Nicole Spence-Goon has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years in several roles, using that experience to enrich her abilities as a knowledgeable Agilist. Her mission to live a life of learning has led her to become a Certified Scrum Professional and gain other Scrum Alliance certifications, attain several Scaling certifications as well as become a Certified Professional in Agile Coaching. Nicole has been helping Federal Government clients explore Agility for over 10 years, realizing the benefits of Agile principles as opposed to just technical practices. She specializes in team coaching and facilitation and has empowered teams to increase their workflow and boost their team performance. Nicole enjoys sharing her experiences with the Agile community, speaking at a variety of regional, national and international conferences and podcasts. She is passionate about connecting communities, increasing visibility and growth for BIPOC Agilists serving on the core team of Agile in Color. She is also enthusiastic about lifting women’s voices as a co-organizer of the DC Women in Agile group.