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Jana Axline

Jana Axline is the CEO and Chief Project Officer of Project Genetics where she drives ideas from initiation to implementation, achieving successful outcomes for clients. She has strong skills and a passion for project management, coupled with years of leadership experience across a variety of industries. She is also an international speaker as well as an active PMP, ACP, CSM and Scaled Agilist. In this episode Jana talks about the importance of volunteering in order to energise your IT career. She also discusses the importance of recognizing our unique gifts, and recognizing who we are, so that we can better identify our prospective career paths.

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Jana Axline

Resources

ProjectGenetics.com – Click on the link to check out Jana’s website!

YouTube – Click on the link to check out Jana’s YouTube channel!

2 Top Career Tips

1) Volunteering for tasks that fall within your skill-set, can often increase your chances of standing out, building relationships, and securing the trust of those who can help to accelerate your career goals.
2) Always understand exactly who you are, what you’re good at, and what the opportunities ahead are like for you. Only then can you gain a clear perspective on what your future looks like.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

After a cultural faux pas due to her non-exposure to diversity, Jana experienced a pivotal moment in her life, where she learned that not everyone is the same, and a little effort is required in order to be as inclusive as possible.

Career Highlight

Jana was promoted three times during her tenure in project management, which seemed to gel perfectly with Jana’s skills, and ignited her desire to do better.

The Future

Technology is fast-paced, and wonderful, because the skills we acquire across pursuits can be adapted and transferred into new fields.

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

Jana had a passion for project management, and found her path opening up to her naturally.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Get yourself a mentor!

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

Jana was told that her career path was too varied, but they were all stepping stones to where she is now, and all helped to shape her.

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Jana would go through an internship, and more formal education – where relationships and networks can be built for life.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Scaling Project Genetics in order to grow.

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

Problem solving abilities, which can expedite solutions and help others to understand.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Constant learning and development

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

Sailing and outdoor activities.

Contact The Guest

Contact Jana Axline through the following social media platforms:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AxlineSolutions

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janaaxline/

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