Expert In Agile Coaching Cohort Program ICE-AC

Starting this Autumn 2021. Apply now for European & USA Cohorts.

Adventures with Agile is delighted to present – The Expert In Agile Coaching – ICE-AC – a transformative cohort program to dramatically deepen agile coaching mastery.

Do you feel trapped by imposter syndrome? Long for the ability to deal with conflict effectively? Or wish you had the support of experienced agile coaches to guide you along the way as you experiment with new techniques and approaches with your teams?

If you said yes to any of these questions or want to take your agile coaching to the next level, this could be the program for you!

You are invited to apply for this rigorous eight-month program designed to help you thrive as an agile coach and become masters of your craft. You will discover your own coaching personality and style, resulting in exponential growth as a coach and as a human being. Apply online today if you are ready to dramatically deepen your agile coaching mastery.


The AWA Expert in Agile Coaching Cohort Program takes you on a transformational journey, growing you from the inside out. Experience exponential growth as both a coach and as a human. You’ll go from having feelings of uncertainty and self-doubt to having renewed confidence in who you are, in your strengths, your edges and your growth areas. Where you once struggled to establish trust, you will know how to skilfully and smoothly build confidence in you as coach and as leader. Where you were unable to effectively surface conflict, you will expertly leverage complex situations to unlock hidden potential within your teams.

By completing this AWA program, you will develop your capacity to really listen to others resulting in more engaged teams, leaders and stakeholders. You will no longer have to “convince” or sell to others. Where you were once afraid to be yourself in your practice, we will support you to stay in your stance and help hone who you are so that you don’t just become a better coach but a better person too.

If you are passionate about coaching teams and dream of being recognised as an expert agile coach, then this is the program for you. Over eight experiential, intensive months, you will work with an incredible community of equally advanced agile coaching peers and your expert program leaders to sharpen your agile coaching competencies and get you ready to sit before the ICAgile Expert Agile Coaching accreditation panel.


The Expert in Agile Coaching program is all about trying, testing, failing and learning. You won’t become an expert by sitting on a bench and only reading the theory. You need to get out there and do it! This program gives you that opportunity to not just learn but experiment too. We will give you quests to go out there and try with your teams, knowing that you have the full support of the cohort by your side. Over time (and with your commitment) you will sharpen your expertise and mastery in five different competencies:

You will become proficient in:

  • Professional Coaching – Skilfully establish trust with your clients and zero in on their agenda resulting in outcomes that resonate and provides a clear way to forward their goals.
  • Facilitation – Masterfully create bespoke agile practices that not only embody the agile values and mindset but are contextual to your teams’ needs. Confidently hold space for your teams to co-create, decide and move forward in meetings that engage and inspire everyone.
  • Mentoring – Confidently surface conflict and other complex situations and expertly help your teams navigate them. Masterfully differentiate between different teams’ maturity, discern what their needs are and confidently provide them with options that will help solve their challenges.
  • Training – Expertly relay new concepts and techniques in engaging ways that enables deeper understanding with learning that sticks. Refined confidence in knowing when a team needs your leadership rather than holding space for them to make their own decisions.
  • Navigating the roles – Skilfully and smoothly choose between the different roles depending on your clients’ needs ensuing effective results with your teams.

ICAgile have set an incredibly high bar to pass this certification. We know, we have been there! We will share the “secret sauce” on how to pass, what they are looking for, and ample time to practice and integrate knowledge within a feedback rich learning environment.


This transformative program includes:

  • 16 cohort calls. One call every two weeks (90 minutes)
  • Two one to one coaching sessions
  • Two assessment calls to make sure you are progressing well against ICAgile’s competencies.
  • Five half-day deep dive online residential
  • Plenty of coaching sessions with other attendees
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • ICAgile Expert in Agile Coach Certification upon successful completion of the assessment
  • European/UK call times: 5:30pm – 7:00pm (UK time)
  • US call times: 12:00pm – 13:30pm (PST)


The Expert in Agile Coaching program is for you if you are passionate about coaching, facilitating, teaching, and mentoring and love creating and building amazing agile teams. This program is designed for:

  • Scrum Masters
  • Team Leads
  • Agile Coaches
  • Consultants
  • Program Managers



20 October 2021 – UK/EU Cohort
26 January 2022 –
US Cohort

Duration: Eight months
16 cohort calls.
One call every two weeks (90 minutes)
and much more (see below)


David Lowe Learn more about this trainer
Louria Lindauer Learn more about this trainer
Rafael RibeiroLearn more about this trainer


Due to Covid-19 we are now hosting our courses ONLINE until further notice, therefore we are offering a reduced price across selected courses.



