Lonnie Weaver-Johnson obtained a qualifying degree in Communications and then went on to a 20 year career implementing IT projects or leading people through change. Lonnie enjoys transforming people and organizations through coaching, conflict resolution, performance management, or simply training and imparting knowledge.
Lonnie began working with Scrum in 2006 and her Scrum training has taken her across the country and to India and Canada where she has shared her knowledge and experience with Scrum. Helping Scrum teams learn and grow together until they reach a high performing stage is Lonnie's passion. Her candid and patient coaching style helps people understand how to make the necessary behavioral changes to make Scrum work for their teams.
She also enjoys partnering with leaders to help them understand how the changes will impact them and their organization. Lonnie has seen Scrum work very well and she has seen it fail. She shares these experiences in her classroom so that students can benefit from her own personal experience. Lonnie has been an IT leader, a business analyst, a corporate trainer and instructor, a Toastmaster officer, a public speaker in her community, and a volunteer at local high schools training kids on team development. In each of these cases Lonnie brings high energy to her classes, motivates the learners, and uses humor and stories to keep people engaged.
Just like my previous two roles, I provide coaching and training services to organizations looking to adopt Agile techniques only now I am an independent trainer and coach. I teach public and private Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) classes in addition to customized training classes. I also assist organizations with their Agile adoptions through my Agile coaching services. If you think we'd be a good match, please reach out and let me know. I'd love to talk with you.
Teaching teams, leaders, and individuals how to be successful using agile techniques. Using a team approach to get work done and empowering people to make decisions on how to do the work is an amazing way for me to spend my day. If this is a dream, please don't wake me.
Working on the Agile Implementation team for a large global initiative. Coaching and training global teams and local resources and working to better engage our business partners in the area of Product Development with Scrum. Working with all levels in the organization in order to ensure a successful Agile implementation.
Partnering with clients to grow their efforts with Scrum by providing Scrum training, coaching, mentoring so that they can experience the benefits of an agile organization.
Worked on the Scrum Implementation team for a large global initiative where we successfully launched nearly sixty teams in about one year. Coached and trained ‘internal employee’ coach team, lead the effort to better engage our business partners in the area of Product Development with Scrum, and provided executive training and coaching on Scrum. Worked with all levels in the organization in order to ensure a successful rollout and re-engaged with teams who were struggling to get them back on track by listening, observing and providing feedback openly.