Wendy Closson talks with Dave Rael about adversity bringing out the best in people, objectivity and spirituality, extreme experiences and the value of the whole person, and authenticity
Wendy Closson is an expert software developer with over a decade of experience immersed in development and championing agile practices. After a run in with cancer, she gathered a unique toolset to overcome overwhelm, create clear communication, and increase influence. Fusing her expertise together, Wendy coaches senior technologists through their mid-career crisis. Additionally, she teaches yoga, researches meditation, blogs for mothering.com, and hacks away on side projects. She lives on Long Island with her husband and two children.
0:28 - Dave introduces the show and Wendy Closson
2:01 - Wendy and parenting and how her experiences have shaped her
4:20 - The "mid-career crisis"
6:22 - Wendy's definition of value
10:18 - The things that "light Wendy up"
11:47 - "Agile saves me from