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#161 Using Your Unique Skillset to Excel at Project Management with Daisie Hobson

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The role of a project manager in any kind of business is absolutely essential. Today’s guest, Daisie Hobson, is a structural and process engineering but, unlike most engineers, she is a huge people person. She has found a niche for herself working as an independent consultant in a customer support role with new products as a project manager. On today’s episode, she tells us how she entered into the field of project management while working in the Peace Corps in Mexico. She explains how her unique skillset has served her in her role, and walks us through some of her favorite tools. Daisie goes on to demystify the Agile and Waterfall approaches and how they differ, tells us why customer support is so important, and what she considers to be the most important skills for a project manager to have. We close our episode with some thoughts on how to transition from your existing role into a project management role. We hope you join us for some practical insights and to soak up some of Daisie’s contagious enthusiasm today!

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Rosemary Coates

Ms. Coates is the Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute and the President of Blue Silk Consulting, a Global Supply Chain consulting firm. She is a best-selling author of: 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China and 42 Rules for Superior Field Service and The Reshoring Guidebook. 

Ms. Coates lives in Silicon Valley and has worked with over 80 clients worldwide. She is also an Expert Witness for legal cases involving global supply chain matters.  She is passionate about Reshoring.


Daisie Hobson

Daisie Hobson has over ten years of experience in Project Management and Technical Support with demonstrated skills in effective communication, leading cohesive teams, and developing processes. She has the poven ability to effectively handle multiple projects, train at different skill levels, and embrace change and cultural diversity, with experience traveling to and working in over 20 different countries.

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