Professional Consulting

Offering professional strategic, agility,  product, UX, diversity and inclusion consulting experience in Fortune 500 organizations. Key experiences in the retail, legal, insurance, financial services, healthcare, and utility industries.

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Training and Workshops

Certified public and private SAFe training, product management and ownership, ScrumMaster, and other product management and agility workshops (2-day scaling UX & DesignOps, storymapping, value stream mapping, release management etc.)

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Women in Agile Org

President and Executive Director of Women in Agile Org (501(c)3) with over seven years of experience in the movement and organization of international gatherings of diverse women and allies.

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Professional Writing

Author: How Nonprofits Can Learn From Thinking Like a Lean Startup

SAFe Contributor with guidance article on Lean UX. Creator of UX Runway. 

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Connect with me

For consulting proposals, speaking requests, writing opportunities or more information about my services please contact me!

My Philosophy

The difference between caring and caring enough to do something

Organizations and the people who run them care. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be gainfully employed. But care doesn’t translate into action. Often we fall off track, get caught in red tape, and give into the status quo and learned helplessness.

I help organizations tackle their strategies and practices from a place of caring and understanding that goes beyond what frameworks alone can do. To truly change the behavior of the organization we have to change the people within it and that takes more than just implementing a framework. It takes caring, invitation, inclusivity to implement action, and supportive interaction each step of the journey. Let’s transition together! GET STARTED NOW

What My Clients Say

“Natalie was able to relate many of the complex concepts to stories about real life – her experience or situations she has come in contact with. She is extremely well-read and her passion for the topics really came through in her instructions.”

SAFe Class Attendee
Financial services company

“Your professionalism and demeanor working with all our team was very much appreciated. Thank you for helping us lay the groundwork and evangelize the value of getting our group together regularly.”

Kim S. – Digital Product Leader
Audi of America

Natalie was brought into our organization to analyze how Agile was implemented and was functioning. She interviewed several individuals and groups throughout the organization, provided an in depth analysis, and proposed strategic steps for an implementation plan moving forward. She is very adept at communicating and evoking opinions from individuals at every level of an organization. She has a passion for her work, and at every step of the way, she acknowledged our company needs.

Former Client – Agile Coach
Utility services company

Latest Posts

Formerly known as Confessions of a ScrumMaster, my blog has been named as one of the best project management blogs by Capterra and Paymo to name a few.

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Content Sharing and Attribution Isn’t the Wild Wild West

My interaction with an “ally” when asking him to credit my work where he was posting about it — spoiler alert, I did not get credit and he was not an ally.

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March 29, 2020 0

Name Your Trigger – Team Vulnerability Activity

Team activity to establish trust and get teams through the storming phase together.

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March 26, 2019 0

Chapter 1 – What are Agile, Lean, and Lean Startups and How Do They Foster Innovation?

If you are an agile software development practitioner or have worked in the industry around these practices, you are free to skip ahead. This chapter is meant as an introduction[…]

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April 19, 2020 0