Today I met Hannah Kane, an enterprising young woman, who has projects that mix many of my favorite things: Scrum, Event Planning, Theme Parties, Scavenger Hunts and Happiness!
I first learned of Hannah through one of her business projects, Scrum Your Wedding, where she uses Scrum (a project management framework that I teach) in wedding planning. It's a very unique and creative use of the framework, so I wrote about it in an article that was published today for TechBeacon: Personal scrum - Using agile techniques to manage your life,
In doing a little digging, I found that ScrumYourWedding was part of Everybody's Invited, another project that Hannah co-founded. Everybody's Invited is all about creating fun and memorable events through surprise, play, and adventure. There's even a free "Good Life Guide" eBook that's available from the site that is wonderful!
I am so impressed with the Good Life Guide and the ScrumYourWedding Guide... not only is the content right on the money, the eBooks are formatted so professionally and are really of a higher quality than I typically see -- and I see a lot!
Now, I travel quite a bit for my new consulting role, and I always try and meet up with someone whenever I'm visiting a new place. This is almost like my own little "scavenger hunt" to meet like-minded people. Well, it just so happened that Hannah is from Portland, Oregon... the very place I was headed to teach my next class. How cool is that?
It was awesome to meet the person behind the words and ideas that I'd been reading about. I just love it when social media and technology put us in touch with someone who then we can meet "in real life."
Hannah and I talked for a long time about our backgrounds and plans for the future. I'm so impressed with Hannah's drive and wisdom at such a young age.
One of my many ideas for a book is to have a collection of profiles of people who write about Happiness and I'd like to start with Hannah... Stay tuned. This woman is going places!