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Lyssa Adkins is a coach, facilitator, teacher and inspirer. She can make groups "sing." (Sometimes literally).
Her current focus is improving the performance of top leadership teams and Boards of Directors through insightful facilitation and organization systems coaching. She also wonders if Agile can accelerate the mission of folks working on the effects of climate change.
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), Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB), Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC). She is also a trained Co-Active Coach and Leader. In 2018, she is engaged as a student in an intense certification program in Integral Facilitation.