This is one of the world’s only coaching cohort programs designed specifically for the advance Certified Agile Coaching Expert track. Following successful completion of the program and passing the assessment you will be awarded the advanced designation of ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching.

Those who successfully complete this program and pass the assessment will come away with the advanced Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC) designation.



This program is for experienced agile coaches who are passionate about coaching agile teams and are committed to honing their craft and learning from others.

  • Two+ years agile coaching experience
  • Deep knowledge in agile ways of working, frameworks and practices.
  • ICP-ACC certification (get certified here)
  • ICP-ATF (needs to be completed by the end of the program)
  • Pass the initial assessment call with our team
  • Commitment – at least two-five hours each week

Interested in attending, but unsure if you qualify. Speak to a member of our team today.


  • Create a safe place with peers and mentors with whom you can grow as coach, leader and human
  • Renewed clarity in your team coach practice as both internal and/or external coach
  • Discover your identity and style as a coach through greater self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-mastery and self-authority
  • Experience exponential growth as your program leaders tweak your approach and refine your style
  • Gain tons of accountability and practice and tools
  • Grow and learn from others who are just as talented as you, if not more!
  • Benefit from extensive group work and continuous feedback loops with your cohort and program leaders
  • Enjoy greater demand for your coaching services by clients who recognise your ability to operate at a higher level
  • Befriend a life-long community of people who will be there for you long after the program has ended


UK/Europe Dates and Program Fees

  • UK Cohort start and end date – 20 October 2021 – June 2022
  • Early bird price before 22 September 2021 – £4,999 +VAT
  • Standard price to be paid if booked after 22 September 2021£5,200 +VAT

Payment Plan
We can take deposits and monthly instalments (total fees £5,600). Speak to us to find out more information about our payment plan.

US Dates and Program Fees

  • US Cohort start date – 26 January 2022
  • Early bird price before 26 December 2021 – $7,099
  • Standard price to be paid if booked after 26 December 2021 2021$7,400

Payment Plan
We can take deposits and monthly instalments (total fees $7,950). Speak to us to find out more information about our payment plan.

If you are a non-UK business please contact us before booking, on +44 203 369 1125 or, as the VAT charge may be affected.


PROGRAM TIMELINE: October 2021 to the end of May 2022

This program significantly raises the bar for Agile Coaching. Full attendance will be required to maximise your effectiveness, your capability and impact as an Agile Coach.

This transformative program includes:

  • 16 cohort calls. One call every two weeks (90 minutes)
  • 2 one to one coaching sessions
  • 2 assessment calls to make sure you are progressing well against the ICAgile competencies
  • Additional 3-day (or 5 long half-day sessions online) of experiential training during the program
  • Lots of coaching sessions with cohort members
  • Mentoring and Coaching

Please note:

  • All calls will be recorded
  • If you miss a call you will need to watch the video and complete the homework as planned
  • If you miss more than two calls you will need to pay for an additional coaching session with one of the trainers.
  • European/UK call times: 5:30pm – 7:00pm (UK time)
  • US call times: 12:00pm – 13:30pm (PST)
  • Safe Containers
  • The coaching arc
  • Staying present
  • Coaching teams
  • Dealing with difficulties
  • Mentoring
  • Be the bamboo: Agile Improv
  • Staying neutral
  • Designing facilitation
  • Teaching
  • Servant leadership
  • Dancing the X-Wing
  • Mastering intangibles
  • Agile Coach marketing
  • Neuroscience
  • Lots and lots of practice

Our program is a transformative experience underpinned by three key qualities to ensure an outstanding and high-quality service.

