I combine my expertise in agile product delivery, Co-Active coaching, facilitation, experiential training, project management, and leadership to help individuals, teams, and organizations deliver valuable products in a complex and unpredictable world.
I am a Professional Scrum Trainer certified by Scrum.org. I am a Steward of the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Curriculum and also a Train-the-Trainer facilitator for Scrum.org. I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
I bring over a decade of consulting experience in banking, insurance, government, retail, and energy industries. Throughout my career, I have formally trained hundreds of professionals in a variety of processes and skills.
My current areas of focus include:
- Agile and Scrum training courses, both public and private.
- Private coaching for individuals who want to deepen their agile mindset and grow as agile leaders.
- Scrum Team start-up facilitation to help teams get started with a solid foundation.
- Part-time agile coaching for teams and organizations.
- Public speaking and writing to contribute to the agile community and beyond.
A few of my superpowers:
- Keen Observation – I pick up on what’s not being said. I am intuitive.
- Determination and Passion – I work hard for work that matters. I’m resilient and keep moving forward.
- Laser Focus – I remove distractions. I frequently reflect on alignment.
- Organization – I move easily between seeing the whole and breaking down the details.
- Generosity – I take care of myself, so I can operate at my best and better serve others.
- Compassionately Direct – I appreciate transparency and direct communication, while respecting our humanity.
I started my career as a Technology Project Manager. I got to experience just about every role possible based on the needs of my project teams. We need someone to facilitate requirements sessions? I can do that. We need someone to coordinate testing… oh, and actually test? Sure, I can figure that out. We need someone to help configure the system? Show me how, and let’s do it. We need to create end user training? I’d love to try that.
I loved the interactions and growth that came with those challenges and opportunities.
Several years ago, I discovered the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and the Scrum Framework. I realized that the skills that made me a great Project Manager would make me a great Scrum Master. I took the leap, and I am deeply fulfilled by where that work has led me in my personal journey.
I was drawn to the mission of Scrum.org to improve the profession of software delivery.
Their high standards for quality and professionalism align with my personal values. I was also impressed by the incredible knowledge and generosity of the Professional Scrum Trainer community. So I decided to go through the rigorous process of becoming a Professional Scrum Trainer.
My teaching, coaching, and consulting experience has taught me a lot of things.
I know that people are motivated by doing meaningful work, having autonomy over how they do their work, and having the ability to grow and learn.
When people are able to bring their talents and skills fully to life, the possibilities are endless.
I wanted to be a better servant leader. I wanted to amplify my impact. I wanted to help people tap into what’s important to them and expand their range as leaders. We need more leaders in teams, organizations, and society.
Because leadership has nothing to do with a job title.
Leadership is about taking responsibility for your world.
This led me to the Co-Active Coach Training Program where I gained a much deeper understanding of and appreciation for the power of coaching. This experience has impacted the work I do and how I show up in the world.
I am passionate about enabling high performing teams, cultivating agile mindsets, and helping people discover their capacity for growth and learning.
When we know what’s most important to us and have a strong for vision for what we want, we can create alignment. Once we have alignment, we can then use execution skills and techniques to tap into our strengths and increase effectiveness, efficiency, and learning. It’s all about experimentation and continuous improvement.