunity to:
If you'd like to learn, share, ask questions, and contribute to the discussion about and for the introverts among us, then join us on a live virtual meetup (via Zoom) on Thursday, September 28th at 4:00 PM BST (check your local time).
As you sign up, be sure to submit your question or experience you'd like discussed. Here's an example question:
"The agency I work in is full of great extroverted marketers and designers. How can I discuss my needs as an introvert without reinforcing the stereotypical divide between developer types and marketing types?"
Spaces are limited, so sign up and submit your question now to reserve your spot!
Jenn Granneman is the founder of IntrovertDear.com and the author of the book, The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World. She also blogs for Psychology Today, and her writing has been featured on Quiet Revolution, The Huffington Post, The Mighty, The Muse, and elsewhere.
For most of her life, she felt weird, different, and out of place because of her quiet ways; now, Jenn writes about introversion because she doesn’t want other introverts to feel the way she did.
Matt Brailsford is an Umbraco specialist and runs his own company, Outfield Digital, along with his wife Lucy. In his spare time he likes nothing more than contributing back to Umbraco by the way of open source packages such as Nested Content, Vorto and Ditto, as well as being an avid tinkerer of all things electronic.
Having only recently read The Introvert Advantage, Matt is just starting his journey of self discovery and learning what it really means to be an introvert.
Founder of Endzone.io, Barry leads a team of tech professionals committed to making GOOD work better, working with purpose-led creative agencies and social impact organisations. With over 15 years in the web development industry, Barry specialises in deciphering the systems and processes code that holds many teams back from achieving their goals.
Barry started Happy Porch Radio podcast out of a desire to have more meaningful conversations about what it takes to build and run agencies that improve the lives we each choose to live.