In this episode, Susanne Taylor shares her profound experiences that have shaped her approach to change leadership. From navigating different environments to choosing change willingly, Susanne’s life has been a testament to the inevitability and transformative power of embracing change.
Embracing Change: A Natural State of Being
Susanne enlightens us on the essence of change: it’s not something we choose, but how we choose to react to it. By reframing our perspective on change, we can shift from a mindset of control and fear to one of adaptability and growth. This change in mindset holds the key to thriving in a world of constant transformation.
As Scrum Masters and coaches, it’s imperative to develop certain capabilities that allow us to navigate change effortlessly. Susanne imparts wisdom on slowing down, building trust, setting boundaries, and honing our ability to sense the subtle shifts in a room. Recognizing our own worth and understanding our interconnectedness are pivotal steps in mastering change.
Susanne advocates for a unique form of leadership in times of change – one that embraces the unknown and prioritizes connection with others. She emphasizes the power of facilitation and reminds us that true change occurs when individuals choose to transform themselves.
Susanne recommends “Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change” by April Rinne, a book that delves into the superpowers needed to thrive in a world of constant change. She also suggests exploring the ‘Slomo’ podcast and mentions the Inner Development Goals Summit in Stockholm.
Parting Words of Wisdom
Susanne leaves us with a powerful thought: “When you replace ‘I’ with ‘we’, even ‘illness’ becomes ‘wellness'”. She urges us to practice noticing connections in our lives, highlighting the profound impact that unity can have on our well-being.
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About Susanne Taylor
Susanne is a transition coach, which translates to roles as: change management facilitator, organizational development consultant, scrum master, agile coach and community manager. (Often simultaneously.) Susanne has learned to be adaptable and resilient after having lived in Alaska, Japan, Taiwan and now Germany. She is passionate about accompanying people on journeys of transformation. (And she considers herself an introvert.)
You can link with Susanne Taylor on LinkedIn.