Accredited Agile Coaches

Angel Diaz-Maroto

Angel is an experienced Agile coach who specializes in leadership development and organizational agility.

He has worked with organizations and Agile leaders in different parts of the world, including North and South America, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Angel’s leadership experience at ING Group has been noteworthy, and he has supported companies in over 40 countries.

He holds the Scrum Alliance’s highest-level certifications, including the first Spanish CST®, CEC, and the first European CALE. Angel is also a certified professional coach and has participated as a speaker at various international Agile events.

Angel is the founder of DM Agile Coaching and the creator of the LeadershipDancefloor and BRIeF Frameworks.

Alex Canizales

Alex is a Certified Team Coach (CTC) by Scrum Alliance, and an experienced international Trainer & Speaker. Alex is a change agent and strategist, that supports organizations developing resilience and co-creating an innovative, evolutionary, and sustainable path towards business agility. He also draws on 22 years of experience, 12 years of experience with Agile, spanning multiple industries, working with companies in different countries of America, Europe and Oceania. He has guided transformations at the enterprise level, driving journeys, roadmaps, scaling, operating models with a proven track record of facilitating enterprise engagements, client relationships and leading teams with a growing mindset.

Xavier Quesada

Xavier is a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach since 2009, Certified Scrum Trainer since 2011 and an ALJ (Agile Leadership Journey) guide since 2018. As Senior Partner at Agilar, Xavier consults at executive level for multinational clients, guiding leadership adoptions of enterprise and business agility. 


Xavier is a founder and former president of Agile Spain, and an active member of Agile Belgium and the international Agile community. Xavier is the author of the Visual Management Blog and co-creator of Vima (, an agile framework for business teams and personal agility.

Milos Zekovic

Milos is a versatile and passionate Agile coach who uses cognitive-behavioral coaching, agility, system thinking, and mindfulness to help individuals, teams, and organizations. With a background in various industries and roles, he specializes in agile transformations, leadership team coaching, and developing communities of practice. Milos is the first Certified Team Coach in the Balkan region and is an active contributor to the local and global Agile community, including speaking at numerous events, writing articles, and creating and empowering local communities of practice.

Javier Perez

Javier is an experienced organizational change agent with expertise in agile transformation, coaching, and training. He holds numerous certifications and accreditations, including Certified Team Coach (CTC) and Organization and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSC). Over the past decade, Javier has coached and supported over 100 agile teams in various industries, StartUps, mid-sized companies, and Fortune 500 corporations across different countries. He is passionate about developing agile coaches and working closely with leadership teams to build and acquire the necessary skills to nurture Agile organizations. He is also an active contributor to the agile community and has collaborated with Geoff Watts on his book Scrum Mastery.

Ivo Peksens

Ivo is a wholehearted Agile Coach who believes in true human connection and values like trust, curiosity and respect. With 20+ years of IT industry experience, Ivo has worked in various international companies, starting from basic technical work to becoming a Scrum Master and Agile Coach. His passion lies in transformations towards higher inclusion and collective intelligence. Ivo is also the 1st Certified Team Coach (CTC) from Scrum Alliance in the Baltics.

Gabriel Ledesma

Gabriel is an experienced software development professional with over 25 years of experience in technical, management, and executive roles. He discovered his passion for Agile/Scrum in 2008 and co-founded the Agile Community in his country in 2009. Gabriel has taught at universities for 10 years and currently teaches “Experimenting with Agile Methods” at the University of the Republic. He has also been a speaker at various regional conferences and has worked as an Agile Coach in over 20 companies to help them adopt Agile practices.

Savita Pahuja

Savita is a seasoned professional with a passion for unlocking the potential of organizations and individuals to discover better ways of working. With a wealth of experience working in both start-ups and large financial organizations, Savita is well-versed in working in distributed and multicultural environments. Her expertise lies in coaching and training organizations through agile transformations, with a focus on bringing agility to their operations. Savita’s contributions to the agile community include being a co-author of the book “Distributed Agile Framework” and being an ICAgile Certified Professional, ICAgile Team Facilitation, and ICAgile Business Value Analysis trainer. She has helped numerous organizations develop their agile capabilities, enabling them to achieve their goals and maximize their potential.

Amir Peled

Amir is an Agile Coach with more than 10 years of experience in Agile and 20 years in project management. He was the first Scrum Alliance Certified Team Coach in Eastern Europe and have volunteered for various events and initiatives, including serving on the European Gathering Team and being a mentor for Women in Agile. He has worked with organizations of various sizes and industries to adopt or improve their use of Scrum and other Agile frameworks. Amir is also the founder of the Agile Coaching and Beyond User Group in Romania.

Zuzana Zuzi Sochova

Zuzi is an experienced Agile coach with a passion for business agility, leadership development, and creating collaborative environments. 

As a coach, Zuzi is a leading expert on Agile transformations and has consulted a hundred companies globally of all sizes on various coaching engagements from the team level to helping succeed with whole enterprise agile transformations, she works with boards and leadership teams to help them embrace business agility, explore agile leadership, and change the way of working. 

As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST®) with Scrum Alliance Zuzi has already trained thousands of ScrumMasters and Product Owners.

She is a regular speaker at conferences and the author of The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay and The Agile Leader: Leveraging the Power of Influence books.

John Barratt

John is passionate about helping individuals, teams, and organisations reach their full potential. With a military background and experience coaching in various industries, John has developed a unique coaching style that combines the principles of business agility with other coaching approaches.

John specialises in helping organisations simplify and become more resilient and has a proven track record of delivering these results. He uses various tools and methods, including outcome-based coaching and systemic modelling, to help clients identify their goals and achieve measurable results.

