Redirecting a moving train: Influence without authority
🗓 Thursday, October 21 at 12:00 PM EST
A personal tale of overcoming fears, learning from defeat, and persevering. After being the passenger on many projects and not taking the wheel, I decided to take a different turn this time. I'll share ways to lead by influence without authority and how to build solid and long-lasting relationships with your team remotely, to result in a healthier product experience.
I'm a collaborative influencer and an avid design method experimenter inspired by empowering and mentoring new creatives to achieve success on their terms. I'm currently designing for impact at Shopify and have previously worked for companies including Capital One. I'm the founder of Markham UX Meetup and content creator on Youtube, with the intent to provide new designers with an accessible, welcoming path into the discipline. I graduated with a Bachelor's in Biochemistry from the University of Guelph. After failing to become the next Einstein, I bid farewell to put on my designer genes and pursue a new avenue. When I'm not designing, you might find me playing with my dog Benji, experimental cooking, or challenging myself with different workouts.