Chris Stone is the Managing Partner of Virtually Agile and otherwise known as The Virtual Agile Coach, a speaker, podcaster, blogger and Enterprise Agile Coach. He is passionate about continuous improvement, retrospectives, making time for fun in the workplace and being human centric. For over a decade he’s been fostering an environment for success of high-performing teams and organizations through the use of the agility, working across a wide range of industries and with some of the largest organizations in the world, as well as with smaller, more lean enterprises.

As The Virtual Agile coach, he intends to enable frictionless innovation, regardless of location. He’s therefore a firm believer in enabling agility whilst working virtually.

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  • Chris is an excellent agile trainer and an empathetic and extremely effective coach. Most importantly, he created a safe environment for us to speak up by being a person ‘safe’ to talk to – even frankly with fears and concerns.
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    Ginta Lescinskaite

    Senior Product Manager

    Rank Interactive

    Geoff is the founder of Agile Mastery Institute and author of the Agile Mastery Series

    I’m Geoff Watts and I’m the UK’s leading agile leadership coach.

    I help people go from good to great through a combination of teaching, coaching and mentoring. I support the growth of ORGANIC Leadership and a self-managing and resilient culture within an organisation. I work with individuals and teams to identify, bring into balance and then build up their unique skills and characteristics to become more effective, self-aware and effective.
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    Geoff's Testimonials

    • "No powerpoint slides in sight. Geoff teaches through a subtle mix of anecdotally-explained theory and experience. He meets every individual where they are and is in it for the long-term, not just the days in the classroom."
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      Ian Harrison

      Agile Centre of Expertise Lead

      Direct Line Group

    • "I wanted my team to benefit from Geoff's experience and he created an amazing training that met our needs and addressed our daily frustrations as the Product team. It benefited everyone from day one, he focused on both hard and soft skills. His 1-2-1 coaching sessions helped me massively in what I've achieved professionally in the last couple of years. He's open to challenging your thinking and also taking the steps with you, you always feel his support. I would highly recommend Geoff's courses and coaching sessions to anyone that wants to take their career to the next level."
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      Lead Product Manager

      Octopus Investments

    • I have had the pleasure of working with Geoff and seldom have I met so much ability in one man.
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      Kim Leskovsky

      CEO

      Iterate AS

    • “Geoff's training was spot-on. His interactions with the Board were respectful and challenging, and he covered lots of ground whilst adapting to the emerging conversations and context, delivering a highly personalised and engaging day with its fair share of Eureka moments.”
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      Claire Tunstall

      Agile Coach

      Cambridge University Press

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      Who is Frankie?

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      Frankie is an experienced agile practitioner who strongly believes in the importance of having a mentor to achieve the highest levels of Mastery.

      Agile concepts often look deceptively simple. It’s only when put in practice that they reveal their true complexity. That’s where the presence of a mentor can help spot mistakes and accelerate a deeper understanding.

      Frankie has experience of mentoring agile practitioners at all levels: from Scrum Masters in their first experience of supporting teams to coaching squads of a dozen professionals as the lead of an agile transformation for a department of 700+ people.

      He has recently started combining mentoring with coaching and training leveraging the Scrum Mastery and Product Mastery Pathways.

      In 2019 Frankie discovered the magic of Visual Thinking and since then he has made visualization a foundational aspect of his facilitation & coaching work. He believes that the use of visual techniques can help drive engagement and ensure alignment on topics that are often very abstract and so very prone to be misunderstood or overlooked.

      As a nice side effect his sessions are always imbued with fun.

      Frankie's Testimonials

      • "Francesco finds a way to see the best in everyone and motivates them to bring the best version of themselves to their professional and personal relationships."
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        Kevin Glynn

        Chief Technology Officer

        Marsh McLennan

      • "Francesco is an awesome coach and mentor. He has helped me through my agile journey, inspired and encouraged me and helped me navigate challenges With ideas I wouldn’t have thought about. Full of ideas, tools and inspiration and amazing with visual story telling and empowering and encouraging people. A fantastic coach and a fantastic person. Would recommend Francesco as an awesome agile coach who really knows his stuff."
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        Becca Francis

        Agile Coach

        E.ON

        Robin looks to put the ‘fun’ into addressing and removing ‘dys-fun-ctions’ through the use of creative tools, techniques and analogies. He is now taking this a step further by delivering Scrum Master training with LEGO as a medium for learning, helping to create the building blocks of skills and knowledge in those that attend his courses.

