Cass started in theatre, learning theatrical and improv games. As an Agile Coach, she uses them to discover what’s holding teams back – individually and collectively.
Based in Vienna, Austria, Cass creates games, speaks internationally about mental health, and writes about subjects others avoid. Her latest projects include: Mom UniverCITY; “Presenting When You’d Rather Do Laundry” series; and her book “Creating Your Own Agile Games.”
She trained in New York at Hunter College, taking Master Classes from Ruby Dee; worked at Second City in Las Vegas, studying with Jason Sudeikis (“SNL,” “Horrible Bosses,”) Kay Cannon (“Pitch Perfect” series, “New Girl,”) and Joe Kelly (“SNL, “How I Met Your Mother.”); appeared in large productions in New York, San Francisco, and Las Vegas, including the North American premiere of “Jerry Springer: The Opera” at the MGM Grand.
She, also, tends to be funny. Usually.
Over my ten plus years of working in Agile, I’ve seen a preponderance of ADHD, OCD, anxiety, Asperger’s Syndrome, autism, Bipolar Disorder I and II, etc. Additionally, since Agile encourages teams to work together, these issues can be a stumbling block—and sometimes a 50-foot wall—that keeps the team from growing, and even from simply functioning. While supervisors have supported ridding the teams of these “difficult” team members, I have advocated maintaining the members and tweaking our approach to be more inclusive.