Introducing AWA Norge

Community meetup

About this webinar:

We are thrilled to announce the launch of AWA Norge this September and delighted to introduce the new AWA Norge team, John Inge Hervik and Siri O. Kvalø. 

Five years ago John Inge Hervik travelled to London to attend AWA’s courses in agile team coaching and enterprise agility. He immediately saw the need for this knowledge and ways of working in Norwegian working life. After talking with Simon Powers, founder and CEO of AWA UK, he brought the renowned AWA courses to Oslo and Norway. Hundreds of people have since attended these courses in Oslo. John Inge’s years of experience and passion for agile coaching, make him the perfect person to head up AWA Norge. John Inge and Siri have experienced the future of making working life better. They know what works and how to bring people along on this journey. What’s more, they are able to do this in a practical and easy to understand way.

In this webinar John Inge, Siri and Simon share their journeys, why the Agile mindset is so important and how using a coaching approach and putting people first makes all the difference. Simon Powers will also share his vision for AWA and working life globally as well as his pioneering and unique approach to people-first organisational change.

What to expect from this webinar:

  • Understand AWA’s way of working – putting people first, the Agile mindset and coaching as the underlying approach
  • Hear for yourself what makes AWA different from other Agile organisations – and why that matters for your organisation
  • Hear the inspiring journey of John Inge, Siri and Simon 
  • Be inspired to lead the change for a better working life!  
  • Live Q&A


John Inge Hervik

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John Inge Hervik is an Enterprise Agile Coach and trainer with more than 15 years experience in agile ways of working. He teaches six of AWA’s courses, and gets feedback that his enthusiasm really engages the participants and makes complicated topics accessible to everyone. 

Working with leaders and teams, he supports them in becoming more impactful and deliberately developmental in their approach, leading to better outcomes and more engagement and ownership. 

John Inge comes from a technical background with a MSc in software development, and has studied psychology and coaching. Dedicated to life-long growth and learning, he is currently undertaking ORSC-training, to further deepen his coaching approach. He has also acquired a PCC in professional coaching and holds a Postgraduate degree in Business and Personal Coaching from the University of Chester.

Siri O. Kvalø

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Siri is deeply passionate about finding solutions that enable us to work better together to solve the complex problems of the modern world. With more than ten years of experience in various roles in the communications industry, her expertise ranges from political advocacy, to communication campaigns, to crisis communications, as well as facilitating organisational processes and workshops. Her approach is holistic and strategic, resulting in better processes that provide greater value to the customer.

By education she’s an anthropologist, and is currently undertaking ORSC-training to further strengthen her knowledge and competency in coaching. She is now the CEO of AWA Norge, and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company.

Simon Powers


Simon is the founder and CEO of AWA as well as a leadership, team, and systems coach. He has over 20 years’ experience helping very large organisations to thrive in the market and become better places to work. He partners with the board of directors or senior managers to transform the way that they see themselves, each other, and their organisations. The results are better organisational design, better processes, more engaged staff, and an organisation that is customer-focused and more successful.

Simon is also an authorised trainer for ICAgile and a member of the ICAgile Expert – Enterprise Agile Coaching certification committee, and was one of the first people in the world to hold the ICAgile Expert in Enterprise Coaching certificate. He takes what he learns from his practice and work with others to create the best coaching training materials possible. The mission is to upgrade humanity and make better places to work and live.