coach, facilitator, teacher and inspirer
Lyssa Adkins is a coach, facilitator, teacher and inspirer. She loves it when groups “sing.”
Her current client focus is improving the performance of top leadership teams through insightful facilitation and organization systems coaching. Helping them unknot difficult, multi-department impediments is her definition of happy.
Her Agile community focus is amplifying women’s voices, which is why she is a founder of the TENWOMENSTRONG WomeninAgile programs.
For years, Lyssa has been a passionate player in the Agile Coaching profession. In 2010, she co-founded the Agile Coaching Institute and currently serves as President Emerita as well as co-leads ACI's competence-based coaching curriculum. She is the author of Coaching Agile Teams, which is still a top-10 Agile book years after publication.
Lyssa likes to explore facilitating intense conflict, societal change, organizational change, the benefits and costs of being human in the workplace, agile coaching, agile transformation, adult human development, human systems dynamics, the role of nature, and books of all sorts. She tends toward a balance of the provocative and practical, and likes to make sure she really listens to someone's question before responding.
Lyssa holds an alphabet soup of certifications: Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), Project Management Professional (PMP), Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC) and Certified Integral Facilitator (IF). She is also a trained Co-Active Coach and Leader.
Author, coach, consultant, and trainer
Jutta Eckstein works as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer. She holds a M.A. in Business Coaching & Change Management, a Dipl.Eng. in Product-Engineering, and a B.A. in Education. She has helped many teams and organizations worldwide to make an Agile transition. She has a unique experience in applying Agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects. She has published her experience in her books Agile Software Development in the Large, Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams, Retrospectives for Organizational Change, and together with Johanna Rothman Diving for Hidden Treasures: Uncovering the Cost of Delay in your Project Portfolio.
Jutta has recently co-written (actually pair-written) with John Buck a book on Company-wide Agility. This book focuses on synthesizing Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, Sociocracy, and Agility.
Leadership Coach, Founder of The Women’s Leadership Program
Carla holds a MSc. in Management from Nyenrode University and has twenty years experience in the corporate world. She started her career as a management consultant at EY, followed by managerial and change leadership roles in the energy sector. She studied ‘Coaching for Leadership and Professional Development' at The Tavistock Institute in London and she is a certified Deep Coaching (and Enneagram) Professional from DCI in San Francisco. At the conference she will speak about Women, Leadership and the Will to Make a Difference.
Former performing artist, eduScrum trainer
I am former performing artist on stage and in tv and fell in love with Scrum as a mirror of the practices I know from my artist life. Seeing people and especially women in organizations and elsewhere struggle due to their learned habits made me want to support eduScrum. Since 2016 I work with the founder of eduScrum in an international team to train and support teachers worldwide. As the first licensed female eduScrum trainer I am responsible for the implementation of eduScrum in Germany together with my colleague Kristina. I am also part of the Scrum Events Network in Germany which is organizing the annual German Scrum Day conference, Scrum trainer and Scrum@Scale Trainer.
Agile Team Coach
Anke is an Agile Team Coach with a passion for building trust and appreciation between people. When she made her first steps into Agile and Scrum in 2014, she instantly fell in love with the people and value focus she found in there. She has worked as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach and Trainer in different companies in Germany in public sector and marketing, with a focus on software development teams onsite and distributed all over the world. She loves to go to conferences, meetups and Agile Coach Camps to expand her knowledge, find inspiration and to connect to other agile minded people.
Digital Foundation at Zalando SE
With 11 years of experience in IT agile project management and consulting, Carine has been responsible for major international European projects. She was in charge of the implementation of online platforms, leading team members, establishing project scope and planning, monitoring project progress and managing communication with Partners and Customers. Her projects’ success is grounded on her expertise in agile projects, continuous improvement, process optimisation and on her change dimension awareness necessary to every successful transformation.
Previous talks & coaching: Agile Munich 2019, Zalando, Airbus Group, ENGIE Group, Credit Agricole
Next talks: FlowCon France 2019, Agile Kanban İstanbul 2019
Agile Transformation Coach, Leadership Coach, Team coach, Trainer at Agile Masterclass Institute
Els Verkaik is an experienced Agile transformation coach who in recent years has helped large organizations such as ING, ADP, SVB and Rabobank with their transformation to agility. She is not only passionate about Agile, but also about enhancing job satisfaction and creating an organizational culture in which people get the best out of themselves and their team to deliver value to their customers. Els is also part of the Agile Masterclass Institute and is one of the trainers of the Agile Champion program.
Scrum Master and Agile Transformation Coach at NS Stations (onderdeel Nederlandse Spoorwegen)
It is with natural leadership, persistence and enthusiasm that Fina is a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Scrum of Scrum Master, Manager, Agile PM, Mentor and Inspirator for the companies she worked for, her team(s) and team members. She feels at ease and comfortable in fast changing business environments. Clear determination and profound business acumen makes her a dependable advisor for clients. She has got an impressive back ground in various management related tasks within the ICT branch. Furthermore she’s known as a fair, result-driven people manager with humor, diplomacy and vision. Fina is always willing and eager to learn more, she has studied for her bachelor degree and MBA during the evenings and over the weekends, whilst raising her kids on her own and working full time. Companies she worked for are Liberty Global, Capgemini (ABN AMRO, NS ), Microsoft, IDC, KPN.
Agile Adventurer at Red Tangerine
Glaudia started her technology career in 2005 as a development team member in a Scrum team, and has since then worked with software and non-software development teams in various capacities, from facilitating training and workshops to getting deeply involved ‘in the trenches’ with teams.
