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Be a Storyteller

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Recently I have been thinking about the wonderful leaders and mentors that I have had in my life. They span people I have known really well—my parents, and people I only know from afar—Mr. Rodgers.

Some of them weren’t even alive when I was born—Martin Luther King.  Many of them come from backgrounds exceptionally different than mine--Mother Teresa, Leonardo DaVinci.  And some of them grew up right beside me—my brother.  But what all of them have in common is that they are great storytellers. 

The thing about storytelling is that it sometimes gets a bad rap.  People associate storytelling with embellishment and fantasy.  But, I see it differently-a great storyteller takes you on a journey, through words, or pictures in such a way that you feel like you are actually there, - you believe.  That is an exceptional gift.  

At Momentum, we work to provide individuals with an intuitive IT solution that meets their needs.  The greatest compliment we could get from a client or end user is that they enjoy using the system that was designed.  Our business analysts work hard to tell the story of a futuristic world that would exceed business users expectations and create efficient and effective solutions through their requirements.  Hopefully, the entire project team, from executive leadership to developers can experience the essence of what is envisioned, and believe.

This year Momentum, Inc. celebrates her 20th Anniversary.  I am lucky to be a part of an incredible story. 

Jennifer Oswald currently serves as Vice President for Momentum, Inc., a small, women-owned IT and Management Consulting firm based in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.  As a Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®), she leads the Momentum Team in providing services in Management Consulting, Process Improvement, Project Management, and Implementation Support.

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