The Back Story interview: Brooke Pannell

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The Back Story interview: Brooke Pannell
In this edition of The Back Story interview we sit down with Brooke Pannell, one of the team in the US.

The Back Story monthly interview features ADAPTOVATE employees from around the world. Each month we ask them 10 questions. Our team is the greatest asset we have, and it’s a privilege to share just a little bit more about who they are.

This month we are joined in conversation by Brooke Pannell, a consultant with our US team.

First up – how long have you worked with us? 

Almost two years! Time flies when you’re having fun! Although 2020 was not fun. 

Why did you join us?  Were you in the industry previously, or looking for a new career direction? 

Brooke, ‘planting’ herself in a chair.

I was looking for a couple things when I decided to make the leap to leave the wonderful organization that is ALSAC/St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.  

First, I wanted a new challenge in my career. I’d been leading agile adoption in tech organizations since college, but I was ready to begin leading agile at a more holistic, enterprise-wide level.  

Second, I wanted to continue being a part of a company with a mission I supported. One of the many reasons I signed with ADAPTOVATE was because of a conversation I had in my interview with Doug Ross, one of the founders of our company. During my interview, Doug told me why he started ADAPTOVATE, and while it’s too deep to share here, in summary, he started the company to help people be prepared for the future of work. I knew I could get behind a leader wh