Kelly Fidei, Ph.D
Agile career coaching that actually gets you the job!
I work with talented people who are ready to grow. If you’re reading this, that’s likely you! I help you find the best in yourself, then I help you live up to that. I help folks get agile jobs, grow their leadership, and maximize their potential.
Early in my career, I had a nagging feeling that there just had to be a better way. I was curious about Scrum but didn't know where to start or how to build experience. So I took the 3-day Scrum Master course with the Scrum Alliance, but realized I had a way to go. My blocker? Experience. I needed to feel more confident actually doing Scrum,. Plus, all the jobs I saw posted required hands-on experience. So I practiced with Kanban boards on my refrigerator for my own projects, found ways to integrate Scrum into my non-Scrum job. I volunteered to be a part of any initiative that "smelled" even slightly of Agile. Over time, I quadrupled my salary, got the Scrum Master job, found happiness at work, and became an Agile Coach.
I'm passionately committed to creating career growth experiences for you that are practical, accessible and fun. I hold over ten industry certifications, including certified trainer and career coach from the International Coach Federation, The Scrum Alliance, The Scaled Agile Framework, and IC Agile. Now that I know what it takes, I've developed programs to help you grow your career and to shortcut your journey to Scrum Master. I train and coach Scrum newbies who want to bridge the gap between knowing some Scrum vs. getting the actual Scrum Master job. You are in the right place if: you've heard of Scrum, watched some YouTubes, or took a training, and now you want to become a high-performing, highly paid Scrum Master. Why work with me? I spent many years as a hiring manager for Scrum Masters, and also performed the Scrum Master role for over 100 global teams for ten years. I know what it takes, and I can tell you exactly what you need to do to get there.
Becoming a Scrum Master is more like learning to speak Spanish vs. learning to ride a bike. It takes practice over time! Going to a Scrum Master training just means that you went to training, not that you can perform the job. So I've created practical programs that empower you to actually DO Scrum Mastering, vs. just "know" about Scrum Mastering.
If you're ready to blow past blockers and explore your highest hopes, contact me at Coach_Kelly@scrumpossible.com.
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