Weeds are pesky plants that can be detrimental to the overall health of your lawn. And without proper care, certain species can aggressively overtake your landscape in a matter of weeks. Have situations at work ever felt like a weed; invading your space causing frustration, discomfort, and stress. This week I had a few weeds […]
This morning I woke up to a gloomy sky. As I watched the clouds slowly roll through, I was reminded of times I felt discouraged in life causing an overcast of bad vibes that blocked my joy. Even now when I feel this way, I do the following to penetrate through the fog: Acknowledge My […]
Two weeks ago I got hit hard. I spent nearly 64% of my work week in meetings, emails, and chat messages yet I “felt” unproductive. I asked myself, am I spending my time efficiently or am I giving my time away blindly without purpose. Last week I made a conscious decision to do 3 things: […]
As I watched the sunrise this morning, I reflected on the key learnings for me this week: 1. Practice the art of listening: being the loudest, always right, or closed minded will get you no where fast. Instead be collaborative, have positive intent, and observant… practice this and you might see changes in your daily […]
Last night, Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at 11:30pm, I had to make one of the hardest decisions of my life by putting down our family pet, Charcoal, of 17 years due to health issues. I was full of emotions as I struggled with making a life/death decision without Charcoal’s say in the matter. I started […]
The Push from Within: A Journey of Transformation is a keynote I presented at Saucecon 2019. It is an inspiring story of self-reflection which recounts my journey of how I helped Walmart Labs transform its engineering culture to adopt a culture of quality, while I learned the true meaning of success. This case study is […]
I had the opportunity to moderate a virtual panel discussion, hosted by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, focused on understanding the obstacles and biases that African Americans experience in their professional careers. The discussion was open and honest and we touched on topics surrounding the practice of whitening, discrimination on the job, discrimination within business […]
I had the opportunity to speak with Carolina Alban-Stoughton, Communication & Engagement and Editor of the Carlsbad Business Journal, to share insights on how Walmart Labs has transformed the way shopping during COVID-19 and my thoughts on how shopping patterns and customer behaviors may change as we enter into the virtual era of doing business.