My coaching and training career began when I joined the Marine Corps. Years later my software development career began when I was hired to teach a guy how to program his computer. During this time, I learned that I had a knack for turning customer requirements into usable software and I spent the next 3 years working in that guy's kitchen writing handicapping software for football and basketball. It was there that I learned the value of being a “Jack of all Trades, Master of Some”
Since then I've gone on to solving larger and larger problems in the Medical, Power, Banking and Defense industries, moving from developer, to architect to Scrum Master, to Scrum Coach.
Probably the worst thing about Scrum is that it is easy to do incorrectly. Scrum is hard and it requires individuals committed to overcoming organizational impediments in order to realize the benefits of Scrum. As a coach, I get the privilege of helping companies in their process of transforming their organizations.
My years in the United States Marine Corps and my decades as a developer allows me to coach from a unique viewpoint using pragmatic mission focused forward movement. This focus on mission based action shortens the time before a company sees the improved moral and decreased time to market that often comes with a successful adoption of Scrum.