Pete Behrens, Founder and Managing Partner with Trail Ridge, guides senior executives to transform themselves and their companies to greater effectiveness and agility.
Pete is a Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Educator, providing awareness (CAL 1) and practice (CAL 2) for improved leadership competency and value delivery. He developed the CAL Program for the Scrum Alliance in 2016.
Pete is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and a former Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) engaging with organizations to improve team alignment and delivery. Pete served on the Board of Directors for the Scrum Alliance from 2016-2018, providing strategic consulting and guidance to transforming the world of work. Pete developed the CEC Program for the Scrum Alliance in 2007 and became a CST in 2006.
Sohrab Salimi (Köln, Germany)
Sohrab Salimi is a Leadership Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer based in Cologne, Germany. As a trained physician Sohrab is passionate about making diagnosis on businesses, developing strategies for clients, and building products using agile approaches.
Sohrab believes that real changes starts with leaders and has specialized on working with and coaching leaders to lead successful and meaningful change in organizations. He heads the Agile Leadership Training initiative at several of the worlds most prestigious institutions.
Sohrab is currently a Managing Partner at Agilar Germany. Prior to that he was a Consultant at Bain & Company developing strategies for big corporations all over the world.
Jasmine Kernaleguen (Saskatchewan, Canada)
Jasmine Kernaleguen is a NeuroLeadership Coach based in Saskatchewan, Canada. As a coach and consultant with 10+ years coaching, and 20+ years leadership experience (including VP roles and Board of Directors), she understands firsthand the challenges and opportunities facing leaders. She has moved teams and projects from stuck, to fantastic outcomes in Banking, Insurance, Tech, Government, and Agriculture.
As a vast majority of leaders are using antiquated practices that don’t work well in today’s fast changing world – Jasmine leverages neuroscience to unlock a path to grow, overcome organizational gravity, develop agility, and move past their competition by engaging their people and unleashing high performance teams.
She finds it incredibly rewarding to guide others to find their own unique path, to achieve success – often beyond what they thought possible.
Scott Dunn (Los Angeles, California)
Scott Dunn is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) focused on serving SoCal, providing education and coaching for teams and leaders.
Scott has coached agile adoptions for large, distributed teams as well as start-ups. His specialty is strengths-based teams, individual growth, the new role of agile managers and product management, leveraging real world experience in positions of product management, marketing, management and architecture.
Previously with Forrester-leading agile companies Rally (acquired by CA) and BigVisible (acquired by SolutionsIQ), Scott is a pragmatic and relational agile coach and trainer with over 20 years experience guiding companies.
Rachel Weston Rowell (Denver, Colorado)
Rachel Weston Rowell is an engaging leader who champions the development and growth of leaders and organizations by shining a light on opportunities in ways that motivate and inspire. Her passion lies in helping leadership teams transform so their organizations can not only survive but so that they can shine in their market.
She coaches executives and leaders on developing their organizational capabilities so they can learn, respond, and change. She is also an expert facilitator and loves creating spaces where people can work together and drive to action. She believes that meetings do not have to suck.
Jesse Fewell (Washington, DC)
Jesse Fewell is an author, coach, and trainer who helps senior leaders from Boston to Bangalore transform their organizations world-wide.
As a project management pioneer, he founded and grew the original PMI Agile Community of Practice to 18,000 members and 40 volunteers leaders, co-created the PMI-ACP® agile certification, and co-authored the Agile Practice Guide®, translated into eleven languages.
A global entrepreneur, he has distilled his remote leadership experiences in the handbook “Can You Hear Me Now: Working with Global, Distributed, Virtual Teams”.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, he is a Certified Enterprise Coach®, Leadership Circle Profile® and an accredited instructor with four distinct agile certification bodies (Scrum Alliance, SAFe, ICAgile, Conteneo).
Philipp Engstler (Zurich, Switzerland)
Philip Engstler is an independent Agile Coach & Trainer and interim leader. He specializes in organizational development, culture development, management 3.0, Continuous Improvement & Innovation, Scrum & Kanban, portfolio management and agile transformations.
He is the founder of Peerup! GMBH, founding member of the Flowdays Cooperative, and PO in his own start-up company, producing web based applications called 360° team feedback and Merit Money.
2014-2016 he worked as Head of Engineering at localsearch.ch in an interim mandate. An agile culture spreads throughout the company to find acceptance via performance.
Reza Farhang (Stockholm, Sweden)
Reza Farhang is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) who works as consultant and partner at Crisp AB in Stockholm Sweden.
For the last 10 years Reza has taught Scrum to hundreds of students, coached many teams and leaders in companies to be able to transform and becoming more agile. These companies include Ericsson, Tele2, King, Unibet, Avaza Bank, Looklet and more.
Reza has an MBA from Stockholm Business School and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. During his career Reza has also worked as Chairman of the board, CEO, head of development for different companies.
