About Lyssa

I am a coach, facilitator, teacher and inspirer. I love it when groups "sing."

My 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 my definition of happy.

My Agile community focus is amplifying women’s voices, which is why I am a founder of the TENWOMENSTRONG WomeninAgile programs.

I have been pleased to serve the emergence of Agile Coaching as a profession. In 2010, I co-founded the Agile Coaching Institute and currently serve as President Emerita as well as co-leader of ACI's competence-based coaching curriculum. Since 2011, I have been a member of the ICAgile working committee that defines the learning objectives for Agile Facilitation and Coaching and I assess candidates for the ICAgile-Expert in Agile Coaching competence-based certification. I have also served the Scrum Alliance as an application reviewer for the Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) designation.

I am the author of Coaching Agile Teams, which is still a top-10 Agile book years after publication. 

I like 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. I tend toward a balance of the provocative and practical, and I like to make sure I really listen to someone's question before responding.

I hold 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).  I am also a trained Co-Active Coach and Leader.

See LinkedIn for the details, dates and places.

Key links:
Coaching Agile Teams Book
Agile Coaching Institute



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