Board & Executive Advisor Gladwell Academy/Blinklane Consulting in Holland, Amsterdam

"For several years, I have accompanied large companies on their agile journey. Now I am happy to continue this journey with Gladwell Academy - and to contribute experiences as well as new ideas."

Summary of professional experience Michael was on the leadership team of Scaled Agile Inc. (provider of SAFe®), responsible for SAFe's global expansion, for 6 years. He is one of the first SAFe Fellows and certified SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) and has relevant global leadership, consulting and training experience in IT as well as in specialist departments such as HR, Sales, Marketing, Finance and Regulatory. His current focus is on consulting, mentoring and coaching of executives, transformation teams and portfolio management. In addition, it gives a limited number of Implementing SAFe and Release Train Engineer trainings.

Agility Coach Competence - Personal Strengths

Lean Agile Agile Organisation Business Agility Agility outside IT (HR, marketing, hardware, finance, regulatory, etc.)

Coaching Agile Leadership (Professional and Personnel Leadership in an Agile Environment) Consulting, mentoring and coaching of executives and Lean Agile Center of Excellence Consulting Quality and process management as well as strategic management Agile Transformation Audits and Turnaround Management

Certificates SAFe® Fellow SAFe® Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) & Scrum Master (CSM) Certified Agile HR Trainer (AHRT) Dipl.-Ing. Systemtechnik, University of Technology Buchs (Switzerland)