A digital strategist with a strong agency background, Brenda has extensive experience with the creative sector, having recently been the Head of Digital and Innovation at NZ On Air. She now keeps the Nomad8 machine running smoothly and applies some coaching magic to a few select clients.
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Articles by Brenda
Apr 13, 2020
We’re over the halfway mark of our initial lockdown period and there’s been a dramatic series of pivots going on as people and organisations re-evaluate what’s important, what their business needs to survive, and how to keep people busy and productive.
The irony of there really being ‘new ways of w... continue reading
Dec 01, 2019
I’ve been meeting new people lately, work-related. And one of my pet peeves has resurfaced with a vengeance… people who don’t listen.
Not just not listening, but basically just waiting for their opportunity to jump into the conversation and talk about their angle on whatever I just raised, as if the... continue reading
Oct 08, 2019
What is JAFAC?
Born out of a desire to attend a conference full of speakers we really would like to hear from, the Nomad8 team decided to create the event we craved. JAFAC is a relatively small but carefully crafted conference that brings together ten speakers, 120 people, and creates plenty of (Ope... continue reading
Jun 09, 2019
Sandy Mamoli and I recently attended the Business Agility Vienna Conference, where Sandy presented about Self Selection. (20 min video)... continue reading
Dec 12, 2018
Although it’s been around for a really long time, Agile is still the newcomer on the scene for some organisations. But like the snowball rolling down the hill – it’s been growing larger and gathering momentum for some time – (and picking up all kinds of shit along the way) attracting more attention... continue reading
Jul 03, 2018
It’s the little conference that could, and has.
A few years ago the people of Nomad8 decided to create the agile conference that we’d want to go to, as there really wasn’t another option that met our needs. We wanted a conference with diverse speakers, who would spark our imaginations, talk about i... continue reading
Mar 16, 2017
It’s a funny thing, the Agile world. Globally accepted as the right and logical way to do things most of the time, it is still pretty much in the ramping up phase in Aotearoa. Nomad8 started out in 2007 as a group of people who loved Agile and who wanted to share that love with people and organisati... continue reading
Dec 16, 2015
Thank you for being part of our extended whanau, friends and partners this past year!
We’ve had a hugely busy and exciting year and we thought we’d jump on the newsletter bandwagon and tell you about a few of the things we’ve been doing.
Nomads Emigrate, Immigrate and MigrateIn February we moved our... continue reading
May 22, 2013
Working Agile in the client-vendor context is not always an experience filled with joy and achievement. It can be daunting, frustrating, expensive and unrewarding - as much as it can be productive, useful, involving and successful.
Working with Agile with internal teams can be challenging enough, bu... continue reading
Jul 08, 2012
Round 2! All is not lost.
Moving right along from the children’s book publishing no-go concept, on which I spent a fair amount of time planning and preparing, startup idea #2 is already out the door and up and running in less than a month.
Stemming from an initiative that emerged at Snapper while Sa... continue reading
Jun 24, 2012
My startup idea has been on my mind for at least ten years. However it has only been recently that the congruence of technology and time made it possible for me to try it out.
The idea has evolved over the last ten years and I have had many conversations with people about it during that time. No one... continue reading
Mar 24, 2012
The driving force behind why people start startups is likely to vary wildly across different industries and types of business. For many it’s the promise of lucrative return - from sales of product or selling their eventual company. For some it’s the burning desire to fill a perceived gap in the mar... continue reading