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Lumina Spark: Transform relationships with your team

Petra, you will lead a team of 10 guys, Senior Software Testers, they perform very well, but they have some communication problems. Make a team from them quickly. ‘
Our first Stand Up? Charlie slammed the door shouting that he needs clear instructions and doesn’t want to waste his time brainstorming on stupid meetings. Lucas stood in a corner, terrified in silence. Kevin told me that he will probably quit because it’s not fun anymore.
After that I took a moment for me, and became a crying Leader hidden in a toilet for a while.

Petra, do you want to succeed? Don’t take it personally. Be kind, observe and try to manage people as they would manage themselves. Adjust your communication style to their needs.

Does Charlie want instructions only via email? I will always write clear emails explaining what went on at the end of every meeting. Does Kevin want some creative challenge? He will get a new project. Is Lucas feel more comfortable in private? I will plan a lunch with him. There are 4 personalities in your team!

1. Get to know yourself!
In the first part I will introduce you to these 4 colours of energy and how to easily recognise them with words, actions, by their working desks and out of office emails. Once you know more, you will finally find out:

  • What is your real value for a team?
  • How do you behave in your good mood?
  • How do you behave when you are stressed out? And how does it influence your team?

2. Get to know your team!
We will focus on topics:

  • How to give feedback? 
  • Which tasks to give to your team members? 
  • How to write a meeting invitation to get all the people (personalities) on a meeting? 
    Special Bonus: 2 interactive Case Studies!

I have held this Speech at European conferences this and last year and someone approached me every time with a big smile on their face screaming: ‚Now I finally understand it, my team is blue and I’m yellow.‘ or ‚Aha, that’s why I can’t really get on the same page with my Business Analyst.‘

Prepare yourself, this will change your way of communication forever. At the end of my session, be ready for a funny and interactive colourful call to action. Start with yourself, then with people around you! 

Speaker Profile

A presentation hurricane. A personal diagnostic coach. A passionate test manager who does things differently. 

IT girl: I’m a technical soul, a logician, a leader. I used to work as a test manager for one of the world’s biggest automotive manufacturer, for a Mexican cement plant and for some of the most famous Czech banks.

Soft skills coach: people love my sessions! They are energetic, efficient and full of action. I lead big company workshops and long-term individual coaching.

Conference beast: people have been calling me a ‘Presentation hurricane’ since my first conference in Hungary and I have been busting myths about dry IT presentations ever since throughout 23 stages.

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Petra Bouskova

Test Manager and Communication coach

Freelancer

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