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Michael Sahota – Catalyst & Certified Scrum Coach
Michael acts as a catalyst to help organizations get the results they want. His “we value people” approach uses open, participatory decision-making that leads to lasting results and sustained growth. He works collaboratively with leadership teams to build trust, safety, and engagement to drive success.
Michael’s background includes almost 20 years of professional and management experience in Information Technology with entrepreneurial and enterprise companies. He is one of 60 Certified Scrum Coaches worldwide. In addition to 13 Years experience with Agile, Michael is a regular speaker at international conferences and regularly delivers keynotes. He is continuously and passionately learning new ways to foster client success. Michael is a founder and organizer of the Toronto Agile Software Development Community.
Michael is a praised author on working with organizational culture, his Blog is in the Top100 of Agile Blogs worldwide.
An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture is published as a free book on InfoQ. Agile change agents will find it valuable in helping companies succeed with Agile and avoiding failure.
The book provides a set of essential thinking tools for understanding Agile adoption and transformation: how they differ and what you need to know to know to avoid being another statistic in the widespread adoption failure. In particular, you will learn how to use culture to work more effectively with your organization.
It is called a survival guide since so many people have found the concepts to be invaluable in understanding their experiences when working with Agile.
“”We thought we were hiring Michael to teach our staff how to ‘do agile’ but he taught us so much more than that. We started with an intense but stunningly effective Temenos session for the management team that was crucial to building the trust and connection we needed to truly function as a team. He facilitated a series of organizational development workshops that helped us understand and build towards a cultural and organizational context where agility can thrive and be sustained. Using a dynamic and highly engaging ‘teach by modeling’ style throughout, Michael helped us examine our team’s values, mission and ambitions, adjust our structure and move us towards an empowered model of decision-making. When we finally rolled out Scrum and Kanban training, we were well positioned to support successful adoption. Michael is a master facilitator who applied expertise, experience, compassion and courage to navigate complex problems with us and put us on the path to transformation.” - Soo Kim, Senior Director, Digital Operations, CBC
“Michael assisted our management team in ways that are quite profound. Through his coaching and workshops, Michael was able to quickly get to the heart of our struggles and opened our eyes to where we needed to focus. Michael is a true professional, understands people and is an expert at facilitation. I can honestly say that Michael has been one of the most effective influences of my entire professional career. I would highly recommend Michael for any organization who is looking for change in order to realize their potential as a high performing team.” – Sean McKaig, Senior Manager Development, CBC
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