My career spans over 25 years with NASA, both in Houston and Washington, DC. I never thought I’d stay longer than 2-5 years. I had a different plan for my life. Space was NEVER part of it. Funny how that happens. Though I never learned to love our process-rich culture and crusty personalities, I fell head over heels for the great unknown — space! And I love her STILL, after all these years.
Before you ask: No, I’m not a Rocket Scientist. I’m a POLITICAL Scientist. I believe in fostering a culture of creativity, innovation, and change. Change can happen inside the wiggle space of any process, program, or organization. Finding that wiggle space…now, that’s our challenge, all you change agents out there. In fact, I’m studying toward a PhD in Planning, Governance and Globalization in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech. My topic: Social Intrapreneurship.
The Chinese proverb, “The Protruding Stake Gets Hammered,” describes me well. I’m an outlier….statistically and literally.
You can learn MOST about me by following my tweets: @bethbeck