Change… The Only Constant
Written by Mike Cottmeyer Sunday, 1 August 2010 12:43
I need to bring you guys up to speed on a pretty big announcement. As of last Friday, I’ve left Pillar to go out as an independent agile coach. Pillar was a great learning experience for me, and I am thankful to Bob Myers and the great team of folks at Pillar for everything they’ve done over the past year. In trying to spin this thing up in Atlanta, I found myself spending most of my time doing sales and business development… and not working hands-on with teams and organizations.
I’m going to try to flip that around a little and try to spend most of my time on the ground coaching teams, and maybe if all goes well, I’ll get to spend less time on the sales side… we’ll see. What was cool about this whole thing, is that the guys at Pillar totally understood and supported me through this transition. We’ve decided to maintain a partnership… and a friendship… and where it makes sense, Pillar will help me scale some deals that would be tough to scale as an independent.
So… where does that leave me now? I’ve incorporated LeadingAgile and managed to find enough work to keep me afloat for the next few months. While I’d love to work close to home, I’ve got no geographic limitations. I need to fill my calendar through the end of the year and am interested in working with interesting people, solving interesting problems… where ever they happen to be. If you think my brand of agile is interesting to you and your organization, give me a call.
I’d love to talk about working together.