Conference Speakers and Planners


Richard Lawrence Photo of Richard Lawrence

Richard’s superpower is bringing together seemingly unrelated fields and ideas to create new possibilities. Drawing on a diverse background in software development, engineering, anthropology, design, and political science, Richard trains and coaches people to collaborate more effectively with other people to solve complex, meaningful problems.

Richard is a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer, as well as a certified trainer of the accelerated learning method, Training from the Back of the Room. His book, Behavior-Driven Development with Cucumber, was published by Addison-Wesley in 2019 (for more information, visit

When he’s not working with clients, you’ll often find Richard cooking, playing music, practicing Muay Thai, or flying down a mountain on his mountain bike.

Peter Green Photo of Peter Green

Peter helps leaders discover how to create the outcomes they care about the most. He draws on a unique combination of deep empathy and keen insight developed by an almost stubborn insistence on staying actively involved in seemingly disconnected fields, including the creative arts, business, psychology, leadership, organizational design, and philosophy. Peter majored in music composition at Arizona State University. He is an in-demand trumpet player and recording engineer.

At Adobe Systems, Peter led an Agile transformation that enabled the shift to a subscription business model. He co-developed the Certified Agile Leadership program for the Scrum Alliance. He has trained, coached, and advised dozens of organizations to create outcomes that range from leadership development, to creating vision and strategy, to creating a culture of innovation, to clarifying and validating customer segments and needs, to reinventing business models and products, to creating high performing, Agile teams.

Peter is a Certified Scrum Trainer, a graduate of the ORSC coaching system, a certified Leadership Agility and Leadership Circle coach, a certified Innovation Games practitioner, and the co-founder of the Humanizing Work company. He is an avid reader and idea-combiner. He is a firm believer in the power of range and a growth mindset. He spends his working hours dedicated to nudging the world of work towards a more human-centric, meaningful, and prosperous future. He spends his other waking hours enjoying time with his wife and five kids, running, hiking, playing golf, and making music and visual arts.

Tricia Broderick Photo of Tricia Broderick

Tricia Broderick, co-author of Lead without Blame, is a leadership and organizational advisor. Tricia has over twenty-five years of experience in the software development industry. Her transformational leadership, at all levels of an organization, ignites the growth of leaders and high performing teams to deliver quality outcomes. Tricia boldly role models putting people first. Her aim is to create inclusive connections and collaborations that challenge and support people in an authentic, vulnerable, and engaging way. As a result, she is a highly-rated trainer, coach, facilitator, and motivational keynote speaker. In 2020, she founded Ignite Insight + Innovation.

When not traveling to experience the world, Tricia lives in Denver with her family.

Jake CalabresePhoto of Jake Calabrese

Jake Calabrese is a coach, trainer, and coach-consultant working to help organizations meet the promise of agile by going beyond agile practices to address culture challenges and help teams and leaders reach and maintain high-performance. He has unique expertise as an Organization & Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC), a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), and Professional Certified Coach (PCC), and as a trainer and coach for Agile Companies (helping non-software organizations use agile). Jake created the AgileSafari cartoon series to introduce humor into the more challenging issues we have to tackle. Jake uses ideas from various areas of thinking such as: Lean, professional coaching, neuroscience, psychology, facilitation, brain-based training, improvisation, agile, kanban, and scrum. Jake regularly speaks at local and national conferences including Mile High Agile, Scrum Gathering, and Agile Alliance Agile20xx conferences. Jake is co-founder of Helping Improve LLC.

Paul TevisPhoto of Paul Tevis

Paul Tevis is a coach, facilitator, and trainer with more than a dozen years of Agile experience. He partners with technical leaders who want to work as effectively with people as they do with technology. After starting his career as a software engineer, he transitioned into management, facilitation, and coaching. He uses his experience and his training as an Organization & Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC) to help groups to find their own solutions to chronic issues. Paul is a frequent presenter at local and international conferences including QCon and the Agile Alliance Agile20xx conferences. Paul is co-founder of Helping Improve LLC.

Planning Team

Angie Ham Photo of Angie Ham

Angie is one of the three original co-creators of the annual Humanizing Work event. She brings over 20 years of professional experience across fields including biotechnology, higher education, non-profit interest groups, and most recently, overseeing operations at Agile For All. While the fields are varied, the work within them has been the same: building systems, process, programs, events, community, and culture. While Angie is usually found working behind the scenes to make things happen, she is most excited by being a part of cultivating environments where individuals and communities grow.

Outside of work, Angie is a die hard fan of the Die Hard movie franchise, volunteers with several lovely groups and causes, enjoys storytelling through photography, and longs to smoosh her face into the faces of all the puppies in the world (young and old).

Laura HamiltonPhoto of Laura Hamilton

Laura has been a lifelong proponent of community building. She has consistently worked to support organizational infrastructure by connecting, seeing, and listening to people. With over 15 years of operations experience in both non-profit and for-profit spaces, she has a keen sense of how to create and implement operational efficiency based on feedback from internal personnel, external partners, and customers. Like a true-crime detective, Laura observes spoken and unspoken organizational dynamics to pinpoint opportunities for process improvement.

After work hours, Laura can be found honing her detective skills when reading crime fiction novels or listening to true-crime podcasts. She also enjoys scenic walks with her two pups, Zara and Jazz, and spending quality time with family and friends.