Angela Dugan

People Lead

Polaris Solutions

I am a software consultant turned Microsoft evangelist turned software consultant (again) turned agile coach turned Director, turned People Lead. What's a People Lead? I handle all things "people". I focus on fostering an environment where people can truly thrive by attracting, training, and supporting amazing humans here at Polaris Solutions. I do these things with the ultimate goal of fostering an environment where all of our people can truly thrive and a culture that values diversity, experimentation, continual improvement, and psychological safety. I am passionate about building an environment where people are challenged, feel valued, and can do work they truly love and can be proud of. I leverage these experiences and passions in my work with clients as well as an agile transformation change agent, trainer, and coach. When I am not a #PeopleOps engineer, I love playing board games, pretending to be good at CrossFit and boxing, and an avid gardener. I feel like my husband and I are constantly working on our 100+ year old house in Oak Park, with the "help" of our two ornery chickens Delta and Merigold, and our rambunctious GSP named Sadie.