Francie Van Wirkus & Claudia Marquette / AB2 Consulting Services

We are a consulting, coaching, and creativity partnership committed to helping people and teams reach their full potential. Our collaborative spirit helps us thrive in uncharted waters, create impact when all seems lost, and find abundance in challenging situations. When working as a team, Claudia and Francie bring deep experience and collaborative energy, offering you a force multiplier of problem solving creativity and change strategy. What began as an Agile lifestyle podcast, Agile Bettys, has grown into a serious consulting powerhouse,helping people and teams make lasting, positive, change.

Franie is as an SPC4 , Agile and leader coach, keynote speaker, and author. As a master coach in Breakthrough Coaching, she helps leaders and team members to do what seems impossible. Francie has deep experience with complex organizational change and communication problems. Francie studied Business Administration-Marketing at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She enjoys racing Ironmans and other endurance events, and lives in suburban Milwaukee with her husband and three delightful children.

As an SPC4 and Agile coach, Claudia Marquette helps leaders and professionals learn and apply Agile and Lean practices. She has deep expertise in what it takes to transform to an agile organization, including experience as a Scaled Agile Framework release train engineer. Claudia also has years of experience as a technology people leader and consultant. Claudia studied Medical Technology at UW-Stevens Point. She is a Mom of two wonderful boys. When she’s not a hockey-soccer-baseball-Tae Kwon Do Mom, Claudia enjoys running marathons, gardening, and exploring the wonders of beet juice.