What People Say

Adjust after you understand

Learn a process framework for analyzing a problem, the players, and the factors that describe the context. Then you can consider how you might experiment with adjusting the system after you understand it.

Eric Proegler - Director, Test Engineering
Medidata Solutions

It is very practical – not much theory. Low tempo with time for reflection (a good thing). It actually about coaching in the team and outside the team.

Martin Österberg - Agile Coach / Manager
IT-HUSET

A workshop that helps you transform your surroundings. A workshop that provides tools to improve the enterprise.

Joe Dailey - Value Delivery Leader
Bio-Rad Labs

It opened me up to new tools and techniques that I can use to improve our relationships with our clients.

Caleb Powell - Technical Director
Intelliware

Concepts & Tools

Concepts and tools for working with the rest of the organization.

Michael Wallace - Global Agile Coach
Global Financial Services Firm

A very intense two days, from which you will come away with new tools & insights you can apply in the real world to coach beyond the team.

Em Campbell-Pretty - Partner
Context Matters

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

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

Shift your organization postively

Process of learning how to engage problems in a way consistent with your values and shift your organization positively.

Jason Blosser - Assist VP of IT Services
North Dakota State University

The best workshop on interpersonal relations you’ll attend.

Chris Stead - Full Stack Developer
Hunter Industries

Super valuable if you want to understand and influence the organization you work in!

Rickard Sundin - Consultant
Citerus

Highly interactive and engaging activities followed by thought-provking conversations.

Andrew Saeman - Senior Agile Consultant
Centare

Assist effecting change

The workshop offers a framework and process to assist with effecting change – in small groups, one-on-one, and at an organizational level – in an experiential and thought provoking way.

Faye Thompson - Agile Coach
Cardinal Solutions

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

An introduction to the steps in a meaningful dance: center, enter, turn. Practice in pairs learning the routine and building anticipation of dancing to the music of your org.

Victor Bonacci - Agile Coach
Bio-Rad Labs