About The Center For Agile Leadership®

Founded by The Braintrust Consulting Group, The Center for Agile Leadership® is designed to develop the skills leaders need to create and communicate vision, empower self-managing teams, and drive, inspire, and embrace change and continuous improvement. Over the past ten years, The Braintrust Consulting Group has successfully grown into one of the leading providers of Agile training in the world.

After training to over 10,000 professionals in Agile, we realized that these same core principles that get work done can also be applied to leadership and people management in all industries. We are the first leadership company in the world that is focused on teaching leaders how to take the proven principles of Agile and apply them to leading people.

The result is simple. We teach leaders how to be inclusive, democratic, and more open to ideas and innovations.

Brian Rabon, Founder

Brian Rabon is a pioneer. In the beginning of his career he was one of the first trainers and educators in the world to realize the power of Agile. Based on that vision, he founded The Braintrust Consulting Group and quickly grew the company into one of the leading Agile and Scrum training providers in the world.

Now 10 years later, Brian has a new vision. After training to over 10,000 professionals in Agile, Brian realized that these same core principles that get work done can also be applied to leadership and people management in all industries. Brian is now the only leadership expert in the world that is focused on teaching leaders how to take the proven principles of Agile and apply them to leading people.

In his own life, Brian has used the power of Agile to transform himself from a cog in a corporate machine to a master of his own destiny, trading a soul-sucking gray cubicle for the majestic views of Utah’s ski lifts. In addition to living the lifestyle of his dreams, Agile has allowed Brian to focus on his true mission in life – helping others to grow.

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Rikki Schwartz, President

Rikki Schwartz is a seasoned Business Manager with a demonstrated track record of building teams that have profitably managed over $400 million in services since 2001, while staying laser-focused on process improvement, growth, staff development, and customer satisfaction. Rikki joined The Center For Agile Leadership® in 2018 after spending 16 years in management at Waste Management. Rikki originally became familiar with The Center For Agile Leadership® in April 2016, when she attended the Certified Agile Leader – Level I course. That training resonated deeply with her existing leadership philosophies — as if she’d been walking in a leadership-philosophy desert for her entire career, and suddenly found water. 

Today, she is honored and excited to apply those same Agile teachings to help grow the organization that originally inspired her to be a better leader, a better mentor and a better professional. Nothing is more rewarding to her than doing the same for emerging leaders out there, who are themselves “looking for water”. 

Chrissy Scavezze, Facilitator

Chrissy Scavezze currently serves as a facilitator for both our classes and our continued support for graduates. She enjoys visiting new places in her position and meeting students who are interested in growing. Chrissy enjoys posting on the Center for Agile Leadership® social media pages and looks forward to continuing to support leaders who are passionate about Agile. 

In addition to her work with the Center for Agile Leadership®, Chrissy has a passion for fitness. She has been teaching classes, making instructional videos, and training people to live the healthiest life possible for over 20 years. Chrissy enjoys being active and learning new ways to prevent illness, aging, and depression. She is a certified nutritional therapist and competes in fitness competitions with the National Gym Association. She has taken hundreds of hours of yoga training and holds several teacher training certifications recognized by the National Yoga Alliance. Her greatest passion is to help improve the lives of others in any way possible and remains very grateful to have been able to do so in her career to date. 

The Braintrust Consulting Group is a Registered Education Provider with the Scrum Alliance (SA-REP) and the Project Management Institute (PMI R.E.P) as well as a Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business.