Our mission at AWA is to make working life better, more enjoyable, and more successful. AWA is about getting results by putting people over process. We help leaders and change agents of all job roles to make working life better through better practice, better structures, and being better people.
Meet the AWA Global Team
CEO & Founder
Simon is CEO and Founder of AWA. He has over 20 years of experience in supporting organisations in their growth and in making working life better. Simon is a member of the ICAgile Expert – Enterprise Agile Coaching certification committee and he also teaches Systems Coaching and Thinking and Enterprise Agile Bootcamps.
Heather knows all there is to know about the running of AWA! She has many years of experience in building organisations and making working life better. Heather knows everything from coding websites to CRM to organisational strategy. She is responsible for AWA Global’s financial and day-to-day operations.
Charley leads the global marketing efforts of AWA. She has extensive experience in marketing, events and business development and is passionate about building a better world of work. Charley enjoys collaborating with the whole team to ensure that AWA Global is the world’s leading provider of agile training and coaching.
Gude’s background is in design, advertising, blogging and social media. She works closely with Charley and the AWA Global team, on marketing, branding and content. If you see a video or a post on AWA Global’s LinkedIn or Instagram page, there is a good chance that it was Gude who made it!
John Inge Hervik
John Inge is an Enterprise Agile Coach with more than 15 years of experience in agile working methods and organisations. He started as a developer with an interest in methodology in architectural work, and has taken further education in psychology and professional coaching (certified at PCC level from the ICF). He now works as a mentor and coach for managers, teams, agile coaches, product owners and more. In addition to holding training courses and workshops. John Inge leads AWA Norway’s coaching and coursework.
Siri O. Kvalø
Siri is passionate about creating solutions that enable people to work better together to solve the challenges we face. She is a social anthropologist from LSE and has over ten years of experience in the communications industry in various roles. She is currently also taking further education in systems coaching for organizations (ORSC – Organizational and Relationships Systems Coaching). Siri is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Oslo office and works closely with AWA Global.
David is a coach and trainer whose approach is underpinned by the belief that everyone has the right to improve their work and personal lives. He spends his time coaching and training people, teams and organisations, and has worked with a range of different companies across a number of sectors. When he is not training or coaching, David is researching a doctoral in coaching at Oxford Brookes University. He also holds a post-graduate certificate in Business & Personal Coaching from the University of Chester as well as being a certified professional coach and a certified agile coaching expert (ICF-PCC, ICE-AC, ICP-ACC and ICP-ATF).
Rafa works is an Agile and Professional Coach, helping his clients discover and become aware of their goals, reflect on their behaviours, and support their growth.
He is a design thinker, software architect, and Professional, Team, and Enterprise Certified Agile Coach (EneaCoaching, ICP-ACC, ICP-ATF, ICP-ENT, ICP-CAT, ICE-AC), as well as an ICAgile Authorised Trainer for the AWA Agile Team Coach and Agile Team Facilitator training courses. He recently became a certified Surf Instructor, making use of the ocean as a medium to unlock the instinctive, emotional, and cognitive intelligence of his clients.
Coach & Trainer
Alan Jennings is an Enterprise Agile Coach with experience leading large-scale digital transformations. He works with organisations to see where they are on their journey and helps create a pathway for them to achieve their goals.
Coach & Trainer
Evelyn Tian is an enterprise agile coach and trainer, supporting organizations with all their transformation initiatives. Evelyn’s focus is on organization transformational strategy, continuous improvement and enhancing the art and science of crafting products.
Coach & Trainer
Kevin is a leader with over two decades’ experience creating value and stewarding change toward desired results. He works to realise the mutual benefits to people, organisations, society, and the world that become possible when we work together under a positive unifying purpose.
Coach & Trainer
For the past 25 years, Louria has co-created “People First Environments”, where talents are celebrated & voices matter. As an Agile & Leadership Coach she utilises her mastery of coaching, facilitation, teaching & mentoring to transform ‘just surviving’ organisations into thriving ones.