This episode we talk with Pace Smith, a pathfinding coach who helps sensitive spiritual nonconformists live wild crazy meaningful lives. We’ll find out more about how she bridges the profound with the practical. Pace will tell us what pathfinding means, and how the motivation to seek and reconnect regularly with your own path relates to balancing both material and spiritual life practices. She’ll also explain how the fun she has writing limericks fits into her routine.
In this episode, we hear from Adam Siddiq, a performance coach for millennials, and a podcaster who hosts the show The Soulfully Optimized Life. Adam discusses overcoming anxiety in his own life, and learning to listen to the source of his motivation to help others. And if you listen carefully, you may find out why he believes “our soul is what’s connected to the umbilical cord to the mothership of life.”
Tracy DeLuca her partner Chris have worked in the field of design thinking and innovation for over 17 years between them. They’ve helped sustain a Food Revolution and redesigned the way L.A. County votes. They’ve even engaged the world’s most creative minds in science by turning their genes into music at TED.
Throughout their careers, they always wondered what would happen if they took the same creative problem-solving process they used to help well-known organizations solve their toughest challenges and applied it to people’s lives.
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I was very excited to learn that my new book, Scrum: Novice to Ninja, is now available for preorder from Amazon, O’Reilly, and SitePoint. I’ve been working on this book for about six months. I was contacted by the publisher after writing several articles about scrum for their readers. It’s probably the longest nonfiction project that I’ve worked on since I wrote my Masters thesis.
Right now the book is in final edits. I’m working on the preface, creating a mini glossary, and watching as the designer comes up with representations of the sketches I created to illustrate different concepts. I love working with a team, and the process has been magically straightforward.
I wrote the book with the target audience in mind of web developers and mobile developers. I thought the title might reflect that, but the publisher’s including it in a series of other books with a similar titling structure. I don’t think that’ll be a problem.
I’m looking forward to hearing what people think of it. I took a few liberties as I wrote, and I would say that it’s probably not your typical nonfiction book on process management for engineering teams. I’ll let you know as soon as it’s off the presses and in my hands.
I’m probably way too excited about this. I just recorded the first two episodes of my new podcast. What’s more, I have guests for the next two episodes scheduled already, and I’m starting to make a list of more people I want listeners to hear from.