In this conversation, Karen shares her story of going from ‘Fancy Karen’ to Karen, who is now living her best life, which she never imagined she could. Karen shares how she quit her full time employment and about the life she now leads.
About the Featured Guest
After working in a few companies doing Scrum, in 2012 Karen Greaves started Growing Agile with Sam Laing to fulfill their dream of helping more companies become agile. In 2018, Karen moved to New Zealand and started a new chapter working internally in organizations. In 2022 Karen quit working full time, sold nearly everything she owned and started living fulltime in a van.
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- Follow Karen on Twitter (@karen_greaves)
- Follow Karen’s van life on Instagram (@nakedtruth_vanlife)
- Conscious Business. How to Build Value Through Values by Fred Kofman https://www.fredkofman.org/lec-ing.php
- Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Minimalism-Choosing-Focused-Noisy/dp/0525536515
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About our Host
Renae Craven has been coaching individuals, teams and organizations for over 13 years and has spent a lot of time investing in and formalizing her professional coaching skills in recent years. Renae’s passion is leading and coaching organizations and as a Certified Team Coach with Scrum Alliance, she helps teams to find their rhythm and pace that balances learning with delivery. Renae established her own company NaeCrave Pty Ltd (www.naecrave.com.au) in 2020 and keeps herself busy with coaching and training delivery. Renae is also a certified BASI Pilates instructor and runs her own pilates studio in Brisbane, Australia. She has a YouTube channel called ‘Pilates for the Office Worker’ which features short 5 minute guided sessions that anyone can incorporate into their day, especially those of us who have been sitting down for extended periods. Subscribe to her channel Crave Pilates.
Renae has been organizing the Women in Agile group in Brisbane since 2018.
About our Sponsor
Scrum.org is the Home of Scrum, founded in 2009 by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber focused on helping people and teams solve complex problems by improving how they work through higher levels of professionalism. Scrum.org provides free online resources, consistent experiential live training, ongoing learning paths, and certification for people with all levels of Scrum knowledge. You can learn more about the organization by visiting www.scrum.org.