Glaudia always had a keen interest in different cultures and in 2018 became a cross cultural trainer of the Lewis model from Cross Culture. Her passion for Agile and different cultures prompted her to pack her backpack and travel around the world to find out more about Agile adoption around the world.
8 months and many adventures later, she did not only return home with her backpack but also with a massive amount of insights and friends from all over the world.
Happy Scrum Master and Playificator
I have been a speaker on Scrum, Agile, product owner ship and different other subjects internationally at a variety of events. For the last 3 years I have been specialising on playification and using it as much as possible in my day to day work as a Happy Scrum Master. Especially on the 3rd service of being a change agent to the organisation I find games and playing powerful to get concepts across and convince people on how they can best service the Scrum teams 🙂 I’m a frequent visitor of Play14 events, where I fill up my toolbox and get better at facilitating. I would love to share my knowledge on this topic!! I have given this talk a couple of times and will do so in the future, so it is well practised. Thanks!
I finally found out what I want to be when I grow up! I’m here to spread playfulness and happiness to leave this world in a better state then I found it in. As a Scrum Master or Agile Coach I can act like a Jack-of-all-trades within organisations and use my wide range of tools to help people change for the better and preferably let them get/stay close to their hearts.
I speak at events, play serious games, give chair massages and bounce through live with a lot of energy and positivity!
I discovered agility in 2011 after having miserably failed a strategic project. It opened my eyes on the existence of another way of working based on collaboration, focus, value, humanity and continuous improvement, and made me aware of all the work I had to do on myself to become a better colleague, parent, partner, citizen. Agile has changed my life – and still is – and since then I have been trying to share my passion, guide and support organizations and fellow colleagues in their transformation and improvement efforts while constantly exploring new exciting areas of coaching.
Agile Business DJ
Oana likes to call herself an Agile Business DJ, mixing all collaborative user centric practices that help people and organisations to become proud of their outcomes and delight their customers. Oana is an experienced systemic coach and facilitator, a neuroscience, storytelling, Clean Languagean Design Thinking fan. She uses to play Agile game with her 3 kids. Her goal is to make every day of work a thriving time for the people she works with.
Business- and Lifestyle Coach
Roos has worked many years in different IT management positions and has coached many individuals and (SCRUM) teams.
With her background in triathlon she now combines her business knowledge and experience with her passion for coaching, sport and a healthy lifestyle as Business- and Lifestyle Coach .
According to Roos, balance is key for a healthy individual or organization and this will eventually lead towards success. She supports individuals and organizations finding the dis balance and taking the appropriate actions to get rid of the dis balance. Her own developed Self-STEERing Team Framework gives teams a hold on how to get in balance and takes into account different important aspects that impact the success of a self-steering team. She loves to energize others and put them into action. Change starts with ourselves and with small steps.
You can read more about Roos on her website on her About me page.
Agilist with a passion for systems thinking
Simone is a generalist with a passion for change that matters.
Firm believer in systems thinking as a way to understand our interconnectedness and to make people, teams and organizations thrive. Convinced that real change comes from facing and reevaluating ingrained convictions and assumptions. We simply cannot do one thing and think another, therefore real change always involves a change in our pattern of thought.
Workplace Wellness Advocate Helping HR Managers With Keeping Their People Engaged, Energized & Safe
As a Workplace Wellness Advocate, Vivian helps smart managers with their team members who go from burning out, disengaged, feeling overworked, stressed to team members who are happy, healthy, involved and productive. These managers can say ADIOS to absenteeism, stress and burnout.
- From Employees to AMBASSADORS
- More Fun In The Organization
- Attractive Employer / Brand
- Lower Absenteeism
Vivian encourages her audience to deal with challenges such as stress, burnout, disengagement differently by using essential Pump Up The Jam @ Work ingredients.
The coolest thing Vivian has ever accomplished is that she created a healthy cooking show for TV “Cooking Back To Our Roots”. This programme was a tribute to her grandmother, who she lost in 2009 due to diabetes type 2.
Coach Agile & Organization I Transformation expert
Specialties: Strategy, Program & Project management, Agile & Digital Transformation, Coaching (Scrum, Kanban, Scale, Spotify, Safe), Change Management, Customer relationship Management, Marketing (product development)
Director of Agile training
Professional, experienced agile thought leader, solution provider, consultant, trainer and coach for corporate and customer software development programs. A strong proponent of Lean and Agile principles, proven in providing enterprise support and guidance to large organizations at various stages of the transformation journey.
Currently I am working as a Scrum Professional at Xebia and I support organisations with Agile transitions.
As a Professional Scrum Trainer for Scrum.org I give Professional Scrum trainings. I am also certified to teach the ‘Training From the Back of the Room'.
My passion for Agile centers on the Scrum teams and the individuals within them. I love to get teams up and running and then help them continuously improve. I support Scrum Teams becoming the best Scrum Team they can be.
Senior Transformation Consultant
I am an experienced management consultant and the Director Americas of Gladwell Group. As Director Americas I am responsible for setting up the USA branch of Gladwell Academy and BlinkLane Consulting. I am working with a talented multidisciplinary team to make this happen.
A valued coach, trainer, facilitator and advisor. Suzanne can develop the internal expertise and executive leadership required to support large scale cultural and behavioural change.
My typical roles for my clients are: Agile Transformation consultant, Agile coach, Program Manager, Delivery manager, and CRM Advisor/SME.
UK Conference speaker, and Agile meet-up speaker