Episode Overview:

Welcome to the latest installment of Design for An Agile World! Your host Joe had the pleasure of interviewing Cheryl Anderson, the founder of Clarity Coaching & Consulting. Cheryl shared some incredibly valuable tools to help us navigate the challenges of working in an agile world.

In this episode, Cheryl delves into optimizing workplace dynamics and personal growth through three central ideas. First, she introduces the Birkman Assessment, a nuanced language tool that offers a comprehensive understanding of work styles and communication preferences. She advocates for the value of openness and flexibility in our rapidly changing, agile world, suggesting that being rigid in our perspective stifles innovation and growth.

She provides practical tips, like employing group graphs and encouraging candid discussions, to cultivate an open atmosphere. She also underscores the critical role physical environments play in facilitating meaningful conversations.

Cheryl and Joe share experiences in strategically designing spaces to maximize comfort and indirectly foster productive dialogue, emphasizing factors such as proximity, noise, and light levels.

Overall, the episode serves as a holistic guide to understanding human behavior and creating environments that promote both productivity and well-being.

Make sure to tune into the full podcast episode to explore Cheryl’s insights and the work being done in agile design methodology!


  • 5:14 - Better understanding leads to better results
  • 12:50 – Effective communication
  • 16:53 – Keys to leadership culture
  • 25:07 – Multitasking under high stress
  • 36:51 – Clearly defined goals

Connect with Cheryl Tardosky-Anderson, M.S., LMHC

With a career spanning over 25 years as a psychotherapist and a deep-rooted passion for organizational wellness, Cheryl specializes in helping high-level executives and business owners enhance their leadership capabilities and team performance.

As a Birkman Certified Consultant and the founder of Clarity Coaching & Consulting, she offers a range of services including executive coaching, leadership development, strategic planning, and team development.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cheryl-tardosky-anderson/
Website: https://www.gainclarity.coach/

Connect with Joe Walker

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/walker-arch