Leadership Coach, Agile Coach, Facilitator, Speaker,
Capital One and LinkedIntellect
location_on United States
Member since 7 years
Bio: Maria Fafard is a Leadership Coach, Agile Coach, Certified Professional Facilitator, and speaker who loves helping teams and individuals reach their potential. She speaks on coaching, facilitation, thought leadership, and career strategy, and has 6,000+ highly engaged connections on LinkedIn. She has 20+ years of experience in Finance, Tech, and consulting including Fortune 100 experience; 12+ years of experience in facilitation and coaching; and 6+ years of experience in Agile space. She is a sought after, high energy, enthusiastic speaker, facilitator, and coach, and is passionate about psychology, creativity and thought leadership. She is an ACC (Associate Certified Coach), Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), ICAgile Certified Professional-Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF), ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC), CSM, CSPO, CSP, and SPM/PO (SAFe Product Manager/Product Owner).
For Maria, the most fascinating thing about Agile is that it is much more than a framework or methodology: Agile is a mindset, a philosophy, an approach to problem solving. She is deeply passionate about coaching; her other Agile specialties include facilitation, Agile training, Agile advocacy, Agile for Leaders, and career development for Agilists. She is a graduate of Certificate in Leadership Coaching program at Georgetown University and is certified in Leadership Circle Profile.