E76 The Value and Importance of Influential Relationships in our lives with Jennifer Bridges and David Nour

Season #4

How has your life been impacted by a Curve Bender? What is a Curve Bender? What is next for all of us in the Project Management Community impacted by the pandemic? In this episode Jennifer Bridges and David Nour share with us their personal stories and also their experiences as leaders within the community.

Lots of laughs in this episode and fun with Jennifer and David. We laughed about the "Punch it" story with David and Jennifer out riding motorcycles. David shared his immigration story coming to the US from Iran alone as a teen back in the 1980s. Jennifer reminds us all to embrace compassion and think how COVID may be impacting our team and partners.

We also have a great discussion about work-life blending and the value of time and relationships in our lives. We chat about the special relationships we've had in our lives and how they've had an impact on us. David calls these relationships “curve benders,” and in his upcoming book, Curve Benders, he identifies who and where they are, how to find and engage them, and, equally valuable, how you can become a curve bender to impact the lives and livelihoods of others profoundly.

Jennifer shares the origin of PM Next which resulted from common themes and struggles people experienced during the pandemic. The program is a collection from several presenters with great content, insights, and lessons. PM Next is a fantastic example of collaboration effort between industry leaders to learn the new skills and competencies needed to thrive in the current context and take advantage of the changes happening in the world

Listen to the full episode to hear more of the discussion with Jennifer and David. To learn more about Jennifer and David visit:

Jennifer Bridges -www.pdus2go.com
Jennifer on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferbridgesalabama/

David Nour - www.nourgroup.com
David on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/davidnour/

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