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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.