What People Say

No better way to start understanding what you see as you work with teams, groups, and organizations. An astonishing amount of insight in two days of interaction.

Michael Tardiff - Consultant

Pure gold!

Paul Sutton - Agile Coach
@FragileAgile

Share a lens

Esther and Don share a a lens that coaches can use to gain insights into their organizations and create small experiments that create an opportunity to learn and improve.

Ryan Ripley - Agile for Humans
Ryan Ripley & Company

Taking a systems view to complex organization problems (without going to crazy).

Paul Tevis - Coach
Appfolio

This workshop teaches a framework for change and gives you experience in using that framework to solve real problems in real organizations.

Nick Amundsen - Director, Research
Jamf Software

Instruction on tools that can be used to help teams and others throughout the organization see the big picture more clearly and how things affect the big picture.

Mariah Colero - ScrumMaster
Bio-Rad Labs

No powerpoint. Just engagement and collaboration.

Dave Cornelius - Value Delivery Leader
Bio-Rad Labs

Understand any organization

Years of research in complex fields distilled into an applicable set of principles and toolkits. This workshop will allow you to understand any organization and put in place the work to improve it.

Aldric Giacomoni - Director of Engineering
Stash Invest

Multi-faceted

Sometimes (most times) the problems we face are multi-faceted and complex. The workshop gives tools to pause & observe, analyze the system & determine what experiments you want to take.

Lynn Woody - IT Release Manager
John Deere

Very good way to become more helpful to organizations.

Michael Broome - Agile Mgmt Professional
Resultex

* So many tools to use!
* Ways to influence/work with people
* Not about Agile or Scrum 🙂

Valerie Morris - Agile Coach/Sr Program Mgr

This is an exciting, eye-opening workshop that provided creative and innovative techniques for coaching teams while assisting participants in developing their Agile network.

Kathleen Kannan

A great mix of theory and practice. Exercises use each attendee’s issues and contest, leading to real-life changes and actions which are easily begun.

Doug Kinney - Associate Director, Engineering
Best Buy

Engage in systems thinking

An opportunity to learn and experience practices and methods in systems thinking.

Jeff McKenna - Founder
Agile Action

If you have a chance to participate in Esther and Don’s workshops, do not hesitate and go for it. The style of learning throughout the workshop was amazing with its simplicity yet undoubtedly difficult to establish in such short period of time that two days gives us. The setup of the physical space not as much as the emotional comfort that their approach just emitted on its own. They have set up the emotional space for us to be as open as possible and vulnerable yet at the same time have the feeling of safety. I have not experienced that style of knowledge sharing/exchange in a long time. So much information was shared and exchanged without the feeling of material heavy session. It was all done through carefully thought out exercises that almost seemed to mask that this was learning and it didn’t feel like a torrent of data poured on my head, even that it was 😉 

Konrad Hajdukiewicz - Senior Agile Consultant
Centare

The workshop covers a series of concepts and tools that you can learn and apply to help improve your effectiveness.

Lawrence Ludlow - Director, Process
Intelliware