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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Personal Accountability Partnerships Part 2: Olga Krayova

“If you compare yourself with your surroundings and you only see that you are the best you gotta leave this place because you want to develop and be better”


A few weeks ago I posted an interview with Katrina Coker on having an accountability partner and how transformative that can be. The post got a great response on the LeadingAgile site and so in this episode of SoundNotes Katrina’s actual accountability partner, Olga Kraynova shares her thoughts on accountability partnerships, how they work, and why they are valuable. In the interview Olga shares how she coped with the challenges she faced in moving to Moscow, becoming a PM and then moving to Dallas and how she makes sure she is always surrounded by people she is motivated by and able to learn from.

If you’d like to get in touch with Olga to learn more about her story and her approach to being an accountability partner, you can reach her via LinkedIn at:
www.linkedin.com/in/kraynova/en

And if you’d like to check out the initial interview with Katrina Coker, you can find that here: Leadingagile – The-power-of-accountability-partnerships
 

Show Notes:

Interview Start 1:47
Olga’s Background in Startups and Project Management 2:25
Why Olga liked working at Startups and how it prepared her for PM work 4:15
How Olga got started with Personal Accountability 5:53
How Olga defines Personal Accountability Partner 7:09
How Olga and Katrina communicate on a daily basis 7:33
How Olga approaches Goal Setting 8:16
Staying motivated 10:03
Experimenting until you get the result you are looking for 11:17
How Olga and Katrina work the Accountability Partnership 11:43
The very essential thing 13:47
Tracking the plans you make for yourself and making daily updates 14:36
Olga’s journey to Moscow, becoming a PM and then moving to Dallas 17:27
Managing stress and coping challenges and not giving up 20:51
Prioritizing your needs and finding the opportunities to get them addressed 22:51
When you can’t see the whole path, taking on one challenge at a time and saying “Yes” 23:04
Having the courage to take just one step and letting the next thing arise 24:37
The benefit of not having the luxury of just shutting down and giving up 26:06
Being driven for the things you have to fix and finding people to help keep you motivated 27:57
“If you compare yourself with your surroundings and you only see that you are the best you gotta leave this place because you want to develop and be better” 28:42
Olga’s explains why you should find an accountability partner 29:17
If you don’t trust you will not be able to be open 31:56
How you can reach Olga if you have any follow up questions 32:02