About Lyssa

I am a coach, facilitator, teacher and inspirer. I can make groups "sing." (Sometimes literally).

My current focus is improving the performance of top leadership teams and Boards of Directors through insightful facilitation and organization systems coaching. I also wonder if Agile can accelerate the mission of folks working on the effects of climate change.

For years, I have been a passionate player in the Agile Coaching 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. 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 tends toward a balance of the provocative and practical, and I like to make sure I really listen to someone's question before responding.

I have been pleased to serve the emergence of Agile Coaching as a profession. 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 hold an alphabet soup of certifications: Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB), Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC).  I am also a trained Co-Active Coach and Leader. In 2018, I am engaged as a student in an intense certification program in Integral Facilitation.

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