Hi, I'm Paulie Skaja.
I'm your Agile Coach and the founder of the Agile Mindset Mastery program.
I love helping people!
I’ve been honored to work with tens of thousands of people and about a thousand teams from around the world to help them improve their communication skills, challenge the norm, and achieve their desired outcomes.
Throughout my professional career, I’ve worked in a wide variety of industries, such as financial, medical, government, manufacturing, and more. I’ve worked for Fortune 500 companies like Pfizer, Optum, Wells Fargo, Allianz, and Dow Jones to name a few.
For over 30 years I’ve supported teams in the roles of Project / Program Manager, Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Agile Coach.
Although the bulk of my career has been focused on IT-related efforts, in 2004 I led the opening of the largest charter school (from scratch) in the history of the state of Minnesota [and it’s still going strong]. Soon after, I authored and published two books [in a new format that I proposed to the publisher] in less than half the time of their usual process.
These achievements were obtained through communication, collaboration, innovation, and a mindset focused on accomplishing clear goals -- the same techniques I teach in my program.
In my experience, the one thing that matters most is Mindset.
As an Agile Coach, I’ve worked with many companies on their Agile transformation (or journey, if you prefer) and have noticed a few common themes. That’s why I’ve created a program focused on mindset and helping Servant Leaders truly change how they approach business as usual.
On the personal side, I’m the mom of a blended family with a wonderful husband, seven amazing kids, a brilliant grandson, and a loving rescue pup. This crew is my daily dose of reality... and validation that the practices I teach really work at home and in the office.
What qualifies me to be your coach?
In addition to decades of life and professional experience, I’ve earned a degree in Organizational Leadership and am a certified Life Coach, Business Coach, Scrum Master, and Agile Coach.