Good day, 2022.
It’s Q1. Time to start out anew.
With the contemporary begin comes an opportunity to place ahead your hopes and targets for the 12 months forward. It’s an opportunity to reframe what didn’t get finished in 2021, or get occurring a challenge you’ve at all times needed to deal with.
With that in thoughts, we requested Baltimore tech and innovation leaders to share their resolutions. Responses ranged from the private to the skilled. Others are getting down to give again.
Have a look:
Wendy Bolger, director, Loyola College Maryland Middle for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Preserve working towards authenticity. Being genuine unlocks a lot richness in dialog, connections, even in strategic discussions — why waste time not being actual? Not everybody is able to hear actual discuss, nevertheless, so I wish to proceed to apply to speak nicely and convey self-awareness to each interplay.
Liz Burger, senior director for strategic initiatives, Johns Hopkins Tech Ventures
Our objective at JHTV is to make use of each presentation as a chance to compel individuals to care about and assist the high-impact work we do. We wish our workforce members to leverage storytelling and different greatest practices in presentation-making to captivate our audiences and stand out amid data overload (and Zoom fatigue).
Pothik Chatterjee, AVP of innovation, LifeBridge Well being
At a private degree, my decision is to prioritize my psychological well being and wellness. I’ll proceed to prioritize my time for meditation, yoga, journaling and self-reflection, as we proceed to undergo aggravating and anxiety-filled occasions with the pandemic into 2022. One in all our 1501 Well being startups, WellSet, a market for holistic wellness suppliers like acupuncture, yoga and diet teaching, gives courses for breath work and meditation that may present a lot wanted steadiness through the holidays and the beginning of the brand new 12 months.
At a system degree, my decision is to prioritize addressing the psychological well being disaster confronted by healthcare suppliers two years into the pandemic. Burnout is a serious concern for healthcare suppliers, with practically 50% reporting burnout, in keeping with AMA in 2020. Stress scores had been highest amongst nursing assistants, medical assistants, social staff and inpatient staff similar to nurses and respiratory therapists – in addition to amongst ladies, Black and Latinx well being care staff. Even Well being, certainly one of our 1501 Well being startups based mostly in Maryland, gives psychological well being assist for healthcare staff, by their flagship product, Cabana. My decision is to launch our Cabana pilot at LifeBridge Well being for our healthcare suppliers and assist champion the expansion of Even Well being with well being techniques in our area and scale throughout the nation.
Stephanie Chin, Hutch program supervisor, Fearless
Our hope for 2022 is to have the ability to broaden Hutch to incorporate applications and alternatives that extra entrepreneurs can leverage exterior of our present two-year digital companies incubator.
Dianne Conley, COO, Code within the Colleges
Get hip to all the nice expertise that got here out of Odell’s within the ’70s and ’80s.
Tasha Cornish, government director, Cybersecurity Affiliation of Maryland, Inc.
My 2022 resolutions embody searching for inspiration in sudden locations and difficult myself to seek out the enjoyable in being flawed.
John Foster, COO, Fearless
“When you can’t fly, then run. When you can’t run, then stroll. When you can’t stroll, then crawl. However no matter you do, it’s a must to preserve transferring ahead” — Martin Luther King Jr.
Will Gee, CEO, Balti Digital
I simply completed Amanda Ripley’s “Excessive Battle,” and so I’m looking for extra alternatives to be curious, particularly throughout disagreements.
Michelle Geiss, government director, Impression Hub Baltimore
In 2022, I resolve to prioritize work-life steadiness, put money into the management of our superb workforce, and discover pleasure and chance in talking reality to energy.
Koffi Harrison, president, UpLight
My New Yr’s decision is to have an awesome day on goal. I wish to be intentional with the understanding that day-after-day I get up is a blessing. It’s a brand new day to develop, positively affect anybody I come into contact with (even when that’s placing a smile on their face or simply acknowledging them with a howdy), and proceed going after my desires with out concern as a result of if I fail, it is going to be quick and ahead.
Tonee Lawson, government director, The Be. Org
My New Yr’s decision professionally is to completely embrace my new workforce and preserve establishing our tradition. Pay attention extra, discuss much less, and permit my workforce’s abilities to shine by. Personally, my decision is to proceed to over take pleasure in self care, embracing a lifetime of ease and wellness. Hustle tradition is canceled.
Dr. Tammira Lucas, cofounder, The Dice Cowork and Mothers as Entrepreneurs
My New Yr’s decision is to proceed to take a position simply as a lot time in my household that I do in my enterprise!
Todd Marks, CEO, Mindgrub
I wish to assist make life truthful for everybody. I’m creating new neighborhood software program codenamed the GRID, for Graphical Sources Funding Directive. It can permit communities to make use of knowledge to visualise their broad wants and consists of instruments for them to arrange as a neighborhood to set the path for future investments.
Ken Malone, government officer, Early Allure
To assist no less than 50 underrepresented entrepreneurs and social enterprises in Baltimore to boost funding.
Ed Mullin, CIO, Suppose Programs, and government director, Baltimore Metropolis Robotics Middle
To convey again the GBTC. Will probably be by a sub-chapter of the Maryland Tech Council known as the BRTC. Simply wait and see. It’s gonna be superior.
Eliot Pearson, chief technique officer, partnerships, Catalyte
My New Yr’s decision is to realize a higher understanding of what issues the companies in Maryland are fixing. Previously, I targeted on Baltimore. Subsequent 12 months, I’m going to make an effort to study extra about companies throughout Maryland.
Joe Mechlinski, CEO, SHIFT
Lean extra into trusting myself, the method, the journey, and the outcomes.
Sean Sutherland, director of accounts, Kapowza
Eat extra protein shakes, constantly. End studying the “Dune” sequence.
Maggie Terhune, neighborhood supervisor, Spark Baltimore
Make investments extra in each PDs: skilled improvement and private improvement.
Jessica Watson, CEO, Factors North Studio and Baltimore Womxn in Tech cofounder
In March 2020, I used to be boarding one of many final flights out of Lisbon, Portugal, homeward-bound to an unsure America on the point of a worldwide pandemic. Portugal is certainly one of my favourite distant work locations, and my journey was ending abruptly. As we method the two-year anniversary of that occasion, I’m beginning to see some patterns on this pandemic world. Particularly, when instances are prone to spike, and the burnout feeling that comes from the blurred strains of labor and residential life. My New Yr’s decision is to re-establish wholesome boundaries with work and to see if I can safely work remotely overseas once more. My greatest life has at all times included Baltimore and a mix of a number of cultures and international locations.