Episode 30: Training Maven Heather Severino

Episode 30 of the Mavens Do It Better Podcast features Heather Severino. Heather helps individuals and organizations learn how to maximize productivity in the modern workplace by sharing real-world experience and knowledge of software applications such as Microsoft Windows 10, Office 2016, Office 365, OneNote, Project, SharePoint, Visio, Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia Studios.  
She has been Microsoft Certified since 2006 and became a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) in 2011. In 2012, Microsoft appointed her an MCT Regional Lead for the United States, and she is currently one of approximately 115 MCT Regional Leads worldwide mentoring other MCTs. In 2017, Microsoft honored her with the distinguished award as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the OneNote technology. She also became a Microsoft Innovative Educator and Microsoft OneDrive Expert (MODE) in 2017. When she’s not teaching in the virtual or onsite classroom, you can either find her at a technology conference helping others prep for their Microsoft certification exams or looking for turtles below the surface of the ocean. 

Heather and Heather caught up virtually from Las Vegas NV and Manhattan NYC 

Listen in as Heather talks with Heather about: 

  • Heather’s company TeachUTech to help organizations with the adoption of Microsoft technology offering on-demand and in-person engagements and her start as an MVP working with educators to learn OneNote, her new love for Microsoft Teams and tips and tricks about own her own business and how to bring the information you need to you to keep up with the fast pace of technology training. 

  • Her “accidental” start in technology after growing up in Florida and majoring in biology and marine biology in college, by answering a job board for an admin assistant for a local government in the IT department that led her to become the Microsoft Certified Trainer she is today.  

  • Organizations that she belongs to that support women in tech and diversity tech in the Microsoft MVP community as well as her own local communities and a look into her book “Conversational Geeks - Conversational Office 365 Collaboration.” 

Heather Severino | Classes | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | Conversational Geeks for Office 365 

Mavens Do It Better original theme music composed by Jesse Case with voice over by Julia Francis.

Heather Newman

Heather Newman is an award-winning marketing maven, technology entrepreneur and an epic connector that brings many worlds together. She has extensive experience marketing products and services for Enterprise businesses, startups and emerging markets. Heather builds plans and processes that are nimble, human and different. She is an adept storyteller and is passionate about growth for both employees and the corporate bottom-line. Heather hails from the arts and the bulk of her career has been working with the largest technology companies in the world (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, NetApp, Hewlett Packard, and Dell). Her nineteen years of experience working at technology companies and building global high-tech marketing strategy has driven millions of dollars of revenue and multiple award-winning campaigns. She has led global marketing teams for many technology companies including AvePoint, IT Unity & KnowledgeLake. Heather was a part of the original Microsoft SharePoint Marketing team. During her tenure, she helped launch multiple versions of the product, build the SharePoint Partner Ecosystem and conceived of and produced the first three Microsoft SharePoint Conferences. Creative Maven has produced thousands of global marketing campaigns and events. Currently CM is focusing on go to market strategies for Microsoft and its partners as well as a new site sister site launching in 2015 called Marketingfixer.com. Heather also serves as Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Content Panda, an innovative technology startup looking to actively disrupt how content is delivered inside software.