Some of John’s recent successes include helping IAG Loyalty meet its ambitious targets during turbulent COVID times whilst reducing staff turnover, Creating an internal coaching & training capability for Maersk, saving over £50,000 a year in external support and helping Vodafone’s Secure Net product pass 20 million paid subscribers.

In his free time, John is a voracious learner and enjoys attending meetups and conferences worldwide to discover new ideas and learn from others.

Venkatesh Rajamani

Venkatesh has several years of experience delivering working software in short, feedback-driven cycles. He has helped organizations adopt agile software delivery practices, including large banking, payments, telecom, and product organizations. He started his career as a Software Engineer and spent several years as a hard-core Programmer. He has worked with large software delivery organisations like HP, IBM, Logica, Paypal, Ericsson, and RBS. He founded in 2018 to execute his mission of Humanizing Organizations. Venkatesh is fluent in 4 languages. He is based in Chennai, India and sets the overall direction for tryScrum. He is the world’s first person to hold CST®, CEC, CTC, PST, PKT, CAL-Educator, and ACS-Educator together. He loves reading books, travelling and public speaking. Venkatesh received his B.E. from Anna University in Chennai and his MBA from the University of Madras. He is a PhD scholar at the Girne American University and Metropolitan Business School.

Rickard Jones

Rickard is an Agile coach, trainer and program lead. With an Agile mindset, values, principles and practices, he has collaborated with many organisations, teams and individuals in supporting them on their complex journey to become Agile.

He goes where the value need is, having previously been an XP developer, programme manager, change manager, development manager, scrum master and transformation lead. Despite an unhealthy obsession with learning, he believes nothing beats a coaching journey of in-the-field practical experience.

Not only is Rickard one of the authors of the AgileHR Manifesto, he is also an international conference speaker and Certified Team Coach (CTC).

Bob Galen

Bob Galen is an independent Agile Coach based in Cary, NC. In this role, he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards agile ways of working. Bob has been doing that since the late 1990s, so he’s deeply experienced and operates as Agile Moose and RGalen Consulting.

Bob regularly speaks at international conferences and professional groups on agile methods and, organizational development & leadership topics.

In 2022 he published Extraordinarily Badass Agile Coaching, which has become a best seller and a strong influence in the agile coaching community. He has often been referred to as a Coach of Agile Coaches because of the breadth and depth of his experience.

Ahmed Avais

With over 14 years of experience in the Business Agility and Agile Coaching industry, Ahmed is a recognized leader in launching and sustaining high-performance teams, including executive leadership teams. He successfully led transformation and change agent teams in organizations of various sizes, from 50 to 260,000 employees. His specialties encompass a wide range of areas, including Business Agility, Organizational Development, Org Design, Change Management, Agile Frameworks and Patterns, Leadership Coaching, Product Coaching, DevOps, Mentoring and Training, Agile HR Coaching, Lean Consulting, Technical Practices, Dojos, and Governance. He now works at

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Mauricio Robles

Mauricio Robles is focused on Agile Coaching, focusing on developing and training teams from a wide variety of activities in agile best practices. Mauricio gathers 20 years of Project Management experience that starting in construction companies and moving to the technology and operations sector later in his career. Currently he is working at World Fuel Services coaching teams in Costa Rica, Mexico and the United States in the implementation of Agile practices.

Mauricio developed his skills working with a diverse group of teams under different activities such as Customer Service, Marketing, Graphic Design and IT Delivery.

Teddy Caroll

Teddy is an experienced Agile Coach, Certified Enterprise and Team Coach, and digital product strategist. With a focus on facilitating individual, team, and organizational journeys, Teddy helps create business value across people, products, and Agile teams. Through agile and relationship systems coaching, he partners with clients to drive improvements, discover breakthroughs, and envision the future while staying grounded in the present. Teddy brings 20+ years of expertise in Agile frameworks, group/team facilitation, UX strategy, and digital marketing. His diverse skill set includes facilitation, story mapping, Lean thinking, Kanban, and relationship systems intelligence, enabling him to navigate complex dynamics and foster continuous improvement.

Teddy Caroll is acertified Organizational and Relationship Coach (ORSC-C), a Scrum Alliance certified Enterprise and Team Coach (CEC/CTC), a Certified Path to Agility Practitioner, HealthRHYTHMS Facilitator

Emilia Breton-Lake

Agile professional with strength in coaching and leading business agility transformations, supporting technical, project management, and leadership teams in adopting agile practices, processes and frameworks / Scrum, XP, Kanban, that deliver strong business results.

Equally skilled in building trust and collaboration among teams, I have a successful track record of delivering business value by leading large organizational transformations and leveraging agile best practices to deliver critical projects on time and within budget.

Anja Stiedl

Anja is an accomplished Agile Coach, Trainer, and Enterprise Coach with a rich background in coaching and mentoring Agile roles.

She offers Enterprise Coaching for organizations, along with tailored mentoring programs and trainings for roles such as Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Agile Leadership, and Agile Coaches.

Anja holds various esteemed qualifications, including Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), Certified Team Coach (CTC), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC5), and ICAgile Accredited Trainer for multiple certifications.

With over 15 years of experience, Anja has been instrumental in driving Agile transformations and delivering impactful training sessions. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and has a successful track record as a freelance Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and Trainer.

Jon Spruce

An Enterprise Agile Coach with proven experience in leading successful large scale digital transformation, Agile adoption and DevOps change programmes.

Jon supports clients to help them deliver world-class solutions through organisational redesign, effective leadership coaching, and building agile capability.

Outside of the office, you can find him on a building site developing property, swimming in an extremely cold lake in Wales or in a plane working towards his Private Pilot’s Licence.

An outcome-focussed Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Agile Coach (CEC) with proven experience in leading successful large scale agile and DevOps transformation programs for clients such as Aviva, Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, and UK Government.