New Year’s Coaches Blitz

Tampa Bay Agile is ringing in the new year with its first ever Coaches Blitz!  Do you have agile resolutions for 2017 and need advice from a local, professional coach?  This will be your opportunity to start off the new year in the right way.

Here is how the night will work…  For each 15-minute round, there will be four coaches available for private one-on-one sessions, a fifth coach will conduct a small group session, and a sixth coach will give a Lightning talk on the topic of their choosing to the remainder of the audience.  At the end of each round, the coaches and attendees will rotate.

Update 1/5 (Based on the high number of sign-ups, we capped the RSVP’s and added another coach to run the group sessions.  While we hope everyone will have the chance for a private, one-on-one session, at a minimum attendees are ensured a small group coaching session.)


• 6:00-6:30 Sign in and food!

• 6:30 The Blitz begins!!  Please do not be late!

• 6:30-7:00 Kickoff and form the marketplace

• 7:00-8:15 Coaching Sessions and Lightning talks

Round 1 (15 mins)
Round 2 (15 mins)
Round 3 (15 mins)
Round 4 (15 mins)
Round 5 (15 mins)

• 8:15-8:30 Wrap-up and networking

The following professional coaches will be participating:

Julee Bellomo is an Agile coach and trainer at AgileThought with over a decade in the agile arena and 20 years of experience in the technology industry. She is passionate about bringing alignment and innovation to organizations using agile and lean techniques. She has helped organizations such as Carfax, Marriott, and AARP with Agile PMO and scaling agile techniques, as well as ideation, product ownership and large group facilitation for planning and ideation activities.  Julee is active in the Tampa Bay Agile and PMP communities. She is the founder of the Tampa Bay Product Owner group and actively participates in community agile events with a focus on Lean start-up thinking and innovation games.  She conducts training and workshops on agile, Scrum, and project management.

Fred Mastropasqua is the co-founder of Clearly Agile, Inc.  He is a CSP, CSD, CSM, CSPO from the Scrum Alliance, a PMI-ACP and an MCSE.  He works with new clients on custom business applications for the cloud and mobile platforms. Fred also consults and works with new and existing development teams on various projects in successfully implementing the Scrum Framework as the SDLC. His specialized view of the Agile world revolves around external clients and delivering work on-time and on-budget.

Christy Erbeck, an AgileThought agile coach, has over 20 years’ experience in training and coaching, working in both software development and non-product-focused environments, including manufacturing (discrete and process), distribution, and marketing.  In her career, Christy has trained thousands of individuals worldwide, from nontechnical roles (e.g., in transportation, coal processing), to software developers, sales, and high-level executive management.  Christy co-authored Roadmap to Success, a compilation of thoughts from some of America’s top intellectual minds (Ken Blanchard, Deepak Chopra, and others) on mapping out successful business strategies, including understanding employee engagement to improve profitability. Christy is a Professional Scrum Master, and she holds a Master’s in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Heidi Araya works with companies and teams who need Agile coaching, Agile transformations and process improvement. Her specialty is assessing business needs and establishing the right Agile frameworks, methods and process to achieve strategic and team goals. Process improvement has been Heidi’s passion since the mid-90s. With 20 years of experience in software, technology, project management and various process improvement initiatives, she has coached numerous companies and industries to develop better business processes and create better teams, helping them provide enhanced customer satisfaction, and save millions of dollars.

Adam Ulery is an Agile coach at AgileThought with over 8 years of Agile experience with technology teams in multiple industries. He has served organizations of varying sizes, from small companies to global enterprises. Adam has provided Agile coaching services to organizations in industries including audit, accounting, healthcare, homebuilding, and financial services. Adam also has experience in the automotive, supply chain logistics and manufacturing industries.  Adam is a Certified ScrumMaster, a Certified Scrum Professional and an active in the Tampa Bay Agile community. He is the founder and leader of the Tampa Bay Scrum Masters Guild.

Becky “Becks” Hartman has more than a dozen years of combined experience in both traditional and Agile methodologies with applied experience in Information Technology for Manufacturing, Healthcare, Tax Services, and Loyalty Marketing.  She holds several certifications pertaining to Agile and project management, including PMI-ACP, PMP, CSM, CSPO. In her professional work, you will often find her engaging teams in transformations to Agile practices by assessing, training, facilitating, coaching and documenting to make the process of work visible.  Ultimately, Becky is an enthusiastic and passionate Agilist with a technology and project management background. She loves to continuously learn, network with her peers, and engage in “creative solutioning”!  Becky is currently an Agile Coach at AgileThought in the beautiful Tampa Bay Area.

Food and beverage for this meetup are made possible from our generous sponsor, AgileThought.  We take RSVPs very seriously!  RSVP counts are used to determine how much food and drink to supply at each meetup. The point is, if you RSVP to a meetup, please show up.