Ross Hughes (Burlington, Vermont)
Ross Hughes is an industry-proven Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) through the Scrum Alliance with over 25 years industry experience and guiding organizational agile transformations for the last 7 years.
Ross began his agile journey in 2005 at IDX where Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland first scaled Scrum. At GE Healthcare, Ross continued scaling Agile by leading very large (25+ Scrum teams) development programs in life-critical applications.
As an Enterprise Agile Leader at Dealer.com, Dealertrack and Cox Automotive, Ross guided this fast growing company to establish a learn and adapt culture to enable its growth and acquisitions.
Randy Hale (Denver, Colorado)
Randy Hale is deeply experienced in Enterprise Lean-Agile Transformation and Product Development Strategy.
He has been guiding agility since 2000 with agile initiatives for Nike, CenturyLink, Charter Communications, Petco and Rockwell Automation.
He is an experienced leader in driving strategic organizational, cultural and process change in support of faster product time-to-market, increased customer satisfaction, and accelerated revenue recognition.
Randy is a Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICAgile), SAFe SPC4, Six Sigma Green Belt, and a candidate in the Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coaching (CEC) Program and the Leadership Agility 360 Coaching Program.
Karen Kemerling (Denver, Colorado)
Karen Kemerling brings 30+ years of leadership experience heading all aspects of business as a CIO and COO. Her superior management, implementation, negotiation, and consensus-building skills, focuses on delivering services that empower the business and promote productivity.
In 2011, Karen was nominated by the Denver Business Journalas the CIO of the year in theNon-Profit Sector. In 2015, she was also voted one of the top 3 Business Women of the Year in Denver. Karen successfully completed her doctoral dissertation on the Productivity of Remote Teams and achieved her doctorate degree in Management and Organizational Development.
Karen is a Scrum@Scale Practitioner (CSaSP) leading a companywide Scrum transition for two years through facilitating executive backlog grooming, coaching multi-team sprints, addressing impediments, and facilitating cross-team collaboration.
Aaron Kopel (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Aaron Kopel is CEO of Project Brilliant, LLC and an experienced Agile coach and trainer focused on Agile transformation for large enterprises.
As a two-time tech startup founder, he provides a unique perspective to established organizations by challenging them to refocus on effectiveness, innovation, and customer value delivery through organizational agility. His training and coaching has guided companies such as Capital One, Bloomberg, Lincoln Financial, Salesforce (Marketing Cloud), and many more.
Aaron is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with the Scrum Alliance and is certified in The Leadership Circle Profile 360. He is the Chairman of AgileIndy, and founder of Indy Leaders.
Vic Bonnaci (Los Angeles, California)
Vic Bonnaci is an Agile Coach and Educator focusing on the SoCal community volunteering at the Agile Opens and Agile Coach Camps. His truest passion is giving back, and is always seeking opportunities to invite others to connect.
Agile changed Vic’s life. After earning a Communications degree and a post-grad filmmaking degree, he started his career as a teacher. He grew into project management roles and eventually as an Agile coach where he is most effective, passionate and happy. In full circle, Vic is a true educator with a practitioner’s background to impact and infect everyone around him with an equal passion towards betterment.
At Panasonic, a traditional PMBOK company, Vic recognized that small teams could benefit from agile practices. He introduced experiments to nudge the organization toward agile ways of working, as the PMO wasn't too keen on deviating from the plan. This experience proved to Vic that even small tweaks can make impactful differences.
Christoph Lukas (Constance, Germany)
Christoph Lukas is an independent agile and systemic coach and process guide. The main focus of his work lies in the coaching of agile teams and managers, and in guiding companies through the processes of transition.
Since 2015 Christoph has concentrated on work with executives, since it is they who have the deciding role in launching an organization on the path to agility. He provides advanced training, mentoring, and coaching to support managers in their acquisition and application of the principles of agile leadership.
Christoph is the co-founder of pingworks and a founding member of the Flowdays Cooperative. In training activities, Christoph is able to draw on a decade of personal leadership experience working with agile teams and managers in the roles of coach, Scrum Master, and developer.
Mike Leber (Vienna, Austria)
Mike Leber is an Executive Consultant, Enterprise Agile Coach and Trainer, working with senior executives and large international organizations on effective transformations for leadership and organizational agility. Mike has been one of the first Management 3.0 Facilitators worldwide. He is also a Scrum Trainer, an Accredited Kanban Trainer with Lean Kanban University, as well as a Lean Change and Agendashift Facilitator.
Working globally, Mike‘s company –Agile Experts- is located in Vienna, Austria, providing services on enterprise transformation, business agility, leadership development and a variety of agile practices. As a conference organizer, Mike is chair of the Business Agility Conference Vienna, part of the international Business Agility Institute.