My guest this episode is Dr Emily Verstege.
Emily and I met over social media when we both did Alexx Stuart‘s fabulous course, Low Tox Life. She is into health, cooking, whole foods.
Professionally Emily is a user experience expert, analyst and strategist working at the intersection of business and technology. With experience in user research and public policy evaluation, Emily works with forward thinking public and private sector organisations – and the individuals within them – to build digital evolutions. She challenges her clients to meaningfully reach more people in ways that engage them.I help people shift their business from analogue to digital - @EmilyVerstege Click To Tweet
Emily is also an in-demand speaker, whose keynotes and workshops blend real-world insight with contemporary research on user experience, open data and the dangers of implementing technology in a strategy vacuum. And she is the author of the upcoming books, ‘How to Build a Digital Evolution’ and ‘It’s Persona(l)’, a user experience handbook for the public sector.
You can find Emily at Multiplicité.Learning to say no to something you really don't want to do - @EmilyVerstege Click To Tweet
What we discussed
- the benefit of seeing a life coach
- working out values and boundaries
- the importance of mentoring
- saying yes when you really want to say no – and learning to say no
- what an exercise day looks like
- a love-hate relationship with yoga
- playing buzzword bingo
- digitising your offering
- some of the challenges facing Australia in terms of digital leadership
- encouraging women in science and technology, engineering and maths (STEM)
- making STEM family friendly
- the challenges of working in academia for women
- working and mentoring with Tech Girls are Superheroes
- numbers vs words
- working with government
- writing two books
- running marathons and what this teaches you about being a business owner
- loving food and cooking as a stress relief
- Brian Solis
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