April Jefferson is an independent coach, collaboration facilitator, experience crafter, game creator, and international speaker. She adds value to the world by guiding the journey to nourish oneself with generative engagement — enjoying harmonizing mindsets, crafting applied learning experiences, and holding space both in-person and online. April is best known for the transformation and curation of spaces that keep people at the center. These experiences include Future of Work 24 Hours, Women in Agile Open, the five-part Growing Racial Equity Series for Black Lives, and with the clients she has engaged with. April has co-founded three active communities, sits on several boards, shared over 100 talks and workshops domestically and internationally. She is a mentor and ambassador of many professionals and youth. Love — diversity, equity, and inclusion is woven organically at the essence of every space and interaction of hers. April strives to embody the moniker “Soul Craftswoman”.
Mark Kilby boldly coaches where others feel it’s impossible, utilizing two decades of experience in agile principles and practices. His years of experience with remote, hybrid-remote and distributed agile teams is captured in his book co-authored with Johanna Rothman, From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams. Mark also co-founded a number of professional learning organizations such as Agile Orlando, Agile Florida, Virtual Team Talk, Remote Together, and the Agile Alliance Community Group Support Initiative to build sustainable, collaborative learning communities. Currently, he’s capturing and sharing his way of working with his partner, April Jefferson, in an upcoming book and monthly learning journeys. It’s also rumored that Mark is a mentor, consultant, international speaker, facilitator, proud father of three, a loving husband for more than 25 years, a Florida native (an endangered species), and a former rocket scientist.