Not Just That
“What do you do?”
It’s a frequent first question asked at parties, networking events, and bad dates. And sadly, the answer often includes the word “just”.
Perhaps a more interesting question is, “Who are you?”. But, how do you answer? Often, our identity is dominated by our professional image. However, even those that “live to work” have other facets which may contain hidden value.
Testing labels and work sometimes obscure our actual and potential value, which can lead to frustration. Can eschewing labels and understanding anxiety help lead to stronger self-image, teams, culture, and results?
In this session, Damian uses humor, personal stories, and more to examine our identities, explore our interests, and find inspiration from unexpected sources. Join him to laugh, learn, and “unjust yourself” as you rediscover Who You Are!
Damian Synadinos has been helping “build better software and build software better” for more than 25 years. Now, through his company Ineffable Solutions, Damian offers experienced-based and research-hardened talks, training, and consulting. His experience spans many roles and companies in diverse industries including airline, education, e-commerce, finance, insurance, retail, and commercial realty. Damian has been helping organize an annual, regional testing conference for the past 5 years, and frequently mentors, coaches, and advises IT professionals around the world. He is also an international speaker and trainer, presenting fundamental topics that are applicable to a wide range of contexts at numerous conferences and corporations. Additionally, Damian has over 10 years of theatrical improv experience and frequently uses applied improv to teach a variety of subjects.