Tonya K McCaulley is a senior level experienced Director of Training at Rome Agile in the Silicon Valley area. She has over 17 years of technical and business training. She has taught over 1,000 classes including classes in Europe and India. She has not just taught complex classes but she has created a significant number of exciting Training Programs and Training Curricula.

She specializes in Agile and Scrum, Scaled Agile, critical thinking and risk assessment education. She has the ability to teach at all levels from Novice to the Expert Level. In addition to being an accomplished Trainer, she has mentored a number of Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Underwriters.

She complements her training with her quality management, project leadership and Portfolio Management experience. She also supported Regional and Corporate profitability and growth objectives through engaged partnerships with key business associates within an assigned $60 million District.

She contributes to her community as Vice President for a Community Soccer organization representing approximately 1,000 families. She is a well-rounded individual with a passion for mentoring, educating and traveling the world.


Rome Agile

2015 January - Present

Director of Training


We at Rome Agile can transform your company from concept to cash with a variety of tools in our toolkit. We offer Agile, Lean and SAFe transformations built around your company's vision. Within our toolkit is a vast 60+ education curriculum privately and publically taught which includes SAFe, agile, DevOps, critical thinking trainings and many other topics. For company transformations, we take a three pronged approach of coaching, mentoring and virtual learning to tranform your business into an lucrative, empowered and people centered company. When we engage with your company to transform, mentor and coach, I begin by understanding the knowledge gaps that exist in your organization, what Goal State is and how to get your company there. I design, build and deliver the Strategic Training Plan for your company. I create adult learner based training materials built to fit your company's vision and culture to provide the Leader and Individual Contributor what they need to create a successful learning environment. Seeing the intrinsic motivation within them beginning to blossom drives my passion. I love knowing that I have prepared them to get the job done as soon as they leave the classroom. I travel internationally and domestically to provide face to face mentoring and coaching and am a well versed virtual trainer as well. Once training has begun, I utilize the Kirkpatrick evaluation model to evaluate the effectiveness of the training. Rome Agile helps drive your company to measureable results and sets your company up for success after our engagement is over by helping identify, prepare and finally hand the program to your internal change agents.

Nationwide Insurance

2001 March - 2015 January

Learning and Development Consultant


Curricula lead for Personal Lines Market Underwriter and Portfolio Underwriter at Nationwide Insurance. Lead Education and Development projects for key underwriting initiatives and Underwriting Career schools across the Personal Lines organization incorporating critical thinking and decision-making skills throughout. Consulted with Staff Office partners and Regional partners as a screening and underwriting SME. Contributed to high level underwriting projects for the company including but not limited to change management. Served as a Portfolio Underwriting SME for the company through portfolio analysis work focusing on best practices, audit, Future of Portfolio Underwriting, virtual portfolio underwriting team including calculating ROI and Virtual Analytics team, underwriting efficiency and process simplification.



  • Agile Methodologies
  • Data Analysis
  • Team Building
  • Budgets
  • Change Management
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Organizational Development
  • Staff Development
  • Instructional Design
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Process Improvement
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Program Management
  • Time Management
  • Risk Management
  • Performance Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Public Speaking
  • Public Relations
  • Scrum
  • Strategy
  • Training
  • Underwriting


  • Liberty University


    Bachelor's Degree

  • Liberty University


    Bachelor's Degree, Psychology

  • Liberty University


    Bachelor's Degree, Social Sciences

  • Walsh University


    Bachelor's degree, Psychology


  • Scaled Agile Program Consultant