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Ryan Behrman

Ryan is an enterprise agility facilitator, coach, trainer and management consultant. He works with groups, teams, managers and leaders to navigate complexity and foster greater strategic alignment, agility, creativity, and more effective communication and teamwork. He also helps individuals to uncover their natural strengths and limiting patterns and to make decisions that align with who they are, what they have to offer and what others need from them.

He’s coached, trained and mentored hundreds of managers, coaches and facilitators in agile approaches to management, leadership, coaching and facilitation. He’s the co-designer of accredited workshops and trainings in team agility coaching, team agility facilitation, enterprise agility coaching, coaching agile transformations and lean change management. He also runs peer supervision circles for agile coaches.

Prior to coaching and facilitation Ryan spent a decade in the city of London as an e-commerce software developer and senior project manager in multi-national consulting firms. He’s coached and consulted in almost every industry including retail, supply chain, publishing, government, travel, cloud software, education, investment banking, wealth management, fintech, telco, energy and data analytics.

He holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Cape Town, an MBA from Warwick Business School and over a dozen certifications including being a trained Professional Coach (ICF), Systemic Constellator (organisational and family), Lego Serious Play facilitator, StrongSuits® trainer and Action Learning facilitator.

Patrick Verdonk

Patrick is a long time Change Agent and Facilitator, Trainer and Consultant. Over the past decades he has been actively involved in multiple reorganisations and mergers, and has trained dozens of managers, coaches and facilitators in agile and people-oriented approaches to change management. He is the co-designer of highly acclaimed industry-certified courses in enterprise agile coaching, and translator of Jason Little’s Lean Change Management book in Spanish.

Patrick is a highly experienced professional and has a proven track record of bringing teams and managers together to communicate, collaborate and adapt to change in large scale programmes and multi-stakeholder environments in industries spanning banking, retail, pharma, software development, gaming, cyber security and others.

Before going solo, Patrick worked for over 20 years as an international (The Netherlands, France, Belgium and Spain) internal consultant and change facilitator in the Telecom sector, working actively on worldwide reorganisations and mergers. He has always believed in a People Approach to change. Through training and facilitation, he helps people and teams understand how to adapt consciously and continuously to reach their aspirations through the application of Lean Change.

He holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam, an MBA from the Flanders Business School (part of the KU Leuven in Belgium) and internationally recognised certifications in Change, Agility and Agility in HR.


Ro Gorell

Ro works with her clients in a high energy and positive way to help them reframe situations and develop more productive strategies.  Working with teams she leverages ego-free coaching to develop the team’s capability to leverage their collective wisdom.

Ro is an experienced change professional, author, and coach who has held senior leadership positions in various companies within the UK and Australia.

She has worked with global organizations like Elsevier and some of Australia’s largest corporations such as BHP, ANZ, and NAB in developing their change capabilities specifically in Agile environments.

She has experience of stakeholder management, team building in hybrid environments, business improvement and mentoring leaders in both large corporate and small business enterprises.  Her change expertise focuses on agile ways of working and Lean Change. She is experienced at helping teams develop strong working practices to deliver improved results and is a Team Coaching Practitioner.

Ro is also an author of multiple books including Coaching Self-organising Teams (2021), 50 Top Tools for Coaching 5th Edition (2021), How to Create a Coaching Culture 2nd Edition (2018), and Group Coaching (2013).


Khurram Bhatti

Khurram’s work is about helping individuals, teams, and organisations to reach their goals by adapting new ways of thinking. He is an experienced Agile Coach, Facilitator, and Agile Trainer. His goal is to develop a healthy, collaborative and continuously improved culture where experimentation is encouraged and crafting a high focus is appreciated.

Khurram has more than 17 years of experience in the software industry. He has worked in Pakistan and Sweden with startups, SMEs and Enterprises, in industries spanning Telecom, Software Asset Management (SAM), Data Privacy, and Financial Services – with distributed and co-located Agile teams.

Khurram is an ORSC trained coach (ICF-ACTP) and an ICAgile Authorised Instructor for Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC). He’s a Certified Trainer for “Training from the Back of the Room practitioner course (TBR)” and an Agile Trainer (CSM® and CSPO®). Khurram holds a broad range of further certifications including ICAgile’s Agile Coaching and Enterprise Coaching tracks, ScrumAlliance’s Certified Team Coach (CTC), Certified Agile Leadership (CAL I) and Certified Scrum Professional® (CSP-SM). He’s an International Coach Federation (ICF) member.


Philip Atkinson

Philip supports senior leadership teams and general managers to become Agile in a sustainable way. 

Philip is an industry thought leader and commentator. He writes a regular Leadership and Agility Column in Pharmaceutical Marketing Journal and is part of the HCA Healthcare Communications Association Think Tank.

Philip is an accredited individual and systemic team coach and is a teaching faculty member with the AoEC, Academy of Executive Coaching. He’s qualified in the Leadership Circle Profile and uses this powerful model to support individual Leaders and their Leadership teams and whole departments. He’s experienced in Agile Transformation, Scrum, Design Thinking and Hackathons and is a PCC accredited coach with the ICF, International Coaching Federation.


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