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The Art of Agile Living 

8 Week Program

The Art of Agile Living

In the fast-paced, ever-changing world we live in, it's easy to become overwhelmed by the myriad tasks and responsibilities that seem to demand our attention at any given moment. Step into a world where the daily chaos becomes a playground of possibilities! Rooted in the same concepts of our popular book, The Art of Agile Living™ program invites you on a journey that brings a breath of fresh air to managing the countless tasks competing for your attention.

 

  • Transformative Solutions: Dive into a realm of possibilities with a straightforward approach inspired by the Agile methodology. Crafted by Agile experts, this program unveils a flexible framework for work, home, family, or leisure – making managing your tasks feel like a breeze.

  • Beyond Task Management: Say goodbye to mundane task management and welcome a new way of living that’s refreshing. Rediscover your focus through daily rituals that add structure, clarity, and meaning, reducing the overwhelm of modern life.

  • Time Mastery: Take charge of your time, projects, and life with the Art of Agile Living method. It's a practical tool empowering you to effortlessly prioritize and conquer your goals, leading to a more satisfying and relaxed life.

  • Core Principles of Success: Infused with simplicity, transparency, and focus, The Art of Agile Living is your guide to finding balance and boosting productivity. Bid farewell to chaos – it's time to embark on a joyous journey towards achieving your goals, one step at a time.

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Program Includes

  • Monthly 90-minute Live Immersion Workshops teaching and reinforcing all the core techniques.

  • Eight Live Weekly Planning Sessions: formal peer support creating life-changing habits.

  • Eight Live Special Topics (including):​

    • Stopping multitasking

    • Handling injects & interruptions

    • Why estimating matters and how to make it more useful

    • Taking it further - PartyBan, DinnerBan, etc.

  • Tasks I never get to

This program contains Helene Gidley's top secrets from over 20-years of using this method... now applied to anything you want to achieve from home, work or play.​

Start Managing your tasks now. Sign up today​​

Price

$345 USD Per Person

Dates

Each Monday, 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

Location

ZOOM

You must be able to run ZOOM, have a quiet place to work, a working camera and good microphone. This is a hands-on interactive workshop. You will be asked to actively participate.

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LIFE CHANGING HABITS

Changing habits takes more than one training session. No matter how much we want to believe otherwise. You've experienced it. You come back from a training class all excited to implement what you've learned. But in the time you were away in training your in-box filled, your boss has a new project for you, and your team members are waiting for your input. Life happens.

 

How do you keep to the new process amidst all the distractions and demands on your time and attention? 

That's why we've created this lightweight program to give YOU the support and structure you need to create life changing habits. 

  • We meet for 30 minutes weekly to cover YOUR weekly planning, YOUR questions on breaking down tasks, managing interrupts, and unplanned work. 

  • We provide short sessions on topics covering what you're experiencing daily, giving you the strategies for dealing with them.  

  • We take it further - giving you the tools needed to manage your home holiday events. Never again will you be unprepared when someone asks "How can I help?"

Read what recent students have said: 

"Hi Helene!

Thank you so much for that terrific session yesterday.  I have completely re-designed my daily kanban because of it.  After I have tried it for a week or two I will share with you what I have done.  Thank you also for the slides and the book material!   

I want to be part of the community that you and Tom are creating.  

Thank you again, -Duncan"

“Most useful: the tactile aspect and the limitation of post-its on single sheet/day. I tend to do endless, complicated lists so I need boundaries!” Janet Max

It works!! I use Kanban for everything --  cracks up my employer but they see me getting it done so it must work! And it is still fun to move stickies to DONE!! - Kathleen Osborn

"Helene is awesome and has so much knowledge and experience. She is the one who inspired my wall of done. If you have the time Helene has great insight and is very good at conveying information in remote format." - Lawrence Adams

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The core analysis agile techniques you learn at this class can be applied in your personal life and your professional life. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Agile is sweeping the world. It has grown to include everyone interested in managing their overwhelm and being more productive. Suddenly everyone needs a backlog! If the topics covered on this page spoke to you, then you should attend. You will be glad you did.

Experienced Agile professionals and newbies alike have talked about how much they enjoyed this class. Find out why.

Anyone passionate about being more productive is welcome! 

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World Class Instructors

This Personal Kanban event is unique in that it is taught by world class Agile instructors: Helene Gidley and Tom Meloche. It is a special opportunity to learn Agile from people with so much real-world experience. 

Helene Gidley​

Helene has been working as an Agile trainer, mentor, and coach for fifteen years.  A coach of coaches, she leads the annual Agile Coach Retreat in Ann Arbor MI.

 

  • She has over thirty years of experience in the IT industry
     

  • She consults and trains for the Fortune 500, startups, and mid-sized companies bringing broad Agile experience, coaching, and training to project teams

 

  • She is the founder of Agile Groupies, a Scrum Alliance Meetup, which has been running for over 10 years

Tom and Helene believe in Appreciative Agile, growing agility with our clients by celebrating and embracing the best of their existing corporate culture. 

  • He has overseen the delivery of hundreds and hundreds of Agile projects with budgets counted in billions

Tom Meloche

Tom was an Agile pioneer. He created and taught the very first class on Agile in Michigan in 2002.

 

  • Over the past eighteen years he led Agile transformations in companies both large and small
     

  • Tom co-founded Menlo Innovations LLC, the company featured in the book "Joy Inc. How we built a workplace people love."

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"I have already applied it and it changed how I work with my personal assistant.
For the first time my relationship with a personal assistant is really working.
Thank you for the class."
Janet Benge, Author & Speaker

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