In this episode of AgileNEXT, Kim Brainard, CEO of Radtac, joins Daniel and Stephen to discuss:
- Agile in the government sector
- Agile with non-profit and charity organizations
- Being a Scrum Gathering co-Chair for SG San Diego
Kim, sometimes referred to as “Unconventional” for her creative tactics to generate transparency and encourage self-development or as the “People Whisperer” for her street-savvy style of coaching that brings out the best in people. Kim’s fusion of real-life stories and her conversational techniques connect her with people of all walks of life on an intimate, intense and individual level.
Kim believes you create your own reality by the way you think and therefore act. You cannot blame your peers, your family, or circumstances, because you are not your circumstances. You are your possibilities. If you know that, you can do anything and make the best of any situation. She has applied this analogy to her personal and professional, real-life, in-the trenches experiences.
Kim founded Santa Paysitforward, a non-profit committed to giving back to elderly without family and in need. Kim grew up in a single parent household where her Grandmother helped raise her. This special bond inspired Kim to give back to the generation who made us who we are today. She adopted her first Senior in 2009 and as of 2015, Santa Paysitforward adopted 528 Seniors throughout Maryland and Virginia. She contributes the success of Santa Paysitforward to implementing the Scrum framework and agile principles at the organization.
Kim is currently serving as Co-Chair for Scrum Alliance’s Global Gathering 2017. She has over 8 years of Agile experience and 15 years’ experience in IT project planning, implementation, and execution. She is skilled in building interaction and collaboration among organizations to drive change, support key business objectives, and maximize value creation across enterprise environments. She has experience in creating a shared vision among the enterprise and build a strong, united leadership to empower organizations to achieve a successful Agile transformation. She is a Certified Scrum Professional and an active participant in the Scrum Alliance Community.