I am a Agile team- and program-level coach with over 16 years of experience in Agile software development, product management, and operations. Leveraging my considerable “in the trenches” experience, technical understanding, and soft skills, I rapidly build rapport and lead by example to unleash new levels of happiness and performance. I draw readily from multiple frameworks, including LeSS, SAFe 4.5, Scrum, Kanban, and Lean. I am also the world’s first MindTime® Certified Coach.
I have provided product leadership and Agile coaching to every scale of organization, ranging from 3-person startups to Fortune 100 corporations, including Holo, a global genetics-entertainment company, a global hospitality services company, eBay, Cisco, PagerDuty, if(we), Oversee.net, Velocify, and Gorilla Nation. I have experience in a diversity of industries, including ecommerce marketplaces, lead generation and management, and DevOps incident management and resolution. I am the lead inventor on PagerDuty’s patented operational maturity model, and co-founded a startup that was successfully sold to Chegg Inc.
I am the originator of the Agile Potluck™ and hosted the The Bay Area Agile Potluck™ Series over thirty times. I also speak about mindfulness at Agile conferences.
I am passionate about helping teams, programs, and product management professionals realize their highest potential. I do this by teaching, mentoring, and coaching teams in the values, principles, and practices found within the Agile frameworks. I help individuals understand themselves, one another, and human behavior in general through meditation and non-dual philosophy.