Agile Cloud Consulting was started by Salesforce MVP Sharif Shaalan with a vision of bringing together tailor fit teams for each individual project to ensure success. After years of helping organizations bring together people, process, and technology it was obvious that “people” is the glue that holds things together. This series gives you a closer look at the people behind Agile Cloud Consulting!
Wanna know some fun facts about our team?
Our very own Chris Berg ( Business Architect) answers our 10 questions :
Which song can you listen to all day long?
“Turn! Turn! Turn!” by the Byrds (1965) — I like the message and the melody. Although listening to it all day…hmmm. Not sure I could listen to any song all day long. Most days I prefer “the sounds of silence.”
What book did you read that changed your life the most?
The book I read that influenced my perspective on life the most was probably The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny by William Struass and Neil Howe. To quote the write-up in the Amazon page: “The Fourth Turning illuminates the past, explains the present, and reimagines the future.” I am thinking about reading it again, given the “crises” (Fourth Turning?) we are currently facing.
How would your friends describe you?
I think my friends would describe me as adventurous, creative, caring, and practical.
What would you like to be known/remembered for?
I would like to be known for respecting and valuing diverse perspectives in pursuit of the truth.
What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?
I loved Turkey — the people, the food, and the history. The balloon ride through Capadocia was magical, walking the streets of Ephesus was educational and amazing, and the Istanbul atmosphere was energetic and spicy!
What is the meaning of your name?
My first name, Christine, is of Greek or Epyptian origin and means “follower of Christ,” which I try to do as best I can. My last name, Berg, means “mountain” in German. My family heritage is Scandinavian, but somehow I got a Greek/Egyptian-German name!
What’s your favorite family tradition?
My favorite family tradition is new since the Coronavirus pandemic: Friday Family Happy Hour. My two sisters, their families, my mother, and I get together on Zoom every Friday evening and catch up on what has happened with everyone that week. We are spread out all over the US, and I really hope we continue this tradition even after the pandemic is under control. It’s a fun way to stay connected.
Would you rather be the funniest or smartest person in the room?
I would like to be a little bit of both. I think a smart person with a sense of humor is much more approachable and able to connect with others than those who are on the extreme of the funniest or the smartest; although, I do really enjoy those types of people, too.
If you had to teach a class on one thing, what would you teach?
I would like to teach young people how to knit. It can be a life-long creative skill that essentially requires only two (or more) sticks and string. Knitting is very meditative and calming and can produce beautiful garments and accessories to be worn with pride or given as gifts to worthy recipients.
If you could bring back any fashion trend what would it be?
Bell-bottoms, of course! I mean the real 60’s versions, not today’s “flare” jeans. Bell-bottoms are flattering, funky, and fantastic!