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How the Olympics Can Make You a Better Person

YOW! 2017 Sydney

You won’t win if you keep doing the same thing over and over again. And you won’t be world-class if just you do what others have done before you. To truly make it, you need to be different and develop a world-class innovation mindset!

In the world of professional sports, innovation, persistence and rapid learning are everything! In this very personal talk I, a former Olympian, will share key learnings from my professional sports career. I will delve into topics such as choosing the team that’s right for you, rapid feedback, radical candour and high-performance teams.

I will contrast the perspectives and attitudes of professional sports with modern work life and will extract guidelines and tools that we can apply to our professional lives. From critical communication skills to collaboration and effective teams, come along and learn practical ways for how to apply ideas from Olympic sports to your professional agile career!

Sandy Mamoli

Director of All Things Agile

Nomad8

New Zealand

Sandy Mamoli is an Agile coach at and founder of Nomad8, a small but perfectly formed Agile consultancy in Auckland and Wellington. She's a former Olympian, a geek, a gadget junkie, international speaker and author of "Creating Great Teams - How Self-Selection Lets People Excel". She has a masters degree in artificial intelligence and knows quite a lot about Agile.