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Wondering how to get to the next level of agility with your teams?

Let’s find out together.

I am a creative facilitator, coach, speaker, and thinking partner who can join you on the journey to high performance. Companies need people who will look at the system differently, shake things up, and inspire new ways of working. I help people discover their agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities.

My current areas of focus include:

  • Developing organizational change strategy, including the formation of agile communities of practice and centers of excellence

  • Coaching Scrum Masters, agile team coaches, and anyone in software development who wants to improve work relationships and enable better delivery

  • Facilitating team and organizational workshops to create alignment, clarify roles, and enhance collaboration

  • Public speaking and mentoring others to ask more provocative questions, embrace change, and empower teams

Through speaking, coaching, facilitating, and sharing my agile expertise, I help companies achieve real-world results where individuals and teams perform better. I am an Agile Coach licensed to use the Agile Fluency™ Diagnostic, which is designed to help you understand how your teams are progressing and what you can do to help them.

[Allison] is a thoughtful leader when it comes to process methodology and team enablement, and her coaching exercises for both our development team and the business stakeholders greatly improved the clarity of our projects as well as the timeliness and quality of delivery.

My connection to software development started in high school, and my college studies of computer science, mathematics, and English brought me to exploring communication and relationships in technical environments. For over a decade, I have been an active participant in the agile community. In 2011, I joined Improving in Dallas, which led to me serving as an organizer of the DFW Scrum user group for five years and becoming a speaker at agile events. I have been fortunate to learn from incredible mentors along my personal journey and strive to do the same for others.

Allison taught us the value of servant leadership and helped us to adopt it. She facilitated many Scrum ceremonies, project kick-offs and Agile assessments. She taught us the ways to build effective relationship with our business stakeholders. She taught us the value of continuous learning, innovation, and constructive conflicts. She helped many project teams that were going through difficult times.

I have worked in a range of organizations, from small agencies to large enterprises, and love the variety of opportunities and challenges each holds. My joy comes from working with people who see the potential benefits agile can provide and want to explore new ways of working. As a result of my continuous learning, I have more certifications than can fit neatly in an email signature--Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Certified LeSS Practioner, Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-AC), Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I), Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I), Project Management Professional (PMP), and SAFe Agilist (SA). Additionally, I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through the Coaches Training Institute, the largest and oldest coaching training school, and have attended the Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching program from CRR Global. I serve my clients and audiences by sharing my knowledge and experience to create new possibilities for them.

Want to work together? I’d love to hear from you.