Our trainers

All Gladwell trainers work with our clients around the world. That is why they know better than anyone how to connect theory with practice.

Niels Groen is partner of BlinkLane and senior trainer at Gladwell Academy. He is a SPCT Candidate and holds a PhD in agile development of complex systems.

Niels has run Agile Operations programs in different organizations and is currently supporting Achmea, Vodafone/Ziggo and Essent/Innogy with the implementation of SAFe. He is the inventor of the RPE simulation that has been used within Philips, and has performed many trainings on Agile, Leading SAFe, Scrum.

Niels is certified Scaled Agile Program Consultant and SPCT Candidate, he is qualified to teach and examine for all Scaling Agile training courses: SAFe Agilist (SA), SAFe Practitioner (SP), SAFe PM/PO (SPMPO), SAFe Scrum Master (SM), SAFe PM/PO (PMPO). He is also qualified to teach and examine Agile Scrum Foundation.

Abram Janse has extensive experience with scaling Agile, interactive group trainings and Agile change management for clients worldwide in both the private and public sector.

The most prominent goal of Abram is to reduce complexity in organisations to human interactions and strengthen these. He reaches this by facilitating group interactions and individual growth supported by visualisations, serious gaming, gamification and online learning platforms. Clients most value Abram for his authentic approach with which he triggers a next step in thinking and doing. As a result, he is able to generate movement and tempo.

Abram is a certified Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC) and with that he is qualified to teach and examinate for SAFe Agilist, SAFe Practitioner, SAFe PM / PO, SAFe Scrum Master and SAFe Advanced Scrum Master.

Renate Cremer her interest in human behavior, learning and growth is to be found in her background as labor and organization psychologist with a specialization in Training and Development. Earlier in her career, as a HR Business Partner, she was involved in HR processes and innovation. These experiences help her understand complex organizational structures and environments.

Her knowledge in human interaction and behavior helps Renate to create a learning path with groups. She believes in the human potential and is a believer of ‘a life full of learning’. She is actively involved in development and facilitation of the Train the Agile trainer and Train the Agile coach.

Renate is a certified Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC) and therefore authorized to teach and examine the following Scaled Agile courses: SAFe Agilist (SA), SAFe Practitioner (SP), SAFe PM / PO (SPMPO), SAFe Scrum Master ( SM).