Universal Experience: Our thorough application process ensures that everyone in the cohort is at the same level in coaching, facilitation and mentoring and are equally skilled and like-minded. Resulting in a powerful shared learning experience featuring enriching discussions of real-world issues as they arise.

Rigorous Focus: The content of this program is not just rigorous but dense too. This means our focus is the ICE-AC certification and the ICE-AC certification only. That’s because we have a lot of ground to cover in only 8 short months and we need your focus on this content and this content alone! This ensures you stay on track and acquire all of the necessary content, skillset and experience to pass the accreditation.

Experienced International Faculty:   Our team is globally distributed with our Certified Coach Trainers based in the UK, US and Europe. All our trainers are highly experienced, qualified and provide consistent, effective approach. This means you will benefit not just from their knowledge, expertise and years of experience but from diversity of thought and background too. They are focused on results. Our training makes a difference.

For a full list of reasons to train with AWA, you can see our founder and CEO provide 15 reasons to work with AWA as your training provider.

  • Open mind and curiosity
  • An active team with whom you can practice what you learn on the program
  • Enough time to attend all of the modules and complete homework
  • Complete the assignment work and attend all calls and residential
  • Complete a personal journey detailing your growth as a coach
  • Complete a case-study of your work with your team
  • Record a training and facilitation session
  • Contribute to discussions on the cohort Slack team
  • Give and receive feedback on personal and professional development
  • Attend a 3-hour assessment with ICAgile Experts to assess you and the work you have completed during the program

You will also need to:

  • Have a good internet connection
  • Have a webcam that is turned on
  • Be able to use Slack and Zoom (at least 10 Mbps download/upload)
  • Be in a quiet space where you can speak freely
  • One person, one device

We also recommend (although not essential)

  • Two monitors
  • Space to move around the room


David Lowe


David is a business coach and trainer who believes that everyone has the right to improve their work and personal life, so divides his time between coaching and training individuals, teams and organisations. He has worked with all types of companies (from start-ups to established organisations) in a range of industries (including automotive, finance, fashion, government, hotels, recruitment, travel).

He has a Postgraduate Certificate in Business & Personal Coaching from Chester University, is a PCC with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and has a wealth of agile-related qualifications. David is heavily involved in the Agile and Lean communities, co-foundering the London Agile Discussion Group, Agile on the Bench and London Lean Coffee.

David is the author of Scrum 101: The most frequently asked questions about Agile with Scrum and The Innovation Revelation: A story about how to satisfy customer needs



After working as a Software Developer for 11 years, Rafa Ribeiro realised that despite the knowledge he had about machines and computers, he lacked skills to empower and support other people. With the challenge of creating his own company, he felt the need to start a learning journey into the realms of Psychology, Expressive Arts and Professional Coaching.

As a result of this mixture, Rafa currently works as an Agile Coach and Professional Coach with organisations, teams, and individuals, helping them discover and becoming aware of their goals, reflecting their behaviours and supporting their growth. He has a range of deep experience working with co-located, distributed and full remote teams, as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach or Enterprise Agile Coach.

Louria Lindauer


For the past 25 years, Louria has empowered and co-created “People First Environments”, where talents are celebrated and voices matter.  As an international Executive Agile & Leadership Coach she utilizes her mastery of coaching, emotional intelligence, facilitation, teaching and mentoring to breathe life into ‘just surviving’ organizations to thriving. She is known to say, “It’s not if you will fall down, but when you do fall down; then How YOU Recovery?!”  Therefore, we love who we are, what we do and do what we love!

Louria has lived every role in an agile organization from software engineer to organizational agility enterprise coaching and strategy. In her own company, SuccessAgility, she has worked with hundreds of organizations and Agilists where they have elevated not only their skill set and are now the leaders that others want to be and foster collaboration and sustainable change and growth.


Welcome to the Expert In Agile Coaching Cohort application. The first step in the process is to complete our online application (below) which includes basic information and some essay questions.

Upon receipt of your application, we will set up a brief coaching assessment call with one of our program leads to get to know one another and determine if this is a fit for you. Once your application is approved, our Sales Manager will send you an invoice and work with you to make your deposit payment.


Please read our terms and conditions for bookings.

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