        Robin began his Agile journey as a Product Owner in 2011 with zero knowledge of Agile or Scrum. This role proved to be pivotal in his career, setting him off in a new direction. After experiencing a new approach to getting work ‘done’, he did not look back embracing a new way of working. Now he wants to help and guide you on your journey.

        Robin is an experienced Agile Coach and Scrum Master. He has worked with a variety of organisations across multiple sectors helping them to visualise current processes and practices, identify areas for continuous improvement and deliver agile training, which has led to him delivering Scrum Master training with LEGO.

        Robin is passionate about supporting individuals, teams and organisations on their Agile journey and is now supporting the growth of Scrum Masters through the Scrum Mastery Pathway. But that’s not the only Agile training that Robin offers, he also supports the development of Product Owners through the Product Mastery Pathway.

        Robin is the CEO of Enigma Consulting and Solutions

        Testimonials

        • The Explorer workshop was an engaging training course, with open discussions, exercises and self-reflection time. I have come away wanting to adapt and incorporate some of these into my ways of working with my Scrum Team. It was much better than typical classroom training.
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          Sara P

        • The opportunity to engage in ten further fortnightly follow-up sessions with our cohort provided a valuable forum to discuss the real-life experiences and challenges of fulfilling the Scum Master role, far beyond what can be covered in a few days of intensive training. I welcomed the advice and guidance of our facilitator and guide Robin, and the willingness of the group to dig-into their Sprint-to-Sprint experiences.
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          Stuart S

        • "Robin is an empathetic trainer with tonnes of experience and knowledge. Through his creative, enthusiastic, and down to earth approach, Robin has helped me to better understand complex problems, and enabled me to succeed in my role as a Scrum Master”
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          Lukasz M

          Agile Coach

        • "Robin is an excellent trainer and coach. His knowledge and expertise is un-matched but what sets him apart is the respect and compassion with which he works with others. It feels great to work with someone who can empathise with us and empower us with knowledge that helps us excel in our role as SM. Plus, there's never a session with Robin where you wouldn't learn something new and fun!"
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          Agile Lead

          Inspiring change and transformation

          Deidré is an entrepreneur and agile coach with many years experience helping teams and organisations develop and grow. Hailing from South Africa and based in the UK, Deidré’s mixture of compassion and insight make her a perfect partner for organisations looking to develop their culture of servant-leadership through the Scrum Mastery Pathway.

          For over two decades, Deidré Luzmore, founder of Resilience Through Agility, has been inspiring change and transformation across industries such as UK government, telecommunications, financial services, global e-commerce, energy and automotive through the implementation of Agile practices.Her extensive experience coaching companies and teams delivering agile software and products and working in different industries, continents, environments and with other cultures, has enabled her to gain a unique perspective on business resilience and agility.

          Her thinking and core values are firmly rooted on the Agile Principles and the Agile Manifesto. She strives to:

          • Provide individuals and companies with the best tools and solutions to help create a learning culture that ensures sustainable growth for the entire company.
          • Be passionate about human relationships: considering people as unique and singular is one of our preferred Agile values with the goal of doing things together.
          • Encourage ongoing learning, which is crucial for agile coaches and those involved in change and transformation

          Deidré's Testimonials

          • "Deidré has such a wonderful facilitation style. I find her sessions light, inclusive and yet very informative. I have thoroughly enjoyed every time I have had the chance to learn from her."
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            Francesco Bianchi

            Agile Coach

            Marsh & McLennan

          • "Deidré is an incredible Scrum Master and teacher. If you are a Scrum Master then her new Scrum Mastery Pathway is for you."
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            Chantal Lailvaux

            CEO

            KimShop

            Andy is a Coach and Trainer who has focused his career on growing people and helping organizations deliver value through sustainable and trust-driven approaches.

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            His passion for Scrum has helped to bring years of practical experience to help people and organizations employ empiricism for improved decision making.

            Andy is an active coach working continuously with client’s day to day bringing real-time and real-world experiences to each class, helping students understand practical tips and techniques for benefiting from the application of the Scrum Framework. His training classes have been described as interactive, collaborative, thought-provoking, and fun. Andy has significant experience not only in Software Delivery but non-IT domains including Audit; Legal, Marketing & HR.

            Testimonials

            • "Andy provided a fascinating, engaging, thought provoking analysis of the way our team works together through some very cool techniques (that I won't spoil). I believe everyone involved was won over to more efficient, more healthy agile methodologies for our team."
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