The Tech Hosting Mindset: Seeking Possibilities in a Problem-Centric World


Key Takeaways from this Livestream


Imagine reflecting on the strengths and skills of those working on a project, what worked in the past, and where the energy lives to move forward on a project.

  • What kept you moving forward? (even if you weren’t “feeling it”)
  • When you were “feeling it” what contributed to that positive momentum?
  • What did you learn about yourself and what do you value about having had that experience?

Great realizations come from practicing this mindset—including repeatable/scalable actions that can help the team succeed greater and faster. 

Imagine a thriving future for yourself. You can pick any point in time: it can be in your golden years, or say in 10-20 years, maybe 3 years or 6 months from now.

  • What would your life be like if you were thriving?
  • Where are you?
  • What are you doing?
  • Are you with anyone?
  • What kind of hobbies do you enjoy at that time?
  • Note details like what you are wearing, what the light and weather conditions are like, and anything else of importance.

Depending on how much you dreamed up and how much time you have to accomplish it all, you might have to scale your steps to get there. So for now, just take one small step toward your vision. What can you do today that your future self will thank you for? You can map out the big tasks, and remember to continue making small, baby steps toward your target.

Heather Leavitt Martinez (she/her/hers) is a visual practitioner, Appreciative Inquiry facilitator and author living in Durango, Colorado. Heather’s visual approach turns attendees into participants during virtual and in-person meetings. While passionately creative, Heather is also very pragmatic and is a certified Agile Scrum master and specializes in Human-Centered Design. With over 25 years of design experience, Heather has applied her visual skills by supporting leadership development trainings, high-performing teams, and change management using strategic visualization. Her dream is to create high-touch, customized experiences by holding a space for others to be successful so they may have breakthrough conversations. She is also a certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator, certified SHIFT-IT Coach, certified virtual facilitator. She specializes in approach design for virtual and in-person meetings, off-sites, and retreats.

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