Jessie Shternshus

Unlearning- The Challenge of Change at The Improv Effect


Unlearning- The Challenge of Change

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Unlearning- The Challenge of Change

The world we live in requires us to acquire new skills and absorb new knowledge in order to stay afloat. We must learn to SHIFT as things around us are changing. We see this on an individual, team, and organizational levels. We feel the pushback when we try to implement new technology or when we are making an Agile transformation. However, we are leaving out one crucial piece of the puzzle: we are forgetting to forget, or rather, UNLEARN. Even though old habits are hard to break, the more we can unlearn the more likely we are to experience a sense of growth.

In this interactive talk, Jessie will share learnings and unlearnings from her own career, stories from some of the companies she has worked with, and techniques she teaches in order to make breakthroughs and forge ahead.


Jessie is an international speaker and facilitator specializing in communicating in a variety of scenarios including one-to-many, one-to-one, and team collaborations to drive business outcomes.  She has been a keynote speaker for Agile Australia 2018, Agile2015, Better Software 2017, StarCanada,  Macy's North Star Conference, Tyson Executive Forum, PMI Kansas City and many more.

She has worked with companies such as Crayola, GE, Mayo Clinic, Macy's, Transferwise, Capital One, Tyson Foods, Netflix and various other great companies.

She is the co-author of CTRL Shift 50 Games for 50 Days Like Today and she Co-organizes OpsConf and Walkshop. She is also the co-host of the Women Who Change Tech Podcast.

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